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IZH Concept Hybrid Motorcycle

Designed by the talented Igor Chak, the bike above is a modern redesign of the iconic though little known (outside of Russia) 1929 IZH-1 motorcycle. The concept uses an innovative 60kw brushless electric motor built into the rear wheel hub to provide a hybrid final drive and uses lithium-sulfur batteries. Interestingly, lithium-sulphur batteries are lighter, have a higher energy density than lithium-ion and are cheaper to produce due to the relatively inexpensive nature of sulphur.

The IZH stands for Izhevsk Mechanical Works, a company most widely known for the production of the timeless Kalashnikov Assault Rifle (the AK-47). IZH also produced Lanjut →

The Piaggio MP3 Hybrid Scooter

Due to go on sale in the US and Europe sometime very soon (1st half of 2010) the Piaggio MP3 Hybrid is a slightly odd looking beast with some impressive credentials. The scooter is a plug-in hybrid, featuring both gasoline and electric motors, this is unique so far in the world of both motorcycles and scooters (and 3-wheelers coincidentally). The MP3 Hybrid also boasts regenerative braking, an impressive 40 mile range on battery power alone with a 125cc gasoline engine to boost your Lanjut →

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