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Plugless Power Vehicle Charging System for Electronic Cars

By Anny on April 27th, 2013

Electric vehicles are fast becoming an alternative to fuel powered vehicles as they are non-polluting and cost efficient.  However, they require a wired charger which needs to be connected to the vehicle while charging. Often this is not quite feasible as your packing space might not have a socket nearby. To overcome such choke points in using electric powered vehicles, Evatran Inc which is a Virginia based technology company has introduced a revolutionary device that can charge your vehicle wireless using the principal of electromagnetic induction. It safe, convenient and hands-free and allows you to charge your vehicle anywhere.

Plugless Power Vehicle Charging System for Electronic Cars

Here’s how it works: The device needs a floor mounted parking pod along with a separate adapter unit in the vehicle. The parking pad uses the electric current to create a magnetic field which is received by the adapter in the vehicle. This is again converted into a current which charges the vehicle. The parking ad is floor mounted and is controlled by a separate power control module. Also included is an indicator which guides the user in aligning the vehicle correctly and displays the charging status. The system automatically gets activated once the vehicle is in the correct slot and shuts off whenit’s fully charged. You also have an option to turn off the charging and move your vehicle after sometime and can also use a normal cord based charger.

It currently supports the Chevrolet Volt ad the Nissan Leaf models. The model is yet to be released and is estimated to cost around $3000 along with installation by their team of professionals. A pre-launch unit was also installed in Google headquarters in March 2011.The device can be installed in your home, office as well as in commercial establishments.  It can also be used by fleet owners who would need to regularly charge their vehicles.

To know more, just access www.pluglesspower.com

Copenhagen First Bicycle Superhighway has been opened

By Anny on February 8th, 2013

A new 11 miles superhighway construction project in Copenhagen has been finished and started working. This superhighway is first of 27 other bicycle routes that will be finished for people traveling within Copenhagen. This bicycle superhighway will motivate the commuters to use bike for their travel instead of car or bus. The city of Copenhagen is already popular for bicycle eco-friendly use; however city planners are deeply thinking to make this alternative source as their future.

First bicycle superhighway has been built between a western suburb, Albertslund and Copenhagen. The road pavement has done smoothly for smooth riding of bicycles and intersections roads have been avoided to make the ride fast and smooth for riders. The cyclists will love the cycle pedaling at early morning time with fresh air convincing their day smiles and air pumps at every mile in case of wheels puncture. The usual bicycle paths have been struggling to overcome the problems of poor lighting, gaps between the routes or intersections, inadequate pavements etc.

Although government policies and planners views about use of cycling in this city is all related to cut down the costs and go green, more people find this source of transportation as major beneficial for health and lovely when after being transferred to cycling. These positive improvements towards cycling and development of superhighway for bicycles riders have encouraged the people and city planners to reward cyclists and keep five cycling rules;

  • Overtaking carefully
  • Staying to the right
  • Using signals
  • Being nice, and
  • Appreciating rather than grudging their bike bells

 

Those cyclists who follow these rules are awarded by boxes of chocolates from city employees. SO keep the rules and enjoy chocolates!!!

The bicycle commuting have been also encouraged in many other cities and localities and recently London city started its first version of cycling highway with major routes connected to all the main roads and intersections around the London. Cycle paths were painted bright blue and measured 1.5 meters wide. Sweden has plans to construct a four-lane bicycle highway that will run 10.5 miles between Lund and Malmö. This latest project boosts the already high level of bicycle commuting in the city of Malmö, where 30% of total transport is accounted for by biking.

According to Copenhagenize.com, bicycle-friendly cities share several characteristics that encourage people to choose bicycle commuting over other forms of transportation. First, there are established cycling infrastructures which make it possible for cyclists to consider biking a serious alternative to cars. Second, the city’s culture is bicycle friendly, meaning mindsets are favorable toward biking – and bikers. Third, there is a will to change cities into better, more livable places where biking is perceived as a positive characteristic of the urban cape

An increasing trend of biking is an effective way to transfer people form costly and environmental unfriendly automobiles to efficient and cost effective transportation of bikes. People are free to rent or buy the bicycles form city authorities at cheap rates and have a fun around the city, while saving more on their travel and benefiting the environment.

 

Eco-friendly Cardboard made $9 Bicycle

By Anny on February 2nd, 2013

You may think it is an April joke? But it’s a truth that Izhar Gafni has successfully developed a bicycle from cardboard and recycled materials. This cardboard bicycle has been made of recycled material and a $9 cheap, light, durable and strong eco-friendly vehicle. This news was made to headlines about invention of Gafni ever since he finished a functional prototype ready for large volume production of this cardboard cheapest bicycle.

In this cardboard bicycle, there is no metal part from its brakes and wheels to the body frame. In fact what Gafni used is the recycled material like puncture-proof recycled tires of cars and bikes. There are many other recycled materials used in this cardboard bicycle which have not yet been revealed by the inventor. The Inventor, Gafni made an effective use of corrugated cardboard and applied specifically a formula of organic mixture to make this eco-friendly bicycle fireproof and water proof.

After first unit designed completely, Gafni immersed the cardboard bicycle section in deep water for many weeks to test the effectiveness of material and how much it would be durable and hard to bear the load and extreme temperature. This eco-friendly and recycled materials bike can carry a traveler up to 485 pounds of weight with him or her, with those principles which inventor has applied to make this double folded paper bike carrying double and triple weight to its own weight. According to Huff post Green, a cardboard bike like Gafni developed would be of 5 kilometer less in weight as compared to metal bicycles.

