TRANS PORTATION News April 30th

BOATS -Transparent Canoe/Kayak 
love to paddle with one of these over a coral reef.












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Green Renaissance 


BYKES - Artists Mark Grieve and Ilana Spector, who collected the bicycles from the debris piles of nonprofit bicycle organizations, created this bicycle arch. The archway features 300 bikes and was on display in California.











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Green Renaissance


BYKES - Cool Gate
















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Green Renaissance 


BYKES - "Hollywood Rides a Bike" is a Cycling Love Story through Movie Star History
http://www.treehugger.com/culture/hollywood-rides-bike-cycling-love-story-through-movie-star-history.html


BYKES - San Francisco is Doing so Many Great Things that Other Cities Should Copy
http://www.treehugger.com/bikes/san-francisco-reclaiming-streets-cyclists-creating-new-community-forming-spaces.html


ENERGY - Leaf-Mimicking Solar Cells Generate 47% More Electricity
http://www.treehugger.com/solar-technology/leaf-mimicking-solar-cell-generates-47-more-electricity.html

EVs - Toyota to unveil specs of game changing electric SUV, the RAV4  http://www.torquenews.com/1075/toyota-unveil-specs-game-changing-electric-suv-rav4-ev


EVs - Rimac officially opens reservations for its new electric supercar
http://www.ecofriend.com/rimac-officially-opens-reservations-its-new-electric-supercar.html


EVs - Former Ford engineer believes cars to become as clean as trains by 2020
http://www.ecofriend.com/former-ford-engineer-believes-cars-as-clean-as-trains-2020.html


EVs - NRG's electric car charging network creating new jobs in California
http://www.torquenews.com/1075/nrgs-electric-car-charging-network-creating-new-jobs-california


EVs - Honda develops traffic congestion technology aiding drivers to avoid bad driving
http://www.torquenews.com/1075/honda-develops-traffic-congestion-technology


EVs -A woman and her son sit inside the capsule of an electric tricycle as they drive along a main road in central Beijing, on March 15, 2012. (Reuters/David Gray)










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Green Renaissance


EVs - S-CARGO: Electric goods transportation system that promises to be planet friendly
http://www.ecofriend.com/cargo-electric-goods-transportation-system-promises-planet-friendly.html


EVs - Expressive car sends its 'emotions' ahead
http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/onepercent/2012/04/expressive-car-sends-its-emoti.html


EVs - The cheapest way into the seat of a new Mercedes-Benz
http://www.nextcars.net/the-cheapest-way-into-the-seat-of-a-new-mercedes-benz/


EVs - Automotive Centre of Excellence Selects Froude Hofmann
http://www.openpr.com/news/219169/Automotive-Centre-of-Excellence-Selects-Froude-Hofmann.html?SID=f7152474c50fcc1c96fc6d095ab4f51d


EVs - Kia Motors' U.S. Corporate Campus Honored With "Good Design is Good Business Award" By Architectural Record
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/kia-motors-u-corporate-campus-100000270.html


EVs - Plugless Power™ Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging on Display at EVS26 May 6th -- 9th
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/plugless-power-wireless-electric-vehicle-090000211.html


EVs - McLean's 100% Electric ~ 2012 Fiat 500



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCpDcw90hN0


EVs - NHTSA Testing V2V Communication Systems, Considering Requiring Technology on New Cars
http://www.wired.com/autopia/2012/04/nhtsa-testing-v2v-communication-systems-considering-requiring-technology-on-new-cars/


EVs - Honda "smart home" showcases off-the-grid energy solutions
http://www.gizmag.com/honda-demonstration-smart-home/22328/


EVs - Indian car giant Tata is believed to have ditched plans to introduce an electric car in the UK.
http://www.thegreencarwebsite.co.uk/blog/index.php/2012/04/30/tata-say-ta-ta-to-electric-car/


EVs - Guest column: The Role of CNG, Coal, and Oil in an Electrified World.
http://www.power-eng.com/news/2012/04/30/guest-column-the-role-of-cng-coal-and-oil-in-an-electrified-world.html


EVs - Cities See Electric Mobility as Critical to Future, Says Rocky Mountain Institute
http://www.seattlepi.com/business/press-releases/article/Cities-See-Electric-Mobility-as-Critical-to-3519365.php


EVs - ABT Launches Tuning Program for New 2012 Volkswagen Beetle
http://www.nextcars.net/abt-launches-tuning-program-for-new-2012-volkswagen-beetle/


EVs - A Hybrid for the Future - 1979



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgLmwuizf2U


EVs - EVs And The Grid: Looking For A Smart Solution
http://www.earthtechling.com/2012/04/evs-and-the-grid-looking-for-a-smart-solution/


EVs - One In 10 New Vehicles Will Be Diesel In 2015, Bosch Says
http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1075775_one-in-10-new-vehicles-will-be-diesel-in-2015-bosch-says-heres-why


EVs - AutoGuide Week-In-Reverse: Mercedes SLC Confirmed, Mustang GT500 Gets 662 hp and More
http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2012/04/autoguide-week-in-reverse-mercedes-slc-confirmed-mustang-gt500-gets-662-hp-and-more.html


EVs - Mitsubishi Mirage US Launch in Question
http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2012/04/mitsubishi-mirage-us-launch-in-question.html


EVs - Do We Really Need 500-Mile Electric Car Batteries?
http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1075785_do-we-really-need-500-mile-electric-car-batteries


EVs - How One Chevy Dealer Is Managing To Sell The Volt
http://www.forbes.com/sites/dalebuss/2012/04/29/how-one-chevrolet-dealer-is-selling-25-volts-a-month/


TRAINS - As part of the world’s largest mobile art exhibit, Art on Track, one Chicago Transit train car was taken over by grass and other local plants. For five hours, passengers had the pleasure of walking on lush grasses, admiring lovely blossoms and sitting on a thick lawn – all while riding the train around Chicago’s downtown loop. 
















