Saturday, August 31, 2013

New Electric Bike Advanced Battery Packs from Energie Cycles

New E-Bike Advanced Battery Pack Complements Updated Features Found On the Energie Cycles 2.6tm Electric Bike. ...

Friday, August 30, 2013

EV Charging Wars thanks to a Lexus

At busy locations it is quite common for EV charging spaces to be occupied by gasoline vehicles. On a recent trip to Franklin TN I stopped at Wholefoods on a Friday lunchtime. Busy busy time. One EV spot was taken … Continue reading → ...

Long-ESA to Push for 5 New World Records Sept. 6-9 at Inyokern!

Following a perilous deadstick landing earlier in August during a new world record attempt, Chip Yates and his team eplaced the CAN module on the engine bay side of the Long-ESA. And Yates just successfully flew the first test mission with the new module on Friday morning, August 30. (At right, a screenshot of the data from the tes ...

Transport Evolved Episode 163. Ten Years And Counting

Join EV journalist Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield, Mark Chatterley from Zero Carbon World and EV guru Chelsea Sexton as they discuss the week news, including a potential less wilty-Leaf battery pack, new Evs from Volkswagen and more public charging stations than you can shake a gas pump at ...

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Thursday, August 29, 2013

City Walk: Pasadena Humane Society's Wiggle Waggle Walk

The Pasadena Humane Society and SPCA's annual Wiggle Waggle Walk is a much-loved fundraiser for animals in need.. Join Wil Wheaton, star of Star Trek: The Ne...

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E-Bike News: New E-Bikes at Eurobike, Gates Drive Unchained, New E-Cargo Bike, Darfon's Besv Thinks For Itself, & More! [VIDEOS]

Hot Stuff at Eurobike, Gates Drive Unchained, Balloon Tire Townie Go, A New E-Cargo Bike is Loaded, Darfon Besv Thinks For Itself; Is The Momentum Step Through a Step Ahead? & More! [VIDEOS] ...

$2.45 Gasoline Plus 93 Cents Electricity

I’ve had an epiphany.  It was staring at me all the time.  I need to combine my interest in electric vehicles with my love of nature, photography, and astronomy.  I have trips planned to Arches National Park, Great Basin National … Continue reading → ...

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

I Bought a C-MAX Energi

I bought a Ford C-Max Energi.  Finally.  As some readers of this site know, we ordered a C-Max Energi in August 2012.  It was delivered to the dealer at the beginning of January 2013, but we declined going ahead with … Continue reading → ...

Failure is Critical to Innovation, Yates Tells Students at Worldwide Event

A live stream broadcast allowed the Conrad Foundation to engage an audience from 86 locations in 10 countries and 15 states as they launched the Spirit of Innovation Challenge on August 21. The centerpiece of the event was green tech innovator and world recorded holder Chip Yates, (shown above with a photo of the late Apollo 12 astronaut and entrepreneu ...

Iceland Challenge: E-Bike Adventure Film at Eurobike & Interbike [VIDEO]

Watch the Iceland Challenge film trailer about e-biking through Iceland on eFlow electric bikes and see the film at Eurobike or Interbike 2014. Also, checkout a bunch of amazing pictures from Iceland in this post! ...

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Cemoto City Commuter Electric Bike Pictures & Specs

This is part 1 of the Cemoto City Commuter electric bike review and it will give you an idea of what this e-bike is all about with a bunch of pictures and info on the specifications. ...

Friday, August 23, 2013

City Walk: Boston

The maritime center of colonial life and the birthplace of the Revolutionary War, the city of Boston, is one of America's true gems. It's storied history and...

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Transport Evolved Episode 162. As Safe As A Model S

Join EV journalist Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield, Mark Chatterley from  Zero Carbon World and Plug-in America science officer Tom Saxton as they discuss the week news, including official crash-test reports for the Tesla Model S, financial woes at ECOtality, and previews of the Frankfurt Motor Show Plus news from Nissan, BMW, Mitsubishi and more.   Subscribe to [... ...

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Thursday, August 22, 2013

Life Just Got Easier for EV Owners

Blink Networks have just announced that with immediate effect all of the 4,000 public charging stations in their network will no longer require a ZIP code to be entered to begin a charging session. Hurray!! This is a very welcome … Continue reading → ...

Might as well face it, you're addicted to oil | SmartPlanet

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Lifetime Achievement Award For Sid Kuropchak, President of Light Electric Vehicle Association

“Sid has been the heart and the driving force of the LEVA amazing growth since the beginning”. Said Chairman Edward Benjamin. “Our board is grateful for her years of highly effective leadership.”

Saturday, August 17, 2013

F4W (Fast4ward) Peak 350W Electric Bike Review

This full review of the F4W Peak 350W e-bike will give you an idea of the ride characteristics, range test, pros, cons, and overall thoughts on this e-bike.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Ford Lowers C-Max MPG from 47 to 43 Combined

Ford is voluntarily changing its approach to measuring fuel economy labeling.  The EPA allowed the MPG to be reported the same for the Fusion and C-Max with only the Fusion being tested.  When the C-Max was tested, a decrease of … Continue reading

e-Porsche wows the students/staff at EPA HQ

Charlie met YES Corps [Youth Environmental Service] students at EPA HQ where they got a seminar on EVs from EPA’s Mario Jorquera. Other EPA staff stopped out on 12th St NW, Wash DC to see Charlie’s EV. Check out all … Continue reading

Thursday, August 15, 2013

City Walk: Walkscore Portland, OR

Downtown Portland is praised for its walkability, earning a 96 out of 100 points on the website Former Mayor Sam Adams explains why Portland h...

