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Erik Buell’s futuristic electric motorcycle ‘Fuell’ unveiled
Erik Buell is a world famous motorcycle designer, often considered a pioneer of modern race motorcycle technology, who started off his career as an engineer for Harley-Davidson. From there, he started his own company - Buell Motorcycles - which was eventually, in a full-cycle moment, purchased by his former employer. Harley-Davidson was happy to leave him in charge, which ultimately resulted in a great new innovation being launched just the other week. Prototypes Fuell Flow-1 and Fuell Fluid-1 With a lot of fanfare, Buell introduced his newest electric motorcycle brand, titled ‘Fuell’. And it is not just the design that is extremely flashy and futuristic, the brand also stands out through its introduction of truly tech-infused electric bicycles. For this, Buell has partnered up with Formula-1 boss Frédéric Vasseur and VanguardSpark Motorcycles founder Francois-Xavier Terny.   The first two prototypes of this new electric motorcycle brand were already announced: the Fuell Flow-1 and the Fuell Fluid-1. While the Flow-1 is an actual electric motorcycle, the Fluid-1 is better classified as an e-bike, with its maximum speed of 32 or 45 km/h. Both vehicles would classify as those intended for urban mobility, so mainly meant for use within cities, due to their limited range. The Flow-1 e-motorcycle will be released in 11kW (125cc) and 35 kW (motorcycle license) versions, both of which boast 50 liters of internal storage and an interesting series of innovations (such as a proprietary wheel-motor and a connected dashboard). The Fluid-1 e-bike, on the other hand, is equipped with two removable batteries adding up to 1,000Wh, allowing for a range of up to 200 kilometers. It will also be released in two versions, the Pedelec - with a maximum of 32 km/h - and the S-Pedelec - with a maximum of 45 km/h. When asked for the vision of the Fuell brand, the founders are quick to point at the problem of the saturated cities - including massive issues with pollution, traffic jams and noise. Especially now that there are more and more cities implementing regulations that limits the use of internal combustion engines, e-alternatives are swimming in a blue ocean. Urban mobility facilitated using  e-bikes Fuell is looking to offer a complete and unique selection of all kinds of two wheelers (fully electric, obviously) that are uniquely suited to cater to the market of urban “macro-mobility”. This includes all kind of inner-city journals which require a personal vehicle to cover distances that are greater than 3 miles.   With this, the goal is to ultimately render cars useless for city-traffic, providing a sustainable and green alternative to the polluting four wheelers that are bound to clog up our highways and parking garages. At the same time, it could reduce the strain on public transport - currently overcrowded during rush hours with impatient commuters. Riding electronically for more fun, freedom and emotion With Fuell, the goal is to revive urban travel and inject it with a much needed dose of freedom and emotion. Riders will, as the company advertises, enjoy a truly unique e-riding experience that is different, innovative, upgradeable and attractive; perfectly in line with the needs of tomorrow’s society. The Flow-1 is set to be released in a few years, at a price of just under $11,000 - and the Fluid next year, at about $3,250. So pricing is pretty competitive, with various add-ons available as upgrades. Definitely something to watch out for in the upcoming years.   https://www.whatsorb.com/category/automotive
Erik Buell is a world famous motorcycle designer, often considered a pioneer of modern race motorcycle technology, who started off his career as an engineer for Harley-Davidson. From there, he started his own company - Buell Motorcycles - which was eventually, in a full-cycle moment, purchased by his former employer. Harley-Davidson was happy to leave him in charge, which ultimately resulted in a great new innovation being launched just the other week. Prototypes Fuell Flow-1 and Fuell Fluid-1 With a lot of fanfare, Buell introduced his newest electric motorcycle brand, titled ‘Fuell’. And it is not just the design that is extremely flashy and futuristic, the brand also stands out through its introduction of truly tech-infused electric bicycles. For this, Buell has partnered up with Formula-1 boss Frédéric Vasseur and VanguardSpark Motorcycles founder Francois-Xavier Terny.   The first two prototypes of this new electric motorcycle brand were already announced: the Fuell Flow-1 and the Fuell Fluid-1. While the Flow-1 is an actual electric motorcycle, the Fluid-1 is better classified as an e-bike, with its maximum speed of 32 or 45 km/h. Both vehicles would classify as those intended for urban mobility, so mainly meant for use within cities, due to their limited range. The Flow-1 e-motorcycle will be released in 11kW (125cc) and 35 kW (motorcycle license) versions, both of which boast 50 liters of internal storage and an interesting series of innovations (such as a proprietary wheel-motor and a connected dashboard). The Fluid-1 e-bike, on the other hand, is equipped with two removable batteries adding up to 1,000Wh, allowing for a range of up to 200 kilometers. It will also be released in two versions, the Pedelec - with a maximum of 32 km/h - and the S-Pedelec - with a maximum of 45 km/h. When asked for the vision of the Fuell brand, the founders are quick to point at the problem of the saturated cities - including massive issues with pollution, traffic jams and noise. Especially now that there are more and more cities implementing regulations that limits the use of internal combustion engines, e-alternatives are swimming in a blue ocean. Urban mobility facilitated using  e-bikes Fuell is looking to offer a complete and unique selection of all kinds of two wheelers (fully electric, obviously) that are uniquely suited to cater to the market of urban “macro-mobility”. This includes all kind of inner-city journals which require a personal vehicle to cover distances that are greater than 3 miles.   