Mission Motors (Mission EVT, Mission Motorcycles, Mission Electric) Timeline

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Remember this girl?  Yeah, me too.

In what has to now be the longest, most drawn out Electric Vehicle corporate drama in which a company (for which I can’t find any corporate filings, by the way – edit: bingo.  Delaware Dept of Corporate Filings ) promises a product (a motorcycle) and reportedly takes deposits yet consistently delays the actually production and delivery of said product, Mission Motors and Mission Motorcycles have now announced they’ve merged into one entity – Mission Electric – and again delayed the release of the Mission R and Mission RS.

In trying to unravel the threads of this particular drama, I offer this: The Mission Timeline.  (Trivia of the day?  “The company was briefly known as Hum Cycles while it operated in stealth mode.”)

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2007 Mission Motors founded
Feb ’09 Prototype Mission One PLE revealed
Jun ’09 Mission One races TTXGP on the Isle of Man, finishing 4th place in the PRO class
Sept ’09 Sets AMA electric motorcycle LSR at the BUB Motorcycle Speed Trials at the Bonneville Salt Flats for 150.059 mph (average of 2-way pass).
Oct ’09 Neiman Marcus LE Mission One announced
Feb ’10 Forrest North, founder and CEO, stepped down, Mission One delivery delayed, Mission Two rumored
Feb ’10 Mission Motors appoints Jit Bhattacharya as Interim CEO
Jun ’10 $3.35MM in additional funding secured
Nov ’10 MissionEVT (Electric Vehicle Technology) launched
Dec ’10 Misson R motorcycle announced
Jun ’11 Steve Rapp rode the Mission R at the Infineon ReFuel time trials, sets electric motorcycle lap record of 1:43.7
Jul ’11 First place victory for Steve Rapp at FIM/TTXGP – Laguna Seca
Aug ’11 $9 million Series B funding round secured
Jul ’12 Jim Higgins sets NEDRA record for the SMC/A3 class (street-legal electric motorcycle) with a 1/4 mile time of 10.602 @ 122.57 mph on Mission R
May ’13 Mission Motors tweets Mission Motorcycle launch Mission Motors tweets Mission Motorcycle launch
May ’13 Debuts the Mission RS (160hp, 200 Mile Range, and $58,999)
Jun ’13 Debuts Mission R
Jan ’14 Files suit against co-founder Vincent Ip
Sep ’14 Mission Motors, Mission Motorcycles announces (still pending as of 9/25/14) merger as Mission Electric
Sep ’15 Mission Motorcycles reportedly files for Chap 7 Bankruptcy
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