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    Tesla to unleash the Model III electric sedan in 2017

    tesla-1Elon 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.

    Posted in Transport on July 18, 2014
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    Helsinki to use smart transportation grid to make public transport easy and cheaper

    helsinki-tramTravelling 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.

    Posted in Transport on July 18, 2014
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    Madrid parking meters charge polluting cars more

    madrid-parking-metersThe 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.

    Posted in Transport on July 3, 2014
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    Toyota locks horns with Tesla with its new fuel cell car

    toyota-fuel-cell-vehicleWe’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.

    Posted in Transport on July 3, 2014
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    Ferrari ditches naturally-aspirated V8 engines in a bid to go green

    ferrari-laferrariFerraris 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.

    Posted in Transport on June 26, 2014
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    France introduces a bike-sharing program for kids!

    paris-kids-bike-sharing-1Bike-sharing programs are perhaps one of the most eco-friendly and energy-efficient ways to get people around, particularly those who don’t have the access to their own green vehicles. Recently, France has decided to bring a bike-sharing initiative to the newer generation, helping them understand the need for energy-efficient transport at a younger age. The P’tit Vélib program will be an extension of the already-popular Vélib cycle hire network and will make 00 bikes available to children as young as two!

    Posted in Transport on June 26, 2014
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    Will Harley Davidson embrace the electric motor?

    harley-davidsonA “quite Harley Davidson” is pretty much a paradox. These bikes, known to drink tankards of gas and roar around neighborhoods frightening little old ladies, now have a change of heart. The Milwaukee-based motorcycle company could soon be dishing out bikes that thump a little lesser than usual, much to the disappointment of bikes and the pleasure of everyone else. Harley posted a video recently of one of its creations riding down Route 66 without the customary potato-potato thump!

    Posted in Transport on June 26, 2014
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    Say howdy to the Trikelet, the world’s smallest electric vehicle!

    worlds-smallest-ev-1What’s the most perfect vehicle in the world? One that doesn’t spit carbon into the environment, is extremely easy to use, runs on clean and green electric energy and folds up, yes you read that right. Trikelet, a contraption that’s juiced by electricity and promises to take you everywhere around town, has now been crowned the world’s smallest electric vehicle. The Trikelet is a three-wheeled electric scooter with cruising speeds of up to 12 mph. When done using the scooter, users simply need to fold this one into a compact little package that can be pulled around like a trolley suitcase!

    Posted in Transport on June 19, 2014
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    Toyota looks to create fuel-efficient hovercraft-cars

    toyota-hover-car-1The folks at Toyota are tired of driving around in a Prius. Instead, they’ve come up with a cooler way to go green while moving around town! Everyone who has a wish to fly, here’s something that’ll make you stop dead in your tracks. The auto manufacturer is currently working hard to create a real-life hovercraft that will literally enable people to take off from the ground and hover over to the grocery store!

    Posted in Transport on June 19, 2014
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    France will now pay employees to cycle to work!

    france-pays-bike-commutersWe’ve always been flag bearers of bicycles, given the fact that these two-wheeled contraptions are the most energy-efficient and eco-friendly way of travelling in contemporary times. The French authorities agree with this and have decided to promote bicycle use in France using a simple but effective incentive. The nation has literally decided to start paying people to bike to work!

    Posted in Transport on June 12, 2014
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