Sustainability enters the fast lane at the Frankfurt Automobile Show

Green (Living) Review

By Michael Smith (Veshengro) As already earlier this year seen in Geneva and New York, sustainability is more important to the automobile industry than ever before, and it is a continuing trend. At the 64th “Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung” in Frankfurt, Germany's annual auto extravaganza, nearly all of the significant vehicles revealed have a sustainability story to tell. Electric vehicles and hybrids are NOT the transportation future.

Obama Looks to Hybrid and Electric Cars for the Future

Eco Auto Ninja

Barack Obama’s State of the Union address saw him repeat his push for of seeing over 1 million plug-in hybrid and electric cars on the roads by 2015. He suggested an $8 billion investment in these advanced tech automobiles and battery pack research. Government / Industry Barack Obama biofuel Electric Car Hybrid VehicleAlong with an increased reliance on biofuels he declared that the future could be won through scientific innovation. How will we get there?

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Fuel Efficiency Flimflam And Other Bad Car Comparisons

Living Green & Saving Energy

There is a great deal of misinformation when it comes to automobile fuel efficiency. fuel efficiency green transportation hybrid cars If you look at the average miles per gallon from 1975 to now, you would see an overall doubling of fuel efficiency.

Jaguar's new Hybrid


Leading British automobile maker Jaguar has recently announced its biggest hybrid car project thus far.

World’s First Manual Gear Hybrid Introduced to Turkish Market

Green Prophet

One and a half years after the Japanese launch of the Honda CR-Z, the world’s first manual hybrid, it has come to Turkey, where high fuel prices could create a strong market for the automobile — if the price is right. Hybrids in Turkey: what’s the current picture?

EU’s ‘engine’ stalls in Volkswagen scandal

Green (Living) Review

UEA expert alert – Dr Konstantinos Chalvatzis: EU’s ‘engine’ stalls in Volkswagen scandal by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Plummeting consumer confidence in diesel cars will benefit hybrid and electric vehicle sales, according to an expert in energy technology at the University of East Anglia (UEA).

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The Sustainable and Sleek 2013 Lexus ES

Eco Chic

Lexus — the presenting sponsor of the summit — gave me the opportunity to test drive the new 2013 Lexus ES Hybrid around the open roads of Tucson (which enabled me to take it for a true spin!). Escapes automobiles hybrid hybrid cars Lexus Lexus ES toyota

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Citroen to debut hybrid Numero 9 concept


Sonia Renthlei: French automobile manufacturer, Citroen, is close to debuting its latest Numero 9 concept at the Beijing Motor Show to be held on April 24th.

Using Less: The Fuel Efficiency of a Hybrid Car

Eco Friendly Daily

Most manufacturers offer an eight-year warranty on a hybrid’s battery, which is necessary if they’re going to sell hybrid vehicles. Sales of hybrid cars are going up, beyond most automobile manufacturers’ predictions. Hybrids Permitted in Carpool lanes. Hybrid Cars.

Thermo-piezoelectric tires by Goodyear produces energy for your electric car

Green Prophet

Despite some success in selling electric cars like Nissan’s Leaf model and General Motor’s Chevrolet Volt (more a hybrid), the cruising range of most electric cars is still one of the main issues that cloud a possible electric car success story.

Hybrid Wheels: Lexus plans to target new consumers with a downsized RX SUV


B.Sameer Kumar: Turning towards the hybrids seems the perfect way to pave a way to the future where we get roads that are completely filled with emission free vehicles. Till then, a hybrid is the perfect way to move forward; a bridge between the all-gasoline pasta and the all-electric future.

Three Car Engines that Require Zero Gasoline

Living Green & Saving Energy

Most of the buzz when it comes to cars that run on alternative fuels is generated by electric and hybrid vehicles. Granted these automobiles can save you thousands of dollars on gas over the life of the car, there are engines that can run on fuel that costs next to nothing.

Opel's hybrid Ampera wins International Monte Carlo Rally by defeating Roadster


We are talking about the robust Ampera plug in hybrid electric racing vehicle from the house of Opel/Vauxhall. Given the acclaimed nature of the encounter, a total of 130 low emission automobiles took part in the effort, ranging from the Renault Fluence Z.E.,

The cars that, hopefully won’t, eat Paris

Green Blog

Now, with shared ownership, if you suddenly find yourself needing to go on a long journey one that cannot be performed either by public transport or an electric car, you simply opt instead to hire one of a small fleet of IC or hybrid engined cars instead. Cars & Transportation automobile bike sharing schemes car car pool cars electric car electric car rental electric vehicles Europe ownership Paris private motorism public transportation

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Groups Call For Tougher MPG Standards In The U.S.

