Posts Tagged ‘Transportation’
A solar-powered airplane that developers hope to eventually pilot around the world took off early on Friday from San Francisco Bay on the first leg of an attempt to fly across the United States with no fuel but the sun’s energy. The plane, dubbed the Solar Impulse, departed shortly after. . .
The Obama administration unveiled a proposal last Friday to clean up gasoline and automobile emissions, a step that officials say will result in cleaner air across the U.S. and slightly higher prices at the pump. The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that the rule to reduce sulfur in gasoline and tighten. . .
Peugeot’s new 2008 HybridAir uses an innovative hybrid system storing kinetic energy as compressed air. The Peugeot 2008 is a new compact crossover slated for sale in Europe, Asia, and Latin America, with a variety of diesel and gasoline engines. But Peugeot calls its most interesting drivetrain option the HybridAir. . . .
Ford, Mercedes-Benz, Toyota, BMW, and Renault-Nissan have joined to co-develop fuel cell technology. All of these companies have been working on the technology, and some have demonstrated prototype vehicles. Mercedes-Benz, part of Daimler, has been testing multiple generations of its F-Cell fuel cell vehicle, and currently runs a leasing program. . .
A U.S. government safety agency wants electric and hybrid vehicles to make more noise when traveling at low speeds so pedestrians can hear them coming. The cars and trucks, which are far quieter than conventional gasoline or diesel-powered vehicles, don’t make enough noise at low speeds to warn walkers, bicyclists. . .
Chevrolet Volt owners collectively have driven more than 100 million all-electric miles since the vehicle went on sale two years ago this month. The average Volt owner travels more than 65 percent of the time in pure electric mode as the car was designed, only using the gasoline-powered generator for. . .
The Green Car Journal announced its Green Car of the Year award at the Los Angeles Auto Show, choosing the Ford Fusion in a field of five finalists that included Toyota, Mazda, and Dodge. The 2013 Ford Fusion mid-size sedan comes out with a wide array of drivetrain options, from. . .
The 2013 Motor Trend Car of the Year has all the features you’d expect from a vehicle that has earned that honor. It has a light body, advanced design, a roomy cabin, and plenty of load capacity. What the Tesla Model S doesn’t have is an internal combustion engine. And. . .
It’s no surprise that the State of California leads the nation in the purchase of hybrid and electric vehicles. According to a report by automotive website Edmunds.com, California drivers accounted for just under one-third of all electric vehicles purchased in the United States last year and about a quarter of. . .
Just a day after the earthy report hit on public transportation policy, Amtrak goes out and announces pseudo high-speed train travel within the Midwest and its promise to transform transportation options in that part of the country. An Amtrak passenger train hit a regional record of 111 miles per hour. . .
The Presidential debates really haven’t been actual debates. More like who could out shout the other one. The Biden Ryan exchanges were more debate like than the Presidential ones. Having said that, what was bothersome during the debates was the total lack of discussion on all issues environmental, there was. . .
A bicycle made almost entirely of cardboard has the potential to change transportation habits from the world’s most congested cities to the poorest reaches of Africa, its Israeli inventor says. Izhar Gafni, 50, is an expert in designing automated mass-production lines. He is an amateur cycling enthusiast who for years. . .
Hikers have the Appalachian Trail on the East coast that traverses from the State of Georgia to the State of Maine. Now bikers have their own trail that starts in the Florida Keys and heads north, or south, from Maine. The East Coast Greenway (ECG) has been hailed as an. . .
On the eve of “Carmageddon II,” researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles revealed that last year’s July 15-17 closure of Interstate 405 resulted in significant air quality improvements in the vicinity of the freeway. The study’s findings, announced September 28, show that concentrations of ultrafine particles (air pollutants. . .