Efficient Vehicles

I read a study that measured the efficiency of locomotion for various species on the planet. The condor used the least energy to move a kilometer. And, humans came in with a rather unimpressive showing, about a third of the way down the list. It was not too proud a showing for the crown of creation. So, that didn’t look so good. But, then somebody at Scientific American had the insight to test the efficiency of locomotion for a man on a bicycle. And, a man on a bicycle, a human on a bicycle, blew the condor away, completely off the top of the charts.

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Welcome

About twenty years ago when I bought this domain I had some pretty ambitious plans for it: a worldwide empire selling high-end small electric vehicles. As is so often the case, reality intervened and I got sucked out of the field of electric mobility and into the considerably more booming field of web development. What can I say? It was 1999, I was happily stuck in an out-of-the-way college town, and I was trying to get while the getting was good.

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