Tesla Getting a Third Row of Seats for Kids

March 22, 2013 / No Comments

The Tesla electric-powered sedan is getting a three-row seating and will be an ultimately family EV. Don’t worry, if you have ordered a Model S without the third row kid seats, you can get them later. According to Consumer Reports, the kid seats for Tesla S have come in stock and were installed by a Tesla service center in Queens, New ...

Polar Rover First Wind-powered Robotic Vehicle

March 22, 2013 / No Comments

Using autonomous robots for polar exploration is not a new thing. Researchers from China’s Kunlun Polar Research Team in Antarctica have now introduced a new interesting robot powered with renewable energy. The research vehicle, named Polar Rover, is the world’s first wind powered, satellite controlled, autonomous robot that measures 1.8 metres in length, 1.2 metres in height, 1.6 metres in width ...

Greening Up the Green

March 21, 2013 / No Comments

With Masters 2013 right around the corner (less than a month away!) it’s no wonder that people are talking about golf, golf courses and— of course —how not environmentally friendly the average golf course is. It’s true: for the most part, golf courses are terrible for the environment. This, however, is starting to change as more pressure is put on course ...

The Environmental Impacts Of Childrens Toys

March 21, 2013 / No Comments

Have you heard about the biodegradable toys they make these days? These toys “disappear” in months. Seriously. This is from a website selling toys made of Eco-friendly bio-plastic: “The earth-friendlier material offers the added attraction of being biodegradable, so when Johnny breaks his shovel digging for buried treasure, the discarded toy will decompose within months instead of decades, like traditional plastics.” Hmm... Who spends money on disappearing ...

Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid Likely for New York Show

March 21, 2013 / No Comments

Subaru is increasingly leaning towards green car concepts of late. The automaker has announced the brand's first-ever production hybrid vehicle, the Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid and the vehicle will be showcased at the upcoming New York Auto Show. The XV Crosstrek Hybrid is expected to have a hybrid system paired to the manufacturer's Symmetrical All-Wheel drive. In addition to the 2014 XV ...

Blue Planet, Largest Aquarium in Europe, Opens this Weekend

March 21, 2013 / No Comments

Blue Planet, the largest aquarium in Europe, is all set to be the new gateway to the mysteries of the underwater world. The aquarium is all set to open on March 22 in Copenhagen. The Blue Planet project, designed by 3XN, started in 2007 and has been made to be sustainable and self-sufficient so as to benefit the environment and ...

Formula E Electric Racing Coming to 8 Cities in 2014

March 20, 2013 / No Comments

Formula E, the electric-car version of Formula 1, has announced its Preliminary 2014 Calendar. This time they have announced 8 cities around the world to host the 2014 race. The host cities will include two US cities Miami and Los Angeles. Others in the list are London, Rome, Los Angeles, Beijing, Putrajaya, Buenos Aires, and Rio de Janeiro. Formula E Holdings, ...

VW to Roll Out Six Plug-in Hybrids, Starting 2014

March 20, 2013 / No Comments

Volkswagen has revealed plans to launch at least 6 new plug-in hybrid models, starting 2014. The new plug-in hybrid vehicles is expected to play a big role in the carmaker’s emphasis towards e-mobility. The new models will include two Volkswagen models, probably a plug-in hybrid version of the European Passat and a plug-in hybrid Golf.  Though the exact number hasn’t been ...

BMW Cruise E-Bike Rolls Out

March 19, 2013 / No Comments

BMW has formally introduced its electric bike, named Cruise. The Cruise has a 250-watt electric motor which is capable of speeds up to 25 km/h with a range of 80km. The motor of the electric bike is used to assist the rider and not power the Cruise. The Cruise has four different modes, Eco Tour, Sport or Speed/Turbo. The rider can ...

Toyota-Grenoble to Launch EV Car Sharing Program in France

March 19, 2013 / No Comments

Japanese automaker Toyota, the city of Grenoble, the Grenoble-Alpes Metropole and Electricite de France (EDF) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on March 4 to bring an urban electric vehicle (EV) car sharing project in Grenoble (France). The project is expected to deploy almost 70 ultra-compact Toyota urban EVs in the Grenoble-Alpes Métropole for self-service car sharing. The project will ...