Volvo Rapid EV Charger Boasts Less Charging Time

November 9, 2012 / No Comments

One of the major drawbacks of powerful electric cars is its limited range and long recharging times.Volvo has been investigating this issue and has now come up with an advanced rapid charger. With this new charger, Volvo tries to cut that prolonged charging time to a slightly more reasonable 90 minutes. The company claims that their charging system is the world’s ...

Consumer Preference in Plug-In Vehicles Head Southward

November 9, 2012 / No Comments

Fascination for hybrid vehicles has been witnessing a slight decline in the US for the past year, Pike Research has found. The survey was based on the consumers’ interest level and concerns about the practicality of making such as purchase. The number of people who opt for electric cars was reported as down during the last year. Those who are ...

Porsche 918 Spyder Details Leaked

November 8, 2012 / No Comments

The 918 Spyder has been in the headlines as a truly desirable sports car from the Porsche stables. The details of the car which were kept under cover have now been revealed. A leaked report suggests that, akin to the Porsche Carrera GT, the upcoming 918 Spyder will be offered only as a left hand drive model. Porsche had initially announced its ...

Vertical Farms Dot Singapore Skyscrapers

November 8, 2012 / No Comments

In Singapore, people have been running out of land and living spaces as the cities get crowded. Can you believe that an agricultural revolution is in the making in this congested city? Sky Green Farms is the company behind this novel endeavor. Vertical farming is mainly rooted in one principle: Instead of producing food in farms, you just can grow it ...

Toyota Prius Design to be Altered

November 7, 2012 / No Comments

The Toyota Prius, as you all know, is one of the most popular and recognizable cars in the world. The unique design has made the car a style icon already. The slippery, wedge-like design was originally developed for maximum aerodynamic efficiency. Well, the Toyota Prius design which has become a familiar site on the world’s roads may change soon. Yes, Toyota ...

BriTek Airless Bicycle Tires Being Tested

November 7, 2012 / No Comments

Say goodbye to your bike pump! Flat bicycle tires will soon disappear into the past.  Colorado-based company Britek Tire and Rubber has recently introduced airless tires for bicycles that guarantee a complete puncture-less ride. Usually, bike tires manage tire firmness with air pressure. However, the new Energy Return Wheel is created out of two layers of rubber lengthened over a 29-inch ...

Levis Jeans Made Out of Plastic Bottles

November 6, 2012 / No Comments

You will be surprised to know that Levi Strauss & Co is slowly expanding their business world to recycling materials. The Levi’s brand has recently introduced their new denim line, which will be available worldwide, incorporating post-consumer recycling waste including brown beer bottles, green soda bottles, clear water bottles, and black food trays. The recycling materials are collected from municipal ...

Toyota Prius C Tops Consumer Reports’ List of Reliable Cars

November 6, 2012 / No Comments

Japanese brand Toyota has grabbed the top position in the Consumer Reports annual reliability rankings, challenging its US and European rivals. The Toyota Prius C compact hybrid sits at the top of the Consumer Reports' list of reliable 2012 model-year vehicles. The survey aimed to find out the possible most reliable of the 2013 models. Toyota grabbed the top three spots ...

Eta Strives to Double Smart Phone Battery Life

November 5, 2012 / No Comments

The invention of mobiles has taken wireless communication to new heights. But one of the drawbacks is that when compared to tablets, e-readers, and even notebooks, smartphones are power-guzzlers. Many cellphone companies are spending billions on research and development to improve battery technology. An MIT spin-off called Eta Devices, cofounded by two MIT electrical engineering professors Joel Dawson and David Perreault, ...

Tesla Model S Chosen Automobile of the Year 2013

November 5, 2012 / No Comments

Automobile Magazine has announced that it will name the Tesla's Model S its Automobile of the Year for 2013 in its January 2013 issue. They have made the decision after having the chance to drive the EV and chat with CEO Elon Musk. Many reasons contribute to this decision except the vehicle's capability to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. According to the ...