Transport http://www.stuff.tv/transport/all en-GB The Johammer J1 electric motorcycle travels 124 miles on a single charge http://www.stuff.tv/dont-judge-johammer-j1-electric-motorcycle-its-appearance/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It may look like a slug, but this two-wheeler will take you further than any other electric bike </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="It&#039;s got a unique face, we&#039;ll give it that" alt="The Johammer J1 electric motorcycle can take you 124 miles on a single charge" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/johammer-bike.jpg?1397576170" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Science has finally created a giant metal slug on wheels</strong><br />Not quite. Well, not at all actually. While the Johammer J1&#39;s body and handlebars are vaguely reminiscent of a slow-moving cabbage chomper, it is in fact, an electric motorcycle. Clean cheap energy while getting from A to B in a jiffy? Sounds good to us.</p> <p><strong>Electric eh? Good luck with your rubbish range</strong><br />Actually, things have come a long way from the first electric bikes which could only handle a trip to the corner shop and back. The Johammer is actually an endurance fiend with Duracell Bunny-like stamina.</p> <p>It can take you up to 124 miles in a single charge, if you spring for the J1.200 model. It weighs 178kg, and packs in a 12.7 kWh battery pack. Just imagine driving from London to... a city that&#39;s 124 miles away, without ever having to stop. Amazing.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>178kg? It must be as slow as it looks</strong><br />It&#39;s not nippy, we admit.&nbsp;It&#39;s powered by an 11 kilowatt hub-mounted motor which translates to 14 horsepower and a&nbsp;top speed of 74mph. But with it&#39;s mammoth range, we&#39;re not complaining.</p> <p><strong>Anything else I should be excited about?</strong><br />Actually, yes. The wing mirror has a hi-res digital display which serves up speed and battery info at a glance.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Clever eh?" alt="The Johammer J1 electric motorcycle can take you 124 miles on a single charge" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/mirror_0.png?1397576170" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Tell me how much I can&#39;t afford it, then.</strong><br />The <a href="http://www.johammer.com/en/electric-motorcycle/" target="_blank">J1.150</a> will set you back&nbsp;&euro;23,000 while the <a href="http://www.johammer.com/en/electric-motorcycle/" target="_blank">J1.200 </a>will hit your wallet with&nbsp;&euro;25,000&#39;s worth of damage in exchange for a bigger battery and longer range. Happy cruising.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/hot-stuff">All the hottest stuff, rounded up onto one scorching page</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/vWtwTrta0Zg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/dont-judge-johammer-j1-electric-motorcycle-its-appearance/news#comments Hot Stuff Transport Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:32:48 +0000 Will Findlater 1435484 at http://www.stuff.tv The three-wheeled Juggernaut will trike sand, snow and mud to death http://www.stuff.tv/three-wheeled-juggernaut-will-trike-sand-snow-and-mud-death/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A third wheel is a very good thing in this love affair between man and trail-riding </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="The Juggernaut will trike sand, snow, and mud to death" alt="The Juggernaut will trike sand, snow, and mud to death" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/juggernaut1_0.jpg?1395843041" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/elissa-loi" title="View user profile.">Elissa Loi</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>You&rsquo;re a big baby.</strong></p> <p>For riding a three-wheeler? Take a look at it before you pass judgement.<strong>&nbsp;</strong>That right there&#39;s for real men (and women).&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Whoa! Look at the nobbles!</strong></p> <p>Amazing the difference putting the third wheel at the front can make, hey? And yes, those nobbles: grass withers in the cold of the shadows they cast. Snails sob when they see them coming. Worms cower...</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Yes, yes. But does it actually do anything?</strong></p> <p>Of course it does. The&nbsp;<a href="http://riderungu.com/juggernaut/" target="_blank">Juggernaut&rsquo;s</a>&nbsp;built like a monster - not for crushing small animals, but to allow you to ride on soft terrain that you&rsquo;d otherwise sink slowly into and eventually get stuck in, such as sand and snow. It even has an extended wheelbase for better distribution of weight, and low gearing to tackle the messiest of terrains.</p> <p>But mostly, its ability to overcome obstacles up to 6in tall is all thanks to its dual-wheel system, which also gives it 50% better shock absorption than competing &#39;fatbikes&#39;.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="The Juggernaut will trike sand, snow, and mud to death" alt="The Juggernaut will trike sand, snow, and mud to death" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/juggernaut_0.png?1395843041" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Fatbikes? Bikes for the overweight?</strong></p> <p>You&rsquo;re a terrible person. The term just refers to bicycles with huge tires that are designed to take on unstable terrain like sand, snow and mud. But they normally come with two wheels, not three like the all-powerful pavement-crushing Juggernaut.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Some beach riding at sunset sounds like just what I need.</strong></p> <p>You big softie. The Juggernaut could be your perfect match, if you have US$2500 to spare. Otherwise, you&rsquo;ll just have to settle for long walks along the beach, obviously minus the badass awesomeness you will feel riding this.&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1">Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://riderungu.com/juggernaut/" target="_blank">Rungu</a>&nbsp;via&nbsp;<a href="http://gizmodo.com/this-monster-truck-trike-will-stop-you-from-sinking-on-1551228541" target="_blank">Gizmodo</a></p> <p class="p1"><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/hot-stuff" target="_blank">MORE HOT STUFF TO HELP YOU FEEL ALMIGHTY</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/three-wheeled-juggernaut-will-trike-sand-snow-and-mud-death/news#comments Hot Stuff Transport Wed, 26 Mar 2014 13:25:35 +0000 Will Findlater 1434347 at http://www.stuff.tv The car so nice, they named it twice: meet the hyperfast Koenigsegg One:1 http://www.stuff.tv/car-so-nice-they-named-it-twice-meet-hyperfast-koenigsegg-one1/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This is the megacar speed demons have been lusting after </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="The hyperfast Koenigsegg One:1 travels at the speed of light" alt="The hyperfast Koenigsegg One:1 travels at the speed of light" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/koenigsegg_one1.jpg?1394037363" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/elissa-loi" title="View user profile.">Elissa Loi</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>One:1?