Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Ford Transit Connect | Fully Charged

A drive in the brilliant electric Ford Transit Connect. Smooth/fast/quiet/clean/comfy. 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.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1IlXiUyJQ4&feature=youtube_gdata

Credit: fullychargedshow

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Speed Test!

Hey folks, i did a max speed test on the bike about a month ago.  Here’s a pic from it: And also a video: 72 mph on the GPS! 75 on the spedometer!

http://electriceptor.wordpress.com/2011/09/27/speed-test/

Monday, September 26, 2011

DMV Motorcycle Test - Eric Friedman of Creed gets his motorcycle license on an Electric Motorcycle

Have any friends that you've been trying to get on a motorcycle? Check out this video of Eric Friedman, rhythm guitarist and backing vocalist for Creed, using a rented Zero S to take his DMV motorcycle test in Costa Mesa, California. Nicely done and thanks for the support! More Info & Demos: www.zeromotorcycles.com

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKqt8O3mcIg&feature=youtube_gdata

Credit: zeromotorcycles

Friday, September 23, 2011

Peugeot 3008 Diesel Hybrid | Fully Charged

A bit of news on Hydrogen and a drive in the new Peugeot 3008 diesel hybrid. 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.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrYRKM3Xyvc&feature=youtube_gdata

Credit: fullychargedshow

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Go, Speed Racer…

You know that when Wired.com calls and starts a conversation with “I have a couple of personal questions for you”, there’s going to be a story to tell. And there is…         

http://evchels.wordpress.com/2011/09/22/go-speed-racer/

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

E*Speed Upgrade: Charge anywhere!

I have always been annoyed that my charger for my motorcycle is so large and heavy that I couldn’t bring it anywhere, but finally the company that supplies my batteries came out with a very small (4.5lb) charger that I could fit on the bike! Unfortunately I realized that I had nowhere to store a [...]

http://experimentalev.wordpress.com/2011/09/13/upgrade-charge-anywhere/

Thursday, September 1, 2011

The First of their Kind: Tesla Roadster and Model S

Tesla broke barriers with the electric Roadster, and now it's going even farther -- 300 miles on a single charge, that is -- with the Model S electric premium sedan. Here they are driving side by side.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMM6vAqzRss&feature=youtube_gdata

Credit: teslamotors

Alpha Drives: Three Cars One Track

Three Model S Alpha vehicles have fun on the Tesla Factory's test track.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Quuhm5B3zVs&feature=youtube_gdata

Credit: teslamotors

Mission R wins Core77 Design Award; Tim Prentice Describes the Industrial Design

Recently, Mission Motors’ electric superbike, the Mission R, won a Core 77 Design Award. The design magazine presented awards to winners in 15 different disciplines, and the Mission R won the transportation category. The Core77 jury praised the Mission R for its cutting-edge industrial design, the quality of its execution and its role in making electric vehicles exciting and aspirational. The Mission team was proud to work with industrial designer Tim Prentice of Motonium on the Mission R. This award represents a great opportunity for Tim, in his words, to describe the experience of styling the world’s most advanced electric superbike. —– In the Beginning One afternoon in September 09 I got a call from my friend James Parker who said he was working with a start-up company in San Francisco called Mission Motors to develop their new electric superbike, the Mission R. I’d worked with James on several projects over the years and he thought that I might be interested in working with him and Mission. At the time I knew very little about electric vehicles but thought it might be a good chance to learn more, so after a phone call with Mission, I headed for their office in San Francisco. [...]

http://ridemission.com/mission-r-wins-core77-design-award-tim-prentice-describes-the-industrial-design/

AB475: GM’s charging stance gets curiouser and curiouser…

Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction, but the AB475 saga feels more like a fall down Alice’s rabbit hole. GM’s stance against plug-in drivers has only gotten more extreme, in what may be the company’s strangest PR execution since killing the EV1. Meanwhile, I have just returned from Sacramento, after joining Plug In America in a [...]

http://evchels.wordpress.com/2011/09/01/ab475-curiouser-and-curiouser/