Germany's unu aims for stylish affordability with e-scooter launch

The unu Scooter is available as three models with seven color options

E-mobility firm unu is looking to ride the growth wave of electric scooters – which it says grew by 51 percent in 2018, while sales of conventional scooters fell by 40 percent – with the upcoming release of its second generation electric scooter, which boasts enough storage for two helmets and removable batteries.

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Rivian's 750-hp electric camping pickup drives, cooks and lives on pure battery power

The Tepui tent offers some overnight shelter

The idea of overlanding in an electric vehicle, meandering miles and miles off the electrical grid for days on end, has so far been largely unfathomable, a bit terrifying, even. But we've seen that it's not impossible, and now electric truck startup Rivian is hoping to make it more mainstream. Less than a year after turning heads with an LA Auto Show double debut, it made the trip to Overland Expo West to show how electric power can be a boon rather than bane for overland travel. Its all-electric pickup camper offers an estimated 400 miles (644 km) of range, a roof-top tent and an electric kitchen.

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Smart special edition series bids adieu to gas engines and welcomes the electric era

The Final Collector’s Edition, called the #21 series, is meant to be a "contemporary work of ...

Smart plans to become the first automotive manufacturer to switch its entire lineup from combustion to electric drive. The company will do so next year, but is giving the internal combustion engine a final hurrah with special edition cars created by German industrial designer Konstantin Grcic.

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A quick spin on Boosted's new Rev electric scooter

There's nothing hugely revolutionary to be found in the design of the Boosted Rev, but that ...

After some time honing its craft in the realm of electric skateboards, Boosted has welcomed a different kind of vehicle into its lineup. The Boosted Rev is the company's first foray into the world of folding electric scooters, and after a little of hands-on time ahead of today's launch, we think it might just tick a few boxes for those looking for a new way to get around town.

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Kymera floats fast, lightweight and powerful electric personal watercraft

The Kymera K-X2 will go on sale later this year, or early 2020

Jason Woods began his quest to build an inexpensive and easily hauled personal watercraft way back in 2004. He introduced us to the Kymera jetboard in 2011, which went electric the year after and launched on Kickstarter in 2013. In 2016, we spent some time on the water with the body board, and now the Kymera K-X2 has been announced.

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Rimac teams up with Hyundai and Kia to build electric sportscars

Mate Rimac shakes hands with Hyundai Motor Group Executive Vice Chairman Euisun Chung on an €80-million ...

Rimac, maker of some of the most extreme electric sports cars the planet has ever seen, is about to get its fingers into the mass market pie through a US$90 million investment from Korean automakers Hyundai and Kia.

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Elaphe focuses on efficiency with high-torquing electric hub motor

Sustained power is around 77 kW, with a peak of 110 kW

At the Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Technology expo in Hannover yesterday, Elaphe presented the latest generation of its monster in-wheel electric hub motors, which can now smash out as much as 1,500 Nm and more than 110 kW per wheel.

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Piëch doubles down on its outrageous sub-5-minute EV charging claims

The Piëch Mark Zero looks gorgeous in red, but the real story is its next-gen, ultra ...

People will stop complaining about EV range the minute fast charging is a reality, and new startup Piëch reckons it's got the goods to deliver an 80 percent charge on a 311-mile (500 km) range battery in four minutes, 40 seconds, which is vastly quicker than anything else on the market. Why not just launch the battery, then?

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