With this, the goal is to ultimately render cars useless for city-traffic, providing a sustainable and green alternative to the polluting four wheelers that are bound to clog up our highways and parking garages. At the same time, it could reduce the strain on public transport - currently overcrowded during rush hours with impatient commuters. Riding electronically for more fun, freedom and emotion With Fuell, the goal is to revive urban travel and inject it with a much needed dose of freedom and emotion. Riders will, as the company advertises, enjoy a truly unique e-riding experience that is different, innovative, upgradeable and attractive; perfectly in line with the needs of tomorrow’s society. The Flow-1 is set to be released in a few years, at a price of just under $11,000 - and the Fluid next year, at about $3,250. So pricing is pretty competitive, with various add-ons available as upgrades. Definitely something to watch out for in the upcoming years.   https://www.whatsorb.com/category/automotive
Erik Buell’s futuristic electric motorcycle ‘Fuell’ unveiled
Erik Buell’s futuristic electric motorcycle ‘Fuell’ unveiled
The Great Wall urban car that might fix China’s mobility problem
It seems inevitable that in places where many people live together, just as many people will be on the move. Whether it is to travel to work, for entertainment, or to visit family - we will constantly find ourselves wanting to get from place A to place B. Now imagine this dilemma for countries even more densely populated than the ones most of us will find ourselves living in.   Take China, for instance, where a staggering 1.4 billion people are congregated on a relatively small piece of land. Two of its cities - Shenzhen and Shanghai - list in the top 10 of most densely populated cities in the world, with Beijing trailing behind in 12th place with ‘only’ 11,500 Beijingers living on a square kilometer.   For the sake of comparison: the first Western cities listed come in at 42nd and 43rd, being Madrid and London respectively, ranking at some 5,000 inhabitants per square kilometer each.   The strain of densely populated urban areas While most will surely agree that such densely populated areas might significantly lag behind in terms of quality of life, usually suffering from tiny living spaces and limited resources, one problem stands out most markedly: the overcrowded infrastructure. Most people will not even dare to get in their car during rush hour, while  public transport is struggling to keep up with the ever-growing flow of impatient travellers. This does not even take into account the strain that urban living puts on the environment at large. All of these cars dieseling and fuming out exhaust gasses whilst stationary in traffic have been identified as some of the most significant culprits in the fight against global warming. This is exactly why we are so excited about the trend of urban cars, that are hoping to fix the urban mobility issue and tackle pollution at the same time. Introducing the Great Wall urban car The Chinese automotive company Great Wall Motor has unveiled its prototype of an urban car, aptly named ORA R1. With its claim of being all-electric, capable of achieving a 200-mile range, and its relatively low purchase price at $8,680 - a bargain in the world of  electric cars -, it is certainly looking promising.   The ORA R1 will become the poster child of the ORA brand, that is looking to take the world by storm. For this, it cites its relatively large range and smart solutions as the main selling points. General Manager Ning Shuyong explains its appeal as follows: “ ORA replaces the traditional sales, service, spare parts and surveys (4S) dealership-centered model that is common in China with a network consisting of ORA Home, experience centers and smart outlets in the central business districts of Chinese cities. In addition, the big data cloud that is created as the result of the information collected from the ORA app, the ORA shopping site and the Tmall e-shop opens the way to the development of multiple scenarios for offline sales and services as well as new transportation services for both drivers and passengers .” Efficiency meets cost-effectiveness So, ORA is looking to disrupt the car industry in China through a model that replaces dealerships with all kinds of experience centers, while adding a big data solution that provides its drivers with enhanced personalisation. Although some have remarked that the actual milage might be somewhat lower than the 200-mile range that it is marketed at, and its speed insufficient for longer distances anyway. With its 35 kW electric motor, rather small for its size, the absolute maximum speed will be some 100 km/h or 62 mph.   