Electrified Honda Cub

This tiny Honda e-bike from Shanghai Customs was the hit of the office.

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The eCUB is a clean and minimalist version of the classic Honda with a 2000 watt hub motor connected to a 1.2kW lithium-ion battery pack. The setup offers a range of around 30 miles and top speed of 50 mph. Despite outward appearances the eCUB has all the necessary lighting for street use in most markets.

Via Places 2 Ride: Whirring the Emotions–Custom E-Cub

Tesla Lowers Model X Prices

It just keeps getting better!

Tesla has lowered the entry-level price of the Model X SUV, from $82,500 to $79,500. The $3,000 price drop is the result of improved margins for the electric vehicle, which the company achieved thanks to “efficiencies” achieved in the manufacturing process, Reuters reports. Tesla’s Model X and Model S sales performance were areas of key…

via Tesla lowers Model X base price due to improved margins — TechCrunch

Go What?

Gogoro Smartscooter

In January an unknown company debuted an electric scooter. But they didn’t travel to Milan or Frankfort— they rolled it out at CES, the Consumer Electronic Show.

That makes sense because the Gogoro Smartscooter is part gadget, part transportation and part fashion. You could call it the Tesla of scooters. But the most unique feature of this electric vehicle (EV) is the fact you don’t charge it. Gogoro has worked out a clever system of battery swapping instead. Continue reading “Go What?”