With a Name Like "Brawley" This Vehicle Brings the Power!
First, let’s start with the name of this off-road vehicle, Brawley. It immediately calls to mind a scrappy vehicle with some fight within it. A four-wheeled thrill seeker, ready to tackle any task thrown it's way. How else can you describe a vehicle equipped with an eTank mode? (more on that later)
The Electric Vehicle Revolution Includes the Semi-Truck!
In an effort to cut down on carbon emissions, one of the most significant contributors has always been tractor-trailers (semis). Typically the average automobile is on the road a few hours a day, getting anywhere from 15 miles per gallon of fuel to 50 miles per gallon. A semi-truck is on the road 11 hours a day, getting as low as 6 to 8 miles to the gallon. The progression to an electrified semi-truck is almost a foregone conclusion, with many companies such as Tesla, Daimler, Volvo, and Nikola investing in this technology.
The Meepo Hurricane: A Skateboard That Eats Through Inclines!
I have written several articles on transportation, including automobiles, bicycles, motorcycles, aircraft, and even unicycles. I wanted to write about a skateboard for this article, but where to start? With names like Tornado, Breeze, Flex, and Riot, I settled upon the MEEPO Hurricaneelectric skateboard. Overall, it seemed to check all the right boxes regarding features and benefits, and more importantly, it is very well received in the marketplace.
Honda/MUJI: A Collaboration Brings Us an Electric Scooter !
What I first liked most when seeing Honda’s latest offering with their MS01 electric scooter was the simplicity of it with no real bells and whistles. It looks like a minimalistic means of transportation with the possibility of pedaling or relying solely on electric power. As I dove further into this particular offering, the details revealed there was more to the story.
Introducing the Cladrus Concept Car!
Here is a concept vehicle that may or may not ever come to fruition, but the thought of it is incredibly appealing. Brought to you by Polestar, the Cladrus is a beautiful automobile with the promise of Level 5 autonomous driving. Polestar calls this a Solar Hybrid Autonomous Electric Vehicle of the not-so-distant future.
Future Flight Plans: All-Electric Passenger Planes
Countries want to lower their carbon footprint. And they are starting with the transportation industry. An American state has even set targets for the sale of electric cars. Now, these goals have spread to the sky. (source)
Onewheel GT: Taking the Sidewalks by Storm!
I can’t tell you how many Onewheels I have seen on the road or in Youtube videos during reviews, but I have been tempted to write an article about them for some time. Future Motion Inc is the mastermind behind this electronic skateboard/snowboard-like apparatus, which appears everywhere I look. What better way to write about a company’s product than by introducing you to their flagship Onewheel GT?
InMotion's V13 Challenger is Speed on One Wheel!
For the last couple of years, I have marveled at unicycles and other similar forms of transportation in their simplicity and popularity. When I see someone whip by me on one of these, in most cases fully suited up in their armor, I become transfixed. Even more impressive is the speed at which these unicycles travel and their agility. Never is this more apparent than with the latest offering by InMotion in their V13 Challenger.
Unique Mobile Spaces Are Coming to a Road Near You!
ROBOBUS Brings Us Modular Configurable Mobile Spaces!. Autonomous driving has long been on every carmaker's mind for the last ten years, and although they have come a long way there are still quite a few things that need to be worked out. Pix Moving believes the dawn of autonomous driving is closer than we think and they have the ROBOBUS prototype to prove it. This autonomous vehicle imagines a pod where just about anything is possible and mobile.
This Special Edition Basecamp is Brought to Market by Airstream and REI
Camping is one of the first excursions the general population flocks to in times of good weather. What better way to experience the outdoors than to bring a recreational vehicle or travel trailer? This particular trailer by Basecamp is the brainchild of REI Co-op and Airstream. The collaboration took an already excellent product from Airstream. It kicked it up a few notches to utilize it for outdoor, off-grid living, starting with bringing the outdoor views inside.
Kronos: A Fantastical Submarine Soon to Become Reality?
