Swiss police to replace diesel fleet with 7 Tesla Model X-100Ds

March 19, 2018 by  
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The Swiss police are electrifying! The Basel-Stadt canton announced in a recent press release that they plan to replace their fleet of diesel vehicles with seven Tesla Model X-100D electric vehicles. Although the purchase will be expensive, at about $147,000 a piece, the police are convinced their overall costs will fall. Plus, they expressed concern about reducing their environmental impact . In addition to lower maintenance costs, the police expect the resale value of Tesla vehicles to be greater than that of their existing fleet. And they aren’t concerned with running out of juice while on a high-speed chase. “With a current charge the Tesla drives at least 500 kilometers,” they wrote in their press release. “Vehicles of the alerting patch cover an average of 200 kilometers per day per day.” Related: Dubai police unveil electric hoverbikes Dutch security firm Force Pro have customized the Basel city police’s new vehicles, according to regional daily the Basellandschaftliche Zeitung . Force Pro sales director Theo Karanfantis told the paper cited connectivity and communication as among the Tesla vehicle’s key benefits. “A conventional car brings a police officer from A to B,” he said. “What Basel police are now buying is a laptop on wheels”. Two charging stations will be installed at Kannenfeld and Clara police stations, according to the press release. Lastly, the police said the Tesla X-100D is the only electric vehicle on the market that is capable of meeting their needs. + Basel Police Via The Local Images via Tesla

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The Crazy Car Project Transforms a Classic Toyota 2000GT into a Solar Powered Beauty

January 24, 2012 by  
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The  Toyota 2000GT is often hailed as the pinnacle of Japanese sports cars, and we were excited to see one of these babies turned into a solar powered electric vehicle. As reported on  Wired , the  James Bond ride, which often sells at auction for over $300,000 was transformed into a one-off EV that is entirely powered by solar energy. Though the amped up solar ride is being called the ” Crazy Car Project ,” we think the idea behind it is totally sane. Read the rest of The Crazy Car Project Transforms a Classic Toyota 2000GT into a Solar Powered Beauty Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 2000gt , 2000gt ev , car news , crazy car project , eco toyota , green auto , Green Automobiles , green cars , green japanese cars , green toyota , japanese cars , solar powered auto , solar powered car , solar powered toyota , Toyota , toyota 2000gt

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Gorgeous Apartment Building Above the Polar Circle Uses Zero External Heating

January 24, 2012 by  
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Giant Bulge of Fresh Water in Arctic Threatens Europe’s Weather Patterns

January 24, 2012 by  
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European researchers recently discovered a bulging mass of fresh water that is growing in the western Arctic Ocean . Fresh water has always existed in the Arctic but has not been known at such great quantities and with such growth. The bulge consists of fresh water from the Eurasian rivers that feed the Arctic Ocean being concentrated and spun in a clockwise motion by the powerful Beaufort Gyre, causing the surface of the ocean to rise by 2 centimeters per year. The bulge currently holds about 10% of the fresh water in the Arctic Ocean and scientists fear that if the winds change, the water could be released into the Atlantic where it could wreak havoc on currents and weather patterns that greatly affect Europe’s mild climate. Read the rest of Giant Bulge of Fresh Water in Arctic Threatens Europe’s Weather Patterns Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Arctic Circle , arctic gyre , arctic ice sheet , arctic ocean , arctic sea ice , arctic winds , beaufort gyre , center for polar observation and modelling , Climate Change , cpom , cryosat 2 , global warming , gyre , ice caps melting , melting ice , sea ice dwindling , sea ice instabiligy , what is a gyre

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The World’s Smallest Train is Made from DNA

January 24, 2012 by  
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A recent breakthrough in DNA nanotechnology has brought to life the world’s smallest autonomously functioning DNA motor – a teeny tiny train of molecules that has been programmed to navigate a network of tracks with multiple switches. The discovery, which comes from researchers at Oxford University and Kyoto University , paves the way for the development of even more complex nanosystems,  including programmable molecular assembly lines and sophisticated sensors. Read the rest of The World’s Smallest Train is Made from DNA Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 3D printing , applied science , biomimicry , DNA , dna origami , eco design , Environment , environmental design , green design , green living , green technology , green transportation , health 2.0 , kyoto university , Medicine , nano , nano tech , nanoengineering , organic devices , oxford university , robotics , sustainable design , sustainable living , Technology

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