Experimental Electric Vehicles

October 15, 2011

Milwaukee Makerspace

Filed under: Uncategorized — tonyhelms @ 9:41 pm

A few months ago while displaying the E*speed motorcycle at the Detroit Maker fair I had the pleasure of meeting Ben Nelson, a fellow EV motorcycle builder, EV car builder, expert camera operator and all around nice guy! He invited me to the first official EV meet at the Milwaukee makerspace. Many EV’s came and they were all quite impressive, but best of all we got to see many EV’s still in progress being built in the Makerspace.

everyone starring at the impressive Lithium powered EL Camino!

I really liked how he installed the entire drive-train under the hood, leaving the bed empty and ready to be used like a normal pick-up.

Ben Nelson’s 48v motorcycle, it is a kz440 that he did a great job converting. He has a website/blog and sells instructional DVD’s on how to convert your own motorcycle or car, I have watched both, there great videos. Check it out- http://300mpg.org/

Ben took my motorcycle out for a spin, I think the grin says it all!

A great photo of 2 electric motorcycles!

Ben also made a great quick video of us riding around the parking lot, check it out.

Thanks to all at the Milwaukee Makerspace, please visit their website, there may be a makerspace in your city too!



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  1. […] The Milwaukee Makerspace is doing innovative things. You can read about it here. […]

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