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.

Zero Carbon City

Zero Carbon City

The Masdar Initiative is an environmental urban ambition by Foster + Partners to develop a sustainable city. They recently released these beautiful images of their conceptual walled city where

Wooden Bicycles

Wooden Bicycles

The first bicycles were made of wood, and were called Velocipedes. The first known wood bike is thought to have been designed by Leonardo da Vinci. While there is a

JPod Transportation Concept

JPod Transportation Concept

Minnesota based JPods LLC and Swiss-based Festel Capital have signed a letter of intent to begin raising capital to commercialize JPods’ patented form of Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) in Germany,

BMW Hydrogen 7 Production

BMW Hydrogen 7 Production

BMW has announced the start of production of the new
BMW Hydrogen 7
, the world’s first hydrogen-powered luxury saloon car. Destined to make its first public appearance on 28 November at

Advantages of Biodiesel Fuel for Transportation

Advantages of Biodiesel Fuel for Transportation

Modern diesel engine technology has advanced to the point where the advantages of biofuel usage are becoming much greater than the disadvantages. Modern diesel engines produce less noise, smoke or

Recycling Waste Vegetable Oil – Easy?

Recycling Waste Vegetable Oil – Easy?

It’s almost too good to be true. Restaurants produce a large amount of waste vegetable oils. Currently they have to sell this grease to oil-recycling companies and are charged a

New Battery Technology for Hybrid Vehicles

New Battery Technology for Hybrid Vehicles

A battery developer is claiming its technology can extend the range of hybrid electric vehicles. Technology Research Laboratories Inc. (TRL, Research Triangle Park, N.C.) claims its battery technology can extend

Tesla Roadster and the Electric Car Future

Tesla Roadster and the Electric Car Future

Interview with Martin Eberhard, Engineer and Founder of Tesla Motors. The company was co-founded in 2003 with fellow Engineer Marc Tarpenning. Their plans to develop electric cars were met with

Ineos to Build Biodiesel Production Plant

Ineos to Build Biodiesel Production Plant

Grangemouth will be a world leader in green fuel production for the 21st century thanks to a new multi-million facility. Petrochemical manufacturer Ineos confirmed this week it is going ahead

Diesel-Electric Hybrid Train

Diesel-Electric Hybrid Train

Trials will start next year on what is being billed as Europe’s first hybrid high-speed train, which can cut emission levels by up to 50%. The system, which has been

Sustainable Public Transport Systems

Sustainable Public Transport Systems

Growing transportation problems, including gasoline prices and carbon dioxide emissions, are forcing urban governments to consider implementing better public transportation initiatives in an effort to reduce the impact of the

Astrolab Solar-Electric Hybrid Vehicle

Astrolab, the world’s first commercial solar car, will be available in January 2008 thanks to automobile designer Sacha Lakic. The car was developed by the French manufacturer, Venturi. The vehicle

Mini QED Hybrid-Electric Prototype

Mini QED Hybrid-Electric Prototype

Designers at PML Flightlink have transformed a mini into a hybrid-electric performance vehicle. The car has a great fuel efficiency and performance specifications. It can achieve a top speed of

Bike to Work Health Plan

Bike to Work Health Plan

The Stark Mountain Health Plan, created by company co-owner Skimmer Hellier one morning fresh from a bike to work, pays employees $500 up front to buy a bike and promises

Future Hydrogen Fuel Cell Cars

Future Hydrogen Fuel Cell Cars

Forget ethanol or biodiesel. The next big thing in automotive fuel may very well be hydrogen. Automakers rapidly are closing in on making hydrogen fuel cell vehicles an everyday fact

Hybrid Electric School Buses in New York

Hybrid Electric School Buses in New York

The State of New York is buying two hybrid electric school buses through a unique purchasing program. The buses will be powered by Enova Systems‘ post-transmission 80-kilowatt hybrid drive system.

Hydrogen Powered Bus in Winnipeg

Hydrogen Powered Bus in Winnipeg

Winnipeg is showcasing it’s latest technology innovation, an energy-efficient hydrogen powered bus. Unfortunately this vehicle cost too much money to make it practical for use in the short-term future. The