Better Place is pressing forward with their plans to revolutionize the battery-powered vehicle industry. In what can only be considered as a huge step in the right direction, the brainchild of Shai Agassi recently launched the Tokyo Electric Taxi Project in Japan.
On the very first Earth Day, celebrated nearly 40 years ago on April 22, 1970; the U.S. was a poisoned nation. Air and water pollution were rampant, DDT was still in use, and landmark federal actions were still to come. Today, while the U.S. is a much cleaner country overall, the fight for a healthy environment goes on. In the [...]
In what was the largest public demonstration in history, hundreds of millions of people around the world turned out their lights for one hour last Friday in support of World Wildlife Fund’s Earth Hour, calling for action on climate change. Individuals, businesses and government officials in 4,000 cities across 125 countries turned out for Earth [...]
11 high schools in Ontario, Canada are doing their part to minimize the damage being done to the environment by dead batteries being discarded in landfills. With a mission to raise awareness in their area about household hazardous waste and the effects it can have on all of us, the schools are holding a competition [...]
Solar power has never looked this bad….If ‘going green’ is something that you’re truly serious about, here’s a great way to prove it. What a better way to demonstrate your commitment to living an eco-friendly life than by wearing it across your chest. With the Solar Vest from Chinavasion, you can do exactly that.
Calling Batteries the “Heart” of Future Cars, Mercedes Puts $2.8 Billion into Battery and Green Technologies
Count Mercedes-Benz among the automobile manufacturers quickly realizing that batteries play an extremely pivotal role for the future of the auto industry. The world’s second-largest maker of luxury cars has announced that over the course of 2010 and 2011, it will be spending $2.8 billion on both battery technology and green technologies. “It shows that [...]
For those looking for new methods of eco-friendly transportation, the battery-powered bicycle that was released under Sanyo’s Eneloop label (yes, the same label under which Sanyo manufactures Wii charging stations and batteries) proved to be a legitimate alternative. Capable of traveling about 85km(about 53 miles) on a single charge, Sanyo sold roughly 350,000 of the [...]
There truly is nothing that Coca-Cola cannot do, including serving as the power source for a new type of Nokia cell phone. We’ve seen batteries being powered by urine, and now we have a Coke-powered battery giving a cell phone the juic..soda necessary to properly function. “Bio battery is an ecologically friendly energy generates electricity [...]
Following up on what was an eventful 2009 for Massachusetts-based A123 Systems, the up and coming battery manufacturer has started off the new decade by striking a battery supply agreement with Fisker Automotive. The recent recipient of nearly $250 million under Pres. Obama’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act will manufacture battery systems for the Fisker [...]
With a new year came new regulations for the recycling of batteries in the United Kingdom. The ambitious directive will “affect any business that uses, produces, supplies, or disposes of batteries, as well as any business that manufactures or designs battery-powered products”, and comes with the goal of minimizing the negative impacts of batteries and [...]