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Mercedes-Benz Introduces EQC Crossover, Its First All-Electric Production Vehicle at werd.com

Mercedes-Benz Introduces EQC Crossover, Its First All-Electric Production Vehicle

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With the unveiling of the EQC crossover, Mercedes-Benz is stepping squarely into the ring with its first full production, all-electric vehicle. At the same time, they’re launching a whole new automotive division, called simply EQ. This new mid-size  SUV is all wheel drive and powered by a pair of electric motors, one up front and one in the back. Its 200-mile range is pretty impressive and so are the other numbers: 402 horsepower and 564 pound-feet of torque. The interior, details and design language all draft off the latest iterations of the current lineup. The forthcoming EQC will be ready for public consumption at some point in 2020.

The 2020 Mini Cooper SE is All-Electric at werd.com

The 2020 Mini Cooper SE is All-Electric

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Drivers on the hunt for an electric vehicle will soon have another solid option. The 2020 Mini Cooper SE is Mini’s first-ever production electric car. With its 181-hp electric motor, it retains the fun “go kart-like” handling Mini is known for while boasting a 168-mile range. A DC Fast charger allows it to recharge to 80% in just 35 minutes. For even more efficiency, it also features regenerative braking—another first for Mini.

Bollinger Motors B1 All-Electric SUV Looks Like an Instant Classic at werd.com

Bollinger Motors B1 All-Electric SUV Looks Like an Instant Classic

Posted in Automotive and Trucks

Bollinger Motors, based in upstate New York, just rolled out its first vehicle, an all-electric SUV called the B1. The heavy duty design has a boxy Rover/Hummer vibe and the 100 kWh battery will give it a 200 mile range. It delivers approx. 360 horsepower and 472 lb-foot of torque making it a legit off-road and & work vehicle. 0 to 60 comes in at 4.5. The interior is simple & utilitarian but well designed and also has that vintage-classic vibe. Pre-order yours for 2018.

Maserati Alfieri Electric Sports Car at werd.com

Maserati Alfieri Electric Sports Car

Posted in Automotive and Exotic

Based around the sleek & futuristic design of their Alfieri Concept Car, Maserati plans to unveil its first electric vehicle … but not until 2020. Aside from images highlighting the stunning lines of this luxury 2-door sports car, few other details are currently known about the yet-to-be-developed powerplant for this first-ever electric Maserati.

Aston Martin Introduces Its First Electric: The Rapide E at werd.com

Aston Martin Introduces Its First Electric: The Rapide E

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Based on the original Rapide super-sedan, Aston Martin’s forthcoming Rapide E will be the automaker’s first-ever all-electric vehicle. The combination of a center-mounted 65.0-kWh battery pack and two rear-mounted electric motors generate 602 horsepower and 701 lb-ft of torque. That translates to a top-speed of 155MPH and a range of roughly 200 miles. Only 155 of these hand-built supercars will be produced.

Cadillac is Working On an All-Electric Crossover at werd.com

Cadillac is Working On an All-Electric Crossover

Posted in Automotive and Cars

The most interesting forthcoming Cadillac is two things that heretofore have never been combined under the luxury GM nameplate: it’s electric & it’s a crossover. So far all the world has seen are some Tesla-esque images. No stats. Not even a name. What we do know, it will be using GM’s “BEV3” electric vehicle platform.

Volvo Rolls Out Its First All-Electric: The XC40 Recharge at werd.com

Volvo Rolls Out Its First All-Electric: The XC40 Recharge

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With the ambitious goal of producing only electric vehicles by 2025, Swedish automaker Volvo has just unveiled its first-ever all-electric, the XC40 Recharge SUV. Based on the existing XC40 platform, it is powered by a 78-kWh battery and a pair of electric motors, to produce an impressive 402 HP and 487 lb. ft. of torque, with a range of 200-250 miles. Volvo is also giving Recharge buyers a year of free charging.

Lampuga Drops In with an Inflatable Electric Surfboard at werd.com

Lampuga Drops In with an Inflatable Electric Surfboard

Posted in Gear for Men

The inflatable Lampuga electric jetboard not only eliminates the need for waves, it is a portable, packable shred stick designed for easy assembly & transport. Winner of a 2019 Red Dot Design Award, it features a simple 2-part design with a 14 horsepower electric jet motor that delivers speeds over 30MPH and a 45-minute run-time. The plug & play battery recharges in 120 minutes. The inflatable portion of the board pumps up in under a minute and is constructed of rugged double-layer PVC. Snap it together & rip.

Curtiss Motorcycles Rolls Out Zeus, Their First Electric Bike at werd.com

Curtiss Motorcycles Rolls Out Zeus, Their First Electric Bike

Posted in Automotive and Motorcycles

Alabama-based custom v-twin bike builders Curtiss Motorcycles (previously Confederate Motors) switched up their game to begin creating the next generation of electric motorcycles. Their first bike, Zeus, is quite clearly a beast of a different breed. It’s powered by a 14.4 kWh Li-ion battery pack & two high-output electric motors that produce in 170 hp (127 kW) and some serious torque.

