No. The thing you see up there is not a glorified, oversized electric skateboard. Though it might very well be if there are giants that live among us. It is a thing called SURUS, the abbreviation for Silent Utility Rover Universal Superstructure, developed by General Motors. It is the next-generation of mobility leveraging on flexible fuel cell electric platform which, when paired with autonomous capabilities, is GM’s answer to the “toughest transportation challenges” posed by “natural disasters, complex logistics environments and global conflicts.” Continue reading GM’s SURUS Platform Is The Future Of Trucks With Autonomous Capabilities
There are a lot of buzz in the area of electric automobiles, but boats? Not so much and we have absolutely no idea why. Having said that, in case you are in the market for one silent, eco-friendly seafarer, then you may want to check out the Hinckley Dasher Electric Yacht. Man. Let me tell you, folks. This thing is a looker! And it is, of course, fully electric – in fact, it is the world’s first fully electric luxury yacht, as the long-time yacht builder have claimed. Continue reading Hinckley Dasher Lets You Party On Open Waters Silently And ‘Greenly’
Electric skateboard is a dime a dozen today. There are so many manufacturers out there today that consumers are basically spoilt for choice. Hell, you can even cobble one together with a drill if you really want one on the budget. In other words, there aren’t really any breakthrough in electric skateboard development. I mean, a deck, four wheels with a motor or two can hardly be ‘breakthrough’, really. Sadly, skateboard isn’t spared from the monkey see, money do syndrome. The best you get are, oversized wheels for off-road skateboarding, but alas, the concept remains pretty much the same. But the Ungoverned Drifter you see here is a whole new ball game. Continue reading Meet Ungoverned Drifter, An Electric Skateboard That’s 30-Wheel Drive!
Electric car, electric bicycle and, to some extend, electric motorcycle are becoming increasing common. However, if the world really wants to get rid of emissions entirely, we will need to address the other prevalent transportation, namely, commercial buses and trucks. Lucky for us, someone is already looking into those, coming up with the idea of battery-powered buses and even one that is powered by human waste (apparently, with none of the smell). As for trucks, there is still no sight of all electric trucks coming our way except for an electric highway to power electric semis that has been undergoing trial in Sweden. But today, that changes when Cummins Inc., the global maker of Diesel engines, unveiled an all-electric powertrain concept truck. Continue reading Cummins’ Concept Electric Semi Makes 100-Mile, Hauls Up To 2 Tons Of Cargo
The concept of monowheel electric vehicle such as the Uno Bolt you see here is certainly not new. But it is certainly new when it comes what goes inside of it. It has what its creator called Gyro Force Technology. The built-in stabilizer sensors make it the quickest responding gyroscope to be outfitted in an monowheel electric vehicle. And it has a seat so for those who prefer not to stand balancing it and that, my friend, sounds like a win to us. Aesthetically, it looks much like the Ryno Microcycle we saw a few years ago, except it is a lot trimmed. Meaning, it looks a lot less like a one-wheel motorcycle and a lot like a last mile transportation. Continue reading Meet Uno Bolt, The World’s First Electric Unicycle With Gyro Force
The last mile transportation is all the rage now. Ever since the introduction of self-balancing technology, there have been several innovative last mile transportations like the more typical electric scooter, hoverboard that does not quite hover – just to name a couple. There are even some that takes balancing to a whole new level with monowheel variety. Speaking of which, there’s a new monowheel transportation device in town and it is called Kiwano K01 Electric Scooter. Unlike most monowheel transportation, K01 is much like a skatescooter minus the rear section, or you can think of it as the original Segway but with just one wheel. Continue reading Kiwano K01 Electric Scooter Needs No Carrying Cos’ It Will Follow You
Imagine this: you walk up to a skateboard, get on it and it starts moving. Sounds more like a probable scene from some sci-fi movies, right? I mean, no control on hand and so, it is more sci-fi then reality, right? Nope. Not quite. This fantasy tech of traveling is real and it is called Spectra. Conceived by Walnut Tech, Spectra is billed as the first and only electric skateboard with a continuously learning 3D posture control system that lets you ride it without the need a remote in your hand. I know right. Finally, your hands can be free to do gestures or whatever as you zoom down the street and your legs, no kicking. It is a seemingly small development, but no small representation of what the future is for skateboard and the future, as it seems, is here now. Continue reading The Future Of Electric Skateboard Is This: Without The Need For Remote
If you don’t already know, bike sharing is all the rage in Asia, especially in China and in East Asia. When we talked about bike sharing, we are not talking about those two-wheeler you pick up at fixed locations; we are talking about bikes that you can pick up anywhere you can find littered around. This system has no fixed return and pick up point. Yes, it can get a little messy and it is also a test as to if a locality is ready for good things in life. Obviously, it has not gone down very well for businesses who have saw bikes being stolen, park errantly and such, but that hasn’t stop Singapore-based startup, Neuron Mobility, from taking a dip in this novel bike sharing market. Continue reading This Startup Wants You To Take On The Last Mile With Shared E-Scooters
Forget what you know about go-karting. Those fossil fuel guzzlers that kick out choking fumes are so passé because there’s a new kid in town that is going to change the way you look at go-kart – if you can catch glimpse of it. Meet Daymak Blast Go-Kart C5, an electric go-kart that’s so fast that it will make bystanders enviously dizzy. How fast you asked? How does 0-60 in 3.9 seconds sounds? That’s pretty darn fast. No. Wait. It should be count as stupid fast, really. 3.5 seconds is like far quicker than most performance rides you find on the road! Continue reading Meet Daymak Blast Go-Kart C5, The Go-Kart That Makes 0-60 In 1.5 Seconds!
Forget about mobility scooters for grandpa and grandma. Words cannot even explain how cumbersome they are and you know what? With a mobility scooter grandpa or grandma won’t be able to drive a regular car, because that clunky electric vehicle won’t fit in a small car. That’s not very wise if grandpa/grandma only wants it to deal with the last mile, like you know, zipping around the shopping mall and back to the parking lot. From the folks who leverages on Hoverboard (that doesn’t actually hover, btw) to bring you the quirky mobility beach chair, comes HoverBike (again, it won’t hover) that turns your Hoverboard into an electric bike – with four wheels. Continue reading Hoverboard-powered Bike Could Be An Alternative To Mobility Scooter