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Remote Defrost

November 20, 2016

Winter hit yesterday. It was a huge overnight temperature drop, and we got a little snow. That’s OK, because it’s a great opportunity for me to show of one of my favorite features on the car, REMOTE DEFROST and PRE-HEAT! Nearly every plug-in car has some sort of similar feature. A car owner can pre-heat […]

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The JOY of Towing! Camping and EVs

August 18, 2016

The last few days, I’ve been out camping using my Teardrop Trailer. How did we get to the campground? By towing it with an EV, of course! While I had never done this before, I was AMAZED at how well-suited electric vehicles can be for Towing! Earlier this summer, I installed a Torklift Central eco-hitch […]

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The DIY J1772 Charging Adapter

March 31, 2015

Not long after I purchased the Vectrix, I started wondering “If it’s an international vehicle, what would it take to charge on 240V (instead of 120V) and from a public J1772 Level 2 EV charging station?”. Everything I had heard lead me to believe that the charger on the bike is much like a modern […]

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VECTRIX – Assemble!

February 28, 2015

Today, I spent the afternoon putting the Vectrix electric motorcycle back together. After originally taking it apart, manually charging the batteries, connecting them with jumper-cables, and finally getting the cycle to communicate with a computer, it was time to put it all back together. I started by removing the jumper cables that I used as […]

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Vextrix Electric Maxi-scooter!

December 2, 2014

A few weeks ago, I got a lead on somebody selling a Vectrix electric scooter. I had heard of them before, but didn’t know the details, so I looked them up on the web. A Vectrix is a scooter-styled electric motorcycle. Think of it as the EV version of a Honda Reflex. It does require […]

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Red Tape and Electric Cars

August 3, 2014

In the summer of 2008, I built an electric car. By now, the public is well aware of commercially-available electric cars, but at that time, there really was no such thing. I had originally built an electric bicycle from a kit, and that lead me to building an electric motorcycle. With the skills, experience, and […]

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Ice Scooter

February 12, 2014

The last few days, I’ve been working on a little winter transportation project – THE ICE SCOOTER! This project got in my head when I saw a pair of ice skates sitting right next to a Razor brand kick scooter at the thrift store. I couldn’t help but think what a scooter might look like […]

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Real-World ELECTRIC SCOOTER

January 27, 2014

Here in the Midwest, it seems like we’re the LAST to get EVs. That’s one of many reasons that I was excited to see FLUX MOPEDS, an EV start-up in Madison, Wisconsin. Flux was founded by two smart guys who saw the need for some simple and clean local transportation. The Flux scooter is designed […]

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MREA Energy Fair!

June 25, 2013

Whew, what a weekend! I got very busy very quick with work and hadn’t had a weekend off in three weeks, THEN went straight to the Energy Fair! I’m just catching back up right now, and finally had a chance to download my photos and reflect on this past weekend’s largest energy fair in the […]

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Earth Day Eco-Cycles

April 25, 2013

Earth Week is always a busy time for me, but in the best possible way! Yesterday, I attended the Milwaukee Area Technical College Green Vehicles Workshop. In the morning was a number of presentations on alternate fuels, emerging technologies, and what’s going on locally in clean transportation. The afternoon featured a display of alternate fuel […]

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