Posts by Peder Norby

BMW i3s

2014 BMW i3 – Long Term Review

The BMW i3, A “Bulls-i” for the Bavarians. We just don’t know it yet. While the BMW i8 is the super-sultry twin sister that gets all the lustful gazes, the BMW i3 is a masculine stout machine geared for the gnarly bullring that is the city of today and tomorrow….

6 months ago by Peder Norby 37

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BMW i8: Long-Term Review

Part 2: 2014 BMW i8, Drivers Long Term Review 2014 Electronaut Edition BMW i8 Delivered, January 2015 Odometer, 14,396 *Editor’s Note: Check out Part 1 here. The BMW i8 is a Master’s work of industrial artistry, but is it a Supercar? By “Old Testament” petrol metrics the answer is no….

6 months ago by Peder Norby 22

BMW i8 & BMW i3

2014 BMW i3 & i8 Long-Term Review – Part 1

Part One Our 2014 BMW i3 is now 2 years old with 25,000 miles. Our 2014 BMW i8 is 18 months old with 14,000 miles. How are the non identical twins holding up to life in Southern California’s “mega-region” of 25 million not so gentle souls? I’ll answer that question…

6 months ago by Peder Norby 3

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Sunshine Is The New Gasoline

It’s about the economy and the emissions.  The cost to power our two BMW i3’s by solar is the equivalent of $0.14 per gallon of gas. The GHG’s caused by our collective transportation choices are the largest source of emissions in California. In California, there are over 500,000 solar PV…

7 months ago by Peder Norby 57

Arcimoto SRK

The Arcimoto SRK, A Perfect Fit For Relocalized Cities

The Arcimoto SRK, A Perfect Fit For Relocalized Cities. Lightweight, electric vehicles for the city…Part one of two *Editor’s Note: Look for Part 2 in the series to be posted soon. Part 2 will focus on going car-less in Carlsbad. Relocalization:  The opposite of urban sprawl. Arcimoto:   The evolution of…

9 months ago by Peder Norby 10

One of many test drives in the SRK, smiles all around.

Arcimoto SRK EV Test Drive Review

A Driver’s Review, The “Absolutely Electric” Arcimoto SRK In 2009, I was fortunate enough to become a field trial driver of pre-production electric prototypes; first the BMW Mini-E followed the BMW ActiveE. I drove both for five years in an effort to understand where we were going as we transitioned…

11 months ago by Peder Norby 47

Powered By The Sun

The Driving to Net Zero Short Film

Through dozens of articles and thousands of words, we have told our story of living and driving powered by sunshine. We’ve encapsulated this year long story into a brief 90 second short (very short) film. After 100 years of little change, revolutionary changes are now underway in our transportation and…

1 year ago by Peder Norby 13