The electric Vespa scooter of your dreams is coming in 2018

November 8, 2017 by  
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Environmentally-conscious commuters, rejoice ! Vespa’s first electric scooter will hit the market next year, and it will have a range of about 62 miles. The good news was announced at the Milan Motorcycle Show by parent company Piaggio. Though the price of the Vespa Elettrica has not yet been revealed, an eager fan base can’t wait to get their hands on the chic electric two-wheeler. Vespa’s first electric scooter is as high-tech as it gets. A 4.3-inch TFT color display sits between the handlebars, displaying information on speed, range, and charge level. When the scooter is connected to the Vespa Elettrica app, messages and phone calls can also be received. Vespa is currently developing a special helmet that is equipped with a built-in Bluetooth speaker and microphone for just this purpose. The app can also be used on a smart phone to keep track of diagnostic information and locate the vehicle on a map. According to Piaggio, the Elletrica will have “superior performance” to a 50cc scooter – although its range is about three times less than the 174-mile range of the 50cc Vespa Primavera . Piaggio says that the new Vespa Elettrica is “perfect for city environments.” The electric scooter charges in four hours from a normal wall outlet, and Vespa Elettrica owners can expect 10 years (or approximately 50,000 to 70,000 km) of use from the scooter . Piaggio is also developing a hybrid version of the Elettrica that has a gas-powered generator . The Elettrica X will have a range of approximately 124 miles. + Vespa Via The Verge Images via Vespa

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Elon Musk says Tesla will make fully autonomous models by 2018

January 12, 2016 by  
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It’s no secret that Tesla has been hard at work developing self-driving cars, but we haven’t heard much about when we can expect a fully autonomous Tesla model to be complete. Now, CEO Elon Musk has finally put a timeline on it, predicting that Tesla will have a truly self-driving car within the next two years . What’s more, he thinks it’ll be possible to call your car and it will be able to meet you—even if you’re on the opposite coast. Read the rest of Elon Musk says Tesla will make fully autonomous models by 2018

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6 Tips To Help You Recycle Your E-Waste

October 13, 2011 by  
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We’re in the age of electronics and gadgets galore, and they seem to continue to diversify and multiply exponentially. Whether it’s phones, cameras, televisions, computers, iPods, microwaves, and the list goes on,  e-waste is something everyone in this era will have to confront. With the UNEP estimating that 20-50 million tons of e-waste is collected in landfills each year, it’s best we think through some ways to recycle that extreme excess. Take a look at these 6 tips to help you slim down your e-”waste line” and tech-savvy footprint. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: e-waste , eco design , electronics , gadget waste , green design , landfills , Recycle , recycle e-waste , recycle gadgets , UNEP

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