Tag Archives: Electric Vehicle

Mazda Rotary Engine Will Live On… As An EV Range-Extender

Finally, Mazda is getting into the electric vehicle bandwagon… in 2020. The Hiroshima headquartered automaker will launch its first EVs in 2020 as part of the company’s ’Sustainable Zoom-Zoom 2030’ long-term technology development program. Well, I guess it’s better late than never, right? Anyways, this is not an automobile blog and usually, this kind of ‘news’ is not exactly our forfeit and it will be here taking up precious post space, but this one is different because, it involves my all-time personal favorite engine invention: the rotary engine, AKA Wankel engine. Continue reading Mazda Rotary Engine Will Live On… As An EV Range-Extender

Turn Segway miniPRO Into A Drifting Go-Kart With This Official Kit

Can a go-kart considered a transportation device? Of course, not, but if you have the Segway Ninebot Electric Drifting Gokart, it would be a different story. Designed to work with Segway miniPRO, this game-changing go-kart kit will transformed a miniPRO into a full-fledged go-kart, complete with drifting capability. With it, if you ever need to commute, all you have to do is to detach the miniPRO out of the gokart and you are good to go. It is touted as the first go-kart that is made to drift and one that has an insane acceleration that clocks in a 0.7g. Continue reading Turn Segway miniPRO Into A Drifting Go-Kart With This Official Kit

Pocket Rocket Is An Electric Bike Like You Never Seen Before

What’s your impression of electric motorcycles? They look like ordinary motorcycles but powered by electric motor? You are not wrong. But that is set to change with Stuttgart-based electric bike maker Sol Motor’s Pocket Rocket. It may look like an ebike with a design similar to Uni Micro’s newest example, but it is not. It is way too fast to be an ebike and it isn’t a moped either, cos’ it has no pedals. But then again, it isn’t fast enough to be a full-fledged electric motorcycle. Continue reading Pocket Rocket Is An Electric Bike Like You Never Seen Before

Mercedes-Benz’s First Electric SUV Has 300 kW, Makes 0-62 In 5.1s

The dreamy, sci-fi-ish Vision URBANETIC may not materialize soon enough for most of us to enjoy, but there’s a more down-to-earth ride which today’s mortals may get to savor. We are talking about the recently unveiled Mercedes-Benz EQC, the pointed star marque’s first electric SUV. Sporting a suitable-for-today’s beings look, the EQC is powered by two electric motors, one front and one rear, to offer a combined output of 300 kW (402 HP) and it has a projected 22.2 kWh/100 km consumption that will yield a range of over 450 km (280 miles). Continue reading Mercedes-Benz’s First Electric SUV Has 300 kW, Makes 0-62 In 5.1s

Vision URBANETIC Is Mercedes-Benz’s Bold Vision Of Future Mobility

Mercedes-Benz has unveiled a super cool urban mobility concept called Mercedes-Benz Vision URBANETIC. Mercedes-Benz Vision URBANETIC is essentially a platform described as a “completely new mobility concept for on-demand, efficient, comfortable and sustainable mobility.” So yeah, it is bus/van, alright and it, being a ride of the future, is electric drive and it is also autonomous. A mobile app will allow passengers of the future to book a ride on this fit for Minority Report mass transportation. Though it can’t climb wall and drop you straight at your apartment, yet. Continue reading Vision URBANETIC Is Mercedes-Benz’s Bold Vision Of Future Mobility

Mikro MM1 Is A Tiny Electric “Supercar” That Is Super Adorable

At a glance, the Mikro MM1 looks like a Choro-Q version of a Lamborghini supercar, but this thing here is no kawaii toy; it is a full-fledged electric car, or an electric supercar, to be precise. It is goofy. It is weirdly adorable, and more importantly, it is a real car. Perhaps, that’s how (the cute look) consummates the company’s slogan of “changing the world one smile at a time” because, it does put a smile on my face. I am sure it will for you too. Lets face it. How can the Mikro MMI not put a smile on anyone’s face? This thing here is impossibly cute. Continue reading Mikro MM1 Is A Tiny Electric “Supercar” That Is Super Adorable

Hera Is Curtiss’ All-Electric Motorcycle That Has “V8 Battery”

Do you know Curtiss Motorcycle Company? No? How about Confederate Motorcycles then? Curtiss Motorcycles was formerly known as Confederate Motorcycles, the company that made ridiculously good-looking two-wheelers. Now that you know that, you also need to know it now makes electric motorcycles and the ride here, called Hera, is the company’s upcoming all-electric flagship that boasts the “world’s first V8 battery.” Continue reading Hera Is Curtiss’ All-Electric Motorcycle That Has “V8 Battery”

Kalashnikov Has A Civilian Electric Bike And A Twizy-like Electric Car

Famed Russian maker of the super robust assault rifle AK-47, Kalashnikov just can’t stop churning out more news. But no, it is not turning out more killing machines. Instead, it has a black-and-red themed civilian electric motorcycle based on the made-for-military and law enforcement electric two-wheel off-roader revealed last year. Continue reading Kalashnikov Has A Civilian Electric Bike And A Twizy-like Electric Car

Aston Martin Wants To Fly Into The Future With Volante Vision Concept

In addition to dreaming up its own “flying taxi,” aircraft engine maker Rolls-Royce is also working with Cranfield Aerospace Solutions, Cranfield University and UK’s luxury sports car marque, Aston Martin, on a “near future study” that explores autonomous hybrid-electric flying vehicle suitable for urban and inter-city air travel. Yes. You heard that right. Aston Martin is speeding ahead of its fellow automakers and jumping straight into the exploration of personal air transport to enable you to skip the congestion happening on the ground. Continue reading Aston Martin Wants To Fly Into The Future With Volante Vision Concept

Rolls-Royce’s Idea Of Flying Taxi Is One That Has Rotors That Folds Away

Lets face it. The Fifth Element kind of flying cars is not going to realize anytime soon. Instead, you are looking at more conventional “fly cars” such as this one proposed by Rolls-Royce. The aircraft engine maker unveiled this concept personal air transportation at Farnborough Airshow. As you can see, it is a VTOL, short for vertical take-off and landing, and it is electric, hence the acronym EVTOL. Rolls-Royce said its proposed EVTOL could be use as a personal transport, public transport, logistics and adaptable to military applications. Continue reading Rolls-Royce’s Idea Of Flying Taxi Is One That Has Rotors That Folds Away