MotorTrend's Ed Loh & Jonny Lieberman chat with BisiMoto himself – Bisimoto Engineering's CEO & Chief Engineer – Bisi Ezerioha! Bisi talks about his big EV revelation, personal collection, Bisimoto's new project car – the Moby X, his chemical engineering background, his drag racing history, the wild west of EV tuning, and working on Teslas! 2:57 – Bisi's big revelation about EVs in 2018, at CES.
6:43 – "EVs have No Soul".
9:08 – First time driving an EV? His own Porsche 935 project car for SEMA!
16:16 – "The first time I drove this thing in my shop, I almost urinated on myself… I'm an enthusiast first, and I love speed, I love acceleration… It is intoxicating." – Bisi.
18:19 – "There's a weird connection to the tarmac that I didn't experience with my other cars that are petrol. Almost like my petrol engines dampened that feedback." – Bisi.
21:15 – 935 K3V. Model unboxing, & build.
28:48 – How did petrol friends react to his EV conversion?
30:55 – When did EV conversion happen personally?
35:45 – Bisi's personal fleet.
38:28 – Tesla Model S Plaid Launches – "Wow, it reminds me of my drag car… It's shocking for a sedan. It shouldn't be that fast." – Bisi.
44:44 – More Bisi cars.
56:15 – State of EV aftermarket space.
59:45 – Batteries & Battery improvement.
01:05:24 – Bisi's personal & educational background. Chemical Engineering!
01:17:54 – Where his love for cars came from.
01:23:04 – When did Bisi start drag racing? Compton street racing scene.
01:26:00 – The moment that sparked his interest in performance modification.
01:30:17 – Lightbulb moment at his first drag race.
01:34:23 – Behind the nickname "Bisimoto".
01:37:00 – Cultural soup that led to the Fast & Furious. Tom Young, "Let's race for $5,000."
01:40:47 – Street Racing tricks – dome light distractions & hiding nitrous.
01:44:37 – Career arch, stopped racing in 2014.
01:45:22 – How much are you actually able to tune EVs? Wild Wild West.
01:58:29 – Working on Teslas – "I want to keep learning." – Bisi. #TheInEVitable #Bisimoto #EV #MotorTrend MotorTrend is the ultimate streaming destination for gearheads coupled with the latest automotive research and news. Get a fast, simple, and free car quote today ➡️ https://quotes.motortrend.com Start your MotorTrend Streaming Free Trial today!
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