Here’s a great video put together telling the origin story of Rivian. A 26 year old starts a billion dollar car company from nothing.. pretty incredible story.
Lucid Air Shoots for the Sky
Still prototyping building out their factory.. but promising big things. The biggest being a more efficient battery.. able to eek out a 400 mile range. I hope it’s true. At that point the talk of range anxiety should vanish. https://electrek.co/2020/02/05/lucid-air-tesla-range-efficiency/
Cake Electric Motorcycle
If Ikea were to make an electric motorcycle this would be it. 50mph, 3hr range, $13,000 USD
Don’t call it a blimp. It’s an airship. Travel the sky in style on journeys of over 4000 nautical miles with 15 of your closest friends. Supposedly 75% more efficient than other forms of aerial transportation. An all electric version is in development. I’m stoked about this.. I’ve always been a fan of airships. Seriously, […]
The Hummer Electric Pickup
Hummers were a ridiculous middle finger to the environment when they were released to the public. I mean.. the point of the military Hummer (or Humvee or HMMWV) was an armored truck. But again, this is the land of the civilian assault rifle. But, here we are. This thing could actually do well. A monstrous […]
Zero Electric Plane
“It’s a conceptual billboard that [is designed to] arrest people for a moment,” says Doucet. “At its lowest point of impact, it would make people question, ‘Why aren’t there electric commuter planes?’ At the highest impact, producers of short-haul flights, everyone from Airbus and Boeing to your Bombardiers and Gulfstreams, . . . [ are […]
SEGWAY APEX ELECTRIC MOTORCYCLE
With 0-60 in 2.9 seconds with a top speed of 125 it’s almost more of a crazy scooter. No details on range from the now Chinese (Ninebot) owned Segway. https://uncrate.com/segway-apex-electric-motorcycle/
Toyota Invests $349M in Joby VTOL
Joby’s 200mph VTOL has a range of 150 miles. “Toyota’s investment was part of a Series C financing round, in which Joby raised $590 million. Past investors have included Intel Capital, JetBlue Technology Ventures and Toyota AI Ventures.” https://www.engadget.com/2020/01/16/toyota-flying-taxi-joby-investment/
Lucid Air Luxury Car
400 mile range @ 200mph with 1000hp. Seems reasonable. Supposedly all of this can be yours for only $60k. Lucid took in over $1B in funding from a group in Saudi so it’s certainly possible this could happen.
Tesla releases new design drawing
This came along with an announcement to product a “Chinese” inspired design to be delivered around the world. As always, details from Tesla are sparse.