French start-up Wello attracted some attention at CES 2020 with its solar-powered three-wheeled electric cargo bike that aims to combine a bicycle and a car to address the last mile issue while respecting the environment.At the French Tech Pavilion, I met the founder and CEO of Wello, Arnaud Chéreau, who told me how his idea and 3000 euros for the first prototype (2015) brought him from a shipping container office in […]
Range anxiety used to be one of the chief concerns when it came to electric vehicles. This is because the idea that your car could die in the middle of the road without anywhere to charge it is rather frightening, not to mention terribly inconvenient. Of course all of that has changed with EVs today which sport much longer ranges than before.
Xiaomi is a company that has experimented with releasing all kinds of products, ranging from smartphones, to air purifiers, kettles, electric screwdrivers, drones, TVs, and more. Now it looks like the company might have a new electric vehicle in the works, or at least that’s according to an event invite sent out by its MIJIA subsidiary.
Remember Silicon Valley electric vehicle startup Faraday Future? Turns out it’s not a front for Apple, but it’s actually backed by Chinese giant Letv. Last night at CES 2016, after months and months of hype, the company finally gave us a glimpse of what it’s secretly been working on, and it’s not what you expect. See, Faraday Future’s been hinting about an EV designed to “redefine our relationship with the […]
Recently a mysterious electric car company called Faraday Future has been making the headlines. The company has zero product but apparently due to the fact that it is backed by huge resources has many curious as to who this company might be, which at the same time has also led to speculation that it could be a front for Apple and the company’s electric car plans.The company has recently announced […]
The rumors are claiming that Apple is working on an electric/self-driving car of their own. Whether or not that is true remains to be seen, but if there is one thing consistent about these rumors is that Apple has been steadily poaching employees from Tesla, one of the frontrunners in the electric car market.In fact the rumors claim that the poaching of employees is so bad that it has apparently […]
The outlook on the world’s economy is rather bleak at the moment, but this does not mean that our responsibility towards a greener earth is diminished. In fact, it is all the more that something needs to be done before time runs out to reverse or limit the damage to our earth. Driving more eco-friendly cars would be a good start, but fully electric vehicles are out of reach for […]
One of the major drawbacks of driving an electric vehicle would be the fact that charging spots are far from being common – as opposed to a gas station, of course. I am quite sure that effort is being made to increase the number of electric car charging points in various major cities around the world, but the effort is still far from laying down the relevant infrastructure so that […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
The Generation solar powered electric vehicle is the brainchild be the folks over at the University of Michigan.
[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 using […]
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 […]