Solowheel – self-balancing electric unicycle


These one-wheeled, self-balancing personal transport solutions, the fat wheeled eniCycle, the stylish and graceful U3 from Honda or the slightly scary prospect of the UnoMoto, have all shared more in common. They’ve all had somewhere for the user to sit. Inventist’s Solowheel is a little different – you ride this electric unicycle standing upright, like a Segway or skateboard. It has a useful carry handle and fold-away foot platforms, is gyro-stabilized and the Li-ion batteries offer a range of about 12 miles between charges. (Pics)

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ZBoard – world’s first weight-sensing electric skateboard



ZBoard is laying claim to being the “world’s first weight-sensing electric skateboard.”   It delivers up to 400 watts of motor power via a simple, lean-and-go interface. The result is that riders will get up to 17 mph worth of speed without having to scuff their soles on the pavement. (Video)

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First manned flight of an electric multicopter


E-volo Multicopter

Last October, near Karlsruhe, Germany, Thomas Senkel completed the first manned flight of an electric multicopter, flying it 10 feet off the ground for 90 seconds. Senkel, a physicist and paraglider pilot who helped found the company E-volo to build the craft, invented it after seeing a YouTube video of a German hobbyist’s remote-controlled hexacopter in action. (Video)

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The Boxx electric scooter – box on wheels ideal for city commuting


Boxx electric vehicle

You can walk most anywhere you want or take a cab in the city, but having your own mode of transport gives you a bit of freedom. But cars are expensive. Bikes are good, but require a lot of energy on your part. Mopeds are an option, but not if you can’t store them – never mind the emissions from the gas-powered ones. The BOXX electric vehicle seems like the perfect solution.

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Japanese spandex manufacturer makes elastic electric and USB cables


Asahi Kasei Fibers, a Japanese company which manufactures spandex and other textiles, has applied its knowledge of stretchable materials to make stretchable elastic power and USB cables.


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DeLorean Motor Company goes back to the future with all-electric DeLorean


Electric DeLorean DMC-12 in the works

It comes as no surprise that the DeLorean DMC-12 is a popular car for DIY electric car conversions given the car’s iconic classic/futuristic status.  And it’s official that DeLorean EV is coming from Humble, Texas’ reborn DeLorean Motor Company itself.  Who else would build a time machine electric car and do it with some style?


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‘Track therapy’ – Indonesians risk lives in latest health craze


Indonesians lay across railroad tracks in the belief the current wil cure them of their illnesses.

Despite the danger and the efforts by authorities in Jakarta to halt the craze, Indonesians with illnesses have been lying down across railway lines in the mistaken belief that a low-voltage electric current in the tracks will cure them as it passes through their bodies. (pics and video)


Evatran wireless charging system for cars


Evatran’s Plugless Power electric vehicle charging system.

When it comes to technology, the old adage of “bigger is better” died a long time ago. “Smaller is smarter” thinking is being applied to products and prototypes across the board. Today’s “smaller is smarter” wonder is Evatran’s Plugless Power electric vehicle charging system: now smaller, more efficient, and primed for its first trial phase.


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The INgSOC hybrid bike that is out of this world!


INgSOC advanced hybrid bike

The INgSOC, by designers Edward Kim and Benny Cemoli, is an electric bicycle concept is out of this world!  It combines the aerodynamic shapes of triathlon designs, flexible handling of traditional bikes, and advanced hybrid power technology into one super-efficient commuting machine that (to say the least) looks, well… unearthly! (Pics)


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