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Green Renaissance 


TRANSPORT - New Cable Car to Be Built Across the Thames for Olympics
http://www.treehugger.com/public-transportation/new-cable-car-may-be-erected-across-thames-olympics.html

BOATS -Transparent Canoe/Kayak


love to paddle with one of these over a coral reef.












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Green Renaissance

BYKES - Artists Mark Grieve and Ilana Spector, who collected the bicycles from the debris piles of nonprofit bicycle organizations


created this bicycle arch. The archway features 300 bikes and was on display in California.
http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/556620_397847793566344_120085081342618_1509802_1500238198_n.jpg
Green Renaissance

BYKES - Cool Gate

















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Green Renaissance

BYKES - "Hollywood Rides a Bike" is a Cycling Love Story through Movie Star History

http://www.treehugger.com/culture/hollywood-rides-bike-cycling-love-story-through-movie-star-history.html

BYKES - San Francisco is Doing so Many Great Things that Other Cities Should Copy

http://www.treehugger.com/bikes/san-francisco-reclaiming-streets-cyclists-creating-new-community-forming-spaces.html

ENERGY - Leaf-Mimicking Solar Cells Generate 47% More Electricity

http://www.treehugger.com/solar-technology/leaf-mimicking-solar-cell-generates-47-more-electricity.html

EVs - Rimac officially opens reservations for its new electric supercar

http://www.ecofriend.com/rimac-officially-opens-reservations-its-new-electric-supercar.html

EVs - Former Ford engineer believes cars to become as clean as trains by 2020

http://www.ecofriend.com/former-ford-engineer-believes-cars-as-clean-as-trains-2020.html

EVs - NRG's electric car charging network creating new jobs in California

http://www.torquenews.com/1075/nrgs-electric-car-charging-network-creating-new-jobs-california

EVs - Honda develops traffic congestion technology aiding drivers to avoid bad driving

http://www.torquenews.com/1075/honda-develops-traffic-congestion-technology

EVs -A woman and her son sit inside the capsule of an electric tricycle


as they drive along a main road in central Beijing, on March 15, 2012. (Reuters/David Gray)










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Green Renaissance

EVs - S-CARGO: Electric goods transportation system that promises to be planet friendly

http://www.ecofriend.com/cargo-electric-goods-transportation-system-promises-planet-friendly.html

EVs - Expressive car sends its 'emotions' ahead

http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/onepercent/2012/04/expressive-car-sends-its-emoti.html

EVs - The cheapest way into the seat of a new Mercedes-Benz

http://www.nextcars.net/the-cheapest-way-into-the-seat-of-a-new-mercedes-benz/

EVs - Automotive Centre of Excellence Selects Froude Hofmann

http://www.openpr.com/news/219169/Automotive-Centre-of-Excellence-Selects-Froude-Hofmann.html?SID=f7152474c50fcc1c96fc6d095ab4f51d

EVs - Kia Motors' U.S. Corporate Campus Honored With "Good Design is Good Business Award" By Architectural Record

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/kia-motors-u-corporate-campus-100000270.html

EVs - Plugless Power™ Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging on Display at EVS26 May 6th -- 9th

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/plugless-power-wireless-electric-vehicle-090000211.html

EVs - McLean's 100% Electric ~ 2012 Fiat 500

McLean's 100% Electric ~ 2012 Fiat 500


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCpDcw90hN0

EVs - NHTSA Testing V2V Communication Systems, Considering Requiring Technology on New Cars

http://www.wired.com/autopia/2012/04/nhtsa-testing-v2v-communication-systems-considering-requiring-technology-on-new-cars/

EVs - Honda "smart home" showcases off-the-grid energy solutions

http://www.gizmag.com/honda-demonstration-smart-home/22328/

EVs - Indian car giant Tata is believed to have ditched plans to introduce an electric car in the UK.

http://www.thegreencarwebsite.co.uk/blog/index.php/2012/04/30/tata-say-ta-ta-to-electric-car/

EVs - Guest column: The Role of CNG, Coal, and Oil in an Electrified World.

http://www.power-eng.com/news/2012/04/30/guest-column-the-role-of-cng-coal-and-oil-in-an-electrified-world.html

EVs - Cities See Electric Mobility as Critical to Future, Says Rocky Mountain Institute

http://www.seattlepi.com/business/press-releases/article/Cities-See-Electric-Mobility-as-Critical-to-3519365.php#ixzz1tXEE4c9X

EVs - ABT Launches Tuning Program for New 2012 Volkswagen Beetle

http://www.nextcars.net/abt-launches-tuning-program-for-new-2012-volkswagen-beetle/

EVs - A Hybrid for the Future - 1979

A Hybrid for the Future - 1979














http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgLmwuizf2U

EVs - EVs And The Grid: Looking For A Smart Solution

http://www.earthtechling.com/2012/04/evs-and-the-grid-looking-for-a-smart-solution/

EVs - One In 10 New Vehicles Will Be Diesel In 2015, Bosch Says

http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1075775_one-in-10-new-vehicles-will-be-diesel-in-2015-bosch-says-heres-why

