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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The Double Wow

Electric scooter. Vintage styling. The double wow. In Barcelona, you can rent an electric scooter that looks like a vintage Vespa. It’s called YUGO. No, this retro-fun scooter isn’t named after a former Communist bloc nation like its defunct automotive cousin. It’s a straight-forward combination of YOU + GO. And yes, you really can GO. […]

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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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SPARK THE IMAGINATION

Concept vehicles create attention and inspire the mind with “what if.” Citroën has set out to do this in advance of the Geneva Motor Show by teasing the automotive world with the E-Tense electric sports car concept. By building on its Formula E (all-electric) racing experience, the venerable French automobile manufacturer is electrifying discussion about […]

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Ēlektra

While the Koch brothers plot the extinction of electric vehicles1 and possibly by default the human race, one woman shines brightly2 in the fight to make electric vehicles exciting, and therefore appealing to the masses. Born in Sweden in 1981, this race driver with a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering holds the distinction […]

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Via Solis

This truly is The Road Electric. But will it hold up to traffic? If you can get past the “BBC lilt” of the VO announcer in this video, you’ll find that the company named after COLd ASphalt (COLAS) has developed a thin, skid-resistant photovoltaic product that adheres to exiting road surfaces, creating a solar roadway […]

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Charge Me

To fill up your car, you have to go to a gas station. Maybe it’s in your neighborhood. Maybe it’s on the way home from work. Maybe it’s far enough out of your way that you decide to fill up later. Which can lead to jumping into your car in a hurry only to discover […]

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PROVIDING CLARITY

Consumer Electronics Show / Las Vegas, Nevada Tucked away off to the side, on the upper floor of the South Hall at the Las Vegas Convention Center, the booth seemed out of place. Instead of sprouting gadgets and accessories for cell phones as found in surrounding booths, it contained a solitary white car next to […]

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What If

The Road Electric looks forward to the unveiling of the Future at CES. Watch the teaser video now: From Faraday Future: “On January 4, 2016, Faraday Future will unveil a concept inspired by our design and engineering vision. The future of mobility is closer than you think.” “We will launch with fully electric vehicles that […]

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