Based on the 2020 Zero DS, the DM-017 V2 E-Fighter is Droog Moto’s latest electric motorcycle, and it looks to be straight from a sci-fi movie. Its all-electric drivetrain generates 46 horsepower and 78 lb-ft of torque, enabling it to top out at 98 mph, thanks to a 7.2 kWh battery pack. When fully charged, you can travel up to 89-miles in the city or 45-miles at highway speeds. Aesthetically, the Zero DS was stripped of everything but the essentials before getting an entirely new body design.
Japan’s Tochigi Prefectural Police Department has just got a nice upgrade to its fleet in the form an Lexus LC 500. You won’t find this on the highways, but rather the Mobile Traffic Unit in an aim to help reduce traffic accidents as well as stop fleeing vehicles. It’s powered by 2UR-GSE 5.0-litre V8 engine generating 471 hp at 7,100 rpm and 398 lb-ft of torque at 4,800 rpm, mated to a 10-speed Direct Shift automatic transmission.
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In case of emergency, time is of essence, and what better way to ensure the quickest help than with an autonomous ambulance? Meet the ERKA Autonomous Ambulance, which comes with a built-in drone that can survey the area to locate the person(s) in need of attention. Its compact design allows the vehicle to skip around traffic safely, while its wheels are capable of turning 90-degrees for maximum maneuverability.
Hyundai isn’t exactly synonymous with RVs or motorhomes, but their POREST – a compound word of the Hyundai ‘Porter’ and ‘rest’ – vehicle is exactly that. You’ll find the main entrance to this mini home on the right, while both sides are windows that give it greater sense of openness. For those who want some shade when camping in non-shaded areas, you could opt for a manual awning. Out back, there’s a cargo area to store chairs, tables and other equipment.
When you think of off-roading, an electric SUV usually doesn’t come to mind, that is unless…you’re talking about the all-new Mercedes-Benz EQC 4×4². At 293 millimeters high, the EQC 4×4² rides more than twice as high as a production EQC (140 millimeters), thanks to the conversion to portal axles. In other words, unlike conventional axles, the wheels are not at the height of the axle center, but rather situated much lower down on the axle hubs owing to the portal gears.