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Category: Green

Zion National Park Rolls with First Electric Bus

Zion National Park Rolls with First Electric Bus

| August 30, 2017

RATP Dev, a leader in public transit, announced it has introduced the first electric bus to the transit fleet at Zion National Park in southern Utah. The vehicle, a Proterra E2, is being used full-time on regularly scheduled routes from August through October. It operates alongside the the current LPG-fueled fleet and is part of […]

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Goodyear Uses Soybean Oil-Based Rubber in Tires

Goodyear Uses Soybean Oil-Based Rubber in Tires

| August 29, 2017

Talk about going green, Goodyear Tire has reported the first commercial use of a new soybean oil-based rubber compound, which is helping the company enhance tire performance in dry, wet and winter conditions. The Goodyear team of scientists and engineers created a tread compound, or formulation, using soybean oil, which is naturally derived, cost-effective, carbon-neutral […]

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Beijing ‘Charges’ Forward With Electric Taxis

Beijing ‘Charges’ Forward With Electric Taxis

| August 25, 2017

China is known for having some of the worst air pollution in the world and air pollution has been recently listed as the primary environmental cause of death globally. These sobering statistics are in large part why China is attempting to lead the charge forward with renewable technologies and reduce emissions to reduce the amount […]

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EV Vehicle Battery Pack Company, Romeo, Raises $30 Million in Seed Financing

EV Vehicle Battery Pack Company, Romeo, Raises $30 Million in Seed Financing

| August 24, 2017

Romeo Power, an energy storage technology company founded by engineers and designers from SpaceX, Tesla, Apple, Amazon and Samsung, has announced $30 million in seed financing. The announcement comes as Romeo Power finalizes the installation of a fully automated 113,000 square-foot manufacturing facility near downtown Los Angeles, and ramps production of its lithium-ion battery packs […]

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Ford to Pursue JV Partner in China for All-Electric Vehicles

Ford to Pursue JV Partner in China for All-Electric Vehicles

| August 22, 2017

With China’s emergence as both one of the world’s largest consumer automobile markets and a country whose rapid expansion has noticeably lead to stifling air pollution, Ford’s recent decision to find a JV partner for all electric vehicles in that country makes tremendous business sense. For its part, Ford has already invested $4.5 billion to […]

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Revolutionary E-Power 100% Electric Motor Drive System from Nissan

Revolutionary E-Power 100% Electric Motor Drive System from Nissan

| August 16, 2017

Nissan recently unveiled the e-POWER, a new 100% electrical motor drive with responsive acceleration and noted quietness that allows users to enjoy the benefits of an Electric Vehicle (EV) without having to charge the battery. The new drive system marks a significant milestone in the electrification strategy under Nissan Intelligent Mobility. The e-POWER borrows a […]

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