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Firefly turns wheelchairs into 3 wheeled “motorcycles”

on Friday, July 4th, 2014

Rio Mobility’s Firefly offers a new method of transportation for adults and children who are confined to a wheelchair but still have use of their hands and arms. The Firefly is an electric powered handcycle that straps to an existing wheelchair that doubles the speed and distance of conventional power wheelchairs. It’s fully adjustable forRead More…

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This scooter will let you travel 500 miles on $1 worth of “fuel”

on Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

If I lived in a large city with crazy traffic, and insane parking space rentals, I’d seriously look into buying an alternative vehicle like the e-Scooter from EcoReco. This is an eco-friendly electric scooter with a quiet motor that outputs zero exhaust and no CO2 emissions. The scooter’s high-capacity Lithium Iron Phosphate (LFP) rechargeable batteryRead More…

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iGo EcoBoomer – Another Segway alternative

on Monday, November 5th, 2012
Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear

Last week I told you about the SBU (Self Balancing Unicycle) which was featured on the TV show Shark Tank. Now I give you yet another unicycle style urban vehicle. The iGo EcoBoomer features a max speed of 13.5MPH and 19 miles per charge. Priced at $1,895.00, the iGo looks easier to ride than the SBU asRead More…

Kuratas – Own Your Personal Mecha Robot

on Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

3.8 metres tall, weighing 4,500 kilos and able to move at 10 kmh with a diesel engine, the Kuratas by Suidobashi Heavy Industry is the first giant boarding-robot.  Controllable from the cockpit, via an external controller or  via your smartphone, the Kuratas also comes with built in weapons; the “bottle” rocket launcher and the BBRead More…

Honda UNI-CUB Personal Mobility Device

on Thursday, June 21st, 2012

Sick of having to walk from meeting to meeting, or lecture to lecture, or from the Green Room to the stage?  To save your legs Honda has demonstrated the UNI-CUB Personal Mobility Device. Unlike the Segway, the UNI-CUB is aimed more for indoors use.  Using Honda’s patented Omni Traction Drive System, it has a maximumRead More…

The power of compressed air: Toyota sets new speed record for compressed air vehicles with Ku:Rin

By: Brett Cooper
on Tuesday, September 27th, 2011
Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

Proving that green technology is more then hybrid technologies or hydrogen powered vehicles, Toyota subsidiary Toyota Industries Corporation, set the new compressed air speed record at 80.3MPH at the Japan Automobile Research Institute’s test track in Japan.  They plan to post the new record to the Guinness World Book or Records.  The car is setupRead More…

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Electric Scooter – New World Record

on Monday, September 26th, 2011
Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

We reported on the fastest electric motorcycle, but now Czech company Akumoto has teamed up with national Electric Company CEZ  to claim the world record for the longest distance travelled by an electric scooter in 24 hours.  Covering 1136.3 kms (  706.1 miles ) , the scooter only used 40.8 kWH of Electricity which costsRead More…