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    Are new models greener? How to make your car more eco-friendly

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    We all know that cars aren’t exactly kind to the environment, which is why it’s normally the first place we look to change when we’re trying to make our lifestyle a little bit greener.

    For most of us, the answer to more environmentally friendly travel seems easy –swap your old petrol-guzzler for a sleek hybrid model.
    Your instincts tell you to go for a Prius, the ones all the celebs in LA drive. It’s bound to be greener than a bog-standard Vauxhall Corsa, right?
    New isn’t always greener

    Posted in Transport on March 22, 2017
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    Thousands of taxis to be replaced by electric cars – Beijing’s attempt at combating rising pollution levels

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    Another one of Beijing’s commendable attempts at tackling its persistent pollution problem – Approximately 70,000 petrol-fuelled taxis in China’s capital to be slowly replaced with electric vehicles. Also, new taxis on roads must be electric, say reports.

    Posted in Transport on February 28, 2017
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    How Will the New Road Tax Rules Impact Van Drivers?

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    Starting April 1 2017, the taxing system for new cars in the UK will change. Many drivers looking to buy a new car will observe that they are going to pay more than they expect to.

    The new system of Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) is expected to lead to an easier, more streamlined system. However, many low-emission vehicles will also be subject to the tax even if they are already insured.

    Posted in Transport on February 23, 2017
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    Smart cars whizzing by North America’s streets will soon be all electric

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    The streets of North America will soon be a platform for electricity-powered, a.k.a. green smart cars.

    In a recent letter, (obtained by publication Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung and reviewed by Reuters), German auto giant Daimler claimed that shortly, their gas-powered smart vehicles being sold in the US and Canada will be replaced by electric versions of their micro cars. However, markets outside USA and Canada will continuing having access to gas-powered vehicles.

    Posted in Transport on February 15, 2017
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    A $1,200 credit to buy electric bikes to commute – One of Norway’s many green initiatives

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    Oslo electric bikes
    Doing rounds of the news recently was Finland conducting a ‘social experiment’ wherein a sizable number of its population were given USD 600 per month. Close on the heels of this Finnish initiative, the Oslo Government announced on February 01, 2017, that it would offer its residents exactly double, i.e. USD 1,200 credit, to promote a revolutionary ‘green’ cause. The funds will be given to residents to purchase electric bikes that can easily accommodate things that would otherwise need to be put in car trunks, such as groceries, bags, etc. This credit will cover 25 – 50% of an E-Bike’s total cost, which lies in the USD 2,500 to USD 6,400 price range.

    Posted in Transport on February 2, 2017
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    Electric Bug of the future – The clean, power-driven Beetle by Volkswagen

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    By the year 2025, German automobile giant Volkswagen says that they will roll out over 30 electrified vehicle models, one of which would possibly be a zero-emission version of the Beetle.

    Posted in Transport on January 23, 2017
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    Volkswagen unveils I.D. Buzz – A futuristic self-driving electric microbus concept

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    Recently at Detroit’s North American International Auto Show, Volkswagen launched the I.D. Buzz concept – a modern eight-seater, all-electric drivetrain/van with a 600 km range and integration with impressive futuristic self-driving technology.

    Posted in Transport on January 10, 2017
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    The Airbus X3 is world’s fastest hybrid design helicopter at 239 mph

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    Formerly known as the Eurocopter X3, Airbus’ patent-pending X3 hybrid helicopter could be the fastest forward moving helicopter in history. It took its first flight back in 2010 but has been a piece of work for the company as it battles out challenges to make the X3 the world’s fastest at speeds of up to 239 mph. This is made possible by a combination of a traditional motor for take offs and wing rotors that can be fired up during flight to give it the forward thrust it needs. The speeds far surpass the fastest helicopter today, which does a modest 160 mph. The patent has been filed for a new design that sees the motors placed behind the wings resulting in lesser noise and vibrations. This also boosts passenger safety and does a word of good for the aerodynamics of the flight.

    Posted in Transport on May 30, 2016
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    The 2017 BMW i3 offers 50 percent improvement on battery capacity

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    The BMW compact electric car has just received a welcome improvement on performance. The 2017 BM i3 (94 Ah) arrives with a battery capacity that has increased by fifty percent. The capacity is now 33 (kWh), thanks to the lithium ion cells that pack a higher density. The good thing is that even with this increased capacity, the size of the battery still remains the same. The car can easily pull off a 114 mile drive in arduous weather conditions, with the heater or the air-conditioning turned on full blast. It also has great pickup for an electric car, managing a 0 to 60 climb in a matter of just seven seconds. As soon as the battery charge dips to a level around 6.5 percent, a 2-cylinder gasoline engine is switched on for backup so that you can find the next, closest charging station to power up.

    Posted in Transport on May 5, 2016
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    The Tesla Model 3 may be the biggest one-week product launch ever 325k pre-orders

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    The Tesla Model 3 may cost $35,000 but it has sent a wave of anticipation and love for eco-driving across. The car has received 325,000 pre-orders for the car amassing an assured future earning of $14 bilion. This has led to good things for brand Tesla as well, with the company confidently going ahead and upgrading its factory in Fremont, California. Each buyer has pledged $1,000 to reserve their cars. It could be the yearning for a car that is less polluting or maybe the low pledging fee that made the one-week launch of the Model 3 the biggest for any brand. This means that this could well be a top-seller over the iPhones and PlayStations of our times.

    Posted in Transport on April 18, 2016
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