Nearly 20-years ago, BANKSKI’s founder - TODD BANK - prototyped the first battery-swap stations for light electric vehicles (LEV’s). In the past few decades, his work has become a new standard in LEV refueling in Taiwan, China, India and Europe. His LEV's are located at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles (FUEL CELL LAND GLIDER) and the California Automotive Museum in Sacramento (SUPER-LIGHT ELECTRIC MOTORCYCLE). Bank's ROAD SKI, a 3-wheel electric ski, won overall the 2004 Great American Tour De Sol after achieving 637 mpge (miles per gallon of gas equivalent, NATIONAL LABORATORIES) and emitting less than 30 grams of greenhouse gasses per mile. His LEV's and battery-swap station designs have been funded by Personal Electric Transports, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, I.B.E.W. Local 18, United Nations Environmental Programme, I.C.L.E.I. and others.
TODD BANK has 3 published patents in the electric and gravity propelled vehicle categories: (US20030188906A1), (US2003/0214113A1), (January 2022, Upon Request). He is also the inventor of the TYPE-3 SKIBIKE ridden at ski resorts around the world in the wintertime. He raced road bikes as a category 2 level, and, The Birth of BMX Freestyle publication, the bible of the sports evolution, lists Todd Bank as a trick rider that helped pioneer the sport.