Transportation

Edinburgh Roads to Welcome Greener Mode of Transport

October 31, 2013 / No Comments

Commuting along the streets of Edinburgh is turning greener than ever before.  Making it happen is Lothian Buses, who is adding new hybrid vehicles to its existing 721-bus fleet. Low fuel consumption and smooth operation of the new Volvo 7900 Hybrid buses have prompted Lothian to buy 20 of them and add them to its existing fleet. These buses, which boast ...

E-Bikes Come of Age; Set for Phenomenal Growth

July 23, 2013 / 3 Comments

E-bikes may be seen as extremely green. Though the pedalling variants are much more eco-friendly, e-bikes needn’t be written off. When you are on a long distance commuting venture, electric powered bikes play the best green companion, that is. A report says that the electric bike industry on the growth path and is predicted as grow from $8.4 billion in 2013 ...

Citi Bike Program Kicking Off

May 29, 2013 / No Comments

You can ride the much spoken about Citi Bikes as a part of the bike sharing program that has been launched of late. This Citi Bike program will be open to annual members in parts of Manhattan and Brooklyn. Other locations will be charted out later on. Daily and weekly members can get access to these bikes, starting June. With the ...

Amtrak 30-Year-Old Locomotives Replaced with Efficient Electric Models

May 15, 2013 / No Comments

Amtrak is getting some super efficient electric locomotives to replace their old models. The old ones have been in service for about 25-35 years, and it seems surprising that it took so long for a much efficient replacement.  Siemens has made the new locomotive with 70 new Amtrak Cities Sprinter (ACS-64). The new locomotive operates on Northeast regional trains that ...

FedEx Ups Emission Reduction Goal by 50%

August 24, 2012 / No Comments

As we all know, FedEx provides transportation, e-commerce and business services to customers. What you might not know is that FedEx has been striving hard to reduce carbon emissions over these years. In 2008, the company announced that it will look to reduce carbon emissions from its aircraft and try to increase the fuel efficacy of its FedEx vehicle fleet by ...

Electric Bicycle Sales to Touch 47 Million by 2018

May 3, 2012 / 1 Comment

It looks like e-bikes are in for some good times. Pike Research has forecast that electric bicycle sales would touch 47 million by 2018. The prediction has also indicated that a majority of these e-bikes - 42 million to be precise - would be riding to China. Pike Research had compiled another prediction that includes electric bikes as well as electric ...

E-volo All-Electric, Manned Copter Makes First Flight [Video]

November 4, 2011 / No Comments

Today’s prototypes might be the popular technology of tomorrow. One of such promising innovations is the E-volo, an unconventional multi-copter technology that has evolved of late. This all-electric flying technology apparently has a potential future.The sixteen-propeller machine was flagged off for its first ever manned flight in Germany earlier this week. This brand new machine hovered over the field and flew ...

Toyota Prius-Inspired Bicycle Gets Set to Hit the Road

July 20, 2011 / No Comments

Toyota is already on an electric high thanks to their Prius model. The Japanese giant now has its name associated with a more greener mode of transport  - the bicycle. Toyota, for its Prius Project No. 011, has contacted one of the best reputed brand in bicycle production, Parlee Cycles. Ten weeks after the talks, we have the Prius-inspired bicycle raring to take ...

Velomobile Human-Powered Vehicle is a Totally Green and Healthy Option [Video]

July 15, 2011 / No Comments

There isn’t any doubt over the fact that a bike is the best option to roam around your neighborhood. It’s eco-friendly and healthy too. But what if the weather is not on your side?  On a rainy or snowy day, if you would still want to roam around in an economic, eco friendly and healthy way without opting for your ...

UK To Fund 542 Low-Carbon Buses

April 12, 2011 / No Comments

In accordance with the UK’s objective of promoting ‘green growth’, the Department For Transport has announced that it has handed over more than £46 million in order to put 542 additional low-carbon buses on roads by the March of 2012. A Low Carbon Emission Bus (LCEB) is the one which satisfies the LCEB target for green house gas emissions. Compared to ...