The team of American researchers at Standford University who studied consumer preferences among twins found that certain consumer behaviors or traits have a genetic basis. The researchers, led by Itamar Simonson, discovered that the likings for specific things such as hybrid cars, chocolates, science fiction movies and jazz by certain people seemed to be related to their genes.
Edison2, designed by Ron Mathis has won the Progressive Auto X Prize, for developing featherweight conventional car that runs on gasoline or ethanol. The Auto X Prize is a race to build the most fuel-efficient, low-cost, production-ready vehicle. The prize money goes into the design of the most efficient eco-vehicle in the contest.
Swiss company Nation-E has come out with a vehicle called Angel car, which is actually an EV charging station. The device is attached to the boot of the vehicle and it is painted green. It has a touch screen for making the operations simpler and can be retrofitted to any appropriately-sized van.
German carmaker BMW has launched its eco-friendly The hybrid cars in Korea with the promise of a roll out in the coming year. The 320d Efficient Dynamics edition was unveiled during an event in Korea, with the range including two new hybrid electric vehicles namely ActiveHybrid 7 and ActiveHybrid X6.
In the state of California, vehicles that meet certain fuel economy and tailpipe emission criteria have been given special access to the high occupancy vehicle lanes, also known as HOV or carpool lane. In cities that are swamped with cars, this is a major advantage to hybrid and other green car owners.
The new G-Bike is out. Cost effective, without compromising on style, the bike is fully electric and can be used for 35 miles on a 4-8 hour charge, at a speed of 20 mph.
A public transportation agency in the South California region of San Gabriel/Pomona plans to have as part of their services all electric buses that can charge in a jiffy. The company, Foothill Transit, has bought three EcoRide BE35 all electric buses and two charging stations.
The Michigan Public Service Commission has said that electric car owners in the Detroit area who get their energy supply from DTE Energy can now recharge their electric vehicles at a new experimental rate.
Britain has announced that it will pay up to 5,000 pounds ($7,800, 6,000 euros) towards the cost of buying a new low-carbon car. The news came after the program for funding low-carbon cars was facing dark times due to an austerity drive. The subsidy means that up-front costs of vehicles that comply with tough emission standards will go down by ...
London design firm Priestmangoode recently displayed the Mercury, the concept of a high speed train specifically designed for low-carbon ultra-efficient travel. The double-decker train has a sleek body and unique interior design, which is anticipated to revolutionize rail travel.