Browsing the "composite" Tag

Electric InEco Concept Weighs Less Than A Ton

September 6th, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

The Frankfurt Motor Show is here, and major automakers are duking it out for a lion’s share of the attention with their latest concept cars. But there are smaller outfits there too, including a German university that rolled out the InEco Concept. It’s a small, all-electric car with the same driving range as many mass market EVs, but manages to weigh less than 2,000 pounds


Video: Van Eko's New Bio-composite Electric Scooter is GORGEOUS

July 19th, 2013 | by Jo Borras

The spec sheet on Van.Eko’s electric scooter reads like a scooterist’s wet dream, with a MASSIVE 70 lb-ft of torque coming from the Be.e’s 4 KW electric motor and high-end components like telescoping front forks and disc brakes front and rear (With that much power, you’ll certainly need them!). You can get a better sense of the electric scooter’s awesomeness, here


This Cardboard Bicycle is Better Than You Think (w/ video)

August 6th, 2012 | by Jo Borras

Inspired by water-cooler talk about a cardboard canoe, inventor and craftsman Izhar Gafni became obsessed with the idea of a cardboard bicycle. Despite Gafni's enthusiasm and technical/design prowess in the field of mechanical and bio-medical engineering, however, a number of his engineering buddies told him it couldn't be done. Cardboard didn't have the structural properties required to build a usable, durable bicycle frame. It was impossible ... but people like Gafni love s*** that's impossible



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