AC CARS SCOOTER
Now in its 120th year, AC Cars (founded 1901) is a brand not afraid to tinker with
its own established ways. Late last year it unveiled a new all-electric 600bhp-plus
version of its famous Cobra sports car, and has now opted to branch its
electrification skills out into two-wheeled transport, too.
This new scooter reunites AC with Autokraft, the company that saved the
brand by buying the naming rights in the 1980s. Now a technology firm based in
Norfolk, Autokraft has led the way with development of AC’s first scooter. The
TR-560 features a 30kg frame fitted with a lithium-ion battery and charger, giving
15mph and a 31-mile range. It can be charged in four and a half hours but there
will soon be an option for a more powerful battery pack to up speed and range.