As tailored from Inexperienced Envy Racing, with permission.
Thank goodness the horses have been too sluggish! Eva Hakansson has all the time been focused on bikes, and energy, and pace — on a hyperfast electrical car. And the sensation of energy and pace is definitely rather more intense in full silence. However for just a few early life — from the age of 10 via 16 — she bought side-tracked into horses. Three Day Eventing horses, to be actual — which means that the identical horse would do dressage, cross-country, and present leaping throughout the identical occasion. She was truly extra within the horse gear than the horses themselves. She repaired all the things from saddles to rugs, and improved or invented new gear the place wanted.
Then she rediscovered her “tremendous energy” — welding. She is in her ingredient within the workshop. “I used to be born in Sweden in 1981. Each my dad and mom are mechanical engineers, and each my brothers are electrical engineers. I used to be the final one within the household to earn my engineering diploma. Identical to me, my dad constructed and raced bikes in evenings and weekends. My mother was his mechanic. I went to my first race observe within the child provider, and I’ve been focused on know-how so long as I can bear in mind. … My dad labored as an engineering advisor out of our house, and he had a full machine store within the basement. It wasn’t till a few years later I spotted how uncommon, and helpful, it was to know how you can machine, weld, and to produce other machine store expertise.”
“After I turned 16 — the authorized age to drive a light-weight motorbike in Sweden — I traded the horses for my first motorbike. The 125 cc Moto Guzzi Stornello from 1972 was purchased as a pile of items. I helped my dad put it collectively, and it began on the primary kick after having been in items for 18 years.
“In 2007, on the age of 26, my dad agreed to assist me convert a bike to electrical drive; a venture that might match each the storage house and my pockets. The work took all of 2007, and the end result grew to become Sweden’s first street-legal motorbike — the ‘ElectroCat.’ Primarily based on a Cagiva Freccia C12R-90, a 125 cc Italian two-stroke motorbike, the electrical model has equal efficiency to the unique combustion engine motorbike. The ElectroCat handed the registration inspection and have become a avenue authorized car in Sweden in January 2008.”
Within the spring of 2008, the ElectroCat was invited to Swedish Parliament (The Riksdag). And so was Eva, to speak about the benefits of electrical automobiles.
Killajoule and Inexperienced Envy (her hyperfast electrical bikes) are an indication that eco-friendly may be quick and enjoyable. They display the potential of battery-powered low-emission autos. “Setting world data in a car you constructed with your individual fingers and that you simply journey is absolutely satisfying,” she says.
Eva’s mission is to indicate that racing is absolutely simply “eco-activism in disguise.” She makes use of the bizarre channel of high-speed racing to open folks’s eyes and minds to sustainable know-how. She additionally desires to encourage children to check STEM and to construct superb issues with their fingers. She desires to indicate that ladies may be wonderful engineers, and to encourage women and girls to take up a profession in science and know-how, to construct their very own hyperfast electrical car.
Replace: Eva is searching for sponsors for Inexperienced Envy. “After three journeys to Australia (2020, 2021, and 2022) with no single probability for a document try because of pandemic (2020), pandemic (2021), and flooding (2022), the price range is getting a bit skinny. We hope to get to Bonneville for the occasions in August and September, however worldwide transport is tougher than ever, however we’re protecting our fingers crossed. If we are able to’t get to Bonneville this yr, we can be again in Australia for 2023. ?
“Anybody can get their identify on the Inexperienced Envy, and the extra names we get, the sooner it will likely be! This hyperlink takes you on to your choices. There are cool perks, reminiscent of 3D printed Inexperienced Envy fashions.”
Bear in mind, quick is all the time in vogue!
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