</strong><br />We&#39;ll admit that it doesn&#39;t exactly roll off the tongue, but there is a reason for the double digit moniker.</p> <p><strong>There&#39;s only one in the entire world?</strong><br />Good guess, but way off. There&#39;ll actually be six of these beast roaming the streets. The &lsquo;One:1&rsquo; in its name comes from the fact that it has a 1:1 power to weight ratio. For every kilogram it weighs, it packs an equal amount of tarmac-destroying horsepower.</p> <p><strong>So which is it then? Really light, or really powerful?</strong><br />Both.&nbsp;It weighs 1340kg and&nbsp;its 5-litre twin-turbo V8 engine&nbsp;packs in the power of 1340 horses. Our trusty light friend carbon fibre makes an appearance in everything from the sun visors to the wheels, and its titanium exhaust is 3D printed in-house. Snazzy eh?</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>So how fast are we talking here?</strong><br />Extremely fast. Crazy fast. Flash-on-steroids fast. It can hit a bowel-warping 399kph in 20 short seconds.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Bowel-warping?</strong><br />It&#39;s when your insides.. umm.... yeah, we&#39;ll gloss over the details.</p> <p><strong>I refuse to ask how much it is and where I can get one</strong><br />Good. Because we refuse to tell you that even if you could afford it, you won&rsquo;t be able to get your hands on one. Every single one of the six that will be produced has already been snapped up. But you can drive it virtually; the Koenigsegg One:1 is available for download in&nbsp;Need for Speed: Rivals.</p> <p class="p2"><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/hot-stuff" target="_blank">All the hottest stuff on one scorching page&nbsp;</a></strong></p> <p class="p4">[<a href="http://www.koenigsegg.com/models/one1/" target="_blank">Koenigsegg</a>&nbsp;via&nbsp;<a href="http://www.digitaltrends.com/cars/power-thor-koenigsegg-one1-sets-new-standard-performance/" target="_blank">Digital Trends</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="The hyperfast Koenigsegg One:1 travels at the speed of light" alt="The hyperfast Koenigsegg One:1 travels at the speed of light" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/koenigsegg_one1rear.jpg?1394037363" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/car-so-nice-they-named-it-twice-meet-hyperfast-koenigsegg-one1/news#comments Hot Stuff Transport Wed, 05 Mar 2014 16:34:42 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1433301 at http://www.stuff.tv URB-E: the fold-up, ride-on electric scooter http://www.stuff.tv/scoot-along-urb-e/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Navigate the trails of the concrete jungle with this trusty electric sidekick </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="654" height="491" title="Scoot along with the URB-E" alt="Scoot along with the URB-E" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/urb-e.jpg?1393809347" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/elissa-loi" title="View user profile.">Elissa Loi</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Why are you wheeling around a portable oxygen tank?</strong><br />Thanks for your concern, but we&rsquo;re as fit as an orchestra of fiddles. But you&rsquo;ve got the portable bit right; the&nbsp;<a href="http://urb-e.com/" target="_blank">URB-E</a>&nbsp;weighs just&nbsp;13kg, and it&#39;s all about helping you breathe easily. By ensuring that you don&#39;t have to walk at all.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>You&rsquo;ve got my attention, tell me more.</strong><br />Lazy bu- we mean, what a curious cat you are! The compact URB-E unfolds into an electric scooter with a top speed of 24kph. Its lithium battery takes only 3 hours to charge and it&#39;ll chug merrily along for up to 32km before it needs another drink of electricity.</p> <p><strong>Is that as electrifying as it gets? I&rsquo;m disappointed.</strong><br />Don&rsquo;t be, we&rsquo;re living in the age of cleverness and convenience. The universal smartphone holder it comes with charges your smartphone at the same time, with an external USB plug to charge your larger devices-</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>That&rsquo;s it?</strong><br />We weren&#39;t quite done before you jumped in. There&rsquo;s a nifty power override feature that lets you unlock the URB-E with your mobile device. An app is also being developed to help you monitor your URB-E&rsquo;s vital stats like battery charge, range, and speed. Just remember to keep your eyes on the road, so you don&#39;t run over someone&#39;s granny.</p> <p><strong>I&rsquo;m ready to never walk another step in my life.</strong><br />Unfortunately, the URB-E is just getting started on Indiegogo. It&rsquo;s available in three variants - the Commuter, GP and Black. The luxury of cruising nonchalantly past everyone on their way to work can be yours for just US$800. Get on it already.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/hot-stuff" target="_blank">MORE HOT STUFF WITH THE POWER TO MOVE YOU</a></strong></p> <p>Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/urb-e-the-world-s-most-compact-e-vehicle" target="_blank">Indiegogo</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="511" height="383" title="Scoot along with the URB-E" alt="Scoot along with the URB-E" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/urb-e%20device_0.png?1393809347" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/scoot-along-urb-e/news#comments Hot Stuff Transport Tue, 25 Feb 2014 17:55:38 +0000 Will Findlater 1432870 at http://www.stuff.tv The Zero Scooter combines Vespa looks with Segway skills http://www.stuff.tv/zero-electric-scooter-combines-vespa-looks-segway-skills/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It’s a Vespa, it’s a Segway, labels don’t matter because you’ll want one anyway </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1054" height="790" title="The Zero Electric Scooter combines Vespa looks with Segway skills" alt="The Zero Electric Scooter combines Vespa looks with Segway skills" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Zero%20Electric%20Scooter%20Vespa.jpg?1392671063" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/elissa-loi" title="View user profile.">Elissa Loi</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>My eyes must be deceiving me. Is that a Vespa Segway?