Norway Set to Become First Nation With One Electric Vehicle For Every Hundred Cars

March 12, 2014 by  
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At some point in April, the Nordic nation of Norway will become the first country in the world with one electric vehicle on the road for every 100 cars. Last September Norwegian auto buyers took to the Tesla Model S in droves and the electric vehicle topped monthly sales charts. In October, the zero emissions Nissan LEAF was the best seller. There are now nearly 24,000 plug-in electric cars registered, and EVs account for more than three percent of car sales. The LEAF currently dominates the market – so far in 2014 there have been 1,478 LEAF’s sold to Tesla’s 563 units moved. How did the snowy nation of more than 5 million become the global leader in the electric vehicle market? Generous government incentives via a program called EV Norway . Read the rest of Norway Set to Become First Nation With One Electric Vehicle For Every Hundred Cars Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: charging stations , electric vehicles , ev , government incentives , Nissan Leaf , Nordic , norway , tesla model-s        

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Chinese Man Builds Tiny, All-Electric Lamborghini to Take His Grandson to School

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Getting the kids out the door, in the car, and off to school is hard enough. For families in China – many of whom share a moped or scooter as their only vehicle – it’s even more difficult, not to mention unsafe. In Zhengzhou, a grandfather who goes by the name “Old Guo” decided that he wanted to take his grandson to school each day in something a little more stable and fun – so he set about building a tiny electric car with just enough room for him and the little tyke. But as NetEase reports , this isn’t just any mini car. Oh no. Old Guo turned approximately $815 dollars in stainless steel and batteries into a working model of a Lamborghini sports car–complete with stylish scissor doors! Keep reading to find out just how many amenities he packed into the 3′x6′ car. Read the rest of Chinese Man Builds Tiny, All-Electric Lamborghini to Take His Grandson to School Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: all electric car , china , DIY cars , DIY electric car , Lamborghini , little Lamborghini , miniature cars , tiny cars in China        

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Over 200,000 People Apply to Become First Colonizers of Mars

September 10, 2013 by  
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The numbers are in, and in just six months a seemingly phenomenal 202,586 people have applied to join the very first Mars colony . Frequently dubbed a “suicide mission,” the $4 billion Mars One non-profit venture plans to send a team of four individuals on what may very well be a one way trip to the red planet. The U.S. formed the most enthusiastic applicant pool (24%), while other applicants came from another 139 countries. Read the rest of Over 200,000 People Apply to Become First Colonizers of Mars Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Bas Lansdorp , elon musk , live on mars , mars applicants , mars colony , mars exploration , mars one , martian life , space travel , spacex        

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NOAA: Climate Change Makes Sandy-Style Flooding Twice as Likely

September 10, 2013 by  
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The Climatic Data Center at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association has released a new analysis of 12 extreme weather events in 2012, and the findings aren’t reassuring . Researchers discovered that sea-level rise caused by climate change has made extreme flooding along the East Coast twice as likely now as it was in 1950. Read the rest of NOAA: Climate Change Makes Sandy-Style Flooding Twice as Likely Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: extreme weather , flooding , global warming , heat waves , heavy rainfall , Hurricane Sandy , NOAA , rising sea levels        

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Giant Neon Recycled Snails Will Invade Sydney’s Streets This Month

September 10, 2013 by  
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This month, an invasion of snails will over take the streets of Sydney , but don’t panic—these snails are not your common backyard pests. Giant, neon, and irresistibly fun, these colorful snails will be introduced as part of the city’s annual Art & About month held from September 20 to October 20, 2013. Entitled ‘Snailovation,’ this installation was created by the international artistic collective Cracking Art Group as a reminder of the importance of environmental awareness. Read the rest of Giant Neon Recycled Snails Will Invade Sydney’s Streets This Month Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: art and about , art and about sydney , Art Basel , arts festival , Cracking Art Group , environmental awareness , neon snails , recyclable art , recyclable snails , snail art , snailovation , sydney        

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