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Here in one of the entries to our Green Project Contest. Maker Marque Cornblatt shows you how he converted a gasoline motorcycle into an electric cycle.


Have you checked out our Green Projects Contest yet? Some clever, fun projects and ideas have been submitted. Vote for the ones you like. Put up your own projects, grab your “tag,” and spread it across the interwebs. Get your social network to vote for your projects. Tag Your Green!

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Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture, including the first book about the web (Mosaic Quick Tour) and the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Building Robots. He is currently working on a best-of collection of his writing, called Borg Like Me.


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  1. rommie says:

    Not to split hairs or anything.. But this is far from zero emissions if it’s plugged into a wall socket to charge.. Beef doesn’t come from grocery stores it comes from cows like electricity doesn’t come from the wall it comes from generally coal fired or nuclear power plants. so electric vehicle != zero emission vehicle..

    In fact. i think it’s actually impossible to make a zero emissions vehicle. even the power source of a bicycle (read: human) requires fuel that generates a lot of greenhouse gas to create/move to the person/process (cook).

    neat project though. i wouldn’t mind piddling around nyc on one of these every now and then.