Zero Labs handcrafts electric version of the classic Ford Bronco

March 24, 2020 by  
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Sometimes what’s old is new again — only better. According to those who have personally ridden in and driven the world’s first 100% Electric Classic Ford Bronco, this seems to be the case. Reimagined by Adam Roe, CEO and founder of Zero Labs, the electric Ford Bronco appears to be art, luxury and performance all wrapped up into one green package . Combining the spirit of the past with a focus on a cleaner future, there will be a limited initial run of around 150 vehicles produced. Related: Goodyear reCharge tire concept targets sustainability Produced is an ill-fitting word, because these vehicles aren’t pumped out on an assembly line; instead, each electric vehicle is handcrafted. At first glance, the body design recalls a different time, with each project starting with an original 1966-77 First Generation Ford Bronco. However, the goal isn’t to simply pop an electric system into an old vehicle. Instead, the focus is on creating an experience that provides a sustainable four-wheel drive vehicle that embraces the passion for the classic Ford Bronco design. This achievement doesn’t leave performance at the curb though. Perhaps the new electric Broncos are out of the running for a speed competition or distance award, but few people will be able to say they’ve been four-wheeling in a Bronco that barely makes a sound and uses no fuel. In addition, a high-quality 2.0 chassis with independent front and rear suspension creates a comfortable ride. Features include an integrated roll-cage and modern conveniences that are endlessly customizable, from vegan leather seats to walnut or bamboo dash inserts. The manual transmission is more for the fun of driving than performance, because the clutch can shift gears but isn’t necessary for the electric vehicle to come to a stop. Owners can expect a range of around 190 miles from a full 70 kWh battery pack. Optional dual motors offer up to 600HP. Handcrafted in a warehouse in Hawthorne, California , the electric Ford Broncos are already in “production” with anticipated delivery dates at the end of 2020. They are available in two versions from stock factory steel to carbon fiber that is lighter and faster with increased range. Prices for the luxury experience range from $185,000 to $240,000. + Zero Labs Images via Zero Labs

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Blix Packa, the electric bike that wants to replace your car

March 12, 2020 by  
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Beautiful, modular and impressively high-performance, the  Blix Packa  is a full-feature cargo electric bicycle that’s designed to be “a natural car-replacer.” Engineered to tackle the steepest of hills, Packa boasts a range of up to 70 miles per charge and top speeds of 20 miles per hour. Packa also features a loading capacity of 400 pounds thanks to its unique multi- modular racking system that also makes it easy to bring your little ones along for the ride. Launched after a successful crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo, the Packa joins Blix’s growing line-up of  electric bicycles , which also includes a Vika+ folding bike, Aveny city bike and Sol cruiser bike. Notable for its compact design, the Packa has a total length of only 81 inches, making it only slightly longer than a regular bicycle. Its dual 24-inch wheels provide a low center of gravity for easy handling, while its low step-through frame of just 21 inches makes it accessible to most riders.  Fully electric, the Packa comes with a powerful rear motor that boasts 750W of raw power that can be easily tapped into with the throttle and two high-capacity 35E Samsung cell batteries totaling 1,175Wh to ensure a range of 70 miles per charge and 25,000 miles of battery lifetime. The e-bike also comes with a seven-speed gear shifter, integrated  LED  brake light, disc brakes, a smart bell, USB charging, and puncture-resistant tires.  Related: Bamboo electric bike is designed for Kathmandu locals and tourists Also key to the design of the Packa is the integration of Blix’s modular rack system that hooks up to smart mounting points at the front and rear of the bicycle to allow the user to carry up to 200 pounds in 200 different configurations. The Blix Packa is available in either Electric Blue or Bright White at the recently reduced price of $1,599.  + Blix Electric Bikes Images via Blix

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Episode 208: Humanizing supply chains, from food waste to household cleanser

February 21, 2020 by  
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Plus, outtakes from this week’s interview with Maria Pope, CEO of Portland General Electric.

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This Texas port city is a big fan of wind logistics

February 21, 2020 by  
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The U.S. appetite for renewable energy is creating opportunity across the Lone Star state in places such as Brownsville, Houston, Corpus Christi and Galveston.

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Your EV Battery: Its Life and Afterlife

February 4, 2020 by  
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The past decade brought us the commercial availability of electric … The post Your EV Battery: Its Life and Afterlife appeared first on Earth911.com.

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How corporates can use their land for conservation and climate action

February 1, 2020 by  
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In 2010, a partnership effort between Atlantic City Electric, New Jersey’s Division of Fish and Wildlife, and the Conserve Wildlife Foundation of NJ found a way to use utility rights-of-way to help the eastern tiger salamander adapt to climate change.

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How to Charge an Electric Vehicle on the Road

January 27, 2020 by  
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Earth911 Quiz #80: Electric Vehicle Efficiency and Challenges

January 23, 2020 by  
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Charge Your Electric Vehicle at Home — and on the Go

December 31, 2019 by  
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Hurricane season and the conversation we need to have

September 6, 2019 by  
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The fragility of the electric grid is on everyone’s minds — it’s time to make it a more resilient, reliable energy system.

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