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Vortex Surfing: Flying like birds reduces fuel consumption

Most people are used to sight of geese and other large birds flying in a V formation as they migrate to different parts of the world, but not everyone knows the reason for this display of conformity. Flying in formation produces a phenomenon known as vortex surfing which allows each bird to ride on the little slipstream of air that is created by the bird in front allowing the one behind to expel...

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Ethanol-powered cars best for reducing pollution in Brazil

Presidents of automobile manufacturers noted that ethanol-powered cars are better than electric vehicles in Brazil in terms of reducing pollution. President of Mercedes-Benz Brazil Philipp Schiemer and President of Fiat Brazil Cledorvino Belini pointed out that rather than E.V.s, cars which utilize ethanol are better in reducing pollution in Brazil. The comments were made during the Forum Estadao...

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Boeing, South Africa Airways to bring aviation biofuels to South Africa

Aviation giant Boeing is teaming up with South African Airways to develop and implement a sustainable aviation biofuel supply chain Southern Africa. The planned aviation biofuel supply chain will be a first for the African continent and is part of the two companies’ broader efforts to support environmental sustainability for their operations as well as the commercial aviation industry as a whole...

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Colombia to adopt hybrid/electric buses with I.D.B. loan

Colombia is improving its public transportation system and significantly reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by adopting hybrid or electric buses with the Inter-American Development Bank’s help. Using a $40 million loan that was just approved by the I.D.B., Colombia will make the bus system in their capital city of Bogota better and cleaner. The country will use the loan to finance 282 new me...

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Dutch EV experts announce Californian partnership at AltCar Expo

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — Electric vehicle (EV) producers and advocates from the Kingdom of the Netherlands announced their new website Coast2CoastEV.org which revolves around their Coast to Coast E-Mobility Connection (C2C) partnership with like-minded California institutions at the eighth annual AltCar Expo & Conference on September 21, 2013. After several days of discussing partnership opportunities with their counter...

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World Bank, China curbs emissions from trucks

The World Bank has been helping China reduce the emissions of its trucks with an ongoing project that promotes green truck technologies. The Guangdong Green Freight Demonstration Project, which was launched by the World Bank in 2011, aims to improve the fuel efficiency and reduce the emissions of Guangdong Province's truck fleets. Under the project, participating companies received...

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Beijing reveals its vehicle emissions load

The Beijing Municipal Environmental Protection Bureau has released the figures of just how much emissions are discharged from the millions of vehicles that are on the city's streets. According to Li Kunsheng, an official of vehicle emission management with the Beijing Municipal Environmental Protection Bureau, the 5.35 million vehicles that are on the city's streets are discharging around 900,000 tons...

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Honda launches Fit Hybrid and fuel efficient Fit

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. has launched two new low-carbon cars in Japan – an all new fuel efficient Fit and a Fit Hybrid. According to Honda, their new Fit Hybrid features a simple one-motor Sport Hybrid Intelligent Duel Clutch Drive hybrid system, which allows it to perform off-the-line starts in its electric vehicle mode. The Fit Hybrid can also automatically switch into E.V. Drive, Hybrid Drive, or Engine Drive...

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Mitsubishi the first and only automaker to supply Russia with E.V.s

Mitsubishi Corporation and Mitsubishi Motors Corporation have completed the delivery of 70 electric vehicles to Russia, becoming the first and only company to supply the country with E.V.s. A total of 70 Mitsubishi innovative Electric Vehicles, or i-MiEV, were delivered to Russia’s Presidential Office through M.M.C. Rus – the country’s exclusive importer and distributor for the brand’s automobiles. The...

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All-electric taxi fleet launched in Columbia

The largest all-electric taxi fleet in South America has been put into service in Colombia’s capital city of Bogota. A fleet of 45 all-electric e6 taxis from BYD Co., Ltd will be in service in Bogota’s streets as part of Columbia’s new Biotaxis project. “The purpose of this pilot is to replace conventional taxis with the electric taxis and show a visible benefit to investors due to the...

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