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Thursday, February 18, 2021

Here they are 2 unique Dragon Ball motorcycles brought into real world by Bel & Bel

For many people it may be agreed that childhood was one of the happiest phases in life that everyone should have. And the most memorable memories that carry over to adulthood are one of them obtained from animated films. One of the animated films most watched by children (especially those whose childhood was in the mid of 1980s to the 1990s) around the world is the 'Dragon Ball' cartoon series based on the Akira Toriyama's best seller comic under same titled.
The replica of the Bulma's 'Capsule 9' (left) posed along with the 'Lunch' one wheeled motorbikes (right) built by Bel & Bel. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/3pvuaLu)
Maybe you still remember one episode of the 'Dragon Ball' cartoon series which tells of the existence of a sophisticated object called the Hoi Poi Capsule, a container developed by Capsule Corp and is used to store vehicles and other products developed by the company. And one of the capsules called Capsule 9, contains the future motorcycle that Bulma rode when she went to meet Goku.
The Bulma's Capsule 9 motorbike featured with specially made fairing and acrylic dome. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/3dh8wbl)
The unique shape of a motorbike maybe awakens your imagination and dream to be able to own and ride it in the real world. In the near future your dream might be come true, because reportedly there is a studio and workshop based in Barcelona, Spain named Bel & Bel developed the functional prototype of the Bulma's unique-shaped motorcycle.
The Bulma's Capsule 9 motorbike an electric-powered (hub type) ones by using an electric motor placed on the rear wheel even though it still looks like has double (fake) exhausts. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/3dh8wbl)
Not only that, previously the Barcelona-based studio and workshop had also made the other motorcycle prototype of the Dragon Balls cartoon series known as Lunch motorbike, which is a unique one-wheeled motorcycle with a cursory appearance like a sea horse. In the Dragon Ball cartoon series, you can see that this single-wheeled motorcycle is also driven by Bulma.
The Bulma's Lunch one wheeled motorbike (left) posed along with the Zero Scooter (right). (Picture from: http://bit.ly/3dh8wbl)
Through its Instagram page, Bel & Bel has published some pictures of the exclusive motorbikes that (might be) we want to have all. There is a significant difference, if in the Dragon Ball cartoon series, the motorbike uses a conventional engine and has fierce sound when it is in action, but in the Bel & Bel creation made as an electric-powered (hub type) ones by using an electric motor placed on the rear wheel even though it still looks like has double (fake) exhausts.
The Bulma's Lunch one wheeled motorbike with a cursory appearance like a sea horse. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/3dh8wbl)
Then this Bulma motorcycle chassis is specially made in size, of course, not for big people, because it is adjusted to the posture of Bulma and Goku (roughly the size of children around 7-8 years old). So tiny and cutie. This is a handmade and unique motorcycle. This can be seen also in the details such as the fairing which was made specifically for this vehicle or the acrylic dome.

Furthermore, the motorbikes maker explained that the electric-powered motorcycle has three speeds and also an integrated mapping system with a dragon ball radar like that of the one in the cartoon series. Maybe by using this system, we able to be look for those magic balls in our world!😉 
The Bel & Bel also said that they made the two replicas of the Dragon Ball cartoon series motorbikes, because they watched and like the series since childhood and wanted to remake the vehicle as Fan Art. Reportedly, they are currently trying to get an official license from Toei-Animation, the animation studio that made the Dragon Ball cartoon series.
Furthermore, they believed that the motorbikes had a big influence on the network and made them think of making it in limited numbers for the fans of the cartoon series only. So they don't know whether this will come true and how much it will cost, and it all depends on the answer to their proposal to Toei-Animation.🙏
Off course, We all know it is not easy to make these motorcycles into reality, but only by knowing that the idea has come up, and for us it is already fun to have told and seen the unique vehicles in the Akira Toriyama's works almost coming true or at least not far from reality.😏
That's it, and if the article above is still considered inadequate or inaccurate, or if you have additional information related to these 2 replicas of the Dragon Ball motorbike, please don't hesitate to let us know via the comments column below this article.

