Transportation

MotoCzysz Unleashes the E1pc Electric Motorcycle

April 14, 2009 / 2 Comments

Powered by a hot-swappable lithium battery pack, the E1pc Electric Motorcycle by MotoCzysz will race in the TTXGP competition using its latest green technology that makes it completely emission-free. The sexy bike is a great combination of brilliant aerodynamics and a low weight (carbon fiber and aluminum) chassis, that allows it to carry 125 kg of lithium batteries and still manage ...

Peapod Eco Mobility Vehicle, Chrysler’s Green-pod Makes its Debut

April 10, 2009 / No Comments

The Peapod has been in news quite often since the day Chrysler announced that they were going to bring out a uber-cool and futuristic-styled neighborhood pod that allows you to commute across the city with ease and style. The little green delight runs completely on electric charge and seats four in a lightweight Arion-inspired seats, sports suicide doors— saving space in ...

MIT Students to Build a “Green” Eleanor

April 9, 2009 / No Comments

A grueling 7-day, nearly 1,900-mile race from Darwin to Adelaide across the Australian Outback, the 10th World Solar Challenge will once again test the best solar-powered vehicles from designers and race enthusiasts all across the planet. And since the race that has already attained mythical proportions with its promotion of solar energy and its testing conditions, for this year the ...

GM and Segway Unveils PUMA— Green Urban Commuter of the Future

April 9, 2009 / 2 Comments

Green technology is not just great for the planet, but most often its the ultra-cool and futuristic solutions make for a great and stylish alternative for everyone. And General Motors in partnership with Segway try to do so. They've just unveiled PUMA. PUMA (Personal Urban Mobility and Accessibility) is a prototype for an urban two-wheeled electric scooter that is covered with ...

Plastiki, Recycled Plastic Bottles Catamaran to Sail the World

March 25, 2009 / No Comments

The story of Thor Heyerdahl and his now-famous Kon-Toki expedition where he sailed 4300 miles across the Pacific in a pae-pae raft made from balsa wood, seems to inspire people. And David de Rothschild is one of them. He's planning to embark on a similar journey from California to Australia, but adds a modern twist to the whole deal. Using discarded ...

Movito Electric Scooter, Sleek transformer for future roads

March 18, 2009 / No Comments

For NASA' prestigious Create the future Design Contest, designer Tai Chiem came up with this Movito electric ccooter. Integrating clean and green technologies along with a stylish design, Movito feature sleek aerodynamics and an ability to transform itself from a scooter to a highly efficient pod-like urban vehicle. Powered by an all-electric engine with daft rechargeable batteries and a completely detachable ...

Factor001, a Pedal-powered Speedster

March 11, 2009 / No Comments

Bike commuting to work sounds like a great thing both for your health and the Earth's. But when you have one of these Factor001, it's like going on a date and driving a Ferrari. Known as the world’s most advanced bicycle, it's been built by the F1 engineering specialists from BERU f1systems as "a ground-breaking training tool combining innovative design ...

Rinspeed Introduces Solar iChange Vehicle, Shape-shifter

February 25, 2009 / No Comments

We love it when companies invest time and money to coming up with concepts that shape a better future. But what's more interesting, is that some of these concepts actually come to life. Swiss tuning designer and car manufacturer, Rinspeed, just announced that they've been working to build a solar powered vehicle dubbed iChange. The concept is actually a lightweight electric ...

Green Commuting: Organik Motion Bike

February 11, 2009 / 1 Comment

Green commuting is something rare in most big cities, as people find it hard to integrate their own personal bicycle ride with the local transportation system. Yet, commuting over short distances on an ultra-cool and ergonomically styled modern bike is something that has plenty of appeal. And that's what the Organik motion Bike is all about. Aimed at encouraging modern urban ...

Cool Ride: BugEV the DIY Electric Vehicle

February 10, 2009 / No Comments

Many people are looking these days for eco-friendly alternative for their daily commuting. With that in mind the good folks from Blue Sky Designs, came out with a DIY electric vehicle that you can afford. Dubbed BugEV, the kit for the three wheeled single-seater car/bike is made out of 72 pieces and reaches about 50mph with a maximum range of ...