Audi A1 e-tron Hybrid Concept Being Tested

September 24, 2012 / No Comments

After the successful trial of A1 e-tron on the roads of Munich, Germany, Audi is now moving to the next stage of experimenting with their vehicles. Audi has announced a Dual-Mode Hybrid A1 e-tron concept car that has a conventional engine and two electric motors. The latest version of the concept adopts conventional 1.5-liter, 3-cylinder turbocharged gasoline engine. The engine is ...

Hyundai HB20 Flex Fuel Car Gets for Brazil

September 20, 2012 / No Comments

Hyundai’s Brazilian subsidiary has pulled off a major surprise by launching a striking new Brazil-only flex-fuel model called the HB20. It will be manufactured at the new plant in Piracicaba, Brazil, starting September 20. The sales of the vehicle will start only in early October. The company has stated that the HB20 is not just a car, but the first strategically ...

Bardessono is California’s First and Only LEED Platinum Hotel

September 20, 2012 / No Comments

Bardessono,California’s exotic luxury hotel, has received a laurel in the form of LEED Platinum cerification for its efforts at nature conservation. The hotel has been accorded the prestigious certification for 2010 by the US Green Building Council. The hotel focuses on sustainability to save energy along with providing a luxurious guest experience. They have initiated the environmental activities in a more ...

Lexus LF-CC Hybrid Coupe Concept Shown Ahead of Paris Show

September 19, 2012 / No Comments

The Lexus LF-CC is finally here. The much-awaited Lexus LF-CC is about to show its face at the Paris Motor Show later this month. The LF-CC concept is a new two-door hybrid coupe concept. This mid-size coupe concept features a new 2.5-liter full hybrid powertrain. Like the LF-LC concept car, the new LF-CC will sport a front engine, rear-wheel drive. The ...

TS Designs T-Shirts Made from Organic Cotton

September 19, 2012 / No Comments

After long ten years of dreams, plotting and planting, Cotton of Carolinas has finally bloomed into T-shirts printed on the first-ever commercially grown certified-organic cotton grown in North Carolina. In 2006, Eric Henry founded the T S Designs with “dirt to shirt” philosophy. The group supports local jobs by maintaining the textile process within the state. T S Designs now has ...

Recycled Bottle Caps Turned into Design Material for House Beautification

September 18, 2012 / No Comments

Thousands of pieces of waste that would otherwise be obstructing waterways of Siberia have been turned into beautiful and attractive construction material. Olga Kostina, a resient of Kamarchaga village in Russia, has collected old bottle caps to decorate her house. She has decorated her house with them in vivid attractive patterns. This bottle cap house is drawing people and the media ...

Toshiba eneGoon is Your Green Backup Power Supply Option

September 18, 2012 / No Comments

Many nations today have put in efforts to revolutionize traditional energy solutions through the adoption of green energy resources, Japan has been a prominent player. As part of such efforts, Japan is now trying to utilize power from high-capacity storage batteries that combines green energy solutions like solar. However, batteries rely mainly on power off the grid and their power output is ...

Fisker Karma to Drive into China this November

September 17, 2012 / No Comments

Fisker Automotive has decided to expand its automotive industry to the Asian market. As an initial step, it is going into China with its sleek electric Karma sports car. In 2010, it had signed an agreement with the China Grand Automotive Group to have its plug-in sports sedans sold in China and most probably, Fisker Automotive will launch the environment-friendly ...

Rawlemon Solar Energy Globe Can Generate Lunar Energy Too

September 17, 2012 / No Comments

We have heard of electricity generation from sunlight, but can you imagine harvesting power from moonlight? Solar energy designers at Rawlemon have gone a step ahead by creating a sun-tracking glass globe that can invest sunlight as well as moonlight up to 10,000 times. Compared to the traditional dual-axis photovoltaic designs, the new ß.torics system is 35% more efficient. The greatest ...

Tesla Crossover and Sports Car EVs in 2016

September 14, 2012 / No Comments

Tesla is charting out plans to manufacture a crossover SUV and a new sports car in place of the Roadster. Car enthusiasts, however, will need to wait until 2016 to drive these models. The 2015 $30,000 sedan is the first in line as per the electric car company’s plans. Tesla hopes it will attract audience significantly. Musk plans to launch it ...