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Old 05-31-2011, 10:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Nice Article on My EV Metro

Hey Guys,

There was an article on me in a local magazine.

A digital version of the article can be found at:
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It's a four-page article. Make sure the viewer is set in "double-page" view for the title of the story to make sense!

The article starts on page 26.

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Old 05-31-2011, 11:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Ben, why is the back of the car riding so high? Are there batteries missing from the back, or something? The aero would get a lot better if it was closer to "level".

I love your direct approach in telling your reasons for building an EV.
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good job
I assume you will be at the mrea fair? Giving a seminar?

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Old 05-31-2011, 11:23 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I had just added a couple more batteries in the front, but haven't changed the front suspension yet. It shifted the weight balance forward.

I don't think that I drive fast enough to worry about aero...

Plus, it looks like I'm driving downhill, so that must be good for fuel economy!
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Old 05-31-2011, 11:35 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Very nicely written!!! Thanks for posting it Ben! And see you Friday!
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Old 05-31-2011, 11:38 PM   #6 (permalink)
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yeah, I'll be at the MREA.

Paul is referring to this weekend - the Mother Earth Fair in Washington State.

I'll be presenting on electric motorcycles at both fairs.

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