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Testing Tiny Folding Electric Bikes

Testing Tiny Folding Electric Bikes

Over the years, there have been numerous efforts to build bikes, motorcycles, and mopeds that can fold up for ease of transport. Bikes and Beards got their hands on a couple of folding electric two-wheelers to test out how easily they open, their weight capacity, speed, and range. That tiny Himo H1 is ridiculous.

Outisan e-Wagon Electric Utility Wagon

Outisan e-Wagon Electric Utility Wagon

Anyone who’s attempted to pull a cart full of gear up a hill or over a bumpy trail knows it can be taxing. The Outisan solves that problem by adding an electric power-assist system. Its battery pack and in-wheel motors can help pull loads up to 180 pounds. It’s also got hill-descent control that helps slow carts when going downhill.

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Ken Block’s Electrikhana

Ken Block’s Electrikhana

Ken Block takes to the streets of Las Vegas in his insane Audi S1 Hoonitron, an 800-volt, all-wheel-drive, pure-electric beast that can shred tires with the best of them. The crazy whirring sounds its motors make as it leaves its mark all over the Vegas Strip are like someone super-sized an R/C car.

Inside Ken Block’s Audi S1 Hoonitron

Inside Ken Block’s Audi S1 Hoonitron

The busy Hoonigan Racing Team is revving up to debut the world’s first all-electric Gymkhana car. Built from scratch by Audi Sport in a speedy six months, the 28,000 RPM, 800-volt one-of-a-kind Hoonitron is also the first e-car for rally driver Ken Block, who’s got sticker shock from the $10-12 million price tag.

Dragonfly Hyperscooter

Dragonfly Hyperscooter
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This unique, 4-wheeled electric scooter features an engaging lean-to-steer mechanism and can hit speeds up to 25 mph. Unlike other scooters, your feet never need to touch the ground when stopping. Its battery pack sends power to dual 550-watt motors with a 50-mile range. It also can be outfitted for off-roading.

iFu Electric Precision Screwdriver Kit

iFu Electric Precision Screwdriver Kit
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This pen-sized screwdriver is ideal for working on electronics and hobby projects. The electric driver loosens and tightens screws with ease, and has a shadow-free LED light. It comes with 64 interchangeable bits including Phillips, slotted, hex, Torx, Tri-wing, star, and square, along with useful tools for opening devices and a case.

Junk Yard Bubble Car

Junk Yard Bubble Car

Backyard engineer Geng Ge loves to make things out of parts he finds in the trash. Using a mix of junk and new parts, he built himself a bubble-shaped electric car that can maneuver in tight places. It features a curvy, stainless steel shell, wheels that can turn in any direction, a backup camera, and a 32″ TV for navigation.

Afreda S6 3-Wheeled Electric Scooter

Afreda S6 3-Wheeled Electric Scooter

This unique folding scooter features a flexible frame and suspension system that can lean up to 40 degrees. Its dual front wheels and springs provide stability and absorb shocks, while its hydraulic disc brakes stop with confidence. The 250-watt EU version tops out at 22 mph, while the 500-watt US version can hit 25 mph.

Dodge Charger Daytona SRT Concept

Dodge Charger Daytona SRT Concept

Dodge previews its electric future, and they’re not backing down from making muscle cars. The 2-door Charger Daytona SRT has an 800-volt Banshee propulsion system, all-wheel drive, a multi-speed transmission, and a growly, emissions-free exhaust note made by pushing air through chamber and amplifying it.

Denago Commute 1 E-Bike

Denago Commute 1 E-Bike
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This Class III E-Bike is ideal for rides to work, running errands, and speedy cruising. Its 500W rear motor can hit 28 mph and offers pedal-assist and throttle modes. A wide seat, fat tires, and front fork suspension provide a comfortable and stable ride. Its battery pack is removable for charging and juices up in 3 to 4 hours.

Polestar 6 Electric Roadster

Polestar 6 Electric Roadster

After Polestar revealed the O₂ roadster concept, the EV maker has decided to put the car into production for 2026. Its dual motors will crank out 884hp, a 0-to-60 time of 3.1 sec, a top speed of 155 mph, and a 300+ mile range. Polestar is accepting reservations now for the $200,000 Polestar 6 LA Concept, a 500-unit limited edition.

