All posts by spinningmagnets

Grew up in Los Angeles California, US Navy submarine mechanic from 1977-81/SanDiego. Hydraulic mechanic in the 1980's/Los Angeles. Heavy equipment operator in the 1990's/traveled to various locations. Dump truck driver in the 2000's/SW Utah. Currently a water plant operator since 2010/NW Kansas

Energica Electric Motorcycles from Italy

Oct 23, 20222 Comments

Energica was formed in 2014 by Giampiero Testoni, head engineer for CRP Racing, which had won several European championships in the popular 250cc motorcycle class

15 Plug-In Hybrid cars, and why I like them

Sep 02, 2022No Comments

Electric cars are getting most of the buzz these days, but as much as I like them (and I DO like them), I think for

The Ducati V21L Electric Motorcycle details

Aug 20, 20221 Comment

I see announcements once in a while about some new EV thing, and when I google it, every EV news outlet just has a copy/paste

Longtail Cargobikes, plus how to MAKE one

Jul 12, 20221 Comment

I have loved longtail cargobikes ever since I first saw them. The cargo-racks and bags behind the rider can carry stuff, and that makes them

The Serial-1 Ebikes from Harley Davidson.

May 25, 20221 Comment

Harley Davidson decided to commission a line of electric bicycles a while ago, and I decided it was about time to write about them. A

The surprising popularity of 20-inch Fat Ti...

May 22, 20223 Comments

I went to the Interbike convention back in 2015 (to see that article, click here), and that was the first year I saw manufacturers advertising

Leafbike 1500W hubmotor, the mid-sized hot ...

Mar 07, 20221 Comment

Leafbike has been producing a direct drive hubmotor that has earned a place of respect with electric bike enthusiasts, and I decided it’s time to

Ford and GM making electric conversion R...

Jan 01, 20222 Comments

There was a lot of buzz about GM doing this last year, but I read that the motor they were using was from the small

GM Providing Electric Delivery Vans to FedE...

Dec 21, 20211 Comment

This is news, because General Motors is big, and they already have experience with hybrids and pure electric vehicles. Many others have added a few

7 Electric Taco Bikes with Full Suspension

Nov 11, 20212 Comments

Back in October of 2019, we saw that the “mini-bike” style of frame was really catching on, and we high-lighted 10 models so readers could