center pod with 8 batts…
Archive for August, 2009
We now have a domain- http://www.evmc2.com – and an email to match! (ted@…)
…this is sounding serious!
one MEEELION dollas? …sorry, Paul, that’s one ugly motorsikkle.
The X-Rider electric motorcycle from Xtreme Green Products in Nevada received certification for highway use from the EPA. They were told by the EPA that they are the first electric motorcycle (”Highway Motorcycle – Battery Electric”) to receive this certification in the U.S.
David Isserman, from Xtreme Green, says “We spent the last 6 months working with the EPA helping them to develop the procedures to get a 100% electric motorcycle certified. This certification now makes the X Rider eligible to receive the federal stimulus tax credit, which requires this Certificate of Conformity.”
Got a great comment from Aptera, inviting me to the plant in Carlsbad for a meeting with the team there… so I’m making the endpoint of the ride Aptera, Calsbad, as of today.
The Aptera is a ground-up design- (and it’s registered as a motorcycle…) it’s a rethink of the car, for the 21st century. A little background, from the site:
Traffic Jam Brainstorm
What do you do when you’re stuck in traffic? Some people talk on the phone, engage in elevated verbal communication or practice creative hand gestures. Our co-founder Steve Fambro used the time to drum-up a more efficient way to get from point A to point B.
Frustrated by being land locked in a sea of steel and asphalt, Steve dreamed of cruising past the masses in a vehicle that was safe enough to protect his new family, yet efficient enough to keep money in his pocket instead of feeding a gas pump.
The idea was simple yet brilliant. Design a vehicle that follows nature and glides through the wind instead of pushing it. He was almost there, but there was something missing. The answer came when Steve met entrepreneur and boat builder Chris Anthony. Chris introduced Steve to a composite body system that enabled the vision to take shape.
Together, Steve and Chris carried their dreams to Pasadena, Calif. and the doorsteps of new business incubator Idealab and it’s founder Bill Gross. Gross saw the vision and seeded the team with the investment needed to make a dream become a business.
…can’t wait to see it!