Showing posts in the category of Ecology

Audi Protects Allergy Sufferers With New Climate Control Filter


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Starting June, compact Audis will roll off the assembly line with a new filter in their climate controls.

Barack Obama Proposes $10 Oil Tax Per Barrel To Fund Transportation Plans


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To raise funds for a number of transportation initiatives across the United States, President Obama has proposed a $10 oil tax per barrel to be phased in over the next five years.

France Set To Pave 1,000 Km Of Roads With Solar Panels


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Over the next five years, approximately 1,000 km of roads in France will be paved with solar panels in a project sanctioned by France's Agency of Environment and Energy Management.

Milan Bans Cars For Three Days To Reduce Pollution Level


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Vehicles may be getting cleaner due to stricter emissions regulations, but there are still plenty in circulation to induce a smog problem.

PSA To Work Towards Publishing Real-World Fuel Efficiency Figures


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PSA Peugeot Citroen was the first manufacturer to introduce a particulate filter to its diesel range some 11 years before that was mandated by the introduction of the EU5 standard.

Oslo Wants To Ban Cars From Its Center By 2019


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Norway’s capital city Oslo aims to ban cars from its center by 2019 to help reduce pollution.

UK Sees 138.5 Percent Plug-In Hybrid Sales Boost So Far In 2015


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The first nine months of the year have seen the sale of plug-ins surge in the UK, a study by Go Ultra Low confirms.

Insufficient EV Chargers Are Making Californians Antisocial


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It’s not all good news for those who have bought an electric vehicle, even in an EV friendly state like California. It may have one of the broadest charging infrastructures in the world, yet it seems it’s still not enough and it’s making people mean to one another.

Expert Refutes Tesla Model X Bioweapon Defense Air Conditioning


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At the launch of the new Tesla Model X, company founder Elon Musk at one point had a chart out showing the car’s worthiness in case of a bioweapon attack. Well, now experts have come out to dismiss his claims, negating everything he said on the subject.

Diesel VW US Sales Restart Still Months Away, Says Report


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VW won’t be able to start selling its latest 2016 model year diesels in the US for another few months, as the EPA plans to subject the models to much more stringent tests than before.

Toyota Details Ha:mo Mobility Program Via Animation


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Toyota’s Harmonious Mobility Network, or Ha:mo, is a “community network for optimal use of cars and other personal vehicles in combination with” buses, trams, trains or any other means of public transportation.

Mazda Releases...Reassuring Statement On Emissions Compliance


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Sometimes you really do have to strike while the iron is hot and that's exactly what Mazda is looking to do by releasing this statement regarding this entire emissions fiasco.

Europe-Based Project To Add 325 New Fuel-Cell Vehicles, 29 Fueling Points


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A new project called H2ME, aimed to aid the proliferation of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles in Europe has been set in motion. Its name is short for Hydrogen Mobility Europe and it’s now the largest such initiative on the continent.

Ford Makes Video About "Farm To Car" Movement


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It’s common knowledge that internal combustion engines, especially the diesel, were designed to run on pretty much anything that ignited and had a certain energy stored up. Rudolf Diesel wanted his patented design to run on peanut oil, for instance, while Henry Ford insisted that “if you can make it out of petroleum, you can make it with soybean oil.”

Winterkorn Announces "Reinvention Of VW" With 20 New EVs, PHEVs By 2020


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Volkswagen is one automaker that’s really been bitten hard by the green bug as it’s now announcing 20 new electric or electrified vehicles by the end of the decade.

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.