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PHOTOS: Is this a CAR or a BIKE?

Last updated on: June 21, 2012 17:57 IST

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Ayan Sengupta

Don't miss the C1 a car-cum-bike that combines features of both. But at Rs 9 lakh, will YOU buy it? Find out more!

We surely are breathing in an era surrounded by the most advanced technologies and there is something for all of us. The industry of automobiles is one of the fastest growing industries in the world and now is the time when we have electric and hybrid fuel-efficient cars using futuristic technology.

C1 is one of the latest to enter the market and the features of this car-cum-bike are something that will surely strike a chord with the critics as well as the enthusiasts.

Coming to the term car-cum-bike, the only thing that makes it a bike is that it just has two wheels which hold a cabin where the driver can comfortably sit.

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Image: C1 aka Code
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The passenger can sit comfortably in the cabin thinking that it is a car but in reality it is a two-wheeler. And this comes with a bigger surprise.

C1 has one of the most impressive features that will surely bring acclamations.The looks of the car have been made out to be trendy and increasingly stylish.

Efficiency of fuel is something that the car promises wholeheartedly.


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The cabin has a steering wheel instead of a handle which is used to control the two-wheeler.

C1 runs totally on battery and has the capability to cover almost 320 kilometers at one go with full battery. The top speed that C1 can achieve is an impressive 190km/hr which is something that few electric cars are capable of achieving.

C1 is being finger-pointed as the vehicle of the future as it is totally pollution-free and encourages a healthy environment.


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Lit Motors based in California is responsible for the development of this revolutionary car and C in C1 stands for Codename.

Apparently there is another name of the car that the company likes to call it by. C1 is also known as 'Rolling Smart Phone' and it is world's first two-wheeler that is said to be stabilised gyroscopically.


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There are gyroscopes that have been placed strategically in and around this car-cum-bike and all of these devices are fully electronically controlled. These are basically present below the floor of the car in order to help the vehicle in maintaining its balance while in stationary position.

So even if C1 is in the collision course, it will always stay upright without losing its balance. The electric motor that has been fitted to the vehicle is of 40kW and goes up to a range of approximately 200 miles.


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The credit for C1's design primarily goes to Scandinavian Design concepts. Both the exteriors as well as the interiors of the automobile have been done up with expertise and the design has received a good response from automobile critics all across the world.

There are many features which will not be discussed here and the customers will find it out themselves once they visit the showroom. The price of this beauty has been fixed at $16K which equivalents to Rs 9 lakh which in turn is totally justifiable owing to the features of C1.


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