A Vision Softly Creeping

Volkswagen’s Ad Agency has created a wonderful, overwrought fairy tale about the origin of the I.D. BUZZ. Is that really so bad? The ad is beautifully produced and artfully crafted. Thanks to the Simon & Garfunkel music track, it ties together the dramatic themes of “darkness” [evil, soulless Germanic engineers without moral compass] and “silence” […]

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THE WORLD
IS NOT TESLA

While manufacturers like TESLA, GM and Nissan have helped propel public awareness of electric vehicles, there is a rich and wonderful diversity of electric transportation to be explored. Here is a quick tour. ELECTRA MECCANICA SOLO The wonderful, affordable, single occupant vehicle from Vancouver, Canada. With two wheels in front and one in the rear, […]

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CES 2019

MONDAY MOTORBIKES at #CES2019. This eye-catching bike is said to offer an exhilarating riding experience crafted for urban environments. But is it what you think? The Thrill of a Motorcycle. The Ease of a Bicycle. Monday has created an electric bicycle with motorcycle sensibilities, flashing a retro-industrial look that attracts attention and inspires conversation. “What […]

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BAD BOY REBOOT

In BAD BOY, I suggested that Elon Musk was Wall Street’s favorite whipping boy because they consistently make money off of Tesla stock, because it consistently goes up and down (with the help of negative press). I’m not making this up. Elon Musk took his infamous toke on Sept. 6 and lo! – the market […]

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ELECTRIC WOLF

Fenrisúlfr : a monstrous wolf in Norse mythology Fenris : an electric motorcycle company in Copenhagen Jesper Vind built his first motorcycle when he was 8. Or rather, he rebuilt an old 100cc S.C.O. on his grandfather’s farm (it was his grandmother’s bike). “If I could make it run, I could have it.” Jesper has […]

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CES 2018

EV HIGHLIGHTS FROM CES 2018 From plug-in hybrid supercars | AMG Concept One To little electric scooters | Ujet Cute concept cars | Smart VISION EQ To Self-driving rocket ships | Nissan IMX Electric drivetrains | NISSAN to another attempt at hydrogen power | Hyundai NEXO FROM CHINESE STARTUPS | XPENG TO HYBRID SUVS | […]

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Southern Oregon

Swan Song

An electric motorcycle built in Southern Oregon? It was the summer of 2009, and my wife and I had stopped at a local Best Buy store in Beaverton, Oregon. On the sidewalk outside was a display of electric bicycles, accompanied by a young Best Buy employee. “Cool,” I said to my wife. “If you think […]

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Swan Song

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