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Lumos Matrix Helmet — The Gold Standard In Bike Safety

September 29th, 2019 | by Jennifer Sensiba

It's not often that we write reviews of a bike helmet on CleanTechnica. For most people, and for most helmets, there's nothing special. You find one that fits on your head and that meets the applicable safety standards, adjust it to fit, and go. Lumos decided to go above and beyond the normal with their new Matrix helmet. Not only does it protect your head, but it has features that can help prevent an accident from happening in the first place


Monday Motorbikes: The Gateway To Cool

September 23rd, 2019 | by Susanna Schick

I’ve had my eye on Monday since it first popped up on my Instagram feed. They’re cute. But they’re also cool. They’ve still got that vibe of the Puch 50 they’re modeled after. But they also have a modern feel, all black-clad. They follow the Henry Ford Design School -- you can have any color you want, as long as it’s black. Definitely the perfect vehicle for heading to the beach, or to work


The Arcimoto Fun Utility Vehicle Is Officially In Production!

September 19th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

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


Small & Micro EVs Would Sell & Work Better If They Didn’t Look Funny

August 24th, 2019 | by Jennifer Sensiba

As good as small EVs like the Smart (and its motorcycle-engined gas predecessors) do their jobs, they just aren't that appealing. They are built as tall as a more traditional compact hatchback, but much shorter and narrower. I'm sure the reason they're built this way is for ease of entry and exit and other utilitarian purposes, but it gives them a poor drag coefficient along with the odd looks


Etergo Inks Deal To Build Its Fully Electric AppScooter At Home In The Netherlands

July 8th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

Amsterdam-based electric scooter company Etergo was on a quest to build the manufacturing base for its fully electric AppScooter and just this week announced that a decision has been made. The company has partnered with experienced manufacturing company Technologies Added to build its scooter in its backyard (not literally!) in the Netherlands


£90,000 Buys You The Ultimate Electric Café Racer, The Arc Vector

June 30th, 2019 | by Nicolas Zart

By putting the price upfront, Arc Vector wants to remove any potential confusion around this electric motorcycle (e-motorcycle). The performance, like the price, will be wild. Although I've seen more than my fair share of extravagance, my first question is, is this thing wilder than the already insane Lightning Motorcycle LS218? If so, then the Arc Vector electric motorcycle is going to be thunderous!


Electric Scooter Manufacturer Ather Energy Raises $51 Million in Funding

June 5th, 2019 | by Smiti

Bengaluru-based Ather Energy raised a total of $51 million in the latest funding round from multiple investors. Sachin Bansal, the co-founder of one of India’s largest e-commerce website Flipkart, invested $32 million. One of India’s leading two-wheeler manufacturers, Hero MotoCorp converted $19 million debt into equity


XING Mobility Introduces Immersion Cooled Modular Battery Pack System

May 7th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

Taipei, Taiwan-based XING Mobility is leveling up its modular battery system with the introduction of an Immersion Cooled Modular Battery Pack System at The 2019 Battery Show in Stuttgart, Germany. The company will roll the new cooling system out in parallel to a full complement of advanced, integrated components and fully compatible powertrain solutions


Scooter Use Skyrocketing In Cities, But Are They Safe? A Look At The Evidence

May 5th, 2019 | by World Resources Institute

Electric scooters are the latest "new mobility" tech to disrupt the transportation sector. Chances are you've seen someone passing by on one of these small-but-nimble two-wheelers in a city near you. Following the explosive growth of bike-sharing and ride-hailing, scooters reached 38.5 million U.S. trips in


Nissan e-NV200 Electric Van Saves ICE Motorbikes On European Road Trip

May 4th, 2019 | by Tomek Gać

Where did we leave off? Yes, it was that memorable night walk in the streets of Venice with Uncle Google. The plan was simple – charge up where you can and wander around sightseeing the north of Italy while heading towards Rome. Things never seem to go as planned, so right after we left — somewhere near Ravenna — one of the motorbikes in our team broke. It simply refused to go any further



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