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Electric Audi SUV coming 2018

Audi’s E-tron Quattro concept, originally paraded at 2015’s Frankfurt Motor Show, will definitely go into production in some form during 2018, and the fully-electric SUV will simply be called the E-tron, bypassing the brand’s typical letter, number approach to model names. Quattro This is according to Audi board member Dr …

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All Electric Vespa Elettrica coming 2017

It seems that pretty much everything with wheels is going electric recently and the plug-in revolution continues  through the bike market with this: the Vespa Elettrica. To be honest we’ve had electric scooters before, but the Vespa Elettrica marks the first time that the iconic Italian brand has ventured into …

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Good, bad and ugly of electric motorcycles

Lately there has been a flurry of good, bad and ugly electric motorcycles and scooters from motorcycle manufacturers, boutique designers and non-traditional motorcycle companies. It’s mainly a result of this being the season for motorcycle shows in the northern hemisphere in places such as Cologne, Milan, London, LA and New York. These …

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Zero Motorcycles claims 320km range

Zero Motorcycles has announced their 2017 models will have increased range up to 200 miles (320km), seemingly kicking down one of the barriers for buyers. However, the extended range only comes with the purchase of an optional $4790 ($US2700) Power Tank. Interestingly, only one power tank has been sold in Australia over the past …

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Hot new Energica electric stays cool

Italian electric sports bike company Energica has unveiled a scrambler concept that finally shows how their patent-pending battery avoids overheating and losing power. Designer Paolo Iemmi says the concept (pictured above) is named after the EsseEsse9 road that snakes through the Italian motor valley where the company is situated. “We …

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BMW adds 2 bikes, expands electric range

BMW Motorrad will add two new motorcycle models and has confirmed its commitment to an electric future with the launch of two variants of its C evolution electric scooter, one with up to 160km of range. In a press release regarding its display at the biennial INTERMOT motorcycle show in Cologne next …

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Innovations impact on future motorcycles

Toyota iRoad electric leaning three-wheeler Two new innovations from Toyota and Honda have implications for future motorcycle powertrains. Toyota engineers believe they can replace the lithium in rechargeable batteries used in electric vehicles with magnesium.  Magnesium is more stable in the atmosphere than lithium and more potentially energy dense which …

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How to join the world’s biggest electric rally

Johammer electric motorcycle in last year’s WAVE Trophy rally Electric motorcycles will again be a major part of the sixth annual World Advanced Vehicle Expedition Trophy, the world’s biggest rally for electric vehicles (EVs), and you could be there! The WAVE Trophy rally will cover 1600km across three Central European …

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