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welcome: new here? start with this entry!

emissionless.ch is about the every-day practiabilities of electric motoring, related concepts, diy-solutions and ideas, musings about where our energy comes from, my various longer trips (ev’s in india!) using electric power only and, above all, a special vehicle type called the TWIKE. during the last 8 years, i’ve clocked over 230’000kms driving various ev’s – […]

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TDAF2016: Planning update

Planning for TW560’s 2016 adventure – TDAF2016 – is complete… well, as complete as it needs it to be 🙂 As last year’s trip pushed our limits somewhat, JC and I decided that this year’s trip would be focusing on the nicer sides of TWIKEing: Mountains & the sea. Fortunately, we live in a corner […]

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560@ … TWIKEs in Interesting Places (TIP) – A campaign for 2016

TWIKE’s are timeless pieces of design. Every time I enter an old Italian city center square or a French village, a TWIKE doesn’t feel out of place – It just … seems to belong there and represent a past future we’re still waiting for. After having a little fun at a Tesla store end of […]

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Geneva Motor Show 2016 – mixed emotions

Geneva Motor Show – 10 years of visiting this event with an eye on electric mobility. Will we finally have the electric breakthrough? [Spoiler alert: Sadly, no] There are some signs, though. The image above is Rimac’s concept_one car, a 800kW, 1000+bhp all-electric supercar. Interestingly it is the #1 image hit when you search for […]

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New motor burn-in trip

After TW560’s recent motor replacement Seb, a long-time reader of emissionless.ch, wished me luck with my next 191k. Since we hadn’t met for quite a while, I answered his comment by proposing a trip to perform a thorough burn-in for TW560’s new electric motor… and whilst doing so we could meet for some good food […]

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Getting ready for #geneva #gvamotorshow

Usually, when someone starts talking to me about things like electric cars aren’t clean, because the electricity is dirty and the like, my answer usually is: That is a fascinating point we should definitely have an extended dialogue about one evening … and you’re buying the wine. But what if I can’t have this dialogue […]

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TDAF2016: A new TWIKE adventure

JC and I have started planning our newest TWIKE adventure. It will be a relaxed 9-10 day trip in June 2016 – taking us up to the highest points in Europe and back down to the sea. Can you guess where we’re heading? More to follow soon.

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A quick visit to Vienna – TW560 travels to Vienna on its own!

Finally, I get to go to Vienna again! With my new job I’m travelling considerably less than before and have no direct responsibility for Austria anymore. An upcoming series of official functions in Vienna, however, have me fully booked for 2 days and I thought to myself hmm… how about extending the trip to visit […]

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Every 191000 km…you’d better have a spare ready!

Last week I was driving at 90 km/h on the A1 motorway on my way from and to a next meeting as suddenly TW560 started losing speed. No noise, no grinding, no error messages – just no acceleration. Eventually, after changing the controller display to show raw inverter messages the inverter showed me a F06 […]

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Battieres: Current status & how to keep them healthy

Batteries: the most important part of an electric vehicle and the most expensive part, too! EV drivers always obsess about remaining capacity (…especially the ones that use their EV for more than just their daily commute) and which external factors can contribute to capacity loss…and what can be done to preserve capacity as much as […]

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Season’s greetings & Welcome 2016!

Season’s greetings to everyone & thank you for reading this blog in 2015! emissionless.ch/emissionslos.ch has seen its visitor numbers double in 2015 – I’m humbled by the sheer amounts of people reading my musings and following my adventures! 2015 has been a very good year for TW560: Many one-day / multiple-day trips, an epic pan-European […]