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.
Jeep’s most capable off-road SUV now comes in a plug-in hybrid. We spent a day driving the Wrangler 4xe on and off-roads around Austin, Texas, putting its powerful drivetrain to the test. Not only does the 4xe have 375hp and 470 lb-ft. of torque, it can drive up to 21 miles on pure electric power and does 0-to-60 in 6 seconds.
This pen-sized tool puts an electric drill in the palm of your hand. Designed for crafting and other small DIY projects, the Wowstick easily makes holes in resin, plastic, wood, clay, beads, aluminum and copper sheets, and more. It comes with eight drill bits and runs for up to two hours on a charge via its USB-C port.
The XION electric bike has a cyberpunk style and attitude. It rides on fat tires, has a full suspension, and an elongated 2-person seat. Its frame and seat colors can be customized, as well as an optional laser-cut center panel with LED lighting. Its mid-drive motor can achieve speeds up to 50 mph in Race mode.
California EV company Alpha Motor Corporation is showing off the latest of its sweet retro-modern series of electric vehicles. The Wolf is a compact 2-seater pickup that offers up to 275 miles of driving range, 3000 lb towing capacity, and a storage both in its bed and under its hood. Available in FWD or AWD configurations.
After showing off their electric pickup truck, GMC has revealed its brother, an SUV with a 9″ shorter wheelbase and tighter maneuverability. Like the truck, it offers up to 830 hp and 11,500 lb-ft. of torque, its independent motors let it crabwalk out of tight spaces, and its air suspension can extract it from tall obstacles.
Montague’s electric bike might just be the best of all worlds. It has a full-size frame that folds in half, along with performance components like a Shimano STEPS E6100 motor and a Deore drivetrain, making up to 44 lb-ft. of torque. It rides on standard 700c wheels and has a front suspension fork for bumpy roads and hydraulic disc brakes.
Are you bugged by insects? These fly swatters on steroids zap flies, mosquitoes, and other pests on contact with a 4000-volt jolt. The built-in blue light lures in bugs to meet their doom. They recharge via a USB cable and offer up to 10,000 zaps per charge. Sold in a 2-pack.
EV startup Canoo is showing off the design for its compact electric pickup. The futuristic truck has modular bed dividers, a split tailgate, pull-out steps and bed extender, a hidden work table, and a front storage area with 110-volt and USB outlets. It will come in RWD or AWD with 300hp or 600hp, and a range of about 200 miles.
Given ElectroBOOM’s tendency to shock himself while working with electricity, we’re not sure that a 500,000-volt generator is a something he should tinker with. But that’s exactly what he shows off in this video, a high-voltage circuit made up by charging a number of capacitors in parallel, then connecting them in series.
EV startup Alpha Motor Corporation is showing off a sweet pure-electric vehicle that looks ready for off-road rallying. With looks inspired by classic Japanese coupes, the JAX comes in FWD or 4WD, with a lifted suspension, all-terrain tires, fender flares, a cargo rack, and more. Driving range is estimated at 250+ mi. Reserve yours today.
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.
Tired of burning your fingers while lighting candles or starting fires? This plasma arc lighter has a flexible gooseneck that lights flames even inside of tall jars or under a pile of kindling. It also works in the wind, and its USB-rechargeable battery provides up to 500 sparks between charges.
Sharing underpinnings from the Porsche Taycan, Audi’s performance EV produces 637 hp and 612 lb-ft. of torque, launching the AWD sportback sedan from 0-to-60 in just 3.1 seconds. The RS also has a lightweight carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic roof, matrix LED headlights, 20-inch sport wheels, and an upgraded interior.
Ford shook things up when they revealed they were making an electric crossover and calling it a Mustang. While it’s not a muscle car, the Mustang Mach-E is a most definitely a performance vehicle. We spent a week with the Premium AWD variant and were duly impressed with its power, handling, technology, and comfort.
Tesla takes us on a high-speed journey through the battery production line at their $5 billion Gigafactory. It’s a robotic ballet of epic proportions, as thousands of the individual cylindrical battery cells come together. While not a single human is seen in the video, Tesla is hiring people for their battery division.
It seems as if the primitive design of Tesla’s Cybertruck makes it fairly easy to replicate, so this one resourceful dad decided to build his kid a Cybertruck body for his electric go kart. Just for fun, he let the kid use it to tow his Mercedes-Benz R-Class MPV. It also does a mean J-turn.
One challenge for electric vehicles is the limited availability of chargers. Volkswagen is showing off a robot that can drive around a parking lot, connect to a vehicle, and charge it no matter what space it’s parked in. It can also leave a charging pack next to a car and fetch another to charge multiple vehicles at once.
Wheelkinetic claims their electric scooter is the most portable and lightweight model you can buy. The BooZter folds to just 10″ x 18.5″ – small enough to fit into a backpack – and weighs just 6.5 kg (14.3 lb). Despite its size, its makers say it can run up to 20km (12.4 mi) on a 2-hour charge. It has a 100 kg (220 lb) weight capacity.
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.
Electric bikes can be great, but their limited range gets in the way of longer rides. The Rocket eBike promises rides up to 100 miles thanks to a big battery pack, efficient motor, and regenerative braking. The bike folds up small so you can toss it in your back seat, has a full suspension, and hits a max speed of 28 mph.
The eFTR Jr. is Indian Motorcycles’ first electric mini-bike for young motorcycle lovers. Paying homage to the FTR750 Flat Track race bike, the eFTR Jr. is powered by a 36v electric motor using a twist-handle throttle. The mini-bike plus protective apparel and accessories are built for riders 8+ and up to 175 pounds.
Built by STARD Austria for the FIA’s World Rallycross Projekt E series the Ford Fiesta ERX is an impressive pure electric race car capable of hitting 60 mph in just 1.8 seconds. Watch as pro driver Ken Block puts its 600 hp and 800 lb-ft. of torque to the test on the track, then leaves just a bit of rubber on the tarmac.
Taking inspiration from the electric quad bike teased by Elon Musk during Tesla Cybertruck reveal, the guys from Rich Rebuilds created their own interpretation of the vaporware all-terrain vehicle. Cranking out insane amounts of torque, Starscream is a pure-electric, rear-wheel drive ATV started life as a Yamaha Raptor.
German tuning firm Prior Design takes Porsche’s 750hp electric Taycan Turbo S and gives it the widebody treatment. Front fender flares add 60mm (~2.36″) of width, while the rears add 100mm (~3.93″), making way for enormous 22″ five-spoke wheels. Ample carbon aero components keep the EV closer to the ground.
Hyperion is showing off the XP-1, a hydrogen-powered electric car that’s said to zoom from 0-to-60 in under 2.2 sec. with a top speed of 220+ mph, and provide up to 1000 miles of range. Its futuristic cockpit touts a wraparound digital display and massive glass canopy. Here’s hoping it makes it past the rendering stage.