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    Leaos Solar Electric Bike is a superb mixture of elegance and functionality

    leaos-solar-e-bike-1Leaos solar electric bike is a black beauty; it looks gorgeous from every angle. But, it does not have only the looks, but great on functionality too. It can go up to 2.5 hours on a single charge! ya, you read right, and it can attain speeds of up to 45 km/h on a battery driven plug in power. Leaos has a set of fully integrated solar panels placed very aesthetically which provide the bike the power for running up to 30 kilometres in a single day. When the bike is low on battery, it can recharge itself by making a connection with conventional sources. Leaos is designed and handmade in Italy, what makes it lightweight, unique and pretty is the usage of carbon fibre in making the body unlike using the more conventional tubes.

    Posted in Transport on January 29, 2015
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    BEHA, the world’s first true hybrid aircraft

    bio-electric-hybrid-aircraft-0Aircraft today are known energy-suckers, drinking up thousands of gallons of fuel on a daily basis, which makes them an eco-threatening necessity. Given the fact that air travel is the best way to go, there is no real way to compromise on the way aircraft are powered today. However, things are set to change in the near future. The Faradair BEHA (Bio-Electric-Hybrid-Aircraft), the world’s first true hybrid aircraft, could very well change the aviation industry for good.

    Posted in Transport on December 1, 2014
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    Poop=powered Bio-Bus now ferries passengers between Bristol Airport and Bath

    bio-bus-1Pooping isn’t something that’s going to save the world. That’s not what the Bio-Bus developers think however. These folks have developed a bus that powers up using human poop! With 40 seats in all, this one can go 186 miles on one tank of biomethane gas, generated from treating human sewage and food waste at Bristol sewage in Avonmout. The gas is pumped through a combustion engine which helps the bus get around.

    Posted in Transport on November 24, 2014
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    BMW’s ‘Light and Charge’ systems light up streets and charge EVs

    bmw-chargngStreetlights are built for one purpose, to light up streets. Quite often, the potential of a streetlight isn’t completely looked at, making these infrastructural objects amount to nothing more than a public lighting source. BMW looks at it all differently though. The German automaker has unveiled a streetlight that doubles up as an EV charging station. Aptly christened the “Light and Charge” system, these units integrate a conventional streetlight with the ChargeNow stations.

    Posted in Transport on November 13, 2014
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    Ford draws up plans to go electric and beat Tesla at its game

    ford-electric-carIt seems like everyone’s taken a sudden interest in giving Tesla a run for its money. Very recently, American carmaker Ford announced its intention to develop a car that’s fit enough to rival the Tesla Model S. The company plans to develop a car with a range of 265 miles that’ll give folks around the world the opportunity to stick to the Ford brand, without simultaneously choking the environment with exhaust fumes.

    Posted in Transport on October 31, 2014
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    German auto manufacturers are now looking forward to build cars like Tesla’s Model S!

    porsche-panameraAfter the tremendous success of Tesla’s Model S electric car, nearly every big manufacturer around has begun day dreaming about developing a car along similar lines. Now while Tesla did manage to break through every barrier and develop a car that’ll go down in history as the first of its kind that was truly road-worth and practical, companies like Porsche and Mercedes too have begun drawing up plans for similar electric cars. The Germans are promising electric cars with ranges touching 250 miles!

    Posted in Transport on October 31, 2014
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    Eco-friendly Transfercar service offers free rental car rides

    transfercarOne of the biggest hurdles car rental companies face these days is bringing their cars back home. Rental cars aren’t always dropped off at places of a company’s choosing and these services then need to have their rides transferred home when used. Instead, the Transfercar service now enables car relocation services in a less-expensive and more practical way! The service offers free rental cars from one location to another, in turn helping rental car companies transfer vehicles!

    Posted in Transport on October 18, 2014
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    Qatar prepares to ditch cars for a ‘more comfortable’ mass-transit system

    public-transit-system-1Oil isn’t particularly considered to be a luxury in Qatar, owing to which, citizens aren’t really taken by surprise every time they need to pay a measly sum of about a dollar for a gallon of gas. This is also why, the people of Qatar don’t think twice before jumping behind the wheel of a car as often as possible. However, things could change for Qataris as authorities are looking for a greener mode of transport for the population. To begin with, the city of Doha will welcome home a swanky new Metro Network that will include 100 new train stations!

    Posted in Transport on October 18, 2014
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    The BESV Panther PS1 is the world’s lightest commuter electric bike

    besv-panther-ps1-electric-bike--1Driving a car to travel short distances in an urban environment isn’t the best idea, particularly if you’re looking to breathe in unpolluted air. One of the best replacements to chunky gas-guzzling cars is an electric bicycle, particularly because of the fact that it enables green transport while helping you stay fit. Recently, we spotted the BESV Panther PS1 pedal-assisted electric bicycle, a carbon fiber bike that is also the winner of the 2014 Good Design Award.

    Posted in Transport on October 17, 2014
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    Volkswagen uses a Ducati motorcycle engine inside the ‘most fuel-efficient production car’

    vw-xl-sport-ducati-supperleggera-1Volkswagen hasn’t stopped dreaming about unleashing the most fuel-efficient production car known to mankind. To fuel its dreams, the automaker recently revisited the XL1 by popping inside a two-cylinder engine, basically a Ducati Superleggera V-Twin unit! Sporting a new chassis based on motorsports, titanium and magnesium-alloy components and lots of futuristic upgrades, the car produces 197 hp to go from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.7 seconds and touching an ultimate top speed of 270 km/h. The new car is called the XL Sport!

    Posted in Transport on October 6, 2014
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