EVs - AutoGuide Week-In-Reverse: Mercedes SLC Confirmed, Mustang GT500 Gets 662 hp and More

http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2012/04/autoguide-week-in-reverse-mercedes-slc-confirmed-mustang-gt500-gets-662-hp-and-more.html

EVs - Mitsubishi Mirage US Launch in Question

http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2012/04/mitsubishi-mirage-us-launch-in-question.html

EVs - Do We Really Need 500-Mile Electric Car Batteries?

http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1075785_do-we-really-need-500-mile-electric-car-batteries

EVs - How One Chevy Dealer Is Managing To Sell The Volt

http://www.forbes.com/sites/dalebuss/2012/04/29/how-one-chevrolet-dealer-is-selling-25-volts-a-month/

TRAINS - As part of the world’s largest mobile art exhibit, Art on Track, one Chicago Transit train car

was taken over by grass and other local plants. For five hours, passengers had the pleasure of walking on lush grasses, admiring lovely blossoms and sitting on a thick lawn – all while riding the train around Chicago’s downtown loop.
http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/392541_387322241285566_120085081342618_1477208_803648539_n.jpg
Green Renaissance

TRANSPORT - New Cable Car to Be Built Across the Thames for Olympics

http://www.treehugger.com/public-transportation/new-cable-car-may-be-erected-across-thames-olympics.html

EVs - California's settlement with NRG for electric car charging network headed to FERC

http://www.torquenews.com/1075/californias-settlement-nrg-electric-car-charging-network-headed-ferc

TRANS PORTATION News April 27th

BYKES - Bike Horn iPhone Speaker, A Great Low-Tech DIY Gadget for Cyclists
http://www.treehugger.com/gadgets/bike-horn-iphone-speaker-is-low-tech-diy-gagdet-for-cyclists.html

BYKES - Simplest DIY Ever: Build a Bike Rack From Pallets
http://www.treehugger.com/sustainable-product-design/simplest-diy-ever-build-bike-rack-pallets.html

BYKES - Get A Workout While You're Working With The We-Bike
http://www.treehugger.com/eco-friendly-furniture/get-workout-while-your-working-we-bike.html

BYKES - Specialized Turbo e-bike is too fast and furious for the western world (video)
http://www.engadget.com/2012/03/30/specialized-turbo-e-bike-is-too-fast-and-furious-for-the-western/
Specialized Turbo e-bike is too fast and furious



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjbkfVamXcI&feature=player_embedded

BYKES - Cargo Bike Delivery Service Brings Coffee To Your Door
http://www.treehugger.com/bikes/cargo-bike-delivery-service-brings-coffee-your-door.html

BYKES -Designer conceives an advanced bike conception inspired 'functionally' by Porsche 911
http://www.ecofriend.com/designer-conceives-advanced-bike-conception-inspired-functionally-porsche-911.html

CARS - Team Phantom: Living up to the challenge with their modified Aerodynamic Speed Vehicle
http://www.ecofriend.com/team-phantom-living-challenge-modified-aerodynamic-speed-vehicle.html

CARS - Mercedes Benz E-Class gets a hybrid makeover
http://www.ecofriend.com/mercedes-benz-class-hybrid-makeover.html

CARS - Michelin Challenge Design entrant conceives clamshell package inspired family car
http://www.ecofriend.com/michelin-challenge-design-entrant-conceives-clamshell-package-inspired-family-car.html

CARS - The Beijing Auto Show 2012
http://www.forbes.com/sites/jackperkowski/2012/04/27/the-beijing-auto-show-2012/


CARS - Study Shows Surprising Interest In Self-Driving Cars
http://www.forbes.com/sites/jimgorzelany/2012/04/26/study-shows-a-third-of-vehicle-owners-would-buy-self-driving-cars/
Google in talks with insurers about self-driving car
http://phys.org/news/2012-04-google-self-driving-car.html

CARS - Check Out NASCAR's New 100% Electric Pace Car!
http://www.treehugger.com/slideshows/cars/check-out-nascars-new-electric-pace-car/

CARS - High Gas Prices Having a Different Effect on US Drivers This Time
http://www.treehugger.com/cars/high-gas-prices-having-different-effect-us-drivers-time.html

CARS - Charlie Chaplin - Kids Auto Races In Venice
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-j2K3A1S5ak

CARS - Ford Offers Retirees A Bag Of Cash To Go Away
http://www.forbes.com/sites/joannmuller/2012/04/27/ford-offers-retirees-a-bag-of-cash-to-go-away/

CARS -Movies, Batteries Fine, But Autos Are Still What Drives Michigan
http://www.forbes.com/sites/dalebuss/2012/04/27/cut-to-movies-batteries-autos-remain-key-for-michigan/


ENERGY - TU Delft uses ammonia from urine as fuel cell source
http://www.ecofriend.com/tu-delft-uses-ammonia-urine-as-fuel-cell-source.html


ENERGY - Chevron: Falling Production And The Curse Of Too Much Shale Gas
http://www.forbes.com/sites/afontevecchia/2012/04/27/chevron-weak-in-q1-at-least-refining-margins-improved/

ENERGY - Greater Miami To Launch $550 Million Energy Retrofit Fund; Billions In Unfunded Projects Wait Nationwide
http://www.forbes.com/sites/justingerdes/2012/04/27/greater-miami-to-launch-550-million-energy-retrofit-fund-billions-in-unfunded-projects-wait-nationwide/

