Electric Rides of the Future

by Moin Uddin Ahmed Tipu

Electric cars aren’t the only green way to get around. There have been electric planes and now there’s plans for an electric ferry! Trace counts down the three coolest all-electric transporters.

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TheWolfHowling January 14, 2014 - 9:39 AM

Trace, the Roadster is a two seat sports car that was based on the Lotus Elise, what you were mainly showing was the Tesla Model S, which is the full sized sedan

Kiwiscore February 5, 2014 - 3:10 AM

1:23 That's just one of Frank Reade's novels. The flying machine is not real, or is it?

MAKGA February 6, 2014 - 1:35 PM

I think I wouldn't buy an electric car due to the limited technology.  You're still burning carbon based fuels via the power plant unless you have a near by nuclear plant powering the city.  Even so I won't buy an electric car until I can drive from one West to east coast without worrying about where to charge my car.  Furthermore I don't like to stop when I travel.  This means unless I can drive up to 16 hours with out stopping for fuel I just wouldn't be interested.

Manfredo Marroquin February 12, 2014 - 3:24 AM

I would so the next generation wouldn't suffer even though I'm 12

Fiishee February 22, 2014 - 7:55 AM

Kerbal Space Program taught me this already.

Nicki Shinn March 12, 2014 - 5:13 AM

My family has a Toyota Prius

William Schuchat March 23, 2014 - 11:09 PM

i have a leaf and my house has solar panles

Natsu Dragneel March 27, 2014 - 6:37 AM

hate electric cars, we should invest in ether nuclear or continue with petrol 

Ronald Spro Lamarque April 1, 2014 - 9:28 PM


SkyEarthOcean April 2, 2014 - 2:55 AM

I want a Tesla so bad! Electric vehicles are the future!

P33W33 April 3, 2014 - 1:30 AM

Don't pay into the oil company anymore, pay more to the electric companies.

Tlaloc_Temporal April 5, 2014 - 4:34 PM

Ion engines are not entirely electric!! You can launch them in a variety of fully electric ways hopefully soon (Coil gun, Rail gun track, airplane, space elevator…), but electricity cannot push on space by itself. It accelerates Xenon Ions to gain momentum, therefore not fully closed-circuit sustainable.

Iced Latte April 9, 2014 - 3:34 AM

they used dtoids music!

NMaster114 April 11, 2014 - 11:33 AM

If it charged quickly and didn't cost too much, yeah I'd buy one.

wacom April 12, 2014 - 2:26 PM

hydrogen cars …

Amandeep singh May 2, 2014 - 1:14 PM

Tesla Is best

Bevin Z May 5, 2014 - 2:16 AM

Don't pay into the oil company anymore, pay more to the electric companies that get the electricity from the oil companies! 

OTHNIEL May 30, 2014 - 2:18 AM

Norway? I saw the puerto rico flag? Explain please

ForJahMan June 28, 2014 - 8:20 AM

Just walk, Selfish. We are shamans, care takers of this existence plain. Make vehicles we actually need efficient.  And we have the tech, we do not need to be at a place to do something. Why destroy the environment for nothing. Every step off making cars is harmful to the environment.

CrabTunafish July 5, 2014 - 3:53 PM

pipistrel panthera – electric personal airplane and its beautiful

jomossino79 July 9, 2014 - 9:32 AM

New tech, QEG.  Look it up.

WheatleyOS July 10, 2014 - 1:19 AM

I would definitely buy a Tesla Model S if it weren't for the fact that they cost just almost as much as a Porsche 911, in which case I would rather just buy a Porsche 911.

william martin August 10, 2014 - 4:28 AM

yea what do you think it takes to create electricitry

Dennis Sotelo November 21, 2014 - 10:48 AM

I want a TESLA!!!

R C June 24, 2015 - 6:31 AM

who else is watching this in 2015 lol

Panzerfaust July 25, 2015 - 12:46 PM

10 metric ton battery charges in 10 minutes and my phone takes 3 hours…. work on it nasa

Skurtle November 5, 2015 - 3:25 PM

Why his face so orange.

Ecchi Predatoes Beware November 19, 2015 - 6:34 PM

i would definitely get an electric car, but only if it wasn't made by a piece of shit… hmm, i guess bill gates and steve jobs are the only jerks i know who could make such a thing, or that space X guy, but he doesn't seem to be a bad guy at all, though…all people have been fooled before, who knows? either way.. fuck the evil, don't support liars..abusers and users of people…that shud solve the worlds problems, because we will grow to love better ppl . :D

Light 1988 February 22, 2016 - 1:34 AM


effyleven March 8, 2016 - 3:36 AM

I would buy an electric car, if I knew it wasn't going to be hopelessly out of date in RANGE terms by the end of next year. What we need is batteries that can be standardised in size and fitting, so they can be swapped out and the cars updated.

Skiissa March 26, 2016 - 7:51 AM

i vote for solar panel cars next. who's with me?

Garrett Bowman June 3, 2016 - 6:47 AM

talking about ion engines if NASA builds a rocket were basically going to be Star Wars
TIE fighter Twin Ion Engine

Ahmed Shamil May 9, 2018 - 2:02 PM

i want to buy one. but they are too expensive for me.

MGang TV July 11, 2018 - 11:04 AM

dope content

greden night November 19, 2021 - 3:15 AM

what am i doing here