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Old 07-03-2009, 07:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Mark King's Electric Car

I met Mark King at the MREA Energy Fair.

He is a young guy who just built his own electric car - FROM SCRATCH!

He gave me a photo of his car with some contact info. I was able to get some more photos from him by e-mail later, but he just told me today that there is a newspaper article on him!

Check it out!
Desire to Be Green (And Park Cheaply) Sparked Teenage Bainbridge Inventor : Bainbridge Island : Kitsap Sun



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Old 07-04-2009, 01:40 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Glad to see that it's mostly built from salvage parts.
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Old 07-04-2009, 02:45 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I think thats pretty awesome

He must be very proud

(Shouldnt his front tires be thinner?)
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Old 07-04-2009, 02:58 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Would love to see more detailed build pics... more specs for parts/hardware, etc.
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Old 07-04-2009, 09:17 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I met him too, really nice quite kid, I wasn't sure what to say when he told me he had made an electric car... then he asked if I wanted to see photos!
VW front end, Etec motor, toro ridding lown mower tranny and i forget what he used for a controller.
he did not however tell me about the jet pack.
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Old 07-04-2009, 01:29 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I met him too, really nice quite kid, I wasn't sure what to say when he told me he had made an electric car... then he asked if I wanted to see photos!
VW front end, Etec motor, toro ridding lown mower tranny and i forget what he used for a controller.
he did not however tell me about the jet pack.
I just found this video the video that I am linking below and came here to see what was known about his car. Does anyone know if he has a website or has otherwise published more details?

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Old 04-11-2013, 01:36 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I haven't talked to Mark in a while. I did just send him an e-mail, seeing if he has some more general info posted about his project.
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I haven't talked to Mark in a while. I did just send him an e-mail, seeing if he has some more general info posted about his project.
Thanks! I would have searched beyond this site, but I am really struggling to manage my time wisely, and I am extremely stressed about the next several days.

However, I needed to eat, so I used Google while I ate my cereal--it seemed like a poor time to study.

The only thing that I found that looked like it might be useful, but also potentially malicious, is this link, with which Google provided a kindly warning:

Bainbridge Conversation Mark King
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Feb 8, 2011 Backyard inventor and electric car-maker Mark King was recently profiled in King TV's Evening Magazine. You can see the video above.

I might not have a problem loading that on a public computer, but this is where I keep all my stuff!
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Very cool car. I am a big fan of three wheeled cars. I dream of building an EV Morgan Supersport one day....

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