The Model S and the Leaf are the two most popular all-electric cars in Silicon Valley these days, with the very expensive and taxpayer-subsidized Tesla being the more common sighting.
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Traffic in the Fast Lane of the 101 Freeway in Silicon Valley: Tesla Model S, Tesla Model S, Nissan LeafTuesday, September 2nd, 2014
The Craziest Bicycle I’ve Ever Seen in San Francisco: The Fortune Hanebrink All-Terrain Bike – Ride It to the South PoleWednesday, July 2nd, 2014
This is one of them “ice bikes” from Fortune Hanebrink.
Use it to tow your sledge to the South Pole.
As seen a few years back in the Western Addition:
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All the deets:
“Engineered and handcrafted 8000 ft above sea level in Big Bear Lake, California, HANEBRINK Electric All-Terrain vehicles are the confluence of ingenuity, ecology, and luxury. The capabilities of the HANEBRINK are as limitless as your own sense of adventure; as a commuter vehicle, it is smooth and dynamic.
Nearly 10 years ago, national champion cyclist, bicycle innovator, and NASA aerospace engineer, Dan Hanebrink was approached by an Arctic explorer looking for an alternative to skis that could take him and his equipment across the icy terrain of Antarctica. Hanebrink created a bicycle unlike anything ever built before. The original “Ice Bike” by HANEBRINK had no plastic parts and used superfat, low-pressure tires that devoured all surfaces in all conditions silently and effortlessly. Today, our drive to create innovative outdoor recreational vehicles continues and is reflected in our mission to satisfy and serve the adventurous worldwide.
The HANEBRINK Electric All-Terrain Vehicle is the evolution of the original, revolutionary HANEBRINK design, combining state-of-the art green technology with an on-demand hybrid electric system and the latest in bicycle technology. Crank the throttle and the 600 watt motor powers the HANEBRINK to speeds up to 20 mph. If you want to go faster, just start pedaling.
Three design features help the HANEBRINK achieve outstanding on and off-road performance.
• The widest tires in the industry. The 20 x 8 inch tires radically increase the surface area where rubber meets road for enhanced stability at all speeds, added traction on rough terrain, and unprecedented float on sand and snow.
• A mid-mounted, bracket supported motor optimizes the vehicle’s center of gravity beneath the rider and enables tight turns, rapid weight shifting, and provides more stability.
• 14 speed gearing tuned for a wide variety of surfaces, grades, and utility applications including a low range capable of carrying up to 300 pounds of bulky cargo up steep terrain or deep into inaccessible areas.
With a single Lithium ion battery (LiFePO4), the HANEBRINK has a one hour run time and three hour recharge. For longer excursions, the rear rack can be fitted with up to five lithium ion batteries, a run time of over 5 hours and more than 100 miles of riding. The wide rear rack is standard HANEBRINK equipment and can hold up to 100 pounds of cargo.
The HANEBRINK can truly go anywhere on the planet while maintaining minimal environmental impact and zero-carbon emissions. Where can you go with one?”
When Visiting Chinatown, Be Sure To Take a Selfie with a Banksy – “Peaceful Hearts Doctor” at 799 Commercial Near GrantWednesday, June 25th, 2014
Thusly. Strike a pose, mate:
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Of course this shot was from back in the day, from back before the Black Paint Attack of 2013, which damaged the appearance of the famously peaceful heart doctor.
But a genuine 2010 Banksy is a genuine 2010 Banksy, right? So check it out the next time you’re on Eddy Grant Avenue – it’s electric!
Sure you can!
Oh Look, a New BMW to Laugh At: Presenting the i8 Plug-In Hybrid – A Small, Impractical Two-Seater for Just $136K!Tuesday, April 29th, 2014
Here it is. I suppose it actually has a couple of rear seats in the back but they’re for like your purse or a dog or something. In mitigation, these rides come with gull-wing doors, just like a Mercedes!
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Say, is this ride going to attract a certain “type” of person? You bet, you’ll see.
And say, should the U.S. or CA government subsidize the sale of these cars? Absolutely not.
That is all.
A #21 Hayes High Atop the Hayes Street Cut – If You Can’t Afford a Tunnel – If You Think Hayes is Steep Now…Thursday, February 27th, 2014
The sidewalk shows how steep Hayes was before The Cut:
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Ah look, from Marin it’s a red Fisker Karma plug-in hybrid in red and in the background it’s a silver Tesla Model S electric car.
Don’t they look super similar?
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“On 14 April 2008, Tesla Motors filed a lawsuit against Fisker Automotive, alleging that Henrik Fisker stole Tesla’s Model S hybrid technology and was using it to develop the Karma. Tesla’s suit claimed that the design work done for the Model S sedan by Fisker Coachbuild was substandard, and that Fisker Automotive diverted its best ideas to the Karma. On 4 November 2008 CNET News reported that Tesla Motors would discontinue its suit after an interim ruling in favor of Fisker et al. A news release on the Fisker Automotive website stated that Tesla was ordered to pay US$1,144,285 in costs.“
NeMa “New Market” Update: TEST DRIVE TESLA MODEL S AT NEMA! – Feb 23rd, For Residents Only, No “Normals”Thursday, February 20th, 2014
“Tesla Test Drive
Join us on Sunday, Feb. 23 to test drive a Tesla! The Tesla Team will have 2-3 test drive cars available and 1 stationary car for walk-arounds. NEMA residents will be able to RSVP for test drive time slots and get the full Tesla experience.
To sign up for the Tesla Test drive this Sunday NEMA residents should click here to secure a spot or simply show up on Sunday. The cars will be parked in front of the North Tower lobby entrance.
Date: Sunday, 2/23/2014
Who: Tesla Drive Team + NEMA Residents and Visitors/Guests
Where: Cars will be located in front of the North Lobby Entrance (8 10th Street)
Be sure to strike a pose in front of the Tesla line up and use #rentnema!
Tech-savvy and design-driven, NEMA is a next generation luxury residential community at the forefront of San Francisco’s dynamic Mid-Market neighborhood renaissance. Get social with us and follow our story on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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