Nissan Leaf Models Used as Police Cars in Portugal

July 19, 2012 / No Comments

In an effort to reduce its ecological footprint,Portugal's Polícia de Segurança Pública (PSP) has begun using Nissan Leaf as police cars. PSP is the first police force in the world to incorporate cars with zero-emission technology in its fleet. Superintendent Paul Gomes Valente, National Director of PSP, said that the force is proud of this decision and want to continue contributing ...

Singapore’s Marina Barrage Controls Flood, Collects Rains Water

July 19, 2012 / No Comments

Marina Barrage is Singapore’s 15th reservoir and the first of its kind in the urban premises. For a country like Singapore, which receives 100 inches of rain each year, flood management, water supply as well as storage are big issues. Built across the Marina channel, the reservoir is a low-level dam in itself and provides a one-stop solution to all these ...

Which promotional products can show off your green credentials?

July 18, 2012 / No Comments

As legislation encourages businesses to reduce their carbon footprint, taking a greener approach to your operations can ensure you not only stay on the right side of the law, but also lower your overheads. Whether you're focusing on increasing renewable energy usage or taking steps to make your fleet of company vehicles greener, it's a good idea to promote energy-saving efforts ...

Roskva Uses Carbon Fibers to Make Light Weight E-Motorcycle

July 18, 2012 / No Comments

Roskva’s new motorcycle prototype is making the headlines not just because it is an electric motorcycle, but it has used carbon fibers to make the light weight bike. And it's been quite successful. This motorcycle’s bodywork weighs just 25 kg (55.12 lbs). The vehicle features a monocoque frame. Even the battery is made of carbon fibre. The single-sided swingarm with its ...

Animal Welfare Group Four Paws Demands Ban on Bull Run in Spain

July 18, 2012 / No Comments

Animal welfare group Vier Pfoten (Four Paws) has urged the Spanish authorities to put an end to the gruesome tradition of Bull Run. The famous Pamplona Bull Run is one of the major attractions of Spanish tourism and has played a major role in establishing and in the growth of the tourism industry in the country. In a bull run, bulls ...

FedEx to Test Nissan e-NV200, May Include in its Fleet

July 17, 2012 / No Comments

FedEx, one of the largest courier services company in the world, will test the new 100% Electric Nissan e-NV200, starting this month. FedEx will test the EV in the Yokohama area in Japan. FedEx has already conducted a trial of the vehicle last winter in Europe. Hope this final test would be enough to convince the courier giant to include the ...

GreenTech Unveils New City EV MyCar

July 17, 2012 / No Comments

GreenTech Automotive, A Mississippi-based automaker, has unveiled a new two-seat city electric vehicle called MyCar. The vehicle comes with many highlights, but what is now making the headlines is its well-attended opening. The event became a high-profile one with the visit of former President Bill Clinton and state Governor Haley Barbour. GreenTech Automotive is chaired by former Democratic National Committee chief ...

GE Ties Up With Paypal to Make WattStation EV Charging Payment Simpler

July 16, 2012 / No Comments

The WattStation charger is the latest innovation in the field of electric vehicle charging stations. Now, GE has partnered with Paypal in an attempt to make EV charging payment simpler. GE makes the WattStation chargers. EV drivers will only need to install a Paypal mobile app on their smartphone. After charging at any random station, they must scan the QC barcode ...

Vauxhall Ampera’s Entry-Level Model Earth Comes to UK

July 16, 2012 / No Comments

Vauxhall Ampera’s new model has been introduced in the United Kingdom. This entry-level model, called Earth, comes with a lower price tag and an array of real impressive features. Earth comes with the same engine and battery as its ‘standard’ brother. It has a 16 kWh lithium-ion battery. The electric motor of Earth develops 150 hp (111 kW / 152 PS) ...

Cost of Lithium-Ion Battery May Come Down, Says Study

July 13, 2012 / No Comments

With the improvements in manufacturing processes, the cost of the automotive lithium-ion batteries might come down in the near future, says a study conducted by McKinsey. If the findings of the study are anything to go by, we may soon see a reduction in the prices of electric vehicles. We may also see more electric, hybrid models on the road. The ...