Category Archives: Technology

Electric vehicle technologies mentioned in this blog

Do electric motorcycles need a Transmission? Ever since hearing about the Brammo’s plan to put a transmission on the Empulse, and biting my nails about my electric scooter climbing the steep hills on my commute, I’ve wanted the reassurance of a … Continue reading

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Wear gloves but have to use a touchscreen?

Even before riding the Current Motor Super Scooter, there was a good reason to be in need of a way to operate a smartphone while riding a motorcycle.  RAM Mounts, made by a Seattle company, give riders somewhere to attach … Continue reading

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The possible future of energy supply

Doom and gloom for the electric company I just read an article that I would like to share with you, current and future electric vehicle operators.  It talks about the possibility of a gloomy future for electric utilities.  What would … Continue reading

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Range tests by Zero Motorcycles Just came across the above link to a page on the Zero Motorcycles website describing their distance-to-empty tests in three different scenarios:  highway riding, urban stop-and-go, and low-speed cruising. Other than some raw data and graphs, it talks about … Continue reading

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Note to self: read these

Aggregation of electric motorcycle news: Article:  6 Reasons Why 2013 May Be The Turning Point For Electric Vehicle Industry: If you’ve read these already, how did you react?  How do these articles change your mind about electric vehicles?

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Do any electric motorcycles use an SAE J1772 plug?

The SAE J1772 plug is used by many electric vehicles (e.g. Nissan LEAF, Chevy Volt, Mitsubishi MiEV, Toyota Prius plug-in, but not any Tesla vehicles) to connect to charging stations.  This is the plug typically found on L2 (240V) charging stations. Electric … Continue reading

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