Yet one should not forget that this is designed to be a car for urban use only. For these purposes, a maximum range of < 200 miles at a speed of < 62 mph should suffice. It will allow you to safely and efficiently cruise through the city, all while minimising your carbon footprint and requiring less space for parking.   Yet experts all agree on one thing: its ultimate selling point is the price. Taking into account the incentives as offered by the government in tax cuts and subsidies, it is priced somewhere between 59,800 RMB and 77,800 RMD (or USD 8,680 and USD 11,293), making it a very competitive offering. Just add the three-year or 120,000 km guarantee for the vehicle as a whole and an eight-year or 150,000 km guarantee for core components, and you might just find yourself wanting one of these. Chances are you will have to wait for a bit, though: for now, it only retails in China. https://www.whatsorb.com/category/transportation
It seems inevitable that in places where many people live together, just as many people will be on the move. Whether it is to travel to work, for entertainment, or to visit family - we will constantly find ourselves wanting to get from place A to place B. Now imagine this dilemma for countries even more densely populated than the ones most of us will find ourselves living in.   Take China, for instance, where a staggering 1.4 billion people are congregated on a relatively small piece of land. Two of its cities - Shenzhen and Shanghai - list in the top 10 of most densely populated cities in the world, with Beijing trailing behind in 12th place with ‘only’ 11,500 Beijingers living on a square kilometer.   For the sake of comparison: the first Western cities listed come in at 42nd and 43rd, being Madrid and London respectively, ranking at some 5,000 inhabitants per square kilometer each.   The strain of densely populated urban areas While most will surely agree that such densely populated areas might significantly lag behind in terms of quality of life, usually suffering from tiny living spaces and limited resources, one problem stands out most markedly: the overcrowded infrastructure. Most people will not even dare to get in their car during rush hour, while  public transport is struggling to keep up with the ever-growing flow of impatient travellers. This does not even take into account the strain that urban living puts on the environment at large. All of these cars dieseling and fuming out exhaust gasses whilst stationary in traffic have been identified as some of the most significant culprits in the fight against global warming. This is exactly why we are so excited about the trend of urban cars, that are hoping to fix the urban mobility issue and tackle pollution at the same time. Introducing the Great Wall urban car The Chinese automotive company Great Wall Motor has unveiled its prototype of an urban car, aptly named ORA R1. With its claim of being all-electric, capable of achieving a 200-mile range, and its relatively low purchase price at $8,680 - a bargain in the world of  electric cars -, it is certainly looking promising.   The ORA R1 will become the poster child of the ORA brand, that is looking to take the world by storm. For this, it cites its relatively large range and smart solutions as the main selling points. General Manager Ning Shuyong explains its appeal as follows: “ ORA replaces the traditional sales, service, spare parts and surveys (4S) dealership-centered model that is common in China with a network consisting of ORA Home, experience centers and smart outlets in the central business districts of Chinese cities. In addition, the big data cloud that is created as the result of the information collected from the ORA app, the ORA shopping site and the Tmall e-shop opens the way to the development of multiple scenarios for offline sales and services as well as new transportation services for both drivers and passengers .” Efficiency meets cost-effectiveness So, ORA is looking to disrupt the car industry in China through a model that replaces dealerships with all kinds of experience centers, while adding a big data solution that provides its drivers with enhanced personalisation. Although some have remarked that the actual milage might be somewhat lower than the 200-mile range that it is marketed at, and its speed insufficient for longer distances anyway. With its 35 kW electric motor, rather small for its size, the absolute maximum speed will be some 100 km/h or 62 mph.   Yet one should not forget that this is designed to be a car for urban use only. For these purposes, a maximum range of < 200 miles at a speed of < 62 mph should suffice. It will allow you to safely and efficiently cruise through the city, all while minimising your carbon footprint and requiring less space for parking.   Yet experts all agree on one thing: its ultimate selling point is the price. Taking into account the incentives as offered by the government in tax cuts and subsidies, it is priced somewhere between 59,800 RMB and 77,800 RMD (or USD 8,680 and USD 11,293), making it a very competitive offering. Just add the three-year or 120,000 km guarantee for the vehicle as a whole and an eight-year or 150,000 km guarantee for core components, and you might just find yourself wanting one of these. Chances are you will have to wait for a bit, though: for now, it only retails in China. https://www.whatsorb.com/category/transportation
