Archive for July 16th, 2010

Brammo Empulse – Electric Bike that Reaches 100 MPH and Boasts 100-Mile Range

July 16th, 2010

Brammo, an electric vehicle company with headquarters in Ashland, Oregon, United States, has recently presented an electric motorcycle called Empulse.

The motorcycle boasts a 50-horsepower motor and can reach a speed of over 100 miles per hour and a range of 100 miles on a single charge.

Probably the most interesting feature of the bike is its price that is rather low considering the performance of Empulse. The price starts at $9,995. However, the 100-mile-range battery upgrade increases the price of the bike till $13,995. » Read more: Brammo Empulse – Electric Bike that Reaches 100 MPH and Boasts 100-Mile Range

Fiat to Produce Hybrid Version of Its Small TwinAir 500

July 16th, 2010

The Italian carmaker Fiat looks forward to start developing a hybrid version of its compact vehicle TwinAir 500, able to register over 100mpg.

Engineers at Fiat will give the 900cc two-cylinder vehicle an electric boost, thus reducing carbon dioxide emissions to just 70g/km.

Fiat will include in its new version of TwinAir its advanced dual clutch transmission. The goal is to introduce a small 5kW (8bhp) electric motor into the vehicle’s gearbox casing. » Read more: Fiat to Produce Hybrid Version of Its Small TwinAir 500