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Andy Meek

June 23

Sam Paschel, the still relatively new CEO of California-based electric bikemaker Zero Motorcycles, has been riding conventional motorbikes for most of his life. Which helps explain why, after spending more than 20 years in various leadership positions at consumer brands like Skullcandy, Burton Snowboards and Giro Sport Design, his curiosity was stoked when he got offered the top job at Zero.

Naturally, before he took over as CEO in February, he decided to go for a ride… expand full story

June 2

Ohio-based commercial truck maker Workhorse showed off its W-15 electric truck – which could end up being the first electric pickup to market – in early May at the Advanced Clean Transportation Expo in Long Beach, California.

An executive says the company has now transitioned from having a concept vehicle to showcase and begun moving into production mode. That’s according to Workhorse’s business development manager John LaFleur, who added the company is deep into the engineering and design phase, currently finalizing elements like the chassis design and composite body structure. expand full story

June 1

Most of the clientele Andrew Davidge’s Santa Clara-based electric bicycle company attracts are people for whom biking has become a thing of the past, the bike itself an afterthought – maybe a once-in-a-while thing, if that.

Which is why one of the key draws the company he founded – Vintage Electric Bikes, which started shipping its first bikes in 2013 and which is launching a new fifth model in June – is the design of its rides. The idea is pretty straightforward, marrying simple, California-built bikes with the chrome-laden charm of old, classic cars… expand full story

May 4

[Editor’s note: This interview provided by contributor Andy Meek]

For high-profile car designer Henrik Fisker, these are “exciting times.”

That’s what he tweeted in recent days to describe his anticipation for the arrival of August, which is when he plans to unveil his flashy new electric car prototype – the EMotion, a pricey low-volume effort which Fisker is positioning as a competitor to something like the Tesla Model S. expand full story

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