Electric Cars

35 Innovative Vehicle Inventions and Electric Transportation

Tiny EVs taking over the market

In recent years, there has been a growing interest in slimming down bulky rides, and electric vehicle company iEV Motors from Denmark has taken the initiative to help save the environment and space with its new slim personal vehicle, the iEVZ. This vehicle can robotically extend its cab to seat a passenger with extra space for storage, and has a carbon steel design and carbon fiber body. With a one-kilowatt battery that offers a range of around 60 miles and the possibility of riding it in biking lanes, the iEVZ is perfect for a daily commute.

Daymak’s Spiritus: the fastest three-wheeler in the world

Daymak, established in Toronto, Canada in the early 2000s, is a pioneer in light electric vehicles (LEVs). With over 100,000 vehicles sold, Daymak is looking to up the ante with its new LEV called Spiritus, which is shaping up to be the world’s fastest three-wheeler. The deluxe model can hit 60 in five seconds, with a top speed of 87 and a range of nearly 250 miles, while the ultimate version can accelerate to 60 in under two seconds, with a top speed of 105 miles per hour. Both models can even mine for cryptocurrency.

The all-electric canoe pickup truck

The all-electric canoe pickup truck is built with the tradesman in mind, with powered workbenches, tool storage, and a modular expandable bed for carrying materials. The adjustable truck bed gains 30 inches of extra length when extended, making it perfect for carrying timber pipes or camping gear. An optional rooftop tent doubles as a solar panel for charging up on the go.

Xshore’s Elex 8000: a modern motor boat

Xshore is a company that holds true to traditional maritime craftsmanship while embracing the new era of smart design and sustainable materials. The Elex 8000 is a ship inspired by classic motor boats, with a commendable cruising speed of 25 knots and a top speed of 35 knots, and can travel up to 100 nautical miles before needing a recharge. The ship is powered by a 225-kilowatt motor that has a 120-kilowatt hour battery capacity, and a 24-inch touchscreen located at the helm gives access to a suite of controls over the vessel.

Cybercat’s amphibious attachment for the Cybertruck

Cybercatamaran (Cybercat for short) has designed two products for the highly criticized yet immensely anticipated Cybertruck from Tesla. The Cybercat is a set of components revolving around two inflatable pontoons that fit inside the bed of the Cybertruck, making it a self-contained amphibious EV. The Cybercat offers a top speed of 22 knots with a max range of 100 nautical miles at 5 knots, while the Cybercat Foiler adds a hydrofoil, elevating the truck out of the water and offering max speeds upwards of 33 knots.

Regent’s sea gliders: electric passenger-carrying wing and ground effect vehicles

Regent manufactures all-electric passenger-carrying wing and ground effect vehicles called Sea Gliders as their means to service coastal routes with modern technology. It operates just a few meters off the water’s surface and masterfully combines the high speed of an airplane with the cheaper operating costs of a boat. The Sea Glider has a range of 180 miles with a speed of 180 miles per hour, and the next-gen batteries will service rides up to 500 miles.

EV tolls: the future of transportation

Rise Aerotech is a smaller startup that is bringing the dream of the Jetsons to life with its upcoming design, the Rise Recon. This EV toll is being designed for a more noble purpose: to take rural users from one destination to another. The Rise Recon is powered by six independent propulsion systems and has a weight of around 300 pounds, a max range of about 25 miles, and a max speed of 63 miles per hour. It will be powered by its own individual removable battery packs, which can be swapped out on the fly.


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Beta Technologies’ Alia 250

The Alia 250 is an electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft being developed by Beta Technologies to transport patients and transplant organs quickly between hospitals. It features a twin tail assembly, angled trusses, dramatically arched wings, and tapered wing tips for lift and propulsion. The Alia 250 is fitted with four vertical lift propellers and one push propeller, each turned by two motors, giving redundancy in case of emergency. The operating range is heavily dependent on cargo, and Beta is aiming for 250 miles or 400 kilometers on a single charge.

Da Vinci Tech Electric Motorcycles

Da Vinci Tech is a dynamics technology company focused on electric mobility. They designed two unique electric motorcycles, the DC Classic and the DC100. The DC Classic has simplicity in mind, boasting only quality materials and adequate metrics. The DC100 is a dynamic robot with flashy chassis, kinetic energy recovery, hill assistance, traction control, and a whole range.

Vanderhall Brawley Electric Car

Vanderhall is an innovative company that creates groundbreaking advancements. The Brawley is an electric car with a slim aerodynamic frame, complete set of 35-inch tires, and a sealed cabin with heat and AC. The Brawley’s 404 horsepower dominates with a range of 200+ miles on a single charge, and less than an hour of idle time is all it takes to charge the battery back up to 80 percent.

Venturi Antarctica

Venturi is a French company focused on electric mobility. The Venturi Antarctica is a bright piece of equipment designed for research stations. It can carry up to six researchers with their equipment, and with a second battery, has a range of 31 miles.

