Hello dear readers and riders! With the average price of gas hovering around $5, many folks are leaving their cars in their driveway and taking their motorcycles out instead. This coming Monday is Ride to Work Day, and the perfect opportunity to hop on the bandwagon. Speaking of bikes, this week’s EV news roundup is full of new e-Bikes, a quirky new CAKE concept, big news from Fiat, and VW’s goal of creating a cost loop by recycling batteries numerous times over. If you have any tips, feedback, or thoughts you’d like to share, hit us up at stephanie@thevintagent.com. Let’s roll.

Energica Drops New Adventure e-Motorcycle

The new Energica ADV eBike breaks new ground for the EV industry, boldly going where no EV has gone before. [Energica]
Italian e-Motorcycle manufacturer Energica pulled the wraps off its new adventure e-Motorcycle earlier this week. Called the Experia, the bike promises to deliver around 260 miles worth of range in a single charge thanks to its 22.5kWh battery pack. Other goodies include four riding modes, a six-level traction control system, heated grips, and 115Nm worth of torque.

90% of New e-Motorcycle Made from Indigenously Sourced Components

The all-Indian EV: the Atumobile is the kind of simple, straightforward motorcycle India is known for. [Atumobile]
India-based EV maker Atumobile is planning to release its new café-styled e-Motorcycle to the market in the near future. The e-Bike even received a nod from the Automotive Research Association of India. As much as 90% of the new bike is made from indigenously sourced materials. It features a 2.4kWh battery pack, tubular chassis, and top speeds of 40mph.

An OX from Madrid

Dirty like an OX should be: and enduro EV right out of the box. [OX]

Spanish eBike manufacturer OX Motorcycles was founded in 2019 with the aim of providing affordable and fun mobility.  Their latest model is the Patagonia, an ADV bike with 110kmh top speed (65mph), light weight, 5 hour complete charging time, and a modest price.  They’ve chosen a rear wheel hub motor for simplicity, but the Patagonia has a very complete spec, with saddlebags, long-travel suspension, off-road tires, and high handlebars for adventure out of town.

Meet Kibb, a Quirky Concept Electric ATV for Your Farm

The future of farming? CAKE thinks so: their Kibb autonomous EV is a new concept for their :work series. [CAKE]
Swedish EV manufacturer CAKE has built a strong reputation for innovative concepts. However, digital designer Fanny Jonsson took things one step further with her design proposal for the CAKE Kibb ATV. With the main frame resembling CAKE’s Ösa, the Kibb – which means “ox” in Swedish – will pave the way for more sustainable farming by taking people completely out of the picture. The autonomous ATV will be able to efficiently transport crates of produce without disturbing the soil or wildlife. While traditional farm equipment relies heavily on fossil fuels, the Kibb will be outfitted with solar panels.  “We must harness the generative power of earth itself. The power lies in biodiversity, and we can no longer operate farms and ranches with only one type of crop or animal,” Fanny explained.

Fiat is Going Entirely Electric and Hybrid Next Month in the UK

FIAT joins the European trend for all-EV and hybrid vehicles in the very near future. [FIAT]
Fiat, the Italian marque, will have a UK lineup exclusively made up of EVs and hybrids starting on July 1. The automaker currently offers two electric vehicles in Britain, including the electric New 500 and E-Ulysse minivan.

VW Aims to Recycle Electric Batteries Multiple Times Over

German automaker Volkswagen is developing a program that will allow it to recycle EV battery materials multiple times over, creating a closed loop. VW’s goal is to offer a decentralized process that consumes less energy than making new batteries from freshly mined raw materials.

Buick’s New Wildcat is a Luxury Electrified Coupe

The new Buick Wildcat is sleek and luxurious, with bold lines. [Buick]
Buick recently unveiled its new luxury coupe concept. Called the Wildcat, the EV features a sleekly sloped roofline, wraparound windshield, “semi-swing” doors, and an aggressive stance. The Wildcat’s design will be used across numerous Buick models in the future. Performance details have yet to be released.

Cadillac Unveils its High End Luxury EV

The Cadillac Celestiq aims for the high-end luxury EV market. [AutoEvolution/Cadillac]

Earlier this week, GM announced that it would be investing $81 million to hand build the ultra-exclusive Cadillac Celestiq, a new limited-production flagship EV. GM will officially unveil the new model next month, which will have a starting price of $200,000.



Stephanie Weaver is the EV Editor at The Vintagent, and a Philadelphia-based freelance writer. When she’s not locked to her laptop, she can be found riding horses and motorcycles.


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