Kept spur your adrenaline on the power of the two-wheeled monster and stay alive with true safety riding. May God will forgive Your sins and so does the cops...... *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | BEL&BEL | MOTORPASIONMOTO | BIOBIOCHILE | IMOTORBIKE | TECH-BLOGS | RIDEAPART ]
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Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Sony Vision-S Concept Car

A year ago, the Sony Vision-S electric-powered car was the star at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2020 in Las Vegas, United States. And recently, Sony back on stage at the same event this year and at the same time surprised the public through the news of its concept car was already road tested in Austria. But unfortunately the car cannot be bought by anyone, not even by the  millionaires or the crazy rich person.
Sony Vision-S electric-powered vehicle prototype on display at the CES 2020 held in Las Vegas. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/3qiUxVT)
No wonder many people thought and suspected that the Sony's car will be mass produced. Because several similar technology companies such as Apple and Microsoft are also heading towards the autonomous vehicle trend.

As quoted from Car and Driver, on Tuesday, January 26, 2021, in fact that the Vision-S car is Sony's way of establishing itself is part of thevautonomous driving era or it could be said as well the Sony Vision-S Concept was designed to see and test the performance of their technology.
Sony Vision-S electric-powered vehicle prototype while on public road testing in Austria. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/3rR1uxN)
Through a spokesperson, Sony said that it would not mass produce the Vision-S. "At this time, we have no plans to mass produce or sell vehicles," said a Sony spokesman who was not identified.

"Our strength is in imaging and sensors, we aim to contribute to safety and reliability in autonomous driving, while providing great experiences that take advantage of entertainment in the mobility space," he added.

To support self-driving technology, Sony currently uses 40 points, and four of which are lidar. The number of sensors will directly increase the ability of 360-degree technology awareness. Currently the Vision-S already has a level 2 self-driving system, but soon Sony will upgrade it to level 4.
Sony Vision-S electric-powered vehicle prototype while on public road testing in Austria. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3phtnxt)
For your information, the Sony Vision-S was built in collaboration with a German manufacturer, Magna Steyr. The same company had ever produced the Toyota Supra and BMW Z4. Besides that Sony also collaborates with other well-known brands in the electronics world such as Bosch, Continental, Nvidia and Qualcomm.

To support the Sony Vision-S as a purely electric-powered four-wheeled vehicle weighing of 2,350 kg, the propulsion comes from a pair of 200 kW electric motors, for a total of 400 kW (536 hp). The power is capable of accelerating the car from still  to 100 kph in just 4.8 seconds, and a top speed of up to 240 kph. Not bad at all.
In order to dampen all the shocks caused by road conditions as well as the driving comfort factor, the Sony Vision-S uses the air suspension at the front and double-wishbone at the rear. The electric-powered car is equipped with four tires with the profiles of 245/40 and 275/35, which are attached to the 21-inch rims, while for the braking system entrusted to the Brembo's. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | CARANDDRIVER | 3NIONS ]
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Sunday, February 7, 2021

Elation Freedom, 2022(?)

The development of electric-powered super vehicles is increasingly attracting the interest of players in the automotive industry, both old players and new players. This is also done by an American automotive startup company named Elation Hypercars.
The Elation Hypercars has revealed the Freedom, its first production hypercar set to launch in a few years’ time with gasoline and electric powertrains to choose from. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/3jdDrpO)
The company was founded in 2014 by three founders, namely Carlos Satulovsky, Mauro Saravia, and Pablo Barragan with a simple vision. They would build a hypercar which could capture the singular feeling of purist driving: elation.
The Elation Freedom electric-powered hypercar uses a carbon fiber monocoque chassis, no wonder its weighs around 3,637 lbs or around 1,650 kilograms. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3roXhBv)
Six years later, the dream has become a reality. Well, recently there's a hyper electric-powered vehicle was successfully created by this American startup company and named Elation Freedom. And it's also said that the California-based startup will be the first American local company to produce a luxury electric-powered hypercar for the United States market.
The Elation Freedom hypercar presents a fighter jet-inspired cockpit inspired inside its cabin. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3roXhBv)
This extraordinary electric-powered vehicle was made by Carlos Satulovsky and Mauro Saravia, assisted by the company's tecnical division whose have many experienced experts of the Formula One, and other European racings, as a result this car is claimed to have various advantages.
The Elation Freedom hypercar has gullwing doors and also a fairly large-sized wing on the back. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3roXhBv)
By using a carbon fiber monocoque chassis, it's no wonder the Freedom weighs around 3,637 lbs or around 1,650 kilograms. However, without the motor or battery pack, the weight drops to 2,850 lbs. 

