Electric motorcycles have come a long way in the past 45 years. A new book by Ted Dillard will tell the story of their rise, and how it intersects with technological innovation, renewable energy and motorsports. At least, it will if the Kickstarter campaign supporting it continues down a successful path.
Getting a grip on the whys and wherefores of electric motorcycles will help you understand electric vehicles in general, and battery bikes in particular. Check out this five-part primer and see how this quickly-evolving technology might affect the wheels that move you.
What better place to hold a summit than at an actual summit? Perhaps none. But that's not exactly why the Mt. Washington Auto Road Alt Energy Summit piques (ahem) our interest. The event, to be held this September 14th and 15th atop the famed New Hampshire mountain, is not only set to feature alternative-fuel vehicles of every kind displayed by owners, builders and dealers, but there will also be exhibits showing off the latest in renewable energy systems to refuel them.
If, one day, you decide to electrify a motorcycle, you might begin by seeking the advice of someone who has already tackled this kind of project. Ted Dillard is such a person. Sadly (depending on who you ask), there is only one of him, and he likely lacks the time to talk with absolutely everyone interested in doing a conversion. Luckily, he's written a book that generously dishes out what he's learned during his own walk down the DIY path.