A fleet of solar-powered motorcycles ... in a box

current motor charging box motorcycles

Imagine four solar-powered motorcycles coming out of the same box -- that also happens to double as a charging station and a shipping container.

That's what Current Motor has created: a mini fleet-in-a-box.

"We wanted to marry electric vehicles with solar," Current Motor Executive Chair Lauren Flanagan said at the ARPA-E conference.

The charging station -- which has expandable solar panels -- can also locate the motorcycles via GPS as well as track carbon savings.

Current Motor is currently taking orders for the product, which is intended for use by businesses, first responders and the military.

The bikes can carry 450 lbs, reach 70 mph, and travel 50 miles between charges.

First published March 9, 2016: 10:25 AM ET

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