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Summary:

We’re very excited to present our Green:Overdrive video show where our motto is: if it’s green, we’ll drive it. Each week we’ll be driving a different green vehicle and bringing you our impressions and interviews with the companies.

We’re very excited to present our new video show, Green Overdrive, brought to you by GigaOM TV and Earth2Tech. If it’s green, we’ll drive it. Each week we’ll test out a different eco-friendly vehicle — whether it’s the latest electric car, plug-in motorcycle, or biofuel-filled bus — and bring you our impressions as well as interviews with the companies.

We’re kicking things off with the first three episodes, where we drive Zero Motorcycle’s electric dirt bike, the Chevy Volt, and Ultra Motor’s A2B electric bicycle. Since we’re just starting out, we’d love your feedback or suggestions on what we should drive next, just add them into the comments. So far I’ve learned that a 150-lb electric motorcycle can hit a squirrel at 40 mph and not topple over (that really happened). The green transportation revolution is here and we’re gonna drive it.

Zero Motorcycles

The Chevy Volt

Ultra Motor’s A2B Electric Bicycle

For sponsorship opportunities email Mike Sly, at: “sly AT gigaom.com”

  1. Going to check iTunes, right now.

    I presume folks at GigaOm are bright enough to sort out subscription opportunities via iTunes ROTB. And an HD version – so it looks good on the living room TV.

    Right?

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  2. Well, so much for that bit of logic.

    Searched iTunes store to subscribe. Nada.

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  3. @Eideard, we just launched it so haven’t worked with iTunes yet. But plan to distribute it with partners. Thanks for the interest!

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  4. Thanks, Katie. Terrific news and makes sense.

    Looking forward to being a regular viewer.

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  5. Great first couple videos…think they could benefit from a little more opinion though…What did the user like about it? Didn’t like? Comparison to other electric cars, bikes, etc…That’s one thing I think GigaOm is great at – having a diversity of opinions and would like that to come through in the videos. Pretty cool stuff though!

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    1. DR we are trying hard to bring different things and different voices to the web and world of technology blogs.

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  6. @DR – I totally agree, thanks for the feedback!

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  7. i wish i could link to the episodes individually, to share ones i like with friends. do you plan on making that possible?

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    1. Chris Albrecht Thursday, June 10, 2010

      Hi Alice,

      Thanks for the note. We are currently building out our video initiatives across the GigaOM Network and we don’t as yet have the ability to link to an individual video. Be on the lookout for some very cool stuff from us in the coming weeks that should rectify that.

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  8. You got to work on your load times. I gave all three videos a half hour and they still didn’t load even halfway.

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  9. I have an Ultra Motor A2B bike that I got last year and still use regularly. Though not ideal in rain or snow, I content that otherwise, it is the best transportation in Manhattan. You can always get ahead of traffic and even get through red lights, which scooters can not do. Also scooters can not go on bike paths or across ped bridges. The only drawback is that its pretty darn heavy.

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  10. The videos are great but please don’t set the music level above the voice level. I get my volume adjusted for the music and then I have to raise it for the voice. I shouldn’t have to do that. Thanks.

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    1. That’s helpful feedback, Rich — thanks!

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