Seven in Brooklyn (adapted from a photo by Lou Dubois)Seven in Brooklyn, NYIMW 7 (207 MPGe) vs Mitsubishi i-MiEV (112 MPGe)Seven At Adler Planetarium Future Tech Night 2013Team IMW at X PrizeEPA tested: 207 MPGe

  • Building a battery warmer for a Wheego LiFe

    We added a 2013 Wheego LiFe to our fleet. It didn’t come with a cold weather package and I was worried about charging the battery pack when the temperature was below freezing. Here is the DIY solution we created to protect the battery in winter.

    Take one panel of Owens Corning closed sell rigid insulation foam board and cut it to the size of the bottom of the car’s battery box. Dig out any channels necessary for it to fit tight against the box, as well as a channel for an electric cord. Place an electric under-floor radiant heating mat in the center of the foam. Fiberglass the mat to the side with the channels. Fiberglass the opposite side as well (for strength). Add metal hooks to attach the heater to the underneath of the car. A brief video introduction of the project can be found on our Facebook page.…


  • What’s New

    01.07.15 - Former fellow XPRIZE competitor, Spira, has loaned us an EV prototype to test drive.

    12.01.14 - Kevin was a guest on the Bishop On Air radio show (WMAY 970 AM) to discuss EV charging stations along Route 66.

    06.26.14 – We’re now required reading. The University of Virginia School of Engineering and Applied Science has selected Jason Fagone’s book, Ingenious, to be this year’s Common Reading Experience title.


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