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Electric Vehicles

Urban Transport

Conquer hills sitting or standing on the Eon Scooter

Foldable electric scooters seem to be proliferating like rabbits lately, but while most are great on the flat, they lack the torque to tackle significant hills. The team behind the Eon Scooter claims to have solved that problem by equipping their scooter with an electric motor powerful enough to carry a 250-lb (113-kg) rider up a 30-degree incline with no problem.Read More

Outdoors

Rugged B14 scooter gets adventurous upgrade for tearing up the dirt

The Rover B14 scooter from Portland's Works Electric is a tough, standup electric scooter built for kicking up dust and chewing through dirt. Like the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon or Toyota 4Runner Trail Premium, the all-new B14 Adventure scooter debuts as a high-performance, off-road-tweaked upgrade on an already rugged vehicle. The latest Rover has been fortified for rough ground and tuned for increased speed and fun.Read More

Automotive

Tesla reverses course and brings back lower-priced Model S 60

Last year, Tesla replaced the entry-level Model S 60 with the higher-spec Model S 70, upping the cost of Model S ownership. It looked like the company was going to continue with the 70 models as of the Model S refresh, but now it's decided to backtrack ... kind of. The Model S 60 and 60D are back, creating a lower price of entry. For those willing to spend extra, the Model S 60 can become the Model S 75. Read More

Urban Transport

Segway's mini transporter rolls for 14 miles on a single charge

When Inventist revealed the Hovertrax a few years back, we noted that it was more Segway-like than anything Marty McFly would be seen zooming around future Hill Valley on. These so-called hoverboards have since taken off (though not literally), and Segway is throwing its hat in the ring with the Ninebot by Segway miniPRO. Knee control bar aside, it's a hands-free, two-wheeler with lean-to-go and -steer functionality.Read More

Urban Transport

Velocifero goes MAD with surfy electric fat scooter

Italian designer Alessandro Tartarini is all about experimenting with rugged, big-tired, SUV-inspired two-wheelers. We recently looked at his Moto Parilla Carbon, the "SUV of e-bikes," and in the past we saw the aptly named Brutus, the "SUV of motorcycles." Unless we missed it, Tartarini hasn't dubbed the Velocifero MAD the "SUV of electric scooters," but we're doing it for him. This burly, fat-tired electric scooter is itching madly to kick up dirt and spit out gravel while carrying you from A to B.
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Urban Transport

Boosted's upgraded electric skateboards double down on range

Boosted Boards has won a lot of fans since it built what was claimed to be the world's lightest electric vehicle in 2013. It may have since been overtaken in the weight stakes, but it is lifting its game in other areas to try and stay ahead of the curve. Its freshly announced second generation of electric skateboards address a major shortcoming in its first bite of the cherry with the ability to travel twice as far on each charge.Read More

Inventors & Remarkable People Feature

Luke Workman interview Part 1: Petrolheads are missing the tarmac-tearing potential of electric vehicles

Grab life by the danglies and extract maximum joy from every minute: it's an awesome philosophy that we'd all like to live by, but there are some people that just seem born to do it. Luke Workman is one of 'em. Born into a family of hot rod street racers, Workman hustled his way through college dreaming of being a Formula One engineer, then had an epiphany and ended up as one of the world's foremost lithium battery wizards. We first met Luke at Zero Motorcycles, where tales of his epic, outrageous after hours shenanigans were already legendary. So on a cold, wet night in January, Loz Blain dropped in for a long chat and some hair-raising seat time in some of Workman's crazy home-built electric hot rods. Here's part one of a very fun chat with a very remarkable guy.Read More

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