The electric Vespa scooter of your dreams is coming in 2018

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Environmentally-conscious commuters, rejoice! Vespa’s first electric scooter will hit the market next year, and it will have a range of 100 kilometers or about 62 miles. The good news was revealed at the Milan Motorcycle Show by the parent company Piaggio. Though the price of the Vespa Elettrica has not yet been revealed, an eager fan base can’t wait to get their hands on the green mode of transportation.

According to Piaggio, the Elletrica will have “superior performance”… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



Hinckley unveils the world’s first fully electric luxury yacht

Imagine silently slicing through the Long Island Sound on a yacht, wind tousling your hair. That’s possible with Hinckley’s new Dasher yacht, which they say is the world’s first fully electric luxury yacht. There’s little noise from boat motors thanks to the twin 80 horsepower electric motors and waterproof BMW lithium-ion batteries that move the boat quietly through the waves.

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World’s first electric dump truck stores as much energy as 8 Tesla Model S cars

Even the construction industry can “go green.” A collection of Swiss companies is proving this to be true by developing the world’s largest electric vehicle and in record time. The E-Dumper weighs in at a whopping 45 tons and has 700 kWh of storage capacity. That’s as much as eight Tesla Model S vehicles! To ensure it is as environmentally-friendly as possible, the E-Dumper’s base is a used Komatsu HD 605-7 dumper truck. The original has had its diesel engine removed, however; in its… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

New electric smart fortwo is ready to revolutionize car-sharing

In the not too distant future, smart is going to transition its small lineup to fully electric powertrains. Smart is giving us a preview of what the future smart fortwo could look like and how it could forever change the world of car-sharing. At first glance the outside the smart vision EQ fortwo concept looks like a more modern take on the current fortwo, but there’s more than meets the eye here.

The smart vision EQ fortwo concept is smart’s vision of a future in which autonomous cars can improve… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Teslas electric truck will have a 200-300 mile range

More details have been obtained about the Tesla Semi truck which is set to be unveiled next month. According to an exclusive report by Reuters, the big rig has a working range of 200 to 300 miles. To accommodate the reduction of mileage, Tesla CEO Elon Musk is considering developing an electric tractor trailer to accompany the vehicle.
Scott Perry of Ryder, a fleet operator in Florida, told Reuters that Tesla is building “an electric big-rig known as a ‘day cab’ with no sleeper berth, capable… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Zacua introduces the first electric car from Mexico

In the United States, many of us of never heard of Zacua, but the company is making headlines on both sides of the border, since it is introducing the first electric car made completely in Mexico by a Mexican company. Zacua is introducing two new electric cars, the the M2 and the M3, which will go on sale in November.

The two small electric coupes will be made by Motores Limpios, but sold in Mexico under the Zacua brand name.

“Global warming has very serious consequences [and] Mexico… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

San Diegans could get $20,000 off price of electric car

Elon Musk might have just ushered in the era of affordable electric vehicles with the first Tesla Model 3 cars rolling off the production line, but south of the Fremont factory in San Diego there is another great deal going on. Starting this month and running through the end of September, San Diego Gas & Electric customers can take advantage of a $10,000 discount off the purchase of a 2017 Nissan Leaf or a 2017 BMW i3.

When the state of California’s $2,500 EV rebate and the $7,500 federal… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Honda unveils new 2017 Clarity Electric car

Over the past few weeks electric car news has been overtaken by updates about the Tesla Model 3, but another new electric car also recently went on sale – the 2017 Honda Clarity Electric. While the Clarity Electric won’t be a direct rival to the Model 3, it does represent the newest Honda EV following the Fit EV, which is no longer available.

The 2017 Clarity Electric is the second model in the new Clarity lineup, which includes the Clarity Fuel Cell and upcoming Clarity Plug-in hybrid…. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Volvo will only sell electric cars starting in 2019

In a short two years, every Volvo rolling off the production line will be electric. Volvo has announced that starting in 2019 every model it sells will have some sort of electrification, either in the form of a mild-hybrid system, a plug-in hybrid or a fully-electric powertrain.

The news marks a significant change for a major automaker and follows Volvo’s announcement last month that its Polestar brand will become a standalone high-performance EV brand. Volvo will introduce a full lineup… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Teslas Model 3 electric car to finally go on sale this Friday

Tesla’s highly-anticipated Model 3 car will officially go on the market this Friday, according to an early-morning tweet by CEO Elon Musk. Estimated to sell for approximately $27,500 with a federal electric car tax credit, the five-seater will be the most obtainable for families yet. On a single charge, the Model 3 can travel 133 miles (215 kilometers) and is capable of accelerating from zero to 60 miles per hour in less than sixty seconds. Though customers who paid a $1,000 deposit for a Model… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building