After reading about a new Whole Foods Market featuring two super-green-friendly plug-in vehicle charging stations out in its parking lot, one wonders if the IFC sketch comedy show should be renamed "Brooklandia." Because it doesn't get much more crunchy than this.
New York's E-ZPass uses a radio-frequency identification sensor, or RFID tag, which allows residents of the Big Apple to pay road tolls electronically. But most drivers don't know that the state is using the passes to gather data far from toll booths, according to an article in Forbes.
Beautiful Earth Group (BEG), a Brooklyn, NY-based renewable energy company, has installed a solar-powered plug-in vehicle charging station right in its own backyard. Well, sort of. You see, BEG's solar charging units sits in Brooklyn Bridge Park – an 85-acre sustainable waterfront piece of land with views of New York Harbor and the Manhattan skyline.
Car sharing service Zipcar has expanded again this time adding two new Brooklyn, NY locations from which members can get a car when they need one. The crowded streets of New York are probably one of the best possible locations for Zipcar service. Not having to deal with the hassle of trying to find a place to park everyday will probably be a great incentive to people who only have need of a car occasionally.