Friday, July 30, 2010

The Tesla Roadster on an Australian Country Road

The Tesla Roadster is now approved for Australian roadways!

Credit: teslamotors

Down at Bondi

The Tesla Roadster is now approved for Australian roadways!

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Plug-In Recap

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Plug-In 2010 - Panel

The future of fill-er-up! ECOtality Blink

(Video interview with Andy Hooper, Director of Business Development for frog design).

Ever hear of frog Design? No? Well, have you ever seen the Apple ][c or original Mac? The Wega TV (owned by Sony)? The Yamaha frog 750 motorcycle concept? Are you familiar with Logitech, NeXT, the Sun SPARCstation, the Acer Aspire, Lufthansa, Dell, Microsoft, MTV, Yahoo (*deep breath in*)?  Ah man, there are just to many to mention right here. 

Well, frog Design is back on the case with their new design for the ECOtality Blink charging station.  ECOtality was searching for a solution that was simple, friendly and intuitive and I think they've hit the nail on the head.  With the Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf hitting the roads very soon the infrastructure needs to be in place to promote the progressing flood of electric vehicles.

The two biggest factors in the expansion of electric vehicles are increasingly affordable vehicles and consumers shaking their "range anxiety" and they go hand in hand.  The more comfortable consumers are with their performance, the more likely they are to buy electric vehicles.  The more vehicles they buy, the lower their price gets and the faster their technology grows... increasing their range, lowering their prices, etc, etc.  For more information, check out frog Design's blog DesignMind.

UK Govt Takes Hatchet to EV Incentives

Plug-In 2010 - Day 2

Manzanita Mounting Frame

Thursday, July 15, 2010

East Portland Sunday Parkways eBike Meetup

Review: Bike, Scooter, and Chopper Projects for the Evil Genius

Brammo goes street fighting with the 100mph Empulse electric motorcycle

When we took Brammo’s Enertia motorcycle for a test ride last summer we found it to be a lovingly crafted and fun to ride bike that really only disappointed when it came to ultimate performance — far closer to your average scooter than your average sportbike. Since then the company has gone racing, taking on the…

A Luxury Vehicle - The Little Things

Brammo Empulse Launch Video - Low Res - 100mph/100 mile range EV

Credit: brammo