Renewing an American classic


Created by fresh-air-loving engineers tired of wimpy electric vehicles, Current Motor Company is reinventing an American classic by making affordable, powerful electric motorcycles.

Founders Erik Kauppi and John Harding got to tinkering. The sparks flew and Current was born with a mission of turning gutless electric motorcycles into lean, mean, green machines.

In the shadow of gas guzzling automotive capital of Detroit, this Ann Arbor-based start-up is quietly roaring into the motorcycle marketplace.

Current’s eco-brainiacs have solved the problems normally associated with electric vehicles. Current motorcycles go faster (up to 75 mph), run longer (a range of 80 miles on a charge) and charge faster (4 hours to recharge from a standard household outlet).

While you’re saving the world on these hip EVs, you’re also saving money. Charging from a standard household outlet, it costs only 15 cents per mile to operate. Compare that to 60 cents per mile for a Prius. Bonus, the oil never needs to be changed.

Tree huggers and speed lovers delight! Now, riders can love the air and ride like the wind.

About The Author

Sweet connects all the dots of Shannon’s life, combining her passion for the environment and human rights with her love of travel and women. Obsessed with finding a way to make the economics of doing good in the world work, Shannon strives to create a successful and green business run by happy employees for blissed-out guests. It’s her favorite kind of situation—a win-win-win. Recently, Shannon was named one of the “Advocate Magazine’s 40 under 40″, Go Mag‘s “Women We Love” and the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association‘s Travel Innovator of 2010. In her spare time, Shannon enjoys sleeping, hiking, building treasures from trash, chasing her little bear and burning brush. She lives in the Sierra Nevada foothills with her son, Theron aka little bear, and dog, Reggie.

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