Paris Introducing EV-Sharing Program

October 6, 2011 by  
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Paris has introduced plans for a city-wide EV car-sharing network that will operate much like its successful Velib bike-sharing system .  The car-sharing program will begin on December 5 with 250 EVs available. The system will allow users to pick up and drop off the cars at different locations as long as they’re returned to a designated parking spot.  The chosen vehicles, called Bluecars , will be outfitted with computer systems that let drivers know where those parking spaces are. The Bluecars are tiny, compact EVs being built by Pininfarina, who also makes Ferrari and Maserati vehicles.  The small EVs will have solid-state lithium metal polymer batteries that Pininfarina claims have a lifespan of 200,000 km and require no maintenance. via IEEE

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World Advanced Vehicle Expedition Tours Europe on Renewables

September 14, 2011 by  
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Image credit: WAVE With real-world electric vehicles (EVs) finally entering mainstream markets in serious numbers , and viable EV charging infrastructure being built worldwide, it looks increasingly realistic to expect electric cars, motorbikes and bikes to become an ever-more important part of our transportation future. But doubts still remain among consumers. That’s why a 2-week co… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Wildlife Bridge Being Built Over Ontario Highway

March 28, 2011 by  
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Image Credit MTO; huge version here Last year the ARC wildlife crossing competition got a lot of pixels; it was won by Michael Van Valkenburgh & Associates and there is talk of building it, although it was more of an ideas competition. But they are actually building a wildlife bridge this summer in Ontario, just south of Sudbury. It is not nearly as fancy as the ARC competition entries, but the $ 58.3 million “eco..

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NASA Space Tech to Make Green Buildings More Efficient

January 14, 2010 by  
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NASA has announced a plan to develop next-gen intelligent, automated monitoring systems for both offices and research environments.

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