</strong><br />Bingo, unless we&rsquo;re all going blind simultaneously. The Zero Electric Scooter Vespa will save the earth one battery bar at a time, put you in the Hipster Hall of Fame, and redeem traumatising Segway-riding all at the same time. Triple score. &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Just what I&#39;ve always wanted. A Vespa with the wheels in the wrong place.</strong><br />Clearly someone out there decided that the faintly embarrassing Segway could do with a cooler set of clothes. That someone being Spanish design outfit Bel &amp; Bel, which also&nbsp;<a href="http://www.belybel.com/portafoli_inici_eng_belybel.html" target="_blank">upcycles old Vespa parts into new furniture</a>&nbsp;if you&rsquo;re looking to fuel your unhealthy Vespa obsession.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Hmm, you&#39;ve won me over. I must have one!</strong></p> <p>Then you really should hurry up. The handbuilt&nbsp;Zero Electric Scooter Vespa&nbsp;is&nbsp;<a href="http://www.maxihobby.com/patinetes-electricos/patinete-segway-vespa-patinete-p-10836.html" target="_blank">available in limited numbers at &euro;3000 a pop</a>.&nbsp;Perfection takes patience, though; 15 days to be exact, before you can go riding off into the sunset.&nbsp;Manufactured with genuine Piaggio parts, you can customise it with your choice of colours, vinyl and even your favourite Hells Angels logos, if you&#39;re feeling brave.</p> <p>Of course you are, you&#39;re about to get on a vintage-look Segway.</p> <p><strong>They see me rollin&rsquo;, they hatin&rsquo;</strong><br />Before you begin mouthing off on your ride, you should know that this electric machine is more Segway than Vespa in terms of innards. It&rsquo;s capable of whizzing silently up to a maximum speed of 20kph and a distance of up to 35km on a single charge. Needless to say, you won&rsquo;t be outriding any haters, but who needs speed when you&rsquo;ve got the power of mind-melting confusion?</p> <p class="p2">[Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.coolthings.com/vespa-segway/" target="_blank">CoolThings</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/ryno-electric-one-wheeled-wonder/news" target="_blank">The Ryno is an electric one-wheeled wonder</a></strong><br /> <p class="p3"><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/hot-stuff" target="_blank">CLICK HERE FOR MORE LOGIC-DEFYING HOT STUFF</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Vespa Segway" alt="Vespa Segway" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/vespa-segway.jpg?1392671063" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Scoot Sweet </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Vespa + Segway = the gorgeous Zero Scooter </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image-small"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item small image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image_small" width="450" height="340" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Zero%20Electric%20Scooter%20Vespa.jpg?1392671063" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/zero-electric-scooter-combines-vespa-looks-segway-skills/news#comments Hot Stuff Transport Fri, 14 Feb 2014 17:07:07 +0000 Stephen Graves 1432423 at http://www.stuff.tv The Ryno is a sexy, self-balancing, souped-up unicycle http://www.stuff.tv/ryno-sexy-self-balancing-souped-unicycle/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> One wheel plus a dash of electric horsepower adds up to a delicious &#039;microcycle&#039; </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="The Ryno is an electric one-wheeled wonder" alt="The Ryno is an electric one-wheeled wonder" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/ryno.jpg?1391094061" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/elissa-loi" title="View user profile.">Elissa Loi</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Aren&rsquo;t unicycles for clowns?</strong><br />Yes, if you&#39;re living in an Enid Blyton book. But this is real life and we wouldn&rsquo;t mind sidelining as clowns if we get to ride one of these. Unlike the conventional unicycle, the electric Ryno microcycle requires no pedal power whatsoever - nor a preternatural ability to balance really well when you&#39;re sat down.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Does it move by sheer mindpower then?</strong><br />Close. Just look and lean in the direction you want to go, and the Ryno&rsquo;s motion-sensing technology will do the rest. Accelerate by leaning forward even more and slow down by leaning back.</p> <p class="p3">Riding the Ryno takes some getting used to, so it thoughtfully eases you into the experience with two operation settings distinguished by speed: beginner and standard.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/LaFN4lldZRk" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Eat my dust, suckers!</strong><br />Don&#39;t get ahead of yourself. While it looks like a speed demon, the Ryno only reaches a top speed of 10mph (16kph) so you won&rsquo;t be able to outrun that clown from <em>It</em>. Just think of the Ryno&rsquo;s slow speed as giving bypassers the perfect photo opportunity of the sickest unicycle ever made.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Hey, who tipped it over?</strong><br />This is just how you park the Ryno. Set the parking brake and tip it over, like you could but definitely shouldn&#39;t a cow, to rest on its built-in parking bumpers.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="580" height="435" title="The Ryno is an electric one-wheeled wonder" alt="The Ryno is an electric one-wheeled wonder" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/rynoside_0.jpg?1391094061" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Will I have to sell an organ to afford one?</strong><br />Thankfully, no. The wet weather-proof Ryno rings in at a reasonable US$5300. And you get an onboard information display, two SLA batteries with an estimated 6 hours charge time to last 10 miles (16km), and unlimited attention when you take it out on the road. What a great deal.</p> <p class="p1"><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/hot-stuff">CHECK OUT MORE BRAG-WORTHY HOT STUFF HERE</a></p> <p class="p3">[Source: <a href="http://rynomotors.com/" target="_blank">RYNO Motors</a> via <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/25/automobiles/ryno-electric-urban-transportation-on-one-wheel.html?