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F1 cars could incorporate a fighter jet’s canopy in the future

07/18/2011, F1 racing has evolved throughout the years in terms of safety, whereby drivers are now encased in a safety shell that protects them from impacts on all sides, with wheels that are tethered to ensure they don’t fly across the track or into the crowd when...

Solar highways might be the norm

07/17/2011, Solar-powered highways – now that is something you don’t see everyday, although it could very well get more and more common as time passes by. Republic Solar Highways is the company who wants that particular vision to be fulfilled in time,...

Nissan wants to electrify vans next

07/17/2011, Nissan’s foray into the world of commercial electric vehicles (EVs) kick started with the LEAF, and the Japanese company can’t quite get enough of EVs that they will be working on an electric van in the future, with their current NV200 van as...

Orphiro electric motorcycle – quiet and efficient

07/17/2011, Electric cars might be picking up in momentum these days, but here is something that you might want to consider just in case there are jams for you to circumvent during your daily commute to work – the Orphiro electric motorcycle. This efficient and...

Zero waste Honda factories growing in number

07/15/2011, The next time you purchase a vehicle, make sure that it boasts great mileage in addition to being a hybrid mode of transport (or an all electric one if you want to go green all the way), in addition to making sure its factories follow the green path as...

Electric car sharing with the Citroen ‘M’ concept

07/15/2011, The carpool concept is not a foreign one and it has been encouraged for years as it has a couple of benefits. For starters it puts less cars on the road, which means that during peak hour traffic, less cars might mean no traffic jams. As a consequence of...

Inflatable helmet pad makes your helmets safer

07/15/2011, While helmets are required by law to be worn at all times when cycling or on a motorbike, the size and fitting of a helmet isn’t regulated by the government. And even though it is always safer to wear a helmet when riding, a badly fitted helmet can...

DIY Batmobile has an iPad in dashboard

07/14/2011, Over the years, it has been a fantasy for many a Batman fan to possess the engineering skills required to build their very own Batmobile. Well, Casey Putsch is a member of a select club who not only dreamt about it, but actually decided to get his hands...

Car2Go to launch electric car sharing service in San Diego

07/14/2011, For those who are unfamiliar with car sharing, the concept isn’t exactly new as Zipcar has been dominating that particular market for the past decade or so. But what about electric car sharing? While the concept is more or less the same, electric...

Sony to start building batteries for electric vehicles

07/14/2011, With the popularity of electric vehicles (EV) growing, albeit slowly but surely, it seems that Sony has decided not to be left out of the loop and has jumped aboard the EV bandwagon. No, this does not mean that we will be seeing Sony branded EVs rolling...

eCortina v2 hybrid gives electric bike owners more options

07/14/2011, For those who prefer not to ride on electric scooters, there’s always the alternative (apart from walking or public transport) which is the electric bike. While electric bikes can be pedaled like a regular bike, they also come in two flavors – one...