Richo Healey was riding his electric skateboard toward an intersection in Melbourne, Australia, last year when suddenly the board cold-stopped beneath him and tossed him to the street. He couldn’t control the board and couldn’t figure out what was wrong. There was no obvious mechanical defect, so being a computer security engineer, his mind naturally flew to other scenarios: could he have been hacked?
It didn’t take long to determine that Bluetooth noise in the neighborhood was the likely culprit. The intersection, near Federation Square, was notorious for … More
Zero Motorcycles, the global leader in the electric motorcycle industry, announced today that it swept the podium at the 2015 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. In partnership with Hollywood Electrics, the team successfully defended its title as fastest in the production electric motorcycle class. 2015 marks the third consecutive year that a Zero motorcycle took the overall win in the category. This year, the riders chose to compete on the Zero SR model.
Scot Harden, vice president of Global Marketing at Zero, was on hand for the event. “Zero Motorcycles is extremely proud of the results and effort put forth by the Hollywood Electrics team,” said Harden. “Their passion for electric motorcycles and racing is second to none, as proven again at the world’s most prestigious hill climb event. Our heartfelt thanks to Harlan Flagg and Thomas Ito, as well as the racers, Jeff Clark, Nathan Barker, Brandon Nozaki Miller and the entire Hollywood Electrics support crew.” … More
Vehicles powered by electricity have quickly moved from occupying a fringe segment in the industry to commanding unparalleled attention and consumer interest. While much of this success has been due to the innovations introduced by Tesla and other companies, the federal government has sweetened the pot for potential buyers by offering a $7,500 subsidy on each electric car purchased in the U.S.
Much of the buzz around such alternatively fueled vehicles, of course, stems from the belief that they are more eco-friendly than gas-powered cars. As it turns out, that assumption might be … More