From the monthly archives:

June 2012

Crashing the Electric Motorcycle

June 30, 2012

It was a sunny spring afternoon, when I tested the limits of electric vehicle design, physics, and human flesh…. It’s summer already, and you may not have seen me around the usual web forums as much lately. I definately haven’t been quite as busy working on clean transportation projects. If it feels like I’ve been […]

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Electric Cushman Conversion updates

June 26, 2012

Our YouTube friend BENFROGGG has a couple more videos up of his work converting an old Cushman to electric! In these two videos, he reconditions a forklift electric motor and goes to work on the tires and rims. You can subscribe to his YouTube Channel to get updates in the future, or heck, subscribe to […]

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Adventures in Austria, Part 1 – Autos, Energy, & Austrians

June 25, 2012

So there I was. Stumbling down the cobble-stoned back alleys of Vienna on a broken ankle, after bar close, with my pool cue walking staff, my Indian Companion at my side, and Drag-Queen glitter still on my face, when I accidentally walked right into the headquarters of the most powerful organization ever known to human […]

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Video interview with owner of first Nissan Leaf in state being used for small business

June 23, 2012

Right up the road from me, Lisa Geason-Bauer runs Evolution Marketing, a marketing, communications, and PR company that focuses on doing all that “the eco-friendly way”. For example, printed materials for client brocures and flyers are all on FSC certified paper with non-toxic and soy-based inks. Evolution Marketing also believes in “walking the walk”, so […]

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Electric Ferrari rolling frame first test video

June 18, 2012

Speaking of friends working on cool projects… Mark King has been busy with his “Electric Ferrari”. Check out this video of a first rolling test of the car. Of course, the very best part of the video is the last still photo shown, with a teaser for what the “made-from-scratch” kit-car body is going to […]

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Open Source AC Motor Controller Test.

June 18, 2012

While I’ve been out of town the last few days, some of my friends have been very busy on other projects. That includes our buddy, MPaulHolmes, who just posted a video of a first official test of the Open Source AC motor controller. If you want to follow the progress on the project, please check […]

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On the Road to Vienna….

June 10, 2012

A few weeks ago, I got a call out of the blue. In a thick German accent, the caller asked for Benjamin Nelson. “Yep, that’s me.” The caller went on to announce that he was a representative of a University in Vienna, and that they are working on an event that would be a public-private […]

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Cushman EV Conversion Videos

June 7, 2012

Youtube user BENFROGGG is now working on an electric conversion of an old Cushman! His videos have good sound and plenty of instructional narration. In video one, he strips off the old wooden bed and pulls the motor. In video two, he takes you step-by-step through how he built his own “bolt-together” motor couple, including […]

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Mother Earth Fair in Review

June 6, 2012

Whew! What a weekend! I gotta say that the Mother Earth Fair in Puyallup, Washington this weekend was a total success! It’s hard to distill everything down to just a brief blog posting, but here goes! The weekend started off last week, by preparing for my presentations on the DIY ELECTRIC MOTORCYCLE and DIY HYBRID […]

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