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Pennsylvania To Consider Making NEVs Street Legal

Pennsylvania To Consider Making NEVs Street Legal

Pennsylvania, one of the few states still holding out against legalizing the use of Neighborhood Electric Vehicles (NEVs) on public roadways, may soon change its opposition to the idea.  Danny King, in a posting on Autoblog.com dated February 6, 2012, reported that the State Senate has passed bill that would allow the vehicles on roadways with a posted speed limit no higher than 25 mph as well as on some roads with posted speed limits as high as 35 mph.  Federal regulations allow such vehicles on all roads with speed limits up to 35 mph, but leave further regulations and restrictions up to individual municipalities and jurisdictions.  Currently 46 states allow their use. Sponsored by Senator Stewart Greenleaf, the bill must still go through the State House Of Representatives, where it stands a fairly good chance of Pennsylvania State Senator Stewart Greenleaf approval.  The measure would not include traditional golf carts for street legal use. Pike ...

March 18, 2015

Army Residence Community Has Good Things to Say!

Army Residence Community Has Good Things to Say!

“Anytime you make an investment, there are obvious uncertainties. Purchasing an electric vehicle that you know little about inherently has even more uncertainties. The Army Residence Community purchased two such vehicles. One 15 passenger shuttle bus and one 4 passenger vehicle that Moto Electric converted into a Security Vehicle for us. I scheduled a trip to Florida to visit Moto Electric Vehicles and its Owner. Because I was putting my reputation on the line to authorize the purchase of these two vehicles, I wanted to get a final feel about the company and its Owner. It was a worthwhile trip and after leaving, we truly felt as a company that Moto Electric Vehicles was a great company. This is a company with great integrity. Any issues with these vehicles were repaired without fanfare. They are unique vehicles and popular with our residents. I have no reservation recommending Moto Electric Vehicles and their team to anyone.“ -General Manager of Army Residence (A...

March 18, 2015

Calculate Your Carbon Footprint

Calculate Your Carbon Footprint

As Pam Hollis said, “I try to live by the philosophy that we can’t expect to make 100 percent change in any one thing.  Rather, it’s the 1 percent change in 100 different things that will make the biggest impact.” Moto Electric Vehicles is proud to join the 1 percent that is attempting to save ]our environment, while reducing our dependence on gasoline, directly lowering the cost of transportation. Want to calculate your carbon footprint?  Want to see how much it would change if you drove an electric vehicle?  Now you can! Visit the Earth Day Network's Footprint Calculator at http://www.earthday.org/footprint-calculator and see how your daily activities affect our planet.  The result will most likely provide food for thought -- and you just may learn something!

March 18, 2015

Earth Day - Then And Now

Earth Day - Then And Now

April 22, 2012 will mark the 42nd anniversary of the Earth Day movement.  Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson came up with the concept of a day dedicated to the environment after witnessing the destruction caused by a massive oil spill off the coast of Santa Barbara, California in 1968. Two years later, with the help of Republican Congressman Peter McCloskey and a staff of 85, the first Earth Day was celebrated by 20 million Americans Former Wisconsin Senator Garylord Nelson in coast-to-coast rallies supporting environmental causes from cleaning up polluting factories and toxic dumps to preserving wildlife and natural habitats.  At the time, Earth Day was a purely American celebration, and led to the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency, as well as passage of the Clean Air, Clean Water and Endangered Species Acts. Twenty years later, Earth Day went global, involving 200 million people in 141 countries, and greatly boosting worldwide recycling efforts....

March 18, 2015

2012 Earth Day Events

2012 Earth Day Events

Locations the world over will be holding special events to celebrate Earth Day on April 22, 2012.  Below is a listing of a few of them.  Check with your local municipality and civic groups for activities in your area – and get involved! Earth Day On The National Mall - Washington, DC (USA) Earth Day 2011 On The National Mall April 22, 2012 12:00pm to 7:00 pm The centerpiece of our country's Earth Day celebrations has always been the rally and other activities on the National Mall.  This year's attendees will get to hear top musical talent, hear presentations from prominent speakers and celebrities, see renewable energy demonstrations and take part in interactive exhibits.  http://act.earthday.org/event/earth-day-national-mall-0 Earth Day Cleanup At The National Zoo – Washington, DC  (USA) April 22, 2012 8:00 am to 10:00 am Participants will join zoo staff members in picking up litter and sorting it into recyclables and trash.&nbs...

