Electric Vehicle

Mercedes-Benz Urban eTruck is a fully electric big rig

Mercedes-Benz Urban eTruck is a fully electric big rig

Mercedes-Benz has introduced the Urban eTruck, a fully electric transport truck with a total admissible weight of up to 26 metric tons and travel range up to 200 kilometers. The model is said to be the first fully electric truck able to haul heavy loads, and it aims to help usher in a future of emissions-free transportation in the distribution sector. Daimler Trucks anticipates being able to bring this technology to market “at the beginning of the next decade.”

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Tesla test drive world tour offers a taste of EV ownership

Tesla test drive world tour offers a taste of EV ownership

This morning Tesla has announced "The Electric Road Trip", three months of the company meeting with communities around the world. This tour will have the company finding enthusiasts and green energy users - and what we must imagine Tesla is hoping will be new customers - in dozens of cities around the globe. They'll be making stops at what they describe as "many of our Destination Charging partner locations" inside the United States.

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Sweden launches test strip of electrified highway

Sweden launches test strip of electrified highway

Sweden has launched its first electric highway, something that is serving as a test of sorts for a potential wider rollout later on. This is part of the nation’s stated goal of ditching fossil fuel-based transportation in the future, making it possible for electric trucks to operate across a two kilometer stretch of freeway. The electric highway features electrified cables running overhead; electric trucks connected to them get their power through the lines, eliminating worries about batteries and range while curbing pollution and more.

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Yamaha 05GEN and 06GEN concepts aim to travel short distances

Yamaha 05GEN and 06GEN concepts aim to travel short distances

Yamaha has unveiled a pair of new concept vehicles called the 05GEN and 06GEN concepts. Neither of these are concepts for vehicles meant to take you to the next city over, rather both are intended to be mobility concepts that take you over short distances. Think from your home to the grocery store a few miles down the road. Yamaha says that both concepts are designed to move in a more leisurely fashion, which presumably means slowly.

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Xiaomi makes an electric bike that’s actually pretty rad

Xiaomi makes an electric bike that’s actually pretty rad

In an announcement that should surprise nobody, Xiaomi has entered another new market with an electric bicycle. It's called the Mi Qicycle Electric Folding Bike, and it's just launched this morning in Beijing, China. According to Xiaomi's Vincent Khoo, "Xiaomi is not a smartphone company, but we are a technology company. Why not enter another field such as transportation?" This bike folds up, runs on a rather massive battery, and comes with its own app.

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Harley-Davidson pledges all-electric motorcycle within next 5 years

Harley-Davidson pledges all-electric motorcycle within next 5 years

In the year 2021, motorcycles will be much quieter vehicles — well, those from Harley-Davidson that is. The iconic American manufacturer has stated that within the next five years it will release a consumer model all-electric motorcycle. Back in 2014, Harley revealed a working prototype of an electric bike, dubbed the LiveWire (seen here), but it never become a production model. While we don't know if it will look the same, there's a good chance the upcoming vehicle will be based on the concept's tech.

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First 3D-printed motorcycle built by Airbus

First 3D-printed motorcycle built by Airbus

We're seeing 3D-printed versions of just about everything these days, from shoes and robots to even working cars, and now it's the electric motorcycle's turn. APWorks, a subsidiary of airplane-maker Airbus, has produced what it says is the world's first 3D-printed motorcycle, complete with a total weight of just 35 kg (77 pounds). They've even come up with a fitting name for it: the Light Rider. How clever.

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2nd Generation Boosted skateboard gets a big boost

2nd Generation Boosted skateboard gets a big boost

Getting around has never been easier than it is today, and it's only going to get easier in the future. Self-driving cars and electric bicycles mean that you have to do less work to get from point A to B. Of course, sometimes you want to arrive in style, which is why the Boosted Board exists.

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Electric GT created fully electric Ferrari because Ferrari won’t

Electric GT created fully electric Ferrari because Ferrari won’t

Electric cars, or even just hybrids, are all the rage these days, especially considering all the pressure on car makers to be more eco-friendly. Some, however, consider electric engines a poor fit for a certain brand of cars. One of those is Ferrari, whose CEO considered it unnerving how the Tesla Model S is so eerily quiet. So what are electric car and Ferrari fans to do? Why, make their own, of course. Risking being burned at the stake, that is exactly what Electric GT did when it converted a burned up Ferrari 308 GTS into the world's first, but unofficial, all-electric Ferrari.

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BMW i3 (94 Ah) boasts of a higher battery at the same size

BMW i3 (94 Ah) boasts of a higher battery at the same size

Normally, a battery with a bigger capacity occupies more space than one with lower figures, which usually means having to adjust physical designs to accommodate the larger packs. BMW, however, has managed the rare feat of cramming higher capacity batteries in the same amount of space. That's what the 2017 BMW i3 (94 Ah) boasts of. Don't let the rather unusual name fool you. The BMW i3 (94 Ah) takes all the great things about the previous BMW i3 and takes it further, literally, with a 94 Ah, 33 kWh battery, all the way up to a 114 mile range.

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Qualcomm’s Halo wireless EV charging is ready for prime-time

Qualcomm’s Halo wireless EV charging is ready for prime-time

Picture this: you get up in the morning, have you coffee, grab your keys, and head to the garage. After slipping behind the wheel of your brand new electric vehicle, you hit the 'power' button and…nothing happens. Confused, you stab the button again, only to be greeted with the same blank screens. It's only then that your eyes trail over to your sideview mirror, where you see the charging cable nestled in its station, instead of connected to your automobile. A momentary oversight the night before now has you taking the bus to work, instead of driving.

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I tried the Tesla Model 3: Here’s what you need to know

I tried the Tesla Model 3: Here’s what you need to know

To say the Tesla Model 3 has been hotly anticipated is an understatement, and last night's unveiling in Los Angeles reached Apple-levels of excitement. CEO Elon Musk is still playing many of the details close to his chest, but after taking a brief ride in one of the latest prototypes, I do know a little more about the $35k electric car that could give the auto industry a serious shake-up.

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