Average Fuel Economy of New Vehicles at 24.8 mpg

January 9, 2014 / No Comments

The month of December witnessed the average fuel economy (window-sticker value) of new vehicles sold in the US  at 24.8 mpg , which is down by 0.2 mpg from the revised value in November. The value however was up 4.7 mpg from the value in October 2007, as per the first month of University of Michigan Eco-Driving Index (Umich EDI). The ...

Ford C-Mx Solar Energi Promises the Sun

January 8, 2014 / No Comments

The Ford C-Max Solar Energi, which will be shown off at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, is something the world looks forward to. Unlike the solar cars that have come out earlier, these aren’t racers, but are normal cars. This one will come with a rooftop panel, with cells rated at 300 to 350 watts. But what the ...

Jay-Z and Beyonce Break Going Vegan Challenge

January 6, 2014 / 1 Comment

After the self imposed 22 day “Going Vegan” challenge the celebrity couple Beyonce and Jay Z took upon themselves, here’s news! If you thought they were going to complete it successfully, you were wrong. The couple broke their three week long plant diet, with seafood! We hear chef Alfredo Alvarez of Miami’s Seasalt and Pepper took the couple’s order, which was ...

New York City Bans Use of Styrofoam

January 3, 2014 / No Comments

New York has taken a big leap towards making earth greener, by initiating steps to ban the use of Styrofoam. The New York City Council has drawn applause from the world’s green bodies for having voted unanimously to bring about a ban on the use of the substance. With this decision, New York has become the largest city in the United ...

Abandoned Bus Recycled into a Mini Traveling Hotel

January 2, 2014 / No Comments

Rescued from the rust a scrap yard has to offer, the old city bus now has been brought back to life by a carpenter. The Big Green Bus , which was originally a 1982 metro bus, is now a three room traveling rental accommodation, thanks to Adam Collier-Woods! Collier says that his attraction for buying and restoring the old bus, turned ...

Electric-only Buses Come to London Roads

December 31, 2013 / No Comments

In the midst of people crying out for bike friendly roads rather than electric cars, here comes London’s first only electric bus. And yes, there is a sizeable crowd pleased to go the electric way, given the practicalities of bike riding may always not be fruitful. For London, this year’s Christmas gift is all about improving mass transit and advanced battery-electric ...

Tiny House in the Austrian Laps Waits for You

December 30, 2013 / No Comments

Do you love tiny homes? And do you just love them, but do not necessarily want to build one? Well, if you did not know, there are plenty of such homes you can rent in many parts of the world. And this one in Austria is a killer among the lot. The cabin is polyhedral in shape, with modernist designs. Situated ...

Abandoned Vineyard in Spain, Dating Back 1000 Years, Discovered

December 27, 2013 / No Comments

Archaeologists have discovered a 1000 year old vineyard in Zaballa, a settlement that is thought to have been abandoned in the 15th century. The place came into light after researchers from the University of Basque Country decided to excavate Zaballa and 300 places that settlers left from as time passed by. The archaeologists identified a number of terraced fields at the vineyards ...

Celebrate Christmas with a Reindeer Made from 2,000 Plastic Bags

December 24, 2013 / No Comments

So much of creative things spring up from your drive to do something good! This time, Australian designer Angela Van Boxtel shows us an example by make a reindeer from 2000 plastic bags! This recycled Blitzen carefully made from disused plastic bags to make shoppers realize the green side of the holiday season. Boxtel’s Blitzen will even light up at ...

Toyota Prius Hybrid Lauded by Consumer Reports Yet Again

December 23, 2013 / No Comments

Despite being flooded with options, with consumer friendly cars and pocket friendly ones, the good old gas-electric hybrid, the  2004 Prius, is still top notch. These models especially reduce pollution, in comparison with non-hybrid vehicles. The latest Consumer Reports sat that hybrids are big time yes for your wallet! The report  named  Toyota Prius hybrid as the  "best overall value for ...