Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Renault Fluence ZE | Fully Charged

An announcement about the series and a short drive in the Renault Fluence ZE. LIKE Fully Charged on Facebook @ www.fb.me Fully Charged Podcast on iTunes @ bit.ly Fully Charged is an online show hosted by Robert Llewellyn (Red Dwarf, Scrapheap Challenge, Carpool), which looks at why we need to change how we think about energy consumption now. From looking behind the myths of renewable energy, to seeking the truth about electric cars, Robert Llewellyn demonstrates what the future could have in store for us all.


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A big win for Mission Motors. A big step for electric vehicle technology.

This past weekend at the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Mission Motors won the TTXGP / FIM e-Power International Championship Race. It was a weekend that produced some very compelling stats. • Our qualifying time of 1:31.3 is a track record for electric vehicles of any type, besting the previous record by seven seconds • This qualifying time would have placed the Mission R fifth on the weekend’s AMA Pro Supersport grid • Our average race lap times were ten seconds faster than last year’s fastest times • Piloted by Steve Rapp, the Mission R finished the eight-lap race in 12’40.6, 39.9 seconds ahead of the second-place finisher There are a few reasons why we believe the weekend represents a major milestone. First, the fact that electric motorcycles shared the weekend with MotoGP illustrates just how rapidly the new era of electric vehicles is gaining mainstream acceptance. And the fact that the Mission R is lapping Laguna Seca at the same pace as combustion-engine race bikes shows how competitive electric vehicles can be. But perhaps most compelling is the technology that won the race. The Mission R’s powertrain has been built with production-grade durability and [...]


Monday, July 25, 2011

TTXGP Laguna Seca Race Day!

Here’s the next set of photos from TTXGP Laguna Seca: Race Day! I’ll post more about the experience and the race later, but here’s the pics first!


Sunday, July 24, 2011

TTXGP Laguna Seca Practice Rounds (Saturday)

I volunteered to shoot photos again for Azhar and Rupal from the TTXGP at the Laguna Seca race.  Rupal was able to get me media credentials, so I spent saturday at the track mainly hiking all over the place trying to find good places to shoot from.  Mainly i practiced with the gassers, but got [...]


Wednesday, July 20, 2011

My Python Script Featured on Craphound.com

Bulk-download podcast script Joe sez, “Hey Cory- Took your advice from little brother and started to teachmyself Python. I wrote my first little script which downloads yourcomplete podcast archive(see below). I did this after finding out theiTunes feed was incomplete, and severely needing a Doctorow fix. Iwas hoping you could share the script with some…


Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Mission Motors: Ready to Race at the Laguna Seca U.S. Grand Prix

Update! The TTXGP / FIM e-Power International Championship schedule at Laguna has been updated since our blog post. The schedule is now: - Practice is Friday from 1:30pm – 2pm - Qualifying is Saturday from 5:10 – 5:40 - Race is Sunday from 10:25 – 10:50 This weekend, MotoGP comes to Laguna Seca Raceway in Monterey, California. Mission Motors will be there, racing in the TTXGP / FIM e-Power International Championship. Our Mission R electric superbike will take to the track where we will push our latest EV technology to the limits. The fact that electric motorcycles will be sharing the weekend with MotoGP, the ultimate level of international motorcycle racing, illustrates just how rapidly the new era of electric vehicles is gaining mainstream acceptance. We are proud to be part of the event and we look forward to demonstrating the Mission-R’s advanced powertrain technology in the demanding environment of the racetrack. In addition to the action on the racetrack, you can see the Mission R up close all weekend at ProItalia’s booth. Stop by to learn about the bike and its advanced electric powertrain. ProItalia’s booth will also host a Meet & Greet with our rider, Steve Rapp, from [...]


Monday, July 18, 2011

Brammo All Electric Motorcycle Production At Flextronics

Brammo electric motorcycle production at Flextronics, Sarvar, Hungary.


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Review of “The Advanced Smart Grid: Edge Power Driving Sustainability”

Artech House just published the book “The Advanced Smart Grid: Edge Power Driving Sustainability“, by Andres Carvallo and John Cooper, two of the architects of the first implementation of Smart Grid, in Austin TX. The book reads like an essay: … Continue reading


Wednesday, July 6, 2011

End Dependence Day: July 4, 2011 - CODA Automotive

As our nation prepares to celebrate independence and the birth of individual freedom, we want you to enjoy an American conversation on the meaning of what independence means today. Make the change. End dependence. www.codaautomotive.com


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