Transportation

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 ...

Ockel’s EV Superbus Hits 155 mph (Video)

April 12, 2011 / 1 Comment

Wubbo Ockels, a professor of aerospace engineering and technology who is widely popular as The Netherlands’ first astronaut, has made his appearance in the automobile industry with a new Electric Vehicle (EV) Superbus. The new EV Superbus, which cost 13 million Euros to develop, is all set to debut at a Dubai Trade show in May. Adhering to the gentlemen’s agreement ...

Cargill Plans to Cut Down on Fuel Consumption by Flying Kites!

March 1, 2011 / No Comments

If there’s a will, there of course can be a way too! Cargill, the food and agriculture company seems to be putting the age old adage to practice. The company will soon begin start using giant kites on their ships so as to generate propulsion. And what do they gain? A cut in fuel use by around 35 per cent!

Wheego Whip Life EV to Hit Roads this March

February 10, 2011 / No Comments

Electric car makers Wheego are close on the heels of Volt and Leaf with their Whip Life. The EV was launched at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Recently the Life got EPA certification was given the green signal for its launch.

Think to up Delivery of City Electric Delivery Vans!

February 2, 2011 / No Comments

Think is increasing its lineup of City cars with two urban delivery vans. The two new models are specifically launched to meet the large demand for efficient, small electric powered delivery vehicles in congested and urban cities. The 2 models will be launched between now and end of the year.

Ekranoyacht: Rebirth of the Ekranoplan

January 26, 2011 / No Comments

Jaron Dickson, an Australian designer and student at Monash University in Australia, has come with a hydrogen-powered flying yacht concept. It is called the Ekranoyacht after the famous Soviet Union super vehicle the Ekranoplan on whose grounds it is designed.

Urban Traffic Causes People to Fill an Extra 3.9 Gallons of Fuel

January 25, 2011 / No Comments

Post-recession, many people have chosen not to take their vehicles out on the street due to increasing fuel prices and economic turmoil. But the situation is vastly changing and now as the financial crisis is being solved more and more motorists are appearing on the road. This was revealed by a study conducted by Texas Transportation Institute at Texas A&M ...

Mitsubishi to Introduce 8 New EVs/Plug-In Hybrids by 2015

January 24, 2011 / No Comments

Mitsubishi has plans to launch eight new electric / plug-in hybrid vehicles by 2015. The new plan of the Japanese giant is based on the growing markets of fuel-efficient products worldwide.

Fisker Karma Production to Begin from March 2011

January 20, 2011 / 1 Comment

Many of you have been eagerly waiting for the release of the Fisker Karma luxury plug-in hybrid car for a long time. The wait had begun ever since  it was originally scheduled for release in November 2009. The release was then postponed to September 2010, but now the company has come up with a more reasonable production start date - ...

Indigo Air Hops On to A320 Neo Fuel-efficient Jets

January 17, 2011 / No Comments

This may be considered as a giant step in the area of greener air travels, but, considering the number of jets in the air, it is noteworthy. Indian airliner IndiGo  has become the first buyer of 150 Airbus A320 neo fuel-efficient jets, and this is regarded as the single largest order in commercial aviation history.