Alternative Energy

Transportation

News and Information about General Alternative Alternative Transportation Technologies.

Dec 11, 2016

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.

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

Minneapolis International Airport Installs Wind Generators

Minneapolis International Airport Installs Wind Generators

These days many companies are exhibiting awareness about clean and green energy and trying to use that technology for reducing costs too. Recently Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport has set

Zero Emissions Motorcycle

Zero Emissions Motorcycle

When we think about green energy vehicles we often think about modest designs and low speeds. But 6 final-year engineering students of Kingston University have designed a bike that

First Public Charging Station for Electric Cars

First Public Charging Station for Electric Cars

During a low-key ceremony just over a week ago, the first public high-voltage charging station for electric vehicles was inaugurated at the Gateway Center in East Woodland California. Representatives

Breakthrough to Advance Hydrogen Car Production

Breakthrough to Advance Hydrogen Car Production

One of the main hurdles in the field of hydrogen car research is the development of a good fueling system. Professor Issam Mudawar along with his research team has

Fuel Cell Powered Military Surveillance Aircraft

Fuel Cell Powered Military Surveillance Aircraft

It is great news that defense forces are promoting the use of alternative fuels in their own unique way. American army is using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) in Afghanistan.

Flying Cars by 2011?

Flying Cars by 2011?

If you secretly nurtured a dream of owning a flying car, the good news is your dream can be a reality by 2011. This month MIT students, from Department

Nanotech Batteries – A New Energy Future

Nanotech Batteries – A New Energy Future

People want to use clean and green energy and live easy on earth’s resources. Many are changing to hybrid cars and using solar panels side by side with conventional

Eco-Friendly Fuels at I-5 Rest Stops

Eco-Friendly Fuels at I-5 Rest Stops

Common man and policy makers both are increasingly being made aware of the importance of clean and green fuels in near future. The governors of 3 states have come

SMART Technology for Efficient Helicopters

SMART Technology for Efficient Helicopters

We use helicopters for medical emergencies, search operations, traffic reporting or protecting celebrity privacy from paparazzi. They are loud, give us bumps (not birthday bumps) and are considered not

New Hydrogen Purification Method

New Hydrogen Purification Method

This feeling is making inroads into many hearts and minds that we need clean and green fuel. Hydrogen is the simplest element known to us. Its atom contains just

Trans-America Journey Powered by Waste Vegetable Oil

Trans-America Journey Powered by Waste Vegetable Oil

We love to read about different travelers and their adventures, wishing secretly that we could be in their shoes. Here is a young traveler, Stacy Jurich, 2006 graduate of

Energy from Solar Roadways

Energy from Solar Roadways

We are using fossil fuels as the primary source of energy to run our Industrial Civilization. But we are paying a heavy price for using fossil fuels in the

More Grid-Friendly Vehicles

More Grid-Friendly Vehicles

How about a vehicle that not only draws energy from an electric grid but also gives it back when there is surplus or unused energy in the vehicle? This

Harvesting Energy From Bumps In The Road

Harvesting Energy From Bumps In The Road

Don’t curse the potholes, they can give you energy, says a team of MIT students. The MIT undergraduates have devised a shock absorber that can smoothen your ride as

Toshiba and Volkswagen to Develop Electric Cars

Toshiba and Volkswagen to Develop Electric Cars

European auto maker Volkswagen and the Japanese Toshiba Corporation recently announced their plans to begin working together to develop electric drive units for vehicles. The cars will be part

Alternative Jet Fuels Tested by NASA

Alternative Jet Fuels Tested by NASA

Jets, concords and Boeings make our lives and traveling easier and faster. Rising prices are forcing companies and institutions to look for alternative fuels. NASA and 11 other research

The Ultimate Aero EV – World’s Fastest Electric Car

The Ultimate Aero EV – World’s Fastest Electric Car

Shelby SuperCars recently announced plans to produce an all-electric version of one of their current cars, the Ultimate Aero, also known as the world’s fastest production car. The new

150MPG Human Powered Goblin Aero

150MPG Human Powered Goblin Aero

Goblin Motors’ new line of human powered vehicles are coming online February 2009. These vehicles, known as velomobiles, allow a single occupant to travel faster than a bicycle using

Running a Car on Wind Energy

Running a Car on Wind Energy

A new power packed performance super car has been designed in California that can run at the speed of 155 mph without conventional fuel. For startup this car will

Cars of Tomorrow With Energy-Saving Technology

Cars of Tomorrow With Energy-Saving Technology

Automobiles companies are on the lookout to manufacture tomorrow’s car. They want to minimize the disadvantages of the today’s hybrid cars and capitalize on its positive features. Mechanical