Solar-powered portable batteries are getting greener, lighter, and more powerful. And now, AspectSolar is offering the EnergyBar 100 which is designed with green battery technology in mind. It is a recyclable, Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) battery that is TSA approved for carry-on and checked baggage (the battery is shown in the photo). The following is […]Read More
Are tires that can charge electric vehicles in our near future? Might be according to Goodyear’s concept tire unveiled at the Geneva International Auto Show this week. Goodyear coined the new concept tire the BH-03. The tires are designed to convert friction heat generated during driving into electricity; generate your own electricity for your electric […]
Helpful Tips and General Guide to Buying an Energy Efficient Water Heater Energy efficiency has come a long way with respect to water heaters. And that’s a good thing given creating hot water is typically the largest energy user in the home after heating and cooling (HVAC). I believe the most important aspect of choosing […]
Geothermal heating and cooling uses the relatively constant temperature of the earth below the ground to heat and cool…
Car2go announced that San Diego will be the first N. American city to have a 100-percent EV car sharing..
The British Columbia Automobile Association (BCAA) studied the fuel costs of 16 hybrids over five years and they compared the costs against their purchase price and financing fees. In a study released in late July, only one of the 16 hybrids cost less to buy and run than its gasoline counterpart. Can you guess which […]
smart fortwo will qualify for the highest voucher level of $4,500 upon the trade in of an eligible vehicle. When this voucher amount is applied to the purchase of a new smart fortwo, smart USA will be offering payments as low as $99 per month for qualified customers.
Available in the Mercedes-Benz S 400 BlueHYBRID (Summer 2009) Oil Obit News/Daimler PR/Stuttgart/January 15, 2009: The ADAC (German Automobile Association) has awarded its “Gelber Engel 2009” (Yellow Angel) to Daimler AG and its systems partner Continental in the Innovation & Environment category. The Stuttgart carmaker was selected for the award by Europe’s largest automobile club […]
Wind energy is a clean, renewable and cost competitive practical solution to help eliminate our dependence on foreign and domestic oil. And, today Clipper Windpower and BP Wind Energy announced a joint venture agreement for the “Titan Wind Project.” Clipper Windpower is in the business of providing advanced technologies and services for large-scale expansion of […]
The following is the MBUSA press release for the Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid Mercedes-Benz is launching its first passenger car model equipped with a hybrid drive system in summer 2009 – the S 400 BlueHYBRID. The combination of a modified V6 petrol engine and a compact hybrid module makes the S 400 BlueHYBRID the world’s most […]
Interested, I visited T. Boone Picken’s website to review the much advertised energy plan. While at the site I signed up for the newsletter updates. And today, around 6:30PM, I rec’d an invitation to participate in what the folks promoting Pickens’ energy plan hope is the largest internet rally for energy independence in history; scheduled […]
Mercedes-Benz is launching the S 400 BlueHYBRID, its first passenger car model equipped with a hybrid drive system, in summer 2009. The combination of a modified V6 petrol engine and a compact hybrid module makes the S 400 BlueHYBRID the world’s most economical luxury saloon with a petrol engine. The NEDC combined fuel consumption is […]