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EV Hot Rod

January 24, 2013

Nothing says fun like a hot-rod, and nothing says clean and high-torque like and electric, so it makes sense to put the two together. I met Mark a while back, who runs a powder-coating company in western Wisconsin, and invited him and his car out to an electric vehicles meeting we were hosting. It was […]

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Politicians, Flowers, and Motorcycles

August 11, 2012

Today is Saturday, and summer Saturday mornings means the Farmers’ Market. While I am not much of a morning person, and was working late last night, once I woke up, I remembered that our friends at Evolution Marketing were going to be showing off their new Nissan Leaf at the market today. So, I thought […]

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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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Electric Cycles at EV Club Meeting

October 11, 2011

On Sunday, we held a meeting of the Wisconsin Electric Vehicles Association. While we had a good crowd, and a number of electric cars there, my favorite part was the ELECTRIC MOTORCYCLES! I had my KZ440 there and the local electric Harley “Sparkster” was there as well. The crowd favorite however was a pretty fancy […]

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EV Motorcycle acceleration test

October 8, 2011

Of the questions I get about my motorcycle, “What’s your 0-60?” is the one I just can’t answer. You see, I never even DESIGNED the cycle to go 60 miles an hour. I’m less then two miles outside the city, where it’s ALL 25 mph zones. Still, it seems like “performance” numbers are what people […]

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Earthineer Electric Car

October 4, 2011

Just over a week ago, I was at a ski resort in Pennsylvania at the Mother Earth News Fair, giving a presentation on how I built my own electric motorcycle. A while back, I wondered why they didn’t ask me to also give a presentation on my electric car. Did they have someone else giving […]

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EV Cycle – Hacking the Tank

May 22, 2011

Yesterday, most of my work on the electric motorcycle conversion revolved around the gas tank. Of course an electric motorcycle really doesn’t need a gas tank, but it looks so much better with one. In the end, the gas tank is really only going to be a cover. I already chopped the bottom off the […]

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Free EV! The Dumpster Scooter

April 20, 2011

A couple days ago, I was taking out some garbage at work. Lo and behold! What’s this on top of everything else in the dumpster? A small electric scooter! Electric vehicles are so simple and reliable that there really are very few things that go wrong with them. I’ve seen a lot of scooters and […]

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Starting the Chevy ReVolt Hybrid project

November 30, 2010

Well, I guess I just threw my hat over the fence. For some time, I have been wanting to do some work on my “Electro-Metro” Electric Geo Metro conversion to add a “range-extender” feature to it. The idea is simple – provide SOME of the energy to power the car with an on-board generator. The […]

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Plug In America’s new PSAs

November 10, 2010

For a while, I have known that Plug In America has had plans to work on some public service announcements. Plug In America is an advocacy group for electric vehicles. PSAs like these are humorous, and help get the word out about the advantages of electric vehicles. They chose to parody the “Mac vs PC” […]

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