The 100% Electric QUAD

Quad bikes are usually not associated with the eco friendly ethos, they’re loud, they spew carbon and they tear up otherwise pristine natural habitats. This all electric quad hopes to change that, designed by Facundo Elias and simply named “QUAD” the four-wheeler runs on lithium-ion batteries and should be capable of 3 hours of run time before needing a recharge. Read the rest of this article »

Toyota Reaches 3 Million Hybrids Sold

Toyota is by far and away the biggest hybrid maker on the world market, the unstoppable and genre defining Prius has been a best seller since it’s release in 1997 and in times of soaring oil prices its sale streak doesn’t look set to slow down. Toyota has now sold 3.03 million hybrids between 1997 and Feb-2011 and plans to release 10 new hybrid models by the end of 2012. Read the rest of this article »

The Soloist – Meet The Electric Wheel

This is one of those electric vehicles that falls into the “Other” pile, it’s hard to explain what the Soloist actually is. Sort of a unicycle version of the Segway that’s far more compact and an order of magnitude less obvious. Read the rest of this article »

Gas Prices – County By County In The USA

Gas prices have shot up faster in the last 2 weeks than they have at any point in US history. The continuing Mid-East turmoil doesn’t look set to be resolved anytime soon either, this fantastic gas price heat map is currently being hosted by Brammo, head over to their site to check it out. Read the rest of this article »

The Stunningly Beautiful Rolls-Royce 102EX

Rolls-Royce have unveiled their new concept car, the 102EX, at the Geneva Motorshow and the initial reception and reviews have been remarkably heartening. Read the rest of this article »

The 200kph MÜNCH TTE-1 Electric Superbike

Münch is one of those motorcycle brands that only really dedicated fans of two wheeled vehicles will remember. In short, Münch was/is a German motorcycle manufacturer that produced some remarkable bikes between 1966 and 1980 that used powerful car engines. The bikes are the stuff of legend and were only ever produced in very small numbers (think 15 at a time). Read the rest of this article »

The ElectraFlyer X – 100% Electric Flight

This remarkable 2 seat plane is powered by a 50hp onboard electric motor and a lithium-polymer battery pack, it can reach speeds in excess of 100mph and can stay airborne for 2 hours non-stop. Originally based on a low-drag glider the ElectraFlyer X is set to cost $65,000 USD when it goes on sale in kit form.  Read the rest of this article »

Shell Oil Study Confirms Peak Oil Is Upon Us

A new study by the Shell Oil Company called “Signals and Signposts” has been released confirming, or at the very least strongly suggesting, that we have already past Peak Oil and are currently in the decline phase. The decline phase is characterised by oil prices steadily climbing at oil production either stagnates or goes down. Read the rest of this article »

First Pictures of the Stunning Electric Jaguar B99 by Bertone

Italian styling house Bertone has teamed up with Jaguar and taken a swing at designing the Jaguar sedan of the near-future with this stunning B99 electric 4-door. The B99 uses twin 150kW rear mounted electric motors and a lithium battery system coupled to a small 1.4 litre gasoline engine used to recharge the batteries on longer journeys. Read the rest of this article »

First Pictures Of The VW Bulli – A Retrotastic 60s Van

VW are bringing back their classic 60s van with the Bulli concept, pictured above and below, the retro electric van features an iPad as the centre console and has seating for 6 in a unique 3+3 configuration. Read the rest of this article »


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