Showing posts in the category of Ecology

September 27, One Day Completely Without Cars In Central Paris


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You may remember older talks of banning cars in Paris for one day of the week, well, those didn’t go so well with the locals. Now, though, the city is completely shutting down traffic in the French capital for singular day-long event on September 27.

Chair Of CARB Wants To All-But Ban Combustion Engines In California By 2030


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Mary Nichols, the head of the California Air Resources Board (CARB), has stated that it is her personal ambition to make it so automakers will only be allowed to sell electric cars in the state by 2030.

Hybrid RenaultSport Models At Least Five Years Away


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With the recent onslaught of sporty hybrid vehicles, you’d wonder what a respected name like RenaultSport is waiting for. Apparently, such vehicles in the brand’s portfolio are still five to ten years away, which is odd because they’re partners with one of the biggest electrifiers in the business – Nissan.

French Electric Swincar Makes Conventional Quads/ATVs Look Unfit For The Job


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While it may look a tad on the weird side, the Swincar designed and built by French startup Mecanroc is a really rather brilliant bit of terrain conquering equipment. Forget quads, ATVs and even good old fashioned enduro bikes – the Swincar is more capable and probably safer too.

Science Finds Way To Trap Carbon Dioxide And Clean The Air


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If global warming really is linked to carbon emissions, then it would be high time we started looking at effective ways to clean the air of impurities.

German Students Create The Fastest-Accelerating EV In The World


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GreenTeam Formula has created the fastest accelerating electric vehicle in the world, a feat pending confirmation by Guinness World Records.

The all-wheel drive vehicle was clocked from 0 to 100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 1.779 seconds; the previous record stood at 1.785 seconds.

Company Proposes Plastic Roads Made From Prefab Pieces


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Roads as we have come to know them can be quite a hassle to maintain, and if it becomes disused, then it’s really rather hard to get rid of.

Airbus E-fan Electric Airplane Successfully Crosses The English Channel


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Planes are high polluters too, you know, so one way to cull that at high altitude would be to make them fully electric, like we’re starting to do with our cars.

Airbus has a small model already in advanced testing phases and it recently took off from the UK with the aim of crossing the Channel to France.

Lit Motors C1: Two-Wheeled Car Or Self-Balancing Motorbike? [w/Video]


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A company called Lit Motors has been at work for the past few years (since 2012) on what they say is a new kind of vehicle – the C1. What they’re proposing is basically a self-balancing enclosed motorbike that actually works.

Which Country Do You Think Bought 300 Electric Vans For Its Postal Service?


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Current electric vehicles still can’t tempt buyers as a sound financial decision, but bought in bulk and used properly they can repay their value through use.

Dutch People Sue Government And Win In Case To Cut Carbon Emissions


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There’s nothing like seeing a popular movement triumph over organized bureaucracy in a grassroots kind of way. Apparently, a group of Dutch people sued their government and won, accusing it for not having done enough to curb carbon emissions.

Ford Thinks You Should Not Fold Your Bike But Disassemble It For Travel


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More and more automakers are also looking at bicycles, usually electrically assisted ones these days, and Ford is no exception. They just showed off a unique concept for an e-bike that doesn’t fold, it completely disassembles for you to store it in your trunk.

Renault-Nissan Hits 250,000 Electric Vehicle Sales


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Renault has announced the sale of the 250,000th electric vehicle it’s produced alongside partners Nissan. It also reports 15 percent sales growth through May of this year, when the alliance sold 31,600 EVs.

These Are The 5 Most Efficient V8-Engined Cars


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Having a V8 engine under the hood of your car doesn’t necessarily incur a hefty efficiency penalty and CNET put together a list of the most frugal ones available in the US.

Used Chevy Volt Batteries For Off The Grid Living


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Setting up your own power supply and storage system is becoming increasingly easy, but getting hold of good high-capacity batteries is still expensive. Then why not consider a used Chevrolet Volt battery pack for your personal power needs?

The Definitive Infographic On The Claimed-Real Efficiency Discrepancy


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Unsurprisingly, according to an AAA Automotive Engineering-conducted two-phase study, knowledge that you can’t quite reach manufacturer claimed figures is refreshed.

Tesla Model S Users Have Driven More Than A Billion Miles Combined


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While it may not be any kind of major achievement in and of itself, because you can’t compare it to anything, all of Tesla’s Model S sedans have now racked up more than a billion miles.

US: Annual Sales Of Electrified Vehicles Could Pass 1 Million By 2024


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The US will go green big time, or at least that’s what a research company called Navigant Research is estimating. They’re saying that between the US and Canada, some 1 million plug-ins per year will be sold in nine years’ time.

Audi A6 TDI Ultra Travels To 14 Countries Without Refueling, Sets World Record


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The times when thinking about a mid-size premium saloon meant that you had to settle for thirsty engines and high taxes are long gone - just ask these guys!

Local Motors Tests First All-Electric Rally Fighter Mule


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Local Motors, the company that has future owners come in and help build their vehicle, has just published a video showing a Rally Fighter bare chassis powered by electric motors.