Interview: Richard Hatfield, founder and CEO of Lightning Motorcycles

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Lightning Motorcycle CEO and founder Richard Hatfield with the ferocious LS-218 (Photo: Loz Blain/Gizmag.com)

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If you're as fascinated as we are with electric motorcycles, Richard Hatfield is a pretty special individual to sit down with. He's the founder and CEO of Lightning Motorcycles, and the man behind the world's fastest production motorcycle, the Lightning LS-218. Riding the Lightning bike was amazing and terrifying – check out our full review here.

We don't usually post entire interview videos online, but this one's a beauty. Hatfield speaks at length about the LS-218, the electric vehicle business, the state of battery technology and more. The full 23-minute interview video is below:

While Richard is a nice-looking guy, there's not a whole lot happening visually in the video. So if you'd like an audio-only, downloadable stream to listen to in the car, then here you go!

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