German automobile firm Daimler has invested more than $29 million dollars (25 million) in aviation start-up Volocopter, which is developing a full electric, autonomous flying vehicle with 18 rotors.
Last year, Lithium Cycles launched a 1,000-watt e-bike on Kickstarter that married funky retro styling with modern motorized tech. The Super 73 is now up for pre-order as the Scout, a slightly different beast to the crowdfunded model, and one that could be had for less than a thousand bucks..
Puerto Rican-based Lift Foils is set to launch a 25 mph electric hydrofoil surfboard in September. The US$12,000 eFoil can be recharged from a household power outlet in 2.5 hours, or the $3,000 Lithium Ion battery can be swapped for continuous usage.
E-bikes offer a way for commuters to arrive at work sweat-free, but some boosted two-wheelers are starting to offer ranges that rival bikes of the fossil fuel-powered variety. One such example is the Grunner, which boasts 2.2 kW of power and 180 km (112 mi) of range.
The idea of a solar car has been floated a number of times over the last few years, but past attempts have generally fallen into the basket of good ideas that don’t work in the real world. According to Lightyear, that’s set to change with its first car, called the One.
When we first took a look at the Divergent 3D Blade, world’s first 3D-printed supercar, we really weren’t all that sure we’d hear about it again. We have. Divergent 3D is back at the LA Auto Show, detailing the latest version of its car and 3D printing technology.
3D printing has come a long way since it was big news when a single printed part was certified for use in an aircraft … but there’s much more to come.
Where 3D printing vehicles is concerned, Local Motors takes much of the headline chatter, but that’s not to say others aren’t dabbling with the technology. Last week, Honda and Kabuku unveiled a custom-designed electric vehicle for making deliveries, the body panels of which have been 3D-printed.
Belgium is like many other parts of the world, in that it’s full of companies and institutions that utilize 3D printing tech on a regular basis. Recently a consortium of these groups got together to demonstrate just what can be accomplished using the technology. The result is a 3D-printed bike.
Nissan has created what it claims to be the world’s biggest 3D-printing pen sculpture. The Qashqai Black Edition model was created to celebrate the car’s launch and contains 13.8 km (8.6 mi) of plastic strands.