Hello, dear readers and riders! Can y’all believe how fast the time is flying by? The New Year will be here before we know it. For this week’s EV news roundup, we’ll be taking a look at CAKE’s new ATV for regenerative farming, a DIY eVTOL kit, underwater mining robots, and much more. As always, please send us your tips and feedback to stephanie@thevintagent.com. Let’s roll.

Meet the Sleek STILRIDE Sport Utility Scooter

A new category? STILRIDE’s sport-utility scooter with an amazingly futuristic steel chassis. [STILRIDE]

Our friends over at STILRIDE recently unveiled a stunning new e-Scooter called the STILRIDE Sport Utility Scooter 1. The scooter is made using the company’s innovative STILFOLD technology, which uses the principles of origami to promote sustainable metal manufacturing and fabrication methods. The STILRIDE scooter will be featured at the Petersen Museum in Los Angeles next summer. The company hopes to create STILFOLD manufacturing cells to build e-Bikes both on-site in Stockholm and in targeted cities worldwide, including LA.

CAKE’s New Semi-Autonomous Electric ATV

Yo Wall-E! CAKE’s new autonomous agriculture drone: far more useful than a delivery drone on the sidewalk. [CAKE]

CAKE recently announced that it will be developing a new semi-autonomous ATV for regenerative farming. Called Kibb, which means “ox” in the local ancient language of “Gutniska,” the electric four-wheeler is designed to handle light agricultural tasks with minimal environmental impact. The Kibb can operate with or without a driver and will alleviate some of the daily duties associated with regenerative farming. While the Kibb is still in the early stages of development, CAKE hopes to release it to the public in 2025.

 Build Your OWN eVTOL

Up Up and Away! Home-built helicopters have always been a (dangerous) thing, and now we can do it EV style. [Rotor X]

Air mobility manufacturer Rotor X just released an “easy to build” DIY eVTOL kit. All parts of the aircraft will be shipped to users, along with a video guide and instructions. Rotor X is also allowing users to enroll in its builder assist program, where they’ll learn how to assemble and fly their new personal helicopters. 

Deep-Sea Metal Mining Robots

Less menacing and hopefully less destructive to the seabed: metal mining on the seafloor using drones. [Impossible Metals]

Impossible Metals’ deep-sea mining robots now make it possible to harvest battery metals from the seabed without destroying the habitat. The underwater vehicles activate their camera and arms to identify and collect crucial minerals along the seafloor as they hover just above it. This keeps them from disrupting nearby marine animals.

No License is Required to Drive This 500kg-Payload EV

Pedelec with a payload! So many ways to use EVs in urban areas, and ‘last mile’ delivery needs to move away totally from gas-powered vehicles in urban areas. [Fiil Cargo]

The Fiil Cargo Pedelec may be small, but it sure is mighty. This compact EV has a 500kg payload and doesn’t require a license to operate. You can use it to easily move gear and goods all around town. The only caveat is that this cargo bike is limited to 15.5mph, and you still have to do some pedaling.

Metorbike’s Dapper New Electric Moped

Cafe racer moped style from Meteorbike, looking very cool. [Meteorbike]

We love mopeds!  And Hamburg-based EV startup Metorbike just released a handcrafted café-style e-Moped. The bike, which can be customized to your exact specifications, is outfitted with a removable 1.6kWh lithium battery that offers 60km worth of range. The e-Moped has top speeds of 50 km/h, making it perfect for the city.

New e-Motorcycle Can Be Converted into a Snowmobile

For cold-climate folks, here you go…anywhere in the snow. Year-round EV fun. [Daymak]

Canadian manufacturer Daymak recently unveiled a new multi-role EV that can function as an e-Motorcycle or snowmobile. As soon as the harsh winter weather hits, simply swap out the two wheels for a set of track and ski attachments.




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.