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.

Solid Tech Improvements Advance Practical Hybrids

Solid Tech Improvements Advance Practical Hybrids

Although the idea of driving a hybrid vehicle (and getting a better car insurance rate for doing it) has become increasingly common for the automotive public, designers are still

Alternative Fuel in the Aviation Industry

Alternative Fuel in the Aviation Industry

While alternative fuels are being heavily studied for automobiles, we’re now seeing a push from a different direction. The aviation industry has taken an intense interest in the subject,

Low-emission Engines for Future Hybrids

Low-emission Engines for Future Hybrids

China is one of the most polluted countries in the world. But they are not unaware of the ill effects of the excessive use of fossil fuels. They are

University Team Helps Nissan Unveil its Green Future

University Team Helps Nissan Unveil its Green Future

We all are familiar with the reality of fossil fuels, their side effects, soaring prices and their impact on common man who cares to drive an automobile.

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Viability Of Hydrogen Transportation Markets

Viability Of Hydrogen Transportation Markets

When we keep talking about alternative fuels hydrogen often gets the center stage. It may well be the future fuel for vehicles. But it often faces the chicken or

New Hybrid Fuel Technology

New Hybrid Fuel Technology

The latest generation of hybrid cars will be blessed with revolutionary fuel cells developed by Monash University scientists that can make hybrid cars more reliable and cheaper to produce.

Energy Storage for Hybrid Vehicles

Energy Storage for Hybrid Vehicles

How does it feel to have the best of both worlds? People who are using hybrid cars might have a taste of it. Hybrid technology tries to combine the

Collecting Solar Energy from Asphalt Roads

Collecting Solar Energy from Asphalt Roads

Have you walked barefoot across a parking lot on a hot summer day? You don’t have to be a space scientist to know the fact that blacktop is remarkably

Comparison of Innovative Tranportation Technologies

Comparison of Innovative Tranportation Technologies

Jerry Schneider has put together a comprehensive list of more than 100 ready and emerging alternative transportation technologies. The alphabetical list includes a link to each project’s homepage, as

The cityZenn – Dream Electric Car

The cityZenn – Dream Electric Car

Till now we have battery operated cars or hybrid cars. Hybrid cars reduce your gas consumption and air pollution. If you are using battery operated cars, you can’t drive

Off-Road Electric Vehicles

Off-Road Electric Vehicles

Frontiers for electric vehicles have changed: 10 years ago or even more recently it was almost impossible to consider an electric solution for all-terrain purposes, now on the market

Harnessing the Power of Highways

Harnessing the Power of Highways

KinergyPower is a new form of alternative energy which is also an example of distributed generation. KinergyPower was invented by two brothers Stefanos and Dimitri Horianopolous in Greece in

The Toyota Bus-Train

The Toyota Bus-Train

A dual mode road/rail vehicle is being tested in Japan by Toyota and its truck-manufacturing division Hino Motors. The bus bridges the gap between road and rail with 4

Solar Speedboat Gets 30 Knots

Solar Speedboat Gets 30 Knots

Here’s another flashy concept that uses solar energy for transportation: the solar speedboat! Unlike the solar sailor we talked about earlier, the Dutch MK1 prototype is designed to travel

The Triac: An Affordable Electric Car

The Triac: An Affordable Electric Car

California based company Green Vehicles recently began selling an affordable $20,000 electric car called the Triac. The small but efficient 3-wheeled car has a range of 120 miles and

Are Rising Oil Prices a Blessing in Disguise?

Are Rising Oil Prices a Blessing in Disguise?

With oil prices crossing the $135-dollar barrier the alternative energy company executives are really rubbing their hands in anticipation. In just May the oil prices have risen 20% and

GE To Develop Hybrid Tugboats

GE To Develop Hybrid Tugboats

General Electric and the C-MAR Group recently announced plans to work together on the development of hybrid engine technologies for tugboats, in an effort to offer lower costs for

San Francisco Greasecycle Program

San Francisco Greasecycle Program

For the past several months the San Francisco Public Utility Commission (SFPUC) has begun picking up used cooking oil from restaurants and businesses for free in an effort to

The Benefits of Hybrid Cars

The Benefits of Hybrid Cars

The soaring oil prices and the rising level of awareness among the masses regarding the rapidly deteriorating environmental conditions are compelling many car makers to switch over the developing

The Gyroscopic Electric Uno Bike

The Gyroscopic Electric Uno Bike

Canadian Inventor Ben Gulak of BPG-Technologies has developed a wild new green motorcycle that uses gyro technology to stay upright on its two side-by-side wheels. Acceleration is controlled by

Landfill Powered Garbage Trucks

Landfill Powered Garbage Trucks

The government of California is backing an initiative between the Linde Group and Waste Management to build a liquefied natural gas facility that will produce clean liquid fuel from

Scuderi Split-Cycle Hybrid Engine

Scuderi Split-Cycle Hybrid Engine

The Scuderi Group will be presenting a scale plastic model of their highly anticipated split-cycle air-hybrid engine during this week’s Engine Expo 2008 in Germany. The company plans to

The 10 Best Solar Airplane Concepts

The 10 Best Solar Airplane Concepts

Recently we posted an article announcing the production of a portable solar charger for airplane avionics. At the end of that article we asked if you thought airplanes could

Solar Powered Airplane Avionics

Solar Powered Airplane Avionics

Powerenz, a manfacturer and retailer of portable solar power systems in Georgia, has designed a system to help pilots power up their light airplane avionics without having to start

Remote Hybrid Helper For Semi Trucks

Remote Hybrid Helper For Semi Trucks

A new hybrid vehicle prototype could make cargo transportation a lot more energy efficient. The add-on system uses a special trailer that provides a power assist on hills and

Hybrid Vehicle Awareness Benchmarks

Hybrid Vehicle Awareness Benchmarks

When you look around today it’s easy to think that the environmentally friendly bandwagon was always crowded with corporations and other types that were clamouring all over each other

Biodiesel Rental Cars from Bio-Beetle

Biodiesel Rental Cars from Bio-Beetle

Would you believe there exists a company that offers rental cars which are entirely powered by biodiesel? In support of their mission statement to be the “greenest” and “best”

Oil Companies Promote Alternative Energy

Oil Companies Promote Alternative Energy

I was watching the television on Saturday night and would you believe there was a commercial about alternative energy? I was amazed. Alternative energy education right at home in

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Bicycles

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Bicycles

Several companies in the past have showcased their plans to use hydrogen fuel cell technology to power a bicycle. Recently, Chinese company Pearl Hydrogen became the latest company to

The Human Powered Car

The Human Powered Car

Seattle company HumanCar®, founded by Charles S. Greenwood PE, has been developing human powered vehicles for over 30 years. Their showcase creation is the human car, a 4-wheel, 4-passenger