– If I send you pictures of my science project, can you publish it on your blog?
It is possible, particularly if it is related to electric vehicles. More information under “Contact“.
– May I use your photos?
Yes, you are welcome to use our photos free of charge for editorial purposes as long as your article or post promote electric vehicles, sustainability, the KillaJoule, Eva Hakansson or other topics covered on this website in a positive way. The only exception is photos that are explicitly marked with “permission required”.
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– Can I get a ride in the KillaJoule?
No, I am sorry (unless you are no taller than 5 ft 2 inches (1.58 meters) and make me an offer that I cannot resist (see below)).
– Is the KillaJoule for sale?
Pretty much everything is for sale to the right price. Keep in mind that just the parts in the KillaJoule cost more than a normal family home….
– This racing seems very wasteful with travel, components etc. How can you promote low emission vehicles when you waste this much energy?
You are pointing out a difficult balance and that it sometimes takes a little bit of “wasting” to generate much bigger savings. If my racing program can result in many more people switching to electric cars, the decreased environmental impact will be many times greater than the impact from the racing program, resulting in total positive result. If it also can result in more kids deciding to pursue a career in science and technology, that may also improve their lives and increase the chances of finding technological solutions to our environmental problems and other problems such as diseases.
We are doing the best we can to keep the footprint small from our racing program. We re-charge the KillaJoule at the track from a quiet bio-diesel powered generator, and at home using electricity from the solar panels on our roof. Computers, lights in the shop and all other electricity we use at our home base including for our Nissan Leaf electric car is also from our solar panels. We are also buying used parts when we can. Bill and I also try to live a environmentally conscious life style by buying second hand, eating mostly vegetarian, local, and organic, and use our electric car as our primary car.
– You must be rich to be able to do all this fun stuff.
No, I am far from rich. However, I am not poor either. I sometimes joke that “racing keeps me poor”, but that is just an expression to explain how expensive racing it. Compared to most people on this planet, and I am very rich and very privileged. It is nothing I really deserved, I was just lucky enough to be born in a peaceful, rich part of the world. I am trying to use that privilege to make this planet a slightly better place to live by promoting energy efficient technology, equality, and education.
Cover photo by Scott Sneddon/DIY Photography