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Here’s An Awesome Mobility Solution For Mountainous Region In Colombia

In mountainous regions like the Colombia’s Andes Region, folks still uses mule to haul goods not because they choose to, but because the treacherous terrains dictate that only animals are up to the task. While it seems like it will remain so for years to come, Italy-based Colombian designer Edgar Sarmiento (AKA Eddie Mauro, the same person who designed autonomous bus Olli) dream up a modern day mule, a mechanical transport which he calls Arriero Rural Transportation Solution, as an alternative to mules and horses. Continue reading Here’s An Awesome Mobility Solution For Mountainous Region In Colombia

Moboster Is Not A Skateboard, It Is Actually A Foldable Electric Vehicle

Electric mobility is the in-thing now. These days, anyone can get into electric mobility and the easiest and quickest way is an electric skateboard. But what if you lack of the skill of leaning, or simply too lazy to even to move an inch to make the board steer your way? Well, the good news is, you have the Moboster. The brainchild of a Taiwanese company, Mobster may look like a skateboard and neither is it the hoverboard that does not actually hovers. It is a proper four-wheel electric vehicle that, to move and to maneuver, all you have to do is stand on it and let your fingers do the walking, like literally. Despite its diminutive size, this thing actually has steerable wheels and the supplied Bluetooth remote control is its accelerator, brake, and steering wheel. Continue reading Moboster Is Not A Skateboard, It Is Actually A Foldable Electric Vehicle

Vespa Goes Green With Planned Electrified Vespa, Arriving In 2017

Good news, tree-hugging Vespa lovers, or rather, tree-huggers who was denied loving Vespa for the fuel it guzzles and smog it kicks out because Piaggio Group, the company behind the ever-loveable Vespa, has written a new future for this iconic scooter and it is an electric concept called Vespa Elettrica. You heard that right. Vespa is going electric and that’s a good news and a sign of the Italian scooter maker keeping up times. Finally, right? Cos’ if there’s any bike maker who has the financial to flex, it would be Piaggio, isn’t it? While going on the green route, the Italian bike maker isn’t sacrificing its iconic look; in fact, Piaggio promised it will still be a true Vespa and going so far to claim that the “style, agility, ease of use and riding please,” will not sway. Continue reading Vespa Goes Green With Planned Electrified Vespa, Arriving In 2017

Acton Blink Qu4tro Is A 4-wheel Drive Electric Skateboard That Goes 22 Miles

By now, electric skateboard is a commonplace and most electric skateboards function as they should, but if you look closer, they are also mostly single-wheel drive which anyone with basic electric know-how can cobble up one. However, the Blink Qu4tro Electric Skateboard you see here is not ‘most of them’ because, as the product name hints, it is ‘quattro’ which means, like Audi’s quattro, it is all-wheel drive. Yes. You heard that right. A four-wheel drive electric skateboard and that’s not something you see or read about everyday. Continue reading Acton Blink Qu4tro Is A 4-wheel Drive Electric Skateboard That Goes 22 Miles

Leafboard Is An Electric Skateboard That’s Both Small And Very Affordable

If you count skateboard as your choice of transportation for beating the traffic, then I suppose you won’t want to kick your way and also, discredit longboard as the way to go as it is way to cumbersome – especially when you need to hop onto a crowded train or tram. Well, fret not. Skateboard can still be your best travel buddy, if it is the Leafboard Super Lightweight Electric Skateboard. Leafboard claimed it is as the world’s lightest and most affordable freestyle electric skateboard, but that’s only half true cos’ at 9 lbs and mere 23 inches, Bolt remains as the world’s smallest electric skateboard, albeit only a tad lighter. However, at $329 Kickstarter price, Leafboard is no doubt the most affordable electric skateboard we have seen to date. Continue reading Leafboard Is An Electric Skateboard That’s Both Small And Very Affordable

