Honda is out with its latest annual sustainability report, and tucked away in its mid-term environmental initiatives are plans to bring some electric motorcycles to market in the next two years. But Honda’s approach is tepid at best.
Qualcomm wants to bring wireless charging to Formula E electric race cars, and probably your plug-in Prius some day too. To test the tech they’re using a tiny RC version and, naturally, racing it against the real thing. So that’s how you make recharging a battery look exciting. »
A new electric bike — the Koben, from Karmic Bikes — promises to fix what ails the electric bicycle industry. We spoke to its designer to find out what those problems are, and how he thinks he’s solved them.
If you live in the UK and have been considering an electric motorcycle or scooter, hold off for a few more months, because beginning this summer the government will begin offering up to £1,500 (around $2,300) towards the purchase of an electric two-wheeler. »
Aston Martin needs to do something to get its emissions in check and keep its glorious V12s alive, so it’s launched a research project for an electric version of the Rapide and it’s looking to Silicon Valley for partnerships. »
The BMW Group Plant in Munich, Germany will start using a Terberg Type YT202-EV to make daily trips to their nearby shipping hub, cutting 11.8 tons of annual carbon output. They say that's the equivalent of a BMW 320d "driving almost three times around the world." »
The formula for Formula racing hasn't really evolved. F1 continues to be a 200-MPH soap opera and only die-hards pay attention to the feeder series below it. Formula E offers something different. It's close-quarter racing brimming with cutting-edge technology that, for the first time in decades, is not only… »
Autonomous race cars sound idiotic at first glance. And second. But there's something to this concept from the Italian designers at ED. The Torq isn't just a self-driving, electric racer with over 1,300 lb-ft of torque. It's pointing towards a new direction for endurance racing. It's also total bullshit, at least for… »
With hype around the 2015 Jeep Renegade maxing out, Kia reckons it can come play with its own spin on the micro "off-roader" idea. The Kia Trail'ster concept has meaty cladding, a roll-back softtop, and a drivetrain that makes it a very interesting proposition, especially if you value efficiency over dirt driving. »
I've been on a resto-mod kick for the past few months, fantasizing about hopping-up a Volvo 122S, a vintage Mercedes, or maybe a Squareback. The combination of classic style and new tech is just too damn enticing, and on more than one occasion I've thought about going electric. Or I could just buy this. »
BRD has been promising us an electric supermoto for over three years. We've been patient. We've asked questions. We've sat by while it scored a Tesla exec to sit on its board and got a $4.5 million round of fresh funding. Now it looks like they're finally ready to deliver, but first, it's time for... rebranding? »
Every year, some company with more ambition than experience puts out a press release and a rendering and a litany of promises about revolutionary, all-electric performance. Then silence. It's the cult of ego and vaporware. Renovo is not a member, and it's out to prove it with an electric Shelby Daytona with 1,000… »
If there's any brand on sale today that should go electric, it's Mini. An all-electric Cooper would appeal to the brand's favored demographic of chic, hip, environmentally conscious urbanites. With BMW supplying a modified drivetrain from the i3, it seems like a no-brainer. And it could be coming next year. »
It might look like any other 356 replica on the market, but it's not. This is the Carice MK1, and not only is it electric, but the company claims this little Roadster comes in at an unbelievable 770 pounds. No, seriously, I don't believe them. »
Audi may finally be getting serious about its EV game. Reuters is reporting that not only will the R8 e-tron go on sale next year, but Audi is putting together a comprehensive line up of EVs that include everything from a Tesla-fighting sedan to a Model X competitor. »