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Nissan’s Fully Electric New Mobility Concept

November 17, 2010 in Electric Cars, Green Technology, Nissan by Stacey Jo

Nissan has developed a new fully electric vehicle with 0 emissions and is in line with their dream of a “sustainable zero-emissions society.”  The Nissan New Mobility Concept is optimum for individuals with short-distance commutes and who travel down traffic-congested roads. A very small two person vehicle, the Nissan New Mobility Concept is best used [...]

High-end Automakers Join Green Vehicle Movement

November 16, 2010 in Audi, BMW, Green Technology, Hybrids, Mercedes-Benz, News & Updates, Porsche by Stacey Jo

Following the trend towards more eco-friendly automobiles, exotic car makers such as Ferrari, Porsche, and Bentley have joined the fray, developing high-end green vehicles for environmentally-conscious, wealthy individuals.   While most of us will never see, let alone step foot in these vehicles, the automakers are dedicated to doing what they can to join the green [...]

Audi A2 Electric Car Travels 373 Miles Without Refuel

November 12, 2010 in Audi, Electric Cars, Green Technology by Stacey Jo

The new Audi A2, manufactured in Germany, has broken a record for the longest run in a production-ready electric vehicle without refueling.  Traveling from Munich to Berlin, the vehicle went 600 km (373 miles) without refueling.  That’s more than a 30 mpg vehicle with 12 gallons of gasoline can travel, making the Audi A2 competitive [...]

Honda Air – The Air-Powered Concept Vehicle

November 11, 2010 in Green Technology, Honda by Stacey Jo

Premiering at the Los Angeles auto show this month, the Honda Air demonstrates new possibilities in alternative fuel.  Powered by a compressed air and pneumatic regulator system, the Air utilizes a lesser-known alternative fuel – air – to propel the vehicle.  The vehicle was inspired by roller coaster systems and wing suits and can travel [...]

Electric Taxis Coming to San Francisco

November 8, 2010 in Electric Cars, Green Technology by Stacey Jo

A new project in the San Francisco bay area hopes to develop electric taxis and charging stations.  The project is breaking automotive news and is led by Better Place, an electric vehicle service provider. According to Jason Wolf, VP of North America for Better Place, “Today marks a significant milestone in our march towards accelerating [...]

Urbee: The First 3-D Printed Vehicle

November 5, 2010 in Electric Cars, Green Technology, Hybrids, News & Updates by Stacey Jo

Announcing its partnership with Kor Ecologic, Stratasys is set to create one of the world’s most fuel efficient vehicles.  The Urbee is the first vehicle ever to use entire body 3D printing technology by additive manufacturing process.  This process prints layers of material, which are placed on top of each other until the finished product [...]

Hanebrink’s Badass Eco-Bike

November 3, 2010 in Green Technology by Stacey Jo

In the business of building all terrain vehicles for over 40 years, Hanebrink has joined the eco movement and released its new electric bike.  The bike is part bicycle, part motorcycle, and part ATV and has a maximum speed of 40 mph on the road. The new hybrid vehicle features 8-inch-wide tubeless tires that can [...]

High-Speed Rail May be Solution to Transportation Woes

October 29, 2010 in Green Technology, News & Updates by Stacey Jo

With growing gas prices and the worst economic crisis in 60 years, many are wondering what the solution to transportation issues in the U.S. may be.  Increased traffic congestion is a glaring sign that something needs to be done, and many feel that high-speed rail systems may be the solution.  Economically friendly high-speed rail systems [...]

Intelligent Energy Release Hydrogen-Powered Motorcycle

October 27, 2010 in Green Technology, News & Updates by Stacey Jo

Intelligent Energy, a company that focuses on creating environmentally friendly energy solutions, has produced a new hydrogen-powered motorcycle.  Lightweight, stylish and eco-friendly, the motorcycle, named the ENV, utilizes hydrogen fuel cells and releases only water and air into the atmosphere. Intelligent Design, a British company, releases its new fuel cell motorcycle before any major automobile [...]

Best Buy Goes Green with Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

October 20, 2010 in Green Technology, News & Updates by Stacey Jo

In an effort to support greener energy, Best Buy has agreed to allow electric vehicle charging stations at twelve of its Arizona, California, and Washington stores by March 2011.  Announced by ECOtality, a charging infrastructure developer, the Blink charging stations, referred to by Blink CEO Jonathan Read as  the “Swiss army knife of telecommunication,” will [...]