RESET Special: Is Electromobility Key to a Future-Proof City?

 

Is the future electric? Our roads might still be dominated by conventional cars right now, but when it comes to e-mobility, there are promising developments. We looked at the current status quo, the potentials and future predictions, for an electric revolution.

SunCycles: Solar-Powered E-Bikes for Namibia

SunCycles is supplying Namibia with the latest in sustainable transportation - the country's first ever fleet of solar-powered e-bikes.

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Meet Noah, the World’s First Recyclable Car

Powered by electricity, completely recyclable and made from renewable materials - does this sound like a car to you? Absolutely. Say hello to "Noah".

Mobotiq: Autonomous Build-Them-Yourself Electric Vehicles

The French startup Mobotiq wants to decentralise urban transport - with the help of DIY vehicles and the Ethereum blockchain.

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In Shanghai Now You Can Do Karaoke While You Wait for Your EV to Charge

How about doing a bit of karaoke while your EV tanks up? In Shanghai, now you can. Could the sing-while-you-wait concept give e-mobility a boost in Europe too?

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Veemo: the Pedal-Powered Velomobil That Thinks It’s a Car

What if you could combine the versatility of a bike with the functionality of a car? Say hello to the Veemo.

BMW’s E-Bike Concept Wants to Rise Above Congestion. Literally.

BMW's Vision E3 Way concept proposes an 'elevated, electric and efficient' solution to urban congestion and cyclist safety.

How Much Could You Really Save by Switching to an EV?

Would switching from petrol to electric help you cut costs and your carbon footprint? A new tool could help you find out from the comfort of your own laptop.

Vehicle-to-Grid: Using Electric Cars To Store Renewable Energy

Electric cars that aren't currently on the move could be used to help stabilise energy grids, make electricity from renewable energy sources more viable and generate extra income for EV owners. That's the goal of the Munich-based company The Mobility House and their smart Vehicle-to-Grid technology.

Solmove: Will German Cars Soon Be Driving on Solar Roads?

The German startup Solmove has developed a system of glass panels embedded with solar cells that can be used to cover roads and generate energy. It's the latest step in solar road technology, and looks set to give a boost to the electric car market too.