The Great Wall urban car that might fix China’s mobility problem
The Great Wall urban car that might fix China’s mobility problem
The e-bike Mamachari is Japan’s moms favorite smart idea
If you are lucky enough to live in an area where biking is encouraged and a widespread activity, you will surely have witnessed the forced versatility of this mode of transportation. Entire households can fit on the small frame of this iron horse; pets, several children, suitcases and boxes included. Those skilled in biking can juggle umbrellas, smartphones and backpacks seemingly without difficulties, while still somehow paying attention to the surrounding traffic as well. Now, if you are even luckier to have visited Japan in recent years, you might recognise the term Mamachari. Loosely translated at ‘mom-bikes’, this ingenious piece of engineering has taken the notion of bike-travel and combined it with all the much needed features that make our daily life a lot easier.   Still ‘just an e-bike’, but much more than that While the Mamachari, that are a common sight in virtually all regions in the Asian country, might appear to be a no-frills, purely functional object at a first glance; those who dare to look closer will be stunned by its possibilities. Without any real difficulties, it can be transformed into a grocery getter, an easy commuter bike, a pizza delivery service or a taxi ride for your kids to school.   Various western manufacturers have jumped on the bandwagon and introduced their own version of the iconic Japanese bicycle. Take the Cero One. This self-proclaimed cargo bike is uncompromising in its ambition to match and possibly even improve the mom-bike. Yet it has paid significant attention to the design as well. Most people will not even discern this cargo bike from the regular ones driving down the street. Equipped with handy baskets and rackets The large rear wheel does not only make for a cool look, it also supports the extra weight that the bike can carry. This extra weight can be stored in a wide collection of modular baskets and rackets, adding up to some 12 pieces in total that are designed to fit any kind of carry-on luggage. When this heavy load gets too much, you will be happy to find out that the built-in electric motor can take you on a trip of up to 93 miles. As for its purpose? Japanese designer Kiyoshi Iwai claims that “ [the] goal was to design and build a modern version of the Japanese Mamachari, a practical utility bike that could be used by almost anyone as a replacement for a car in their daily lives .”   Cycling towards a better environment So, in short, the goal is to find a sustainable car replacement. While some people might be hesitant to go for a grocery run on their two-wheeler, anticipating the heavy bags on the return trip, the Cero One wants to take away those concerns. It wants to replace the car and other polluting means of transportation for daily chores such as picking up the kids, delivering pizzas or mail, or commuting to work.   Or, as Iwai puts it: “ The CERO One allows urban dwellers to do almost anything they'd do in a car, but more quickly and efficiently. A powerful electric motor and wide range of accessories make the bike perfect for getting around town as well as carrying almost anything, whether that's groceries, pizza for delivery or precious cargo .” Biking for a more  sustainable way of living And even though it has an electric motor, it technically still is a bike - meaning that it will be better for your health as well. Biking is a stress-relieving, fun way of getting around. It allows you to enjoy the outdoors whilst working on a sustainable, healthy lifestyle that includes sufficient exercise. You can take part in bike races, or even enjoy the very therapeutic activity of bike repairs. Even more importantly, when taking your kids to school on a bike, you will teach them that it is not normal to be chauffeured around by car everywhere they go.   These values of sustainability, health and exercise will become more and more valuable in years to come. Why not get a head start by finding your own smart utility bike? Mamachari is not just an object. It is a way of living, a statement that shares your values with the world. Whether you are a mom, a dad, or a young professional making his way through town: it will make your life better. https://www.whatsorb.com/solution/transportation/cycling
If you are lucky enough to live in an area where biking is encouraged and a widespread activity, you will surely have witnessed the forced versatility of this mode of transportation. Entire households can fit on the small frame of this iron horse; pets, several children, suitcases and boxes included. Those skilled in biking can juggle umbrellas, smartphones and backpacks seemingly without difficulties, while still somehow paying attention to the surrounding traffic as well. Now, if you are even luckier to have visited Japan in recent years, you might recognise the term Mamachari. Loosely translated at ‘mom-bikes’, this ingenious piece of engineering has taken the notion of bike-travel and combined it with all the much needed features that make our daily life a lot easier.   