_r=0" target="_blank">NY Times</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Ryno: One-wheeled wonder </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/ryno-sexy-self-balancing-souped-unicycle/news#comments Hot Stuff Transport Wed, 29 Jan 2014 11:29:48 +0000 Will Findlater 1431759 at http://www.stuff.tv Video preview: Audi Sport Quattro Laserlight - futuristic, laser-equipped headlights impress at CES http://www.stuff.tv/audi/ces-2014/video-preview-audi-sport-quattro-laserlight-futuristic-laser-equipped-headlights-impre <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Audi unveils its impressive car concept, complete with laser-toting headlights – prepare to be dazzled </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Video preview: Audi Sport Quattro Laserlight - futuristic, laser-equipped headlights impress at CES" alt="Video preview: Audi Sport Quattro Laserlight - futuristic, laser-equipped headli" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Screen%20Shot%202014-01-16%20at%2010.28.22.png?1389922409" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper brightcove-player-wrapper"> <script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script> <script src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/APIModules_all.js"></script> <div class="brightcove-player"> <object id="myExperience-3061296121001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#000000" /> <param name="playerID" value="" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAEgPmGlk~,Fzd-TvXcznw-P3piHaryQBMeIzWITldz" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="3061296121001" /> <param name="autoStart" value="" /> <param name="htmlFallback" value="true" /> <param name="includeAPI" value="true" /> <param name="templateLoadHandler" value="brightcoveTemplateLoaded" /> <param name="width" value="640px" /> <param name="height" value="360px" /> </object> <!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. If you wish to have the player instantiated only after the rest of the HTML is processed and the page load is complete, remove the line. --> <script type="text/javascript">brightcove.createExperiences();</script> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/audi/ces-2014/video-preview-audi-sport-quattro-laserlight-futuristic-laser-equipped-headlights-impre#comments Audi CES 2014 Transport Thu, 16 Jan 2014 11:27:40 +0000 Lucy Hedges 1431339 at http://www.stuff.tv Toyota FCV is the fuel cell-powered eco warrior motor due on roads in 2015 http://www.stuff.tv/ces-2014/toyota-fcv-fuel-cell-powered-eco-warrior-motor-due-roads-2015/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Some CES tech makes us swoon, some tries to save the world - Toyota&#039;s FCV concept somehow does both </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="854" title="Toyota FCV is the fuel cell-powered eco warrior motor due on roads in 2015 " alt="Toyota FCV is the fuel cell-powered eco warrior motor due on roads in 2015 " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/toyota-fcv-concept-2013-tokyo-motor-show_100446785_l.jpg?1389380925" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Toyota&#39;s FCV concept is being shown at CES and it&#39;s doing quite the star turn. Wade through in-car Android demos, electric racing cars and Segway-inspired skateboards and you&#39;ll find that Toyota&#39;s been hard at work for over a decade making fuel cell cars a reality.</p> <p>And it&#39;s so happy with the engineering behind this concept that it reckons FCV vehicles will be on the roads (of California) by 2015.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sophie-charara" title="View user profile.">Sophie Charara</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ultimate Eco Vehicle? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>With a range of 300 miles and refuelling at a fuel cell station set to take just three to five minutes, Toyota&#39;s thought of everything. It&#39;s even calculated that fully fuelled, an FCV car could power the average Japanese home for a week. As for nasties, the only thing the FCV emits is water vapour. The circle of life, indeed.</p> <p>Capable of 0-60mph in ten seconds and with a top speed of over 100mph, the FCV&#39;s propulsion system and two high pressure hydrogen tanks still leave room for four passengers. And the price? Who knows. But Toyota reckons costs will fall rapidly making sure the FCV isn&#39;t too far out of reach of the average eco-crazy petrolhead.</p> <p>Watch Toyota&#39;s nature porn video above to see more of the thinking behind fuel cell tech. It&#39;s enough to make you want to go hug a puddle.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/ces-2013/ces-2014-biggest-stories-so-far/feature" target="_blank">CES 2014 - the biggest news so far, live from Las Vegas</a></strong></p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/ces-2014/2014-ces-hot-stuff-awards/feature">2014 CES Hot Stuff Awards - the 10 best launches from the show</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/rN3aqDpl_Vw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="848" title="Toyota FCV is the fuel cell-powered eco warrior motor due on roads in 2015 " alt="Toyota FCV is the fuel cell-powered eco warrior motor due on roads in 2015 " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Screenshot%202014-01-08%2023.38.07.png?1389380925" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/ces-2014/toyota-fcv-fuel-cell-powered-eco-warrior-motor-due-roads-2015/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/ces-2014/toyota-fcv-fuel-cell-powered-eco-warrior-motor-due-roads-2015/news#comments Cars CES 2014 Transport Wed, 08 Jan 2014 23:36:52 +0000 Sophie Charara 1430994 at http://www.stuff.tv Onewheel self-balancing electric skateboard is the closest thing to a hoverboard you can ride http://www.stuff.tv/ces-2014/onewheel-self-balancing-electric-skateboard-closest-thing-you-can-ride-hoverboard/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This solo-wheeled Kickstarter project combines skating, snowboarding and Segway tech in magical ways at CES </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Onewheel self-balancing electric skateboard at CES 2014 " alt="Onewheel self-balancing electric skateboard at CES 2014 " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/c15d75111682856c234dd6760c3ff962_large.jpg?1389382037" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Don&#39;t think about hoverboards. This isn&#39;t a hoverboard.</p> <p>OK now we got that out of the way, the Onewheel is a single-wheeled skateboard launching at CES that runs on a 500W direct drive brushless motor in the hub of the wheel and even balances itself using a combination of gyrometers, accelerometers and motion sensing algorithms.</p> <p>It&#39;s controlled by leaning your body so leaning forward makes the Onewheel go faster while leaning backwards slows it down or reverses. So far, so Segway.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sophie-charara" title="View user profile.">Sophie Charara</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Win Wheel </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Or like snowboarding or surfing - Onewheel inventors reckon anyone used to board sports will take to the Onewheel easily and everyone else should pick it up within minutes.</p> <p>This single-wheeled electric skateboard has a top speed of 12mph (that&#39;s fast enough for us, thanks) and runs on a 48V lithium battery - Future Motion says that the Onewheel has a range of 4-6 miles depending on the terrain and riding style. So don&#39;t trash your Pitango just yet unless you have a fairly short commute.