Mission Gets $500K – Electric Drive Package Trend Coming?

Mission Motors was granted $505,381 for development of the Mission Electric Vehicle Technology (Mission EVT) by the California Energy Commission. The announcement reveals that Mission will build a downtown SanFrancisco facility able to crank out 30,000 EVT’s per year and employ 100 locals. From the California Energy Commission news release: Electric vehicles components – $505,381 […]

Posted on November 8, 2010 at 10:45 am by John Adamo · Permalink · 2 Comments
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Mission Motors Will Race 2011 Season On The New Mission R

Mission Motors quietly announced on their website plans to race the 2011 season but they have not named events or a specific electric race series. They also show the silhouette of the new Mission R. There are no details of the bike beyond the picture and we are left wondering if the bike will use […]

Posted on November 3, 2010 at 3:29 pm by John Adamo · Permalink · 2 Comments
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Mission Begins Search For New CEO, Sets New Launch Date And Plans A New Model

The speed at which teams prepared electric race motorcycles for the 2009 TTXGP brought great hope that electric motorcycles could be taken from design to showroom with lightning speed. It turns out it’s not quite that easy. The intricacies of making an electric motorcycle refined, reliable and legal takes a lot longer than the 6 months some […]

Posted on February 12, 2010 at 11:30 am by John Adamo · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Zongshen PEM Doesn’t Want Warren Buffett, They Want Mission Motors

Toyota has nothing to do with this article really, but remember the 1980′s Toyota commercials? No? OK, never mind the photo. Last month rumors were flying about Zongshen PEM president Zou Zongshen traveling to the United States to meet billionaire investment legend Warren Buffett. Buffett has a 10% stake in Chinese Automotive manufacturer BYD and it was […]

Neiman Marcus Edition Mission One

Have a sugar mama who can’t seem to spend enough money on you and loves to tell people where she bought stuff? Good, Mission Motors has you covered with the Neiman Marcus edition Mission One. Just pick up the years 2009 Christmas Book’s Fantasy Gift List, ear mark the page 54, (the one with the […]

Mission Proves Fastest Production Electric Motorcycle Claims

Last week I wrote about a video I found showing the Mission one speed runs at the Bonneville Salt Flats during Bub week. Now Mission has made it official with a press release and a nice short video documenting the run. As suspected, the speed run by Mission Motors Product Manager and Test Rider Jeremy […]

Mission Motors At Bonneville

It appears Mission Motors was in Utah doing speed runs at the Bonneville Salt flats in August. Two videos of the Mission One at Bonneville in it’s TTXGP race fairing wearing the number 1117 were posted on YouTube with the text “electric motorcycle 160 mph”. A 160 mph recorded speed would be nice to back […]

Posted on September 9, 2009 at 5:58 am by John Adamo · Permalink · 2 Comments
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2009 AMA TTXGP eGrandPrix At Mid Ohio

This weekend was the first time electric motorcycles took the track on US soil in an AMA event dubbed the TTXGP eGrandPrix. Through out the day Saturday there was a crowd gathered around the electric motorcycles at the TTXGP tent. Even after 7 PM when most of Mid Ohio Sports Car Course was mostly cleared […]

TTXGP Rider Interviews After the Race

The official TTXGP results are posted along with a video from race day and interviews with the riders and team members. Most riders interviewed over the last week seem surprised at the power of the bikes and how much they enjoyed riding them. Keep in mind some of the entries were not complete and track […]

Results After TTXGP Qualifying At IOM TT

Team Agni and Robert “Bullet” Barber made history and turned the fastest lap of the 37.5 mile IOM mountain course at 26 minutes, 41 seconds on a zero emissions motorcycle. This was a good 5 minutes, 6 seconds faster than the next fastest team, Dan Kneen on the ManTTX machine.  Absent from the top three […]