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The Beautiful All Electric Nemesis Supercar Hits The Road

The Nemesis is the kind of electric supercar that we need a lot more of, a 330bhp beast handbuilt in Britain by former motorsport engineers the Nemesis is 100% powered by wind turbines run by the UK electricity company Ecotricity. Lanjut →

The Elektra One

A German company is working on the development on a 100% electric plane designed for personal use. The Elektra One (pictured above and below) is a single seat sport plane capable of 3 hours of sustained flight before needing to return to its hangar and recharge. The hangar features solar cells on the roof which would supplement mains power in recharging the battery systems. Lanjut →

The Solar Impulse

The Solar Impluse, a project undertaken by the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne and headed up by the aptly named Bertrand Piccard is a solar powered aircraft capable of both day and night flight thanks to a 450kg Lithium-polymer battery system and 2,200 sq ft of solar panels mounted atop the wings. It has a seating capacity of one, the pilot, and is capable of cruising at 43 mph for 36 hours at a maximum height of 28,000 ft. Bertrand Piccard is the same guy who flew the first ever round-the-world trip in a Lanjut →

The Aptera 2e

The Aptera is what we all thought we would be driving in 2010, when we were kids. I remember watching The Jetsons and wistfully daydreaming about futuristic looking cars powered by whirring little engines that, I had hoped, would fly. Sadly the 2e version of the Aptera doesn’t fly, it does look the part though and with a drag co-efficient of just 0.15 it slices through the air much more efficiently than a Lanjut →

The Wally Hermes WHY 58×38 Solar Yacht

In a sure sign the the world economy is slowly recovering from the quagmire of the past year or so the unfortunately named luxury yacht builders “Wally” have teamed up, somewhat inexplicably, with middle-aged-rich-lady-scarf-builders Hermes. The product of this unusual pairing is the above pictured floating-island-solar-yacht named “Wally WHY 58×38″. Yes that is it’s actual name. Lanjut →

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