Airspeeder Freestyle Series

Airspeeder’s ultimate goal is to build the highest performance flying car on the market. They introduced the world’s first racing series for manned flying electric cars, the EXA series. The Mark III has seating and controls for a single pilot but was flown remotely during its inaugural flight. The Mark IV has a top speed of 100 miles per hour.

BAM Freestyle UTVs

BAM is an early-stage startup company that looks to forge the efficiency and lower environmental impact of electric vehicle technology into a high-performance frame built solely for the weekend warrior. The Freestyle UTVs are built to go quick on a loose track, with three performance packages available.

Ascend Dynamics’ SkyPack Electric Jetpack

Ascend Dynamics’ SkyPack electric jetpack is a prototype designed to be worn as a backpack while the 12 rotors on either side of the three arms provide lift. Each rotor is powered by its own 7-kilowatt motor for a peak power output of around 112 horsepower. The whole thing is powered by a 50-volt lithium-polymer battery pack, giving it a flight time of around two minutes. Ascend Dynamics has plans to take it further and is currently raising money through PayPal and Patreon donations to develop the next iteration.

Volocopter Electric Aviation

Volocopter is a company that pursues electric flight and is committed to providing an air taxi service in Singapore with commercial flights.

Volo Connect: The Future of Urban Air Mobility

Volo Connect, an extension of Volo City and Urban Air Taxi service, is a fixed-wing aircraft that uses two propulsion fans and six electrical motors and rotors. It can transport up to four passengers up to 62 miles at a maximum speed of 155 miles per hour and a travel speed of 112 miles per hour. Volo IQ, the brain behind this innovation, provides complete digital visibility of the complex urban air mobility ecosystem in real-time. Volo IQ is also used in other innovations such as Volo Port and Volo Drone. Volo Connect is peaceful and quiet and connects the suburbs to the cities easily, making it a top contender in the urban air mobility market.

Von Mercier’s Arosa: The Luxury Sports Hovercraft

Von Mercier’s Arosa is a luxury hovercraft with a directional control system that takes advantage of thrust vectored side fans. It has a much finer lateral control than the average floating transport and can take yaw turns with some brake support. Although its ride lasts only 90 minutes at max, the Arosa has a top speed of 60 mph and can reach ranges of up to 45 miles on a single charge. It is not registered for road travel, and nearly every state perceives it as a boat legally. The Arosa is designed to be used by yacht-goers when they want to play on the beach, and its hefty price tag sits at around $100,000.

Renault’s Air 4: The Futuristic Flying Car

Renault’s Air 4 is a futuristic take on the classic Renault 4L, combining an old-school 4L chassis and an X-frame with four dual-blade propellers at each corner. The propellers are powered by 22,000 milliampere hour battery packs with a total capacity of 90,000 milliamp hours. Once airborne, the Air 4 tilts forward 45 degrees or more and has a top horizontal flying speed of around 58 miles per hour. Although we do not know how long this car bird can stay in flight or how the pilot operates it, Renault says that the maximum altitude reaches about 2,300 feet. Since it is only a showpiece, we may never see traditional production, but we could see something like this from other companies.

Balthasar’s Revolt: The Best Electric Track Car

Balthasar’s Revolt is a sleek and elegant electric track car that delivers a total of 500 brake horsepower and 1000 newton meters of torque with its two-motor system. With a 700-volt battery pack that makes up over half of its weight, the Revolt has an estimated range of 373 miles in the city. The carbon fiber steering wheel is removable, and the full carbon fiber racing seats offer a formula one-style driving position, making it the perfect car for track enthusiasts.

The Aussie Invader 5R: The Land Speed Record-Breaker

The Aussie Invader 5R was designed to break the sound barrier and hit at least a thousand miles an hour. It has a huge liquid by propellant rocket engine capable of producing 62,000 pounds of thrust and a mind-bending 200,000 horsepower. The man behind the mayhem, Roscoe McGlashan, already holds the Australian speed record of 498.7 miles per hour and is confident he can beat the current standing record by at least 240 miles per hour, that’s a speed of 763 miles per hour set 23 years ago in the USA.

Kitty Hawk’s Heaviside: The Single Passenger EV Toll

Kitty Hawk’s Heaviside is a single-passenger EV toll that has received airworthiness approval from the FAA. It has a range of 100 miles and can fly up to 180 mph. Kitty Hawk has decades of experience in anything and everything flying, and the Heaviside is no exception to their legacy of making quality flying machines.

Electric Vehicles Shaping the Future of Transportation

The world is moving towards a more sustainable future, and electric vehicles are at the forefront of this movement. The advantages of electric vehicles are numerous, from being environmentally friendly to energy-efficient, and it is no surprise that even the military is adopting them. The heavy side, developed by Kitty Hawk, claims to use half the energy per mile of a Tesla Model S and can reach speeds of up to 180 miles per hour with a range of 100 miles on a single charge. Canoo, a lifestyle vehicle company, is also making strides with their modular platform, offering an electric van with an 80 kWh battery and speeds of up to 250 miles per hour.

