Schaeffler BioHybrid Prototype Pedal Car Gets Real, as this fully functional prototype of the CES concept gets driven on public roads.
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Twike human-powered electric vehicle Shows Up in Playboy Magazine (Possibly NSFW) as part of a retro-tastic and relaxed LA photo shoot.
Today, we’re taking a close-up look at the German-made TWIKE. A 50 MPH, all electric, human-pedaled hybrid that nearly won the Automotive X-Prize!
Mercedes’ Smart division is getting set to launch a Smart electric bicycle line in the US, and it’s got a snazzy new commercial to help make it successful.
The production version of the pedal/electric Smart bicycle quietly debuted at this year’s Detroit Auto Show carrying a $2950 price tag. Along with the price, the bikes carried a features list full of clever, high-end components aimed at making the bikes both more durable, and more convenient, for its end-users.
Of all the oddball green car concepts out there – and, there are a lot of ’em! – my favorite has to be the Twike 4XP. A human-powered hybrid, the Twike 4XP is a tiny urban runabout that you can pedal like a bicycle, but also drive around like an electric car. If you’re running […]
The Twike is, essentially, a pedal-assist covered bicycle that’s intended primarily as low-impact, zero-emission urban transport.
“We wanted the camper to be finished to the highest quality,” says Andy Saunders, of his innovative Cramper RV. “Inside, it’s fully insulated and upholstered, it has a twin hob to cook on, a sink to wash up in. It’s got a big side window and even a small bed for a power nap … everyone who sees it says ‘Wow!’.”
This is the Hornster. It’s a 178 dB air horn pretending to be a bicycle, and make no mistake: I have never wanted any thing more in my life. That might not seem like a strong statement, but hear me out – I’m going to let you in on some of personal history that might […]
There was more than one new product announcement at Mercedes’ captive Smart brand this week, but even though this one rides the (literal?) coattails of its new-and-improved Electric Drive brother, it may still be the smartest Smart yet! I first rode one of Mercedes’ early electric bikes over a decade ago in South Florida, thanks […]
Hybrid flywheel energy storage got off to a bit of a shaky start in Formula 1 back in 2009, but the technology is gaining ground outside the motorsports arena in production cars, utility companies, and – now – it’s found its way into bicycles! The bike you see here has been rigged up with a […]
Looking more like a novelty pocketknife than a proper Puch or Sears Allstate moped (as seen here), the Swiss-designed Voltitude is nevertheless a fully realized electric moped concept that promises 15 mph speeds and up to 25 miles of pedal-assisted range. Like its pointier design inspiration, the Voltitude is a folder for easy storage and […]
Last month, a University of Toronto student brought one of Leonardo da Vinci’s dreams to life by building (and flying!) a human-powered ornithopter capable of sustained flight. So… what’s an ornithopter? Good question! Ornithopters are winged aircraft that fly like birds, flapping their wings to achieve and sustain flight. Up to now, though, the only […]
[social_buttons]A Flemish company has announced plans to sell what it claims to be the world’s only true zero emissions vehicle, the HPV (pictured above).