College Students Build Hydrogen Fuel Cell-powered Motorcycle

February 3, 2009 / 2 Comments

It is no new fact that hydrogen fuel cell-powered vehicles are the future for automobile industry as they are both an economical and ecologically the smart option. With crude oil becoming an absolute premium with each passing day, fuel cells are becoming more of a reality. With that in mind, Alex Bell and Andres Pacheco - engineering students at Swarthmore College, ...

Green Concept Car: Green Apple by Julien Sarremejean

January 21, 2009 / 1 Comment

Automobile industry has taken plenty of slack over the decades about how it has been spewing tons of pollutants into the atmosphere causing air quality to gone down to deplorable levels. For that reason most of the manufacturers embraced the 'green way'. And designers started drawing so here's an amazing concept car, dubbed Green Apple. Designed by Julien Sarremejean and unveiled ...

Mitsui’s Car-Sharing Service will Use Electric Vehicles

January 21, 2009 / No Comments

Mitsui & Co. of Japan has a service called Car Sharing Japan Co. From this spring the service will introduce electric vehicles. What an idea! What better than sharing a car? How about sharing an electric car? Members share the use of vehicles. The service is called careco and will be launched this Thursday. There will be nine bases in and around ...

Solar Powered Moof Bike, How?

January 15, 2009 / 2 Comments

On display at the CES this year and designed by Amsterdam-based designer Ties Carlier, the Moof bike is both fascinating and intriguing as it seems to have put us in a bit of a spin. This very Spartan-styled bike has clean and clear straight lines, looks very robust and is stylish enough to be taken out on the street. Rather than ...

Toyota Car Interiors to Get Plant-based Resins

December 19, 2008 / No Comments

How cool is this? Super eco-friendly Prius-maker, Toyota Motor Corp, has come up with a number of new plant-based resins that they can use to make automotive interior materials such as scuff plates, seat cushions, and so on. The new resins will be used in their new hybrid cars released in 2009. Toyota aims to make 60% of the surface area in ...

China’s Police Will Start Pedalling to Catch the Bad Guys

December 18, 2008 / No Comments

China's police in Liaoning province (look it up - map of China) are fighting bad guys AND fighting global warming at the same time. Talk about dudes! Instead of patrolling the streets in gas guzzlers, the good guys will be found making the rounds on self propelled two wheelers ... en masse, en force ... on bicycles, that is. So, is China ...

Miljøbil Grenland and Tata Motors

December 11, 2008 / No Comments

I was doing some research on Tata Motors and learned some 20 things that I listed up. One of the things I learned was Tata Motors has a 50.3% holding in electric vehicle technology firm Miljø Grenland/Innovasjon of Norway. So, off to Norway I went to learn something about this technology. The company bills itself as a "Driving for a Cleaner Environment." ...

Sanyo’s Electric Hybrid Bike: The Eneloop Bike

December 4, 2008 / 1 Comment

Sanyo Electric will release an electric hybrid bicycle that has a Lithium ion secondary battery and a twofold assist force, early next February 2009 in Japan. Dubbed the "eneloop bike (product No: CY-SPA226)" it's an industry's first product that reflects revisions in the Road Traffic Law Enforcement Regulations that came into effect on Dec 1, 2008. The maximum drive assist ratio ...

China Turns to Ethanol-powered Buses from Sweden to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

December 4, 2008 / No Comments

China is turning to ethanol-powered buses from Sweden to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions. An ethanol-powered bus made from up north - Sweden (the bus is the same color as Sweden's flag) is seen on the streets of Beijing, capital of the middle kingdom. An ethanol-powered environmentally-friendly bus can reduce greenhouse gas emissions and meet Euro-V emission standards. But, the 18 ...

Eco-Friendly Hummer, Could It Be True?

December 1, 2008 / No Comments

There was a Hummer trying to do the eco-friendly dance in San Francisco last week. The best the H2 could do was say it runs off of E85 Ethanol. Does that count? The price - $63K. My advice to Hummer. Give it up. [gallery]