</p> <p>If you fancy your chances on a Onewheel, <a href="http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/4422853/onewheel-the-self-balancing-electric-skateboard">head to the Kickstarter page</a> to pledge US$1400 for one of your very own (the Earlybird price of $1200 has already sold out). The campaign closes on January 27th 2014 but only has US$30,000 to go until it reaches its target.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/ces-2013/ces-2014-biggest-stories-so-far/feature" target="_blank">CES 2014 - the biggest news so far, live from Las Vegas</a></strong></p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/ces-2014/2014-ces-hot-stuff-awards/feature">2014 CES Hot Stuff Awards - the 10 best launches from the show</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Onewheel self-balancing electric skateboard at CES 2014 " alt="Onewheel self-balancing electric skateboard at CES 2014 " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/0f39106b387ffe98145eb7cd976f8966_large.jpg?1389382037" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Would Marty McFly approve? " alt="Would Marty McFly approve? " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/c9b1c07825e7aa0e70c7b50ce08a5470_large.png?1389382037" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/ces-2014/onewheel-self-balancing-electric-skateboard-closest-thing-you-can-ride-hoverboard/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/ces-2014/onewheel-self-balancing-electric-skateboard-closest-thing-you-can-ride-hoverboard/news#comments CES 2014 Transport Wed, 08 Jan 2014 22:30:38 +0000 Sophie Charara 1430993 at http://www.stuff.tv Xkuty One electric scooter uses iPhone to call for help http://www.stuff.tv/xkuty-one-electric-scooter-uses-iphone-call-help/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A lightweight runabout that puts the brains of the iPhone to good use </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Xkuty One" alt="Xkuty One" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/xkuty_elektromos_robogo.jpg?1380334412" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Spanish company The Electric Mobility Company has developed a lightweight electric scooter with iPhone integration.</p> <p>Attached to the handlebars, the iPhone takes the place of a conventional dashboard as well as adding some smart features.</p> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Electric feel </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The Xkuty One falls halfway between an electric bike and a scooter, and uses an iPhone with companion app to display speed and battery life as well as being able to detect if the rider has had a spill using the iPhone's gyroscope and motion sensors.</p> <p>It will then send an automated message to a pre-set emergency contact. It's a nice touch that is already available on a number of standalone apps designed for motorcycle riders.</p> <p>The Xkuty One has a top speed of 22mph and prices start at €2,800 for the basic version with a 40km range and rising to €3,720 for the top-level version with a 100km range. There's no release date yet, but you can join the waiting list on the <a href="http://www.xkuty.com/">Xkuty site</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Ks22lCKB8qY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/xkuty_app_8.jpg?1380334412" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/xkuty-one-electric-scooter-uses-iphone-call-help/news#comments iPhone & iPad Transport Fri, 27 Sep 2013 11:17:28 +0000 Jools Whitehorn 1427167 at http://www.stuff.tv Where we're going, we don't need roads – 5 amazing vehicles we'll be using soon http://www.stuff.tv/where-were-going-we-dont-need-roads-5-amazing-vehicles-well-be-using-soon/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The morning commute will never be the same again, if these crazy transports make it off the drawing board </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="604" height="453" title="5 of the best futuristic methods of transport" alt="5 of the best futuristic methods of transport" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/hyperloop-pod-concept-2_0.jpg?1378350442" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>From flying cars to faster-than-light travel – Hollywood's made it all. But there's more to quirky transport concepts than pipe dreams.</p> <p>Here are five futuristic methods of transport that you could be riding in your lifetime. The morning commute will never be the same again.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Martin Jetpack </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Ever since we saw James Bond strap on a jetpack in Thunderball, we've dreamed of taking to the skies and defying gravity in a rocket pack. Thank the gadget gods for the New Zealand based <a href="http://martinjetpack.com/" target="_blank">Martin Aircraft Company</a> then, which has created a gasoline-powered, fan-driven jetpack (sorry, no actual rockets here) that can manage 30mins of flight with a top speed of 75kmph.</p> <p>Martin Aircraft has recently been <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/nexus-7/fully-charged-facebook-getting-real-time-translation-wi-fi-doorbell-comes-calling-and-actual" target="_blank">given official permission to take to the skies</a> with its prototype jetpack, which is expected to launch with a £97,000-£160,000 price tag. Time to start saving...</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/SYM0Fcbbg1Q" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="533" height="400" title="Where we&#039;re going, we don&#039;t need roads – 5 amazing vehicles we&#039;ll be using soon" alt="Where we&#039;re going, we don&#039;t need roads – 5 amazing vehicles we&#039;ll be using soon" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/martin-jetpack_3.jpg?1378350442" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Skytran </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>What could be dangerous about hurtling above the ground at 150mph in pods magnetically levitating above a monorail track? Well according to a company called <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/skytran-makes-jetsons-travel-reality/news" target="_blank">Skytran</a>, not a lot apparently. The futuristic maglev monorail is apparently cheaper to build than roads, trains or buses and uses hardly any energy thanks to a multitude of solar panels. Skytran is set to go live in Tel Aviv in 2014, so it might not be too long before you're softly swearing to yourself as you hurtle past the London Eye. Ah, the future.