Thursday, May 31, 2012

Building The Coast to Coast Electric Highway documentary — Kickstarter

http://carswithcords.blogspot.com/2012/05/building-coast-to-coast-electric.html

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Home of the Future | Fully Charged

Robert Llewellyn looks at how to turn a house of the past, into a house of the future. LIKE Fully Charged on Facebook @ fb.me Fully Charged Podcast on iTunes @ bit.ly Robert Llewellyn speaks to Dan Taylor from BRE Innovation Park about technology and materials that can help save energy around the home. He then speaks to Elvin Nagamootoo about remote control heating. ABOUT FULLY CHARGED: Fully Charged is an online show hosted by Robert Llewellyn (Red Dwarf, Scrapheap Challenge, Carpool), sponsored by British Gas: Looking After Your World. During this series, Robert will discuss why we need to change how we think about energy consumption now. He will be taking a look at the newest electric cars available on the market [Volvo, Ford, Peugeot, Renault & Nissan] and also different forms of renewable energy [Wind and Solar]."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KfHatr8r8Y&feature=youtube_gdata

Credit: fullychargedshow

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Mission Motors Visits Jay Leno’s Garage

Most of the world knows Jay Leno as a stand-up comic and the host of the Tonight Show.  But to vehicle enthusiasts, he is better known as one of the ultimate car and motorcycle guys with a phenomenal collection. Even better? He is a big fan of alt-fuel vehicles. So it was an exciting opportunity when Jay was kind enough to invite our team down his “Big Dog Garage” earlier this month. We toured his vehicle collection, and talked at length about the past, present and future of transportation. Jay knows his stuff and he owns a number of EVs, from 1909 Baker Electric to a 2011 Chevy Volt. On camera (see the video here), we discussed Mission Motors’ advanced electric vehicle technology and gave him a ride on the Mission R in street trim. We’ll let Jay speak to the experience himself, but with a route consisting of L.A. traffic, wide open highway, and a few twisties here and there, the benefits of an optimized electric vehicle platform were on display. Here at Mission, we are passionate about the technological innovation, the performance potential and the environmental imperative of electric and hybrid vehicles. It was clear from our visit [...]

http://ridemission.com/mission-motors-visits-jay-lenos-garage/

Too much voltage, a new motor, and self discharge.

http://s2kev.blogspot.com/2012/05/too-much-voltage-new-motor-and-self.html

Friday, May 25, 2012

Brammo Empulse R Electric Motorcycle

Check out the world's fastest production electric motorcycle, the Brammo Empulse R, carving up the twisties in Malibu and cruising the mean streets of LA. She's a thing of beauty... and the bike's pretty nice too!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwUAWdzU0uQ&feature=youtube_gdata

Credit: brammo

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Distributed vs non-distributed BMSs

I just saw a picture of a non-distributed BMS installed on an Enerdel battery module. We use the same modules at Elithion, with our distributed BMS, and I though it would be fun to juxtapose the two. Granted, this is … Continue reading

http://liionbms.com/blog/2012/05/distributed-vs-non-distributed-bmss/

Wind, Waves and Whisky | Fully Charged

Robert Llewellyn is in Scotland to look at wind, waves and whisky! LIKE Fully Charged on Facebook @ fb.me Fully Charged Podcast on iTunes @ bit.ly Robert Llewellyn visits a wind farm in Scotland to speak to EVA Scotland Chairman Adrien Loening. There are 50 wind turbines here, generating almost 500MW of energy, making it nearly half the size of a nuclear power station. 33% of the energy Scotland uses is renewable, surpassing 2011's target of 30%. He then speaks with Andrew MacDonald from Islay Energy Trust to find out about tidal turbines. It is predicted that just 10 turbines will produce enough energy for the whole island of Islay. Finally Robert Llewellyn meets with the MD of Bruichladdich Distillery Mark Reynier, to discuss organic Whisky which is produced in a self-sustaining matter. Fully Charged is an online show hosted by Robert Llewellyn (Red Dwarf, Scrapheap Challenge, Carpool), sponsored by British Gas: Looking After Your World. During this series, Robert will discuss why we need to change how we think about energy consumption now. He will be taking a look at the newest electric cars available on the market [Volvo, Ford, Peugeot, Renault & Nissan] and also different forms of renewable energy [Wind and Solar].

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4vyAQryRyw&feature=youtube_gdata

Credit: fullychargedshow

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Brammo Empulse & Empulse R Launch Event May 8th 2012

On Tuesday May 8th 2012, Brammo revealed the production version of the Empulse & Empulse R to the world. The launch party was held at Boulevard 3 in Hollywood, CA., and was truly a memorable evening. If you were unable to attend in person or missed the event online, you can now watch highlights of all the action. Thanks to all of those who helped, attended, participated and joined the online social conversation and special thanks to Anyone Collective for producing the event and resulting recap video. Enjoy - Team Brammo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVB2yntXWyM&feature=youtube_gdata

Credit: brammo

Zero Motorcycles Races 4 Production Zero S ZF9 - TTXGP

This summer marks the first time that a production electric motorcycle class exists and Zero Motorcycles was the first manufacturer to enter with four 2012 Zero S ZF9s. The class, known as the North America TTXGP eSuperstock, is only open to entrants who are piloting a production electric motorcycle. This means any owner of a stock 2012 Zero S could actually compete (as long as they have a racing license). Not only were Zeros the only models competing in the eSuperstock class, Zero Motorcycles actually took 1st through 3rd in the open class which included two specialized independent eSuperbike teams and a manufacturer's eSuperbike team. An impressive showing for Zero and, unlike the other competitors in the open class, you can actually own the winning motorcycles today.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kApbev50jVM&feature=youtube_gdata

Credit: zeromotorcycles