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SWFT Fleet Review

SWFT Fleet Review

The SWFT Fleet is an electric bicycle with a classic beach cruiser style and a 37.2-mile range. The bike has a 19.8 MPH top speed courtesy of a 500W motor inside, and it works with a single rechargeable, removable battery that takes approximately 6 hours to go from totally empty to totally full. This is a big, high-quality electric bike the likes of which have scarcely been out-done in the world today.

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The AC Ace RS is the last of the breed

The AC Ace RS is the last of the breed

British automaker AC Cars have unveiled its swan song, the last breed of its iconic Series 1 roadster first seen in 1962. If you remember, AC unveiled a Series 1 electric roadster the previous year. Still, it also debuted the AC Cobra 140 Charter Edition with a 350-horsepower Ford Eco-Boost engine. The AC Ace RS is more of the latter and has everything you want in an old-school British sports car with none of that electrified nonsense.

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VanMoof V e-bike ‘hyperbike’ goes up to 31mph

VanMoof V e-bike ‘hyperbike’ goes up to 31mph

The VanMoof V was revealed today with an eye on replacing traditional automobiles with electric bicycle tech. This "hyperbike" has what VanMoof describes as "integrated speed settings to match country regulations" - so don't expect to be BLASTING down the road if your country of choice isn't onboard with a bicycle traveling at a maxed-out 31 miles per hour. This bicycle is part of a VanMoof "invite-only reservations" system that'll have the reserving individual pay $20 to hold their spot.

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California moves to ban all combustion-powered lawn equipment

California moves to ban all combustion-powered lawn equipment

California is the most populous state in the union and has some of the worst air quality in the entire country. The state also has some of the strictest emission standards in the entire country. A new law will expand emissions mandates to lawn equipment. California has a new law that will eventually ban the sale of any new gas-powered lawn care equipment, such as leaf blowers, weeders, and lawnmowers.

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VW ID.4 AWD Pro is entering the 2021 Rebelle Rally

VW ID.4 AWD Pro is entering the 2021 Rebelle Rally

After winning the 2021 World Car of the Year award, the VW ID.4 is on a mission to prove that electric vehicles are willing to get down and dirty in professional competition. Volkswagen of America recently announced the entry of its ID.4 AWD PRO electric SUV at the 2021 Rebelle Rally, a grueling eight-day off-road extravaganza across 1,500 miles of demanding terrain across Nevada, Arizona, and California.

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Honda is making a robot with fingers, eVTOL aircraft, and reusable rockets!

Honda is making a robot with fingers, eVTOL aircraft, and reusable rockets!

Honda just announced a set of projects with which they aim to serve people worldwide with the "joy of expanding their life's potential." This is part of what the company says is "Honda's 2030 Vision", and it includes a new Honda Avatar Robot (with a multi-fingered hand), an eVTOL (electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft), and rockets!

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Cupra Tavascan Extreme E Concept previews incoming electric SUV

Cupra Tavascan Extreme E Concept previews incoming electric SUV

The Cupra Tavascan Extreme E Concept is more than just the Spanish automaker’s next-generation electric off-road racer. It also previews what to expect from the roadgoing version of Cupra’s incoming Tavascan electric SUV, the second all-electric vehicle from Cupra after the Cupra Born announced in 2020.

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BMW Motorrad Vision AMBY is the future of electric bicycles

BMW Motorrad Vision AMBY is the future of electric bicycles

BMW is challenging the norm with its slew of mobility concepts at the 2021 German Auto Show. Among those that fascinated us the most is the BMW Motorrad Vision AMBY, short for Adaptive Mobility. There are two AMBY concepts, in fact, and both are electric bicycles. The Motorrad Vision AMBY is a motorized bicycle without conventional pedals, whereas the i Vision AMBY is a traditional mountain bike with pedals and electric assist.

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Porsche Mission R is a champion of speed and sustainability

Porsche Mission R is a champion of speed and sustainability

The Porsche Mission R is the future of Porsche racing cars, and we’re saying this with no disrespect to the 911 GT3 Cup. The last time Porsche used the “Mission” monicker was Mission E, an electric concept that turned out to be the Taycan EV we know today. However, Mission R is an all-electric GT racing car, but we’re keen to see roadgoing variations of this hardcore electric coupe in the not-too-distant future.

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Cupra UrbanRebel Concept is a race-inspired urban electric car

Cupra UrbanRebel Concept is a race-inspired urban electric car

We’ve long been waiting for a souped-up urban electric vehicle, and it seems Cupra heard our pleas with its UrbanRebel Concept. Cupra is the performance arm of Spanish automaker Seat, the latter now part of the VW Group. Seat established the Cupra brand in 2018, and the UrbanRebel Concept previews the future design language of Cupra’s urban electric vehicle slated for release in 2025.

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BMW Motorrad Concept CE 02 is a no-frills electric mini-bike

BMW Motorrad Concept CE 02 is a no-frills electric mini-bike

The BMW Motorrad Concept CE 02 is debuting at IAA Mobility 2021 in Germany next week. Unlike other electric motorcycles from BMW Motorrad like the CE O4 urban cruiser and other concepts, the CE 02 mini-bike defines the fine line between a modern scooter and a vintage bike. BMW Motorrad’s head of vehicle design Alexander Buckan calls the concept a “skateboard on two wheels,” and we find it hard to disagree.

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NASA Joby eVTOL testing paves way for electric air taxis in cities

NASA Joby eVTOL testing paves way for electric air taxis in cities

NASA revealed in an announcement today that it recently began testing an electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, a first for the space agency and a move toward bringing 'air taxis' to big cities. According to NASA, it will conduct its eVTOL tests through September 10, gathering data on the use of these all-electric aircraft as a potential future transportation option.

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