ENERGY - EPA Official Didn't Just Talk About 'Crucifying' Big Oil Firms -- He Tried It
http://www.forbes.com/sites/christopherhelman/2012/04/26/epa-official-not-only-touted-crucifying-oil-companies-he-tried-it/

ENERGY - GE's Hybrid Train Batteries Will Back Up Solar and Wind Power
http://www.treehugger.com/clean-technology/ges-hybrid-train-batteries-will-back-solar-and-wind-power.html


ENERGY - The Surprising Reason That Oil Subsidies Persist
http://www.forbes.com/sites/energysource/2012/04/25/the-surprising-reason-that-oil-subsidies-persist-even-liberals-love-them/

ENERGY - Hydrogen Fuel Cells 101 With Robert Llewellyn
http://www.treehugger.com/cars/hydrogen-fuel-cells-101-robert-llewellyn.html



EVs - California's settlement with NRG for electric car charging network headed to FERC
http://www.torquenews.com/1075/californias-settlement-nrg-electric-car-charging-network-headed-ferc


EVs - Leviton selected by Honda to provide charging stations for Honda Fit EV
http://www.torquenews.com/1075/ge-declares-commitment-electric-cars-shows-new-wattstation-sae-world-congress


EVs - GE declares commitment to electric cars, shows new WattStation, at SAE World Congress
http://www.torquenews.com/1075/ge-declares-commitment-electric-cars-shows-new-wattstation-sae-world-congress

EVs - IBM R&D Working to Give Electric Cars 500 Miles of Range With Lithium-Air Batteries
http://www.treehugger.com/cars/ibm-wants-give-electric-cars-500-miles-range-lithium-air-batteries.html


PUBLIC -Chinese Hybrid Buses Drive Earnings at Maxwell
http://www.forbes.com/sites/tomkonrad/2012/04/27/maxwell-mxwl-hybrid-bus/

TRANSPORT - Team Phantom: Living up to the challenge with their modified Aerodynamic Speed Vehicle
http://www.ecofriend.com/team-phantom-living-challenge-modified-aerodynamic-speed-vehicle.html

BYKES - Bike Horn iPhone Speaker, A Great Low-Tech DIY Gadget for Cyclists

http://www.treehugger.com/gadgets/bike-horn-iphone-speaker-is-low-tech-diy-gagdet-for-cyclists.html

BYKES - Simplest DIY Ever: Build a Bike Rack From Pallets

http://www.treehugger.com/sustainable-product-design/simplest-diy-ever-build-bike-rack-pallets.html

BYKES - Get A Workout While You're Working With The We-Bike

http://www.treehugger.com/eco-friendly-furniture/get-workout-while-your-working-we-bike.html

BYKES - Specialized Turbo e-bike is too fast and furious for the western world (video)


Specialized Turbo e-bike is too fast and furious for the western world (video)
http://www.engadget.com/2012/03/30/specialized-turbo-e-bike-is-too-fast-and-furious-for-the-western/
Specialized Turbo e-bike is too fast and furious
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjbkfVamXcI&feature=player_embedded

BYKES - Cargo Bike Delivery Service Brings Coffee To Your Door

http://www.treehugger.com/bikes/cargo-bike-delivery-service-brings-coffee-your-door.html

BYKES - Designer conceives an advanced bike conception inspired 'functionally' by Porsche 911

http://www.ecofriend.com/designer-conceives-advanced-bike-conception-inspired-functionally-porsche-911.html

CARS - Team Phantom: Living up to the challenge with their modified Aerodynamic Speed Vehicle


http://www.ecofriend.com/team-phantom-living-challenge-modified-aerodynamic-speed-vehicle.html

CARS - Mercedes Benz E-Class gets a hybrid makeover

http://www.ecofriend.com/mercedes-benz-class-hybrid-makeover.html

CARS - Michelin Challenge Design entrant conceives clamshell package inspired family car

http://www.ecofriend.com/michelin-challenge-design-entrant-conceives-clamshell-package-inspired-family-car.html

CARS - The Beijing Auto Show 2012

http://www.forbes.com/sites/jackperkowski/2012/04/27/the-beijing-auto-show-2012/

CARS - Study Shows Surprising Interest In Self-Driving Cars


http://www.forbes.com/sites/jimgorzelany/2012/04/26/study-shows-a-third-of-vehicle-owners-would-buy-self-driving-cars/
Google in talks with insurers about self-driving car
http://phys.org/news/2012-04-google-self-driving-car.html

CARS - Check Out NASCAR's New 100% Electric Pace Car!

http://www.treehugger.com/slideshows/cars/check-out-nascars-new-electric-pace-car/

CARS - High Gas Prices Having a Different Effect on US Drivers This Time

http://www.treehugger.com/cars/high-gas-prices-having-different-effect-us-drivers-time.html

CARS - Charlie Chaplin - Kids Auto Races In Venice

Charlie Chaplin - Kids Auto Races In Venice














http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-j2K3A1S5ak

CARS - Ford Offers Retirees A Bag Of Cash To Go Away

http://www.forbes.com/sites/joannmuller/2012/04/27/ford-offers-retirees-a-bag-of-cash-to-go-away/

CARS -Movies, Batteries Fine, But Autos Are Still What Drives Michigan

http://www.forbes.com/sites/dalebuss/2012/04/27/cut-to-movies-batteries-autos-remain-key-for-michigan/

ENERGY - TU Delft uses ammonia from urine as fuel cell source

http://www.ecofriend.com/tu-delft-uses-ammonia-urine-as-fuel-cell-source.html

ENERGY - Chevron: Falling Production And The Curse Of Too Much Shale Gas

http://www.forbes.com/sites/afontevecchia/2012/04/27/chevron-weak-in-q1-at-least-refining-margins-improved/

