All posts by Karl Gesslein

Karl Gesslein is a degenerate hooligan of the highest caliber living in upstate NY. His passion for e-bikes and all things sustainable causes him to be obsessed with climate change and finding solutions that will keep humanity from becoming extinct from our own hubris. His personal blogs include electricbike-blog.com, awaken-spirit.org & chestnutparadise.com.

Charging an Electric Car with a 4kW Off Gri...

Jul 14, 20221 Comment

18 months ago I bought a Chevy Bolt for about 1/2 off sticker price. The Bolt has been awesome with the sole exception that I

Charging Your Ebike batteries with a Variab...

Jul 04, 20221 Comment

Here is an article that you will absolutely never see on any other normal ebike blog site. For the last year or so I have

The Gentleman’s Guide to Guerrilla El...

Jun 24, 2022No Comments

I spend a lot of time on car blog sites which are frequented with comments like “I’ll never buy an electric car because it costs

Power Station sizing and buying guide

Dec 03, 20211 Comment

There has been a veritable plethora of new power stations that are for sale as the interest in them has grown rapidy over the last

Use a Junked Chevy Volt Pack to Power Ebike...

Nov 27, 20203 Comments

A good friend of mine, Laurence who is also ebike obsessed rode his ebike from Ithaca, NY to Washington DC last year. This trip without

Riding my X-1 ebike is the only thing keepi...

Apr 04, 202024 Comments

For a week I ended up at the wife’s house without any ebike to ride and I started to fall into a deep depression. I

How to Connect with Life in the Face of Dea...

Mar 25, 20204 Comments

Like most of you, I have been glued to the news feed watching the slow burn of the Covid-19 virus slowly spread across the planet.

How to sell a used ebike and never lose mor...

Feb 14, 20208 Comments

In the last 6 years I have bought and sold a lot of ebikes. Although I currently have almost a dozen ebikes, I have sold

You spent how much ? Calculating my ebike ...

Feb 08, 20209 Comments

The other day when I was out riding (and breaking) my ebikes in the snow I started trying to calculate how much it cost me

An outlaw’s guide to ebike laws

Jan 31, 20206 Comments

To the uninitiated, ebike laws can be incredibly confusing. Even if someone wanted to be a decent law-abiding citizen, understanding the slew of ebike laws