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.
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.
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.
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.