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"Today, it is not about going faster... it is about living better and consuming less fuel"
"Where there is no vision, the people perish" Proverbs 29:18 King James Bible
Read how we streamlined Terry Hershner's Electric Zero.
See how Vetter Streamlining helped his batteries go twice as far.
See how last May he crossed America in less than six days on electricity!
See how they prepared: "Fixing problems"
9 PM Cal time, November 20: Terry Hershner just phoned me: He and his little R2D2, Chelsea were doing well on his 2nd cross electric country attempt, making it from California to Florida, when a nail in the rear tire did him in. He was able to plug the hole and get to get to a motorcycle shop. But his little Zero motorcycle - that should weigh around 300 pounds - is stuffed so full of batteries and chargers that it now weighs 1000 pounds - or more. The shop hoist could not lift it. They could not change the tire.
Terry had no choice but to continue on with the old tire. It held air but apparently the internal structure of the tire was damaged. Vibration began and then got worse. Finally, the vibration became unbearable and destroyed something electrical. The motor stopped working.
I suspect that he will rent a truck to continue to Orlando. Terry is undaunted. We spent the rest of the phone call discussing all the new things he has learned. I am sure that when he returns to my shop in California, we will be designing and building equipment that will solve these new problems. I know this man. He will try it again.
"It is easy to solve a problem once you identify the problem"
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