When viewed its exterior, as quoted of Carscoops, this electric-powered hypercar has quite striking looks because it has gullwing doors and also a fairly large-sized wing on the back.
The standard variant of the Elation Freedom electric-powered hypercar will use three electric motors producing up to 1,414 hp of power. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3roXhBv)
If You entering the cabin, the hypercar presents a fighter jet-inspired cockpit inspired. It is equipped with the digital instrument cluster, plus with a minimalist-looking middle section that's entirely made of carbon fiber. In addition, the potential customers are given the chance to choose materials to cover the car's cabin, ranging from premium genuine leather, precious metals, to gemstones.
The standard variant of the Elation Freedom electric-powered hypercar costs around the US. $2 million or Rp. 28 billion. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3roXhBv)
The hypercar base model will have three electric motors producing up to 1,414 hp of power. Not only that, the California-based company also plans to offer an additional electric motor so that this car has a maximum power of 1,903 hp. With its maximum power, the car able to accelerate from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour in just 1.8 seconds, and run up to its top speed of 418 kilometers per hour. Wow!

Then to support its performance, this hypercar is also equipped with two options T-shaped lithium-ion battery packs, each with a capacity of 100 kWh and 120 kWh. So the electric-powered hypercar is claimed to be able to run as far as 483 km to 644 km according to the battery pack it uses.
Rear view of the Elation Freedom hypercar. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3roXhBv)
One more thing, if you are not happy enough with the electric drivetrain, then the Elation Freedom will offer You another variant called Elation Freedom Iconic Collection that uses an Audi-sourced 5.2 litre V10 engine which able to spew power up to 750 hp and 664 Nm of torque. 

The engine power will be channeled to the four wheels through the 7-speed dual-clutch S-tronic gearbox. Unfortunately, the car's performance becomes little bit slow, with 0-60 mph acceleration time of 2.2 seconds and a top speed of only 221 mph. But as far as we know, that performance figures still includes the hypercar capabilities. This indicates that the Freedom Iconic variant still deserves to be said as a hypercar.
Regarding the price, the American startup company mentions that the Freedom standard variant costs around the US. $2 million or Rp. 28 billion, while the Freedom Iconic variant is priced at $ 2.3 million or Rp.32 billion. But there’s no mention of when to expect deliver. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | ELATION HYPERCARS | CARSCOOPS | MOTORTREND | TOPSPEED ]
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Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Renault 5 come back alive into a new electric motor-drive

