Apr 142011
 

Just got all my aluminum parts back from the metal finisher!
BLACK ANODIZE!!!

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eCortina with black anodized parts

Apr 102011
 

Oxnard Earth Day was a great success for the eCortina. Many people stopped by and paid copious compliments to the design, creativity and workmanship. I was especially pleased to see friends and family support my efforts. All in all a very satisfying event and the official public debut of the eCortina.

Many thanks to City Corps for providing an unexpected canopy and for their smooth running of this event. And thanks also to Trish Honigsberg for all her hard work!

Apr 082011
 

My commitment to myself was to finish my latest electric vehicle project, the eCortina v2, by Earth Day.

This is the second time I have used Earth Day as motivation to get an electric vehicle project completed. In 2008 my friend Sri and I set out to do a electric motorcycle conversion but were just not getting to it. So at the end of the year we set the goal of having our eNinja completed by Earth Day 2009. We made our deadline and each of us completed a bicycle project as well. Sri fitted a Bob bicycle trailer with electric creating in effect an electric trailer pusher. And I built my first electric bicycle – the eCortina v1.

Hope to see you all at Earth Day here in Oxnard, California. I will have the running eCortina and some handouts detailing the project and bike. Looking to connect with some EV guys here in Oxnard and Ventura.

Next weekend (April 16-17) I will hang with my EV buddies from Santa Barbara (www.SBEVA.org) at the SB Earth Day – Green Car Show. The guys will show 2 three wheel electric cars, an electric motorcycle, and of course the eCortina v2 will be there.