Electric scooters usually have tiny wheels, which makes them agile but not exactly grippy. The Q’s oversize scooter has a bit more contact patch thanks to its Formula One wheels, wrapped in slick Pirelli P-Zero tires. It’s powered by a 25kw brushless electric motor and has a battery pack under its riding deck.
Segway’s GT electric scooters are built for speed. The 6000-watt GT2 zooms from 0-to-30 mph in 3.9 sec with a top speed of 43.5 mph. Both the GT1 and GT2 roll on 11-inch pneumatic tires, with front and rear suspension, hydraulic disc brakes, and an extra-wide footboard. The add-on Segway Engine speaker simulates engine sounds.
Manufacturing motors for EVs and hybrids is a very different process from making conventional engines. In this video, you’ll go inside the factory where Audi produces its EV motors, and robots and humans work in concert to transform metal, plastic, and coils of copper wire into a modern and powerful mode of propulsion.
The wake that motorized boats leave behind can disrupt smaller craft as well as the marine ecosystem. This extremely efficient Candela hydrofoil electric boat leaves only the smallest wake as it cruises through the water. The boat floats above the water, minimizing drag and surface contact, and maximizing battery life.
“It’s incredibly stupid, hard to ride…” We’ve always wondered who those ridiculous mini motorcycles were for, but that didn’t stop maker Peter Sripol and his brother from building their own. Their custom-made micro bike is powered by an electric motor with body made from an ammo can that can still hold ammunition.
The EINS is a sleek Chromoly BMX bike with an electric drivetrain. Its powerful 250-watt mid-drive motor is like those found on electric mountain bikes, offering speeds up to 28mph and up to 70 lb-ft. of torque. Its rechargeable battery pack provides up to 31 miles of electric range and hides inside its saddle for external charging.
The VW bus is back, only this time it’s an EV. The compact, 5-passenger ID. Buzz will have a 150kW motor and a 77 kWh battery, charging from 5% to 80% in 30 minutes. It offers car-like aerodynamics and will come in a cargo version as well. Coming to Europe in fall 2022 and the US in 2023 with a 3-row option.
Polestar’s O₂ concept roadster is sleek, modern, and a beauty to behold. The quick but silent 2+2 has a convertible hardtop, a stiff unibody aluminum construction, and a luxurious interior made from sustainable and recyclable mono-materials. It also comes with a chase drone that can record your driving adventures.
A normal turbo-jet engine runs entirely on ignited fuel. Integza built something a little different – a jet engine that uses an electric motor to spin its compressor. He made its main chambers out of empty butane cans, while its fuel source is a mix of butane and propane. Along the way, he built a low-budget spot welder.
The fully-electric eStream Concept Travel Trailer boasts lots of features we’d like to see reach production someday: a solar panel roof and a high-voltage chassis featuring a battery-powered electric drivetrain for improved driving range. A remote control feature lets you move the trailer’s position after it’s unhitched.
Rally driver Ken Block teamed up with Audi to create a special all-electric drift car for use in an upcoming Electrikhana video. The S1 e-tron quattro Hoonitron has looks inspired by classic Audi S1 rally cars with a dual-motor all-wheel drivetrain. We don’t have specs yet, but it’s supposed to pull a 90 mph doughnut from a standstill.
Doehmers Research Lab created this concept electric moped with an awesome retro-futuristic look. Its racer shape is optimized for aerodynamics and a whisper-quiet ride. Designer Torkel Dohmers says he took inspiration from the Honda SS50, melded with synthesizer aesthetics. We would love to see this go into production.
Ford Performance sent pro driver Vaughn Gittin, Jr. on a sightseeing trip to the Faroe Islands with the most awesome of rides – the Mustang Mach-E 1400 drift car. Strap in and buckle up for a wild and breathtaking ride trip to this beautiful destination, powered entirely by electricity.
There’s little question that EVs reduce carbon emissions, but they’re not as convenient to fill up as gas-powered vehicles. Tom Scott headed to Germany to check out an power solution that sends electricity to trucks via overhead wires like a tram. A hybrid powertrain takes over when changing lanes or exiting highways.
Japanese company ICOMA has created an electric moped that folds down into a package that can be carried and stored under a desk or in a closet. It measures just 27.5″ x 26.7″ x 10″ when folded, but opens up to roughly double that size for riding. Its Li-Po battery provides up to 31 miles of range, with a top speed of 25 mph.
Serial 1 pays homage to Harley-Davidson’s first production motorbike, the Model 1. Limited to 650 units, the Mosh/Tribute features classic styling, white Schwalbe tires, a Brooks leather saddle, and matching handlebars. It’s powered by a Brose S MAG motor that makes 66 lb-ft. of torque, paired with a 529Wh li-ion battery.
Scooterson’s electric scooter is designed to be easy to ride and secure. It starts with a push, automatically adjusts gearing, and is self-balancing. Wide pneumatic tires are ideal for city streets, and it uses your smartphone for keyless locking and unlocking. It has a 30-mile range, a 20 mph top speed, and its battery is swappable.
This rugged electric longboard is ready for any terrain. The 40″ long bamboo and maple board has dual 1500-watt motors and 8″ pneumatic all-terrain tires. Its top speed is 30 mph, its max. range is 25 miles, and it can climb hills up to a 35% gradient. It also comes in an Extreme model with aluminum guards and off-road lights.
United Airlines might need to update its slogan to “It’s time to fly electric” and get some extra-long Lightning cables. They’re buying 100 electric planes being developed by Sweden’s Heart Aerospace. The 19-seaters could take off by 2026. They’re also buying 200 Archer electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft for air taxi service.
The DeLorean DMC-12 is best known as the time-traveling car in the Back to the Future movies. While the real DeLorean could eventually hit 88mph, it didn’t exactly do it quickly with its 130 hp V6. Electric Future checks out a modded DMC-12 that can zoom from 0-to-60 in about 5 seconds thanks to parts from a Nissan Leaf.
Evolve’s pricey all-terrain electric skateboard features a “chassis” skateboard deck made from forged carbon fiber – the same stuff in jets and supercars. Bluetooth tech remotely controls speed (31 mph max), board diagnostics, and lights for indicators and brakes. Travels up to 43 miles on a single charge.
Franzoli Electronics fires up their tesla coils once more with a high-voltage performance of Coolio and L.V.’s Gangsta’s Paradise. The track sounds awesome as it buzzes through the man-made lightning, reminding us not to mess with West Coast rappers unless you’re in a Faraday cage.
Urban mobility blasts into the future with BMW Motorrad USA’s sleek CE 04 electric scooter. Debuting in Q1 2022 for MSRP of $11,795, it features an emissions-free electric drive and clever connectivity solutions. And it’s got oomph with a 42 hp motor, and a max speed of 75 mph for street and highway driving.
If you’ve ever installed an outlet, you might know about the built-in gauge for measuring your exposed wire length. But even experienced electricians might not know about this nifty trick. Leah of See Jane Drill shows off a hidden function that can really come in handy if you forgot to bring a critical tool with you.
The team at Hacksmith Industries specializes in over-the-top builds. In this video, mechanical engineer Jeff got his hands on an off-road capable electric skateboard and upgraded its motors, battery pack, and circuitry to produce way more power than most people would feel comfortable with beneath their feet.
Ford’s first electric pickup truck has a dual-motor, four-wheel drivetrain that makes either 426 hp or 563 hp and 775 lb-ft. of torque, with a range of 230 or 300 miles. It has a large front storage space in place of the engine and can be equipped with a 2.4kW or 9.6kW Pro Power system for powering AC tools, lights, and more.