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Hate electric cars? Think they’re glorified golf carts that only a tree-huggin’ vegan would be seen dead in? Well, here’s the news: everyone started there, but you’ve gotta be blind not to see that electric cars right now are taking over the world. They’re super-car fast, micro-car frugal, and best of all, they’re dolphin-friendly. If you love saving the planet, you’ll love It’s Electric, the web’s most highly-charged electric car podcast.

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Hate electric cars? Think they’re glorified golf carts that only a tree-huggin’ vegan would be seen dead in? Well, here’s the news: everyone started there, but you’ve gotta be blind not to see that electric cars right now are taking over the world. They’re super-car fast, micro-car frugal, and best of all, they’re dolphin-friendly. If you love saving the planet, you’ll love It’s Electric, the web’s most highly-charged electric car podcast.

    A Very Detailed EUC Discussion with Chris Yim

    A Very Detailed EUC Discussion with Chris Yim

    Afeez has a fanboy moment on today’s episode of It's Electric! Chris Yin joins him today to have a heavy discussion about rideables, more specifically EUC’s! The guys get into a huge talk about everything from policy and education, to which EUC’s are their absolute favorites! They also share their opinions on where EUC education is lacking, and which companies have run into snags and obstacles on their quest to create the best possible electric unicycles for the rider!
     
    How learning to ride an EUC differs from other means of transportation. How different wheels stack up against one another, and Chris’ too 3 wheels of all time. Making the most of various wheels and what goes into enjoying certain makes and models. The complete lack of education surrounding etiquette where rideables are concerned. Which wheels have had issues and obstacles to overcome during their development?   
    “Every wheel has a different physics, every wheel has a different comfort to it”
    “As soon as a new wheel comes out I get kind of a craving”
    “I just want to experience as much as possible”
    “People kind of have a knee-jerk reaction against training”
    “I always start with a wheel, any wheel, with a lack of trust”
    “There’s no perfect EUC company”
    “You need to be able to fix your wheel because you’re not going to have a shop”
     
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    Building An Electric Skateboard with Shaz!

    Building An Electric Skateboard with Shaz!

    Shaz created his own electric skateboard! He’s joining Afeez on It’s Electric! today to discuss the parts and process of building his own rideable, and his motivations for doing so. From mobility and freedom to the lack of sweat they generate, personal electric transportation has perks! The guys also talk about the state of the world’s carbon dioxide levels, and what we could be doing on an individual level to help slow things down. Tune in for your weekly charge of EV entertainment and information!
     
    What do you need to know to build an electric skateboard. Preferences in ride type, and why Chaz chose the components he did. Being a cyclist in London, and how a rideable experience differs. The global rate of carbon dioxide production, and what we could be doing about it.  
    “There’s a whole wide range of motors that exist”
    “It’s not the best feeling jumping into a meeting after cycling”
    “We should be moving away from fossil fuels as a fuel source for our homes”
     
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    IE077 Legalization, Registration, Insurance, Oh My!

    IE077 Legalization, Registration, Insurance, Oh My!

    Michael, Nero and Andrew join Afeez on today’s episode of It’s Electric! Today’s topic? Should electric rideables be legalized, insured and registered? The guys have different points of view, and being up a ton of valid points both for and against registration, safety, and certifications! They also discuss their own circumstances, and uses for their rideables, and which way they think policy makers should go their decision making process. Should there be age limits? Should there be inspections? Should you be required to obtain a license? Listen in as they create their own policies right here on air, and find out which one of these fine gentlemen have been stopped by the police for riding their electric scooter!
     
