Going Solo

Dinner date? Not if you’re driving this innovative little one-seater EV from Electra Meccanica of Vancouver BC. When it comes to transportation, the people behind the development of the diminutive 3-wheeled commuter believe that LESS is MORE. Brilliant idea? Photos courtesy of Electra Meccanica Approximately 80% of commuters commute alone. Inside that great big Hummer […]

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Mobility Blockers:
(part 2) how tech fears and 2D thinking are keeping us looking in the rearview mirror

Part 2 of 4 So in part one of the Mobility Blockers series we ended with the topic of Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and how marketers are not addressing the concept that is essential to the electric vehicle value proposition. TCO is a term widely used by fleet vehicle managers but in Europe this […]

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Mobility Blockers:
(part 2) how tech fears and 2D thinking are keeping us looking in the rearview mirror
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Electric Zeppelin

Right now, you can buy yourself a big, beautiful, fossil-fueled 6.0L V-12 biturbo Mercedes-Maybach S600 for just under $200,000 MSRP. Then, should you have the desire, you can floor the accelerator and go from zero to 60 in 5 seconds in a fashion Wilhelm and Karl Maybach might not have envisioned. You see, the Maybach’s […]

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THE SKY
IS NOT
THE LIMIT

Around the world on wings of sunshine. When Icarus flew too high with wings made of wax and feathers, he quickly discovered the limits of his mythological technology. We all know what happened next. The sun melted the wax, the wings disintegrated and Icarus plummeted to his death into a sea that bears his name. […]

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IS NOT
THE LIMIT"

Tiny is Huge

Appropriately, the inventor of the MICRO scooter, Wim Ouboter, is tackling electric vehicle transport not just by thinking small, but by thinking tiny. As in Isetta microcar tiny. The Isetta was (is) a vehicle that cannot be ignored, no matter how diminutive its stature. This little gnat of a vehicle is super-odd, super-hard to miss, […]

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Chameau électrique

Jacques pressed the accelerator of the little plastic-bodied Citroën to the floor. The vehicle shot forward with a clattering roar, its 602 cc two-cylinder petrol engine straining under the weight of his clients. They had insisted on visiting the cliffs near the end of beach before sunset, and Jacques had the only vehicle in the […]

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