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Electric Car Conversions Gain Popularity In Australia

August 29th, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

While many areas of America aren’t suited to the limited range and lack of charging infrastructure, it is nothing in comparison to Australia’s outback, where there could be hundreds of miles between filling stations. But even in Australia, DIYers and small shops are converting old cars into short-range EVs as petrol prices continue to rise


Aviat Flies World's First CNG Airplane at Oshkosh 2013

July 29th, 2013 | by Jo Borras

Avgas costs nearly $6 per gallon these days, and the lead-enriched petroleum-based fuel is highly, highly toxic. So, why not build a plane that runs on low-emission, high-octane CNG? Aviat has done just that, and they’ve released their new, clean-burning aircraft at the Oshkosh 2013 aviation show!


Turn Your Bike into an Electric Bicycle in SECONDS (w/ video)

July 28th, 2013 | by Jo Borras

The Rubbee electric bicycle conversion works by quickly attaching itself to your bike’s seat post with a spinning plastic wheel that “rubs” against your bicycle’s back tire, propelling you forward. It’s not quite as effective or efficient as a hub motor, but with a pricetag of just $1000 and nearly universal compatibility it might just be a winner



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