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Zipcar Expands to 36 Colleges and Federal Govt Entities

October 31, 2011 / No Comments

Tapping the use-don’t-own spirit of the younger lot of today, the nation’s biggest car sharing service - Zipcar - is expanding to 36 new higher education centers in North America. So anyone from any of the 36 colleges will be provided with short term car rentals by Zipcar. Zipcar’s service is now available at about 250 higher education campuses in North ...

London Police Switching to Electric Bikes

October 17, 2011 / No Comments

London police have raced to yet another innovation; patrolling the streets with electric bikes. London's boys in blue are going to kick-start a greener era of patrol with the unveiling of the Metropolitan Police's first electric motorcycle: the 2011 Zero DS. The police squad has confirmed that it's going to trial a Zero Dual Sport (DS) bike manufactured by Zero Motorcycles. ...

Art Paper from Invasive Plants with the Bicycle-Powered Oracle Beater

October 7, 2011 / No Comments

Mary Hark, professor at the Design Studies Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and founder of HARK! Handmade Paper Studio, has noticed the writing on the wall and has implemented a program in Ghana - a paper-making venture. With the help of the bicycle-powered Oracle Beater, designed by Lee McDonald, fine art papers are produced from an invasive plant species, making ...

Honda Leads Green Race with 11 Certified Green Buildings

October 4, 2011 / No Comments

In North America's green race, Honda has overtaken all other automakers. It now leads all others with 11 certified green buildings in North America. Recently, both Honda's North American power train division in Anna, OH and their Canadian headquarters in Ontario bagged LEED certification from the non-profit Green Building Council, taking the automaker's LEED-certified total to 11 facilities ...

Czech Electric Scooter Sets Distance Record; Covers 706 Miles in 24 Hours

September 23, 2011 / 1 Comment

An electric scooter from Akumoto, the Czech scooter manufacturer, has set the world record for the longest distance covered by an electric scooter in 24 hours. The manufacturer had teamed up with electricity generation conglomerate CEZ for the attempt. The non-modified electric scooter has set the record by clocking 1,136.3 kilometres (706.1 miles) in a day. That is roughly the distance ...

BMW Husqvarna e-go Concept Unveiled; Targets Young Riders [Video]

September 21, 2011 / 1 Comment

The different e-bikes on show at Frankfurt are absolutely noteworthy as they exhibit the concern of companies about the earth and fuel depletion. In line with the trend, BMW too has unveiled their new electric bike, Husqvarna e-go concept at the Motor Show. We think this one is an apt mode of urban transportation in the days to come. Targeting young ...

Ford E-Bike Concept Unveiled at Frankfurt

September 20, 2011 / 1 Comment

The news from the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show venue is always interesting, right? This time we have spotted a new e-bicycle from the Ford arena. The e-bike concept will be a useful and apt means of urban transportation. And, importantly, the concept is also a way to reduce depletion of fossil fuels, pollution and save the earth. The mechanics of the ...

Moto Undone: A Silent Electric Motor Bike

September 16, 2011 / No Comments

Joey Ruiter has a different idea when it comes to bikes. After the Super Minimal City Bike, this time around he is coming up with another unique bicycle concept. Christened Moto Undone, the bike comes with a minimalist mirrored body that disappears silently through the streets. Powered by the new electric motor technology, the bike exhibits a different concept of two-wheeled ...

Coca Cola to Use Plant-Based Materials and Recycled Plastic to Make Bottles

September 13, 2011 / No Comments

Green seems to be top priority at Coke. Coca Cola, one of the largest soft drinks makers, is planning to come out with a new packaging for their products, with care for the environment in mind. The MNC’s new objective is to use plant-based materials and recycled plastic to make their 500 ml bottles. The company says bottles will be made ...

EcoKat, the First Eco-Friendly College Mascot, is Here

September 2, 2011 / No Comments

The first environment-friendly college mascot  - EcoKat - is out. The Kansas State University has let it out of the bag. Though the college has gone gaga over the unusual mascot, students and the surrounding community are not at all enamored. EcoKat has been described by Kansas State as a "crusader of conservation and fanatic of fluorescents". With the ...