Spring Coiling Machine

Spring Coiling Machine

This fascinating piece of industrial equipment from WAFIOS takes thick steel wire and turns it into the kind of heavy-duty coil springs you might see wrapped around a shock absorber. It uses a series of rollers to feed the wire and computer-controlled bending wheels to ensure the precise shape and size of the coil.

Meyers Manx 2.0 Electric Buggy

Meyers Manx 2.0 Electric Buggy

The fiberglass Meyers Manx is THE classic dune buggy. The original was powered by a VW Beetle engine. The Manx 2.0 rocks a modern electric drivetrain. It will come in a 20kWh and 40kWh versions with 150 and 300 miles of range, respectively. The 40kWh model makes 202 hp and 240 lb-ft. of torque and zips from 0-to-60 in 4.5 sec.

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The Opposite of Death

The Opposite of Death

The 1 is a bespoke electric motorcycle. Built from the ground up – and looking like nothing that’s come before – the visionary design is a revolutionary direction for the legacy Curtiss Motorcycle Company. The short fil The Opposite of Death documents the $83,333+ dream machine’s birth, giving us lots to drool over.

Powering an E-Bike with a Drone Motor

Powering an E-Bike with a Drone Motor

The motors used in electric-powered bicycles are usually pretty heavy. Engineer Tom Stanton wanted to see if it would be possible to rig up a tiny but strong 1kW motor from a drone to propel a bike. The trick was creating a series of gears and belts to reduce the motor’s high rotational speed while increasing its torque.

Hyundai N Vision 74 Concept

Hyundai N Vision 74 Concept

Hyundai’s N performance division looks to the past for its future. Premiering alongside its RN22e concept, the N Vision 74 has a wedge-shape reminiscent of Giugiaro’s BMW M1 Procar and Hyundai Pony Coupe. It’s powered by a hydrogen-electric drivetrain that sends 670+hp to the rear wheels. We want one right now.

Goodwood Hill Climb Record Run

Goodwood Hill Climb Record Run

The climb to the top of the hill at the Goodwood Festival of Speed is one of the world’s most famous time trials. At the 2022 hill climb, a tiny experimental EV called the McMurtry Spéirling set a record of 39.08 seconds, in part due to the car’s innovative design, which uses fans to generate massive amounts of downforce.

Ford Pro Electric SuperVan

Ford Pro Electric SuperVan

Over the years, Ford Europe has created race-equipped vans to promote their production models. For 2022, they created this modified E-Transit Custom van with four electric motors and 1973 hp. It does 0 to 62 mph in under 2 seconds, and has modes for road, track, drift, rally, and drag racing. This video offers an in-depth look.

ResortBoard Scooter

ResortBoard Scooter

Developed by the makers of the GolfBoard, this personal mobility device is designed for getting around large resorts, campgrounds, and other places with a lot of ground to cover. Riding on all-terrain tires with undercarriage protection, it can ride on- or off-road. It runs up to 15 miles per charge on-road, and 12.5 miles off.

Vanderhall Brawley

Vanderhall Brawley

Vanderhall Motor Works is working on a Jeep-like pure-electric ATV. It has four motors, rides on 35″ tires and 18″ wheels, and has a crazy 22″ of suspension travel. The base model makes 303 hp and 360 lb-ft of torque, while the top-of-the-line GTS makes 404 hp and 480 lb-ft. of torque. Sadly, it’s not street legal. (Thanks, Craig!)

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Honbike HF01 Chainless E-Bike

Honbike HF01 Chainless E-Bike

Honbike’s electric bike uses a shaft to drive its rear axle, reducing maintenance. It folds down in seconds and its detachable battery pack can be charged anywhere. It’s also got a gyroscopic sensor that can detect hills and adjust torque based on the terrain. It has a top speed of 15.5 mph and an electric range of 24.9 miles.

DeLorean Alpha 5

DeLorean Alpha 5

More than 40 years after the original DMC-12 began production, DeLorean is back with its vision for the future. The sleek and aerodynamic Alpha 5 will have a pure-electric drivetrain, with a 300+ mile range, an estimated 0-to-60 time of 2.99 sec, and a 0-to-88 time of 4.35 sec, though there’s no guarantee of time travel at that speed.

Making an Electric Fat Tire Scooter

Making an Electric Fat Tire Scooter

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 SuperScooter GT Series

Segway SuperScooter GT Series

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.

How EV Motors Are Made

How EV Motors Are Made

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.

Leave No Wake

Leave No Wake

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.

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