Michael Czysz

Electric Motorcycle Legend Michael Czysz Passes

Sad news comes from Asphalt & Rubber, which being closely affiliated with Michael Czysz, reported this month that Michael passed away. We had noted a couple years ago that Michael was battling with a rare form of cancer:  pleomorphic rhabdomyosarcoma. In years 2009-2013 MotoCzysz was developing electric motorcycles and racing them at the…

3 weeks ago by Mark Kane 8

The Mission R

Vayon Acquires Mission Motor Company

Mission Motor Company, which several years ago appeared as a potential ‘Tesla Motors of motorcycles’, quickly found out that the commercialization of the Mission One was beyond reach. Plan B was to become supplier for the automotive industry, and more recently the company was also engaged with Mission Motorycycles – a…

1 month ago by Mark Kane 10

Ampere Vehicles electric scooter

Ampere Makes Cheap Electric Vehicles For Rural Buyers

Electric vehicles have different faces, and interesting stories around the world. In India, for example, Hemalatha Annamalai has been pursuing her vision of affordable EVs for rural buyers since around 2009 under Ampere Vehicles Private Limited. Hemalatha Annamalai is on a mission: “Wealth accumulation is not my aim. I want…

3 months ago by Mark Kane 6

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…

4 months ago by Peder Norby 45