A most interesting thing about Gafni new eco-friendly bicycle is $9 cost per unit. The recycled materials along with assembling of the one whole unit took only $9 and it is predicted that this new bicycle will be available for sale at less than $20 in retail markets. The production, manufacturing and research costs have been totally cut down with Gafni mind-blowing skills and manufacturers will be able to add more to their profit along with great services for the community. The cost cut-down will also allow the big companies to drop their bicycles prices and willing to pay for putting their logo on the bike frames.

Nimrod Elmish, a business partner of Gafni told that new bicycle low cost will allow giving this bicycle as free in poor countries once they get enough sponsors for it. They have also planned for adding the disabled people along with pensioners, retired employees to work in its production lines and develop the cheap and environmental friendly cardboard bicycles. Gafni and Elmish plan to produce the cardboard bike in different versions. These include electric motor-assisted urban bikes, youth bikes, balance bikes, and even wheelchairs specifically for people in need in Africa.

Gafni is of the idea that use of cardboard is even possible in aircrafts and cars, while idea would not be difficult to implement after first version f these bikes would been on our roads.

Vine.com -Your one Stop Eshop for Eco-Friendly Goods

By Anny on December 13th, 2012

Quidsi.com today launched vine.com which is an exclusive store for Eco-friendly products. You can now shop from thousands of Eco-friendly brands across a wide range of categories in the comfort of your home. All items are backed by Vine.com’s 365-day return guarantee policy.

Vine.com- Your one stop eshop for eco-friendly goods

 

All of their products are thoroughly reviewed to ensure that they are either from natural organic sources, or are non-polluting, or have been through an Eco-friendly manufacturing process. This ensures that you shop with a sense of pride for having contributed in safeguarding the environment.

You can search products by name, brand, category, certifications and also by criteria such as organic, gluten-free, cruelty-free, fair trade or energy efficient. A dedicated team of phone and email customer support staff would be available 24/7 to help you with your issues. You can also check the exclusive “Vine Picks” which are individually certified by their team. You also have an option to search for local retailers within a geographic range. By this you can promote local businesses and also reduce the environmental impact that shipping would have.

They have a huge selection of products which included apparel and accessories, sports and leisure goods and also gifting ranges. You can also shop for fair trade, made in USA and cruelty free listings. They also have an exclusive section for pets as well as for health and wellness.

The site offers gift certificates from $25 to $1500 which can be redeemed on merchandize through vine.com and their family of sites . Your referrals would get a flat 15% discount on their first purchase. The site offers free shipping for orders above $49 or $39 for combined purchases from their other sites. Shipping is fast, and you would get the product within 2 business days.

Rolls Royce 102EX Phantom Eco-Friendly Concept

By Dev on September 28th, 2012

Rolls Royce 102EX Phantom

Since Rolls Royce unveiled the electric 102EX Phantom at the Geneva Motor Show, 2011, this electric car has received rather lukewarm response from wealthier customers of Phantom around the world. They are apparently apprehensive about its range and not willing to wait for an eight hour charging. Although industry experts and automotive writers are quiet happy with its performance, the electric luxury will never make it to production.

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Eco-Friendly Goods Transporting Vehicle Designed

By Dev on August 31st, 2012

Eco-Friendly Goods Transporting Vehicle Designed

Our world has been highly affected from high emission of carbon dioxide in atmosphere due to automobiles using the petroleum oils. Good transportation has been improved along with improvements of industrial era and introduction of fast goods delivery system through trains, aero planes and ships. We have come across a slew of conceptual designs that deal with urban based commuting systems.

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Eco Friendly Rickshaw Coined as Eclipse

By Anny on July 25th, 2012

Eco Friendly Rickshaw

According to local Indian sources about eco-friendly rickshaws, it has been told that district administration of Moga has launched the eco-friendly rickshaws and will be soon appearing on the Moga roads. With dual aim of better quality rickshaw and helping the poor rickshaw pullers, the administration of Moga has focused on a pilot project here on Sunday, where Dr. V N Zade, Direct commissioner, handed over five eco rickshaws cabs to the rickshaw pullers. Dr. Zade told that commuting on eco-friendly rickshaws is one of the most favored modes of travel for residents of India and travellers from abroad. (more…)

BYU Hybrid Blue Won The SAE Formula Hybrid Competition

By Dev on July 18th, 2012

BYU Hybrid Blue Won The SAE Formula Hybrid Competition

Engineering students of BYU have recently celebrated the success over their win for formula hybrid competition international 2012 at New Hampshire motor speedway.  This flashy blue hybrid made by engineering students of BYU made them to win the competition by 3 over 1000 points, so we can guess how stiff this had been made by new engineering additions.

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Why one should buy Eco Car insurance?

By Anny on July 15th, 2012

Eco Car insurance

 More and more people are turning to buy eco car insurance and preferring to spend for protection and preservation of our natural life resources. Eco-friendly features of eco car insurance planes have been offered by many of the insurance companies, who have realized to contribute for environment along with funds paid to their members. But what is the biggest thing that a lot of companies are pushing to do this for you. There are lots of rewards to be paid to Eco car owner when purchasing the Eco car insurance plan. (more…)

Nissan To Produce Eco-Friendly E-NV300 Vans In 2013

By Dev on July 8th, 2012

Nissan To Produce Eco-Friendly E-NV300 Vans In 2013

To Go Green has become the need of the day. Famous automobile manufacturers are inventing motorcar versions of cars to embellish the citified needs. An all-electric van by Nissan Motors is existence launched globally previous incoming gathering. The global production of e-NV 200 will be started in Barcelona, Spain and this is unsurprising to employ 700 fill roughly.

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