An EV That Hauls A$$ AND Hauls Cargo? Via Is Here

I’ve test driven a handful of electric cars, and this one is by far the most powerful I’ve ever been in. Tomorrow I’ll be driving the Fisker Karma, but today the 402 HP VIA truck blew my mind. Sadly, I wasn’t able to feel that power beneath my own lead foot, as the truck VIA was able to bring to the Silicon Valley EV Symposium was PG&E’s truck.

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California State Assembly Votes on 3-ft Rule For Bicyclists

Many people cite safety as the biggest reason they’re not commuting via bicycle, self included. Don’t cue the violins, I’m lucky to have had a full recovery from the crash I’m really sick of talking about, and I know my own road rage had some part in it. However, if seeing a cyclist in a wheelchair tugs at your heartstrings, go right ahead and urge your local Assembly member to vote yes on 1464.

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Charged 2012 | Silicon Valley's EV Symposium Takes Off

On day one of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group’s EV Symposium, the future of sustainable transportation looks like…. car sharing. That’s right. I went to an EV conference, and the panels I attended- “Bringing EV Charging to Multifamily Buildings” and “Emerging Business Models for Transportation and Mobility” both spoke favorably of car sharing.

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Charged! Silicon Valley Leadership EV Symposium

If you’re in the Bay Area, you may want to check out the EV Symposium, a 2-day event August 23rd & 24th dedicated to the electric vehicle industry and hosted by the Silicon Valley Leadership Group. Check out the schedule to see who’s speaking. Their website describes the conference:

With a mix of keynote speakers, including Ray Lane of Kleiner Perkins, Charged 2012 will feature plenary sessions, best practices, and hands on workshops, designed to drive solutions that will enable mass adoption.

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Celebrating Progress: A Martian Rover Party On Earth

As most of you know, NASA landed their most advanced rover yet on Mars. However, many Americans were not aware that this was about to happen, or why they should care that we (the taxpayers) just spent $2.6 billion on a nuclear vehicle with a top speed of 5mph. That none of us will ever get to drive. What is the point of this vehicle, and why should we be glad to have spent that money?

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ePower/TTXGP Post-Race Interview | Eric Bostrom

I had a chance to ask third place finisher and veteran gas but first-time electric racer Eric a few questions about the race, electric bikes, and his plans for 2013. Eric has been competing in the AMA Pro Racing series since 1994, and has a rather impressive racing pedigree. As Steve Atlas said in the press conference, Brammo will find Bostrom’s input invaluable in further development of the Empulse.

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ePower/TTXGP Race Report | Laguna Seca

Michael Barnes led the charge with a drag-race worthy start. Bostrom then Atlas weren’t far behind, although Barnes opened the gap throughout the race. The leading bikes from Barracuda Lightning and Icon Brammo kept fairly consistent times and top speeds at the start/finish line while the Superstock bikes became noticeably slower throughout the race.

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