Gocycle’s GX electric bicycle can be folded in just 10s, thanks to its frame design and side-mounted wheels. Its cables are also routed through the frame. It has a removable battery that lasts up to 40mi per charge. Its 500W motor lets it go up to 20mph. Drops 4/2019.
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 street legal spinoff of Cake’s Kalk off-road electric bike. The Kalk& still has roots in downhill and enduro mountain bikes, but its chassis, suspension and drivetrain are custom made to balance durability with weight. It will have a top speed of over 60mph.
The Atlis XT electric pickup truck will be able to go from 0 to 60 mph in just 5 sec, reach a top speed of 120 mph and have a range of up to 500 mi. It will have a 6.5 to 8ft bed, a spacious front trunk and power outlets. It can be fully recharged in 15 minutes using Atlis’ charger.
At just over 28 lb, Carbo is the world’s lightest folding electric bicycle. It has a carbon fiber frame, a removable battery integrated into the seat post, hydraulic disc brakes, a 250W motor and removable lights. It lasts up to 40 mi per charge and goes up to 20mph.
The concept version of Audi’s next all-electric car, which will be released in 2021. The e-tron GT Concept’s electric motors make 590 hp, it goes from 0 to 60 mph in 3.5s, and has a top speed of 149 mph. Its range will be roughly 250 mi, and it can charge to 80% in 20 min.
Startup Rivian aims to produce a pure-electric, AWD truck that can get to 60mph in 3 seconds, and run up to 400 mi with its 180kWh battery pack. The base 105kWh model should go up to 230 mi. The company is taking $1000 deposits for those interested in the $69,000+ truck.
Kosynier makes electric bikes that look like vintage boardtrack motorcycles. Nearly everything about the bike is custom, including the frame, the “tank” that holds the batteries, and the front suspension. It goes up to 31 mph and can be equipped with a 5000W motor.
Ural’s proof-of-concept electric motorcycle goes for a more classic look. Based on the Ural cT, the bike is equipped with Zero Motorcycles’ powertrain. The batteries are good for 103mi per charge and are split between the bike and the sidecar for stability. More at Autoblog.
Arc claims that its upcoming Vector electric motorcycle goes from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.1 sec and has a top speed of 120 mph. Its battery lasts up to 200 mi and recharges in just 45 min. It will also come with a helmet that has a heads up display and a jacket that has haptic feedback.
The latest masterpiece from Icon’s Derelict line is this 1949 Mercury Coupe that has been infused with electric power. Inside is a Stealth EV dual electric motor that produces 400 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque. A Tesla battery gives it a range of up to 200 mi.
The Hacksmith takes on Tony Stark’s lifesaving device with his latest build. This impressive arc reactor replica uses ionized plasma to achieve its electrified effect. It looks spectacular, but it’s terribly loud, and there’s no way we’d strap this thing to our chest.
SOL Motors is working on a lightweight electric motorcycle for urban commuters. Dubbed the Pocket Rocket, the motorcycle weighs just 121 lb. The 6 hp model goes up to 31 mph and has a 31 mi range, while the 8.5 hp model goes up to 50 mph and has a 50 mi range.
Audi’s first ever pure electric vehicle. The e-tron shares similar styling to the Q SUV series, but is decidedly more futuristic. It packs a long-range 95 kWh battery, 2 high-performance motors for AWD, and a sleek, high-tech interior. Deliveries start Q2 2019, with a $1000 reservation deposit.
The EQC SUV is the first model from Mercedes-Benz’s pure-electric EQ line. The 402 hp AWD vehicle can go up to 279 mi per charge and go from 0 to 60 mph in 4.9s, with a top speed of 112 mph. Its 80 kWh battery pack can charge to 80% in 40 min at DC quick charge stations.
Jaguar Classic will offer a custom version of its iconic E-Type roadster which replaces the straight-6 with an electric drivetrain derived from their stellar I-PACE EV. Target range for its 40kWh battery pack is 170 mi, and Jaguar can source and restore a car, or convert yours.
The Cero One is a customizable pedal-assisted electric cargo bicycle. Its front and rear rack can each be fitted with a platform or basket. It can also be equipped with a child seat or a surf rack. It uses Shimano components and puncture-resistant Schwalbe tires.
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.
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