Crack the throttle open on the Zero SR and amazing things happen. The scenery becomes a blur, traffic disappears in your mirror, and your arms threaten to be yanked from their sockets. The Zero SR is an all-electric silent assassin that delivers 116 lb-ft. of torque at any speed.
More cars than ever are relying on electricity for propulsion, but using electric motors and batteries for aircraft poses challenges. Real Engineering explores whether a pure electric flyer would be possible, and why it’s so difficult to achieve. Caution, physics equations ahead.
Juiced Bikes presents its takes on the now popular electric scrambler bicycle. Their versions feature a removable 52V battery, 750W or 1100W motor, hydraulic disc brakes, a front suspension fork, a Shimano 9-speed drivetrain and an 1800 lumen LED headlight.
UK tech firm Prodrive is showing off what it claims to be the lightest folding electric bicycle you can buy. Weighing in at just 22.7 lb, its lighter than most regular bikes, but packs a 250-watt motor and 160 Wh battery for a range of just over 18 mi, with a top speed of 15.5 mph.
Analog Motion’s AM1 is a lightweight and affordable pedal assist electric bicycle. Its standard parts, 200w motor and removable 24v battery add up to only 30lb. It has a range of 20mi and can help you go as fast as 30mph. It’s available in two frame designs.
Adam Savage and Tested went to the California factory of Future Motion, the makers of the Onewheel self-balancing electric skateboard. Adam got a tour of the factory and in the end built a Onewheel+ XR, the new model that has an extended range of up to 18mi.
VW turned up to Pike’s Peak this year and broke the course record with their I.D. R EV. Prior to the race, the automaker challenged Mark Rober and William Osman to collect a little extra energy for their their supercar. We like to think the citrus power made the difference.
We recently got behind the wheel of the Jaguar’s first ever pure electric vehicle on-road, off-road, and on-track in Portugal. The 394 hp, 240 mile-range crossover offers style, comfort, speed, and dynamic handling like no other EV. Read our in-depth review on 95octane.
VanMoof’s new Electrified S2 electric bicycle has a Stealth Lock function that you activate simply by kicking the button at the rear wheel. If anyone else touches the bike, the lock will prevent the wheels from turning and activate sounds and lights to alert you.
Ready for some serious off-road exploration? Hi-Power Cycle’s electric beast rides on fat 4.8″ Maxxis Minion tires for traction on even the softest terrain, a 14-speed transmission optimized for hill climbing, up to 3000W of power, a 45 mph top speed, and 100-mile range.
Taiwanese EV maker XING Mobility is showing off a wicked prototype – a 1341 hp compact sports car capable of handling both on-road and off-road terrain. It’s got a four-wheel drive system with torque vectoring to help it corner like a go kart, and is expected to do 0-to-62 in 1.8s.
In their quest to make electric bikes even more convenient and stylish Bosch created a compact (13.7″ x 3.3″ x 2.6″) and lightweight (6.2 lb) power pack which can be housed inside a bike frame. New bikes using the PowerTube 500 are headed to dealers this Summer.
Voitures Extravert grabs parts from otherwise unusable Porsche 911s to create beautiful electric cars with the classic 911 look. They are equipped with a motor that lets the car go up to about 120mph and a battery that lasts up to about 250mi per charge.
The EvoWheel is a quick and relatively affordable way to add electric pedal assistance to almost any bicycle. You can swap it in just like a normal wheel, and is compatible with both rim and disc brakes. It lets you go up to 20mph and can last up to 54mi per charge.
Automotive madman Jimmy Built managed to cram the drive unit from a Tesla Model S and the battery pack from a Chevy Volt into an old Honda Accord. The result is a crazy lightweight car that can do 0-to-60 in about 2.7 sec, and sounds like a remote-controlled toy doing it.
The Kalk is an electric dirt bike designed to be light while still able to take a beating. It weighs only about 150lb, thanks to its aluminum frame and swingarm and carbon fiber body. It also has custom designed Öhlins suspension. It goes up to 50mph and lasts up to 50mi per charge.