August 26, 2022

17-Year-Old Designs a Motor That Could Change How Electric Cars Are Made

Electric cars are helping us forge a more eco-friendly future. However, one environmental and design barrier to truly easy, sustainable-to-produce cars is the motors. Most electric vehicle (EV) motors use rare-earth elements in their internal magnets which generate the required torque to power the motor. These elements—including neodymium, samarium, and dysprosium—are very expensive and their mining is detrimental to the environment.

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June 25, 2022

World’s First Solar-Powered Car Is Ready To Hit the Road

As electric vehicles become more common, there are innovators looking to improve the technology. This includes Lex Hoefsloot, CEO of Lightyear. After six years in development, the company has just released Lightyear 0, the world's first solar vehicle. Without the need for a charging station, this sleek electric vehicle can keep you on the road for seven months thanks to integrated solar panels.

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November 8, 2021

Pottery Barn and Airstream Collaborate On a Chic Special-Edition Trailer

Rediscover what it means to travel in style when you step into this special-edition travel trailer and leave behind cramped spaces, body aches and crowded rest stops. The iconic RV company, Airstream, has partnered with decor retailer, Pottery Barn, to bring you something big—a home away from home. The “silver bullet” collaboration measures 28 feet in length and is the size of an apartment in New York with a California Casual interior.

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July 7, 2021

A Real Flying Car Just Completed Its First Inter-City Flight

For years, sci-fi movies have portrayed the future as a world filled with flying cars and hover vehicles. Now, the reality of that vision is just a little bit closer. On June 28, the AirCar—a dual-mode car-aircraft vehicle designed by Slovakian tech company Klein Vision—completed its first inter-city flight.

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