BYD continues to have good news to share about its electric buses. From huge orders (1,200 units!) in China to 30-hour run times in New York City, things seem to be working well for the maker of the EV people mover. The latest batch of good news comes from Copenhagen, Denmark, where BYD says an ebus has managed to drive over 200 miles on a single charge.
A project manager and director for Swedish Television had parts of Copenhagen locked down for three hours on August 6, when his electric car invention scared passersby in an underground parking lot into thinking it was a bomb, Perth Now reports. Copper pipes and wire poking out from underneath a car and other odd equipment caused the panic, but a bomb squad cleared the car after realizing it was some kind of scientific experiment.
It's a European kind of debut for the hydrogen-powered Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell (which will be known as the Tuscon Fuel Cell when it arrives in the US). Hyundai showed off the first production ix35 in Geneva earlier this year and this week delivered 15 of the H2 SUVs to the City of Copehagen. The avant garde vehicles will be used in the city's municipal fleet as part of the city's "carbon-neutral" ambitions. The timing was good, since Copenhagen opened the first hydrogen refueling station in Denma
Notice anything strange about the bike in the picture? The bright red hub isn't exactly subtle, but it does hide some impressive tech. Called the Copenhagen Wheel, this is a device developed by the SENSEable City Lab at MIT that basically can turn a normal bike into a connected electric bicycle simply by replacing your standard rear wheel with this one. The Wheel then adds regenerative braking, batteries, general packet radio service (GPRS), and a motor to your ride. There are also sensors to de
Two of the UK's top politicians – Prime Minister Gordon Brown and London Mayor Boris Johnson – now have access to electric cars, at least for a little while. For the PM, a Mini E will be added to the Downing Street car pool for two months and will be made available to ministers for official business. Johnson's new electric car is an i-MiEV, which he is using in Denmark during COP 15, the United Nations Climate Change Conference 2009. While he's only using the car for a short while,
The news out of Copenhagen today is how disagreements over the old Kyoto Protocol might influence the rest of the two-week discussions in the COP 15 United Nations Climate Change Conference 2009. Since we're focused on how these global talks might impact transportation, we noticed a report from the National Post that says green cars "are expected to get a big boost from the on-going international climate talks in Copenhagen." Specifically, some people expect the conference to result in a boost i
Pretty much anyone with an eco-agenda is making their voice heard at the COP 15 United Nations Climate Change Conference 2009 in Copenhagen. Delegates from 192 countries are attending and throwing their two cents into the communal pot, including Brazil, which is in Denmark to defend ethanol. In fact, representatives from Brazil say that biofuels are "the only real alternative to fossil fuels," especially for developing countries.
Sure, there might be a fleet of advanced technology vehicles cruising the streets of Copenhagen this week and next for the COP 15 Copenhagen United Nations Climate Change Conference 2009, but that doesn't mean that literally tons of CO2 won't be emitted during the talks.
The COP 15 Copenhagen United Nations Climate Change Conference 2009 kicks off this today in Copenhagen, and all of those delegates and personnel need to get around somehow. Auto companies from around the world are providing vehicles for the event, including 15 Think City EVs, 60 Citroen C1 ev'ie electric cars, a Mercedes Benz E-Class sedan running on pure biodiesel provided by Solazyme, a fleet of Honda Insights and at least on Honda FCX Clarity. There's also the city's public transportation sys
As most of you probably know, the 15th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 15) is kicking off in Copenhagen this week to tackle our planet-size environmental problem. With the stakes literally sky high and a tone as serious as a myocardial infarction, what better time and place to hold a multi-day Enduro motocross racing event? None apparently, as the FIM Ride Green Eco Enduro gets geared up to add some life to the proceedings and demonstrate that reducing CO2 emissions doesn't mean th
Automobile races that try to put on a green mantle are seriously nothing new. There's Formula 1, Formula Zero, and ALMS to name just a few. Coming soon (well, in a year) to a country near you (if you live in Denmark) is a new eco-aware speed event called the CO2 E - Race. At least, that's what we think this this is about. The current website is woefully short on things like details.