Eco Friendly Daily

In 2009, the United States changed the standards for automobile miles per gallon. Environment HybridsBy the year 2016, cars, pickups, vans and sport utility vehicles are required to get 35.5 miles per gallon.

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Fuel Cell Road sweeper cleans Switz streets with green oomph


This is all the more true in case of the automobile industry which has already embraced this with glee. 10 low emission hybrid cars for the common masses. Please login. Sign In. User Name / Email. Password. Forgot Password. Dont have an account? Join Now. Login. slideshows. Greenlists //. gallery //. Transportation. Architecture. Technology. Green Products. Solar Power. More >>. Renewable Energy. Green Homes. Concepts. Gadgets. Recycling. Green Living. Innovations. Wind Power.

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Carbon Footprint – Summer Travel

Green Home Blog

If long distance is an issue and an EV cannot handle it, do the next best thing and rent a hybrid. An automobile carbon footprint is approximately 72% smaller than flying from city to city. in gas while a Lexus CT 2000 Hybrid would need half that.

The Future of Transportation: Noise and Emissions Reduction

Eco Friendly Daily

People driving their own private automobiles feel to some extent a level of control and independence, and unless they are forced to do so by personal circumstances they will always opt to choose their car over public transportation which tends to be slow, expensive and unreliable.

?Fuel Economy: How Are We Doing?

Green Home Blog

More and more people are opting for electric or hybrid vehicles even if they have to pay a little more. Here is a short progress report on how automobiles are doing when it comes to current fuel efficiency stats and how their future outlook may unfold. Fuel Economy: How Are We Doing?

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A Better Place

Green Home Blog

Hybrid automobiles are “too little, too late”. Israeli entrepreneur, Shai Agassi, is one of the leaders of the next generation of ‘giving the finger’ to the antiquated, bloated, often corrupt, greedy and irresponsible fossil fuel industry.

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Old Car or New Car?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Hybrid cars have been available for more than a decade. These advertise impressive fuel efficiency, but their higher price means that unless gasoline prices rise substantially, you cannot expect to recoup the initial investment in a hybrid for many years.

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Green Versus Sustainable

Environmental News Network

For instance hybrid cars are green when compared to regular cars. The reason for that is, of course, because hybrid cars still use gasoline, which makes them a less-than-sustainable solution for transportation needs.

New Cars in the U.S to Get Labeled With Energy and Environmental Information

Eco Friendly Daily

Gina McCarthy, the EPA’s top air pollution official said , “From electric to plug-in hybrid vehicles, we think a new label is absolutely necessary to help consumers make the right decision for their wallet and for the environment.”.

Volvo's Mean Green to attempt world speed record


Sonia Renthlei: Eco friendly automobiles are thought to be dull and boring by most, but on the contrary, they can be fun and fast. Volvo Hybrid Truck. Volvo Hybrid Truck. Volvo Hybrid Truck, Mean Green, to Attempt World Speed Record.

An Innovation A Day Keeps the Emissions Away

Sierra Club Compass

mpg for hybrid, 3.86 Just about every day, I''m hearing about new innovation in electric vehicle (EV) technology on the market or in the works. Sustainia, an annual guide to innovative sustainable solutions worldwide , just announced its 100 top picks.

Qoros Electric Vehicle: China and Israel Partner with USA

Green Prophet

a 50:50 joint venture between Israel Corp and China’s Chery Automobile Co. has agreed to purchase EV and hybrid parts from American Axle Manufacturing Inc.

Sales of alt fuel vehicles in USA to rise fivefold in the next five years


As an answer to the rising needs, the industrial world of automobiles has taken up the challenge of creating the next generation non oil consuming vehicles that are powered on hydrogen fuel cells, bio diesel, electricity, etc. Hybrid, plug-in vehicle.

