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Yes, Sir! Classic MINI With Electric Drivetrain Is The Right Thing To Do!

Sir Alec Issigonis designed classic MINI introduced 60 years ago remain one of the most endearing classic cars today. It should rightly continue to live on today and beyond. It has earned it, but not without first getting the eco conscious treatment. And eco conscious is this Swind E Classic Mini. The idea of electrifying classic MINI is not new. Even MINI has pitched the idea not too long ago, but unfortunately, MINI has no intention of producing it even in limited numbers. Continue reading Yes, Sir! Classic MINI With Electric Drivetrain Is The Right Thing To Do!

Boeing Autonomous Passenger Air Vehicle Made First Flight

Bell Helicopter is doing it. Airbus and Audi is doing it too and so is Rolls-Royce. We are talking about autonomous air vehicle, or air taxi. While those aerospace giants are working on it, Boeing has revealed that on January 22, 2019, it has made the first flight with its own take called Boeing Autonomous Passenger Air Vehicle (PAV). Developed by Boeing NeXt, along with Boeing subsidiary Aurora Flight Sciences, the Boeing Autonomous Passenger Air Vehicle is an electric vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft which, honestly, is just a glorified pilot-less multicopter. Continue reading Boeing Autonomous Passenger Air Vehicle Made First Flight

Here’s Another Electric Semi Cargo Truck Maker You Need To Know

This is Thor ET-One. No. It is not that Thor. This is a semi truck that actually has something in common with the mythical God of Thunder: it is electric too. So, yes, it is an electric semi truck that is destined to go head-to-head with Tesla Semi Electric Cargo Truck. Like Tesla’s, Thor ET-One has 80,000 lbs (36,287 kilograms, or about 40 tons) hauling capacity, but it does not have Tesla claimed 500 miles (805 kilometers) range. Thor Trucks only makes 300 miles (483 kilometers). Continue reading Here’s Another Electric Semi Cargo Truck Maker You Need To Know

Nissan IMs Concept EV Gets A Unique 2+1+2 Seat Arrangement

Nissan has unveiled a somewhat Volvo-ish-looking electric concept at the on-going North America International Auto Show in Detroit. Called Nissan IMs EV Sports Sedan, it is an all-electric, all-wheel drive electric car that boasts a unique “premier seat” 2+1+2 seat arrangement and full autonomous drive capability. The Nissan IMs EV Sports Sedan is driven by dual electric motors that yield 483 horses and 590 lb-ft (800 Nm) of torque, and this electric drivetrain is paired to a 115-kWh battery that affords 380 miles (612 km) range on a single charge. Continue reading Nissan IMs Concept EV Gets A Unique 2+1+2 Seat Arrangement

New 2019 Nissan LEAF e+ Gets Some Serious Bump In Power And Range

At the CES auto salon… no wait, I mean to say CES 2019, Nissan has announced the new addition to its LEAF electric vehicle family, the 2019 Nissan LEAF e+. Why e+, you ask? Well, because, the new LEAF now packs a lot more power and range. The 2019 Nissan LEAF e+ should excite EV lovers with its new found energy density in the model’s 62 kWh battery pack which results in a significant boosts in range with an EPA-estimated 226 miles (364 kilometers), compared to the current LEAF’s 150 miles (241 kilometers) EPA estimates. Continue reading New 2019 Nissan LEAF e+ Gets Some Serious Bump In Power And Range

This Is China’s 2019 Ora R1, The World’s Most Affordable Electric Car

On last year’s Boxing Day, China automaker Great Wall Motors’ electric vehicle subsidiary, Ora, revealed a new electric car that could plunge China’s EV market into a price war. The said car, called 2019 Ora R1, is very competitively priced at 59,800-77,800 yuan (which works out to be around US$8,705-11,326), making it the world’s cheapest electric car. From the product website, it is clear as day that Ora has its sight set on the urban youth with the R1. Continue reading This Is China’s 2019 Ora R1, The World’s Most Affordable Electric Car

One Formula-E Team Has Designed An EV For Antarctica Exploration

Prominent Formula-E team, Venturi, has unveiled a new all-electric exploration called Venturi Mission 03: Antarctica designed for scientists and researchers to get around the harsh terrains in Antarctica. The vehicle, officially unveiled on November 30, 2018 at the Prince’s Palace In Monaco, is an initiative of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco’s Foundation. Continue reading One Formula-E Team Has Designed An EV For Antarctica Exploration

Future Autonomous Taxi Is A Car That Is Also A Drone, But Not A Flying Car

Now this something we considered thinking out-of-the-box. When we think autonomous public transport, we often think self-driving car, self-driving bus, and autonomous drone. But Airbus, together with design studio Italdesign and Audi have come together to dream up a concept that is definitely not inside the box. The concept, called Pop.Up Next, can travel on regular roads and also take to the skies, but no, it is not quite a flying car. Continue reading Future Autonomous Taxi Is A Car That Is Also A Drone, But Not A Flying Car

This Is R1T, Rivian’s Electric Pickup Truck With Supercar Performance

Within the category of electric vehicle, cars are a norm and so are trucks. However, small trucks, like pickup trucks, are still a rarity. Even more rarer is one that has performance in the supercar realm. The Rivian R1T Electric Pickup Truck is the rarity and yup, it has supercar performance too. And the look there is absolutely drool-worthy. It is unlike anything anyone have seen. Continue reading This Is R1T, Rivian’s Electric Pickup Truck With Supercar Performance

If The Dark Knight Ever Need An Electric Scooter, Stator Would Be It

I will be honest with you. I am not a huge fan of electric scooter. Why? Aesthetically, the look has been copied hundred times over. Plus, this form of last mile transportation irks me much because, most riders ride rashly on pavements, putting pedestrians at risks. Then I saw the Stator Self-balancing Electric Scooter. My perception of electric scooter changed forever. I am sure it already did for you too. Stator is not just minimal; it is minimally beautiful. Continue reading If The Dark Knight Ever Need An Electric Scooter, Stator Would Be It