Thursday, April 30, 2009

Elon Musk on Letterman 2009.04.29 (HQ)

Not a bad bit of having a real electric car getting some exposure to the masses.

Unfortunately, David Letterman has some laryngitis and helps per petuate a few of the common myths/fears that people have about electric cars.

Dave also didn't have much good things to say about the Volt's range, even though it's more than 30% longer than the average American's miles driven per day.

All in all, still worth watching, including seeing the Tesla S car itself very briefly at the end.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Helix Streamlining, 1 Year Progress Update

A great interview with Craig Vetter, summarizing the work he has been doing this last year with aerodynamics on a Honda Helix motorcycle.

All of his work would apply equally well to electric vehicles and other alt. fuels.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

electro metro vs citicar

I had some fun following a CitiCar to a showing of WHO KILLED THE ELECTRIC CAR? at the TIMES in Wauwatosa, WI.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Homebuilt EV Samurai Burns Rubber

Norm has been working on several EVs, this is the third one now.

He's running a 72V controller at 84 volts, with a REAL EV motor.

The video quality is a little dark, but that's what happens when you stay up til 3 in the morning working on EVs.

Watch the nice little streaks of rubber his EV Samurai leaves!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Electric Metro gravel spin 2

The "burn-out" may not look all that impressive. Several people online have already been making fun of the first one. I think part of it is that the video was shot at 24P, which sort of distorts the "time" of it. Also, there is NO ENGINE NOISE! If I dubbed in some really loud engine sound effects, I'm sure it would be much more impressive!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Electric Geo Metro spins tires on gravel

While the Electro-Metro has proven itself to be a nice little car, nothing says FUN like upgrading your controller for MORE POWER. Here's the first video footage of the 144V Open Source Controller in action.