Still ‘just an e-bike’, but much more than that While the Mamachari, that are a common sight in virtually all regions in the Asian country, might appear to be a no-frills, purely functional object at a first glance; those who dare to look closer will be stunned by its possibilities. Without any real difficulties, it can be transformed into a grocery getter, an easy commuter bike, a pizza delivery service or a taxi ride for your kids to school.   Various western manufacturers have jumped on the bandwagon and introduced their own version of the iconic Japanese bicycle. Take the Cero One. This self-proclaimed cargo bike is uncompromising in its ambition to match and possibly even improve the mom-bike. Yet it has paid significant attention to the design as well. Most people will not even discern this cargo bike from the regular ones driving down the street. Equipped with handy baskets and rackets The large rear wheel does not only make for a cool look, it also supports the extra weight that the bike can carry. This extra weight can be stored in a wide collection of modular baskets and rackets, adding up to some 12 pieces in total that are designed to fit any kind of carry-on luggage. When this heavy load gets too much, you will be happy to find out that the built-in electric motor can take you on a trip of up to 93 miles. As for its purpose? Japanese designer Kiyoshi Iwai claims that “ [the] goal was to design and build a modern version of the Japanese Mamachari, a practical utility bike that could be used by almost anyone as a replacement for a car in their daily lives .”   Cycling towards a better environment So, in short, the goal is to find a sustainable car replacement. While some people might be hesitant to go for a grocery run on their two-wheeler, anticipating the heavy bags on the return trip, the Cero One wants to take away those concerns. It wants to replace the car and other polluting means of transportation for daily chores such as picking up the kids, delivering pizzas or mail, or commuting to work.   Or, as Iwai puts it: “ The CERO One allows urban dwellers to do almost anything they'd do in a car, but more quickly and efficiently. A powerful electric motor and wide range of accessories make the bike perfect for getting around town as well as carrying almost anything, whether that's groceries, pizza for delivery or precious cargo .” Biking for a more  sustainable way of living And even though it has an electric motor, it technically still is a bike - meaning that it will be better for your health as well. Biking is a stress-relieving, fun way of getting around. It allows you to enjoy the outdoors whilst working on a sustainable, healthy lifestyle that includes sufficient exercise. You can take part in bike races, or even enjoy the very therapeutic activity of bike repairs. Even more importantly, when taking your kids to school on a bike, you will teach them that it is not normal to be chauffeured around by car everywhere they go.   These values of sustainability, health and exercise will become more and more valuable in years to come. Why not get a head start by finding your own smart utility bike? Mamachari is not just an object. It is a way of living, a statement that shares your values with the world. Whether you are a mom, a dad, or a young professional making his way through town: it will make your life better. https://www.whatsorb.com/solution/transportation/cycling
The e-bike Mamachari is Japan’s moms favorite smart idea
The e-bike Mamachari is Japan’s moms favorite smart idea
A solar powered car made from plastic waste. Follow Clean2Antartca on Antartica
WhatsOrb is an official partner from Clean2Antartica Since November 2018, WhatsOr is an official sponsor from the Clean2Antartica project. Adventure for Change. Waste meets adventure Two people are heading for the South Pole in a vehicle made of plastic waste, powered by the sun. Join us, because creating a cleaner world is an adventure for everyone. How did the Clean2Antartica challenge start? Liesbeth and Edwin (Netherlands) were making dinner, when they tossed away another plastic packaging. It was the straw that broke the camel’s back. They turned around their trashcan and their mindset. Why is plastic suddenly worthless? Why do we blame the government or the supermarket? Leaving your comfort zone all the way to Antartica The next day they went to the butcher with their own reusable packaging. An uncomfortable situation, but a moment of success that set off a personal adventure. Liesbeth and Edwin went from the discomfort of their own trash to taking on the freezing challenge of Antarctica. Start small, but start today to ‘recycle plastic waste How do you go from the kitchen table to Antarctica? By starting, failing, and adjusting. People said it's impossible. They said plastic waste wouldn't be good enough, the car would fail. But here we are, ready to be the first to reach the South Pole with clean technology. Liesbeth and Edwin don't want to set a record. They want to inspire you to take your own step for a better a world. Expedition to Antarctica by ‘plastic waste car powered by solar An expedition for a cleaner world on the coldest continent on earth. A test of man and machine, to inspire a personal adventure at home. Photo by: Clean2Antartica Leaving the comfort zone From Antarctica’s base camp, Liesbeth and Edwin will drive to the South Pole and back. A journey of 2400 km through an icy desert where the sun never sets. In -30°C, man and machine will be tested on the driest, coldest, and highest