Automobiles

Brammo Looks to Drive Growth with Polaris Ties [Video]

October 28, 2011 / No Comments

A $28-million Series B funding deal with Polaris is all set to drive Brammo’s development plans. A strategic partnership inked with the new investor comes as part of Polaris’s keenness in dabbling in the arena of electric propulsion. With the deal, Polaris joins the team of Brammo to usher in opportunities to widen the range of markets for Brammo Electric Vehicle ...

Nissan Eyes Sales of 1.5 Million Zero-Emission Vehicles by 2016

October 26, 2011 / No Comments

As many as 1.5 million zero-emission vehicles by 2016! No exaggeration this! Nissan hopes to achieve the target when 2016 dawns. The announcement came about at the new mid-term environmental plan called the Nissan Green Program 2016, at Yokohama in Japan. The new plan focuses on three areas: reduction of carbon footprint, shift to renewable energy and an increase in the ...

Hong Kong Determined Not to Miss the Green Bus

October 24, 2011 / No Comments

Hong Kong is determined to catch up with the latest green and economic trends in the world and not to miss the bus. The government of Hong Kong is ready to invest $180 million to acquire 36 single-decker buses, but ordinary coaches won't cut it. Ordinary emissions buses, that is. Concerns over roadside pollution have convinced government officials in Hong ...

Buick Verano Hybrid Version in the Works

October 21, 2011 / No Comments

The new 2012 Buick Verano has just emerged on the market horizon, but, already, we have news of a hybrid version in the works, though the green compact sedan isn't expected to be launched until 2015. That's the ponytail-friendly Verano, as we should all be aware of by now. The juicy tidbit was revealed by a post on Automotive News, which ...

Hybrid School Bus Initiative to Get $1m from CARB

October 20, 2011 / 1 Comment

And, finally, it is the beginning of the end of suffocating bus trips for the students; so, parents also can breathe easy. The age of pollution-free buses is dawning. School buses will no longer cough and splutter. And, consequently, you also will stop fretting and fuming. That yellow school bus will no longer pull up with smoke billowing out of its ...

Honda Acura NSX Successor Could be a Plug-in Hybrid

October 12, 2011 / No Comments

Seems like Honda is putting all their efforts to impress the auto world with a new hybrid vehicle! As you already know, earlier hybrid vehicles from the company stables - like Insight and the CR-Z - have failed to reach up to expected levels. The next version of the stylish car Acura NSX might be the new hybrid automobile from ...

Ford Reinforcing Plastic Components with Coconut Fiber

October 11, 2011 / No Comments

Automaker Ford and the Scotts Miracle-Gro Company are researching how coir (coconut fiber) can be used as reinforcement for the automaker's molded plastic components. Coir currently makes up a waste stream from Scotts' soil and seed division. Once the "waste" arrives at Ford, engineers combine it with various plastics to make coir-reinforced parts. Ford says that coir-based parts are light and ...

Coffee-Powered Car Zips Past World Record [Video]

October 3, 2011 / No Comments

Most dregs are not as useless as they appear to be. For example, coffee dregs, or coffee grounds, which we used to rubbish till recently. Not only are they not useless, they can be put to excellent use, like fueling a car. Though several eco-friendly uses are existent for coffee grounds, like powering electronics, growing gourmet mushrooms and adding them to ...

Europe Gearing Up to Usher in More Diesel Hybrids

September 29, 2011 / No Comments

Can you believe that 50% of all European vehicles will spew only 120 gm of carbon dioxide, by 2015? Frost & Sullivan says that awareness of sustainable mobility has prompted automakers to develop low-emission vehicles. And so, the consulting firm, quite confidently, claims that one out of every two vehicles sold in Europe will emit less CO2 in four years. But ...

How to Make Your Car More Green: 12 Tips!

September 29, 2011 / 1 Comment

Everybody wants to do their part for the environment. One of the key causes of global warming are CO2 emissions, so making modifications to your car and your driving habits can really make a difference. Here are 12 tried and tested ways to make your car more eco-friendly. Here are 12 tips for a greener car: (1) Switch your car to an ...