EV Charging Stations Coming Up at all Pennsylvania Turnpike Plazas

December 20, 2011 / No Comments

Anyone who owns an EV is reluctant to go on a tour in their vehicle, simply due to the lack of charging stations. Here’s a solution, finally. Starting 2013 all Pennsylvania Turnpike plazas will be having charging stations for EVs by the middle of 2013. Proper and sufficient funding from PDEP has helped a great deal in achieving this goal and ...

FedEx Nissan NV200 EV to Roar through the Streets of London

December 20, 2011 / No Comments

Nissan and FedEx Express are together planning to test a Nissan NV200 electric vehicle prototype in practical situations. The NV200 uses the same EV power train and battery as the all-electric Nissan Leaf, which has won multiple awards including, the 2011 European Car of the Year, 2011 World Car of the Year, and Car of the Year Japan 2011-2012. Beth Galetti, ...

Know How Much Water You Use [Video]

December 19, 2011 / 1 Comment

How do you monitor your outdoor water use, like the water needed for plants? Well, you probably just let your intuition do the work. Now, there is something new to help you with that; a gadget that tells you how much water is being used in real time. Basically, the Water Saver can be attached to the end of a hose ...

Mazda EV for the US Likely in 2018

December 16, 2011 / No Comments

Mazda is currently busy with their Skyactiv technology and is planning to launch an EV by 2018 for the US market. Market researchers have forecast that the launch will be at California,  as the number of potential buyers are more there - and as far as an automotive company is concerned, boosting sales is their primary motto. It is true that 2018 ...

Pixel Building Marks Evolution of Carbon Neutral Architecture

December 16, 2011 / No Comments

Look at this wonderful piece of art! You might not, at first, believe that the Pixel building is a real structure. But it is! It is Australia’s first Carbon neutral building and an office is running here. Located in the former CUB Brewery site in Melbourne, Australia, this is an office building that scored 105 points on Australia’s green star rating ...

Ford Focus Electric Production Begins

December 15, 2011 / No Comments

Focus, the much awaited EV from Ford, has started production at the car maker’s assembly in Michigan. At first, the EV will be available in California and New Jersey. But as the production speeds up, it will be available in other US states as well. As far as Ford is concerned, Focus is like a new uplift in its EV segment ...

Nissan Lining Up Yet Another EV

December 14, 2011 / No Comments

With the astounding popularity of the Leaf, Nissan is planning to launch a new vehicle for the US market. It may be recalled that they had already planned to release 2 EVs at the start of the coming year. The two planned EVs include a Leaf-based luxury sedan and a small electric van for use as a commercial vehicle or taxi. ...

Solar Projectors to Aid Education in Developing Countries

December 14, 2011 / No Comments

A group of scientists, from the University of Southampton, have recently developed a solar powered projector, to give students in developing countries, access to modern teaching facilities. Students in many parts of the world are denied quality education in science and technology for the lack of proper learning accessories, which require electricity to function. In rural areas, where electricity is difficult ...

BMW Lining Up New EV Brand For China

December 13, 2011 / No Comments

BMW is planning to launch a new electric vehicle brand in China with their local partner Brilliance JinBei Automobile Co. The move is apparently being made to meet joint venture rules. The EVs made for China will utilize some of the green powertrains that BMW is developing. The new brand will be different from the previously announced i-sub-brand. There's no word ...

Lotus City Car Aims to Beat Mini, BMW and Audi Small Cars

December 13, 2011 / No Comments

We have been hearing about the Lotus City car for some time now. An enhanced EV that could overthrow Mini, BMW and Audi’s small car segments, the City Car concept (a possible name for it could be Ethos) is a generic-looking, range-extending electric vehicle. The concept has a 14.8-kWh battery pack that delivers a range of up to 37 miles in ...