Alternative Energy

Transportation

News and Information about General Alternative Alternative Transportation Technologies.

Feb 28, 2015

Transportation

Conventional transportation technologies usually involve the use of fossil fuels for vehicle propulsion. Rising fuel prices are causing mainstream awareness and interest in alternative transportation technology. Many automobile companies are working hard to develop more sustainable vehicles in order to combat fuel costs and the harmful environmental effects of petroleum as a fuel source. This section has articles about the development of sustainable transportation alternatives.

Isla Vistans get first Solar Parking Lot

Isla Vistans get first Solar Parking Lot

Industrial designers are dreaming of a project like this for a long time. They wanted a solar powered parking lot which can sustain itself and light up its own

Innovation Reduces Truck Fuel Consumption by 7.5%

Innovation Reduces Truck Fuel Consumption by 7.5%

Sometimes slight modifications in existing machines do wonders for fuel saving. A simple attachment of a tapering protrusion at the back of a truck can save up to 7.5%

FedEx Establishes First All-Hybrid Facility in NYC

FedEx Establishes First All-Hybrid Facility in NYC

Now the prestigious and successful business units are competing to become green in their operations. FedEx Express which is a subsidiary of FedEx Corporation expressed its commitment to

Dell Installs Solar Trees in HQ Parking Lot

Dell Installs Solar Trees in HQ Parking Lot

Two things are certain for the future: electric cars will become more popular and solar power will continue to grow as a viable source of energy. Because of

Solar Charging Stations by Toyota

Solar Charging Stations by Toyota

It seemed like it would only be a matter of time before Toyota would jump into the market of using renewable energy to charge a car and they have

Concept Bridge could Generate Electricity from Moving Cars

Concept Bridge could Generate Electricity from Moving Cars

When people thought about telephones in underdeveloped countries it was like they would have to invest a huge sum in infrastructure in the form of poles, wires and equipments.

Modified Hybrids to be Tested

Modified Hybrids to be Tested

CSIRO is an Australian research organization. CSIRO is working in collaboration with Victorian energy distributor SP AusNet. They both are aiming to evaluate the impact and benefits of plug-in

Commercial Flights Approved for Biofuels by 2010

Commercial Flights Approved for Biofuels by 2010

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) wants to reduce its carbon footprints. That’s why they announced their quest to find a biofuel by 2010 for its commercial flights. Paul

Fuel Cell Powered UAV Completes 23-hour Flight

Fuel Cell Powered UAV Completes 23-hour Flight

Surveillance and communication are the lifeline of the armed forces. These days they are utilizing small UAVs for naval missions. If the armed forces are using electric UAVs, they

Produce Electricity While You Drive

Produce Electricity While You Drive

This can be achieved by using piezoelectric materials under busy roads. The property is aptly known as piezoelectricity and it’s the ability to produce electric power in response to

Recharged By Renewables

Recharged By Renewables

FPL Group and Duke Energy are the renowned companies known for their commitment to clean and green energy. It is often said, charity begins at home. They are trying

Power Electronics could make Hybrid Cars Cheaper

Power Electronics could make Hybrid Cars Cheaper

Hybrid cars are often known as “cars of the era.” The main feature of the hybrid car is that when we start the car engine, electrical energy is used.

Keeping Hybrid & Electric Cars Cool

Keeping Hybrid & Electric Cars Cool

When scientists unveiled the mystery of boiling of fluids in the form of tiny “microchannels” they cracked various formulas and models to keep the high-power electronic gadgets cool. These

150mpg Algae-Powered Toyota Prius

150mpg Algae-Powered Toyota Prius

First algae fuel-powered vehicle in the world was officially launched in San Francisco. The car, called Algaeus is a modified Toyota Prius, which derives power from green crude, from

Human Powered Workout Gym Concept

Human Powered Workout Gym Concept

When we look closely at human history we can easily conclude that locomotion is one of the most primordial needs. But our current lifestyle does not allow us with

First Solar Powered Passenger Ship for Berlin

First Solar Powered Passenger Ship for Berlin

Manufacturers who are concerned not only about profit but about future too are developing such products that are clean and green and run on alternative fuels. Though currently clean

Heathrow Airport Gets Green Makeover

Heathrow Airport Gets Green Makeover

BAA is trying to upgrade its airport terminal Heathrow East by investing to an amount of £1 billion and naming it as Terminal 2. This new terminal would be

Solar Forest Cools and Charges Electric Cars

Solar Forest Cools and Charges Electric Cars

Imagine a parking lot that keeps your car cool and charges it while you do whatever you need to do after parking your car. That’s what the new solar

10 Minute Charge for Student-Built Electric Car

10 Minute Charge for Student-Built Electric Car

We are familiar with the better qualities of electric vehicles. They use alternative energy and leave less carbon footprints on the climate. But they are still not mass produced.

UAVs to be Powered by Dye-sensitized Solar Cells

UAVs to be Powered by Dye-sensitized Solar Cells

The progress is being steadily made in the field of alternative energy. Though we have not hit the bull’s eye yet but still the search is on. Scientists and

GreenJet: An Automated Sailing Yacht

GreenJet: An Automated Sailing Yacht

We all are waiting for a miracle to happen that can effortlessly replace the fossil fuel and we don’t even feel the change over and go on with our

Biofuel as a Jet Fuel Alternative?

Biofuel as a Jet Fuel Alternative?

The seeds of a humble weed could lower a jet fuel’s cradle-to-grave carbon emissions by 84 percent. Camelina sativa is an oilseed crop and it might be used as

World Speed Record Set by 100% Electric Airplane

World Speed Record Set by 100% Electric Airplane

Aircrafts are notorious for adding carbon content into the atmosphere because more and more people are choosing this mode of travel. We are trying to reduce carbon emissions on

New Hydrogen Powered Urban Car by Riversimple

New Hydrogen Powered Urban Car by Riversimple

A new hydrogen car was unveiled in London, UK by Riversimple. This Riversimple Urban Car (RUC) is powered by fuel cells. These fuels cells combine hydrogen with oxygen from

More Efficient Hybrid Vehicles

More Efficient Hybrid Vehicles

If we can control the excess carbon emissions from fossil fuels we can control the global warming to a great extent. When we start our cars and apply brakes

Walnut Creek Installs 3 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Walnut Creek Installs 3 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Coulomb Technologies has taken the initiative to install their ChargePoint™ Networked Charging Stations for electric vehicles in Walnut Creek, CA. Walnut Creek has got the distinction of becoming the

Solar Powered Wi-Fi Bus Stops

Solar Powered Wi-Fi Bus Stops

What a delightful combination for environmentalists! While you are waiting for your bus to arrive you can happily stay in touch with the cyber world. San Francisco bus stops

Solar Powered Surveillance Aircraft

Solar Powered Surveillance Aircraft

Bye Aerospace Inc. (Denver, Colorado), is collaborating with thin film PV manufacturer Ascent Solar. This is not one of those tie ups taking place everyday. The echo of this

Cutting Aviation Emissions with ‘Bottletop Technology’

Cutting Aviation Emissions with ‘Bottletop Technology’

Most of the time we ignore simple solutions dismissing them as too simplistic. But often we can achieve immeasurable amount of success with simple and practical solutions. We might

Air-fueled Battery for Electric Cars

Air-fueled Battery for Electric Cars

A normal fossil fuel car (using an internal combustion engine) only needs the battery to start the engine as well as run the air conditioning system and the car