continent on the planet. This is about the power of embracing discomfort. Whether it's about an expedition or taking the first steps to reduce your plastic . A zero waste continent: Antartica Antarctica contains 90% of the world’s ice and belongs to no one. It is zero waste by law, making it the perfect destination for a zero waste adventure. We can learn from Antarctica and make sure it stays that way. We also want to raise awareness for the Antarctic treaty. If not extended in 2048, the continent will be opened for commercial exploitation. Adventure with purpose We want people to rediscover their world. To experiment with plastic waste and explore a world of possibilities. Our expedition is a spark for personal adventure. It has all the charm of a classical expedition and the purpose of creating a better world. Going on an adventure, at home or far away, can make us better humans. We arrived on the South pole. -27 °C. The expedition with the  solar powered car has started! “We got a little impatient here in our Mission Control Center. Rumors went that the expedition team had already landed on Monday and that turned out to be true. Nevertheless, we had contact with them for the first time on Wednesday. Exciting! Photo by: Clean2Antartica Bad weather and a small incident with the wheel of the Solar Voyager caused some delay, but we have good news. We see movement in our Mission Control Center, it looks like they are going to drive today! Yes, that did not look too good. The suspension of the front wheel had been shot off. Probably because two rings were not installed properly. Fortunately everything was still complete and the Solar Voyager could continue. This accident has ensured that the team is even sharper. Hopefully this will not cause any further problems in the expedition.” Episodes Antarctica: Our start and many more adventures with the solar waste car Rough start! Strong wind and a crash, but they arrived at Union Glacier. Episode 3, the arrival on Union Glacier. And as Liesbeth says, we’re ready to rock and roll! All systems work. Panels are tested. Food is packed. On Monday, we leave for Union Glacier, for our first steps on Antartica. Follow the mission our Antarctica. Check out the expedition videos and stay tuned for new updates about this adventure. https://www.clean2antarctica.nl/en https://www.whatsorb.com/news/electric-car-sion-attracts-5-000-reservations-for-it-s-unique-solar-battery-concept
WhatsOrb is an official partner from Clean2Antartica Since November 2018, WhatsOr is an official sponsor from the Clean2Antartica project. Adventure for Change. Waste meets adventure Two people are heading for the South Pole in a vehicle made of plastic waste, powered by the sun. Join us, because creating a cleaner world is an adventure for everyone. How did the Clean2Antartica challenge start? Liesbeth and Edwin (Netherlands) were making dinner, when they tossed away another plastic packaging. It was the straw that broke the camel’s back. They turned around their trashcan and their mindset. Why is plastic suddenly worthless? Why do we blame the government or the supermarket? Leaving your comfort zone all the way to Antartica The next day they went to the butcher with their own reusable packaging. An uncomfortable situation, but a moment of success that set off a personal adventure. Liesbeth and Edwin went from the discomfort of their own trash to taking on the freezing challenge of Antarctica. Start small, but start today to ‘recycle plastic waste How do you go from the kitchen table to Antarctica? By starting, failing, and adjusting. People said it's impossible. They said plastic waste wouldn't be good enough, the car would fail. But here we are, ready to be the first to reach the South Pole with clean technology. Liesbeth and Edwin don't want to set a record. They want to inspire you to take your own step for a better a world. Expedition to Antarctica by ‘plastic waste car powered by solar An expedition for a cleaner world on the coldest continent on earth. A test of man and machine, to inspire a personal adventure at home. Photo by: Clean2Antartica Leaving the comfort zone From Antarctica’s base camp, Liesbeth and Edwin will drive to the South Pole and back. A journey of 2400 km through an icy desert where the sun never sets. In -30°C, man and machine will be tested on the driest, coldest, and highest continent on the planet. This is about the power of embracing discomfort. Whether it's about an expedition or taking the first steps to reduce your plastic . A zero waste continent: Antartica Antarctica contains 90% of the world’s ice and belongs to no one. It is zero waste by law, making it the perfect destination for a zero waste adventure. We can learn from Antarctica and make sure it stays that way. We also want to raise awareness for the Antarctic treaty. If not extended in 2048, the continent will be opened for commercial exploitation. Adventure with purpose We want people to rediscover their world. To experiment with plastic waste and explore a world of possibilities. Our expedition is a spark for personal adventure. It has all the charm of a classical expedition and the purpose of creating a better world. Going on an adventure, at home or far away, can make us better humans. We arrived on the South pole. -27 °C. The expedition with the  solar powered car has started! “We got a little impatient here in our Mission Control