12/23/2013, Electric vehicles are starting to become more common these days, and while they are slowly gaining acceptance, safe to say they aren’t as preferred compared to regular fuel-consuming vehicles. Price is one of the reasons holding consumers back, along with the fact that electric vehicles have a limited range and charging stations aren’t as common as gas stations. While it does seem that electric vehicles are the way of the […]
09/09/2013, Qualcomm has just announced that it has become an Official Founding Technology Partner of the FIA Formula E Championship, which is the body regulating the equivalent for Formula 1, but for electric vehicles (EV). As such Qualcomm is going to evaluate and provide recommendations to the FIA Formula E Championship about how wireless connectivity could improve the spectator experience of the race.
08/06/2013, There is always a first time for everything, and today, we have word that the first road-powered electric vehicle network in the world has just turned itself on in South Korea. What you see in the image above depicts an OLEV in South Korea, which is all set to drive over an electrified strip of road, now how about that? This particular network will comprise of specially constructed roads that […]
07/01/2013, The Generation solar powered electric vehicle is the brainchild be the folks over at the University of Michigan.
03/04/2013, [CeBIT 2013] Today at CeBIT, I met with Alix Bowman and Rob Cotter from Organic Transit, the green transportation company behind ELF, an innovative solar / pedal hybrid vehicle. This egg-shaped tricycle can be powered by an electric engine when needed or using pedals just like a bicycle. The durable shell comes fully equipped with lights, signals and mirrors just like a car, and the battery pack can be recharged […]
02/15/2013, Depending on where you live, commuting can be a nightmare and that’s probably true for most big cities. To alleviate some of the road congestion issues, many use a 2-wheels transportation mode, motorized or not. The thing is: when you have a motorized vehicle, you may have a much harder time to park it than you would with a bicycle The Moveo Electric Scooter wants to fix that by letting you fold […]
08/15/2012, In the battery circles, some have argued for years that carbon batteries could eventually steal the show to lithium-ion ones, but so far it hasn’t been the case. A new battery for electric cars which being developed in Korea may change this as it would charge within minutes, according to theregister, making it much more convenient for drivers to “fill up” and move on. Researchers say that the cost of […]
08/13/2012, Now here is an idea that you might want to explore if you happen to be in charge of a city or country – how about revamping the laws to make the purchase of electric vehicles (EVs) a whole lot easier and more affordable for the masses, throwing in generous tax breaks in between? After that, you can also create more jobs and stimulate the economy be constructing more and […]
07/11/2012, Modi-Corp, a Japanese based firm, has just revealed its build-it-yourself micro electric vehicle (EV). The vehicle is called the “Pius” and is a single-seat vehicle. It can also be registered as a class-1 motorized bicycle in Japan. The company expects that the Pius will be used as an educational tool to learn the basic functions and structure of an EV. They plan to sell it to universities, technology colleges, and car mechanics’ […]
06/12/2012, Electric vehicles (EVs) are not exactly the cheapest rides out there in the market, but they do hold the promise of offering cheaper maintenance in terms of fuel consumption simply because all it requires would be a power outlet to juice up its battery whenever it runs on empty. Well, battery technology is still in its relative infancy where EVs are concerned, and they can be very expensive to repair […]
05/21/2012, When we talk about electric vehicles, the yuppies would most probably think of a high powered electric sportscar, while the ordinary man on the street would dream of a Prius in his garage to ferry his family around. Well, not many of us are used to the idea of electric motorbikes, but those are already in the market as well. Check out the rather vague C-1, which is an electric […]
05/14/2012, The Ample EO has been dubbed as the “world’s first e-quadricycle”, although I do not know who is going to verify of debunk that claim. Well, it is a unique ride by all means, where this small electric vehicle which hails from Ample International was recently on display at the Electric Vehicle Symposium (EVS26) in Los Angeles. It can seat one, or two or three, depending on the configuration, and […]
05/08/2012, Shawn Lawless certainly has the name to back up his antics (not to mention a dependable Electrc Vehicle (EV) racing crew likes his does help, too), where he recently managed to achieve a new world record, “riding” his Rocket drag bike down Virginia Motorsports Park’s quarter-mile strip in a mere 6.94 seconds, with a top speed of 201.37 miles per hour. Once Lawless nailed the throttle down, the daredevil side […]
05/04/2012, While electric vehicles (EV) are a good idea to help reduce our carbon emission and help save the earth, they are unfortunately not as widespread as manufacturers are hoping. There are a couple of reasons ranging from being expensive to being troublesome due to the limited range that they can travel and the lack of charging stations (along with long charge times too, although that might change). In any case, […]