Ferrari's V12 driven vehicles to combine green technology


But a complete overhaul of automobiles isn’t immediately possible which is why automakers are looking to power their vehicles with a hybrid drivetrain. Ferrari confirms V12 hybrid future. Ferrari confirms V12 hybrid future. Ferrari confirms V12 hybrid future.

Green Economy To Create Green Jobs: Five Eco-Friendly Jobs to Consider

Living Green & Saving Energy

Hybrid and electric automobile servicing: General Motors is launching the Chevy Volt, which is largely powered by battery. Hybrids are more and more common.

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Green Economy To Create Green Jobs: Five Eco-Friendly Jobs to.

Living Green & Saving Energy

Hybrid and electric automobile servicing: General Motors is launching the Chevy Volt, which is largely powered by battery. Hybrids are more and more common.

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Which Cars Win First Prize in Green? Greenopia’s Got the Deets

Eco Chic

the Honda Civic Hybrid. Both did relatively well in the Greenopia Automaker Guide (which rates the overall performance of auto manufacturers), as they both had a statistically large number of cars that met at least our minimum criteria for the Automobile Guide.

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Electric LSV coming to a road near you.

Eco Friendly Daily

Drivers must be licensed and comply with all state and local rules for automobiles. Drivers must be licensed and comply with all state and local rules for automobiles. The ANVIL™ is a purpose built automobile designed from the ground-up to meet the needs of the local commuter.

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Electric Vehicles See Very Strong Sales

Green Living Ideas

Plug in Electric Vehicle (PEVs) in their first 2½ years on the market have seen about double the sales of hybrid electric vehicles 2½ years after they made their debut in 2000, according to a new report.

Expert Interference: Enabling EV drivers enjoy the delights of radio


Due the all-electric or hybrid drive trains which convert electrical energy into mechanical work, constant interference can make the radio redundant in an EV. But this comes at a heavy price and many automobile makers consider this an expenditure they can do without.

A New Approach to Electric Cars

Eco Friendly Daily

Shai Agassi, former executive of a software company called SAP, is making his move in renovating the automobile industry. Other automobile makers are also working on electric ideas. Some makers push their hybrid vehicles, while others are focused on all electric ones.

Turkey Plans to Introduce Emissions-Based Tax on Motor Vehicles

Green Prophet

million automobiles on Istanbul’s roads, according to Embarq Türkiye — and each day, 640 more are registered. World’s First Manual Gear Hybrid Introduced to Turkish Market. There are currently 1.6

10 Auto Bikes That Cost More Than Your Car (If You Have One)


Porsche is one of the most famous brands of automobiles anywhere. It is a hybrid road bike, and is very beautifully made indeed. This is the perfect bicycle for any enthusiasts in the field of trail and MTB riding, who are also fans of the famous Italian automobile manufacturer.

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Top 5 Green Holiday Travel Tips

The Go Green Blog

The more weight you carry on, the more fuel the train, plane, automobile, or boat will use. Even if 2 travelers use a fuel-efficient hybrid car, a bus trip will cut their trip emissions in half. Traveling this holiday season ?

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Electric LSV coming to a road near you.

Eco Friendly Daily

Drivers must be licensed and comply with all state and local rules for automobiles. Drivers must be licensed and comply with all state and local rules for automobiles. The ANVIL™ is a purpose built automobile designed from the ground-up to meet the needs of the local commuter.

10 Examples of Renewable and Non-Renewable Resources


For example, a hybrid species of a poplar tree is one of the most grown trees for biomass production in the United States. From packaging to making parts of automobile or railway cars, aluminium is a very versatile material. Our demand for natural resources steadily rises. every year.

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Department of Navy Recognized as Energy Leader by Industry Experts

Green (Living) Review

Although similar technology is widely used in automobiles, it has never been adapted to power a large vessel. The Department of Navy has been selected as a finalist in three categories in the international competition for the 2010 Platts Global Energy Awards.

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Diseases Caused by Air Pollution


Other particles form when sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides from power plants, industries or automobiles and sometimes ammonia from agricultural activities, react with each other. Drive an eco-friendly vehicle: a hybrid or a fully electric one. Take a breather—something we do or.

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EV Impact: Charting out the road map for an electrifying tomorrow


B.Sameer Kumar: The change in the direction of the automobile industry is becoming more and more evident with each passing day. If you had not noticed it so far, then the shift towards plug-in hybrids and all-electric vehicles is growing at a rapid pace.