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 […]
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Scooters are a pretty awesome mode of transportation any way you look at it. They’re fuel efficient yet still quick and maneuverable, not too many parts to keep track of and – best of all – they just look fabulous. Electric vehicles are also pretty awesome, what with the zero emissions and general cleanliness of […]
On a typically gorgeous day in Los Angeles, I awoke at “racin’ time” (6am) to meet Harlan Flagg and some of his customers for a Sunday ride. We had a blast tearing through Beverly Hills then past the Tesla dealership and the incoming Fisker dealership en route to Plug In America’s parade in Santa Monica. Once there, I met with EV industry luminaries such as Chelsea Sexton and Ed Begley Jr.
That’s my friend, Frankie, getting ready to set off on a test-ride of Current Motors’ new all-electric maxi-scooter, which promises a practical driving range of 90 miles on a single charge from a proprietary system developed by ex-Chrysler engineers. In short: it may be small, it may be humble, but Current Motors is for real. […]
With plans to converge on this year’s UN climate conference in Cancun, Mexico, 3 teams set out from Switzerland, Phileas Fogg-style, on an 80-day electric vehicle adventure aboard a trio of advanced EVs… all of which are available right now. More on the teams and vehicles, after the jump.
Not everyone attending the motorcycle show this weekend is looking for a Harley or a fast sport bike. They’re not all looking for powerful bikes with lots of flash. Some of them are commuters looking for ways to save money and maybe even lessen the environmental impact of their driving. And they’re in luck. At […]