Volkswagen Unveils E-Scooter at Shanghai Auto Show

April 20, 2011 / 2 Comments

Volkswagen has unveiled a battery-powered two-wheeler called the E-Scooter at the Shanghai Motor Show.  Powered by a nickel-metal-hydride battery the lightweight E-Scooter features a 350-watt electric motor and has a range of 25 miles. The light weight battery can be easily removed and charged indoors. Weighing around 44 pounds excluding the nickel-metal hydride battery, it features a top speed of 30 ...

Canada’s Shanghai Expo Pavilion is a Green Rain Harvester

March 15, 2010 / No Comments

At the Shanghai Expo 2010, the Canadian pavilion will sprawl over 6,000 square meters, easily one of the biggest at the site. The huge structure though, carries a tinge of green to go along. The pavilion follows the theme "The Living City: Inclusive, Sustainable, Creative" and actually does that quite well. Constructed by Canadian company SNC-Lavalin Inc, the pavilion will ...

Eco Luxury Songjiang Hotel Built in a Quarry

August 21, 2008 / 3 Comments

We always salute those that build something thinking about the way it affects the environment we live in. However, the big surprise is that the Chinese are doing it close to Shanghai. In a 100-meter deep quarry the guys at Atkins designed the eco-luxury Songjiang Hotel that will use geothermal technology to generate electricity and hot water. The great advantage is that ...