Electric InEco Concept Weighs Less Than A Ton

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.

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Video: "The Beast" Electric Bamboo Mountain Bike First Of Its Kind

While bamboo floors, textiles, and laminates have gained increasing popularity among homeowners, it’s also carving a niche for itself in the biking community. Denmark-based E-Wheels just rolled out the world’s first bamboo-framed electric mountain bike, appropriately called “the Beast.”

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Tesla Model S Could Use All The World’s Laptop Batteries

With production of the Tesla Model S set to exceed 20,000 units in its first year, analysts are now looking forward to the next fiscal year. Many are bullish that Tesla can meet its 40,000 unit production capacity with ease, which raises a worrying issue; a shortage of laptop battery cells.

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Mobile 3D-Printing Robots Could Build Spacecraft In Orbit

3D printing still isn’t getting the recognition it deserves, but the advances being made in the field of 3D printing stand to start a new industrial revolution. The scope and possibilities of 3D printing cannot be understated, and it could help mankind embark on a new generation of space exploration with mobile 3D printers building massive spacecraft in orbit.

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Volkswagen XL1 To Be Priced At $145,000

Built as one of a series of fuel-efficient concepts, the Volkswagen XL1 Concept debuted with a 261 mpg rating and little hope for going into production. But demand and interest was so great that Volkswagen was all but forced to build a limited production run of the so-called “one-liter car”, and unofficial pricing info reveals a starting MSRP of around $145,000 in Germany.

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Elon Musk To Drive Tesla Model S Across America In Six Days

The Tesla Model S has defied even the wildest expectations, shooting Tesla Motors stock into the stratosphere and increasing the profile of Elon Musk exponentially. So now is the perfect time for Musk to embark on a great American road trip. Musk claims that during six-day road trip from Los Angeles to New York City, the Tesla Model S will spend just 9 hours charging.

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Audi Sport Quattro Concept Is A 700 Horsepower Hybrid

700 horsepower. That’s the only number you need to know when it comes to the Audi Sport Quattro Concept, a bi-turbo V8 hybrid that the German automaker claims can return 31 miles of all-electric driving and up to 94 mpg. Those are just details though.

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