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The BMW C Evolution Electric Scooter

July 30, 2012, 9:17 pmFiled under: Eco Living > Eco Living > Eco Vehicle — Posted by Eco-Question Editor

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With the "C Evolution", BMW Motorrad presents its first near-production prototype of a high-performance electric scooter. From July 27th to August 12th five fully roadworthy prototypes will be tested in road traffic in the city centre of London. After this the trials will continue in other European cities. In the course of this pilot phase, the C evolution will be tested in real conditions and in various markets. This will allow BMW Motorrad to gain experience in the field of e-mobility in preparation for the market launch of the future serial production model.

 

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The Jaguar C-X75 Exclusive Hybrid Supercar

July 27, 2012, 3:48 amFiled under: Eco Living > Eco Living > Eco Vehicle — Posted by Eco-Question Editor

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Jaguar can today confirm that it will launch the remarkable C-X75 concept car as an exclusive hybrid supercar.

Jaguar C-X75 will become the British marque’s most advanced model to date. It will offer performance on a par with the fastest production cars on the market, while adopting cutting-edge technology that offers remarkably economical running. Jaguar expects this hybrid supercar to deliver incredibly low CO2 emissions of less than 99g/km while being able to achieve in excess of 200mph.

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The Hous.E+ Sustainable House by Polifactory

July 26, 2012, 9:44 pmFiled under: Eco Design > Eco Living — Posted by Eco-Question Editor

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Hous.E+ combines new and old techniques in order to create a not only a resourceful building regarding energy efficiency and sustainability but also well equipped to actively respond to future demands of smart grid systems where energy surplus is distributed and agriculture within the city is a reality.

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Little Sun Solar-Powered Lamp

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Little Sun transforms the light that is for all of us into light that is for each of us.

“Little Sun responds to the situation we face today, where natural resources no longer abound. Energy shortage and unequal energy distribution make it necessary to reconsider how our life-sustaining systems function. I see Little Sun as a wedge that opens up this urgent discussion from the perspective of art.” – Olafur Eliasson; Artist.

“Right now people living off the electrical grid pay 300 times more for light than people who have access to electricity and incandescent light bulbs. With Little Sun we deliver 10 times more light at 1/10 of the cost of using a common single-wick kerosene lamp.” – Frederik Ottesen; Engineer.

Today, 1.6 billion people worldwide have no access to mains electricity. Founded by Olafur Eliasson and Frederik Ottesen, Little Sun has developed an affordable solar-powered light to satisfy the urgent human need for off-grid lighting and to promote economic growth in regions of the world where electricity is not available, reliable, affordable, or sustainable.

 

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Polaris House by Bob Augustine

July 21, 2012, 2:21 amFiled under: Eco Design > Eco Living — Posted by Eco-Question Editor

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Reaching for the Stars – A skylight in the young son’s bedroom points up to the North Star – Polaris…a fixed constant in the night sky.

The designer of this LEED certified, eco-modern house – Boston based architect, Bob Augustine calls it POLARIS HOUSE – a skylight in the young son’s bedroom points up to the North Star – Polaris…a fixed constant in the night sky. The ecologically sensitive site is located across the street from Habitat, an Audubon wildlife sanctuary on a wooded hilltop near Belmont, Massachusetts. Solar collectors for water heating sit on the “white” reflective membrane roof, and photovoltaic supplement electrical needs on this eco-conscious home. The house is LEED Certified & received an Energy Star rating.

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Kia Ray EV: Korea’s First Production Electric Vehicle

July 17, 2012, 12:57 amFiled under: Eco Living > Eco Living > Eco Vehicle — Posted by Eco-Question Editor

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Kia Motors introduced Korea’s first electric vehicle, with the launch of the new Kia Ray EV – a zero-emissions city car with lively performance and a range of up to 139 km (86 miles) on a single charge.

For supply exclusively to the domestic Korean market, the Kia Ray EV is a close relative of Kia’s 1.0-liter gasoline powered Ray CUV, which went on sale in Korea last month. It shares that model’s major dimensions and, in a global first for an EV manufacturer, can share a production line with conventional combustion-engine cars.

 

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