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="604" height="453" title="5 of the best futuristic methods of transport" alt="5 of the best futuristic methods of transport" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/skytran-tel-aviv.jpg?1378350442" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hover bike </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Ever wanted to make tracks on the back of a <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/star-wars-style-hover-bike-coming-street-near-you/news" target="_blank">Return of the Jedi-style hover bike</a>? If so then California-based research group <a href="http://www.aerofex.com/" target="_blank">Aerofex</a> is the company that you'll want to give a hug to. Capable of flying 15 feet in the air thanks to two giant fans, and with a top speed of 30mph, you'll be chasing down scout Stormtroopers in no time.</p> <p>Well, once the bugs are ironed out – there were a few stability issues early on in 2008 when a test flight ended in flames – but it seems to be well on track for a stable release if the video above is anything to go by. Fingers crossed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Gh5XWWXHVQk" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="662" height="496" title="Where we&#039;re going, we don&#039;t need roads – 5 amazing vehicles we&#039;ll be using soon" alt="Where we&#039;re going, we don&#039;t need roads – 5 amazing vehicles we&#039;ll be using soon" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/hoverbike_2.jpg?1378350442" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Robo-taxis </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Remember <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/google/google-self-drive-cars-get-nevada-road-legal-licence/news" target="_blank">Google's wondrous self-driving cars</a>? Well, rumour has it that the Big G is looking into creating its own robo-taxi fleet in which self-driving cars will pick us all up and ferry us to our destinations – reducing the need for us to have our own cars. Google is also, according to <a href="http://www.dvice.com/2013-8-26/rumor-google-building-its-own-self-driving-cars-robo-taxis" target="_blank">former Wall Street Journal reporter Jessica Lessin</a>, in talks with car component supplier Continental to create a self-driving car system. Or you could just spring for the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/volvo/we-test-drive-volvos-self-driving-car/feature" target="_blank">2014 edition Volvo XC90</a> if patience isn't one of your strong suits.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="557" height="418" title="5 of the best futuristic methods of transport" alt="5 of the best futuristic methods of transport" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/google-self-driving-car.jpg?1378350442" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hyperloop </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If you thought the Skytran sounded crazy, then you ain't seen nothing yet. Tesla CEO Elon Musk's <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/hyperloop-everything-you-need-know/news" target="_blank">Hyperloop concept</a>&nbsp;is designed to be capable of an insane top speed of 800mph, whooshing commuters from San Francisco to Los Angeles. The&nbsp;Hyperloop consists of aluminium pods, travelling on skis which use air bearings (holes that pump out air) to reduce friction. Air will also be pumped along the tubes in the direction of travel at 200-300mph while a linear accelerator uses an electromagnetic pulse beneath the pods to shoot them along at high speeds. Here's <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/how-hyperloop-could-put-rocket-under-electric-car/feature" target="_blank">how we think the Hyperloop could kick-start the green transport revolution.</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="5 of the best futuristic methods of transport" alt="5 of the best futuristic methods of transport" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/hyperloop-pod-side_0.jpg?1378350442" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/where-were-going-we-dont-need-roads-5-amazing-vehicles-well-be-using-soon/feature#comments Transport Tue, 27 Aug 2013 15:07:01 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1425893 at http://www.stuff.tv Renault Twizy http://www.stuff.tv/renault-twizy/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This Noddy-sized, battery-powered car isn&#039;t a car at all: it&#039;s a light quadricycle actually. We took this concept made real for a spin </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/renault-twizy-review-press-1_4.jpg?1364297930" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="370" height="247" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/renault-twizy-review-side_4.jpg?1364297930" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="370" height="247" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/renault-twizy-rear_4.jpg?1364297930" /> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £6,690.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Price from </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-price-notes"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> + from £45/month </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Renault is opening up EV ownership to a new urban generation with the Twizy but can this techie transport go the distance, by which we mean more than 10 miles?&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper brightcove-player-wrapper"> <script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script> <script src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/APIModules_all.js"></script> <div class="brightcove-player"> <object id="myExperience-1630533496001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#000000" /> <param name="playerID" value="" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAEgPmGlk~,Fzd-TvXcznw-P3piHaryQBMeIzWITldz" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="1630533496001" /> <param name="autoStart" value="" /> <param name="htmlFallback" value="true" /> <param name="includeAPI" value="true" /> <param name="templateLoadHandler" value="brightcoveTemplateLoaded" /> <param name="width" value="640px" /> <param name="height" value="360px" /> </object> <!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. If you wish to have the player instantiated only after the rest of the HTML is processed and the page load is complete, remove the line. --> <script type="text/javascript">brightcove.createExperiences();</script> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/renault-twizy-review-hands-on-3_2.jpg?1364297930" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Renault Twizy review – intro  </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Twizy's designers must be optimists: its cabin isn't fully enclosed, which means it gets blustery in there at more than bumbling pace. You can add the Lamborghini-aping scissor doors for £545, but they'll only keep the draught and grime off your lower limbs. Still, it does have a tiny widescreen wiper...