Bhutan to Go 100% Organic by 2020

February 13, 2013 / No Comments

Bhutan, the tiny remote kingdom nestling in the Himalayas, is already a largely organic nation. The kingdom however wants to do more on that front. Bhutan has now announced plans to go 100% organic. And, when that gets done, Bhutan will become the first country in the world to follow fully organic agricultural practices. Thus it will ensure food safety and ...

2013 Ford Focus Electric Sports Superior Security Features

February 12, 2013 / No Comments

The 2013 Ford Focus Electric is a star already. With the latest laurel coming in the form of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) applause, the makers can be proud of such an innovation. Crash tests over, the car has been handed over a rating of 5 stars out of 5 by the NHTSA. The overall ratings talk a lot ...

Mercury Levels in Water Can Now Be Determined Using Mobile Phones

February 12, 2013 / No Comments

The presence of mercury, the most deadly and toxic element that contaminates water and food materials within a short span of time, can be determined with your mobile phone. The Environment Protection Agency (EPA) has been in efforts to reduce mercury in the environment. Researchers at the University of Burgos have now come out with new test results that detail ...

5 Tips for Car Rentals to Get More Customers: GO GREEN!

February 11, 2013 / No Comments

Editorial by Fred Hoot - Google+ Ever since Kermit the Frog started singing “It’s Not Easy Being Green” that song has remained with me.  It also applies to the Green Movement. Nobody wants dirty water or air, but sometimes there are hardships and obstacles you may have to overcome.  This is particularly when you are trying to steer customers (no pun intended) toward ...

Wind Turbines Get Smarter with Tech Intervention

February 11, 2013 / No Comments

Think wind power, and you can see that turbines have been getting bigger and better. With better computer models and components embedded, wind turbines have been made more productive. GE’s new 2.5-120 wind turbine, announced last week, is even better. Its maximum power output is about 2.5 megawatts, which is lower than that of the leading 2.85 megawatt turbine. The turbine will ...

Geely-Kandi Joint Venture to Make Low-Speed EVS for China

February 11, 2013 / No Comments

Zhejiang Kandi Vehicles Co, a Chinese EV maker has inked a deal with Geely’s Shanghai Maple Guorun Automobile Co, in order develop electric vehicles. The joint venture targets investment, research and development, production, marketing and sales of EVs in China. Each company will pump in around $80 million and will develop neighborhood electric vehicles (NEVs). Such automobiles have a large sales ...

Apple Lining Up Solar-Powered iPhone; Patent Filing Suggests

February 8, 2013 / No Comments

Are you an Apple fanboy? If yes, this could excite you more. The iGiant seems to be looking at the sun to charge its devices. And, as if in a bid to make things possible in that terrain, the company has filed a patent application for integrated touch sensor and solar assembly that could usher in iDevices that would capture ...

Kia Superman-Inspired Hybrid Car Gets Chicago Showcase

February 8, 2013 / No Comments

Justice League is now on the automobile terrain too. The Chicago Auto Show just saw automaker Kia lifting the wraps off its new Superman-themed Optima Hybrid. Involving joint efforts from DC Entertainment and Super Street magazine, the new hybrid vehicle was shown off with a two-tone exterior and Superman badging. Other features include closed air intakes, a sport-tuned suspension, a trunk-mounted ...

Mitsubishi Recalling 14,700 Electric Cars Due to Brake Issue

February 7, 2013 / No Comments

Mitsubishi is recalling around 14,700 of its i-MiEV electric cars worldwide, because of a potential brake issue. The automaker announced that the recall will affect 2012 models made between December 2, 2011 and September 7, 2012. This will include 5,800 EVs in Japan.  And in Europe, alone the company is recalling around 8,900 i-MiEV electric cars. Mitsubishi has sold around 200 ...

Bristol Supercar Hybrid Expected at Goodwood Festival of Speed

February 7, 2013 / No Comments

The upcoming Goodwood Festival of Speed this July will see an all-new hybrid supercar rolling out from the Bristol stables. The new supercar is expected to boast a range-extended powertrain  that would distribute permanent electric drive to all four wheels. The hybrid super automobile will also house under the hood a gasoline engine that will run a generator that would in ...