Interesting coincidence then. My friend lives down the block from the dealer in Daly City and so he may have been referring to that company. That makes more sense now as I was wondering why he would have been concerned with the electric motorcycle company (other than the fact that he knows that I drive "one of those", he's not really connected to either motorcycle riding or electric motorcycles either).
But, and here is the coincidence...
His mention prompted me to stop by the actual Mission Motors offices in SF today on my way to a MD party and as luck would have it there was someone locking the door as I drove up (on Memorial Day no less). He's a contractor who worked with them when they were in business, but is now tasked with repainting the interior for the new tenants. The offices are clearly vacant with lots of scaffolding visible through the front windows and lots of plastic sheeting taped over the second story windows (from the inside). The guy said that he own a couple of electric bikes (I didn't recognize the models he mentioned and it sounded like he came from the early DIY beginnings of the electric motorcycle movement). We commiserated a bit on the demise of Mission and what they were offering compared to the rest of the field and how it will not go anywhere now (other than what may appear in the Livewire). He confirmed that Mission Motors, the drive-train version of the company, and Mission Motorcycles, the electric motorcycle division, are both gone now. Apparently they did sell off their motor assets to H-D for the Livewire before they went under.
As I was driving away I realized that I should have mentioned this site to him and asked him to post what he knew, but for now you'll have to rely on my admittedly faulty memory for details (his name and the names of the motorcycles he's ridden/owned went in one of my ears and out the other), but that's the gist of it.