&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/renault-twizy-review-hands-on-6_2.jpg?1364297930" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Renault Twizy review – design  </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>With a profile like that of a zygotic mutant double-decker bus from the future, the Twizy needs super-firm suspension to ward off weedle-like bodyroll. It steers instinctively and can be fun on a grippy surface, but on anything else it's wise to take it easy on corners. Hit a speed bump too quickly and you'll also be glad of your inertia reel seatbelt.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/renault-twizy-review-hands-on-1_2.jpg?1364297930" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Renault Twizy review – how does it drive?  </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>You'll be waiting a long time for a benchmark 0-60mph acceleration time – the Twizy's top speed is 50mph, although we did see a heady 52mph appear momentarily on the digital speedo at one stage. It accelerates keenly enough to 30mph to keep out of the way of city traffic, and stops quickly too – great for inner city stop-start traffic.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/renault-twizy-review-hands-on-2_1.jpg?1364297930" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Renault Twizy review – top speed </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>There are three game-changingly affordable trim levels available: Urban (£6690), Colour (£6950) and Technic (£7400). The basic car gets steel wheels, the pimped-up models have 13in alloys. A sunroof, Parrot Bluetooth handsfree kit and parking sensors are all available as options, but don't splurge all your cash: battery lease costs from £45 to £67 a month.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/renault-twizy-review-hands-on-7_2.jpg?1364297930" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Renault Twizy review – trims and accessories  </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Twizy's powertrain is made up of a 17bhp, 13kWh electric traction motor, a direct-drive transmission and a 6.1kWh lithium ion battery. The latter is supposedly good for 60 miles of mixed urban use; our testing suggests it's more like 45. But you can charge it in less than three hours from a standard 10amp three-pin outlet.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Renault Twizy review – charging  </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Two pedals, two column stalks, a push-button gear selector, a digital speedometer and a good old-fashioned steering wheel: easy and completely car-like. The handbrake is trickier to wrestle with: hidden under the left side of the fascia, it will only release when your foot is on the brake – and only then with a firm squeeze of the ratchet button.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Renault Twizy review – controls </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>One of the Twizy's biggest issues is its lack of useful storage space. The two covered cubbies in the dashboard are handy for bits and bobs, but not really big enough for shopping. There's a larger cavity compartment behind the rear seat, but it's tricky to access and offers little usable space.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-8"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Renault Twizy review – storage  </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Both seats are surprisingly good. The front one slides fore and aft, and taller passengers in the back can wrap their knees around the seat in front, tandem-style. The bluster of the wind and exhaust fumes of passing traffic are worse for whoever's in the back, though, and seat comfort if pretty thin – so don't plan on making anyone spend more than a short trip as your pillion. Unless you don't like them.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-9"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Renault Twizy review – seats  </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It lacks practicality, but the Twizy is different and packed with charm. It could just be the future&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/renault-twizy </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/renault-twizy/review#comments Renault Transport Twizy Wed, 17 Oct 2012 14:56:39 +0000 Sophie Charara 423147 at http://www.stuff.tv Agility Saietta http://www.stuff.tv/agility-saietta/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> No-one said that saving the world shouldn&#039;t involve a smidgen of self-indulgence – or a serious wedge of sci-fi electric superbike </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/agility-saietta-review-press-1_5.jpg?1364297930" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/agility-saietta-review-press-1_1_4.jpg?1364297930" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/agility-saietta-review-press-2_4.jpg?1364297930" /> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £11,970.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Price from </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agility Saietta review – intro and price  </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This British-built superbike is not one for timid travellers: it's light, fast and all-electric. But there’s no denying that the Saietta is expensive: the ‘S’ model costs £11,970 while the faster ‘R’ is a £16,770. To put that in perspective, the stunning Italian Ducati Streetfighter starts at £10k, while BMW’s market-leading superbike, the S1000RR, is ‘only’ £13k. Then again, the Saietta is more exclusive than either.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/agility-saietta-review-hands-on-1_2.jpg?1364297930" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agility Saietta review – leccy bills  </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Don’t let the Saietta’s high price worry you too much – its electric drivetrain will deliver an average of 100 miles per 45p of electricity, which should save you a few quid. Plus, the company is committed to an evolutionary process that will allow you to exchange your bike’s battery and motor as the tech improves. So really it’s a bit of a bargain.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/agility-saietta-review-hands-on-3_2.jpg?1364297930" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agility Saietta review – performance  </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Let’s forget the cost for a moment and concentrate on what the Saietta is. Described as an ‘urban sports bike’, it’s designed to be light, torquey and quick. And it is. We rode the 200kg Saietta R, with its 127Nm of instant-on electric torque that propels it from zero to 60 in four seconds. In town, in traffic, it’s a gap-finding, queue-dodging weapon.