Haiti Imposes Ban on Plastic Bags

October 1, 2012 / No Comments

You can see plastic and foam food containers everywhere including canals, cluttering streets and the oceans lining the Caribbean nations. With the situation turning more alarming, the Haiti government has announced a ban on the import, manufacture or sale of plastic bags and disposable foam products as of October 1. Most of these products are now imported into Haiti from ...

US Navy to Produce Jet Fuel from Seawater

September 28, 2012 / No Comments

At the onset of the increasing fuel prices, refueling ships at sea could a rather expensive maneuver. The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory is developing a process that will convert seawater around the ship into jet fuel. It may appear fanciful and how far it can be implemented practically is still a question. They are looking at a process to recover carbon ...

Wraps Go Off Toyota 2013 Auris Hybrid Just Ahead of Paris Debut [Video]

September 28, 2012 / No Comments

Toyota has officially released the images and full specification details of their all-new 2013 Auris. This compact sized hatchback will challenge the Volkswagen Golf and Ford Focus. The car maker targets Europe and Japan markets along with the other parts of the world. The car is expected to deliver enhanced dynamics, more unique styling and higher equipment levels. It combines a ...

San Francisco Bike Sharing Program Set to Catch Up

September 27, 2012 / No Comments

Bike sharing is catching up in San Francisco. The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, in association with the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, is planning to introduce a bike sharing fleet program for its pedallers. As part of this program, 500 bikes will be placed in 50 stations. The system facilitates the pedallers to pick up bikes and drop them ...

Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo Concept Shown

September 27, 2012 / No Comments

With the 2012 Paris Motor Show all set to begin, Porsche has unveiled its Panamera Sport Turismo Concept. It aims to be a rival of the Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake. The hybrid badge on the front tells that the Panamera Sport Turismo concept car uses a hybrid drive system. It features an intelligent and efficient drive technology. The e-Sport Turismo is ...

Audi 2013 A3 Hatchback Revealed Ahead of Paris Show

September 26, 2012 / No Comments

Audi has shown off its much-awaited five-door version of the third-generation A3 hatchback.  Christened A3 Sportback, the new car will make its appearance at 2012 Paris Motor Show later this week. Sporting looks similar to Audi’s three-door cousin, the new vehicle boasts a subtly evolved interior elegance, longer wheelbase and more interior space. The new machine sports admirable weight savings of ...

Sharp See-Through Solar Panels Generates Power on Glass

September 26, 2012 / No Comments

Sharp has successfully developed a technology which can generate electricity on see-through glass. This see-through solar panel is mainly designed for balcony railings and skyscraper windows. The semi-transparent solar panel can be installed on the façade of buildings. With a capacity of 6.8 percent and a maximum output of 95 watts, the panel size ranges from 4.5 feet wide and 3.2 ...

Nissan Unveils Electric Nissan e-NV200

September 25, 2012 / No Comments

Nissan has unveiled its all-new electric Panel Van version e-NV200 concept at the Commercial Vehicle International Motor Show in Hanover, Germany. Nissan has been working with FedEx Express to make e-NV200 the next FedEx delivery van.   Electric vehicles are ideal for urban transportation as it features both efficiency and zero emission technology. Nissan and FedEx have started working together by co-testing ...

Climate Change Plays Havoc on Arctic Ice

September 25, 2012 / No Comments

Global warming is for sure playing havoc on Arctic ice. In August, the US National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) stated that over 900 cubic kilometers of summer sea ice had vanished from the Arctic Ocean. According to NSIDC, it has reached its lowest levels this year, setting a new low. This year the levels have gone down to 3.41 ...

Honda Fit EVs to be Part of Zipcar’s San Francisco Fleet

September 24, 2012 / No Comments

Zipcar, the American membership-based car sharing company, will include Honda’s Fit EVs to their car-sharing fleet in San Francisco.  Honda Fit EV will be available to its customers starting this month. Zipcar will station the new Honda Fit EVs in their locations like the Inter Continental Hotel, Parc 55 (near the Powell St. BART) and City Hall at 34 Dr. Carlton ...