Manufacturers start to take inspiration from animated shows or science fiction movies when they run out of ideas. How else can you explain the Kronos Armored Submarine from Highland Systems? Someone got highly excited, perhaps interested in sea creatures like the manta ray, and designed an ocean vessel around it.
Cash Expected To Become Obsolete
A post in The New York Times expects cash to become obsolete "soon.". The author notes some people like cash for two reasons. The first? The texture of physical currency in their hands. Second? The confidentiality of these transactions. But they also note that digital payments have fast become the norm. To keep the money relevant, central banks are experimenting with digital currencies. These are virtual, like Bitcoin. Unlike Bitcoin, the state will issue it. And it will function like traditional currencies. (source)
Triggo Introduces Us to Unique Personal Conveyance!
Are you looking for a little bit of fun and flexibility in a small transportation package? That’s the thinking behind the Triggo, a small vehicle with a unique feature. This little electric moped scooter can squeeze into the tightest spaces on its urban mobility journey to get you from point a to point b.
Hummingbird Brings Us the Lightest Folding Electric Bike to Date!
Hummingbird Flax: A Sustainable and Convenient City Bike. Hummingbird Folding Electric Bike 2.0media by Hummingbird. The Electric Hummingbird folding bike is the first of its kind with a Flax frame. Yes, that's right, the bike frame is made using plant fibers rather than the typical carbon fiber we have all grown accustomed to. Better yet, the bike retains its durability and strength. So now a little more information on Flax from CFDA.COM.
The Large eSuv: Introducing Vinfast's VF9
Another Offering From the Vietnamese Vehicle Manufacturer. The Vinfast line-up would not be complete without a 7-seater large eSUV model to bring it full circle. For this reason, Vinfast has included the VF9 to accompany the VF8 model detailed in my previous article.
Vinfast: A Vietnamese Electric Car Company is Making Waves!
Given I write so much about innovation and transportation, it is not uncommon for my mailbox to become inundated with newsletters, invites, and advertising for all things technical. It would be an understatement to say I was a bit intrigued after coming across two offerings by Vinfast in their VF8 and VF9 electric vehicles. At the very least, I had to know more about this “under the radar” company and what these vehicles had to offer.
Innovation in an All-In-One Solar/Water Generator Solution!
Blu Oasis Water/Solar Generatormedia by BluOasis Corporation. One of humanity's most significant daily issues is reduced access to water and reliable power. How often do we awake to news of some catastrophic shortage affecting the western United States? Companies like Blu Oasis Corporation are developing innovative ways to solve these shortages using multi-use technological devices to generate and store water and power.
Droprack: Storage On a Vehicle's Roof Was Never Easier
As I gear up for another weekend excursion traveling North, I always struggle with packing the car and having enough room. I am sure this is the case with many travelers who bring too much or not enough. There are several ways to solve this problem, starting with buying a larger vehicle (not an option in my case). The other option I wanted to explore was vehicle rooftop storage. Rooftop storage is convenient and cumbersome all in one. Fortunate to have extra storage, yet accessibility is lacking, and this is where the Droprack comes in.
The Meyers Manx 2.0: An Electric Vehicle Like No Other!
I woke up the other day with news of a reintroduction of sorts to the Meyers Manx 2.0 pictured above. I was overcome, almost immediately, with a sense of nostalgia and memories of Hanna-Barbera’s animated show “Speedbuggy.” The opening credits show a kit builder creating his Speedbuggy. In the animated show, it was fast and durable, and the vehicle even talked. Things have changed since 1973 when Speedbuggy was introduced to the masses. Since then, there have been numerous advances, but the aesthetics of the vehicles still look similar.
Zero Emissions Never Looked So Good!
Energica Experia: Electric Touring Motorcycle “Available for Pre Order”. As the electric market grows, this phrase is repeatedly used as “available for pre-order.” Countless innovations and technological advances are being made daily, but those looking for instant gratification will have to wait in line. I am not a patient person, but I have learned to become patient over the last few years (Haven’t we all?). The Energica Experia is another promising innovation in green touring motorcycles with a few features worth being patient for.