ENERGY - Greater Miami To Launch $550 Million Energy Retrofit Fund; Billions In Unfunded Projects Wait Nationwide

http://www.forbes.com/sites/justingerdes/2012/04/27/greater-miami-to-launch-550-million-energy-retrofit-fund-billions-in-unfunded-projects-wait-nationwide/

ENERGY - EPA Official Didn't Just Talk About 'Crucifying' Big Oil Firms -- He Tried It

http://www.forbes.com/sites/christopherhelman/2012/04/26/epa-official-not-only-touted-crucifying-oil-companies-he-tried-it/

ENERGY - GE's Hybrid Train Batteries Will Back Up Solar and Wind Power

http://www.treehugger.com/clean-technology/ges-hybrid-train-batteries-will-back-solar-and-wind-power.html

ENERGY - The Surprising Reason That Oil Subsidies Persist

http://www.forbes.com/sites/energysource/2012/04/25/the-surprising-reason-that-oil-subsidies-persist-even-liberals-love-them/

ENERGY - Hydrogen Fuel Cells 101 With Robert Llewellyn

http://www.treehugger.com/cars/hydrogen-fuel-cells-101-robert-llewellyn.html

EVs - Leviton selected by Honda to provide charging stations for Honda Fit EV

http://www.torquenews.com/1075/ge-declares-commitment-electric-cars-shows-new-wattstation-sae-world-congress

EVs - GE declares commitment to electric cars, shows new WattStation, at SAE World Congress

http://www.torquenews.com/1075/ge-declares-commitment-electric-cars-shows-new-wattstation-sae-world-congress

EVs - IBM R&D Working to Give Electric Cars 500 Miles of Range With Lithium-Air Batteries

http://www.treehugger.com/cars/ibm-wants-give-electric-cars-500-miles-range-lithium-air-batteries.html

PUBLIC -Chinese Hybrid Buses Drive Earnings at Maxwell

http://www.forbes.com/sites/tomkonrad/2012/04/27/maxwell-mxwl-hybrid-bus/

TRANSPORT - Team Phantom: Living up to the challenge with their modified Aerodynamic Speed Vehicle

http://www.ecofriend.com/team-phantom-living-challenge-modified-aerodynamic-speed-vehicle.html

TRANS PORTATION News April 25th


AIRSHIPS - Crew Schedules, Sleep Deprivation, and Aviation Performance
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/04/120424162336.htm

BOATS - Innovative ship design sees vessels become 30 percent more fuel efficient
http://www.ecofriend.com/innovative-ship-design-sees-vessels-30-percent-more-fuel-efficient.html

BYKES - Bicycle Helmet Is Like "A Lighthouse For Your Head"
http://www.treehugger.com/bikes/bicycle-helmet-lighthouse-your-head.html

CARS - Toyota hybrid concept to debut with two compact concepts at Beijing Motor Show
http://www.ecofriend.com/toyota-hybrid-concept-debut-compact-concepts-beijing-motor-show.html

CARS - Ferrari unveils newly improved HY-KERS hybrid powertrain at Beijing Auto Show
http://www.ecofriend.com/ferrari-unveils-newly-improved-hy-kers-hybrid-powertrain-beijing-auto-show.html

CARS - Vibrating Steering Wheel Guides Drivers While Keeping Their Eyes on the Road
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/04/120424142303.htm
http://phys.org/news/2012-04-vibrating-wheel-drivers-eyes-road.html

CARS - More People Are Buying Hybrid Cars. So Why Won't They Stick With Them?
http://www.forbes.com/sites/jamespoulos/2012/04/24/more-people-are-buying-hybrid-cars/

ENERGY - Scientists discover new source of Arctic methane
http://www.ecofriend.com/scientists-discover-new-source-arctic-methane.html

EVs - Coda announces deal for affordable electric cars with Great Wall Motors
http://www.torquenews.com/1075/coda-announces-deal-affordable-electric-cars-great-wall-motors

EVs - HSV R2: An electric superlight compact sports vehicle
http://www.ecofriend.com/hsv-r2-electric-superlight-compact-sports-vehicle.html

EVs - Automotive Technology Programs Changing With the Times: Build Electric Cars
http://www.forbes.com/sites/tjmccue/2012/04/24/automotive-technology-programs-changing-with-the-times-build-electric-cars/

EVs - GM reveals its ambitions for Chevrolet EN-V 2.0 concept car
http://www.ecofriend.com/gm-reveals-its-ambitions-chevrolet-en-20-concept-car.html

EVs - Chery's @Ant concept draws inspiration from the world of real life ants
http://www.ecofriend.com/cherys-ant-concept-draws-inspiration-world-real-life-ants.html

PARKING -YBR Parking System: Sporting a solar umbrella to power its energy needs
http://www.ecofriend.com/ybr-parking-system-sporting-solar-umbrella-power-its-energy-needs.html

TRAINS - Ferrari's chairman introduces 300kph luxury train
http://www.ecofriend.com/ferraris-chairman-introduces-300kph-luxury-train.html

AIRSHIPS - Crew Schedules, Sleep Deprivation, and Aviation Performance

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/04/120424162336.htm

BOATS - Innovative ship design sees vessels become 30 percent more fuel efficient

http://www.ecofriend.com/innovative-ship-design-sees-vessels-30-percent-more-fuel-efficient.html

