Posts Tagged history

GM EV1 Cut Out

EV1 Cut Out Sketch Shows The Car As A Work Of Art

Peeling away the layers of the world’s first mass-produced electric car. Our friends at Motor1 got their hands on a cool drawing of the world’s first mass-market electric car. Ok, sure, some people will say that the EV1 never sold enough units to really be mass-market, but for our purposes,…

5 months ago by Sebastian Blanco 26

MotoElectra Featured at Barber Motorsports Museum

The fact that MotoElectra is a part of the permanent collection of the fairly legendary Barber Motorsports Museum is cool enough, but for their Vintage Days Festival, this weekend, where over 60,000 are expected to attend, to be moved to the main atrium?  Crazy EV awesomeness!  MotoElectra is no stranger…

2 years ago by Ted Dillard 2

The Corbin XLP-1 SN #001 Comes Home

This weekend, the Corbin XPL-1 electric motorcycle that made the record-setting first EV ascent of Mount Washington in 1974 came home. The bike was ridden by Charles MacArthur, traded for a hot-air balloon with EV and motorcycle legend Mike Corbin, and was the first electric vehicle, as well as electric…

2 years ago by Ted Dillard 1

More on Mission: When Startups Fail (Commentary)

Has the EV world lost the ability to read?  We have read countless EV industry reports now of Mission Motorcycles (Electric, whatever) “officially filing for bankruptcy” despite citing the North Jersey report we also cited, that did not confirm Mark Seeger had filed for bankruptcy for Mission Motorcycles.  It said…

2 years ago by Ted Dillard 10

The Electric Superbike: The End of the Beginning?

In a fairly strident story for Canada Motor Guide, Michael Uhlarik (of Amarok motorcycle fame) gives a pretty interesting and brutally frank picture of the electric motorcycle history since 2009 or so.  A quick browse through the comments will give you an idea of the response from the community, as…

2 years ago by Ted Dillard 12

Mission Motorcycles Files For Bankruptcy

As reports come in of the Chapter 7 (liquidation of assets) bankruptcy of Mission Motorcycles (AKA Mission Electric), it would appear that the Mission story has come to a close, and our fears of a few months ago were on target. The story in NorthJersey.com (Mission was co-founded by Fort Lee…

2 years ago by Ted Dillard 8

Victory Launches 2016 Empulse TT (w/video)

Victory launched the (mostly Brammo) Empulse TT last night, and didn’t shatter much earth in the announcement, though it’s being touted as a “… street legal electric race motorcycle.”.  In what’s essentially a very slightly altered Brammo Empulse, at more money, they beat Harley Davidson to the punch but in…

2 years ago by Ted Dillard 25

Charlie MacArthur, EV Activist: 1928 – 2015

The EV world lost a powerful activist and ally this past weekend.  Charles MacArthur, AKA “altenergyinventor” of Sangerville, Maine died in the company of his family on Saturday, at age 87. Charles – “Charlie” – was a lifelong advocate of renewable energy, electric vehicles and alternatives to fossil-fuel transportation.  He…

2 years ago by Ted Dillard 7