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Innovation Superstar at August 21 Spirit of Innovation Challenge Kickoff

The Conrad Foundation has announced their annual “Spirit of Innovation Challenge” and the live stream launch event, featuring special guest speaker Chip Yates…world record holder, entrepreneur and inventor. The Conrad Foundation is based on the legacy of the late Apollo 12 astronaut and entrepreneur, Charles “Pete” Conrad. Its programs combine education, innovation and entrepreneurship to inspire solutions

Trip Report: New Electric Bikes from Kalkhoff & Focus at the Derby Cycle Bike Expo

Brett Thurber (The New Wheel) reports on his trip to Germany where he was able to checkout the latest e-bikes from Kalkhoff and Focus.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Falco eMotors Announces 5 Year Warranty on its Entire Range of Electric Bike Motors

Press Release: Falco eMotors announced the industry longest and most comprehensive warranty on its full range of motors today.

Custom Motor Mount Service

I am now offering custom computerized plasma cut motor mount plates bolts and bushings to anyone interested in converting a motorcycle, car, or any vehicle! Below are some pictures of motor mounts I have made for myself and friends to help you stir ideas of how you may want yours designed. All I will be […]

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Transport Evolved Episode Null: Hey, Where My Show?

Hi folks. If you’ve been eagerly awaiting episode 162 of Transport Evolved, and haven’t seen it, then don’t worry. Nikki and Mark are taking a couple of weeks off for their summer holiday — vacation for all you Americans out there. We’ll be back on August 22 with an amazing show as ever! Nikki and […]

Friday, August 9, 2013

Sturgis, Riding Brutus

Just another short clip of our time at Sturgis, this one you get to see the bike!

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USA E-Bike Market Doubles to 159,000 bikes, 908 dealers, & 134 brands!

During the one-year period July 2012 to July 2013, the USA Electric Bike market appears to have doubled over numbers published by Electric Bike Reports WorldWide for 2012.

City Walk: The Atlanta BeltLine

Once upon a time, Atlanta was one of the least walkable cities in America where entire neighborhoods were developed without sidewalks and lots of sprawl and ...

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Team Icon Brammo's Shane Turpin carving up Laguna Seca!

Get on board with Shane riding the all Electric Team Icon Brammo Empulse RR at Laguna Seca, where he ended up breaking the existing track race lap record! Vi...

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Up Close and Personal on Motor Trend TV: Chip Full Electric Story

Motor Trend TV August 7, 2013      “On this episode of ‘On Two Wheels’, we visit Chip Yates, an engineer turned professional motorcycle racer, turned record-setting electric technology pioneer! Chip decided at the age of 36 to quit his job at Boeing and pursue a career as a professional AMA racer. After turning pro, he

How my Dad Raised an EV'er (My Dad's "Big Fish" Story)

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Riding In Sturgis, " Is That Electric?"

This is one ride down the main two drags of the Sturgis rally and what it is like to be on something completely different than every other bike there.

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F4W (Fast4ward) Peak Electric Bike Pictures & Specifications

Here is part 1 of the F4W Peak electric bike review with a bunch of pictures and the specification info of this mountain bike style e-bike with a 350 watt geared rear hub motor and a 36V 9ah lithium ion battery.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Electric Vehicles Need More Study, Less Emotion - IEEE Spectrum

Los Angeles says the Grid can handle lots of electric vehicles

Electric car detractors, especially of the Henny-Penny variety, worry that too many EVs plugging in at the same time will knock out the electric grid. Well, that hasn’t been the case in Southern California, the largest market for plug-in electric … Continue reading

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

2012 was hottest in US History

Last year the hottest on record for U.S. — NOAA Jean Chemnick, E&E reporter Published: Tuesday, August 6, 2013 The United States experienced its warmest year yet in 2012, with the highest surface temperatures since record keeping began in the … Continue reading

E-Bike News: Lightweight Carbon Diavelo, Haibike E-MTB Video, ELF Stories, New Bosch Kits, E-Bike Pizza Delivery, & More! [VIDEOS]

Lightweight carbon fiber electric bikes!  Diavelo has developed the Au2Bahn Carbon electric bike that they claim is the worlds lightest (14.5 kg or 32 lbs) speed pedelec (45 km/h or 28 mph).  Looks like a high tech ride! The LA Times reports that electric bikes are estimated to generate $10.8 billion a year in worldwide [...]

Monday, August 5, 2013

Zero motorcycles F A S T & COMPACT 1 hour Charger

This the the gadget that all Zero Motorcycles owner must have!.. a QUICK and COMPACT charging solution. It does not exist yet so i built it ! This charger wi...

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Friday, August 2, 2013

City Walk: Walking and Depression

'Walking is the quickest anti-depressant on the market today,' reports author and psychologist John Arden, PhD. City Walk is a unique six-part series that re...

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City Walk: Los Angeles, The Big Parade

The Big Parade is a two-day walk in Los Angeles. It includes about 100 public stairways over 35 miles, from downtown to Mt. Hollywood. The walk runs on a tim...

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Transport Evolved Episode 161. Aye for the i3

Join EV journalist Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield, Mark Chatterley from  Zero Carbon World and ActiveE driver Tom Moloughney as they discuss the week news in the world of electric cars, including the BMW i3 official launch, The Nissan LEAF finally outsells the Chevy Volt, and Better Place causes problems post-mortem.   Plus news from Tesla, Mitsubishi, Portland [...]

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