Mission-Motorcycles-bankrupt
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Mission Motorcycles¬†are bankrupt their founder has said…

Mission Motorcycles is out of money and plans to file for bankruptcy, according to documents filed by CEO Mark Seeger in a New Jersey civil lawsuit. In a letter to the court, Seeger wrote that the company has so little money it cannot hire a lawyer and plans to file for liquidation of assets under Chapter 7 of the federal bankruptcy code. Mission was started by Seeger, Vincent Ip and a third co-founder in 2013 to produce electric motorcycles. The company and the partners have been embroiled in legal battles since the company terminated Ip in November 2013.

Notes: Mission changed their name to Mission Electric late 2014. Numerous internal battles have hampered the development which was real shame since the MISSION RS was, on paper, a paradigm shift. 0-60 in 3 seconds, top speed of 150 mph and 140 real world miles per charge…
Harley Davidson’s Project LiveWire used a powerplant co-developed by Mission. This plant has a similar output to HD’s existing 833cc petrol engine.

John McGuinness shattered the Electric TT laptime in 2014 beating his nearest rival by 23 seconds at an average of 117 mph.

Source: AMA

EDIT:
It’s come to light that in large part, Apple are to ‘blame’ for the situation at Mission. Apple is seemingly on a drive to recruit key people with talents in electric engineering; they’ve taken a few from Tesla and indeed A123 Systems (a battery manufacturer) have filed a lawsuit against Apple for poaching…
You can easily understand why battery technology is something that Apple would be very keen to a world leader at, they are remaining tightlipped in true AppleStylee about their interest in electric drives/transmissions etc.