Welcome to our listing of specially selected resources on the Internet. If you are interested in any of the subjects of this website, you will likely find helpful and interesting resources on this page.
The American Hydrogen Association: The
American Hydrogen Association (AHA) is a non-profit association of individuals and
institutions who are dedicated to the promotion of inexpensive, clean and safe hydrogen
Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI): The Electric Power Research Institute, Inc. (EPRI) conducts research and development relating to the generation, delivery and use of electricity for the benefit of the public.
Technologies: This comprehensive site reviews more than 30
transportation technologies; some operational, some under development, and some
conceptual. A must-visit site for anyone interested in innovative transportation
United States Department of Energy: This site provides information on a broad range of environmental, energy, and scientific subjects.
Environment & Global Warming
United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP):
This site has the latest information on global warming and climate change.
California Air Resources Board: CARB (now ARB) operates under the umbrella of the California Environmental Protection Agency. The site contains lots of good technical and product information.
Electric & Hybrid Vehicles
Plug-In Hybrid Development Consortium: The Plug-In Hybrid Development Consortium is made up of component suppliers working together to accelerate the commercial production of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs).
50 Cycles Electric Bikes: 50 Cycles are a provider of electric
bikes and home of the Kalkhoff bike. Visit their website for
more details and other cycling accessories.
California Energy Commission (CEC): Great
site for EV and energy related information, as well as links to other sites.
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Hybrid & Fuel Cell Development Programs: Information on Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEVs), Fuel Cell Vehicle (FCVs) and other technologies being developed by the Department of Energy's (DOE's) NREL program. NREL is a national laboratory working in partnership with public and private organizations.
Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA):
Formerly the Electric Vehicle Association of the Americas, EDTA is now an
international association oriented toward supporting the development and use of battery,
hybrid and fuel cell electric drive technologies and infrastructure.
eGO Vehicles: The
eGO electric bicycle is energy efficient, practical and fun!
HybridCars.com: Major automobile
manufacturers are developing gasoline-electric hybrid vehicles in a push to dramatically
lower vehicle emissions and increase gasoline engine efficiency. This site reviews
the various offerings from the OEMs, and it provides technical information.
Phoenix Chapter Electric Auto Association:
The home page of the Phoenix Chapter of the Electric Auto Association (EAA).
Site includes information on electric vehicle races, events, books, and their monthly
meetings. The site also includes a listing of links to other EV related sites.
Sacramento Electric Vehicle Association (SEVA):
SEVA is an excellent source of up-to-date information and resources for EV
enthusiasts and builders. They publish a monthly newsletter entitled "EVUpdate."
Condensed copies of back issues are available online. SEVA is a chapter of the national
EAA (Electric Auto Association). You can join SEVA ($15.00, then $10.00 per year), or
print out a membership form online and join the national EAA ($35.00 per year). By joining
the national EAA, you automatically have membership in the EAA chapter closest to your
Information and resources for Hybrid Vehicles. This site provides a
lot of information for anyone who is interested in purchasing a Hybrid
Vehicle of any kind.
Hybrid Car Information and Resources:
This website, published by the Hybrid Car Organization, contains information and articles about hybrid cars, HEV's, electric cars, and gasoline electric technology.
Fuel Efficient Vehicles:
website is dedicated to helping us avoid such a horrible waste of resources,
climate, health, and life. Follow the latest postings at the News Room.
Solectria Corp: Solectria is a
designer and manufacturer of electric, hybrid electric, and fuel cell technology products,
including individual components and kits.
Honda Hybrid Vehicles. Honda's hybrid vehicles.
Nissan Leaf: Nissan's battery-electric vehicle.
Tesla Motors: One of the world's most advanced electric vehicles.
Buhrke.com- Metal Stampings
Company: This company offers metal stampings and assemblies,
precision metal stampings and progressive metal stamping.
Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE): SAE
Headquarters in Warrendale, PA, maintains the world's largest inventory of aerospace and
land transportation technical information. Abstracts of books and technical papers can be
accessed via their online search utility. You will also find information on events and
activities, and how to join the SAE. This is a must-visit site for aerospace and land
transportation professionals and enthusiasts.
Society of Automotive Engineers
(SAE) - Arizona Section: The Web site for the Arizona Section of the SAE.
It provides information on local activities, programs and events.
Eng-Tips Forums: Eng-Tips
Forums are 900+ independent peer-to-peer non-commercial support forums for Engineering
Professionals. Features include automatic e-mail notification of responses, a links
library, and member confidentiality is guaranteed.
