The Aptera Alpha Development Vehicle may have some more testing that needs to be completed before you see it on the road, but Jay Leno was fortunate enough to get some behind the wheel time. This EV has 75-horsepower per wheel, or a 225-horsepower combined, and while that sounds a bit lacking when compared to Tesla’s offerings, it never needs to be plugged in, since it recharges itself using solar panels. Read more for the video and additional information.
Lunaz Design unveils the world’s first all-electric Aston Martin DB6, and it will be offered to client worldwide in a highly limited production run in both Left Hand Drive as well as Right Hand Drive configurations. Prices will start at over $1-million USD, with the first deliveries set for the third quarter of 2023. Each one of these Aston Martin DB6 electric conversions will undergo an exhaustive bare-metal restoration and re-engineering process. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Atlis Motor Vehicles recently revealed their first functional prototype XT pickup, which is basically a purpose-built all-electric truck designed specially for work sites. It’s also the first electric work truck in development with a 300, 400 or 500-mile battery that capable of being recharged in under 15 minutes. This vehicle is built on the company’s XP platform, which can be configured as a service body to flatbed upfits. Read more for two videos, additional pictures and information.
The second-generation Tesla Roadster most likely won’t hit the streets until 2024, since its production has been delayed until 2023, but we can most certainly expect CEO Elon Musk to reveal other vehicles between now and then. Designer Khyzyl Saleem decided to show what an all-electric Tesla hypercar could look like. Called “Precept”, it draws inspiration from current electric supercars, like the Porsche Mission R, Czinger, Rimac, Polestar, Lotus Evija, and a few others. Read more for additional pictures and information.
We have seen the future of electric vehicles, and they use an innovative new silicon solid-state battery. Technically speaking, they use both a solid state electrolyte and an all-silicon anode, making it a silicon all-solid-state battery that is not only safer, but longer lasting, and more energy dense. Aside from automobiles, these batteries could also be used for grid storage purposes. Read more for a video and additional information.
MG Motors partnered with SAIC Design to come up with a futuristic electric vehicle concept with a video game-inspired design. The gaming vibes not only flow through aesthetically, but also into the cabin and the real-life driving experience. The British automaker wants passengers to feel as if they are players in a real world treasure hunt of digital art in their cities, complete with a couch / sofa, controller and a screen. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Limited to just 650-units worldwide (325 each for the US and Europe) for release in Q4, Harley-Davidson’s newest electric bicycle pays tribute to the vintage prototype that started it all for their Serial 1 brand. Power comes from an S Mag mid-drive motor paired with a high-end Gates carbon belt drive fed by a 529 Wh battery, enabling it to hit a top speed of 28mph. It does share other similarities with the MOSH / CTY model, including TRP hydraulic disc brakes, internally routed cables / wires, and integrated lighting. Read more for additional pictures and information.
White Motorcycle Concepts debuted the WMC250EV back in June with the goal being to break the land speed record for electric motorbikes, and many months later, they are getting ever so closer to doing so. One of its most notable features is the giant gaping hole in the middle that would typically be occupied by an internal combustion engine. Voxan Wattman currently holds the world’s land speed record for an electric motorcycle at 254 mph, although that may not last too much longer. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Photo credit: Ash Thorp
Automotive designer Ash Thorp from San Diego collaborated with Carlos Colorsponge figured that after the Tesla Cybertruck, Elon Musk will have no choice but to release an electric motorcycle to take on competitors, like BMW. So, the duo came up with “The Sokudo”, a stealthy carbon fiber motorcycle that can shape-shift depending on how fast it is traveling on the road. How? Its flexible chassis can fold for a more aerodynamic position at higher speeds. Read more for two more pictures and a bonus video.
DPD Switzerland, Continental and Futuricum have just set a new Guinness World Record for the longest distance covered by an electric truck without a recharging stop. That’s right, this electric truck managed to travel 682.9-miles (1,099-kilometers) in 23 hours on a single charge. More specifically, the vehicle is a 19-ton Volvo FH converted to an electric drive that now makes 680 hp and has a capacity of 680 kilowatt hours. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.