Center. Rumors went that the expedition team had already landed on Monday and that turned out to be true. Nevertheless, we had contact with them for the first time on Wednesday. Exciting! Photo by: Clean2Antartica Bad weather and a small incident with the wheel of the Solar Voyager caused some delay, but we have good news. We see movement in our Mission Control Center, it looks like they are going to drive today! Yes, that did not look too good. The suspension of the front wheel had been shot off. Probably because two rings were not installed properly. Fortunately everything was still complete and the Solar Voyager could continue. This accident has ensured that the team is even sharper. Hopefully this will not cause any further problems in the expedition.” Episodes Antarctica: Our start and many more adventures with the solar waste car Rough start! Strong wind and a crash, but they arrived at Union Glacier. Episode 3, the arrival on Union Glacier. And as Liesbeth says, we’re ready to rock and roll! All systems work. Panels are tested. Food is packed. On Monday, we leave for Union Glacier, for our first steps on Antartica. Follow the mission our Antarctica. Check out the expedition videos and stay tuned for new updates about this adventure. https://www.clean2antarctica.nl/en https://www.whatsorb.com/news/electric-car-sion-attracts-5-000-reservations-for-it-s-unique-solar-battery-concept
A solar powered car made from plastic waste. Follow Clean2Antartca on Antartica
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A Sexy electric vehicle. Vespa, meets Tesla and Apple
One will be hard pressed to go out on the street and not see one of them whizzing by. They are almost as common a sight as cars and bikes: scooters. Not rarely produced in cool, eye-catching colours, and equipped with all kinds of attractive extras, this modern mode of electric transport is enjoying an ever-increasing popularity. Dubious reputation The romantic image of exciting, sexy Italian-blooded scooters has surely captured the imagination of many. Although just as many would be quick to highlight their not quite so attractive side: the riding style of the owners, sometimes showing a rather shocking absence of any kind of adherence to traffic rules, is frowned upon in most areas of the world.   Most people will be familiar with the absolute chaos that reigns on the roads in South-East Asia, in countries such as Thailand and Vietnam, where entire families - including family pets - are crowded together on one tiny scooter to travel to and fro. Not only worryingly hazardous for those riding these  Motorised bicycles , but also dangerous for society as a whole. Road safety, the constant exhaust of fossil fuels and other harmful emissions related to the production and use… just a handful of the issues that accompanied the rising popularity of scooters. Meet the new electric vehicle, the appscooter About time that someone stood up and changed something about this. That ‘someone’ is the Dutch electric scooter company Bolt Mobility. Their mission? To protect those on the scooter, as well as those directly around it ánd the environment . Their brainchild? The AppScooter, a fully electric scooter that uses modular batteries - which provide it with a 240 km range.   And while some electric scooter companies forgot about the most important part of their branding - the look and feel of the scooter itself -, it is clear that Bolt did not skimp on its design stage. This is probably why their end product is best described as the lovechild of a full-blooded Italian Vespa and a bold, adventurous Tesla. At the same time, it boasts some high-tech, smart features that would not be out of place in a James Bond movie.   Smartphone  on wheels The AppScooter is a fully connected device, and can be integrated with an iPhone or Android smartphone through a touchscreen. Through this connection, it provides its rider will all kind of information and data, including turn-by-turn GPS navigation, easy music selection and a hands-free call answering option. Some might fear that this is actually making them more of a road hazard, but rest assured that this will not be the case: in order to control those functions, you do not have to let go of the handlebars. The controls are built in those very same handlebars, allowing you to control your display and smartphone for those functions that you need on your journey. Only when your scooter has come to a full stop, all other options offered by the system - including a wide range of Android apps - will be available to you. And, in the true explorer’s spirit: the scooter has two integrated cameras, that can be used to capture high-quality footage of your journeys. After finishing your recording, you can easily upload the video to your social media channels. Planning to go on quite a long ride? Rest assured that the 65L (2.3 cubic feet) storage area is more than enough (at about 4x the storage of a Vespa) to bring along all the things that you need. Fully electric vehicle Most importantly: the AppScooter is clean. It is innovative in its ability to include up to six modular battery packs, each of those would provide it with a range of roughly 67 km - adding up to the total range of 240 km mentioned before. These batteries are made up of Panasonic cells that closely resemble those used by Tesla, as well as a similar double fuse design. In order to fully enjoy this range, you would have to be cruising somewhere around 20 km/h. It will not be your fastest scooter, but probably your most reliable and cleanest one. What lies ahead? While it is too early to say whether AppScooter is, in fact, that perfect product - the final production and delivery is slated to start sometime next year -, its unique mix of the cool, sophisticated Tesla attributes with the cute, authentic Vespa appeal and the hi-tech functionalities of the latest iPhone makes it a product to watch. And with its competitive price of about $3,500, it does not quite require you to break the bank either. The AppScooter definitely has a bright future ahead of it. https://www.whatsorb.com/category/transportation