Recently, one of the French automotive manufacturers, Renault, intends to revive one of its legendary hatchback models, the Renault 5. And interestingly, the Renault 5 new model will be revived as a modern electric car. As quoted from Carscoops, the new Renault 5 will have a design that is very similar to its conventional engined predecessor car.
Renault intends to revive one of its legendary hatchback models the Renault 5 into a modern electric-powered car. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2MAnHkj)
The Renault 5 prototype model which was later released has elegant and futuristic details on the lights and front fascia. Besides that, several changes in the car's function were made to suit the needs of modern electric-powered vehicles. For example, the grille is removed, then on top of the hood there is a charging port that is used for the battery recharging. The taillights are equipped with aero flaps and front fog lamps which can be used as DRL (Day Running Light) lights.
The Renault 5 electric-powered prototype model which was later released has elegant and futuristic details on the lights and front fascia. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2MvkL8T)
Then the electric-powered car prototype model also features a lit front and rear logo, and the car also appeared in dual tone exterior colors (yellow and black). Unfortunately, Renault has yet to reveal the car's interior, but it is confirmed that it has a small transparent screen above the dashboard.
Renault 5 electric vehicle prototype only embodies modernity, a vehicle that is relevant to its time: urban, electric, attractive. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2MvkL8T)
The French car manufacturer also did not mention any details about the electric powertrain that would be used, including the amount of maximum power and car's cruise capability. But for sure, the new Renault 5 is designed as a pure electric-powered vehicle, which means there will be no hybrid variant also featured with an ICE (Internal Combustion Engine) powertrain.
Renault 5 electric vehicle prototype has the taillights are equipped with aero flaps and also front fog lamps which can be used as DRL (Day Running Light) lights. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2MvkL8T)
"The Renault 5 prototype design is based on our legacy model, the R5," said Gilles Vidal, the Design Director of Renault. "This prototype only embodies modernity, a vehicle that is relevant to its time: urban, electric, attractive," he continued.
Furthermore, the Renault 5 EV will join other Renault car models that are revived as the electric vehicles such as the Renault 4. Going forward, Renault wants 30 percent of its total sales to be electric vehicles by 2025. And environmentally friendly hatchback models such as the Renault 5 EV, will definitely have a big role in the environmentally friendly vehicle industry. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | CARSCOOPS ] 
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Monday, January 25, 2021

The futuristic-styled Cfmoto Cyber electric-scooter

We know that technology has developed rapidly at this time, especially electric-powered vehicle technology. Inevitably, these technological advances have penetrated the automotive world massively. And the world of two-wheeled vehicles also does not want to be left behind, many companies from various parts of the world are competing to create and present reliable electric-powered vehicles.
2021 CFMoto Zehoo Cyber Concept electric-powered scooter. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/3qvYAxK)
This can be witnessed by us, recently a Chinese automotive manufacturer named CFMoto has just introduced an electric-powerd scooter concept which looks really tempting. As reported by Motorcyclenews, the electric-powered scooter named
Zehoo Cyber ​​Concept.
2021 CFMoto Zehoo Cyber Concept electric-powered scooter. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/38UtNVq)
If we look at the designs presented, we can be sure that the design concept of the Chinese electric-powered scooter is no less cool than those made by the Japanese one.
This motorcycle design was created by CFMoto in collaboration with Kiska Design, a well-known design company that has also handled several KTM motorcycle designs.
2021 CFMoto Zehoo Cyber Concept electric-powered scooter. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/3p2kGro)
The shape of the front is slightly tapered, with the main light in the middle. The right and left wings extend downward. While the fenders are made minimalist, located between the two wings. The deck footrest is quite wide, the shape extends backwards, and its rider seat made also in modern style.
2021 CFMoto Zehoo Cyber Concept electric-powered scooter. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2LLuxU4)
Uniquely, this motorcycle uses a chain and gear, not a belt like most automatic scooters that exist today. The CFMoto Cyber ​​Concept uses a 10 kW electric motor dubbed Cobra, and is claimed to produce 213 Nm of torque.
2021 CFMoto Zehoo Cyber Concept electric-powered scooter. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2LLuxU4)
So that it can make this motorbike run up to a top speed of 112 kph. Furthermore, the Cyber ​​Concept electric motorbike is also equipped with a lithium ion battery with a capacity of 4 kWh which, when fully charged, can take this motorbike to roam as far as 128 km.
Regarding their products in the electric motor segment, CFMoto creates a special brand called Zehoo. Unfortunately, it is not clear when the electric scooter will enter the production line and said to be in the first half of 2021. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | CFMOTO | MOTORCYCLESNEWS | ELECTRIC VEHICLE WEB | AMCN.COM.AU ]
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Friday, January 22, 2021

