Barriers The energy of running water has been exploited for very many years. However, traditional approaches have suffered disadvantages due to environmental factors. Building a dam across a river floods the land that would otherwise be available for use, alters the landscape, affects the local community that would have lived and worked on the flooded land, alters the character of the river, and prevents the free movement of fish; Diverting a river affects the nature of the countryside and does not lend itself to use on a large scale.
Otago Daily Times Filed Under: ATV Utility Vehicle Hunting Buggy - The rear electric atv motor is visible mounted on the rear axle of the Barefoot Motors electric ATV prototype Electric all-terrain vehicles may not impress the dune-and trail-riding crowd that rides for recreation, but a few small companies expect organic farmers and vineyard growers will pay a premium to gather cattle and spray vines without the carbon footprint of a gas vehicle.
While automakers are toiling to produce electric cars that will fit the demands of American drivers, Ashland-based Barefoot Motors is on the verge of turning out heavy-duty electric ATVs that can go 50 miles on a charge costing about 90 cents.
She'd like to haul her spraying equipment without fogging the vines with exhaust fumes, and the electric ATV motors could get free power from the vineyard's solar panels. It's even more cost-efficient for farms producing their own power from solar panels or manure digesters, and as gas prices go up.
Barefoot is not the first electric ATV coming to market. Bad Boy Buggies in Natchez, Mississippi, has vehicles intended for hunters.
The high price of Barefoot's model comes from the lithium iron phosphate batteries, the same technology General Motors is putting in the Chevrolet Volt electric car.
Some have gone to underground mining operations and electric utilities where the lack of exhaust and short turning radius are a plus. But Scheder-Bieschin said customers don't have to compromise on performance, as long as their needs fit the vehicle.
Farms smaller than 1, acres are perfect for using electric ATV motors. The vehicle can work the morning, get recharged at lunch, and go back out in the afternoon, all while staying close to their power source.
There may be people who love their noise, who love their Harleys. But a guy going up and down the rows of a vineyard doesn't like the noise, doesn't like the fumes. If we can get 10, of those guys every year we'll be happy.
But he finds it hard to justify the expense of buying an electric ATV for gathering cows and fixing fences until there are tax incentives. Barefoot's majority owner, Mary Jo Gresens, said the company plans to start slowly, producing vehicles in the first year and growing with the awareness of global warming.
But engineers Dave Mounce and Eli Schless have put the production model together from the ground up, taking care to reduce drag from things like brakes and improve efficiency from the drivetrain and steering, which translates into greater range.
Components will be outsourced - batteries from China, most of the rest from the US - and assembled in Ashland. Barefoot expects to expand its staff from five people to as many as 15 when production gets going.
The company started in Santa Rosa, California, inand moved to Oregon to be closer to the growing organic farming and vineyard market and take advantage of Gov. Ted Kulongoski's efforts to promote green energy. Current tax credits for electric vehicles apply only to on-road vehicles, but the budget pending in the Legislature would go even further to promote renewable sources of electricity, particularly solar, said Jillian Schoene, a spokeswoman for the governor.
The driving experience is unrivalled while able to haul four people with plenty of room for cargo. It is much more technologically advanced than the Stealth 4x4, both the Stealth Nighthawk and Stealth Apache models.
The increased ground clearance and independent coil over front suspension offers superior performance in and around all types of terrain. The HuntVe 4x4 standard equipped 4 wheel braking and programmable motor braking will enable you to travel down the hills just as easily as you traveled up them.
With the outstanding handling characteristics of the self adjusting rack and pinion steering combined with unprecedented turning radius you can easily maneuver around in the smallest areas.
Not only will you experience more game but with the patented comfort ride system you will also enjoy your hunting experience roaming quietly in and around your property. With just a little routine maintenance your HuntVe will be worry free for years to come.
For less demanding environments the HuntVe 4x2 and HuntVe 4x2 Sport offer the power of a 20 HP motor with a amp electronic controller and locking rear differential.
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