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"I started building electric motorcycles in 2006, mostly as a way to detach from the stress of my day job. I'm not an engineer; I almost failed electronics in college. I'm not an artist, but my mom is. I almost went for it as an artist, once as a sculptor then a photographer but chickened out. I have deep respect for people who create for a living.

My first build was heavy, ugly and slow - a golf cart drive train crammed into a stretched-out Honda Rebel, But I loved it. Build two was simpler - cafe treatment for a factory electric from Zero Motorcycles. Build three has been really fun - a custom build on the versatile Suzuki Savage frame featuring a battery pack from the cells of a Nissan Leaf car. Build four's a sleeper 1984 Vespa p150 with dual discs and rear hub drive, designed to handle the rainy New Orleans commute better than previous builds, Build five will be a 1973 r75/5 airhead and push my 3d-design skills, which are pretty weak right now.

Follow current builds on instagram.

Why electric?

I do this mostly because I want to make unique bikes that are fun to ride. But we need to talk about getting off of oil sooner rather than later, and I think kick-ass, custom electric bikes can move the conversation forward. Electric drivetrains are way more efficient than gas, and battery tech can now give you all the range and power you want. What's missing is the design/art part to go with the tech."
motorcycles  electric 
july 2017 by robertogreco
Marbel - World's Lightest Electric Skateboard | Longboard | Vehicle
"The Marbel board is the lightest, fastest, and most advanced electric skateboard in the world. The entire Marbel Board weighs in at a record setting 9.9 pounds. Lighter than any electric vehicle in the world.  It has enough power to go 25 MPH, will take you over 12 miles per charge, and all of the electronics and batteries are completely integrated into the carbon fiber / kevlar deck. On top of that, it connects with your smartphone to fully customize your riding style and even control the throttle of your board."
skateboards  skateboarding  electric  skating  transportation 
january 2015 by robertogreco
debuting at CES, zboard 2 electric skateboard reaches speeds of 20mph
"on show at the 2015 CES, the electric skateboard, ‘zboard 2′, has a new 500W brushless motor that is faster, more powerful and more efficient than the one installed on their original product. available in two models; blue and pearl, they both reach a top speed of 20mph but differentiate from each other when their performance data is compared. the blue edition has a battery range of 16 miles, weighs 16 lbs and recharges in a total time of 90 minutes. in contrast, the more expensive pearl version can travel for a grander 24 miles but subsequently, has a heavier weight of 18 lbs and takes two and a half hours to fully re-energize."

[video: https://vimeo.com/115839850 ]

[See also Boosted (another company): http://boostedboards.com/ ]

[and another, Electric Monolith: http://www.designboom.com/technology/electric-monolith-skateboard-motors-wheels-03-09-2015/ ]
skateboards  skateboarding  electric  transportation  zboard  zboard2  2015  skating  boosted 
january 2015 by robertogreco
Nissan gives silent electric cars 'Blade Runner' appeal | Up to Speed | Los Angeles Times
"A campaign backed by automakers and some lawmakers to make electric or hybrid cars noisier in a bid to increase safety for pedestrians and cyclists has taken a strange, “Blade Runner”-type twist. Nissan sound engineers have announced that the Leaf electric car set for release next year will emit a “beautiful and futuristic” noise similar to the sound of flying cars -- or “spinners” -- that buzz around 2019 Los Angeles in Ridley Scott’s dystopian thriller based on a Philip K. Dick science fiction novel.
nissan  cars  sound  audio  film  leaf  electric  future  bladerunner 
september 2009 by robertogreco
Voltaic Systems | Voltaic Backpack, Solar Backpack, Solar Bag
"Silver Orange Green Charcoal The Voltaic solar bags are mobile solar power generators designed to charge virtually all handheld electronics."
apparel  bags  batteries  camping  electric  electricity  energy  environment  gadgets  gear  sustainability  technology  photography  mobile  travel  portable  wearable  wireless  shopping  solar  green  wearables 
february 2008 by robertogreco
Potenco » Products: Potenco’s Pull-Cord Generator (PCG)
"keeps portable electronic devices working all the time while providing freedom and independence from traditional power sources...The first application of the PCG will power the XO Laptop available from the One Laptop per Child Project (OLPC)."
energy  generator  green  olpc  sustainability  electric  portable 
january 2008 by robertogreco
Smart Cities - City Car
"stackable electric 2-passenger city vehicle...one-way sharable user model...to be used in dense urban areas. Vehicle Stacks...placed throughout the city...urban transportation network...takes advantage of existing infrastructure such as subway and bus li
design  electric  cars  environment  mit  sustainability  technology  mobility  transportation 
november 2007 by robertogreco
Enertia Electric Motorcycle To Hit Stores In Early 2008 (TreeHugger)
"Brammo Motorsports, a company based in Oregon, will be releasing an electric motorcycle called the Enertia Bike for sale in the United States in early 2008."
energy  green  bikes  motorcycles  technology  transportation  sustainability  electric 
july 2007 by robertogreco
Cleverchimp: Stokemonkey: Overview
"Stokemonkey is an electric motor assist kit for Xtracycle® Sport Utility Bicycles. The motor helps you turn the pedals, just like the stoker of a tandem bicycle helps the captain. As you shift gears normally to regulate your pedal speed, you also keep t
bikes  transportation  green  diy  design  motors  electric  cargo 
september 2006 by robertogreco

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