NASA Aims at Cut in Fuel Consumption with new Tech

January 28, 2013 / No Comments

It would be good to think of an aircraft that would run on reduced fuel. Fuel consumption being an important factor, NASA aims at developing an aircraft which would help reduce the consumption rate. They have developed an innovative flying wing aircraft which consumes about 50% fuel than what the others do. The new X-48C flying wing aircraft uses less fuel than ...

Toyota Prius Best Seller in California in 2012

January 28, 2013 / No Comments

Toyota Prius has become the best selling car in California in 2012.The Japanese automaker sold around 60,688 of the hybrid in the U.S. last year. According to USA Today and the California New Cars Dealers Association, in the year 2012, Prius outsold the Honda Civic, the second in the list by about 3,500 units of vehicles. But for automobile lovers, it ...

Nissan Leaf Nismo Concept Goes into Production

January 25, 2013 / No Comments

Those who have been waiting for the next electric car from Nissan can smile. The company has now confirmed that a production version of its Leaf Nismo Concept is up and ready to roll. What we get to hear is that the version of the model is all geared up to go into production this summer at its Japanese plant. According to ...

VW Chattanooga Solar Park Gets KickStarted

January 25, 2013 / No Comments

Volkswagen has officially kickstarted its huge array of photovoltaic solar cells at its Chattanooga plant. The plant has already been already certified LEED Platinum and now will help build cleaner cars at cleaner plants. This huge solar field could supply up to 12.5 percent of the plant’s total energy needs and will reduce the CO2 emissions by 30 percent. The plant ...

Orangutans at Smithsonian National Zoo Get iPads

January 24, 2013 / No Comments

The Apple iPad is definitely a popular device. The slate is now getting a few new admirers at the Smithsonian National Zoo. Authorities recently started a new program named Apps for Apes, that lets orangutans to use the iPad as a way to keep them occupied. The program has been introduced as a part of changing the day-to-day lives of the ...

BMW Fuel Cell Vehicle to Use Toyota Hydrogen Fuel Tech

January 24, 2013 / No Comments

In 2011,Toyota and BMW decided to co-operate on green car technologies and for developing lithium-ion batteries. Once again, in July last year, both the companies announced a new partnership deal to share the hydrogen fuel technology. As part of this deal,Toyota would allow BMW to use their drivetrain and hydrogen storage technology. And now, the latest reports say that BMW will ...

Brazil to Stop Illegal Logging in Amazon Forests with Tracking Devices

January 23, 2013 / No Comments

The world’s largest rainforest is finally getting things done with regard to protection. To stop deforestation and to track illegal loggers, Brazilian authorities have announced a new plan to save the Amazon rainforest. They will soon start installing tracking devices on trees. Authorities will install tracking units called the Invisible Tracck, a device that is developed by Brazilian firm Cargo Tracck ...

Tata Tech Keeps eMO Plans Alive

January 23, 2013 / No Comments

When Tata Technologies unveiled the eMO electric concept at the last year’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit, it did indeed catch a bunch of enthusiastic eyeballs. The eMO won praise for its roomy interior, swooping windshield and front-opening rear doors and above all for its hypothetical $20,000 price tag. This electric vehicle eMO was said to be created for North ...

Solar Power Could Provide Earth’s Power Needs by 2050

January 22, 2013 / No Comments

It is a fact that a global switch to renewable energy would be necessary to save our planet. But over the years, critics have been arguing that renewable energy sources such as wind and solar power could never satisfy the entire world’s energy needs. The argument seems to be getting invalid. A recent research on solar power has found that ...

European EV Sales to Pierce 800,000 Mark by 2020

January 22, 2013 / No Comments

Electric and hybrid vehicle sales in Europe will touch a magic number of 827,000 by the end of this decade, says Pike Research, a part of Navigant's Energy Practice. Although government support for Electric Vehicles (EVs) in Europe is declining, the increasing availability of vehicle charging infrastructure facilitates the market growth of EVs. This infrastructure enables vehicle to charge at ...