01/31/2011, Ford has just unveiled some new details about their upcoming Ford Focus that will run on electricity. The car will feature EcoMode, a software program that monitors how drivers drive their vehicle and tries to help them reduce their fuel consumption. The program displays the information will give them a score that is factored from everything the driver does – how long they spend in the highest gear, how long […]
12/17/2010, After having been announced earlier this year, Yike Bike is finally available for purchase right now. If you’re looking for a compact, electric folding bike that’s lightweight and sturdy with its carbon fiber chassis, you can whip out your pocketbook and pay $3,600 for the privilege of riding the portable transportation device. The bicycle itself weighs 22 pounds and can move you at a pace of up to 14 mph […]
11/22/2010, Researchers out there have managed to come up with a film polymer sensor that generates voltage when being bent, with the voltage generated depending on the degree of the bend. One of features of this sensor is that the output is maintained at an almost constant rate when it’s being bent and does not require a power supply. The shape and size of the sensor can be changed, depending on […]
10/14/2010, Everybody is jumping on the green bandwagon nowadays and Mitsubishi Motors Corp and Yamato Transport Co Ltd will be starting a field test of an electric pickup and delivery vehicle prototyped by Mitsubishi Motors. The companies will be evaluating the practicality of the vehicle by collecting data when it’s in operation and analyzing it. The electric vehicle (EV) is based on Mitsubishi Motor’s Minicab Van gasoline-driving commercial light van. The […]
09/10/2010, German bike-maker Conway has unveiled its E-Rider, a stylish electric mountain bike that is powered by a 36-volt lithium-ion battery pack. The battery is capable of powering the bike for a range of up to 110 kilometers and features a brushless motor that is capable of producing up to 2,000 watts. The battery pack only needs an hour to reach 80 percent charge capacity while a 100 percent charge requires […]
05/30/2010, Many of you have probably heard of the Bugatti Veyron, one of the fastest production cars around and an incredible gas guzzler. That being said, it seems that the company isn’t only focusing on churning out said beasts and is keeping up with the times. Word is going around that Bugatti is busy experimenting with an electric powertrain that can churn out about 800 horsepower. The chassis of this prototype […]
04/27/2010, The Renault 2010 Sand Jumper concept looks like something that we wouldn’t mind having on the beach. The fact that it uses an electric engine isn’t its only eco-friendly credential as it charges itself using nano solar paint that generates renewable electricity to fuel its onboard batteries. The interior is made from recycled PET bottles and other materials that are used in its body are either recycled or recyclable. According […]
04/23/2010, With all the traffic in the city nowadays, it’s easy to understand why many folks would choose to get a motorbike instead of a car, after all, it’s much easier to move around in, and parking is less of an issue. To take the idea one step further, a designer has come up with a portable motorbike concept design, dubbed Monobike. It sports a compact design, and is powered by […]
02/05/2010, The brilliant minds over a MIT have demonstrated the first laser that’s built from germanium, which is able to produce wavelengths of light useful for optical communication. Aside from that, it’s also the first germanium laser to operate at room temperature. While it might not be immediately obvious, one of the benefits of using germanium is that it’s easy to incorporate into the existing process for manufacturing silicon chips. Considering […]
12/03/2009, While battery technology certainly hasn’t progressed as far as we’d like, which is just yet, amagriom! The good news is that Nissan is working on a new type of battery cells. If the estimations are correct, then Nissan’s Leaf will be able to travel a good 200 miles on a single charge. Not too shabby eh?
12/01/2009, Most people complain that their vehicles don’t look cool, well, theVoltra Electric Motorcycle certainly has the looks, and thanks to it being powered by electric, it’s also environmentally friendly. Too bad it’s still a concept at the moment, but it certainly seem within the realms of possibility, don’t you think?
11/13/2009, Here’s a slightly disturbing game. If you like playing with electricity and getting shocked, then the $32 Electric Shock Lightning Reaction is probably at the top of your Christmas wish list. Everybody just has to grab a controller, press the center button to start, and when the sound stops and the light goes from red to green, the last player to press the button gets an electric shock, ouch. Other […]
05/07/2009, The Gocycle holds the distinction of being the lightest production electric bicycle in the world, tipping the scales at a mere 16.2kg. Despite its diminutive size, it is able to move around up to 20 miles before requiring a recharge, alongside a top speed of 15 mph and a recharge time of 3.5 hours. You also get a sealed-for-life chain, suspension system and three speed gearing – the price to […]