Author: Steve Duda

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E-Bike Market Could Be Ready To Pop

Electric bicycles are ready for their closeup. As a couple of major manufacturers get closer to the launch of their electric bicycles, get ready for more hype, more marketing and more competition in what looks to be a growing market.… Read More
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Electric-Bus First: A Fleet For Canadian City

The city of Windsor, Ontario, which sits directly across the Detroit River from Motown, recently announced that it’s signed a letter of intent with China-based electric vehicle manufacturer BYD to supply the city with an electric bus fleet. In a… Read More
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Electric Drag Bike Breaks 200 MPH Barrier

Electric motorcycle drag racing — and perhaps the entire electric vehicle industry — took a major step forward this month when rider Larry “Spiderman” McBride pulled off a world record drag race time and became the first electric vehicle to… Read More
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Can’t Drive 55? Say Hello To The Evelio K1

Who’s ready for a brand new, super expensive electric supercar? After all, Tesla no longer manufactures the Roadster and the Fisker Karma, to be fair, is more of a luxury sedan than a genuine high torque, high horsepower asphalt eating… Read More
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German EV Makers Go For Cheaper, Lighter, Safer

According to a consortium of European automotive industry engineers, government officials and academics, the current crop of electric vehicles (EVs) now on the market could be better — a lot better. This generation of electric cars, they say, are either… Read More
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Food Truck Fad Takes An All-Electric Turn

A century and a half before becoming one of the hottest foodie trends of the past decade, they were called chuck wagons. The chuck wagon begot the canteen. The canteen begot the roach coach. They roach coach gave birth to… Read More
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Steam-Car Speed Record Of 148 MPH On The Line

Back in the very early days of automobiling, steam cars outnumbered other forms of propulsion such as gasoline or electricity. In the U.S. in 1902 for example, 485 of 909 new car registrations were steamers and models such as the… Read More
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Philadelphia Trains’ Harvested Energy A Money Maker

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority (SEPTA) in not just an average transit authority. SEPTA is huge, operating various forms of public transit including bus, subway and elevated rail, commuter rail, light rail, and electric trolley bus around the greater Philadelphia… Read More

Fast Fuel: EV Quick Charging Lures Schneider

French-based Schneider Electric doesn’t have a large public profile in the United States, but the company has been in business since 1836 — the same year Martin Van Buren was elected president of the United States and Sam Houston was… Read More
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Znug Unveils Its Anime-Inspired Lowrider E-Bike

What do you give the cyberpunk who has everything? How about a low-riding, anime-inspired Japanese electric motorbike/scooter? Designed by Kota Nezu’s Znug Design and fabricated and manufactured by Autostaff Suehiro, a company well known in the vibrant Japanese custom motorcycle… Read More
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Hydrogen Bus Cleans Up Military Base Commute

Located south of Tacoma, Washington, Joint Base Lewis-McChord is a massive military facility that combines the U.S. Army’s Fort Lewis and the U.S. Air Force’s McChord Air Force Base. Taking up almost 16 square miles, the sprawling installation has more… Read More
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$9,000 EV Is Here, All 770 Pounds Of It

There are cars made by BMW called the Mini. There are mini cars, such as Smart Fortwo and the Fiat 500 designed to take advantage of the light weight and easy maneuverability of a small frame. And then there are… Read More
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Wanted: Fuel Cell Baggage-Towing Tractors

Got an idea for an advanced fuel cell baggage-towing tractor you’ve been dying to build and test but just don’t have the money? The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) wants to talk to you — and the result could be… Read More