GoSun Fusion is a Hybrid Solar/Electric Oven at werd.com

GoSun Fusion is a Hybrid Solar/Electric Oven

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The latest solar cooking innovation from GoSun is called the Fusion. In addition to its two sets of parabolic reflectors, there is also an electric heating element. This means cloudy days or early evenings won’t keep you from cooking. They offer a portable power supply for the oven, and even when using the electric heating element, the Fusion is 5X more efficient than a normal oven & it can go anywhere.

Curtiss Rolls Out Zeus Radial “V8” Electric at werd.com

Curtiss Rolls Out Zeus Radial “V8” Electric

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It’s hard to picture this thing actually rolling down the road but the Curtiss Motorcycles Zeus Radial is a functioning—and super-fast—motorbike powered by an electric motor designed in a cool “V8” configuration. The look of the “engine” is actually 8 cylindrical batteries that make up the “V” formation. The YASA P400 R Series electric motor produces 217 horsepower and 147 lb. ft. of torque. If those numbers don’t mean much to you, we’ll translate: it’s scary fast.

Bundl Is The World’s First Electric Heated Sleeping Bag With Smart Sensor Technology at werd.com

Bundl Is The World’s First Electric Heated Sleeping Bag With Smart Sensor Technology

An electric sleeping bag? Your friends might laugh but only until they’re shivering and you’re throwing a leg out to cool down. The Bundl electric-heated sleeping bag features smart sensor technology that lets you power up, heat up and control your sleeping temp via the Bundl app. With 3 internal carbon fiber heating panels it also offers zone-controlled heating offering a wide-range of warmth from -10º – 30ºf. A funded Kickstarter.

Infiniti’s Prototype 9 Electric Merges the 1940s with the Future at werd.com

Infiniti’s Prototype 9 Electric Merges the 1940s with the Future

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Unveiled at the annual Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance auto event, the Prototype 9 from Infiniti is a 1940s-inspired electric race car. The body of the car was completely handmade with panels hand-beaten and shaped by artisans at Nissan. The drivetrain however, is modern: it’s got a 120kW (148hp) electric motor powered by a 30kWh lithium-ion battery that goes 0-62mph  in 5.5 seconds with a top speed of 106mph. Unfortunately, it’s one-of-a-kind. At least for now.

Sondors Electric Bike at werd.com

Sondors Electric Bike

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The sub-500-dollar Sondors Electric Bike is set to be the most affordable E-Bike on the market. Available in both a fat tire & narrow tire model, the bike’s Li-Ion powered 350W electric motor will hit top speeds of 20MPH with a 50-mile range.

Energica EVA Electric Streetfighter at werd.com

Energica EVA Electric Streetfighter

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Modena, Italy is exporting more than premium olive oil these days. The city’s Motor Valley is also turning out some of the world’s best electric motorcycles. The EVA Streetfighter is the second production bike from Energica Motors. Aggressive, Italian styling is evident but power comes from a quiet, 95 hp (71 kW) electric motor that gives the EVA a top speed of 124MPH with varying performance options in 4 different drive modes.

Lightyear One is a Solar-Assist Electric with a 450-Mile Range at werd.com

Lightyear One is a Solar-Assist Electric with a 450-Mile Range

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The Lightyear One is a promising prototype from the engineers & solar-power scientists at Lightyear. Due to hit the streets as soon as 2021, it’s a plug-in electric that boasts 450-miles of range & features integrated solar panels all over the body. The car is powered by a 4-pack of electric motors & goes from 0-62 in 10 seconds. The solar panels can supply the car with up to 12km of range per hour—which is sweet progress—as these solar cells are up to 20% more efficient than the standard. Pre-order for the first 500 cars is open now.

Audi Introduces All Electric e-tron SUV for 2019 at werd.com

Audi Introduces All Electric e-tron SUV for 2019

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Audi just took the wrapper off the e-tron, the German automaker’s first all electric SUV.  Two electric motors power the all-wheel-drive e-tron. A 95 kWh battery gives it what Audi says is “well over 400 kilometers” of estimated range, or more than 248 miles on a full charge.  It comes equipped with LED lighting, air suspension, and 20-inch wheels. The 5-seater luxury SUV will hit dealerships in mid-2019.

Harley Davidson Introduces Electric Bikes for Tykes at werd.com

Harley Davidson Introduces Electric Bikes for Tykes

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Motorcycle ridership in the USA is dying fast. Rather than prep for the funeral, Harley Davidson is taking a longview, building electric bikes for kids, who they hope will become the next generation of motorcyclists. To that end they’ve created two new kids push bikes, the Iron E12 for riders age 3-5 & the Iron E16, for riders age 5-7. They have no pedals but instead feature electric hub motors that allow for speeds up to 11MPH which can be set & adjusted by parents. Battery run-times: 30-60 minutes.

This Electric Boat from Q Yachts Looks Like a Classic Already at werd.com

This Electric Boat from Q Yachts Looks Like a Classic Already

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With the introduction of the Q30, Q Yachts is making it known that electric vehicles are not just for the roads. The Q30 is silent and elegant, featuring unparalleled hydrodynamics that make it super efficient. It is also of course a zero emissions watercraft, so it’s much cleaner for the environment and safer than fuel-powered boats. It is driven by an Oceanvolt AXC20 electric motor with 20kW of continuous power & the battery is a 30- or 60kW lithium unit. Maximum speed: 15 knots. Range: up to 80nm. Beneath the deck is a generous & nicely appointed cabin.