on 16th December 2010 | 2 Comments »
Today’s buses have a reputation for being large, slow and — even when powered by electricity — rather inefficient.
However, this could all be about to change thanks to a pioneering design from a Dutch scientist which was shown last week in Amsterdam.
The “Superbus” is the work of the Delft University of Technology and Prof. Dr. Wubbo J Ockels, a Dutch physicist and astronaut, to provide a realistic alternative to cars.
on 16th November 2010 | No Comments »
Lamborghini is to introduce a greener supercar that will replace the iconic MurciÃ©lago, which has been Lamborghini’s flagship for over a decade.
Automotive News reports that the supercar’s replacement will slash carbon dioxide output by 20 percent, without sacrificing performance.
It will feature a 6.5 liter, 700-hp engine and will emit 398 g/km of carbon dioxide, down from 495 g/km in the old version.
on 27th September 2010 | 1 Comment »
Luxury yachts that whisk their millionaire owners or charter guests to the world’s top beauty spots, guzzling gallons of fuel on the way, have long scraped the bottom of the green league tables.
But as superyachts converged on the Riviera for this year’s 20th Monaco Yacht Show, a small but determined minority were flying the green flag as the ever expanding fleet of mega yachts seeks to reduce its carbon footprint.
Paolo Moretti, who heads the yachting division of Italy’s ship certification body RINA, told AFP interest in environmental topics has spiked in the yachting sector over the last five years.
“Luxury yachts have big budgets but owners now not only want to excel in terms of comfort and luxury but also in environmental sustainability,” he said.
Many hotels promise to be green nowadays, but where can travelers find more information to help them choose the most eco-friendly hotel?
Online booking site Travelocity believes that travelers actually prefer green hotels. According to its statistics, eco-friendly properties get higher reviews than their non-green counterparts.
For many consumers, search sites such as Travelocity, Expedia and Orbitz will be the first stop in booking a hotel and all three have tried to make it easier.
InterContinental opened its much-anticipated New York property in the heart of Manhattan July 12, the latest in a string of high-profile openings for the city.
The firm says that along with being the largest new-build hotel to open in the city since 2002, the 607-room InterContinental is also one of the most environmentally responsible hotels in the city.
It will be the largest new hotel in the city to receive the LEED green building certification from the US Green Building Council.
on 24th June 2010 | 1 Comment »
The first details and images of the electric Mercedes SLS AMG E-Cell have leaked over the web last night.
The Mercedes SLS AMG E-Cell, showing a bright yellow exterior paint job in these official images, is ready for its debut.
Power for the E-Cell will be provided by four electric motors – one at each corner – that are capable of revving to 12,000rpm.