Dec 14, 2014

We Need Your Help

Tell Your Stories

Together we can bring real life perspectives about living with electric vehicles to others. Together we can change the world.

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Nov 23, 2014

The power of Open-Source

my story of reengineering

Frustrated with the high costs of charging stations, I decided to make my own and ended up with a product many EV owners can use.

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Nov 23, 2014

Plug in Electric Vehicle FAQ's

Types of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs)

Why should I drive electric?

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Nov 14, 2014

ESA's Not So Tough

or Installing Your Own Charger (EVSE)

I'm going to talk about my experience installing my own EVSE. If you're not a handy person, this article may not be for you. But, if you have installed an electrical outlet in your home, or wired up a new stove, you might consider the install-it-yourself route.

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Nov 09, 2014

The World's Longest Electric Vehicle Rally

The E-Mazing Race

The Amazing Race, the popular reality television show, is now in its twenty-third season. Spin-offs of this fast paced competition have become popular for companies looking to educate and affect human behaviour through gamification. In September 2012, to lure more electric vehicle drivers to the market, Sun Country Highway (SCH), an electric vehicle infrastructure solutions provider, introduced the E-Mazing Race (EMR), an electric vehicle rally building on the adventurist spirit of early adopting electric vehicle owners.

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Aug 31, 2014

Listen Listen

Public Transportation

e-bike prototype project

In the fall of 2012 I built a prototype e-bike that that I code named "Public Transportation".

I set out to create an urban transportation masterpiece. and I succeeded!

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Aug 26, 2014

Why smart e-bikes

sophisticated exercise machine

We have always been smart loyalists since the first time we drove a smart fortwo in 2005. We have owned three (two diesel 450 coupes and one 451 cabriolet). Our company now owns two smart EDs. We park them end-to-end in a single car garage. We love the engineering and style, so getting excited about smart e-bikes was easy.

We decided to add smart e-bikes to our fleet after reading about them, seeing reviews, watching videos and doing some research on smart’s manufacturing process and partners, Grace and BionX.

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Nov 18, 2012

Cautionary Tale

so what went wrong...

In a split second, thinking the car was not going to stop, I grabbed the brake. Unfortunately for me and my bike, I grabbed the front brake (left side). The brake locked, the bike flipped, and I hit the pavement at about 20 Km/H with the bike on top of me.

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Oct 31, 2012

Listen Listen

e-bike riding experience

Fantastic, amazing, exhilarating

Pedelecs all use a sensor that tells the motor when to start delivering power, but not all sensors are mounted in the same place.

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Oct 18, 2012

Keep your bike riding smoothly

clean and tightened

After the first 30 km and after a break-in period of 1,000 km, check that the tightening torques are correct.

Keep your e-bike clean and free from dirt and grime.

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