One will be hard pressed to go out on the street and not see one of them whizzing by. They are almost as common a sight as cars and bikes: scooters. Not rarely produced in cool, eye-catching colours, and equipped with all kinds of attractive extras, this modern mode of electric transport is enjoying an ever-increasing popularity. Dubious reputation The romantic image of exciting, sexy Italian-blooded scooters has surely captured the imagination of many. Although just as many would be quick to highlight their not quite so attractive side: the riding style of the owners, sometimes showing a rather shocking absence of any kind of adherence to traffic rules, is frowned upon in most areas of the world.   Most people will be familiar with the absolute chaos that reigns on the roads in South-East Asia, in countries such as Thailand and Vietnam, where entire families - including family pets - are crowded together on one tiny scooter to travel to and fro. Not only worryingly hazardous for those riding these  Motorised bicycles , but also dangerous for society as a whole. Road safety, the constant exhaust of fossil fuels and other harmful emissions related to the production and use… just a handful of the issues that accompanied the rising popularity of scooters. Meet the new electric vehicle, the appscooter About time that someone stood up and changed something about this. That ‘someone’ is the Dutch electric scooter company Bolt Mobility. Their mission? To protect those on the scooter, as well as those directly around it ánd the environment . Their brainchild? The AppScooter, a fully electric scooter that uses modular batteries - which provide it with a 240 km range.   And while some electric scooter companies forgot about the most important part of their branding - the look and feel of the scooter itself -, it is clear that Bolt did not skimp on its design stage. This is probably why their end product is best described as the lovechild of a full-blooded Italian Vespa and a bold, adventurous Tesla. At the same time, it boasts some high-tech, smart features that would not be out of place in a James Bond movie.   Smartphone  on wheels The AppScooter is a fully connected device, and can be integrated with an iPhone or Android smartphone through a touchscreen. Through this connection, it provides its rider will all kind of information and data, including turn-by-turn GPS navigation, easy music selection and a hands-free call answering option. Some might fear that this is actually making them more of a road hazard, but rest assured that this will not be the case: in order to control those functions, you do not have to let go of the handlebars. The controls are built in those very same handlebars, allowing you to control your display and smartphone for those functions that you need on your journey. Only when your scooter has come to a full stop, all other options offered by the system - including a wide range of Android apps - will be available to you. And, in the true explorer’s spirit: the scooter has two integrated cameras, that can be used to capture high-quality footage of your journeys. After finishing your recording, you can easily upload the video to your social media channels. Planning to go on quite a long ride? Rest assured that the 65L (2.3 cubic feet) storage area is more than enough (at about 4x the storage of a Vespa) to bring along all the things that you need. Fully electric vehicle Most importantly: the AppScooter is clean. It is innovative in its ability to include up to six modular battery packs, each of those would provide it with a range of roughly 67 km - adding up to the total range of 240 km mentioned before. These batteries are made up of Panasonic cells that closely resemble those used by Tesla, as well as a similar double fuse design. In order to fully enjoy this range, you would have to be cruising somewhere around 20 km/h. It will not be your fastest scooter, but probably your most reliable and cleanest one. What lies ahead? While it is too early to say whether AppScooter is, in fact, that perfect product - the final production and delivery is slated to start sometime next year -, its unique mix of the cool, sophisticated Tesla attributes with the cute, authentic Vespa appeal and the hi-tech functionalities of the latest iPhone makes it a product to watch. And with its competitive price of about $3,500, it does not quite require you to break the bank either. The AppScooter definitely has a bright future ahead of it. https://www.whatsorb.com/category/transportation
A Sexy electric vehicle. Vespa, meets Tesla and Apple
A Sexy electric vehicle. Vespa, meets Tesla and Apple
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