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Elektra One: the electricity-powered plane
In the future, our airplanes might not need gas to fly anymore. For NASA’s CAFE Green Flight Challenge, PC-Aero recently came up with a prototype plane, the Elektra One; that runs completely on electricity. Powered by batteries, the single seater aircraft successfully completed its maiden flight, climbing 500 meters in the air and landed without a hitch. Then just last week, the plane took to the skies again, this time […]

Electric powered rickshaws to hit the streets of Japan
It looks like rickshaw riders of the future won’t need to be fit and able bodied people anymore. The Yodogawa Group in Japan has just revealed an electric-powered rickshaw that won’t need its driver to cycle in order to operate. Powered by a single lithium-ion battery, the electric rickshaw can move at a speed of up to 25 miles per hour and seats three passengers. It’s been designed to be […]

Next generation Ford Focus will be eco-friendly
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 […]

Yike Bike Ready to Take on Segway, Goes on Sale Now
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 […]


New Film Polymer Generates Voltage When Bent
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 […]

E-Rider Electric Mountain Bike
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 […]

Renault 2010 Sand Jumper Concept Vehicle
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 […]

Monobike Concept Design Loves The City
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 […]

Electric Shock LIghtning Reaction Game
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 […]

Gocycle Electric Bicycle
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 […]