Honda Parts Wholesale: Worldwide
distributor of replacement Honda auto parts. Also offers performance accessory
catalog for cars and trucks.
M. W. Bourne Co: Company
specializes in design, fiberglass products, and mold-making. Take a look at
the motorcycle-based three-wheeler on the main page.
GPS Tracking Device: GPS North America provides you with a GPS tracking device that is affordable. Our GPS vehicle tracking device is cost effective and has real-time vehicle location, mapping, and reporting.
Online Traffic School & Defensive Driving: Online Traffic School provides the complete information about the online
courses viz traffic school, defensive driving, point reduction,
driver improvement and driving safety for all 50 states in US.
Extended Auto Warranty: Get an extended auto warranty from Continental Warranty, the nation's leading extended warranty specialists.
Custom Auto Classifieds: Custom Auto Classifieds, Custom Cars News, Ride Show Off. Sell your Custom Car, get the latest Custom Car News or just Show Off your Ride.
Japanese Motors: We import low mileage engines, transmissions, body parts & accessories from Japan.
3-Wheelers.Com: This site offers a
comprehensive look at three-wheel cars from their inception until now. The site
contains lots of photos from owners and builders, plus historical information.
Davis Registry (Davis Three-Wheeled Vehicle):
The Davis Registry serves as a worldwide clearinghouse for information on the
Davis three-wheeled vehicle, which was manufactured in California from 1947 to 1949.
Jim's Page For Three Wheeling Cars:
Jim's page provides info and links to a variety of three wheel cars on the
Tilting Trikes: Max
Hall has put up a page showing the various tilting trikes from around the world.
These are three-wheel vehicles that bank into curves, like The Transit Innovations'
Project 32 Slalom.
International Human Powered Vehicle Association: Information, upcoming events and other Internet resources on human powered
Recumbent Cyclist News (RCN): If you want the latest information on recumbent bicycles, recumbent Cyclist
News is the place to find it.
National Bicycle Greenway: Home of the "Mayor's Ride" and the push for bicycle pathways in the United States.
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office: Site
offers much information on patents and trademarks, as well as a patent search utility.
FreePatentOnline.com: This site
provides fast, easy-to-use access to millions of patents. FreePatentsOnline.com now provides free PDF downloads. Many sites
charge $2 - $5 each to compile individual image files into a PDF and
let you download it. This site does it it for free.
Delphion: This site provides on-line
patent searches, as well as lots of related information on intellectual property. It
is sponsored by IBM, and replaces IBM's prior patent search site.
DIY Plans, Materials & Information
Plans & Information
Compumarine: Compumarine provides
boat plans showing amateur boatbuilders how to build cedar strip dinghies and canoes.
Plans include full-size patterns and a construction manual.
Gluhareff Pressure Jet Engines: This is the website run by Irina Gluhareff, current owner of
rights to the Gluhareff Pressure Jet Engine developed by her father,
Eugene M. Gluhareff.
Hoverclub of America: The
Hoverclub of America, Inc. is where you'll find the most up to date information and news
on hovering. They sponsor hovercraft events, and provide information on models, human
powered machines, recreational hovercraft and large military hovercraft. Members receive
their bimonthly newsletter, Hovernews.
Kit Car Links: This
is the biggest set of kit car links anywhere on the internet.
This site is easy to navigate and dedicated
to kit car and replica car websites.
Mertens-Goossens NA - Boat Plans Online: This
is a site oriented specifically to boat builders. They offer plans, books, supplies and
Stevenson Projects: This company
offers plans to many projects that were featured in Popular Mechanics and other magazines.
Popular Rotorcraft Association: The place to
get info and network with others about homebuilt rotorcraft.
Parts & Materials
KTA Services, Inc ; Complete line of electric vehicle components, including chargers, motors, and contactors. Reliable service and lots of helpful technical information.
Aerospace Composite Products: Fiberglass
resin and cloth, plus much online information.
Advanced Composite Materials: ACM
distributes all types of composite support materials, including vacuum bag films, liquids,
fabrics, kevlar, carbon fibers, fiberglass, and much more.
Aircraft Spruce & Specialty Co:
Suppliers of composite materials and aircraft components, catering to the home
builder. They have several supply centers in the U.S. and elsewhere. Their
"Last-A-Foam "is identical to the "Clark Board" specified in Doran
AM Castle Metals: Supplier of No.
321 stainless steel sheets for G8-2 jet engines. Thirty Sales Offices in the U.S.
Phone: 1-800-BUY-CSTL. For best availability, purchase No. 321 stainless in
most common sheet size of 36- x 120-inch.
