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It’s just incredible what we can accomplish together, and I am so honored that so many have decided to join us. I believe that together we can really change the industry. I appreciate your belief in SONDORS and in our mission to build the most attractive, affordable, and practical electric car ever! So thank you so much for your support! And now that you are officially a backer, we're just getting started! If you need a little help, use these social posts: Smart brings Electric Drive to all its city cars. The last generation ForTwo was available with electric power, but Smart has delved much deeper into the world of batteries with its latest offerings.
Along with the tiny ForTwo, theForTwo Convertible and ForFour will also come in Electric Drive form, making Smart the only manufacturer worldwide to offer its entire range with internal combustion and pure electric offerings. What's more, the death of the Tesla Roadster makes the ForTwo Cabrio the only electric convertible on the market. All three models are powered by the same electric motor putting out 60 kW (81 hp) of power, and there's 160 Nm of torque on tap from standstill.
Flat out in all three models, you'll be doing an (electronically governed) 130 km/h (81 mph), while the 100 km/h (62 mph) sprint takes 11.5 seconds in the ForTwo, pushing out to 12.7 seconds in the heavier ForFour. That's not quick, but that's not really the point here. Charging takes six hours on a standard European/UK home plug, or twelve using an American plug.
Mini presents Superleggera Vision electric roadster concept at Salon Privé - Images. The Mini is an iconic car and has been through countless guises since its launch in 1959.
Its Superleggera Vision concept gives the marque a sporty and environmentally sound lease of life. Mini has provided some more details about the car and is showing it off at the UK's Salon Privé motorshow. View all Quite asides from the variety of different Mini production models there have been over the years, there have been a host of Mini concepts. Last year, the company showed off three different camping concepts and, more recently, the Paceman Adventure pickup concept. The Mini Superleggera Vision, first unveiled in May, sees the car stretched lengthways into a classic roadster shape. Volar-e prototype electric sports car unveiled. Spanish engineering company Applus+ Idiada has officially unveiled its Volar-e supercar prototype at the Circuit de Catalunya during the F1 Test Days in Barcelona.
Developed for the European Commission and apparently based on the Rimac Concept One, the all-electric Volar-e boasts 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) acceleration of 3.4 seconds, does the standing quarter-mile in 10.3 seconds, and reaches its top speed of 300 km/h (186 mph) in only 12.1 sec. Toyota i-Road Personal Mobility Concept. The Toyota i-Road personal mobility concept looks all prepared to roll out at the 83rd Geneva International Motor Show.
As you can see in the image above, the Toyota i-Road would come across as an ultra-compact, tandem two-seater electric vehicle which was specially developed with the theme of compactness in mind. It definitely offers a refreshing mobility experience that is novel, and yet delivers a similar level of convenience as that of a motorcycle. Phinergy's metal-air battery could eliminate EV range anxiety. Phinergy's demonstration vehicle boasts a range of over 1,000 miles (1,609 km) using metal-air battery technology Image Gallery (3 images) Israel-based company Phinergy claims to have developed metal-air battery technology that promises to end the range anxiety associated with electric vehicles.
The company’s battery currently consists of 50 aluminum plates, each providing energy for around 20 miles (32 km) of driving. This adds up to a total potential range of 1,000 miles (1,609 km), with stops required only every couple of hundred miles to refill the system with water. Test Drive: Tesla Model S. Having been available for just over a year now, Tesla’s Model S has received its fair share of acclaim, and its fair share of criticism.
So what’s it like to drive this 416 hp all-electric, and how does it compare to other premium sedans? Gizmag went to Palo Alto to find out first hand. Testing Honda's "mind-controlled" UNI-CUB β. “It has a top speed of 6 km/h, it balances itself, and you couldn’t crash it if you tried.
How can you possibly see that as one of the biggest thrills of your life?” That was the response from an automotive journalist colleague at the Tokyo Motor Show after I'd eulogized riding Honda’s UNI-CUB β personal mobility device to him. View all It’s a typical reaction to the next generation of transport from the people who write solely about the four-wheeled current generation. Indeed, those who are of healthy body, and not elderly, or mobility impaired, usually don't quite fathom the need for more sedate yet practical forms of transport. The world is facing an energy crisis, a global warming crisis brought on by humanity polluting the atmosphere, severe overcrowding in cities and a host of complex mobility problems, and yet the vast majority of us continue to drive cars weighing several tons with four or more seats as our sole personal transport. A case in point here is Toyota’s Winglet.