Here’s California based Lit Motors’ C-1, an electric two-wheel urban vehicle which is gyroscopically stabilized to stay upright (even after a collision) of which a prototype was shown at the Bay Area Maker Faire 2012.
Besides having two seats, a top speed of 120 mph (that’s 193 km/h!) and a battery pack providing a range of 150 to 220 miles (241 to 354 km) it’s designed to connect nicely to your smartphone for instant traffic messages, weather conditions, maps and directions.
A production model is expected to launch late 2014 and set you back about 12,000 to 16,000 USD.
Thinking about having a party somewhere out in the woods or in a park this summer? Here’s Eton Soulra XL, a solar powered iPhone/iPod dock with an extra large (72 square inch) monocrystal solar panel that’ll make sure your device stays charged and will keep the background music going with its 8 speakers (2 tweeters, 2 woofers and 4 passive radiators), giving you 22W output with bass boost.
The Soulra XL will recharge your device in about 4 hours and its internal batteries will give you 5 hours of playback while there’s no sun. Other features include remote control storage and a removable carrying strap.
Link: Eton Soulra XL Preorder (Preorder, $300.00)
Say hi to Lito SORA, the world’s first CVT electric motorcycle. This bobber/street fighter inspired bike sports the world’s first electric seat, allowing you to ride low when going fast and higher when you get into town as well as being the first motorbike to include an integrated touch screen with GPS.
“We have pushed the limits of cutting-edge design to create a bike that respects the environment without ever compromising style, speed or power. Because it’s electric, the SORA is quiet, clean and efficient. It can be charged and/or quick-charged at home. The Sora can also be charged at a level 2 charging station for long-lasting performance and requires next to no maintenance.”
The CVT transmission helps taking the Sora from 0-60 in about four seconds and the top speed is 120 mph. Oh yeah, and it’s keyless and can e-mail you when it’s done charging.
Link: Litogreenmotion.com: Sora ($44,000)
L.A-based WeWOOD produces hypo-allergenic, non-toxic, eco-friendly watches made in wood. They’re available in two models, Chrono sports a digital LED display while Date is all analog. They’re not too expensive either, all models cost $119.
Nokia presented the 3110 Evolve at Nokia World in Amsterdam, a greener 3110 model designed for environmentally conscious consumers. This cell phone sports bio-covers made from more than 50% renewable material, presented in a package made of 60% recycled content and it while shipping with Nokia’s most energy efficient charger yet it still consumes 94% less energy than the Energy Star requirements.
No sun or wind charging abilities though.
Nokia.com: 3110 Evolve
This is the MS1 by Matra MS, a brand new electric bicycle hybrid capable of running on both electricity and regular 9-speed pedal power. It’s gifted with a 1kW motor wheel and while running on electricity it tops 45 km/h (about 28mph) and is capabale to take you up to 100 km / 62 miles on one charge.
There’s LED lights in the front and back to keep you safe and there’s an LCD display on the handlebars indicating speed and remaining battery power. Just plug it in and it’ll recharge in 3-6 hours depending on battery, and don’t worry if you need to leave it outside during the night – it sports an electric alarm and you need a magnetic card key to unlock it.
The retail price is estimated to €3,500 ($4,951).