Transportation

Mercedes SLS AMG E-Cell to Go into Production (Video)

January 12, 2011 / No Comments

Mercedes SLS AMG E-Cell will be soon into production as the company has confirmed their official plans. The proposed model is said to mimic the leaked, teased and test-driven prototype model that was tested by David Coulthard.

Ford Vertrek Concept Shown at Detroit Auto Show; Soft on the Environment

January 11, 2011 / No Comments

Ford has unveiled its new Vertrek concept at the Detroit Auto Show. The new Ford Vertrek concept builds on the Escape and Euro-market Kuga to preview Ford's next-gen global offering. It appears to be a sporty and sleek replacement for the Escape and Kuga with much fuel efficiency.

Dubai’s ENOC Brings in Eco-Sensibility into Petrol Stations

January 10, 2011 / No Comments

Dubai-based Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC) is attempting to pump in eco-sensibility into petrol stations. The company is doing this by opening new green stations in Emirates Hills, and thereby trying to lessen environmental damage.

Mitsubishi iMiEV to Drive into Central America’s Greenest Nation Costa Rica

January 3, 2011 / 1 Comment

Mitsubishi i MiEV, the Japanese electric vehicle, is likely to enter the Costa Rican market very soon. Well, this is one much anticipated news, and the hatchback was being awaited since quite a few years now. But the most significant aspect in this regard is that Costa Rica is supposed to the greenest country in Central America, perhaps in ...

Japan Airlines to Provide Bamboo Wheel Chairs to Differently-abled at Haneda & Oita Airports

December 29, 2010 / 1 Comment

Extending some kindness to the differently-abled, Japan Airlines have offered to provide bamboo wheel chairs to the people who need them. This has come as a great relief to the handicapped, who are most often caught up in confusion when they end up setting off metal detectors at airports because of their metal wheelchairs.

Zephyr Solar Powered Unmanned Aircraft’s 3 World Records Confirmed (Video)

December 28, 2010 / No Comments

Zephyr, the solar powered unmanned plane’s already set record has been officially confirmed. The aircraft has been developed by the defense and research company Qinetiq and has been declared by the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) as holding three records. The records are for absolute duration of an unmanned autonomous vehicle (UAV) flight, flight duration for a UAV of its class ...

Sonex All-Electric Aircraft Takes Off

December 16, 2010 / No Comments

Adding to the increasing number of electric aircraft  that are on test flight mode, the all-electric Sonex aircraft has successfully completed its first flight. The electric air craft completed the fete at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh.

Lufthansa Plans World’s First Biofuel Passenger Flight in 2011

November 30, 2010 / No Comments

Germany's biggest airline, Deutsche Lufthansa plans to launch the world's first biofuel passenger flight in 2011. The flights will begin in April 2011 and continue for six months as part of a government-backed study on the long-term impact of biofuels on aircraft performance.

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.

Regenerative Braking to Make Container Cranes More Energy Efficient

November 11, 2010 / 1 Comment

An innovative idea promises to make large cranes more energy efficient. The enormous cranes that are used to load and unload containers to and from cargo ships are usually powered by electricity from the power grid or have diesel generators animating them.