Speaking of living in the sticks, I went by Battery Joe's on 19th Street yesterday and saw this little armbreaker for sale: (Skateboards and the Mesquite Hugger = lots of pain.)
36 Volts and 800 Watts. This thing should be pretty fast. $600. (Eek)
On Craigslist this week, a cheap Panterra Electric Scooter (needing work) popped up:
Oh, the temptation! Have I always dreamed of owning a Panterra Electric Scooter? No. Would I love to have a 750Watt 48 Volt complete running gear with lots of re-usable parts AND a brushless hubmotor for the next FrankenProject? Absolutely. All of that for $175! Alas, I have vowed to drastically limit spending and to stop bringing more
Finally, the most tempting EV in town lately has been a Used Chevy Volt on a local car lot:
It is only the second used Volt I have seen in town. I would be more tempted by a Leaf, but I have never seen a used Leaf for sale around here.
So, there you have it - four EV sightings in one week! (You have to start somewhere.)
May your ride be joyous and non-polluting, and may you stay out of the emergency room!