Boston’s Swing Power Cells to Feature in BAIC Vehicles

August 13, 2012 / No Comments

Boston-Power has announced that the company has entered into a multi-year agreement with Beijing Electric Vehicle Company (BJEV), the electric vehicle delivery arm of Beijing Automotive Industry Company (BAIC). As per the deal, Boston will provide battery systems to the Chinese company. Boston-Power's battery systems will be used in the electric vehicles starting in 2012. Boston-Power's award-winning battery systems will support ...

Hiriko 100% EV Looks to Rewrite City Car Concept

August 9, 2012 / No Comments

If you have been wondering what car would qualify as the world’s first 100% electric vehicle, think no more. For, the Hiriko has arrived.  The EV that promises to revolutionize the concepts of driving and mobility, is a two-seater electric car developed by the Hiriko Driving Mobility consortium. Build to make traveling much easier and accessible, the Hiriko aims to garner ...

MIT Scholars Bring Solar Power to Remote African Clinics

August 9, 2012 / 1 Comment

How about powering remote Africa with the sun? MIT scholar Matthew Orosz has done exactly that. He and his team have developed a solar-powered system to provide electricity in remote African clinics. Interior Africa, as of now, uses electricity to light lamps and run medical devices in clinics courtesy of expensive imported diesel fuel. Orosz spent two years in the African ...

Be an environmentally-friendly driver! How?

August 8, 2012 / No Comments

Although we'll always need cars to get from A to B, that isn't to say we shouldn't take the time to consider the effect that motoring has on the world around us. Driving has a substantial impact on the environment, but there are ways this can be countered. Read on to find out more about what steps you can take. One ...

2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI is US’ Most Fuel-Efficient Convertible

August 8, 2012 / No Comments

If latest EPA ratings are anything to go by, 2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI gives you the pleasure of riding a top-end convertible while saving a ton of money at the gas station. According to the ratings, 2013 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible is the most fuel-efficient one in the US. This Convertible features a diesel four-cylinder engine that produces 140 horsepower. It gives ...

Casa em Movimento is a Self-Sustaining ModularHome

August 8, 2012 / No Comments

Portugal is holding the Solar Decathlon 2012 and students from across the Europe and Egypt are giving final touches to their projects. However, the central piece of attraction of the Solar Decathlon is Casa em Movimento. Known as CEM in short, it is a modular home covered with photovoltaic panels. The uniqueness of this solar suite is that it has the ...

Recycled Bottles and Textile Tree Celebrate Olympics in London

August 7, 2012 / No Comments

London’s South Bank has got a new look. Part of an Olympic celebration, Scottish artist Gayle Chong Kwan has used thousands of recycled plastic milk bottles to create a serene, fluffy looking environment. The bottles are erected or hanged down in such a way that they look like the "landscape" of stalagmites and stalactites. If you take a stroll through the ...

Portland International Airport Goes Green

August 7, 2012 / No Comments

Portland International Airport, Oregon welcomes you with all its vibrant greenness. The airport boasts of a well-kept, maintained and manicured vertical garden which breathes in fresh air into the place. Portland is one of the greenest cities in the world and the airport authorities are quite successful in reflecting the green nature of the place in setting up the airport. Well, ...

Nissan Launches Serena S-Hybrid in Japan

August 6, 2012 / No Comments

Nissan has launched the hybrid variant of its minivan (vehicle with three rows of seats) Serena in Japan. Dubbed as the Serena S-Hybrid, it has started the sales this week. This green variant comes in two-wheel as well as four-wheel-drive versions. It gets 15.2 kilometers per liter in two-wheel-drive mode. This is almost equal to 36 miles per gallon as estimated ...

BMW Provides Remote-Controlled MINIs for the London Olympics

August 6, 2012 / No Comments

We already know that BMW has provided a fleet of hybrids and electric MINI Coopers for the ongoing 2012 London Olympic Games. Along with that the company has also supplied a fleet of small remote-controlled MINI Coopers. These small remote-controlled vehicles are deployed specifically to clear the field during Olympic events. These MINI Coopers are 1/4th the size of the original ...