Electric motorcycle manufacturer Alta Motors is using groundbreaking new technology called Continuous Liquid Interface Production (CLIP) to rapidly prototype and build 3D printed parts. C:LIP is 100 times faster than conventional 3D printing.
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BMW is close to bringing carbon fiber costs down by 90%, making it cost competitive with steel and helping make future cars a lot lighter.
BP Energy released their BP Energy Outlook 2035 on Wednesday, outlining global energy demand predictions for the coming decades, as well as showing that global carbon dioxide emissions are expected to grow by 29% by 2035. According to the report.
There’s no nice way to say it: the air pollution in China is bad. The problem is so severe, in fact, that the Chinese government decided to slash number of new cars people can put on the road and has even contemplated instituting the death penalty to curb pollution, with little effect. In a bid […]
– CO2-adjusted fuel economy of Honda and Acura automobiles up 9.5% – CO2 emissions intensity of automobile production in N.A. down 16.2% – CO2 emissions intensity of product shipments in the U.S. down 8% – CO2 emissions intensity of service parts shipments…
WASHINGTON, DC, November 18, 2013 (ENS) – Just extending the emissions and fuel-quality standards already in force in the world’s largest vehicle markets could avert more than 210,000 early deaths in 2030, finds a new report by the nonprofit International…
It’s one of the biggest hurdles facing fossil fuel divestment: Where to find sustainable investment options that create secure returns on investment in an energy market often dominated by fossil fuel companies. But thanks to action taken by two of…
This is Kovit’s latest Delta 7 road and track frame. The ultralight, carbon/kevlar bike was revealed to the world at last month’s Interbike show looking like something straight out of a sci-fi movie with a trellis of (what should be called) nanotubes and a wholly reasonable $3500 price tag. I’m no expert on carbon tube […]
Stuttgart’s new Green Party mayor, Fritz Kuhn, recently paid a visit to Porsche’s manufacturing facility in Germany, where he praised the company’s recent efforts to bring clean diesels and innovative hybrids to market. Porsche proudly noted that Mayor Kuhn came by to visit Porsche within days of his inauguration. According to the Truth About Cars’ […]
Remember Carbon Motors? The police car company that hoped to bring a purpose-built police cruiser to departments across the country? After their initial design was rejected for low-interest government loans, many of us thought Carbon Motors was on the outs, but it turns out the company has another card up its sleeve, the CNG-powered TX7 Multi-Mission command vehicle.
If you think the twin disc brake setup of the LEAOS pedal-electric bicycle hints at the bike’s performance, you’re right. With a 36V 250W electric assist helping you push the pedals through an 8-speed Shimano Alfine gearest, this high-end, carbon monocoque bike is more than capable of blitzing through modern day traffic with (what promises to be) as much “go” as a small scooter.
How do you define a green car? Is it a vehicle with no tailpipe emissions, or a vehicle with the lowest overall emissions including manufacture and delivery? How about a rocket car aiming to break the 1,000 mph on the ground that buys carbon offset credits from a green energy company? Is that still “green”?
Photosynthetic green algae have the potential to be small green factories for producing alternative fuels. Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory have shown that increasing the microbes’ overall metabolism by feeding them more carbon increases oil production as the organisms continue to grow. Getting microscopic algae to create alternative fuels is […]
Earlier this week, CSR announced plans to build the world’s first carbon-neutral locomotive. Set to run on biocoal (“coal” fuel created through an energy-efficient processing and compressing of cellulosic biomass), the train will will have the same performance and load-hauling capabilities as traditional coal-burning engines, but without harmful metals or volatile off-gasses. Check out the […]
If Kia’s chief powertrain engineer gets his way, the Korean automaker will continue its push to reduce harmful carbon emissions by building its future models (like the Rio-based Trackster, above) to run on compressed natural gas (CNG). Dr. Joachim Hahn, speaking to the automotive press at the Geneva auto show last week, voiced his strong […]
This past Thursday, telecom giant AT&T re-committed to its stated goal of putting 15,000 CNG-powered vehicles into operation by 2018, reaching the milestone of 5000 commercial CNG vehicles in service a few weeks ago and putting 274 CNG trucks and vans into service in Connecticut alone (the photo, above, is of Congressman John Larson and […]
It could be argued that, since the dawn of the 21st Century, no car has screamed “new money” louder than Volkswagen’s Bentley Continental coupes (yeah, they’re built off the Volkswagen Phaeton platform – sorry to be the one to break it to you). That might not be a fair statement to make about a single […]
Thinking about a DIY conversion to get your guzzler of petroleum and on to CNG? You’ll need a tank to store the pressurized gas – and now, thanks to CNG Cylinders International, you won’t be limited by a small storage cylinder. It may not be a sexy CNG-powered supercar or an ultra-clean, ultra-slick CNG Civic, […]
The longtime Gas 2 friends, contributors, and all-around awesome people over at One Block Off the Grid (1BOG) have just released a shiny new infographic comparing the carbon footprints of planes, trains, and automobiles as they make trips across town, and across the country. Despite missing some obvious “ringers” (I’m pretty sure a 150+ cc […]
San Francisco-based, neighbor-to-neighbor car sharing company RelayRides (founded in June 2010) has set itself apart from other carsharing networks like Zipcar and CityCarShare by giving car owners a chance to earn a bit of extra cash by participating in the company’s car-sharing business. The service installs a communications device used to lock and unlock cars […]