Toyota 400 HP Hybrid-R Concept Ready for Frankfurt Show

August 16, 2013 / No Comments

Toyota’s new hybrid –R concept is ready to be unveiled at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show. The company, which already tried the hybrid concept in its earlier model Prius, is still working to develop new hybrid prototypes. The earlier attempt may not be a super hit, but it is going ahead with another try. The company expects the new model ...

Brazil to Introduce Biofuel Buses for World Cup 2014

August 15, 2013 / No Comments

Brazil, the world’s largest biofuel producer is getting a real chance to promote its efforts in bio-fuel industry, as the country is hosting the next World Cup Football in 2014. Reportedly, Brazil is introducing bio-diesel buses for transport during the World Cup season. A Brazilian company named the Biotechnos Projetos Autossustentaveis is currently working on the biofuel project. According to Marcia ...

Riding the Wave of Sustainable Tourism

August 14, 2013 / No Comments

The forthcoming Surf Park Summit, to be held at Seven Degrees in Laguna Beach on September 13, 2013, marks the first major event within the surf industry to focus on sustainable growth. The event will bring together some of the sport’s most famous personalities, as well as leading academics in the field of sustainable tourism. The inaugural conference is the brainchild ...

Lighting Issue : 2012-2013 Ford Focus Electric and 2013 Focus ST Recalled

August 14, 2013 / No Comments

Ford is recalling about 6,308 units of its 2012- 2013 Ford Focus Electric and 2013 Ford Focus ST cars to fix faulty headlights. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration these vehicles are equipped with High Intensity Discharge (HID) headlights. The NHSTA bulletin also confirms that because of some wiring incompatibility, the front side marker lamps of these vehicles ...

ASAP Jet Ski-Paddleboard Life Saving Vehicle is Powered by the Sun

August 13, 2013 / No Comments

Those who wish to go surfing or jet skiing can now do it for cheap with the new ASAP innovation. The new paddleboard made by designer Ross Kemp is part ski and paddleboard, and it costs one third the price of typical aquatic vehicle.  You all very well know that many typical jet skis start at around $1200. This solar-powered paddleboard ...

Brake Trouble Forces Zero to Recall 268 Motor Cycles

August 12, 2013 / No Comments

Zero motorcycles, the American electric motor bike manufacturer, is recalling 268 motorcycles after a brake problem was reported. The company, formerly called Electricross, has been in operations since 2006, and was in the news headlines earlier too for recalls. The reason behind the present recall is a faulty mounting bolt on the front brake caliper, which is likely to corrode. If corrosion ...

BMWi8 to Come with Gorilla Glass Rear Window

August 9, 2013 / No Comments

If you thought smart gadgets have the monopoly over Gorilla Glass, you need to think again. For, the Gorilla Glass feature will be present in the upcoming BMW i8 too. The chemically hardened material, which has proved itself to be more durable, lighter and provides more sound deadening properties, has been chosen by the car maker to spruce up the rear window ...

2014 Ford F150 Pickup Truck will be CNG-Powered

August 7, 2013 / No Comments

Pick-up trucks are often used for work by contractors and those who drive more than an average commuter. If a CNG driven truck is used, it could save some money for the users and also is more clean and efficient. A pickup truck is 50% more effective than a compact car. With this in mind, Ford will offer a compressed natural ...

Probe Against Foxconn and UniMicron for Contaminating Chinese Rivers

August 6, 2013 / No Comments

Foxconn and UniMicron are the two key suppliers to Apple and other tech companies. The two companies are now involved in a controversy. An investigation is being ordered by the Chinese authorities against the two companies for polluting the local rivers by dumping heavy metals! This issue was made public by environmental activist Ma Jun and a group of five non-profit ...

Costa Rica to Shut Down Zoos and Release Animals into their Natural Habitats

August 5, 2013 / No Comments

Though Costa Rica is small in size, it is rich in biodiversity. The country spreads across a mere 0.03% of the earth’s surface, but is blessed with lush forests that is home to 500 thousand unique organisms and represents over 4% of all the known species on Earth. Some of the species from the wild have been captured and put in ...