Browsing the "motor" Tag

7 Best Possible Uses for an Elio Motor

September 14th, 2014 | by Jo Borrás

I'm sure some of you Elio fans out there will say we should put an Elio motor into one of those crazy, tandem-seat tadpole autocycles, but that's on you

Weird Ride Wednesday: Old School Gyro-X Prototype Being Restored

April 10th, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

The 1950s and 60s were a wild time in America where bold new ideas were regularly trotted out for the masses to gorge on. While this was the heyday for the American automobile, there were always those looking to make personal transportation smaller, lighter, and more practical. Alex Tremulis was just such a fellow, and his self-balancing gyroscopic motorcycle concept is undergoing restoration thanks to a dedicated team

French Automaker PGO Debuts Hybrid e-Hemera Sports Coupe

June 7th, 2012 | by Christopher DeMorro

You’ve probably never heard of PGO, a small French automaker who makes niche vehicles for those-in-the-know. This small-volume automaker made waves a few years ago when it debuted the Hemera, a Porsche Speedster ripoff that weighed in at just over 2,100 pounds and was powered by a natural gas four-cylinder engine. And now PGO has debuted a range-extended hybrid that can go over 60 miles before the gas-powered generator kicks in

EVCCON 2011: Electric Opel GT

September 24th, 2011 | by Charis Michelsen

It’s not easy to make a 1973 Opel GT sexier than it already is – but ripping out the engine to install an electric motor is a pretty good start, and that's exactly what Texans Charlie and Tamara did! The married couple bought the Opel three years ago, and have been working to make the 70's coupe into a forward-looking EV ever since

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