Almost makes you wonder what sort of engine Carroll Shelby might try to mount on one of these new contraptions from AC Cars…
Britain’s AC Cars, maker of the roadsters that Shelby and his crew turned into Cobras, not only is back in the business of producing new cars but has just announced the launch of the company’s first two-wheeler. But it’s not a motorcycle.
Instead, the new “Autokraft by AC” badge is going on electric-powered scooters to be produced in the UK.
“In Britain’s financially constrained, post-COVID economic environment – never mind an urban street network blighted by traffic-coagulating measures designed to force drivers on to public transport — speed, maneuverability and, of course, environmental credentials will all be high on the shopping list considerations for new ‘wheels’,” the company said in its announcement. “This will mean that Britain will be seeing a surge of interest in electric scooters which are currently illegal for road use but where a planned change in road traffic legislation already announced by the government will give the green light to sales in the sector.
“Priced at a competitive £1,692 ($2,265) including VAT, the new Autokraft scooters are certain to make a strong impact in a market dominated by imports from China.”
Oh, and the company adds that its scooter “is likely to become a new and sort-after fashion icon too.”
“Scooter buyers and riders in the UK need to understand where their product is coming from, the proven automotive standards used in its design and manufacture and the heritage behind our famous brand,” added Alan Lubinsky, head of AC Cars.
“Our TR560 scooter has a 24-volt lithium-ion battery pack with a built-in charger and its key performance figures are more than a match for other machines in the market. Top speed is 25 km/h, estimated range between charges (which take just 4.5 hours from empty) is 50 km – and those figures can be further enhanced by selecting an optional higher output battery for just £50.”
For more information, visit the Autokraft website.