About the author

Richard Flentge, author, is best known for Mule Tack, a history book on how the mule became the official state animal of Missouri. A true fact based story of a Missouri man fighting injustice to get the Mule legally adopted as the state animal of Missouri. His latest book ZAT How to survive the Apocalypse and Not Freak out, 2nd edition paperback was released in 2022.

As former Co- host of EVTV Richard has appeared and over 50 online videos and helped produce over 200 webcasts chronicling the adoption of electric vehicle technology with Jack Rickard. Richard’s reporting was featured on Autoblog Green article by Domenick Yoney: EVTV makes out like bandits at Azure Dynamics liquidation, offers up booty EVTV makes out like bandits at Azure Dynamics liquidation, offers up booty - Autoblog

Richard was actively involved in three Electric Vehicle Conversion Conferences, managed the October 2014 convention, Southeast Missourian article Oct 12,2014 Forty converted cars displayed at convention’s show in Cape by Rebecca Allen. When not filming shows he handled world-wide sales and logistics. involving electric vehicle and solar components. He assisted in the invention and conceptual designing of multiple Electric Vehicle/Solar products.

In the 90’s Richard designed a composite truck bed cover for improving gas mileage and storage capabilities of the modern pickup truck. He holds two U.S. patents for this technology. Richard also wrote advertising copy, technical manuals and catalogues many of which were featured in national magazines.

He is a graduate of Southeast Missouri State with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.

Title: Renewable Energy Consultant
Company: Newrev9online
Location: Cape Girardeau, Missouri, United States

Richard W. Flentge, renewable energy consultant and author has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in renewable energy consulting.

With 35 years of business experience to his credit, Mr. Flentge has excelled as renewable energy consultant. His renewable energy career started at EVTV,  Electrical Vehicle Television. At EVTV, LLC, he found success as general manager and co-host from 2011 to 2022. 

 EVTV was a worldwide webcast producing over 500 instructional videos detailing how to convert gasoline cars to electric drive, technical reviews of renewable energy products. As Co-Host he reported on industry news related to the production/ sales of electric cars primarily focused on Tesla. Richard also managed the Electric Vehicle Conversion Convention in which electric car builders tested and shared knowledge on the conversion of traditional internal combustion cars to electric drive. EVTV operated a microgrid, in which Richard Flentge tested various configurations of solar components. Richard wrote a patent application for the electrical connecting devices for the repurposing of a salvaged electric vehicle battery. His design concepts include: a solar battery pack train, a composite and modular solar panel which includes an inverter and battery, the use of a portable battery and bidirectional charging, and the integration of smart technology to allow complete neighborhoods to connect to a microgrid isolating them from the traditional power grid system.

 He is the author of a comprehensive Renewable Energy book “Verities of an Electric Mule,”. His book details the necessary steps to transition to renewable energy, electric vehicle technology and advanced product design concepts. “Verities of an Electric Mule,” was published in 2023 and is available on Amazon and his website. Speaking on the topic of renewable energy, technology and Climate Change, Richard has appeared on multiple podcasts and radio shows in the United States, Canada in Europe. As a Climate Change journalist, he has written about particulate matter in the atmosphere affecting polar bears, the decline of bee populations, and the facts surrounding unregulated exhaust emissions.

He began his career as a sales representative of Beecham Products from 1986 to 1988 marketing such national brands as Aqua Fresh toothpaste, Aqua Velva aftershave and Calgon bath to regional warehouse distributors and retail outlets. He worked as a technical sales representative for U.S. Surgical from 1988 to 1992.Where he provided technical assistance in the operating room theater instructing general and laparoscopic surgeons on various medical devices. He was recognized as a top salesperson of Beecham Products and was ranked in the top 5 in sales at U.S. Surgical.


 He established himself as founder and chief executive officer of Checker Products from 1992 to 2008.A trendy company which developed and marketed composite truck bed covers and various automotive aftermarket products. He holds two patents for composite truck bed covers. His ground-breaking cover design was featured in a SEMA Show at Las Vegas on the Ford Motors’ Flareside Pick-up truck.


Before embarking on his professional path, Mr. Flentge pursued an education at Southeast Missouri State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science in marketing in 1986. Beyond his responsibilities within the field, he has participated in numerous endeavors outside of his professional circles. He was a founding board member of the non-profit Stop Needless Acts of Violence Please. He also contributed to online ministry support of various African charities. In addition to his primary vocation, he remains affiliated with various organizations in relation to his areas of expertise, including Rotary International, the Fraternal Order of Elks, and the PI Kappa Alpha Fraternity.

In light of his impressive undertakings, Mr. Flentge has accrued several accolades throughout his career. He found success as author of “Verities of an Electric Mule,” “Mule Track: How Missouri became the Official State of the Mule,” “ZAT Zombie Apocalypse Training: How to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse and Not Freak Out,” and “WAMBE, A Single Page of Good Advice”

Mr. Flentge worked as Co-Host of EVTV until a medical issue prompted him to retire, at which time he began to write, blog, and be an advocate for renewable energy. Then he solicited himself as an expert consultant and started to appear on online platforms. He is available for private consultation, team coaching and as a speaker. He may be contacted at his website.



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