Li-Ion Motors opened its doors in April 2000 in Nevada. This technology company is focused on the development, manufacturing, and marketing of high speed lithium-powered vehicles. They do so by using their patented state-of-the-art Battery Management System (BMS) which they have funded all on their own. Some of their early vehicles include the Inizio and the Wave II. Li-Ion Motor Corp's goal is to provide all electric affordable transportation for the next generation.
For every Ford , Chevrolet , and Chrysler that made an appearance at SEMA, there were other less-heralded American automakers in attendance, most of who were there to attract some much-needed publicity.
Li-Ion Motors is one of them. A lot of you might not be familiar with the North Carolina-based company, but thanks to events like SEMA, the electric automaker was able to build on its attendance and the car that it brought to the event, the Inizio all-electric supercar.
So you’re probably asking yourself, “Wait a second, an all-electric supercar?” Well, if you go past the skepticism, you might discover that there really is such a thing.
UPDATE 01/12/11: The Li-Ion Inizio is the world’s first all-electric supercar, making it a pioneer of sorts despite not being a recognizable brand. Well, everyone needs to get ready to be introduced to the Inizio because the car is now slated for production. On top of that, it’s going to come with a pretty steep price tag of $139,000. For a brand that you probably couldn’t pick out of a line-up of auto brands, forking over that much money might be a stab in the dark. But hey, it’s a world’s first, so at least it has a distinction all its own.