So you find yourself sitting in Lubbock (or your town) dreaming of carbon-free transport, but you're not quite ready to drop big money for a new electric car. What are you gonna do? One possibility is to head to Craigslist to do a keyword search - in this case, we'll try ELECTRIC.
You never know what'll pop up!
First on the list - a 250-watt/$500 e-bike
Next up, a 1000-watt/$760 Roadmaster e-bike with GPS. Hmmm.
Then we have a Gem - more than a golf cart, less than a car...
The most tempting thing (for this Mesquite Hugger) is a real-deal GeoOrbital Wheel.
Midland is about two hours south of here and that is some pretty immediate gratification at $800. If you have any interest in owning an electric bike, this one is worth some investigation. If it were the 26" version, I'd be extremely tempted. Lots more detail below:
The GeoOrbital Website - check it out!
This is super-tempting for a DIY-wannabe like me. It's like popping open a Lego box and dreaming of the possibilities - I'd want to build an electric scooter, an electric motorcycle, and a solar carport/charging station.
And here's the wildcard in the bunch - great specifications and price, but who's heard of Yadea?
There's no mention of battery type, so I figure it's got heavy and short-lived lead-acid batteries rather than one of the lithium-based battery packs. More info below:
So, there's your Fossil-Free Friday search for today. If your dream EV is not listed here, try next week or try other nearby towns - whatever it takes to stop burning those nasty carbon-based fuels. May your search be fruitful, inspirational, and occasionally laughable!
PS. teaser: I did get to ride a GenZe 2.0, see several Chevy Bolts, and sit on a Zero DS this week. More info to come.