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Zip around the city with efficiency on a Boosted Mini X Electric Skateboard

NEWS – Okay, so this is pretty cool. And by that, I mean it’s really cool. Boosted calls it “your new electric vehicle” and they’re not wrong. With speeds up to 20 mph, the Boosted Mini X Electric Skateboard might replace the need for automobiles for many people in overpopulated cities. (Which is great for …

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ICON A5 aircraft UPDATE – “Awesome comes standard”

Hey, guys, do you remember the ICON A5 aircraft that I wrote about in 2015? It’s a wonderfully innovative Light Sport Aircraft (LSA) that “reinvents recreational aviation”. This aircraft is designed for people who like to fly for fun (it is classified as an S-LSA or Special-Light Sport Aircraft). The A5 has all kinds of …

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Surf stairs and more with this 8-wheeled skateboard

The Stair-Rover from Allsport is a uniquely designed skateboard that will allow riders to skate down a flight of stairs with no effort. Traditional skateboards have only 4 wheels, but the Stair-rover has twice as many. The eight wheels and built-in shock absorbers allow this maple wood longboard to go where regular skateboard riders would …

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The VW Microbus is (officially) coming back!

After years of rumors and speculation, it’s now official: Volkswagen has announced that the Microbus is coming back! While the new edition clearly pays homage to the funky style of the original icon, it’s a completely new and award-winning design that emphasizes versatility and the latest in integrated technologies. It will also be an all-electric …

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Cummins unveils fully electric Urban Hauler Tractor

It’s not very often (I think this is the first time) that I get to share news about products from my day job at Cummins Inc. in Columbus, Indiana. Cummins makes diesel engines, so most of you would probably not consider them to be gadget related. But today is exciting because Cummins pulled the wraps (literally) …

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Firefly turns wheelchairs into 3 wheeled “motorcycles”

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 for …

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

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 battery …

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iGo EcoBoomer – Another Segway alternative

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 as …

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

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 setup …

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