BYKES - Bicycle Helmet Is Like "A Lighthouse For Your Head"

http://www.treehugger.com/bikes/bicycle-helmet-lighthouse-your-head.html

CARS - Toyota hybrid concept to debut with two compact concepts at Beijing Motor Show

http://www.ecofriend.com/toyota-hybrid-concept-debut-compact-concepts-beijing-motor-show.html

CARS - Ferrari unveils newly improved HY-KERS hybrid powertrain at Beijing Auto Show

http://www.ecofriend.com/ferrari-unveils-newly-improved-hy-kers-hybrid-powertrain-beijing-auto-show.html

CARS - Vibrating Steering Wheel Guides Drivers While Keeping Their Eyes on the Road


http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/04/120424142303.htm
http://phys.org/news/2012-04-vibrating-wheel-drivers-eyes-road.html

CARS - More People Are Buying Hybrid Cars. So Why Won't They Stick With Them?

http://www.forbes.com/sites/jamespoulos/2012/04/24/more-people-are-buying-hybrid-cars/

ENERGY - Scientists discover new source of Arctic methane

http://www.ecofriend.com/scientists-discover-new-source-arctic-methane.html

EVs - Coda announces deal for affordable electric cars with Great Wall Motors

http://www.torquenews.com/1075/coda-announces-deal-affordable-electric-cars-great-wall-motors

EVs - HSV R2: An electric superlight compact sports vehicle

http://www.ecofriend.com/hsv-r2-electric-superlight-compact-sports-vehicle.html

EVs - Automotive Technology Programs Changing With the Times: Build Electric Cars

http://www.forbes.com/sites/tjmccue/2012/04/24/automotive-technology-programs-changing-with-the-times-build-electric-cars/

EVs - GM reveals its ambitions for Chevrolet EN-V 2.0 concept car

http://www.ecofriend.com/gm-reveals-its-ambitions-chevrolet-en-20-concept-car.html

EVs - Chery's @Ant concept draws inspiration from the world of real life ants

http://www.ecofriend.com/cherys-ant-concept-draws-inspiration-world-real-life-ants.html

PARKING -YBR Parking System: Sporting a solar umbrella to power its energy needs

http://www.ecofriend.com/ybr-parking-system-sporting-solar-umbrella-power-its-energy-needs.html

TRAINS - Ferrari's chairman introduces 300kph luxury train

http://www.ecofriend.com/ferraris-chairman-introduces-300kph-luxury-train.html

TRANS PORTATION News April 23rd

AIRSHIPS - Flying around the world in a Boeing 737 from a garage
http://www.ecofriend.com/flying-around-world-boeing-737-garage.html

James Price builds a flight simulator in his Pleasanton, California garage














https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7APOJDJM2iM

BOATS - Motorized Floating Bumper Cars !













http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/522512_312184775521421_302896416450257_790454_234235242_n.jpg

BOATS - Mechatronics & Electrical power Engineering Crystal Clear Water











http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/578749_387135884659758_170822346291114_1137754_1129817009_n.jpg

BYKES - Retro Cycle-skates from 1923: Why don't these still exist?
Cycle-Skating - The New Sport of 1923

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjtPn4orR9A
or

http://www.britishpathe.com/video/a-new-sport-cycle-skating/query/CycleSkating

http://www.wimp.com/cycleskates/

Fun Orbit wheel now


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMlmLmvvJQk


BYKES - Electric Motorcycles: The New Green Machines - riding group called the Electric Cowboys
“We’re paving new roads and frontiers as a cowboy did in the old days and that’s what we’re trying to do now," Kearney said. We’re trying to show people that our electric steeds can do everything that a gas bike does.”
The bikes retail between $7,000 and $14,000, which is about the same as a Harley Davidson. But with California’s $900 Clean Air rebate and hundreds of dollars a month in gas savings, Flagg says the bikes are a smart investment.
http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Electric-Motorcycles-the-New-Green-Machines--148145165.html

BYKES - Ora Vehicules Électriques














http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/526154_283301598421889_100002261526719_650499_1723860133_n.jpg

CARS - Cadillac testing 'Super Cruise' feature for future cars
http://phys.org/news/2012-04-cadillac-super-cruise-feature-future.html

CARS - Chinese farmer builds speedy 90mph wind powered vehicle
A Chinese farmer has made the headlines with his creation of a wind powered vehicle that he claims can travel at 90mph. The contraption looks little like a conventional car, sporting a large fan in front and wings at the rear. What is remarkable is that the creator built the car from scratch with little outside help.
http://www.instablogsimages.com/1/2012/04/20/farmer_builds_wind_powered_car_that_can_reach_nearly_90mph_4dqmv.jpg
http://www.ecofriend.com/chinese-farmer-builds-speedy-90mph-wind-powered-vehicle.html

CARS - Wooden sculpture of Pininfarina Cambiano to grace the Milan Furniture Show
http://www.instablogsimages.com/1/2012/04/20/pininfarina_cambiano_carved_from_wood_xvuxg.jpg

http://www.ecofriend.com/wooden-sculpture-pininfarina-cambiano-grace-milan-furniture-show.html

CARS - Diesel Exhaust More Deadly Than Car Accidents
http://www.forbes.com/sites/williampentland/2012/04/22/diesel-exhaust-more-deadly-than-car-accidents/

http://www.smartplanet.com/blog/smart-takes/honda-to-recycle-rare-earth-metals-first-time-in-history/25916?tag=mantle_skin;content

