The Present Information- December 31, 2022

Happy New Yr, expensive readers and riders! Welcome to the ultimate installment of our EV information roundups for 2022. This week, we’ll check out electrical batteries made out of hemp, Fuell’s e-Bikes gearing as much as hit the market, and a reimagined Volcon e-Motorbike. Additionally, how’re we doing? Are there any EV matters you’d prefer to see extra of? Be happy to ship us your ideas, suggestions, and suggestions to Let’s roll.

Sustainable Batteries Created from Hashish

Bemp is engaged on new battery coatings made out of hemp to supplant Lithium and different nasty chemical substances, and dramatically cut back the environmental affect of batteries. [Bemp]

Bemp Analysis is out to revolutionize the EV sector. The Texas-based firm is at the moment growing new EV batteries coated with hemp to make them extra sturdy and sustainable. The corporate guarantees that its hemp batteries will cost in simply 20 minutes and have twice the vary of conventional lithium-ion batteries. Bemp Analysis is hoping to make its hashish batteries out there to the market by 2026.

Revival Cycles Reimagines Volcon e-Motorbike

Revival reboots the Volcon right into a cool e-ADV funster. [Revival Cycles]

EV-maker Volcon just lately approached Austin-based Revival Cycles to recreate its Grunt e-Motorbike. . The corporate intently collaborated with designer Ed Boyd to draft a number of CAD designs of the Grunt earlier than selecting to experiment with new fiberglass bodywork. Whereas the brand new bodywork was being reworked by hand to seamlessly match the body, Revival eliminated the inventory subframe and constructed a brand new cantilevered design utilizing smaller 7/8-inch tubing. This made the bike shorter and narrower. Revival additionally relocated all the electrical elements, together with the motor controller and 12V regulator, nearer to the motor utilizing customized brackets for a tidier wiring harness. Moreover, Revival stripped down and powder-coated the bike, sanded and polished the wheels and swing arm, and freshened up the aesthetics with enjoyable, vibrant paint.

Bertone Releases Hypercar Powered by Plastic Waste

The wealthy go quicker on rubbish! Bertone explores new energy sources for its supercars. [Bertone]

To have fun its a hundred and tenth birthday, Italian design agency Bertone just lately unveiled a modern new supercar that’s powered by plastic waste. Known as the GB110, the slick coupe cranks out 1,100hp and 1,100Nm of torque. The corporate claims its automobile can go from 0 to 60mph in simply 2.79 seconds. The automobile’s most stand-out function is its means to burn gasoline made out of plastic waste. Bertone partnered with Choose Gasoline to make use of its patented know-how that converts polycarbonate supplies into renewable gasoline. Bertone will solely launch 33 models to the market.

Huck Cycles Begins Manufacturing of Stinger e-Bikes

The brand new Huck Stinger is made within the USA, and prepared for manufacturing. [Huck]

North Carolina-based e-Bike producer Huck Cycles is starting manufacturing of its newest mannequin, the Stinger e-Motorbike. The corporate, hailed for its retro-inspired e-Mopeds which might be hand-built by People, will launch two variations of the Stinger, together with Commonplace and Efficiency Improve fashions. Each variations weigh about 200 kilos and have adjustable seat heights, hydraulic disc brakes, and 17-inch wheels.

Fuell Relaunches Pre-Order Marketing campaign for Fllow e-Motorbike

Ffinally Ffuell Fflow! We’ve been ready for Erik Buell’s new child for a while: does the form look acquainted? [Fuell]

Electrical mobility firm Fuell will quickly be relaunching a pre-order marketing campaign for its Fllow e- Motorcycle. Whereas the bike was initially slated to hit the market in 2021, the worldwide pandemic derailed Fuell’s plans. The Fllow includes a 47-horsepower electrical motor, can produce a staggering 553 lb-ft of torque, and has prime speeds of 85mph.

Ola to Launch Premium Line of e-Bikes

Able to take over the world: Ola began out with eScooters, and is shifting into eBike and even SUVs. The Indian bike trade is gigantic, and switching to EVs [Ola]

Indian e-Scooter firm Ola Electrical just lately introduced its huge plans to launch e-Motorcycles over the approaching two years, in addition to an electrical SUV in 2025.  Given the enormity of each the Indian automobile market and the Indian bike trade, we’ll definitely see just a few juggernaut eBike firms coming quickly the streets close to you.

Audi Turning Previous Laptops into New EV Batteries

Is the age of battery recycling upon us? [Redwood Materials]

Audi dealerships throughout the US are gathering outdated electronics—from laptops to toothbrushes—to recycle them into new lithium-ion batteries.  Partnering with Redwood Supplies, a pioneering lithium battery recycler, Audi hopes to push the trade ahead on this age of crucial future supplies scarcity.



Stephanie Weaver is the EV Editor at The Vintagent, and a Philadelphia-based freelance author. When she’s not locked to her laptop computer, she may be discovered driving horses and bikes.