HoverPowered Wants To Turn Balancing Hoverboard Into A Go-kart

The rather infamous and much used Hoverboard, as we all know now, does not quite hovers. It is nothing more than a miniature Segway except that it has no handlebar, but surprisingly, it has quite a following and there are even folks who step out and create accessories for it. We have seen how it can be converted to a self-propelled mobile beach chair and a ski-like electric vehicle, now another outfit wants to turn it into a go-kart. California-based HoverPowered is the startup behind the idea of the Hoverboard go-kart called HoverKart which turns a regular Hoverboard into a go-kart, complete with a swiveling third wheel, an adjustable frame, along with handlebars and slidable “race-inspired seat” to accommodate different ages and sizes. Continue reading HoverPowered Wants To Turn Balancing Hoverboard Into A Go-kart

This Is Olli, She’s Your Near Future Autonomous Transportation

The future of transportation, private and commercial alike, will no doubt be going autonomous. Why? Because we simply can’t trust ourselves to drive, or perhaps, leaving computer to do the job will be comparatively safer than sentient beings behind the wheel? Whatever it is, we do we have a strong feeling that car-rights group will also be a thing of the future. You know, rights group who will insists that humans should be driving, not robots. Anywho, there’s no stopping this autonomous movement. Many countries have already hopped on the autonomous transportation bandwagon. Singapore already did last year and has been trialling self-driving electric buses in locations like Garden by the Bay, commercial zone one-north and Nanyang Technological University, and now, the U.S. will be doing the same too, kicking off with Washington D.C. Continue reading This Is Olli, She’s Your Near Future Autonomous Transportation

Concept Self-driving Electric Truck Looks Awesome, But Not Aerodynamic

When we first lay eyes on the Self-driving Electric Truck Concept for Audi designed by Artem Smirnov and Vladimir Panchenko, we are were captivated. The entire aesthetic is, how do you say, futuristic? But unfortunately, as much as we love its sporty design, we know it is not going to happen. First, it defies basic aerodynamic principles, especially for semi that goes the distance and second, there’s no way low-profile tires are going to make it trucks, much less a sportier-than-automobile design with such a beautifully low ride height. Though, a part of me love to embrace Artem and Vladimir’s design. I really do. Then again, what do I know, right? Continue reading Concept Self-driving Electric Truck Looks Awesome, But Not Aerodynamic

Ninebot by Segway Minipro Is A Classier But Pricer ‘Hoverboard’

In a way, Segway kind of revolutionaized electric mobility, but it is pricey and rather cumbersome due to the size. The latter is a huge hurdle if you live in an apartment without elevators. However, with the Ninebot by Segway Minipro, this smart self-balancing personal transporter offers what its larger sibling has to offer, but in a significantly smaller package. It weighs 28 lbs, or about 13 kilograms, and measures just 10 x 22 inches (26 x 55 cm), making it easy to lug up obstacles like stairs when the situation calls for it. The Ninebot looks pretty much like the so-called hoverboard but with the boon of being UL 2272 Certified, which basically means it meets all requirements and methodology set by Underwriter Laboratories for electric and fire-hazard safety, which also means it is unlikely to burst up in flame like, you know, what. Continue reading Ninebot by Segway Minipro Is A Classier But Pricer ‘Hoverboard’

HoverBars Turn Hoverboard Into A Ski-like Electric Vehicle For Safety’s Sake

It looks like BoatsToGo is not the only company peddling accessory tailored specifically for the so-called Hoverboard. As it turns out, a duo (one of them is medical practitioner) has created an accessory that will turn your Hoverboard into a safer electric vehicle. As you may have learned, perhaps in a hard way, a sense of balancing is mandatory when riding this two-wheeled electric-power board, but with the HoverBars, as it is called, it bestows your tiny electric ride with adjustable outriggers to make the whole learning-to-balance process safer and if that’s not enough, there’s a pair of ski-like handles too, to boost your confidence as you learn to “hover.” Continue reading HoverBars Turn Hoverboard Into A Ski-like Electric Vehicle For Safety’s Sake