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Ethanol has lost a lot of support in the past few years for a variety of reasons. One of the biggest knocks against corn-derived ethanol is the reduced horsepower and fuel economy, causing some to be wary of an alternative fuel promises. But a new study shows that algae-based biodiesel has nearly the same horsepower and torque output as petrol and soybean diesel.
Not all green vehicles have wheels – the French company Rhea Marine recently introduced a diesel-electric hybrid boat. The Rhea 850 Electrica is compact, efficient, and pretty easy on the environment as well as the eyes. The Rhea 850 Electrica isn’t quite a standard hybrid – the diesel engine powers a generator rather than the […]
Before the Tokyo Motor Show, we talked a little bit about Honda’s electric sports car concept, which Honda is calling the “EV-STER.” Honda is indeed taking their idea to production, likely starting in 2012. Check out the gallery below for pictures of Honda’s design. Quick and Electric (Mostly) The electric version of the EV-STER has […]
The Fuji Speedway had a slightly unusual race last month – instead of supercars going super fast, rows of perfectly normal hybrid cars lined up for a two-hour endurance race called the Summer Eco Car Cup 2011. The race is held every year in August, and anyone with a hybrid car is welcome to participate. Oh, and the car has to be one you can buy at a dealer – perfectly normal hybrid cars only.
Czech automaker Skoda has released the specs on its large sedan, the Superb, and what they’re offering isn’t what you might expect. This 53 mpg diesel-powered sedan has a Greenline option uses just 4.4 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers. That’s about 53 mpg, and as an added bonus, it has rear passenger footrests, for the little dictator in all of us.
Meet “FutureTruck”, the result of an AirFlow Truck Company project to develop a more aerodynamic over-the-road truck which, the truck’s designers claim, would cut fuel consumption and harmful carbon emissions by as much as 50%. FutureTruck’s design process was heavily dependent on CFD software, which moves some pretty heavy numbers to determine the path air […]
It is telling of my age, perhaps, that I had originally thought to begin this article with a reference to “Voodoo Economics.” Even so, there is very little voodoo in the idea that reducing America’s foreign oil dependence/addiction is a good thing. It’s such a good idea, in fact, and so integral to “national security […]
Growing up one of my favorite movies was Real Life GIANT Construction Equipment for Kids, hosted by Hard Hat Harry. So when I was sent this awesome infographic detailing the monster machines used to extract coal, I had to share.