March 18, 2015

Moto Maintenance Tips - Wiring Inspection

Moto Maintenance Tips - Wiring Inspection

Today our topic is wiring inspection.  Over time, wiring connections can become loose or corroded.  You should check your wiring as follows: 1. Perform a visual inspection of all battery and motor cables. If there is any green or white build-up, this is corrosion. You can clean it with soapy water or a battery terminal cleaner found at any parts store. Simply wash the terminals with cleaner and, if necessary, use a stiff (non-metallic) brush.  Severe or rusty build-up can indicate loose battery connections.  Tighten any loose connection or battery damage will occur. 2. After checking and cleaning primary connections, disconnect main battery connection to prevent short circuits. Check the various plugs at controller, dash, stereo and any other location you find them.  Unplug these connections and look for burned pins. Look for a powdery white build-up, etc.  Clean any pins that are not shiny looking. You can then get a dielectric grease compound to app...

March 18, 2015

Rosemary Beach Realty get their 6 Passenger Bubble Buddy!

Rosemary Beach Realty get their 6 Passenger Bubble Buddy!

“We just got our Bubble Buddy and our agents are thrilled. Your delivery guy was so patient and explained all the features and how to use them. This will be an impressive addition for our team as they show property. Thanks to you, this was a most pleasurable experience. We couldn’t be happier!”

March 18, 2015

Langley, WA To Allow Golf Carts On Public Roads

Langley, WA To Allow Golf Carts On Public Roads

Brian Kelly, Editor of the South Whidbey Record, reported on January 29, 2012 that the Langley City Council has given its unanimous approval for the creation of a “golf cart zone”, which would allow electric golf carts on some city streets.  The measure would not apply to gasoline-powered golf carts, and golf cart owners would be required to make some modifications to their vehicles in order to drive them on Langley’s roads. Langley Mayor Larry Kwarsick noted that Washington State Law allows golf carts on city streets with a speed limit of 25 mph or less, but his city will require additional safety equipment.  The law would require golf carts to have lights, turn signals, a safety flag on a 5-foot pole, and a city license costing $30 annually.  The vehicles would not be allowed in bike lanes or on sidewalks, but be restricted to the same areas which allow regular Langley Mayor Larry Kwarsick & Wife, Carol vehicles now, and be subject...

March 18, 2015

Florida Considers Outlawing Texting & Driving

Florida Considers Outlawing Texting & Driving

Jim Turner's Blog at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com reported on February 21, 2012 that Florida's Senate Budget Committee had given its support to a bill aimed at outlawing texting while driving any motor vehicle (including NEVs and LSVs) on Florida's roads, clearing the way for consideration of the measure by the entire State Senate. SB 416 would have made texting while driving a secondary offense in the state, meaning that drivers would not be stopped for the offense itself, but would have received a ticket for it if law enforcement saw a driver texting or reading texts while committing any other driving infraction. Senator Nancy Detert (R-Venice) introduced the bill, aimed at making Florida's roads safer by cutting down on distracted driving. Under the measure, a driver would still be allowed to check text messages while the Florida State Senator Nancy Detert (R-Venice) vehicle is idling but not moving. The fine for a first offense would be $30. A similar measure ...

March 18, 2015

Moto Maintenance Tips - Wiring Inspection

Moto Maintenance Tips - Wiring Inspection

Today our topic is wiring inspection.  Over time, wiring connections can become loose or corroded.  You should check your wiring as follows: 1. Perform a visual inspection of all battery and motor cables. If there is any green or white build-up, this is corrosion. You can clean it with soapy water or a battery terminal cleaner found at any parts store. Simply wash the terminals with cleaner and, if necessary, use a stiff (non-metallic) brush.  Severe or rusty build-up can indicate loose battery connections.  Tighten any loose connection or battery damage will occur. 2. After checking and cleaning primary connections, disconnect main battery connection to prevent short circuits. Check the various plugs at controller, dash, stereo and any other location you find them.  Unplug these connections and look for burned pins. Look for a powdery white build-up, etc.  Clean any pins that are not shiny looking. You can then get a dielectric grease compound to app...

March 18, 2015