Elon Musk’s brainchild, Tesla Motors, has been making headlines since years now, given the fact that this is one of the world’s few companies that has played a huge role in encouraging electric vehicle usage. Now, the company plans to unleash a new electric model to the automobile market, christened the Model III. To go in sale by 2017, the car is smaller and cheaper than the current Model S and will come with a price tag of approximately $35,000.
Travelling in Helsinki will soon turn a lot easier, particularly if you decide to leave your car at home and opt for a public transport mode. The Finnish city is currently drawing up plans to lay out a transportation mesh that will help people find directions and pay for the modes of transport they use, at one go! The trial will be run in the Vallila neighborhood around the end of the year with the assistance of a few participating companies.
There are times when you simply can’t help but stop, take a second look and bow your head in shame. California-based photographer Gregg Segal’s ‘7 Days of Garbage’ perfectly executes this effect on everyone who has a peek at his work. The series simply shows pictures of everyday folk lying in piles of garbage dumped away by them through the course of a week.
Pharrell Williams made the world happy with Happy. Now, he’s making environment-soldiers happy with his latest move! The singer recently teamed up with Amsterdam-based G-Star Raw to launch a new clothing line called ‘Raw for the Oceans’. The line includes shirts, jeans, sweaters and, pretty much obviously, hats, all made from Return Textiles’ eco-friendly Bionic Yarn. This multi-layered fiber is made from recycled plastic harvested from ocean garbage, making Williams’ release eco-friendly!
Art does not necessarily need to stay static and never-changing. Instead, with a little bit of innovation and a whole lot of creativity, art can be mixed with modern-day technology to churn out installations that are eye-catching and pretty useful too! Jiavu Liu, a student at the Royal College of Art (RCA), designed one such installation called the Within Invisibility, which is essentially an LED installation that reacts to wind pattern data collected from 40 Chinese cities in real time!
The authorities in Madrid have come up with a new way to make gas guzzlers go red in the cheeks. The city has done away with its regular parking meters, to make way for new “smart” meters. These intelligent devices charge higher parking fees to vehicles that are polluting and drink excessive liters of fuel.
We’ve always stated that post-consumer plastics must be recycled and given a new life, instead of having it all dumped into the environment. Coca Cola, the beverage brand that loves making the world smile with its charming gestures, recently joined hands with American singer-songwriter will.i.am to unveil the Ekocycle Cube, a little 3D printer that uses post-consumer plastics to print stuff!
The smartphones in the Nokia Lumia line may not be particularly known to be power suckers, but that certainly hasn’t stopped British designer Adrien Sauvage and Nokia from collaborating and designing these technologically-advanced pants! Created for London Collections: ‘Modern Man, these pants are capable of charging a Nokia Lumia 930 phone as soon as the device is placed in the wearer’s pocket, wirelessly!
We’ve all come to accept the fact that the Tesla Model S is a car that’s unlike any other. This electric sports mobile has never faced any competition from its peers, until now. Toyota, also known as one of the biggest car manufacturers in the world, recently unveiled its own brainchild to compete with the Model S. However, unlike Tesla, Toyota won’t be going completely electric and will instead settle for a fuel cell powertrain.
Ferraris may be fast and may be really great to look at, but these supercars are a mile away from being energy-efficient. And we don’t blame them either, given the fact that engines as huge as these have big appetites too. However, the Italian manufacturer isn’t planning to stamp a darker carbon footprint anytime soon and plans to turn its blazing red cars greener! Ferrari Powertrain Director Vittorio Dini recently stated that the company will improve its current average C02 emissions of 270 grams per kilometer by 20 percent by 2021.