CARS - TOYOTA 86 RALLY CAR IN REAL COMPETITION















http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdgT31sxAvw&feature=youtu.be

CARS - Forget Glossy: I Prefer Satin and Matte Finishes
http://cgdailydrive.com/forget-glossy-i-prefer-satin-and-matte-finishes/

CARS - Oregon Electric Vehicle Association
Arcimoto prototype #6 at the solar powered charging station of a major search engine company
















http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/292117_10150700072528020_138510433019_9582272_1901476201_n.jpg

ENERGY - IBM gets new partners for its Battery 500 Project
http://www.ecofriend.com/ibm-new-partners-its-battery-500-project.html

ENERGY - WVU National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium
Way to go Official University of South Carolina Page!
http://www.wistv.com/story/17627309/usc-vehicle-fleet-being-converted-to-propane

ENERGY - Running out of gas?
http://www.thesunchronicle.com/articles/2012/04/22/business/11366183.txt

ENERGY - Sustainable Batteries Take A Swig Of Brown Liquor
http://www.earthtechling.com/2012/04/sustainable-batteries-take-a-swig-of-brown-liquor/

ENERGY - Electricity From Liquid Fuel? UCLA Researchers Say Yes
http://www.earthtechling.com/2012/04/electricity-from-liquid-fuel-ucla-researchers-say-yes/

EVs The frequently asked questions about electric cars heard at this weeks Earth Day fairs












http://www.torquenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300_size/image-1075/%5Btitle-raw%5D/523352_10150821582494766_553394765_11533127_1623333796_n.jpg


http://www.torquenews.com/1075/frequently-asked-questions-about-electric-cars-heard-weeks-earth-day-fairs


EVs Innotruck: Electric vehicle offers a glimpse into green automobiles of tomorrow
http://www.instablogsimages.com/1/2012/04/19/a_vehicle_for_rethinking_mobility_rolls_into_hannover_messe_qbkau_390x289.jpg

http://www.ecofriend.com/innotruck-electric-vehicle-offers-glimpse-green-automobiles-tomorrow.html


EVs - How to avoid a dead Nissan Leaf after taking a long trip
http://www.torquenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300_size/image-1075/%5Btitle-raw%5D/2011_nissan_leaf_n_19-web_4.jpg


http://www.torquenews.com/1075/how-avoid-dead-nissan-leaf-after-taking-long-trip

EVs - Mitsubishi's mock Electriphobia Research Institute to allay fears surrounding EVs
http://www.ecofriend.com/mitsubishis-mock-electriphobia-research-institute-allay-fears-surrounding-evs.html

EVs - Chrysler deploying plug-in hybrid minivans in Yuma AZ, and other cities around the country
http://www.torquenews.com/1075/chrysler-deploying-plug-hybrid-minivans-yuma-az-and-other-cities-around-country

EVs - Ford’s CEO reveals true cost of electric vehicle batteries
http://www.smartplanet.com/blog/smart-takes/fords-ceo-reveals-true-cost-of-electric-vehicle-batteries/25933?tag=nl.e660

EVs - Paolo Orizio - Ruota Libera e Honda U3-X - Electric Motor News n° 11
Orizi Paul describes the initiatives of the future of Free Wheel, the new brand of Agrip 80 which deals with the marketing of electric vehicles.
Service Honda U3-X prototype developed by the Japanese with the voice of Lilia Marcucci
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLaatKCwdxk&feature=share

EVs - Pike Research Predicts Plug-Ins Will Outsell Hybrids
http://www.plugincars.com/pike-research-predicts-plug-in-vehicles-will-outsell-hybrids-first-7-years-availability-120428.html

EVs - Lease A Green Vehicle, Get Rebate - A bill signed in Colorado will now allow lessees to claim any tax credits for hybrid cars and electric vehicles, rather than the lessor
http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1075378_lease-a-green-vehicle-get-rebate-yourself--in-co-anyway?fbfanpage

EVs - Chrysler Is Proving Right To Ditch 'Imported from Detroit'
http://www.forbes.com/sites/dalebuss/2012/04/21/chrysler-proving-right-to-ditch-imported-from-detroit/

EVs - Buy an Electric Car, Get Rooftop Solar for Under $10,000
http://www.treehugger.com/green-investments/buy-electric-car-get-rooftop-solar-under-10000.html

EVs - Ford Focus Electric: The Test Drive
http://www.treehugger.com/cars/ford-focus-electric-test-drive.html

EVs - Elon Musk Joins Buffett, Pledges Fortune to Charity
http://www.treehugger.com/cars/elon-musk-joins-buffett-pledges-fortune-charity.html

TRAINS - Ferrari Thrill Goes Mass Transit -- First Private European Rail Company Tickets on Sale Now











http://media.treehugger.com/assets/images/2012/04/italo-ferrari-two-trains.jpg.492x0_q85_crop-smart.jpg

http://www.treehugger.com/public-transportation/ferrari-train-mass-transit-first-private-european-train-company.html

TRUCKS - Mean Green, a Volvo-built hybrid big truck, will try to reach speeds in excess of 165 mph (260 km/h) when it takes to a runway in Utah later in April.‎2,100 horsepower
Volvo Hybrid Truck, Mean Green, to Attempt World Speed Record
http://www.volvotrucks.com/cwp2moss.news.images/235500

http://www.volvotrucks.com/trucks/na/en-us/_layouts/CWP.Internet.VolvoCom/NewsItem.aspx?News.ItemId=120601&News.Language=en-gb

http://www.earthtechling.com/2012/04/big-green-hybrid-truck-a-speed-demon/















Volvo Trucks - The story behind Mean Green, quite possibly the world's fastest hybrid truck
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cdTmSrOrc8&feature=player_embedded

