Vespa to Make an Electric Scooter and AC Cars Starts Building a 550-HP Cobra: The Evening Rush

Plus, the Ember mug will keep your drink at the perfect temperature.

byMax Goldberg|
Vespa to Make an Electric Scooter and AC Cars Starts Building a 550-HP Cobra: The Evening Rush


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The legendary scooter manufacturer Vespa has announced it will begin producing electric scooters by the second half of 2017. Named the Vespa Elettrica, the new addition to the lineup will maintain the same iconic looks we have come to love, but without the combustion engine. 

More spy shots of the 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio have leaked. Although the Stelvio is still heavily camouflaged in the pictures, you can tell the general size of the crossover, which will compete with the BMX X3 and Mercedes-Benz GLC. As of now, the only thing we are confident about is the presence of a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four. Be sure to keep your eyes peel for the Stelvio’s debut at the L.A. Auto Show

AC Cars has announced they will be starting production of a 550-horsepower Cobra MK1 immediately. The powerplants of choice will be either a naturally aspirated 6.2-liter V8 making 440 horses, or a supercharged version making the bigger figure. AC Cars says they will not cap production on the vehicle and will start sales in Europe and China. Pricing is expected to start at around $110,000.


Are you the Goldlocks of coffee temperature? If the answer is yes, you might want to check out the Ember Mug. Using an internal heating unit, the Ember mug keeps your drink at the exact temperature you desire. Utilizing a digital display and easy-to-use dial, users can have the perfect cup of coffee down to the last sip.


If only your belt could be a multi-tool. Wait—it totally can thanks to the Gerber GDC Belt Tool. Coming equipped with a pry bar, knife and screwdriver, this is the perfect way to keep you out of a pinch and look stylish while doing it.


Are you desperately clinging to your adolescence? Clearly a trick question—we all love pretending we're still in high school. With that in mind, take a look at this awesome video of the Gear Junkie guys testing the Electric Drift Trike. Spoiler alert: it works.

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