California-based electric vehicle startup Humble Motors has unveiled their all-new SUV, possibly the first with a solar roof. That’s right, instead of a traditional glass roof this vehicle boasts over 80 square feet of engineered photovoltaic cells that capture sunlight and transform it into energy, capable of increasing driving range by nearly 60 miles a day. Humble One measures 198 inches long, or shorter than the Tesla Cybertuck, while weighing in at a mere 4,000 pounds, compared to 5,000 – 6,500 pounds for the latter.
Photo credit: Artem Smirnov
Most electric motorcycles are designed to look like their petrol counterparts, which means most don’t really stand out, that is unless…you’re talking about designer Artem Smirnov’s PUNCH. It keeps things simple by building around a cylindrical body that looks perfect for the city. Most electric motorcycles on the market today are powered by rechargeable lithium ion batteries, though some early models used nickel-metal hydride batteries. We’re assuming this one draws power from the a lithium ion setup.
Triton Solar, a New Jersey-based technology company, may give the Tesla Model X a run for its money with their all-new Triton Model H electric SUV. It’s targeted at the luxury market and can comfortably accommodate eight people, along with boasting 200 cubic feet of luggage space. The vehicle comes equipped with a 200 kWh Triton Solar battery pack and have a single-charge range of up to 700+ miles.
Tesla vehicles are no strangers to dragstrips, whether it be the Model S, Model X, Model 3 or even the newly released Model Y. They’ve been pit against some formidable foes, and the latest one is a heavily a modified Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye. Just how well does a Model S Performance perform against such a beastly muscle car? Let’s just say that it held its own.
Based on the classic Renault 4 and 4L “Plein Air” open-top, the Renault e-Plein Air is a fully electric re-creation of these vehicles. Not exactly something you’d want to drive around everywhere, but think of it more as a city car, good for grocery runs or driving short distances, as a full charge provides around 62 miles of range, while being able to hit a top speed of 60 mph, thanks to a 6.1kWh battery.