Thursday 19 August 2010

xkcd: Green Flash - Tesla

xkcd: Green Flash

Wednesday 18 August 2010

HumanCar® Fred Flintstone would be envious.

HumanCar® Inc. 2011 Imagine PS

Saturday 7 August 2010

The Ghosts of World War II's Past (20 photos) - My Modern Metropolis

The Ghosts of World War II's Past (20 photos) - My Modern Metropolis:

Brilliant super-imposing of war images over modern images of the same location taken from the same perspective.

These images bring closer the realities of war.

"Taking old World War II photos, Russian photographer Sergey Larenkov carefully photoshops them over more recent shots to make the past come alive. Not only do we get to experience places like Berlin, Prague, and Vienna in ways we could have never imagined, more importantly, we are able to appreciate our shared history in a whole new and unbelievably meaningful way."

Friday 6 August 2010

EV WORLD: White Zombie Electric Drag Car - Cracking the 10s

He lovingly calls his 1972 Datsun 1200 coupe ' White Zombie'. "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" may have been a more appropriate moniker, for this little spam can from Japan transforms itself from a nondescript econo-box indistinguishable from the millions of other cheap imports daily shuttling commuters into a veritable monster… on the drag strip, one that grows more aggressive, more powerful with each passing year.

This year was no exception. For the first time since he began drag racing competitively, John "Plasma Boy" Wayland's little car not only 'cracked the 10's', it smashed straight through them. Here, in his words -- with some deft editing -- is how he and his team did it last Friday night (30 July 2010) at Portland International Raceway in Oregon.

0-100km/hr in 2 Seconds!

EV WORLD: Cracking the 10s

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Thursday 5 August 2010

Central NSW - Recharging the Region expo

Last weekend I dragged my family to the Centroc EV and sustainability expo

I had some good discussions and met some interesting people.

Kearon and co were there with the Formula V and Capri.

The electric Triton 4 door ute that Les (from Sydney) converted was there also.

A uni solar car and a group of students were showing the vehicle. It is a shame it was raining all day.

I met Michael from Deep green with the EV Honda. It has the Tritium controller and a very special motor and gearbox from ultramotive. It was very elegant and right at the forefrount of EV development. Keep an eye out for an all wheel drive Evo Lancier in the future!

Image under the bonnet

I also had a good discussion with one of the BEV team and also a brief chat with Ross himself. They had Bernie Hobs' Getz there. It was also a very nice conversion.

There was the first road registered Tesla there and I had a talk with the local GM Rudi Tuisk who is setting up shop in Sydney. A very smart guy. He had driven from Sydney to Bathurst on about 80% of the charge. The highlight was a ride in the Tesla around the track. at the ahem... speed limit.

There were 2 sellers of bikes, mopeds, recumbants and electric assist bikes. The electric assist bikes, even at 200W were a lot of fun to ride. I also hadn't ridden a recumbant trike before which was an experiance. (even getting in/on it was an a learning experience)

The other area had more domestic products such as native trees to give away, insulation ideas, Wind generator ( 5KW from memory), eco building products etc. See for more details.