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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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    KTH Royal Institute of Technology unveils water-buses for Stockholm

    water-bus“Let the roads be packed with traffic. Hell, we’ll travel to work on water!” That’s probably what a massive chunk of Sweden’s population is currently thinking right at this moment, which is why researchers at Stockholm’s KTH Royal Institute of Technology have developed the Waterway 365 project. Simply put, the project involves the use of “water buses”, tram-like vehicles capable of traveling on water. The water buses will be used to transport people and bicycles around Stockholm’s waterways, helping folks stay away from gridlocked streets for a much quicker and energy-efficient means of transport.

    Posted in Transport on May 27, 2014
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    IKEA introduces the lush green FOLKVÄNLIG electric bike

    ikea-electric-bike-0Swedish furniture giant IKEA has made headlines before with some of its green as a bean initiatives. The company has now decided to take a step further and has added to its catalogues an energy-efficient and environment-friendly means to transport, the swanky new FOLKVÄNLIG electric bike! The bike’s name is a combination of the Swedish words for people (“folk”) and friendly (“vänlig”) and this bike is just what its name claims it to be. Powered by a 250-watt electric motor and boasting a pedal-assisted range of 37 to 45 miles, the FOLKVÄNLIG uses a Shimano transmission with six different driving modes.

    Posted in Transport on May 27, 2014
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    Aberdeen now boasts Europe’s biggest hydrogen-powered bus fleet

    aberdeenOne of the quickest and most environment-friendly ways to get people around in an urban environment is the introduction of low-emission buses. Europe’s largest hydrogen fuel cell bus fleet will finally do the same after being officially launched at the All-Energy 2014 exhibition and conference in Aberdeen this week. Called the Aberdeen Hydrogen Bus Project, initiative will be the largest single demonstration of hydrogen fuel cell buses in Europe!

    Posted in Transport on May 23, 2014
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    Indianapolis welcomes home America’s largest electric car-sharing program, Blueindy!

    blueindy-ev-car-1Crowned as the biggest electric car sharing program in the United States, Blueindy has finally moved into Indianapolis too! Soon, the folks of Indiana will welcome home a fleet of four-seater cars to drive around the city of Indianapolis. The move will help people get around in an energy-efficient and non-polluting way. French billionaire and EV entrepreneur Vincent Bolloré was joined by Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard at the opening of the Blueindy service.

    Posted in Transport on May 23, 2014
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    The first BMW i3 all-electric cars reach U.S. shores

    bmw-1The United States has long awaited the dawn of BMW’s greenest brainchild, the all-electric i3. Just recently, the German auto manufacturer has delivered the first batch of these energy-efficient little cars to the shores of U.S., many of which are now ready to be delivered to the first customers of this car. Boston resident and Tufts University professor of practice Charles Rabie received the first BMW i3 at the Boston dealership. Ludwig Willisch, President and CEO, BMW North America, said, “Today marks a big day at BMW of North America – What started out as a dream for an innovative sustainable vehicle under the BMW i brand can now be found on streets across the U.S.”

    Posted in Transport on May 7, 2014
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