Hyundai Proves Hydrogen Fuel Potential with Long Drive

May 10, 2012 / No Comments

This is claimed to be an impressive achievement - a 404-mile cross-continental drive for a hydrogen-fuelled vehicle. A pair of hydrogen-powered Hyundai iX35 (Tuscon) FCEVs was driven from Oslo, Norway to Monte Carlo, Monaco and they proved that H2 refuelling infrastructure is just enough for the long distance. The trip was organised by the Norwegian Zero Emissions Resource Organization (ZERO) using ...

The Observer Ethical Awards 2012 Shortlist Announced

May 10, 2012 / No Comments

The shortlist for this year’s Ethical Awards’ instituted by The Observer has been announced. The Ethical Awards honour and celebrate projects, activists, businesses, ideas as well as campaigns that have made commendable contributions for the cause of sustainable change. Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver finds a place in the shortlist, along with campaigner and chef Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall. Eco-energy company Ecotricity ...

Sprint LG Optimus Elite is Ultimately Eco-Conscious

May 9, 2012 / No Comments

Abiding by its strong ecological commitment, Sprint has  rolled out another eco-conscious handset, much to the delight of green-loving Android lovers. This time it is the LG Optimus Elite, which promises to be a perfect choice for both the mid-range Android customers and the environment enthusiasts. The phone comes with am UL Environment Platinum Certification for its eco-friendly properties. Sprint’s LG ...

Rimac Concept One is one Charmer of an EV [Video]

May 9, 2012 / No Comments

You would agree that some of the car buffs out there were not very enthusiastic about the Rimac Concept One when it was first shown. But guess what, the latest teaser video flaunting the car’s sprint through the highway has everything to lure back the detractors. It was only last week Rimac Automobili announced the specs and cost of its limited ...

New Standardized EV Charging System Gears Up for EVS26 Showcase

May 8, 2012 / No Comments

A new standardized electric vehicle (EV) charging system will be demonstrated at the Electric Vehicle Symposium (EVS26). This brand new charging system enables fast charging in DC with a combined charging arrangement and has been dubbed DC Fast Charging with a Combined Charging System. It promises to lower costs and also reduce charging times. The new system offers four recharging options: ...

Bring Me Back is Puma Bid to Snip Impact on Environment

May 8, 2012 / No Comments

Puma has come up with a new initiative, something on the lines of recycling of used products. The program is in collaboration with global recycling firm I:CO, and is titled Bring Me Back. Launched in Germany, the program will have recycling bins installed in Puma stores in the country. It aims to collect gently used shoes, clothing, and accessories or whatever ...

It is Now Time for Autonomous Biodegradable Robots

May 7, 2012 / No Comments

This could be termed as a complete eco-friendly product. What more can one ask for if that product decomposes itself once the expiry date is reached? This idea of biodegradable robots is the brainchild of Dr Jonathan Rossiter, a senior lecturer at the University of Bristol's Department of Engineering and Mathematics. According to the University of Bristol, the usual robots of ...

Eco-friendly Designs Take Birth on Theresa Deckner’s Canvas

May 7, 2012 / No Comments

Theresa Deckner a young designer from Pratt Institute is the next rising star in the field of eco-fashion. At the annual Pratt Fashion Show on April 26th her collections simply attracted everyone’s attention. The young designer presented a collection that sported painted fabrics. The designer chose sustainable fabrics as her canvas and focused on durable and better materials for the environment. The ...

Infiniti M LWB Showcased at Beijing; Sales to Start in June

May 4, 2012 / No Comments

 The new Infiniti M LWB has got a Beijing showcasing, and is now getting set for a June roll out in China.  The vehicle is designed specially to cater to the needs of the Chinese upper class. To get into the features of the automobile, it is a long wheelbase model and the chassis runs 5.9-inches (150mm) in dimensions. Two different ...

Aptera USA 2e Three-Wheeled Electric Car by Q1 of 2013

May 4, 2012 / 1 Comment

Aptera USA has lined up plans to bring the Aptera 2e three-wheeled car to the market. This is likely to happen as early as the first quarter of 2013. The completed chassis of the vehicle will be brought to the US from China, where the electric drivetrain and other equipment is being installed.  The new Aptera vehicle is said to be ...