Venturi Automobiles and Leonardo DiCaprio Unite to Create the World’s First Electric Racing Series

December 11, 2013 by  
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Leonardo DiCaprio has long been an advocate of environmental ventures. Now, he has teamed up with Venturi Automobiles to create, and enter, a team into the world’s first electric vehicle racing series . If all goes as planned, it is hoped that the new FIA Formula E Championship will commence as early as September 2014. Read the rest of Venturi Automobiles and Leonardo DiCaprio Unite to Create the World’s First Electric Racing Series Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: e-cars , e-vehicles , electric racing cars , FIA Formula E Championship , Leonardo DiCaprio , Sir Richard Branson , Venturi Automobiles , Venturi Grand Prix Formula E Team , Virgin Group        

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Photosynthesis Bike Could Purify the Air as You Ride

December 11, 2013 by  
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Biking to work is about to get a whole lot greener. Not only are bikes better for the Earth than driving and a great way to keep in shape — but a new design concept recently unveiled by Bangkok-based Lightfog Creative & Design Company could actually purify polluted air while in use. The idea is to have an aluminum frame that generates oxygen through a “photosynthesis system,” causing a reaction between water and electric power from a lithium-ion battery. Read the rest of Photosynthesis Bike Could Purify the Air as You Ride Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: air filtering bike , air purifying bike , bangkok design , clean transportation , green transportation concept , green transportation design , lightfog creative , photosynthesis bike , portable air filter , product concept , product mock up , red dot design award , reducing pollution , thai designers        

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Volkswagen Unveils its First Electric Vehicle – the e-up!

March 14, 2013 by  
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Volkswagen just took the wraps off its first ever production electric vehicle – the e-up! Unveiled today at the Annual Press and Investors Conference in Wolfsburg, the four-seater e-up! is powered by an 81 horsepower electric motor and an 18.7 kWh lithium-ion battery , and it has a 93 mile driving range, which makes it ideal for commuters. Read the rest of Volkswagen Unveils its First Electric Vehicle – the e-up! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show , electric motor , electric vehicle , green car , green transportation , lithium ion battery , volkswagen , volkswagen e-up! , Volkswagen electric vehicle

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The Boulder EV is the First Electric Commercial Truck Capable of Reaching 70mph

February 6, 2012 by  
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Boulder Electric Vehicle just sold the first commercial electric truck capable of doing 70-mph to Precision Plumbing and Electric . The company’s new fleet will use only one half-kilowatt hour per mile (2-5 times better than a diesel engine), generate zero local emissions, and find a savings of $5,000 per truck per year. And not only do these 2-ton capacity work-horses get 120 miles on a charge, but they are designed and made in the USA! How’s that for green economy? Read the rest of The Boulder EV is the First Electric Commercial Truck Capable of Reaching 70mph Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Boulder Electric Vehicle , Commercial Electric Truck , electric vehicle , green delivery vehicle , USA Made EV

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Steven Holl Architects Chosen to Design Houston Museum of Fine Art Addition

February 6, 2012 by  
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photo of the Nelson Atkins Museum by Steven Holl Architects The Houston Museum of Fine Arts has just chosen Steven Holl Architects to design a new building for their expansive institution. One of our longtime favorite firms in sustainable design and recent winner of the American Institute of Architects Gold Medal , Holl and Co. will certainly produce an eco-savvy and innovative addition to the museum. With buildings already designed by iconic artists Isamu Noguchi ,  Mies van der Rohe , and  Rafael Moneo , the museum’s newest structure is certainly in good company. Read the rest of Steven Holl Architects Chosen to Design Houston Museum of Fine Art Addition Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Architecture , Art , art museums , art news , eco design , green design , green museum houston , green museum news , green museum of fine arts , green museums , green news , houston museum of fine arts , museum of fine arts houston , museums , museums news , news , Steven Holl , Steven Holl Architects , steven holl news , steven holl news houston , sustainable design

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First Electric Highway in US to be I-5 from Canada to Oregon

July 2, 2010 by  
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Washington state is about to turn a section of Interstate-5 — all the way from Canada to Oregon — into the nation’s first electric highway.

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