Electric Economy

A selection of new players in the electric economy:

Electric Vehicles
EVs that are similar to legacy vehicles but with electric propulsion.
  • Lightyear - Solar augmented EV (1 hour of sun = 12 km)
  • Triton - Takes the next logical SUV step: an electric semi-tank
  • Swiss - After US gov's recent pivot to EV, Switzerland is next
  • Apple - Forthcoming autonomous car will be for businesses only

Light
EVs that aim to be environmentally friendly to make and operate.
  • Ami - Microcar of the Year 2021
  • Eli Zero - Neighbourhood Electric Vehicle (NEV)
  • Changli - Lowest priced electric car: $1200
  • AGY2 - Electric dune buggy: $2800

Ultralight
Ultralights can be 2, 3, 4 wheelers.
  • Ösa+ - Multiple design award winning electric motorbike
  • Ola - India's Uber goes big into e-scooters manufacturing
  • Bio-Hybrid - Electrically assisted, 4-wheel 2-seater 'bicycle'
  • RadPower - Best Electric Cargo Bike of 2021: $1700

Utilitarian
Commercial vehicles where lower running costs are essential.

Buses
Buses can be highly customised and linked to larger metro or municipal systems, ideal for custom builders and system integrators.
  • Novabus - Long range electric bus (CA)
  • Karsan - Autonomous electric bus (TR)
  • BKM - Articulated electric trolley bus (BY)
  • Irizar - Ecological Industrial Vehicle of the Year 2021 (ES)

Infrastructure
The infrastructure to support and complement electric mobility: charging, the grid, repairs, recycling, smart roads, cycling lanes, pedestrianised boulevards, car-light or car-free spaces, open architecture, autonomous driving, urban air mobility, vehicle operating systems, connected car systems etc.
  • Shell - Pivots to electric charging
  • Otonomo - Vehicle data warehouse
  • E-Clearing - European borderless charging network
  • UCI - Carless drivers are better than driverless cars!