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An E-Bike From The Future

January 28th, 2013 | by Chelsea

If you dream it, you can do it. Do you dream of an ebike with retractable storage right between your [&hellip


Rocket EV Electric Bike Sets a New Quarter-Mile Record (201 MPH in 6.94 Seconds)

May 10th, 2012 | by Charis Michelsen

One of the advantages to driving an electric vehicle is all the torque --- you get off the line super fast. Where that has typically started to go ever so slightly downhill for the average EV drag racer is in sustaining a quicker top speed than drivers in a conventional gas-powered vehicle for an entire quarter mile. This is no longer quite the case.


It’s a Motorcycle! It’s a Car! No, It’s the C-1!

January 6th, 2012 | by Charis Michelsen

Most drivers who wouldn’t touch a two-wheeled vehicle with a ten-foot pole (motorcycle, scooter, you name it) will tell you that they’re dangerous and uncomfortable; what’s to stop them from tipping over and it’s just cold and wet anyway and I will be in my nice warm quiet car, thank you. The proponent of said two-wheeled vehicle will then insist that their bike is super fuel efficient, accelerates (and brakes) quickly, is more maneuverable, takes up less space (yay, easy parking), and so on


WAVE 2011: EV Road Trip Race!

October 6th, 2011 | by Charis Michelsen

All sorts of races and challenges for electric cars have been successfully completed this year, and the WAVE 2011 is no exception. The WAVE is a road trip through Europe, stopping in cities such as Paris, Vienna, and Prague. Each leg of the trip is 75 miles, with no more than 250 miles allowed per car per day – still much farther than most people drive!


eCarLiveDrive 2011 – Test Drive a 155mph SuperBus!

October 5th, 2011 | by Charis Michelsen

The eCarTec fair in Munich this month addresses issues of energy, infrastructure, and finance, as related to electric vehicles and energy conservation technology. To get visitors in the door, the fair has announced eCarLiveDrive -- a host of EVs to test drive on a 0.6 mile test course are part of the package, including a massive Dutch “superbus” prototype


Off Train, onto Electric Bike in Tokushima

September 15th, 2011 | by Charis Michelsen

Tokushima City in Tokushima Prefecture, Japan, is known mainly for its 3-day dance festival in late summer, and is fairly popular with tourists. It would like to be known for its natural beauty and efforts in preserving the environment. To that end, the city is promoting ecologically friendly tourism


Tokyo Tower — Powered by People (on Bicycles)

August 22nd, 2011 | by Charis Michelsen

Tokyo Tower has been crushed by Godzilla more times than I can count. Its presence silently locates any scene in Tokyo. While not always visible in the midst of a skyline filled with high-rises and skyscrapers, its orange and white figure is instantly recognizable. Built as a broadcast station in 1958, it is illuminated every night and broadcasts television and radio (analog and digital)



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