Born to be Electric Wild

You all remember this?

Dave Schiff and Brian Wismann, are coming up with the electric version of the classic song “Steppenwolf  – Born to Be Wild” and they need our support.

The  two employees of electric motorcycle manufacturer Brammo, decided to retrace the journey that automotive CEOs took in 2008 when they flew to Washington DC in corporate jets to ask President Obama for a bailout. Schiff and Wismann, however, traveled the route on Brammo’s Enertia, the world’s first highway-legal 100% electric motorcycle, at a total cost of about $4 dollars for each of them. And instead of asking Obama for a handout, they only wanted to present him with one of the electric motorcycles and show him that there is a domestically-produced sustainable solution to our nation’s transportation needs.

Using their website,, the two found helpful hands reaching out from every city along their path, offering couches to sleep on, meals to eat, and electricity to recharge their bikes. As their support grew, so did the press coverage and pressure on the politicians to meet with Schiff and Wismann.

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About Elias Shams
I have been a serial entrepreneur in telecom and social media space for past 12 years or so. I hold a M.S. degree in Telecommunication Engineering from the George Washington University and a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland. I’ve lived and worked in many countries and cities including London England, Tehran Iran, Bonn Germany, Paris France, Alicante Spain, Delhi India, and my favorite of all Washington, DC of great US of A. Two of the greatest Washington, DC based companies I worked for and very proud of are Yurie Systems which was sold to Lucent in 1998 for $1.23 B and that I founded in 1999. I am currently the founder and awesomizer @

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