TRUCKS - MAN Concept S , Lkw - Video ...............Oeni














http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IsPbiE4lZ5g&feature=youtu.be

AIRSHIPS - Flying around the world in a Boeing 737 from a garage

http://www.ecofriend.com/flying-around-world-boeing-737-garage.html

James Price builds a flight simulator in his Pleasanton, California garage














https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7APOJDJM2iM

BOATS - Motorized Floating Bumper Cars !















http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/522512_312184775521421_302896416450257_790454_234235242_n.jpg

BOATS - Mechatronics & Electrical power Engineering Crystal Clear Water












http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/578749_387135884659758_170822346291114_1137754_1129817009_n.jpg

BYKES - Retro Cycle-skates from 1923: Why don't these still exist?


Cycle-Skating - The New Sport of 1923





https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjtPn4orR9A
or
http://www.britishpathe.com/video/a-new-sport-cycle-skating/query/CycleSkating
http://www.wimp.com/cycleskates/

Fun Orbit wheel now


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMlmLmvvJQk

BYKES - Electric Motorcycles: The New Green Machines - riding group called the Electric Cowboys


“We’re paving new roads and frontiers as a cowboy did in the old days and that’s what we’re trying to do now," Kearney said. We’re trying to show people that our electric steeds can do everything that a gas bike does.”
The bikes retail between $7,000 and $14,000, which is about the same as a Harley Davidson. But with California’s $900 Clean Air rebate and hundreds of dollars a month in gas savings, Flagg says the bikes are a smart investment.
http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Electric-Motorcycles-the-New-Green-Machines--148145165.html

BYKES - Ora Vehicules Électriques
















http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/526154_283301598421889_100002261526719_650499_1723860133_n.jpg

CARS - Cadillac testing 'Super Cruise' feature for future cars

http://phys.org/news/2012-04-cadillac-super-cruise-feature-future.html

CARS - Cadillac testing 'Super Cruise' feature for future cars

http://phys.org/news/2012-04-cadillac-super-cruise-feature-future.html

CARS - Chinese farmer builds speedy 90mph wind powered vehicle


A Chinese farmer has made the headlines with his creation of a wind powered vehicle that he claims can travel at 90mph. The contraption looks little like a conventional car, sporting a large fan in front and wings at the rear. What is remarkable is that the creator built the car from scratch with little outside help.
http://www.instablogsimages.com/1/2012/04/20/farmer_builds_wind_powered_car_that_can_reach_nearly_90mph_4dqmv.jpg


http://www.ecofriend.com/chinese-farmer-builds-speedy-90mph-wind-powered-vehicle.html

CARS - Wooden sculpture of Pininfarina Cambiano to grace the Milan Furniture Show


http://www.instablogsimages.com/1/2012/04/20/pininfarina_cambiano_carved_from_wood_xvuxg.jpg


http://www.ecofriend.com/wooden-sculpture-pininfarina-cambiano-grace-milan-furniture-show.html

CARS - Diesel Exhaust More Deadly Than Car Accidents


http://www.forbes.com/sites/williampentland/2012/04/22/diesel-exhaust-more-deadly-than-car-accidents/

http://www.smartplanet.com/blog/smart-takes/honda-to-recycle-rare-earth-metals-first-time-in-history/25916?tag=mantle_skin;content

CARS - TOYOTA 86 RALLY CAR IN REAL COMPETITION

TOYOTA 86 RALLY CAR IN REAL COMPETITION














http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdgT31sxAvw&feature=youtu.be

CARS - Forget Glossy: I Prefer Satin and Matte Finishes

http://cgdailydrive.com/forget-glossy-i-prefer-satin-and-matte-finishes/

CARS - Oregon Electric Vehicle Association


Arcimoto prototype #6 at the solar powered charging station of a major search engine company
















http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/292117_10150700072528020_138510433019_9582272_1901476201_n.jpg

ENERGY - IBM gets new partners for its Battery 500 Project

http://www.ecofriend.com/ibm-new-partners-its-battery-500-project.html

ENERGY - WVU National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium


Way to go Official University of South Carolina Page!
http://www.wistv.com/story/17627309/usc-vehicle-fleet-being-converted-to-propane

ENERGY - Running out of gas?

http://www.thesunchronicle.com/articles/2012/04/22/business/11366183.txt

ENERGY - Sustainable Batteries Take A Swig Of Brown Liquor

http://www.earthtechling.com/2012/04/sustainable-batteries-take-a-swig-of-brown-liquor/

ENERGY - Electricity From Liquid Fuel? UCLA Researchers Say Yes

http://www.earthtechling.com/2012/04/electricity-from-liquid-fuel-ucla-researchers-say-yes/

EVs - The frequently asked questions about electric cars heard at this weeks Earth Day fairs

http://www.torquenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300_size/image-1075/%5Btitle-raw%5D/523352_10150821582494766_553394765_11533127_1623333796_n.jpg

http://www.torquenews.com/1075/frequently-asked-questions-about-electric-cars-heard-weeks-earth-day-fairs

EVs - How to avoid a dead Nissan Leaf after taking a long trip


http://www.torquenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300_size/image-1075/%5Btitle-raw%5D/2011_nissan_leaf_n_19-web_4.jpg

http://www.torquenews.com/1075/how-avoid-dead-nissan-leaf-after-taking-long-trip