TAUR’s Innovative, Forward-Facing Stance Electric Road Scooter

From its aircraft-grade aluminum alloy frame and bigger wheels comes improved control and durability in the category

Most electric scooters rely on the kick-push method of propulsion and rider orientation. Situated partially sideways, with one foot behind the other, the rider directs the scooter forward. Once a speed threshold is reached, the electric-powered motor takes over. This provides enough stability to maneuver sidewalks and side streets, but reaching top speed alongside traffic can prove hazardous. As such, TAUR‘s innovative new electric road …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Volcanic eruptions, futuristic vehicles and open education in our look around the web

Slow Factory’s Open Education Fall Calendar Founded in 2012 by Céline Semaan, Slow Factory continues its quest to increase “sustainability literacy” in fashion and all that it entails. Once such endeavor is through free, open education—and they have just announced their upcoming class calendar. With courses including Cultural Appropriation and North Indigenous Peoples, Deconstructing Greenwashing Myths, Waste-Led Design and more, registration is free. All classes …

Canyon’s Bike Pedal-Powered Electric Car Prototype

German bike brand Canyon recently unveiled a concept for an electric vehicle that bridges the gap between sedan and six-speed bicycle. The bike pedal-powered EV could reach a top speed of 37mph, maneuver between cars and last for nearly 100 miles on a single charge. There’s room for one—the pilot—but a storage section has enough space for a sizable grocery run. This is still a …