Bolt Depot: Buy
nuts, bolts and other fasteners at Bolt Depot's online store.
Composites One Inc: Composites
One carries a full line of fiberglass materials and supplies. They have 14 locations
throughout the U.S. and Western Canada. Visit their website for more information, or call
888-225-5264 and your call will be automatically routed to the location nearest you.
Canadian Plywood Association: This
organization represents manufacturers of plywood and veneer products in Canada.
Their site offers free technical assistance, lots of free literature, fun do-it-yourself
plywood plans projects, and much more.
Fibre Glast Developments Corporation: This
is the world's largest mail order source of fiberglass materials. They also provide tips
on techniques and applications, as well as training videos and books on working with
J & S Supply: Suppliers of
urethane foam boardstock.
PartsHotlines Used Auto Parts
Search: Real time used auto parts search from salvage yards
across the United States.
Shopman Incorporated: Shopman is a
retail and wholesale supplier of marine, industrial, composite, and fiberglass products.
They are located in West Palm Beach, Florida, and will ship to your location. A good
source for urethane foam and fiberglass materials.
HKS Aviation: Company
manufacturers a 60 hp air cooled twin that can be used for light aircraft and hovercraft.
Honda Parts Wholesale: Worldwide
distributor of replacement Honda auto parts. Also offers performance accessory
catalog for cars and trucks.
Small Engine Warehouse: This
family-owned business stocks hundreds of models of small engines. They ship to any
destination in the world.
"600" Headquarters: A
source for Honda AN 600 parts, some of which are used on UrbaCar and Urba Electric.
Also see the eBay link:
U Need A Part: "U Need
A Part" is a powerful on-line locator for new, used, aftermarket, auto, truck and
motorcycle parts. They have about 250 auto recyclers from all around North America,
as well as bulletin boards and classified sections.
PWC Engines: Short Block Technologies offers a complete line of remanufactured engines for your Sea-Doo, Jet Ski, and other personal watercraft.
Boating Supplies: Pleasure Boat Marine, the place to feed your habit for boating supplies. We have something for every type of boating enthusiast.
Automega Dash Kits: The largest up-to-date selection of wood dash kits and woodgrain dashes available. Choose from real wood and molded dash kits, as well as real carbon fiber dashes.
Truck Light Bars: - Light Bars - Tyler Jenkins is the founder of T-Bilt and has been building Ford and Hummer lights bars by hand for over 12 years.
Bearings: PYC Bearing - Professional bearings
manufacturer in China.
Dog Guards: Specialist
supplier of Thule Car Roof Racks, Van Roof Racks, Boxes, Bars and Bike Racks.
Titanium Supplier: Titanium Metal Supply is a titanium supplier and stocking distributor as well as
a full service source of titanium mill products.
Marzee Water Jet Services: MarZee provides precision water jet cutting services. They specialize in production and prototype accuracy for aerospace, architecture, entertainment and environmental design. MarZee is a family-owned and operated business. You'll get the best price if you let them provide the material, and you provide the DXF file as a pattern. Marzee ships to US destinations.
Shields Premier Windscreens: This
company produces top-quality polycarbonate windshields and windows for racing and other
applications. Their windshields are produced with 100% optical clarity, and they can
stand up to windshield wipers, chemicals, and sand pitting. They have a variety of
stock windshields and canopies, and can make custom sizes and shapes as well.
provides insurance for homebuilt vehicles, plus a whole range of insurances, competitively
priced and 24 hours a day 365 days a year. You can get online quotes by answering
just a few questions.
Electrical Engineering Community: EEC offers various tools and calculators for electrical engineering. The resistance calculator is sure to come in handy!
Tony Foale Designs: Dedicated to
the interesting subject of motorcycle chassis design. Lots of articles and photos.
Principle source for the acclaimed book "Motorcycle Chassis Design" - the art and science. Tony Foale contributed the tilting three-wheeler
information for our document, "Three Wheel Cars: Primary
Factors That determine Rollover Characteristics," and was a contributing
author to the Second Edition of Alternative Cars in the 21st Century. A
must visit site for the motorcycle technical enthusiast.
Aboard Boats & Yachts Market Ltd. A
searchable listing of those in the nautical Internet boat market. Includes info on
nautical events, boat builders, yacht brokers, and other related nautical sites.
Aeromobile, Inc: A website showing
hovercraft you can buy ready-made.
Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA): Professional
organization of Industrial Designers in the U.S.
Stainless Steel Bolts: Stainless steel bolts are oftentimes necessities for those in the equipment servicing industry. Find more product details on the website.
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