Device Charging Umbrella Extends your Smartphone Battery Life

April 8, 2013 / No Comments

What about an umbrella that can charge your smartphones and tablets, while you sit in its shade? Well, it would be possible with this specially designed Patio Umbrella. It has a 9-ft diameter canopy with 4 solar panels on the UV color protected fabric, which converts sunlight into electricity. Two in-built USB ports are provided on the aluminum pole of the ...

Karbonn A6 Android phone seen running Windows Phone theme

April 6, 2013 / No Comments

Windows Phone UI is unique and pretty great. If you can purchase a WP phone, then well and good. Windows Phone and Windows Phone 8 have charmed quite a lot of people, even those who own an iOS or Android, which is why there are Windows Phone themes available for these platforms that are jailbroken. But there is another option available ...

Bladeless Windmills Could Suit Cities

April 5, 2013 / No Comments

Many among you who don’t like the traditional windmills always complain about the large blades that rotate when the wind blows against them. Conventional windmills require high maintenance cost and take up huge space too. Besides, they kill birds. Clearly, traditional windmills aren’t ideal for urban environments. In order to solve all these issues, Delft University of Technology's EWICON (Electrostatic Windenergy ...

Zipcar Introduces Honda Fit EV to Los Angeles Fleet

April 5, 2013 / No Comments

Zipcar, the world’s leading car sharing network, has announced the addition of Honda Fit EVs to its Los Angeles fleet. This decision comes as a result of a partnership between Honda and Zipcar in April 2012. With this partnership Zipcar members will get access to Honda’s technologically advanced, lowest emission vehicles. According to Jeff Shields, the general manager of Zipcar Los ...

Lean, Green but not Mean – Sustainable Business in the UAE

April 5, 2013 / No Comments

The UAE has long had little incentive to go green. Petrol prices are low, vehicles are inexpensive, and electricity is heavily subsidized. Meanwhile, environmental issues are far from the thoughts of the many expats who move to there for a taste of the good life. But things are changing. Tired of this reputation, and wishing to reduce the economy’s dependence on ...

Chevrolet Volt Owners Exceeding EPA-Estimated Mileage

April 4, 2013 / No Comments

Chevrolet has said that its Volt owners are constantly getting the EPA-estimated mileage of 98 MPGe gasoline free miles. And a few customers are even exceeding the estimated mileage. The company said in a press release that a typical Volt owner who regularly charges the vehicle gets to travel 900 miles between fill-ups of the gasoline engine, which powers the Volt’s ...

Nissan 1947 Tama EV, the first Electric Vehicle in Post-War Japan

April 4, 2013 / No Comments

It has been rightly said that necessity is the mother of invention, at least it is true when we consider the first electric vehicle by Nissan. A new video posted by the automaker explains the situations that led to the manufacturing of their first electric vehicle. Nissan’s Tama EV, the first electric model, was built in 1947. During that time Japan ...

Hybrid Car Sales Up 32% in the First Two Months of 2013

April 3, 2013 / No Comments

Hybrid sales increased up to 32 percent in the first two months of 2013, compared with the figures during the same period of 2012, according to Autodata Corp. The market share for all hybrids has grown to four percent. According to an analyst at Gartner Inc. this could double by the end of 2020. What makes people so inclined towards hybrid ...

New Law Permits Horse Slaughtering in Oklahoma

April 3, 2013 / No Comments

The state of Oklahoma has lifted the 50-year-ban on horse slaughtering. Oklahoma’s governor has signed a new law that permits horse slaughtering and exporting horse meat. The supporters of the new law argue that it will be a humane alternative to abandoned and starving horses in rural parts of the state. The government also pointed out the fact that horses are ...

GM to Produce New Electric Car in Korea

April 2, 2013 / 1 Comment

GM has recently announced its plans to produce its next electric car in South Korea. At the Seoul Auto Show, Sergio Rocha, CEO of GM Korea told journalists that the company is planning on producing a new electric car and it will be larger than the existing model, Spark. According to Sergio Rocha, the new electric vehicle will have an entirely ...