Volkswagen I.D. Vizzion electric sedan concept takes aim at Tesla’s Model S

February 19, 2018 by  
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With a driving range of 413 miles, Volkswagen’s latest concept sedan aims to beat the Tesla Model S at its own game. Volkswagen has released teaser photos of its new I.D. Vizzion concept, and it features a fully-autonomous system that lets passengers sit back and let the car do the driving. The I.D. Vizzion concept is the latest from the family of I.D. electric cars that VW has released, which started with the I.D. hatchback in late 2016. While the previous I.D. concepts have been previews of VW’s future electric models, the I.D. Vizzion takes it a step further by being the first to feature fully autonomous technology, which VW is going to debut next month at the Geneva Motor Show . Related: Volkswagen may offer more electric cars than any other brand Inside the I.D. Vizzion doesn’t have a steering wheel or pedals. Instead a “digital chauffer” is responsible for piloting the vehicle. The concept car drives, steers and navigates autonomously in traffic, while the passengers are given the freedom to do other tasks. The I.D. Vizzion concept also features a virtual host, which the passengers can interact with via voice or gesture controls. The system also automatically knows the personal preferences of the passengers. The I.D. Vizzion concept is the largest of all the I.D. concepts and previews a premium electric sedan. The concept is powered by two electric motors that generate a combined 302 horsepower that’s sent to all four wheels. A 111 kWh lithium-ion battery gives the concept a driving range up to 413 miles. VW has yet to announce when the production version of the I.D. Vizzion concept will arrive, but the first I.D. model, the hatchback, will go on sale in 2020. The electric hatchback will then be followed by the I.D. Crozz electric SUV and then the microbus-inspired I.D. Buzz . By 2025 VW plans to introduce more than 20 electric vehicles. +Volkswagen All images © Volkswagen

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Is Chipotle’s Menu Really GMO Free?

November 5, 2015 by  
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Eating out just got easier for conscientious eaters and GMO objectors. Chipotle took the step to become the first national restaurant chain to disclose GMO ingredients in their food in 2013. Then they took it a step further and became the first to…

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Mercedes-Benz’ Self-Driving Future Truck Completes its First Autonomous Test on the Autobahn

July 9, 2014 by  
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In the next few years self-driving cars will finally become a reality, and while several automakers have revealed prototypes with autonomous technology, Mercedes-Benz is taking it a step further. Daimler, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz has announced plans to launch a self-driving semi truck on the market by 2025. They’re calling it the Mercedes-Benz Future Truck, and it could make freight distribution safer and more efficient while lowing fuel consumption . Read the rest of Mercedes-Benz’ Self-Driving Future Truck Completes its First Autonomous Test on the Autobahn Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: autonomous driving , autonomous truck , autonomous vehicle , daimler , green car , green transportation , Mercedes-Benz , Mercedes-Benz autonomous vehicle , Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025 , self-driving truck

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Why Oklahoma is the New California When it Comes to Earthquakes

July 9, 2014 by  
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When you think of earthquake country, you probably picture California, with its all-too-frequent seismic rumblings. But these days the state you should be imagining is Oklahoma. Between 1978 and 2008, the state experienced only two 3.0-magnitude or greater earthquakes, but in just the first four months of this year, Oklahoma had 145. The likely cause? According to one new study, the problem is fracking . Read the rest of Why Oklahoma is the New California When it Comes to Earthquakes Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: fracking earthquakes , fracking faults , fracking groundwater , fracking problems , fracking research , fracking risks , fracking studies , hydraulic fracturing , hydraulic fracturing earthquakes , hydraulic fracturing groundwater , hydraulic fracturing Oklahoma , midwest earthquakes , oklahoma earthquakes , Oklahoma fracking , Oklahoma fracking earthquakes , Oklahoma seismic activity

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Drug Resistant Salmonella Prompts Recall of 36 Million Pounds of Turkey

August 6, 2011 by  
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Photo: pathwithpaw s Years ago when salmonella scares surfaced the mere idea of them sent waves of fear into the heart of us. But today these scares have gone a step further into drug resistant territory . The latest in a growing trend of drug resistant outbreaks is tied to ground turkey and as a result, 36 million pounds of Cargill turkey products have be… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Festival Owner Launches Massive Private Solar Power Plant

November 11, 2010 by  
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Image credit: Glastonbury Festivals From wind- and solar-powered phone charging stations , to providing a platform for Greenpeace and Joss Stone to call out climate criminals , Glastonbury Festival in the UK has always had a dark green tint to it. Now festival founder Michael Eavis has taken his ecological commitments a step further—launching the UK’s largest private solar po… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Super-Lightweight Electric Car Doesn’t Need Batteries

September 29, 2010 by  
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While there are a lot of good things about electric cars, one of the biggest drawbacks is the heavy load of batteries they must carry. But students at the Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences are building a car that instead gets its power from the road

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CCC: Outdoor Seating That Purifies the Air

March 12, 2010 by  
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Inhabitat reader deborah Sommers tells us how Alexandre Moronnoz’s new outdoor seating CCC (named after Champignon Carbone Capture, the material from which it is made) takes the concept of ‘green’ furniture a step further. This series of sculptural urban seating is made from  TX Active Cement . – a special kind of cement containing a photocatalyzer that expedites the natural oxidation process of pollutants found in both natural and artificial light and transforms them into less harmful compounds such as water, nitrates and carbon dioxide

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Cardboard Moving Boxes Transform Into Sturdy Eco-Furniture

March 12, 2010 by  
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Most of us have been re-purposing cardboard boxes since childhood, transforming them from containers for transporting objects into forts or secret hiding places. With her project entitled “ Move !” Janine Perkuhn has developed a more practical application for those used cardboard boxes — re-purpose them into furniture! Perfect for those who move often or lack the funds to furnish their living space, Perkuhn’s bio-degradable cardboard furnishings can be re-figured into a chair, stool or beside table.

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So You Wanna Stop a Massive Extinction? Wear a Condom

February 6, 2010 by  
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photo: J. Novak Matthew has written about the connection between population growth and climate change before. Improving access to family planning services and contraceptives, and ensuring that low income is no barrier to access, is crucial.

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