Land Rover Unveils First Range Rover Hybrids

August 22, 2013 by  
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Land Rover has unveiled its first ever hybrid models, the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport hybrid. They are also the world’s first premium diesel SUV hybrids. On the outside the hybrid versions of the popular Range Rover SUVs look identical to the standard versions, but under the hood they are powered by a diesel engine and electric motor. Read the rest of Land Rover Unveils First Range Rover Hybrids Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: diesel hybrid SUV , green car , green SUV , hybrid SUV , Land Rover , Land Rover hybrid , Range Rover , Range Rover hybrid , Range Rover Sport , Range Rover Sport hybrid        

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VOLTAIC’s Converter Solar Backpack Powers Up Your Devices While You’re on the Go

August 22, 2013 by  
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Kids and adults can power-up their electronic devices en route to school or work with this awesome Voltaic Converter Solar Backpack. Big enough to carry all your books and papers for class, the backpack doubles as your very own solar power station. The 3.4 Watt outward facing solar panel siphons the sun’s energy while you skip from class to class- and can be yours if you win Inhabitat’s 2013 Back to School Contest ! Read the rest of VOLTAIC’s Converter Solar Backpack Powers Up Your Devices While You’re on the Go Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: back-to-school eco products , clean tech , eco design , eco-friendly back-to-school , green design , Inhabitat’s 2013 Back to School Contest , portable electronics , solar phone charger , Solar Power , solar powered backpacks , sustainable design , Voltaic Converter Solar Backpack        

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Georgia School Bus Gets Hydraulic Makeover

May 18, 2011 by  
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A group of Georgia Tech students are converting a school bus into a hydraulic hybrid, a technology that works best with large vehicles used in stop-and-go driving conditions, like delivery trucks and, of course, buses. The hydraulic hybrid bus uses a diesel engine to power a pump that charges an accumulator.  When the bus  is accelerating, the accumulator then powers the hydraulic motors with built-up pressure, but when it’s braking, the pump motors reverse and recapture that energy.  UPS introduced delivery trucks with this technology just a few years ago, but what makes this school bus stand out is that it will also run on recycled biodiesel from used cooking oil. The converted bus, destined for Atlanta’s Mary Lin Elementary School, will result in a 20 percent fuel savings over a traditional bus.  The team estimates the cost of one conversion at $20,000, but if an entire fleet were converted, the cost would go down to more like $8,000 – $10,000 per bus.  With the steady rise of diesel prices, the return on investment could be as little as five years.

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MINI Diesels Spied, Could be on Sale in U.S. Next Year

November 30, 2009 by  
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America needs more diesels.

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