News Archives - Mobility

Urban transport 2030: Electric car vs. electric bicycle

Toyota has the answer to urban transport in 2030. Possibly. Forget about 0-60 times and top speed, the latest Toyota concept car is being promoted on the promise of “fun whilst driving even at slow speeds in the urban environment.” In a sign of cars to come, i-TRIL is driven by an electric motor, seats three and weighs in at only…

Iris eTrike: Sinclair C5 reborn

The Iris eTrike is an ultralight streamlined electric-assist vehicle with a cruising speed of 25 mph. The single-seat vehicle is the brainchild of Grant Sinclair, nephew of the man behind the infamous C5 electric trike. Is the world ready for efficient, healthy and environmentally friendly personal transport? Grant Sinclair has addressed many of the criticisms levelled at his uncle’s invention…

HUMO human powered vehicles

The idea of travelling in an extremely small and lightweight vehicle that will not move without physical effort from its driver will seem outlandish to motorists who do little more than turn a key, but we are great fans of human powered vehicles (HPVs). These environmentally benign vehicles could have a transformative effect on the way we get about town…

The world’s tastiest mobility scooter

As the mobility scooter market continues to grow, so the range of models has expanded to include tandems, six-wheelers and even caterpillar track off-roaders. For some folk, however, the choice is not yet wide enough. Faced with a Batricar mobility scooter that had seen better days, a resourceful DIYer has customised it to look like a tiny version of the classic Citroen H…

Mobility scooters are getting bigger

Mobility scooters are getting bigger. We buy up to 80,000 a year in Britain alone and the models themselves are becoming larger, better equipped and more sociable. The latest designs even offer the option of two seats. Tandem mobility scooters are no different from a conventional driver-only model, other than their stretched chassis and additional seat. Mobility scooter insurance providers, the ETA,…