D-Dalus - an entirely new genre of aircraft arrives. "Holy s##t!" – the amazing Zero SR electric motorcycle blows our minds. It's been about three years since we last tested one of Zero Motorcycles' electric bikes, and in that time, the company has been very busy.
Compared to the 2011 Zero S, the 2014 Zero SR has between 200-400 percent more everything – riding this bike was an absolutely shocking progress report on the state of the art. The SR represents a liminal moment in motorcycling. Top 7 Reasons To Go For An Electric Vehicle. Cars Published on April 9th, 2014 | by Guest Contributor Originally published on the website of the Union of Concerned Scientists.By Josh Goldman You may have heard a lot recently about electric vehicles (EVs).
Sales of EVs are up, manufacturers are beginning to offer a variety of EV models – from sportscars to sedans – and our recent analysis found that 42 percent of American households with a vehicle could use an EV. So, why are car buyers getting more enthused about EVs? #1 Cheaper to Fuel. Large_.png (1065×690) Tesla Completes the West Coast Supercharger Corridor from San Diego to Vancouver. Tesla Motors just completed the West Coast Supercharger Corridor, a network of electric vehicle charging stations that stretches all the way from San Diego, California to Vancouver, British Columbia.
Boasting stations all along U.S. Highway 101 and Interstate 5, the Supercharger Corridor gives Model S owners the ability to travel up and down the west coast at no cost with zero range anxiety. With the new supercharger corridor in place, Model S customers can drive between San Diego, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, San Francisco, Sacramento, Portland, Seattle, and Vancouver for free with minimal stops.
More than 99 percent of Californians and 87 percent of Oregon and Washington owners are now within 200 miles of a Supercharger. MIT Develops Ionic Wind Thrusters As An Efficient Alternative To Jet Engines. Ion thruster photo from NASA A team from MIT is working on developing ionic wind thrusters as an energy-efficient, low-emission alternative to conventional propulsion technologies like jet engines.
The new thrusters would use ionic energy, which is created when a current passes between two electrodes. If one electrode is thinner than the other, it creates an air current in the space between them – and if a substantial voltage is applied, the device could produce powerful thrust without the need for fuel or motors.
Despite Google's Self-Driving Cars, Vehicle Autonomy Remains a Distant Destination. Driving on Interstate 495 toward Boston in a Ford Fusion one chilly afternoon in March, I did something that would’ve made even my laid-back long-ago driving instructor spit his coffee over the dashboard: I took my hands off the steering wheel, lifted my foot off the gas pedal, and waited to see what would happen.
AIR TRANSPORT / AIRSHIPS: new ways to reduce transportation costs. Au Japon, Toyota démarre les tests de son trois-roues électrique i-Road dont plusieurs exemplaires viennent d’être intégrés au sein du service d’autopartage Ha:mo.
Dévoilé en 2013 lors du salon de l’automobile de Genève, l’i-Road est doté d’un système d’inclinaison dans les virages semblable au Piaggio MP3 grâce à une technologie baptisée « Active Lean ». Animé par deux moteurs électriques de 2 kW, il revendique jusqu’à 50 km d’autonomie et une vitesse de pointe de 45 km/h. --> A GRENOBLE FIN 2014Au-delà du Japon, l’i-Road arrivera également en France en fin d’année où 70 exemplaires devraient être intégrés au sein d’un nouveau dispositif d’autopartage à Grenoble en partenariat avec le Groupe EDF. Via Covivo. Tesla Model S named 2013 Car of the Year by Motor Trend. Driverless cars approved by Nevada.
Buying a Coal-Powered Car — Academic VC. Semi-Autonomous Car Could be Licensed By Month’s End – Video. How wireless charging could boost the electric car. New Bi-Plane Design Promises All of the Sonic, None of the Boom. IAA 2011: BMW Motorrad Concept e. Individual mobility is increasingly defined in terms of sustainability.
The BMW Group has taken on the challenges of a rapidly changing world and is now developing serial production solutions to meet the mobility needs of the future. As an integrated part of the BMW Group, BMW Motorrad is also addressing issues of individual single-track mobility and future customer needs. In this connection, BMW Motorrad is expanding its business activities to include a new facet: that of “Urban Mobility”. Building on almost 90 years of experienced in the field of motorised two-wheel vehicles, BMW Motorrad is drawing on the conceptual benefits of single-track vehicles to develop innovative solutions, adding a new dimension to the area of urban commuting. Researchers create first large-scale model of human mobility that incorporates human nature.
Ingenious Infographic: U.S. Highways, Mapped Like A Subway System. Let the Robot Drive: The Autonomous Car of the Future Is Here. Photo: Spencer Higgins The object, vaguely pink, sits on the shoulder of the freeway, slowly shimmering into view.
Honda Begins Deliveries of Battery-Powered Fit.