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Brammo did for electric motorcycles what Tesla did for electric cars by creating a high performance vehicle that is both environmentally-friendly and aesthetically pleasing. For 2014, the company has gone above and beyond to make their new Empulse model lighter, faster, and even kinder to the earth. What’s more, because the bike now meets EU regulations, it will soon go on sale in the UK and across Europe.

Aesthetically, the bike is very much the same as the original model, but it weighs 10 pounds less and reaches a new top speed of 110 mph. Two Continental SportAttack tires, which keep the bike glued to the tarmac and enhances performance, while an adjust riding position provides added comfort and control.

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The Empulse has the same water-cooled engine and six speed gearbox that was in last year’s model, which ensures the same great efficiency and reduced running costs. Its battery charges from 20 to 80 percent in under two hours at a Level 2 public charging station and boasts a city range of 128 miles and 58 miles on the highway. Riders who hit both can expect an 80 mile range.

A redesigned LCD dashboard, which includes vital information such as speed, rpm, battery charge, energy usage, and estimated range, makes it easier to keep track of the bike’s performance while in use. But don’t worry: despite the enhancements, prices will stay the same. The Empulse will go for $16,995, while the Empulse R will cost $18,995. In the off-chance you’ve never heard of Brammo, it might be time to check them out, especially if you have an interest in high-performance vehicles that any adrenaline junkie would be proud to own.

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When you think of a sexy eco-friendly car you probably think of Tesla. Here are 5 competitors that are stylish, eco-friendly and cost half the price of a Model S. One can only wonder if any of these cars will affect Tesla’s future sales?

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The INgSOC bike combines the aerodynamic shape of a triathlon bike with flexible handling and hybrid technology to create a wild-looking chain-less bike that runs in three modes: battery-powered, battery assist, and battery charge mode, where the user powers up the battery by pedaling.

The INgSOC’s frame is constructed from carbon fiber-reinforced polymer. A battery powers the motor as well as a headlight and rear tail lights, plus an iPhone charging dock. What do you think of the INgSOC?

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For decades, Ferrari has made its name selling the sort of testosterone-packed cars that get petrol heads hot under the collar.

The Italian car-maker is ditching its famous red livery – temporarily at least – as it experiments with going green.

The Ferrari 599, a 200mph electric hybrid vehicle cuts pollution and fuel consumption while retaining the brand’s breathtaking acceleration and performance.

The 599 has the ability to start silently and run on a zero-emissions. The hybrid vehicle – which uses the electric motor to back up a more traditional 6.0-litre V12 petrol engine – even sports a bright metallic green paint to reinforce its environmentally friendly credentials.

Green Halo Ferrari 599 hybridThe two-seater will accelerate from 0-60mph in 3.5 seconds – quicker than the standard version – and to 125mph in 10.4 seconds. Under braking, the electric part of the hybrid system ‘captures’ energy that would otherwise be wasted from braking or slowing down, and uses it to recharge the batteries, which in turn can propel the car by electric power. 

CO2 emissions are cut to 270g/km – a 35 percent reduction on a conventional petrol-only model. It is expected to do up to 25 miles to the gallon, whereas the petrol- only version manages under 16mpg.

A Ferrari spokesman said: ‘ Ferrari has applied its F1 technology to the design, engineering and construction of a new kind of electric motor which also helps optimize the dynamics of the car.’

The aim is to have the green technology as an option across Ferrari’s entire range of cars by 2015.

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