Hoverboard inventor unveils two-wheeled EV concept 'SHANE'

Hoverboard inventor unveils two-wheeled EV concept ‘SHANE’

Shane Chen introduced SHANE, a new parallel two-wheeled vehicle designed for everyday urban and highway use.

Shane Chen, inventor of the original Hoverboard, introduced his latest invention, SHANE: a parallel two-wheeled electric car concept. SHANE is the first two-wheeled car concept to be practical and efficient for everyday urban and highway use, Chen said. Chen said he is a long-time inventor whose active lifestyle and imagination have fueled his vision of enhancing the activities he enjoys by creating innovative yet practical inventions. Chen holds a total of 76 patents including the Hoverboard, Solowheel, Orbitwheels, Powerwing and Aquaskipper.

SHANE side
The SHANE concept – whereby the wheels automatically react relative to the car body to keep the car in balance – means the car can safely travel at high speeds, a capability that has not been previously possible, Chen said.

According to Chen, key features of this car concept include:

  • Stability: SHANE’s shifting center of gravity relative to the wheels counters the driving and braking torque to keep the car level, making it as stable and safe as being on four wheels;
  • Maneuverability: Maneuverability and parking are easy with SHANE, thanks to two-wheel differential speed control;
  • Energy Efficiency: SHANE features large wheels that minimize rolling resistance and in-wheel regenerative shocks that save damping energy to recharge the battery.

“Two-wheeled cars have simply not been practical or stable enough for everyday driving, until now. I was excited to create a car concept with two wheels that can go at high speeds and be energy efficient. I truly believe SHANE will make a difference in how we approach mobility and I look forward to collaborating with partners to bring this concept to life,” Chen said.

You May Also Like

Cold weather range loss and EVs: Separating fact from fiction

EVs are frequently criticized during colder months for the range loss they experience, but is this criticism valid?

EV-Cold-Weather-Range-1400

Any seismic shift in technology comes with consumer hesitancy and media skepticism. Remember when everyone was afraid to stand in front of microwave ovens? Or when fears spread that cell phones could spontaneously explode?

Fear of any new technology is a natural psychological response. But it takes the media machine to turn consumer hesitation into a frenzy. Any way you slice it, 2023 was one big platform for expressing fears around EVs. Read past the headlines, and many articles demonstrated a lack of context or understanding of the technology.

Carrier Transicold launches all-electric refrigeration unit

Carrier Transicold said the unit provides nearly 40% more cooling capacity with greater efficiency than the unit it succeeds.

Carrier-Transicold_Neos-200e_Electric-Van
Recycled Rubber Coalition white paper examines EV impact on scrapped tires

The Coalition estimates there will be a 12% increase in the number of scrap tires that will be produced as drivers transition to EVs.

Recycled-Rubber-Coalition
Chrysler Halcyon Concept is the company’s latest take on an autonomous EV

The company will launch its first battery-electric vehicle in 2025 and will feature an all-electric portfolio in 2028.

Chrysler-concept
Allison Transmission selected as e-axle supplier by Oshkosh Corp.

The Allison eGen Power 100S was integrated into the McNeilus Volterra ZSL electric refuse vehicle, designed for the waste management industry.

E-Axle-allison-transmission-1400

Other Posts

Lightning eMotors enters an agreement to sell assets

The asset sale will allow the company to sell off its technologies and products to a new owner rather than go through liquidation or bankruptcy proceedings.

Lightning-eMotors-GoBolt-EV-1400
Mullen earns CARB certification for Class 3 electric truck

The certification is awarded to vehicle manufacturers who meet specific emissions standards in compliance with CARB regulations.

mullen-three-class-3-ev-cab-chassis-truck-1400
GM, Honda begin volume production of fuel cell systems

The hydrogen power solutions built at FCSM will be used by both companies in various product applications and business ventures.

fuel-cell-manufacturing-Honda-GM-1400
Toyota releases new hydrogen-powered FCEV, the Mirai

The 2024 Toyota Mirai will include up to $15,000 of complimentary hydrogen with a purchase or lease, Toyota said.

2024_Toyota_Mirai-1400