    EV Man’s perspective on whether or not they should be legal, insured and registered. Nero’s point of view on the subject of legalization and registration. Michael talks about multilevel certification and his views on legalization Afeez shares his own perspective on each topic and what he feels ridiculous about the entire thing  
    “Anything with a motor by its definition is a motor vehicle according to the government”
    “We can’t rely on common sense or parenting”
    “There’s a difference between an electric unicycle and a scooter”
     
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    • 57 min
    What is the Balance Between Policy, Safety, and Personal Electric Transportation

    What is the Balance Between Policy, Safety, and Personal Electric Transportation

    It’s Electric! has been in heavy discussions lately about Personal Electric Transportation and the policies that govern them. In this week’s episode, Afeez is joined by Terenig Topjian to talk about how the laws being considered makes sense, how they don’t, and how they could be improved upon. He also stresses the importance of basing policy on actually data, and why using existing bike laws as a precedent may not be such a bad idea.
     
    What rideable policy concerns and voter ID laws have in common Do we even have a safety problem? Are bike laws applicable for rideables? Should we be measuring power or speed for regulatory purposes? Show us the data!  
    “Are we applying car logic to this problem?”
    “When you pass a law, it’s usually because there is a problem and you want to address it”
    “Why are we comparing these things to cars? We should be comparing them to bicycles”
    “Speed is what dictates safety and danger”
    “Mobility should be a human right”
     
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    Getting Got by Gotway with Michael Quintana

    Getting Got by Gotway with Michael Quintana

    Welcome to It’s Electric! with Afeez Kay. This week, we’re welcoming the extremely creative Michael Quintana onto the show to talk about electric unicycles. They weren’t always the beautiful works of art they are today. Once upon a time they were clunky and felt more like a gimmick than a viable means of transportation. But in modern times, these personal electric vehicles are serious business. They save people money, help with the congestion issues in major city centres, and even put the riders in a better mood for the rest of the day (and who doesn’t want to be in a better mood?). As they grow in popularity, the policy creators and lawmakers are finding themselves uneducated and behind the times, and as a result, they’re holding back progress that could be made in making our world a cleaner and better place. Today Afeez and Michael geek out about their favourite models, the benefits of riding, and what needs to change to make the experience a better one.
     
    How Michael found Electric Vehicles, more importantly the Electric unicycle. The most important feature of the Z10. Why training on the grass is a (somewhat) good idea. Why don’t Electric unicycles make sense to lawmakers and policy creators? The huge benefits of using a rideable EV, and the comparisons between life with them and life with cars. Why banning personal electric vehicles is the wrong move completely.  
    “It’s not that you don’t want the exercise, but you don’t want to get to work hot and sweaty”
    “This can actually expand the gap and actually be the whole mile”
    “It’s, hand down, the best looking wheel on the planet right now”
    “Weather changes the game. Even road surface changes the game.”
    “People automatically assume it’s dangerous”
    “You’re not going to ban feet because someone walked into traffic, are you?”
     
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    • 41 min
    eRide and Legislation with Jean Jose Garcia Monila

    eRide and Legislation with Jean Jose Garcia Monila

    Jean Jose Garcia Monila joins Afeez on today’s episode of It’s Electric! to discuss legislation in Ireland, and how it impacts the use of rideable electric vehicles. With more electric scooters, skateboards and unicycles hitting the streets, it’s obvious that people are noticing the positive change they can make. The problem is that with their growing popularity, it’s becoming more difficult to navigate the laws surrounding them. In some countries see them as toys, rather than motorized vehicles, they are barely regulated at all. Other countries have made them completely illegal, making it impossible to drive them without a plate and insurance, which is impossible to get presently. Police are beginning to crack down on riders, and the punishments seem small for now, but what are the possible ramifications? Why are law-makers impeding progress? How can we make the use of rideables not only legal, but completely safe in the eyes of the government and the general public? All of this and more will be discussed right here on this episode of It’s Electric!
     
    Challenges for rideable users in Ireland, vehicles are being seized by police What are the alternatives? What is being done to legalize electric  rideable vehicles?  
    “These vehicles are not toys, they are actually a viable means of transportation that can help reduce air pollution and congestion”
    “Lately they have been cracking down”
    “Electric rideables are the cleanest option right now besides walking and biking”
     
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