Aptera, super-efficient electric-powered car

An American automotive startup company named Aptera has just launched a very promising electric car for the market. However, actually they are not a new company, the company has been established since 2005, but they went bankrupt in 2011. It was only in 2019 that Aptera was reformed by its original founders.
2021 Aptera Paradigm, a three-wheeled electric-powered vehicle is claimed to be able travel as far as 1,600 km on a single full charge. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3qndsyq)
And now they are ready to introduce their first car to the public which is named Aptera Paradigm. The electric car is claimed to be able to go as far as 1,600 km on a single full charge. The car carries a sleek and futuristic three-wheeled vehicle design with a shape similar to a wingless aircraft fuselage, and it seems to be the reason behind its small drag coefficient, which is 0.13.
2021 Aptera Paradigm carries a sleek and futuristic design with a shape similar to a wingless aircraft fuselage. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3qndsyq)
The main purpose of the Aptera electric-powered vehicle was created to eliminate carbon emissions that have been produced by conventional-fueled combustion engines. However, when the electricity itself still comes from a source that uses coal as its fuel, perhaps the idea of ​​zero emissions is still not fully realized.
2021 Aptera Paradigm's cabin features simple modern dashboard coupled with 2 seater inside it. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/3nM89Hl)
The Aperta will be available in several variants that are differentiated based on the cruise capability. At the very bottom, it uses a 25 kWh battery which can last up to 402 km on a single charge. In addition there is also a 40 kWh model with a range of 644 km and a 60 kWh battery for a distance of up to 966 km.

The highest variant of the Aptera electric-powered vehicle is equipped with a large battery with a capacity of 100 kWh plus a solar panel on the roof that can absorb energy to provide an additional 64 km of mileage in the sun. The number of solar panels can be increased to be placed on the hood of the car so that there is an additional 38.8 km of mileage with solar panels alone.
2021 Aptera Paradigm also has a solar panel on the roof that can absorb energy to provide an additional 64 km of mileage in the sun. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/3nM89Hl)
Various motor drive configurations will be offered depending on the variant. No horsepower and torque figures are provided yet, but front-wheel drive models can typically hit 96 kph in 5.5 seconds. Meanwhile, this three-wheel drive car only takes 3.5 seconds to reach it. The key to the performance of this electric car is the fact that the 100 kWh battery of the Aptera electric car weighs less than 1,000 kg.

In addition, with fast charging, in one hour it can be charged to be able to go as far as 800 km. In other words, on the variant equipped with a battery with a capacity of 100 kWh, the distance is believed to be up to 1,000 miles (1,600 km) per charge. But efficiency is only part of the whole story, because Aptera Paradigm is also equipped with the ability to create its own energy.
2021 Aptera Paradigm is reportedly going to start production in 2021, and the company has received orders from the US consumers with an order fee of the US. $100. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/3nM89Hl)
The method applied is almost the same, namely by attaching solar panels to the roof of the car along with the front and rear hood. In a day (assuming the weather is not cloudy and the sun shines so brightly) Aptera Paradigm's solar panels are claimed to be able to produce electrical energy equivalent to a distance of 64 miles (± 103 km).

Of course this can mean that the Aptera Paradigm is not a fully solar powered car and still needs to be charged as usual, but at least the presence of these solar panels can help eliminate the worry that the car's energy will not be enough to reach the destination, or better known as cool "range anxiety".
Aptera Paradigm is reportedly going to start production in 2021, and from now on, Aptera has received orders from consumers in the United States with an order fee of the US. $100 or Rp.1.4 million which is refundable if the purchase is canceled. The official price tag is in the range of $25,900 (or around Rp.365 million) - $46,900 (or Rp.648 million). Of course, the cheapest price is not for a capacity of 1,000 kWh, but for 250 kWh. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | APTERA.US | FORBES.COM | GREENMATTER.COM ]
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