A new iPhone application offers a ‘try before you buy’ simulation experience to those interested in electric vehicles.
The iEV application promises to show whether an electric car is able to fulfill the prospective driver’s mobility needs and the best type of vehicle to meet his or her specific driving needs. (more…)
The shipping industry has become the first global business sector to agree to mandatory carbon dioxide emissions reductions.
At a meeting of the United Nations’ International Maritime Organization, member countries agreed to set CO2 emissions standards on new ships beginning in 2019, with the goal of improving energy (more…)
Are you an electric car enthusiast? Fancy helping design an electric racing motorcycle? If yes, here’s your chance.
Next Gen Superbike is accepting suggestions for the design of a new model of an electric motorcycle. You may want the motorcycle to have a GPS with a charge detecting device. You can also suggest what (more…)
As rosy fingered dawn touched Pasadena and extended into Santa Monica yesterday morning, we confirmed that the storm had indeed passed: Carmageddon is over.
A brief primer for those not versed in this L.A.-centric version of the apocalypse: about 10 miles of (more…)
Last week, a team from the Army's Tank Automotive Research, Development, and Engineering Command in Warren, MI parked a unique vehicle in the Pentagon courtyard. Dubbed the Fuel Efficiency Demonstrator-Alpha (FED-Alpha), the vehicle has all the capability of an up-armored M1114 Humvee, but with modifications that can improve fuel economy by 70%.
The plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) arena will soon get more crowded as automakers Mitsubishi and Toyota are in the final stages of preparing to compete head on with the Nissan Leaf and the Chevrolet Volt in North America. While the new entrants are agreed that there is great enthusiasm for PEVs, their contrary (more…)
By now, we’re all familiar with the idea that our lives, from the food we eat to the cars we drive, have carbon footprints. Flying comes under special scrutiny both because jets pump carbon directly into the upper atmosphere and because it is often volitional — we fly for business instead of teleconferencing and jet to (more…)