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/agility-saietta-review-hands-on-4_2.jpg?1364297930" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agility Saietta review – easy ride </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Once you’re used to the instant power – enough to catapult you off the back if you’re incautious with the throttle – the Saietta is an easy ride. There are no foot controls or gears to worry about; just hunker down, point it at an implausible looking gap and twist the ‘go’ grip. Thankfully, the brakes are powerful, and help charge the battery.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/agility-saietta-review-hands-on-2_2.jpg?1364297930" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agility Saietta review – Saietta R vs Saietta S  </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Underneath its distinctive hump is a bank of lithium-ion batteries.&nbsp;The 200kg Saietta R has enough for about 100 miles of urban riding, while the cheaper S only has the legs for around 60miles. It is a nimbler ride at less than 150kg, though, and still has a 5.5 second 0-60 time.</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agility Saietta review – design and build  </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Saietta’s unique styling is due to it being designed from the ground up as an electric bike. It has an F1-style composite monocoque chassis – unrestricted by the need for fuel tank, engine block and associated plumbing – that makes it light and stiff. Even the metal tubing around the seat is for aesthetics only; you can de-spec it for a futuristic floating saddle look.</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agility Saietta review – the only way is &#039;go&#039;  </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Like a petrol scooter, the Saietta is ‘twist and go’, only there is no lag or take-up on the throttle (although Agility can engineer it in if you want it). Initially it’s intimidating, but with practice the instant power makes filtering through traffic a blast. &nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agility Saietta review – electric motor  </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Easily visible in the chassis is this hefty-looking electric motor. In the Saietta R, it produces 91bhp and 127Nm torque. Comparable figures to a 1.4-litre petrol-engined Ford Fiesta… except it’s in a bike that weighs less than a fifth of the Fiesta. Sometimes, mathematics can be fun.</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-8"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agility Saietta review – no spring chicken  </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Saietta doesn’t have a conventional suspension set-up. At the front, rather than telescopic forks, it has a (deep breath) ‘Advanced Wide-Base Variable-Geometry Unequal Length Front Double-Wishbone’. Indeed. Importantly, it feels stable and planted, yet turns in crisply when asked.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-9"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agility Saietta review – attention seeker  </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Shrinking violets need not apply – the Saietta will draw attention wherever you go, despite its near-silent running. Every traffic light Stuff stopped at, somebody would ask what it was. Entertaining initially, but it could get a little tiresome after a while. Still, there are 11 colours to choose from.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Expensive, terrifyingly quick, and distinctive – this is a vision of the future and we're sold&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/agility-saietta </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/agility-saietta/review#comments Agility Saietta Transport Wed, 17 Oct 2012 12:59:31 +0000 Sophie Charara 423142 at http://www.stuff.tv Ford Focus RS http://www.stuff.tv/ford-focus-rs/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ford’s hot-hatch flexes its finely tuned muscles and generates a bigger buzz than a swarm of killer bees </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1307" height="871" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/ford-focusrs-15.jpg?1364299516" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>For some people, the Focus RS is the Marmite of the car world. There are those that love the beefy, no-nonsense body-kit, the rear spoiler that’s big enough to double up as a surfboard and those sweet-looking 19in multispoke alloys. </p> <p>On the other hand, you’ve got the individuals that think the only people who should be seen behind the wheel are the ASBO-wielding dregs of society. Shame on them.</p> <p><strong>Colour it rad</strong></p> <p>The Focus is available in three body colours. Performance Blue is for the shy and retiring type who thinks he’s too old to own one. </p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £26,395.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Petrolheads should bow down at the altar of the RS. Ignore the asking price, it’s an adrenaline-fuelled flying machine </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/ford-focus-rs </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/ford-focus-rs/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/ford-focus-rs/review#comments Focus RS Ford Transport Fri, 28 Aug 2009 05:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 13122 at http://www.stuff.tv Karbon Kinetics Gocycle http://www.stuff.tv/karbon-kinetics-gocycle/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Gocycle promises a sweat-free ride to work. But can it shake off the naff rep of the electric bike? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="652" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/photo_karbon-kinetics-ltd-gocycle_1385.jpg?1364299492" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Like all electric bikes, the Gocylce promises a sweat-free ride to work. But unlike every other we've seen, this one actually looks cool – and it's also quite affordable, if bought over 12 months through the Gocycle to Work scheme. Has the electric bike finally come of age?</p> <p><strong>Looks and design</strong></p> <p> The saddle moves further back as you raise it, making more room for tall users, and the bars can be adjusted for reach as well as height, which has the side-effect of tweaking the handling.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £1,198.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The nicest looking and best designed electric bike we've seen by a country (or city) mile </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/karbon-kinetics-gocycle </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/karbon-kinetics-gocycle/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/karbon-kinetics-gocycle/review#comments Gocycle Karbon Kinetics Transport Thu, 09 Apr 2009 05:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 12169 at http://www.stuff.tv