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Finally, someone does it!

October 16, 2012

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It is nice to see the idea I had a few years ago become a reality, even if by someone else’s hand. It always seemed so obvious to me that I was finding it very strange that no one else would be trying to bring it to market. Let’s see if Middle Tennessee State University […]

My stand on Patents

July 4, 2012

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(I wrote this 4 years ago, while I was planning to innovate a lot in the field of electric motor engineering. The innovations aren’t here yet, but otherwise everything is still absolutely true and the issue merits discussion.) Patents give you the right to stop everybody else from making, selling, or using something you created […]

Electric disappointment

December 27, 2010

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Disclaimer: this is a heated ventilation of a personal opinion. Proceed with obvious caution. I can’t get over the fact that GM has killed the electric car once more. The first time they built it just right and then removed the car forcibly from the hands of their happy everyday drivers, and this time they […]

Mobility engineering, done right

April 4, 2010

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Most people don’t get why I’m building the DiffTrike. As the Cradle To Cradle guys put it, there’s “doing things right”, and then there’s “doing the right things“.

And now for something entirely different…

October 17, 2009

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I’m sick of cars. Fed up with traffic, stress, and pollution. It makes no sense to drive a four-seater alone everyday. This summer I’ve come to realize something: cars are the past. The future is in flexible personal mobility. And I’m not one to live in the past. 😉 I had already read a thousand […]

To startup, or not to startup…

June 16, 2008

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I’ve been quite distracted over the past 2 months, because after asking for an enthusiast’s help on building the motor, I was introduced to a couple of business men and the whole idea got blown out of proportion… I started thinking about a conversion business, or a conversion kit franchise, and a few other modes […]

Ok, it’s a Hybrid… What kind?

December 5, 2007

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A Hybrid is never “just a Hybrid”. The Parallel architecture has been quite popular, simply because it is cheap and easy to make. And you can actually make a wimpy Parallel that almost doesn’t qualify as a Hybrid, and still call it a Hybrid and sell it as such, as do certain makers that I […]