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Born in Germany in 1947, my parents and I came to America in 1948. I grew up in Omaha, Nebraska and attended college in Texas and then in England. I spent ten years in the ministry and almost as many in the airline industry. I started an Internet business in 1993 and founded EV World in 1998. Now I am launching Quikbyke, a spin-off of EV World focused on the destination tourism market.

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Electric Airliners Coming... But Who Will Fly Them?

Recently two startups, Wright Electric and Zunum Aero, along with Airbus have announced plans to develop all-electric short-haul commuter airliners, e-liners. But given the growing shortage of pilots, who will fly them?

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Toyota Real Electric Car Challenge

So, Toyota's decided to get back into the battery EV game yet again, but it may be a lot harder both in terms of competition and technology.

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With All Due Respect Sir, Fuel Cell Cars Are Still EVs

Are electric cars a technological dead end and are carmakers missing an opportunity by not working more aggressively to help the planet transition to a bright hydrogen-fueled future?

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How Online Shopping Is Propelling a Shift to Electric Vehicles

Parcel delivery and postal services in Europe are starting to replace their fossil-fueled vans and trucks with electric models to not only save money but also dramatically cut urban air pollution, which is being accelerated by the proliferation of e-commerce and online shopping.

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What An EV World Weekend!

While a 'gaggle' of open-wheel race cars are careening about the streets of central Paris, a solo pilot soars alone over the Pacific in a four-engined airplane; and what they all have in common is they all are battery-powered.

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Tesla Model 3: The Market Just Roared

As of Elon Musk's last tweet, Tesla had pre-orders for some 276,000 Model 3 electric sedans, but mine isn't one of them... yet.

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Candidly Bernie

The Young Turks' Cenk Uygur sits down just three days ago with U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, who is running to be the Democratic Party candidate for President of the United States, and asks him some very pointed questions about his campaign, especially the virtual media blackout on his rallies.

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Barbados and the Tide of Current American Politics

Party officials and political pundits have been caught off-guard by the totally unexpected rise of Donald Trump and Senator Bernie Sanders, but if they knew more about the history of Barbados, they wouldn't have been.

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OMG! America Hasn't Reached 1 Million Plug-In Cars

One of President Obama's stated goals during his first term was to see a million electric-drive cars on the nation's streets and roads by 2015. Well, that year's come and gone and we aren't even close. So..?

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2016: The Year of Quikbyke

For the better part of two years, we've been working on launching a spin-off of EV World called ePEDALER. In 2015, we changed the name, we raised private capital, and we won a matching grant to build our first prototype Quikbyke Q•pod electric bicycle rental kiosk. Now we're set, in 2016, to turn a dream into reality.

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Here's Why We Don't Endorse Electric Hoverboards

As the publisher of EV World I continually get emails from firms offering us hoverboards to sell to our readers. Here's why we don't.

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Quikbyke Begins Its MVP Journey

It's fairly easy to create a minimally viable product when you're talking software, but what's an MVP for a hardware-based service enterprise? Our Quikbyke startup is about to find out.

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Information 'Hiatus' Progress Report

The renovation of our new home is proceeding apace and we heard on that NeDED prototype grant.

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A Temporary Information Hiatus

EV World's publisher and 'chief bottle washer' just bought a new home, well not new, new, but newer and it needs a lot of TLC...

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Here's What Car Dealers Need to Tell You About Buying An Electric Car

Cheap gasoline prices appear to be driving the sales of larger, less fuel-efficient automobiles over spring and summer in the United States, with sales of hybrids and plug-ins slumping to a five-year low of just over 3 percent of total U.S. car fleet.

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