Why should I support? - FAQ - Terms & Conditions
1) Why should you support this racing effort? Don’t you have a ton of sponsors already?
The KillaJoule has a number of very supportive sponsors, but they are mostly in-kind sponsors. Expenses for shipping, truck rental, race trailer, tools, tires etc. usually come out of our own shallow pockets. With your support we can afford to both make the bike go faster and to go to more races. It is well-known that racing always has driven the development of new technology. Electric racing will help to get fun, high-performing, zero-emission electric cars on the road quicker and cheaper, and hopefully inspire kids to study science and engineering.
So, here is my pitch to get you excited:
Want to make history?
Want your name on the world's fastest (electric) motorcycle?
Want a super cool 3D printed scale model of the KillaJoule or Green Envy?
Want to join a team of these great Partners?
Want to inspire kids to study STEM?
If so, you are in the right place!
The Green Envy and the KillaJoule are being built to show that eco-friendly, low-emission technology is something to count on. And that electric vehicles can be insanely fast, and faster than internal combustion engines. They are also being built to inspire people to make things themselves, and to inspire kids to pursue a career in STEM. The main team behind these two uber-fast vehicles is me (Eva Hakansson) and my husband Bill Dubé. I have set 15 world speed records, and Bill has lost count how many records he set with his now retired electric dragbike. But racing is expensive, and being a university lecturer doesn't pay very well. It is easy to see why that equation doesn't work out.
We need your help!
As a supporter of the Green Envy and the KillaJoule, you will be part of history! The planned debut for Green Envy is at the salt flats in Australia in March 2020, but before then the plan is to race the KillaJoule in Australia in March 2019. The purpose if of course to attempt new records, but even more importantly is to try out new components (including brand new, super-innovative wheels) for the Green Envy.
There are support levels that will fit every wallet and piggy bank, and every level comes with perks. And if you don't want any perks, there is a solution for that as well. If you just want to silently make history and make the world a better place, just select your desired amount of "Additional Karma" in the webstore.
2) Do I need a PayPal account to purchase from this store?
No, you are not required to have a PayPal account to purchase from this store. Although if you already have a PayPal account you may use it.
The store accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, or regular account payments all through PayPal. If you want to use another form of payment (check, cash, wire transfer, bitcoin, etc.), please see the next question.
3) The webstore doesn’t work, what do I do?
If the webstore doesn’t work, or if you prefer to pay another way, here a few options:
- Send the appropriate amount to paypal [insert "at" here] evahakansson [dot] com and include a message with the support level and name(s) for the signed postcard and personalized perk(s) where applicable.
- If you prefer to send a check, send it to Eva Hakansson, P.O. Box 1243, Wheat Ridge, CO, 80033, USA, or to my work address Eva Hakansson, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Auckland, 20 Symonds St., Auckland 1010, New Zealand.
- If you want to be a platinum level sponsor, or an in-kind sponsor of any sort, please email me directly at sponsorship [insert “at” here] evahakansson [dot] com.
If the webstore worked, but you didn’t manage to include a note specifying names for postcards or scale models, email us at merchandise [insert “at” here] evahakansson [dot] com.
4) Who is behind this effort?
The main team behind these two uber-fast vehicles is me (Eva Hakansson) and my husband Bill Dubé. I have set 15 world speed records, and Bill has lost count how many records he set with his now retired electric dragbike. But racing is expensive, and being a university lecturer doesn't pay very well. It is easy to see why that equation doesn't work out. That’s why we are raising funding for the 2019 and 2020 record attempts through the webstore.
This webstore is certainly not lining our pockets. We can’t help ourselves, the racing effort takes all money we can spare (don’t ever think we make any money on the KillaJoule or Green Envy – it is just a big black hole in our wallet).
The KillaJoule was built on a shoestring budget in Bill Dube and Eva Hakansson's garage outside Denver, Colorado. Our entire annual budget is what a normal professional team spends on a weekend… Despite that, KillaJoule is the world’s fastest electric motorcycle at 270 mph (434 kph). In the same garage we built the now retired KillaCycle, which is still the world’s quickest electric motorcycle at 0-60 mph in less than one second. The Green Envy will be built in New Zealand, where I (Eva) work as a lecturer in mechanical engineering at the University of Auckland.
YOUR support will help pay for improvements of the KillaJoule and for the build of Green Envy and for tires, race trailer, shipping, etc. Or simply speaking – to make it possible to make history!
KillaJoule has already written history, and will continue to do so with your support!
Flat out into the electric future and many thanks for your support!
5) How secure is this store?
This store uses PayPal for payments, and PayPal automatically encrypts your confidential information in transit from your computer to ours using the Secure Sockets Layer protocol (SSL) with an encryption key length of 128-bits (the highest level commercially available). The seller can’t see your credit card number or other sensitive information. This store is indeed very secure.
6) Shipping and Delivery Time
Please allow us up to 4 weeks for delivery. All personalized scale models are made to order. We typically ship much quicker, but we are sometimes very busy working. We are racing after all… ;-)
7) What am I exactly buying? And can I return it?
Technically, you are purchasing advertisement space on the KillaJoule and Green Envy for the 2019 and 2020 land speed racing season. You are not making a donation to a charitable purpose. The purchase may be tax deductible for a business, but will not be tax deductible for a private person (sorry). The legal seller of this advertisement space is KillaCycle Racing Products LLC, which is owned by Eva Hakansson's husband Bill Dubé. The address is P.O. Box 1243, Wheat Ridge, CO, 80033, USA.
Although we are doing our very best to get the vehicles ready for racing, no guarantee can be made that we will be successful. We have been very successful in the past, but it could rain, I could get sick, the vehicle could be lost in the shipping. Or as the old saying: Sometimes you win. Sometimes you lose. Sometimes it rains. We will do everything in our power to be successful, but if things don’t work out, sorry. No refunds. No complaints. Just a lot of tears…
However, if you accidentally purchased something, and then changed your mind, we’d be happy to send you a refund within 14 days.
8) Other legal stuff
The KillaCycle™ and Science Envy ™ are registered trademarks. You are not allowed to use the names or the logos without express written permission from Bill Dube or Eva Hakansson.
9) More information
Please see www.scienceenvy.com/about for more information about this racing missing and see www.scienceenvy.com/about for contact details. Don’t forget to follow us on www.facebook.com/EvaHakanssonRacing for the latest news!