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Once again Seven participated at EVCCON in Cape Girardeau, MO. For more information, go to http://evtv.me/evccon/
There was a very small turn out for the EV cruise-in, but we were happy to have an excuse to hang out in Atlanta, IL
We brought Seven to Ohio to compete in Craig Vetter's Fuel Economy Challenge. The event isn\'t really for cars, but we thought it would be fun. For more information on the event go to http://www.craigvetter.com/pages/2014-Challenges/2014-Vintage-Days-Challenge.html
We were invited to display 7 at the Energy Fair in Custer, WI. It was a busy two days of educational outreach about the potential of EVs and how important it is to build the future in which you wish to live.
We competed in the 2014 Toyota Green Grand Prix at Watkins Glen International (NY). Here are photos of some (but not all) of the competitors.
Discovery Canada came out to film for an upcoming segment about IMW 7. 5 of 7 team members were there. (Nate was unable to attend and Jen refused to be filmed.)
Seven attended the 12th Annual International Route 66 Mother Road Festival and one 1st place in her class
Nate, Kevin and Seven attended the 3rd annual EVCCON in Cape Girardeau, MO. Seven took 3rd place in the EVCCON 1/8 mile drag race. Most importantly, Seven didn\'t break.
Seven\'s photo shoot below Rural Electric Convenience Cooperative\'s wind turbine and electric lines.
We were honored to be invited to display Seven at the Adler Planetarium Future Tech Night.
The last round of body work before Seven is painted.
The major body panels are attached to the car.
Recap of work done in early 2013.
The final round of making molds from Seven.
Reg returned again to help us make the doors and hood out of carbon fiber and kevlar.
Molds are created from Seven\'s front doors and hood.
More work creating molds from Seven\'s re-sculpted body.
Work continues to replace Seven\'s old foam and fiberglass body with molded carbon fiber panels.
We hired composite specialist Reg Schmeiss to help us pull molds off of Seven and create carbon fiber body panels.
This winter we have been creating collapsible build tables and further shaping and sculpting Seven\'s body. A lot of time is being put into making sure Seven is as symmetrical as possible.
Continuing body modification and creating collapsible build tables.
Seven will be undergoing some modification to the body during Winter 2011.
IMW Seven, Nate, and Kevin attended the Electric Vehicle Conversion Convention in Cape Girardeau, MO on Sept 21-25. Here are photos of the EVs at this convention.
We were invited to participate in the 15th Annual McLean County Antique Car Show in Bloomington, IL. They had a special EV section that included 7, a 1976 CitiCar and the new MiEV.
Brian Fuller brought his Drive for Innovation to Divernon, IL on July 18, 2011. He stopped at the IMW workshop for a visit and charged his Chevy Volt. Both the Volt and Seven taken on given test rides.
Right after getting 7 ready to go back on the road, IMW stopped in town for a lunch break at the Divernon Homecoming carnival. The parade organizers invited us to come back and be in the parade that evening. At the very last moment, we decided, \"why not?\"
The night before Seven was driven down to visit Jack Rickard in Missouri, Kevin installed window vents. They made a big difference to the comfort level in the car and seemed to have little effect on overall efficiency.
Rockford-Beloit Area Society of Automotive Engineers rented the Rockford Speedway for IMW to show off Seven. Photos by Nate Knappenburger.
Continuing modifications to Seven before it is displayed at the IATM charity pancake breakfast and then leaves for the Chrysler Proving Grounds for more testing.
Continuing modifications to Seven. The center battery box has been widened and the rear battery boxes removed. Please welcome volunteer Matt Yochim to the IMW shop.
IMW was invited to display Seven at the Ridgely Elementary School Fall Festival. Children and adults learned about EVs and the amazing abilities of determined, everyday people.
We were honored to be invited to display Seven with West Philly High School and the Automotive X PRIZE finalists on the grounds of the National Historical Society in Washington, D.C. Kevin, Nick, Thomas, George and Jen represented the team (Nate and Josh could not attend) as we celebrated the three winners of the competition: Li-ion Motors, X-Tracer, and Edison2.
Seven and IMW at the Litchfield Sky View Drive In theater and other random photos.
PIAXP Finals: Press and VIP Industry Leader day (7/26/10-7/27/10)
We have returned from MIS victorious: friendships were renewed, people were educated about the true MPGe and range capable by EVs, and industry-leading VIPs squealed like little girls when driven in Seven.
PIAXP Knockout round at the Michigan International Speedway.
Knockout Crunch Time and RECC Annual Meeting (6/1/10-6/12/10)
Post Shakedown improvements (5/1/10-5/30/10)
Shakedown at Michigan International Speedway (4/27/10-4/30/10)
Crunch time just before Shakedown.
The doors are cut out and a new trailer is purchased.
A body is created around Seven's steel frame.
Additional framework including the beginning of a hinged hood are added to Seven.
IMW and Hyundai teamed up to present eco-modding at the Austin, TX Maker Faire, Oct. 18-19, 2008
Additional framework and doors are added to Seven.
A redecorated workshop and a rolling chassis.
The team begins building Seven from scratch.
Photo shoot for March 2008 Illinois Country Living Magazine article.
Construction begins to transform the outbuilding into a workshop big enough for IMW.
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