Hi Electrom Supporters
As most of you probably know, we’ve surpassed our funding target and then some. This will allow the Electrom project to move forward and soon we will be able to present the Electrom 1 Production Sample.
There’s a lot to do in the creation of a new vehicle type, but we are well on our way. Over the past two weeks we have been busy researching and placing orders for component samples.
One of the selections made recently was the choice of hub motor. A sample set of Golden Motor Compny Magic Pie II 20 inch wheel-motors (front and rear) has been ordered and will arrive shortly. The Magic Pie II motors met the criteria for weight, torque per Watt, and dependability. One of the best reasons for picking this motor is that the supplier is Canadian based, and has a great track record. Check them out here. The Magic Pie uses a 273 mm stator motor, designed to offer a high torque-per-Watt ration in a direct drive motor.
Over the next few weeks we’ll bolt these motors onto the test bike and thoroughly explore their performance and reliability.
Stay tuned for many updates to follow.
We’ve spent the last couple of months showing the Electrom drawings around, and one of the most consistent requests has been that we update the body style to something more current. After much drawing and re-drawing we are please to present the new Electrom Stealth Body Style.
All of the body panels and tail box options are easily removable for maintenance and can be mix-and-matched.
The Electrom has been been featured in an article in Capital Magazine. It’s a print magazine here in Victoria BC. Below is a link to the digital edition, look for the Electrom on page 63.
I was delighted to be invited to make a presentation about the Electrom at Latitude Geographics last week. They have a Brown Bag Speaker program where they provide lunch for their employees and invite a speaker in give a talk about something current and usually tech-related. It was my first such presentation so I hope I didn’t drag it out too much. Many thanks to Steven Myhill-Jones and the team at Latitude for having me.
Elisha Burrows of Kinofact Films and Zsofin Sheehy, https://www.zsofinsheehy.com/, have been helping me make a pitch video for the upcoming Electrom Indegogo crowdfunding campaign. I’m amazed by how much better professionals make film look. Special thanks to Erin McGuigan for acting as our model.
I took the Electrom downtown the other night to see a show. I sure like just rolling onto the sidewalk to park.
On the weekend of March 3-4, the Electrom made an appearance at the Vancouver Bike Show. The show was very well attended and the exposure for the Electrom was very good. As an ironic twist, the booth I was given was right next to the Trials demo area. Boy did that take me back a few years. Thanks Elisha Burrows for the photos