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Global e-Mobility Funding Report — Q3 2019

The Global e-Mobility Funding Report for the third quarter of 2019 showed a total of $2.7 billion raised by 45 electric vehicle (EV) companies across the world. This funding amount is even higher in reality since another 18 EV-related companies didn’t disclose any financial details

Piaggio Launches Electric Ape w/ Battery Swap Tech

The Piaggio Ape (that’s “app-eh,” not “ape”) E-City will feature a long flat battery mounted low in the chassis. That design will help the three-wheeler to maximize interior cargo volume while also aiding in dynamic handling. That’s because the heavy battery will help naturally lower the E-City’s center of gravity

Scooters Have Improved, But They’ve Still Got Issues

For those of you who live in places with scooters on the sidewalks everywhere, this is probably old news, but my habit of living in the hinterlands does give me a unique perspective on the scooter phenomenon. I do ride one from time to time, but then I’m away from them for months at a time. When things change, I don’t experience it gradually

Damon Wants Better Motorcycle Safety Through Situational Awareness

While there have been companies selling electric motorcycles since before Tesla was selling cars, Damon Motorcycles is looking to set itself apart from the competition by offering real safety systems to help reduce collisions

The Turboant X7 Electric Scooter Is An Affordable Last Mile Option For Commuters On The Go

In the world of electric scooters, the market is still very much in flux. The first round of e-scooters brought a glimpse of the promise of micromobility to the masses, but with many of the early products failing to hold up to the rigors of daily use. The team at Turboant has worked through the early learnings from the first iteration and is now back with the second version of the Turboant X7 that promises to correct the missing handle and loose battery issues that plagued the first of its name

On-Road & Off-Road — The Daymak Beast 2.0 Is Appealing

https://daymak.com/offroad/beast2.htmlAre you an adventurer who loves it all? Busy urban streets and … winding, hidden country roads. This may be the perfect solo getaway vehicles. The Daymak Beast 2.0 is great for quiet cruises through the wilderness, or for city commutes

The Arcimoto Fun Utility Vehicle Is Officially In Production!

Mark Frohnmayer and the crew of creative crafters at Arcimoto have spent years refining the three-wheeled electric vehicle they call the Fun Utility Vehicle. After eight major revisions, 3 new configurations, a vehicle rental scheme, and all the excitement of taking the company public, they are finally starting production of the first retail builds of the Fun Utility Vehicle

Rayvolt Tapped To Supply Barcelona-Based Scooter & Bike Sharing Network YEGO

CleanTechnica visited Barcelona to get the inside scoop on ebike upstart Rayvolt and we happened upon some exciting news about the company building custom bikes for local bike and scooter sharing network YEGO. Rayvolt has been tapped by Barcelona-based scooter and bike sharing network YEGO to build a custom ebike and standing electric scooter to be used on the YEGO network

After The Hoversurf Bike Comes The eVTOL Hoversurf Formula

HoverSurf Formula eVTOLAs cool as the Hoversurf Hoverbike is, the company is now working on another electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) air vehicle, the Hoversurf Formula. There are bigger ambitions for the latter

China Is Leading The World To An Electric Future: Four Takeaways From My Recent Visit

You don’t have to look far to see that China is leading the world’s electric car revolution. I had the unique opportunity to witness this first-hand while visiting China this past June to attend the first annual Energy Internet Innovation and Entrepreneurship Summit (EIIES) in Chengdu, China