Canoo’s Other Projects

  • Multipurpose Delivery Vehicle (MPDV): designed to carry and deliver up to 450 cubic feet of cargo efficiently
  • Pickup: an aesthetically striking electric pickup truck with an eight-foot bed, payload capacity of 1,800 pounds, and a targeted horsepower above 500

Electric racing is also gaining popularity, and the E1 series aims to take this philosophy to the open seas. The race bird is a sleek watercraft designed with hydrofoil technology, lifting it 16 inches out of the water to reduce drag. Another innovative vehicle is the D1 by Arcimoto, a three-wheeled pod operated remotely with speeds exceeding 70 miles per hour and a range of more than 100 miles on a single charge. The D1 is based on the FUV or Fun Utility Vehicle, a fully electric personal vehicle with two motors that can hit the same speeds and ranges.

Gusong is another company making strides with electric vehicles, designing a skateboard platform for trucks. These platforms are designed for Class 8 tractors and straight trucks from 18 feet to 44 feet, and there is even a 100-hydrogen option with a range of roughly 500 miles, with a refill taking less than 20 minutes. Alpha Motor Corporation also pursues a cleaner future with its robust lineup, including the Saga, a rough and tumble retroesque electric vehicle with a range of over 300 miles, and the Super Saga, designed for speed with a 0-60 acceleration of 4.6 seconds.

Finally, Opener is taking to the skies with the Black Fly, an easy-to-use and safe electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) vehicle. The Black Fly has undergone thousands of flight tests and hundreds of thousands of propulsion endurance tests, with safety measures such as redundant motors and a ballistic parachute system.

Revolutionizing Transportation with Alternative Energy Sources

As the global cry for alternative energy continues, many companies are looking to various means to help out. In this article, we explore some of the innovative transportation solutions being developed using alternative energy sources.

Zuri’s VTOL Vehicle

Zuri, a check-based company, is set to release a vertical takeoff and lift (VTOL) vehicle that will have a range of almost 450 miles. The design, which can accommodate three to four people, utilizes battery packs with a combustion motor for driving the vehicle during flights. While still in development, Zuri is working diligently to meet its project obligations.

SCG’s Liquid Hydrogen-Powered Dune Strider

Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus (SCG) is working on a dune strider called Boot, which runs on liquid hydrogen. While liquid hydrogen is much more energy-dense than gasoline, it is not easily acquired, and the infrastructure to support it is lacking. SCG hopes to push the boundaries with this project and race the Boot in the 2022 Baja 1000.

Nawa Technologies’ Ultra-Fast Battery Technology

Nawa Technologies has developed a hybrid battery-electric motorcycle with 10 times more power and five times more energy than existing ultra-capacitors. Their technology combines a 9 kWh lithium battery with a 0.1 kWh ultra-capacitor, resulting in an astounding range of 180 miles. Nawa hopes to improve alternative transportation as a whole with their technology.

Go Fly’s Personal Flying Vehicle Competition

Go Fly is a competition open to inventors, engineers, designers, and enthusiasts to create the best personal flying vehicle with a prize pool of one million dollars. The competition has 855 teams working across 103 countries. The final competition includes Flycart 2, The Area, The Device S1, The Airboard 2.0, and The Aera Aviabike.

Tetra Aviation’s Lightweight Roto-Sensation

Tetra Aviation’s lightweight 33 roto sensation is a quad-winged aircraft designed for personal transport. With 32 rotors on the wings and a single pusher in the rear, it features a 13.5 kWh battery with a top cruising speed of 100 miles per hour.

Candela’s Hydrofoil Technology

Candela uses hydrofoil technology to create public transit and personal speedboats. The Candela C7 is the world’s first all-electric long-range speedboat with a hydrofoil system combined with a flight control system that mimics airplanes. It boasts a range of 50 nautical miles at 22 knots with a top speed of 30 knots.

Genoptera’s J2000

Genoptera’s J2000 is an impressive take on the flying car, using the Genoptera propulsion system with VTOL and hovering to accomplish flight with a cruise speed of 200 miles an hour and a max range of 200 miles.

Fellow Motorcycle’s Fast Charging Battery System

Fellow Motorcycle boasts a 48 horsepower electric motor that provides 750 newton meters of instantly available torque, making the zero to 60 mile per hour sprint in a blisteringly fast 2.7 seconds.

Tesla’s Market Dominance

Tesla holds 23% of the battery electric market in 2020, making it a core figure in the marketplace.

Introducing the Arc One: A Luxury Electric Boat

The Arc One is a new luxury electric boat aimed at the high-end market. With its sleek design and modern features, the Arc One promises to be better than any boat in its class. The company is planning to incorporate a 373 kW motor that will allow for a top speed of around 34 knots. The battery has a capacity of 220 kWh, which is three times that of a Tesla Model Y and can support voyages of up to five hours.

Charging and Safety Features

The Arc One supports levels 1 through 3 electric charging and uses a combined charging system or CCS type 1. All electrical components are watertight sealed, making it safe to use. However, the company recommends using the boat on fresh water rivers and lakes. If you take it out to seawater, it will require more maintenance and cleaning.

Pricing and Availability

The Arc One is set to release in the summer of 2022 as a limited edition luxury cruiser with a price tag of around $300,000. The company is also planning a mass-market version, but that is still a while away.

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