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Vintage Vespa + Segway = Sexy Sidewalk Conveyance

With their high-tech balancing software and sensor arrays, easy-to-master learning curve, decent urban range, and almost-kinda-really too-high top speed, Segway scooters should be cool. They are, however, not cool- and I’m talking “probably not even the best thing about being a mall security guard” levels of not cool. What’s to be done? According to Spain’s […]

December 20th

Smart Scooter Gets by With a Little Help From its Friends

With its easy-to-park cars and high-end, pedal-assist bikes, Mercedes’ Smart brand has spent years positioning itself as the best choice for fashionable, eco-conscious urbanites. Since 2010, the brand has been threatening to add another vehicle to its portfolio of swank city-rides: a plug-in electric scooter. Now, it seems that Smart will be getting some help […]

December 1st

Go For A Ride On The East Coast Greenway

 For green transportation nothing beats a bike. Since 1991 the East Coast Greenway has been in the works and recently has been declared completed. What is the East Coast Greenway you ask? The East Coast Greenway is a 3,000 mile network of bike trails and bikable roads that runs along the eastern seaboard from Maine […]

January 13th

A Small Economy Car? What Would the Neighbors Think!?

Last week’s LA Auto show saw the debut of Doking’s electric “luxury” citycar, which looked to combine urban maneuverability and premium materials on a level two steps above what’s been offered by premium compacts from Mercedes, Mini, and Lancia in the past. No matter how “green” or “premium” a car might be, however, there are […]

November 27th

Folding e-bike Commuter Concept Set for Production

Gabriel Wartofsky hopes his pedal-assist electric folder will help reveal what he calls “the hidden magic” of commuting by bicycle to the American public … and, after two years of trying, it seems like his innovative design is finally ready for prime-time production. The pre-production prototype of Wartofsky’s e-bike (below) remains true to the original […]

October 15th

RelayRides Gets OnStar Integration, Mobile App (video)

San Francisco-based, neighbor-to-neighbor car sharing company RelayRides (founded in June 2010) has set itself apart from other carsharing networks like Zipcar and CityCarShare by giving car owners a chance to earn a bit of extra cash by participating in the company’s car-sharing business. The service installs a communications device used to lock and unlock cars […]

October 8th

Premium Rush Movie Wants to Kill Cyclists (video)

Cycling is a huge part of urban life already, and – as gas prices climb and the desire to be more ecologically responsible becomes more mainstream – it is becoming an even huger part.  Even major automakers are starting to push out electric bicycles!  It’s understandable, then, that as bikes and cyclists are enjoying something […]

September 18th

Fresh Peel P50 Microcar is Hot and Ready NOW! (video)

The smallest car you can buy today isn’t the Smart ForTwo or even Gordon Murray’s T.27 city car, it’s the Peel Bamby P50 – and you can buy it, right now, for just about 12000 USD. We first covered the rebirth of the Peel P50 microcar a year ago, and are happy to report that […]

September 11th

Lotus Green-lights the Ethos Plug-in Hybrid for 2013

Over the last few years, Lotus’ engineers have been showing off a series of clever new “green” technologies aimed at keeping the brand relevant in the years to come. Next year, Lotus will be putting those technologies to work under the skin of the brand’s Ethos city car. Its demise, it seems, having been greatly […]

September 3rd

Gordon Murray: My T.27 is the World's Most Efficient EV

In any discussions about who has the sharpest, alien-brain mind in the history of automotive design, Gordon Murray‘s name is bound to get dropped.  Murray designed a number of innovative Formula 1 cars over a career spanning more than two decades – one among the many was the infamous Brabham Fan Car, which was so […]

July 9th

Ever Monaco Electric Auto Show (video)

Our friends at PluginCars.com recently visited Ever Monaco, an all-electric car show  which takes place in the heart of the tiny municipality, itself probably best known for its numerous appearances in James Bond movies and the classic Super Monaco GP game on Sega Genesis.  Also, there’s a race there.  Prince Albert in a can.  Lots […]

April 7th