From the monthly archives:

October 2010

Leaf Manufacturing Video

October 26, 2010

I just got to watch a really neat video about the manufacturing of the Nissan Leaf. Boy, what a cool little car. The footage in this mini-manufacturing documentary looks great. Even though this footage is from Japan, keep in mind that the U.S. version of the car is going to be built right in the […]

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First Ride in an Electric Car

October 20, 2010

Somebody very special just got to go for a a ride in an electric car. What’s really cool about it, is it’s only the second time in her life she has ever been in a car at all. My first-born daughter, Sophia Elizabeth is two days old. We just came home from the hospital this […]

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Chevy Volt; First Encounter

October 17, 2010

This past weekend, I was invited to show off my homebuilt electric car at a clean transportation event. The big rumor was that there MIGHT be a Chevy Volt there as well. I couldn’t miss that. About an hour or so after I was there and all set up, the Volt showed up. It was […]

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Chris’ EV Cycle update

October 17, 2010

A while back, our friend Chris started an electric motorcycle conversion. His only experience prior to that was owning a 49cc gas scooter. So, he’s been learning as he goes about motorcycles, batteries and motors, and electronics. He’s been pretty busy as a college student, so lately there haven’t been too many updates on his […]

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Adapter Plates and Couplers

October 11, 2010

I regularly check on new subscribers to my YouTube videos. Often the subscribers are other folks who have already been doing electric car conversions, and they themselves sometimes have some pretty good videos. Today, I watched a video by YouTube user 2improveelectric. The video is a really good overview of adapter plates and couplers – […]

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October 8, 2010

Hey Folks! I recently had a Skype interview with Nick over at SAVE OUR SKILLS. The SOS web page focus is on being able to do things for ourself – learning/making/doing. Nick saw my presentation at the Mother Earth Fair. He was interested in what I was doing, and I was interested in what he […]

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E-Mail Bag!

October 4, 2010

I often get e-mails from people asking me for advice on building their own electric car. Unfortunately, all too often, they are in the vein of “how do I build an electric car?” Well, that’s a VERY broad question. It depends on your experience, your budget, and a lot of other factors. I built my […]

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