FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

by Eva Hakansson

May I use your photos?

Yes, if they are used to promote electric vehicles or my other missions (such as education) in a positive way. I try my best to clearly mark photos that are not mine, or photos of my projects that have not been released for free use.

If a photo of me, or any of my motorcycles has no photo credit or has “Green Envy Racing”, “Eva Hakansson”, “EvaHakanssonRacing.com”, “KillaCycle Racing” or “KillaJoule Racing Team” as a photo credit, you are welcome to use our photos free of charge for editorial purposes. Please use the photo credit “GreenEnvyRacing.com” if possible. Private blogs, newsletters, non-profit organizations and similar count as editorial purposes. We would appreciate a link or copy of the article for our archive. The pictures cannot be used for commercial products (such as coffee cups or book covers) or in advertisement without written permission.

If it is photo of something else than me or my motorcycles and there is a photo credit other than the ones listed above, you are welcome to use the photos for non-commercial purposes such as on private blogs (printed and commercial media – please contact me first), unless they are obviously not my photos (it is a press clipping, or clearly from someone else), or is clearly stated that permission to reuse is not given. Please give proper photo credit if possible. The photographers give us free photos, and giving them photo credit increases the probability that we will receive more photos in the future.

For all Media and Press inquiries please use media [insert “at” here] greenenvyracing [dot] com

Thanks for giving our photographers credit!

– May I use any of the material on KillaJoule.com and GreenEnvyRacing.com?

Yes, you may use the material for non-commercial, educational purposes as long as you credit “GreenEnvyRacing.com” or “KillaJoule.com” or “Eva Hakansson” as the source. Feel free to link to either of my websites.

Use in commercial products such as textbooks or advertisement require written permission from Eva Hakansson. Contact details can be found here.

– Can I get a ride in the KillaJoule or Green Envy?

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 or Green Envy for sale?

Pretty much everything is for sale to the right price. Keep in mind that just the parts in one of these motorcycles 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 Green Envy (and previously the KillaJoule) at the track from a quiet bio-diesel powered generator. We used to have solar panels on the roof when we lived in Colorado, but since we moved to New Zealand we have to rely on renewable electricity from the grid instead. 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 and organic, and use our electric Nissan Leaf 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, and lucky enough to have a talent for engineering. 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.

– Isn’t it dangerous to make stuff? Or to race electric vehicles? 

Yes, it can be dangerous. That’s why I have to have this legal disclaimer on the site:


Legal disclaimer for KillaJoule.com:

KillaJoule.com is providing this site for free on an ‘as is’ basis and makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, with respect to this site or its contents and disclaims all such representations or warranties about accuracy, completeness, suitability, availability, reliability or timeliness for any purpose. The information contained in this site may contain technical inaccuracies or typographical errors, and there may be photos showing activities unacceptable from a Health & Safety perspective. This is a comprehensive limitation of liability that applies to all damages of any kind, including (without limitation) compensatory, direct, indirect or consequential damages, loss of data, income or profit, loss of or damage of property and claims of third parties.

Racing operations:

Every form of racing is dangerous. This website reflects opinions of the author(s) based upon engineering principles. Hopefully these opinions could lead to a lower probability of an accident, or, a lower severity of an accident. However, racing is inherently dangerous and no responsibility can be taken by the authors for injury or death sustained as a result of, or in spite of, following the ideas presented in this document. The author(s) make no warranties, express or implied, that the information is free of errors.

DIY (Do It Yourself):

Every form of DIY (Do It Yourself) work can be dangerous. Always wear proper personal safety equipment, such as – but not limited to – safety glasses, ear protection, respirator, closed-toe or steel-toe shoes, and/or gloves. If you are unsure about anything related to health and safety, consult an expert before you proceed. While every effort has been made to supply accurate information and material the accuracy of this information and material cannot be guaranteed, particularly as this information is subject to change. The author(s) take no responsibility for the consequences of any action or inaction arising from the information and material contained in this website.

Learn more about about Health & Safety here.


Thanks for reading the FAQ page! // Eva

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