Electric Transportation

Aug 212013

Rinspeed sQuba - Zero-Emission Submarine Sport Car

Drive it! Sail it! Dive it!
The Rinspeed sQuba can do them all in style! The convertible sport car is powered by a zero-emission electric engine (powered by rechargeable Li-Io batteries) and has underwater diving capabilities which transform it into a veritable submarine!

The sQuba can drive on regular roads like any other car ( it’s top speed is 75 mph or 120km/h), can sail like a boat (on the water speed is topped at 3.7mph or 6km/h) and can dive like a little submarine (in the water speed is topped at 1.8 mph or 3 km/h and can reach a diving depth of maximum 10 meters).

Here’s the way it actually works – drive the sQuba into the water and it will float. Open the doors to let the water in and it will dive. The occupants breathing air is supplied by an integrated tank of compressed air.
The sQuba was first announced back in 2008 for a base price of $47,250 US. Although there were several requests from buyers, Rinspeed founder Frank M. Rinderknecht decided against building the vehicle himself as the project would cost over1.5 million to develop.

Let’s hear you in the comments – what’s your take on this James Bondish vehicle?

$47,250 | INFO
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Aug 062013

Rubbee - The Bike Electric Drive

If you’re tired of pedaling and want to make your bike ride effortless, you should stop by and check out the Rubbee Bicycle Electric Drive.

Rubbee transforms your classic bike into an electric bicycle in seconds. The system attaches to your bike’s seat tube and offers electrical propulsion for up to 15 miles (25 Km) with a maximum speed of 15 Mph (25 KM per hour). You can easily control the motor’s speed via an throttle button installed on the handlebar.

The Rubbee is powered by a 20,000 mAh battery (full recharge time of two hours) with a maximum power output of 800 W, it features a rear LED light for safety reasons, it’s waterproof and it’s friction wheel will work perfectly on both sunny and rainy days.

The Rubbee is in project stage at Kickstarter and you can secure on for an early bird price of 799 GBP (that’s about $1,225 USD).

$1,225 | BUY NOW
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Jul 222013

The Atom - Bicycle Power Generator And USB Charger by Siva Cycle
Dynamo bicycle power generators are used to power bike lights since the dawns … of bicycling!
So, when I first saw the Atom from Silva Cycle I went … “Yeap … Great … Why didn’t anyone think about it before???

The Atom is a simple gadget that attaches to your bike’s back wheel and generates power. The power is stored in a 1,300 mAh extended battery which, via an USB connection, can be used to power your smartphone, GPS or any other gadget. The Atom is 100% USB compatible using 5V @ up to 500mA – this means your smartphone gets the same power as it was plugged into a PC USB.

The cool part about the Atom is that the extended battery is removable, so if you need to keep charging your precious iPhone even after your finished your bike ride, simply unplug the battery from the wheel charging device, take it with you and continue to power your smartphone.

On the technical side, the Atom has only 3 moving parts inside, it can power both a gadget and the extended battery at the same time and it is very easy to instal it on your bike – take off your quick release fastening nut, remove the wheel, attach the Atom onto the axle and re-attach the wheel to the bike by fastening the quick release nut. That’s it – you’re ready to roll and generate clean electrical power for your devices!

$99 | BUY NOW
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Apr 102013

Moveo - The Folding Electric Scooter That Helps You Say Bye-Bye To Pollution And Wasted Time Finding Parking Spaces - Folded, Unfolded

With traffic going crazier and crazier in all the big cities around the world, more and more people are moving over to lighter and smaller transportation vehicles. Bikes, scooters and light motorcycles are the most common choices when it comes to finding a reasonable car-alternative.

The Hungarian based Antro Group has a nice proposition for commuters looking for a simple, economical and eco-friendly locomotion alternative – The Electric Foldable Scooter. Weighting only 55 ponds (that’s about 25 KG), the Moveo Scooter can develop a speed up to 28 mph (that’s about 45 kmh for our European readers) and it takes up to two minutes to fold or unfold. Once folded, the Moveo takes as much space as a bigger size roller case and can be transported in any place.

The Moveo Electric Scooter will reach the consumer markets soon with an estimated resale price of around $3,000 to $5,000 US.

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Mar 062013

McLaren P1 - The 1 Million USD Hybrid Supercar - Successor of McLaren F1

McLaren P1 is the successor of the legendary McLaren F1 super car – check more super cars here.
The P1 runs on a 3.8liter twin turbo charged V8 engine. Combined with an electric motor, the total system outputs 903 HP and 900 Nm (664 lb-ft) of torque. All this power, is sent to the rear- wheels by a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox.

The McLaren P1 will be produced in a limited edition of 500 units, will begin production in early 2013 (it will hit the road by the end of the year) and is reported to reach a max speed of 239 mph (384 kmh) while costing just a bit over 1 million USD (£700,000).

We’re looking forward to the McLaren release hoping to see it compete in a head to head race with the “king of the roads”, the Bugatti Veyron.

$1,000,000 | CHECK MORE


Jan 202013

spnKIX Electric Motorized Shoes To Help You Ride The street
Zip all over the place with the spnKIX motorized shoe addons.
The spnKIX PRO attach to your shoes allowing you to sped and pleasure-up your short trips.

Each shoe addon has it’s own battery pack and it’s own motor to power it. All the electronic components and hardware is strongly integrated into the fiber frame. You “drive” the shoes with the help of a remote control which controls both shoes at the same time. Here are some of the spnKIX motorized shoes technical specs:

  • Max speed – 10 mi/hour (16km/h)
  • Range per charge – 6 mi (9.6 km)
  • Maximum weight capacity – 200 lb (90 kg)
  • Weight 18 lb for the pair (8kg)
  • Coolness factor – 10/10!

The spnKIX skates come in 2 versions: The spnKIX PRO and the EZ version (only one skate is battery powered, the second is lightweight passive roller).

$699 | BUY NOW
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Jan 182013

Acura NSX Concept Car Gray Front Led Lights

Acura presented it’s new NSX concept at the Detroit Auto Show.
Finding this new concept absolutely amazing and full of new gadgetry, we decided to stop by and write a couple of lines about it.

While not much was presented on this super car’s performance, here are the things we were able to compile about the new NSX:

  • Luxurious leather interior choked full of gadgetry
  • Futuristic exterior design resembling a bit to the Audi R8 (… or not?!?)
  • Front SH-AWD (Super Handling All-Wheel Drive) V-6 engine
  • Hybrid technology – 3 electric engines will be mounted ont he car – 1 engine integrated with the V-6 and 2 motors individually driving the front wheels
  • Automatic transmission with DCT (dual clutch)
  • Release seems to be set for 2015 with a price tag turning around $100k

Let me know yout thoughts about it. With so many super cars out there – would you put your $100k on an Acura?



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