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    Video: Renault Twizy meets Terry Gilliam in The Zero Theorem
    Low-speed quadricycle a perfect 'picture vehicle' for Monty Python alum 1402502280

    The little Renault Twizy electric vehicle is making its way to the big screen in a bizarre and futuristic new movie, The Zero Theorem. The film is from director Terry Gilliam, a Monty Python alumnus and director of the feature films Brazil, Twelve Monkeys and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. In ...

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    KLD Energy says OneDrive system could get 250 MPGe in a Fiat 500e, sort of

    If you don't look too closely at the spec sheet (available here), it appears that KLD Energy is ready to release a small, highway speed EV for under $10,000. But then you notice that the $9,800 price is just for the "system," which here means the battery, motor, controller and charger. That's the ...

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    Official: Honda Micro Commuter is a funky little quadricycle

    Honda is developing and/or already selling vehicles with hydrogen, natural gas and hybrid powertrains. But when it comes to pure electric vehicles, the company only offers a limited palette. In the US, that means the small-scale Fit EV project. In Japan, it now means the just-announced Micro ...

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    EVS: Ample Eo electric vehicle claims "world's first e-quadricycle" title

    Called the "world's first e-quadricycle," a small EV from Ample International was on display at the Electric Vehicle Symposium (EVS26) in Los Angeles this week. Named the Eo, the one-seat (or two- or three-seat) vehicle has a maximum speed of 65 kilometers per hour (40 miles per hour) and has a ...

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    Report: Get off the phone: Cause of fatal G-Wiz crash revealed

    Though exempt from formal crash test standards in most countries, vehicles like the electric, Indian-built Reva – sold in England as the G-Wiz – have occasionally been subjected to informal tests, and the results have raised eyebrows. Years ago, Top Gear subjected a G-Wiz to EuroNCAP ...

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    Europe, get ready for the onslaught of the microcars; 60 models coming in 36 months

    Europe's microcar segment is set to explode, according to Frost & Sullivan's recently released "Strategic Analysis of the European Microcars Market." The firm's analysis shows that microcars will soon become massive revenue generators for seven out of the top 10 global automakers. Challenged ...

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    George Fortin builds a sweeter ride. We want one [w/video]

    George Fortin with his Z-Kart – Click above to watch video after the jump
    We first happened across George Fortin and his cool cart-building ways a few years ago when he uploaded some footage of himself enjoying his sweet home-built electric ride. Since then, more than 104,000 people have ...

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    Maker Faire Detroit 2010: Big Dog quadricycle

    Big Dog quadri-cycle – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Friday afternoon we had the opportunity to walk around the site of the first-ever Maker Faire Detroit while exhibitors were getting set up and we encountered a few wheeled contraptions including Big Dog. This human-powered ...

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    eBay Find of the Day: G-Wiz from Top Gear

    Click above for more images of Top Gear's crashed G-WizTop Gear has never been kind to the G-Wiz, that electric Quadricycle that's only available across the pond in Europe. In this video, Jeremy Clarkson - star of the U.K. Top Gear shows - definitively proves that a table is a better, faster and ...

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    Human-powered "Dogsled" cycle shows up for Dream Cruise

    Click above for more images of The DogsledRunning alongside the Woodward Dream Cruise this year will be the NextCruise, a green-minded alternative to the petrol-head event. It looks as if the idea of parading down Woodward Avenue along with classic cars, exotics and Hot Rods has brought out some ...

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    Riding around town in the Sidekick, a homebrew pedal hybrid

    Funny how the Internet operates. Treehugger wrote about the Trailcart, and then we and BoingBoing did as well. A BoingBoing reader thinks, hey, that's kind of like what my husband built, and mentions it in the comments. So then Treehugger writes about that homemade pedal/electric hybrid 4-wheeler. ...

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    VIDEO: George Fortin flaunts his sweet electric ride

    Teh intertubez are clogged with examples of all manner of contraptions and do-hickeys cobbled together by folks with lots of imagination and the desire to get about town sans clouds of exhaust or pools of perspiration. Many are laughable or, even worse, forgettable. I stumbled across this little ...

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    G-Wiz takes on Jeremy Clarkson

    Recently, Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson wrote a rather scathing review of the G-Wiz electric vehicle sold in Europe and popular in London. Clarkson is not one to hold back his opinion, which we respect - even when we disagree, and hold back he did not. He hated the G-Wiz and cited its' lackluster ...

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    Tiny all-electric quadricycles might get redone safety test in the EU

    We don't use the word "quadricycle" around here much. But over in the UK, quardicycles are a specific vehicle type defined as "a vehicle with four wheels whose unladen mass is not more than 400kg (excluding batteries if it is an electric vehicle) and whose maximum continuous rated power does not ...


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