Posted: April 13th, 2011 | Author: M.Aaron Silverman | Filed under: Green Motoring | Tags: european commission, green auto | Comments Off on Europe To Phase Out Fossil Fueled Cars by 2050
The European Commission has released a white paper outlining an ambitious plan to transform Europe’s transport infrastructure by 2050. The roadmap for a Single European Transport Area includes forty initiatives for road, rail, sea and air travel that aim to cut emissions by 60% and combat congestion by halving the use of “conventionally fueled” cars in urban transport by 2030 with a view to entirely phasing them out of cities by 2050.
“The widely held belief that you need to cut mobility to fight climate change is simply not true. Curbing mobility is not an option; neither is business as usual. We can break the transport system’s dependence on oil without sacrificing its efficiency and compromising mobility” said EU Transport Commissioner Siim Kallas. Read the full article »»»»
Posted: July 25th, 2010 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: porsche 928 | Tags: green auto, Green Motoring | Comments Off on So Not Green . . .
We’re sure Porsche would argue – spin the good spin – This Car is So Far from green it would have to be up the with BP’s gulf Disaster on the Green Richter . . . .
We don’t care – as fans of the original, our christmas list for 2013 is now filled !
Built on the platform that underpins the Panamera four-door sports sedan, the unnamed two-door will ride on a shorter wheelbase but will share at least 60 percent of its parts with the Panamera. The sedan’s control-arm front suspension and multilink rear will likely get firmer tuning in keeping with the coupe’s sporting pretense. The shorter wheelbase will reduce the coupe’s weight and improve its handling, but the reduction will come at the expense of rear-seat space. As in the 911, the back seats will likely only be suitable for driving rugs or sports bags.
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Posted: January 25th, 2009 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Alternative Energy, Auto News | Tags: green auto, Green Motoring, innovative motoring | Comments Off on French Hot Air – AirPod
Driven by Hot Air: Can the French really produce a commercially viable air-powered motor vehicle?
MDI founder Guy Nègre, says “production of the AirPod should begin midway through 2009” The Company signed a partnership agreement (2007) with major car maker Tata (India) This partnership should allow MDI to complete the development and optimization of its technology for the Indian market. Tata Motors is the company that acquired Jaguar and Land Rover from Ford in 2008, and is the maker of the $2,500 car.
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Posted: January 17th, 2009 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Audi, ecodriver, electric | Tags: Audi, Audi Australia, Electric Car, green auto, Green Motoring | Comments Off on Electrified Audi
Audi has approved a new strategy to build a range of eco cars. The plan was given the green light just before Christmas and will spawn a family of clean, low CO2 cars, dubbed internally E1 to E5 and spanning everything from a small city car to sports cars. Read the full article »»»»