From the monthly archives:

June 2016

A visit from Benswing Rich – Electric Biker

June 27, 2016

About the only thing as much fun as a long-distance trip on an electric motorcycle is a friend stopping by who is ON a long-distance trip on an electric motorcycle! On Tuesday, I was fresh back from the MREA Energy Fair when Ben “Benswing” Rich stopped by my house. He’s out on tour this summer [...]

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MREA Energy Fair 2016

June 27, 2016

I had a blast at the MREA Energy Fair! In case you aren’t familiar with it. The Energy Fair is an event for renewable energy and sustainable living hosted by the Midwest Renewable Energy Association, in Custer, Wisconsin, on the weekend closest to the summer solstice. It’s one of the largest events of its kind [...]

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Counterpoint: Why EV drivers should gladly pay for public charging

June 21, 2016

This is a guest post brought to you by EV enthusiast and fellow electric motorcycle builder Ned Funnell. He’s an engineer-turned-missionary who appreciates the simplicity and efficiency of electric drive, and doesn’t mind cleaner air for his 9-month-old.  Demystifying the Slow Growth of the Fast Charging Network- or, Why EV drivers should gladly pay for public [...]

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You Charge WHAT!?$

June 7, 2016

I was pretty excited to see that there will be some new DC Fast Chargers coming to my area! In fact, just yesterday, three new chargers were commissioned; one in the Madison area, and two in the Milwaukee area. I was working in Milwaukee today, and thought I would stop in to check out one [...]

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Leaf Cells in a Scooter

June 2, 2016

Lately, a lot of people have been asking about using Nissan Leaf Cells in various projects, including smaller electric scooters. I happened to have my Vectrix battery pack out of the cycle, as I was planning on doing some work with it anyways. It LOOKED like a pack of 8 of these cell modules (for [...]

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