Automobiles

2011’s best EV? No Clear Winner Yet!

November 23, 2010 / No Comments

This year has seen the 2011 Chevrolet Volt and the Nissan Leaf vying for top spot as the best EV. Both cars are exceptional products. The Chevy Volt has been chosen as the ‘Car of the Year’ by Motor Trend; has been proclaimed ‘Automobile of the Year’ by Automobile Magazine and has also won the Green Car of the Year title ...

2011 Chevy Volt is the Green Car of the Year

November 19, 2010 / 3 Comments

EV enthusiasts and environmentally conscious consumers will be delighted to hear that the vote is finally in on the Green Car of the Year. And the winner is …………… the 2011 Chevy Volt! The title was accorded to the EV at the Los Angeles Auto Show to prove that despite being in a market that has numerous innovative vehicles and ...

China’s Shenzen Aims at 35,000 EVs On the Streets in 3 Years

November 15, 2010 / No Comments

China is clearly committed to the green revolution. After a myriad new plans and schemes covering renewable energy generation, environmental transportation and such have been implemented and announced, the momentum doesn’t seem to be slowing down.

Eco-Friendly Garage for the London Traffic Commission

November 10, 2010 / 1 Comment

The London Traffic Commission has just thrown open the doors of their new $23.5-million garage, located at Wonderland Rd.S.. The reason it’s making news is not just because this huge garage (covering an area of 120,000 square feet) can park 110 LTC buses, but because it is a unique, eco-friendly facility.

Toyota Prius EPA’s Most Fuel Efficient Car; Bugatti Veyron Last on the List

November 9, 2010 / 1 Comment

It’s good news all around for the 2011 Toyota Prius! The car has just been placed top on the US Environment Protection Agency’s (EPA) list of most fuel-efficient cars. The vehicle gives an unbeatable mileage of 51 mpg (4.6 liters/100 km) in city driving a whopping 48 mpg (4.9 liters/100 km) on the American highway.

Ford Fiesta Tops PM’s ‘Fuel Efficiency’ List

November 4, 2010 / No Comments

Popular Mechanics has announced their list of winners for 2011, and the winner in the ‘fuel efficiency’ category is the Ford Fiesta. Although there were other worthy contestants in the running, PM says that the fact that the Fiesta is an inexpensive high quality fuel-efficient car swayed them in its favor.

Wireless Electric Car Charges through Magnetic Induction; London Gets it First

November 3, 2010 / 1 Comment

A green revolution in the transportation arena is waiting in the wings to sweep across the nation of the UK. And the revolution is to be kick started by the first wireless electric car that was introduced in London recently.

Stratasys Urbee Eco-Friendly Hybrid Vehicle Developed

November 2, 2010 / No Comments

Stratasys Inc has developed an environmental friendly vehicle code-named Urbee. The automobile will be on display at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas from November 2 to 5. The Minneapolis –based company is partnering with Winnipeg engineering group Kor Ecologic to build this first-ever prototype car.

EV Taxis Switch Batteries to Save Charging Time

November 1, 2010 / No Comments

In the US, the state of California has been known for being more environmentally conscious and for far longer than the rest of the country. In a move that will continue to set and example to the rest of the country and the world, a new plan has been announced that will bring an electric taxi program to the Californian ...

Toyota to Recycle Used Nickel For New Batteries

October 29, 2010 / No Comments

Toyota Motor Corporation, along with Toyota Chemical Engineering, Sumitomo Metal Mining, and Primearth EV Energy, is working to recycle nickel in used hybrid-vehicle nickel-metal-hydride batteries for use in new nickel-metal-hydride batteries.