We’ve been covering the Forze Delft hydrogen-fuel celled racing project off and on for a few years, now. Depending on who wrote the article, we’ve called it anything from “vaporware” to “a fun class project”, but we’ve never really called it what it’s about to become: a real racing car. Forze Delft VII Chassis […]
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Formula Student was launched to help find the next generation of engineering talent- and this deep dive from Racecar Engineering shows how good they are!
OSU is asserting itself as THE go-to school for aspiring motorsports engineers by once again winning a major competition – this time, it’s the DOE’s EcoCAR.
Spanish designer Pablo DeChaves has been sketching up motorcycle designs for years. About 18 months ago, however, he decided it was time to put the pencil down and pick up a welding torch- announcing that he’d be building his vision for a powerful, nimble, and purposeful electric motorcycle design on his own. After a lot […]
I feel like I was a pretty cool kid in high school, but Thinmint? Thinmint races stand-up jet skis, owns his own CAD/laser cutting business, and built this 900 hp, 1500 lb-ft electric Honda S2000 supercar in his parents’ garage. Thinmint is amazing.
What you see above is a group of high-risk teens that built a fully electric Lotus Esprit and drove it all the way across these great United States. It’s pretty awesome. The Lotus Esprit is a classic of wedge-shaped, 70s glory. Owning one today, in the 21st century, marks you as either an automotive aficionado […]
The EV world was saddened to learn late last year that Audi was considering killing off the R8 e-Tron electric supercar. But after a thorough review, the project is reportedly back on track…albeit with some key changes to the styling and drivetrain.
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.
Remember wireless EV charging? It’s catching on. Automotive manufacturer Karabag is starting a new research project in Hamburg, testing out how to make the best magnetic induction EV charger possible. Nissan is, of course, still pushing forward with its wireless charger for the Leaf. Researchers pushing ahead with inductive charging technology are counting on it […]
One of the fun things at Tokyo’s annual Eco Products exhibition this weekend is a solar car – but not just any solar car. This one was built as part of an education program led by Koto Ward mayor Takaaki Yamazaki, in a bid to get children excited about scientific technology and the environment. The […]
After a few months of regularly commuting on two wheels, I have come to a conclusion: two wheeled rides are awesome. That said, two-wheeled vehicles of all kinds are not without their drawbacks. Pedal-powered bikes, for example, are great exercise and good for the environment – but no one wants to get sweaty and gross on […]
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 […]
Electric cars: fast, far, cheap. Choose any two.
That was a common bromide among electric vehicle engineers for years. Granted, back in the EV1 days when we playing with electric Consuliers it seemed right … but was it necessarily right?
Like many green-tech enthusiasts, I’m simultaneously a fan of cutting-edge green tech, scooters, and the sort of pie-in-the-sky “vaporware” projects that push the boundaries of what we think of as possible. As such, the compressed-air propelled scooter concept (above) is flipping all of my switches. It’s called the Hornet, and it combines a compressed-air engine, […]
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 […]
With oodles of doodles filling the pages of his notebooks, Max Ostap is just like many thousands of car-obsessed students. Unlike the vast majority of those thousands of other students, however, Max is actually talented – as evidenced by his latest student proposal: a slick neo-modern luxury sedan he calls the Tesla Current. Make no […]
I often lament on this blog the lack of a small diesel truck in America, and while I may not get my diesel Ford Ranger, Nissan and Cummins are cooking up a four-cylinder diesel that could be a game changer. Cummins engines are most often found under the hood of heavy construction equipment and Dodge […]
I love Hipster Kitty – the Internet meme that pokes good-natured fun at our friends who try just a bit too hard to be different. We all have them (or are them), we all love them, and we all know they’d go nuts over Brooklyn Motorized’s new/old lineup of electric motorcycles. The bikes themselves are […]
Project Better Place keeps making waves, having recently announced partnerships with Renault and expansion into Denmark. With all the news and progress being made, Better Place certainly seems legit, but perception often lags reality, and some of our readers have left comments questioning whether Better Place’s business model had any legs. As if answering in […]
Gas 2.0 editor Chris DeMorro has said that the greenest car is the one that’s already been built. That’s a claim that’s open to some debate, I’m sure, but it’s a claim that’s based on proven ideas and methods like conservation of resources and recycling. With something like an RV camper, however (which is 100% […]