URB-E - Electric Folding Scooter

URB-E is an electric folding scooter you can carry along when you’re not riding it. We should start by saying that URB-E is made from carbon fiber and aircraft aluminum. These materials are both long lasting and make it weigh just 35 pounds. The lightweight construction isn’t the only thing making this electric scooter easily portable.

It appears we are very near the same type of inflection point in price and performance that led to the explosion in solar PV several years ago. Since electricity remains by far the best and cheapest alternative fuel that can be made without releasing CO2 — one that is cheaper to run a car on than gasoline even at current low oil prices — this game change is good news for both consumers and the climate.

Game Change: Tesla And GM Announce Affordable, Long-Range Electric Cars

At last! We’re moving further and further into the #SunlightREVolution. Looking forward to more affordable EVs in the future. 

Tesla Is The New Apple

Steven Johnson on the impending electric car revolution being led by Tesla:

And if that’s the case, then the automobile industry will go through exactly what the computer and software world went through with the rise of the PC, the Web, and the mobile revolutions. Smaller companies that bet heavily on the new paradigm will become dominant in an amazingly short amount of time; behemoths who cling to the old models will swiftly become afterthoughts. The EV revolution will be like Hemingway’s classic line about going broke: it will happen gradually, then all of a sudden.

Agreed. This is going to happen sooner than most people think.

[via Daring Fireball]