Honeywell Transportation Systems, which includes in itself the Honeywell Turbo Technologies, a worldwide leader of the development of the turbochargers for auto industry, was the winner of the PACE Environmental Award from 2011 Automotive News. The price was handed in June 17, 2011 in Novi, Michigan and the reason why Honeywell was the winner stands in the creation of the innovative VNT DualBoost Turbo.
The new turbo system is regarded to be a significant environmentally-friendly contribution to the automotive industry. Continue Reading
We are all witnesses of a large advertizing campaign taking place almost daily in mass media in favor of a larger use of electric vehicles (EV), as the solution for a green mobility, environmentally-friendly car manufacturing and reduction of western countries dependency from the import of fossil fuel. The American Federal Government is also subsidizing with large sums of money the increase of electric vehicles manufacturing capacities, the building of the supporting charging infrastructure in different regions of United States (the number of these regions has had a significant increase quite recently), and in research and development of EV batteries, as the most important element that determines their driving range.
The famous hybrid of General Motors, the Chevrolet Volt, the most important brand contribution to the environmentally-friendly vehicle manufacturing, is lately showing even a greener mode of its use. Thanks to two passionate Volt owners in the United States, who have started to make use of solar energy for domestic purposes long ago, a new way of Volt’s charging is taking place.
Both owners have recently installed at their homes Volt domestic charging stations powered by solar energy. One of these two Volt owners runs a proper company, which installs domestic solar panels. Continue Reading
The famous General Motors hybrid, the Chevrolet Volt, made its first ever appearance in the car markets of some regions of the United States some six months ago. The environmentally-friendly vehicle was met by a keen interest of the customers and demands for ordering a new Volt have been steadily increasing.
So, it was decided by the company to significantly increase the production capacities of the General Motors’ plant at Detroit-Hamtramck, the only plant that assembles the Chevrolet Volt. Continue Reading
Last week in Hamburg, declared to be the Green Capital of 2011, Audi made public for the first time its new strategy of green mobility, more specifically its e-gas project, which is the core of this strategy. At Audi there have been three years of intensive work in compiling this strategy that will lead this manufacturer of premium cars to a CO2 neutral production and mobility.
The core of the strategy, which puts Audi in vanguard of the world’s car manufacturing brands, is the building in the North Sea of the powerful offshore wind turbines for the production of the green electricity. Continue Reading
California is in the vanguard of American states for the support of a wider use of environmentally-friendly vehicles, not only the electric and hybrid ones, but also of the hydrogen fueled vehicles, which are characterized by zero harming emissions, having only water vapor and heat as emissions. The hydrogen fueling station network is a must for having a larger number of such vehicles in the roads, and last week a new Shell hydrogen station was opened in Torrance, Southern California.
The new station, situated in a strategic place near highway corridors and Los Angeles airport, takes hydrogen from an existing industrial pipeline which serves a nearby refinery. Continue Reading
Last week one of the most important Chinese companies operating in manufacturing and export of off-road vehicles and development of pure electric cars, Kandi Technologies, Corp., announced its decision to contract one of the four most important auditing companies of the world (Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Ernst & Young and KPMG) for the audit of its own economic and financial activity.
The audit has already started in April 22, 2011 and the auditing firm is asked to check the internal control of the Chinese company in some of its business cycles. At the end of the auditing process the firm is going to give suggestions to Kandi for the improvement of the situation. Continue Reading
Car2go, a company offering a particular and innovative kind of public transport through small Smart cars in different important cities of the world, announced last Saturday its first deal in Canadian soil. Vancouver is the first Canadian town to embrace this innovative transport, a move to the right direction made by the city council, towards fulfilling the major and strategic goal of transforming the city within 2020 in the world’s greenest city.
This kind of transport was for the first time launched in Ulm, Germany three years ago and in 2009 started operation in United States, in Austin, Texas. Continue Reading
It was in the occasion of the Earth Day on April 22, 2011 that Navistar, a holding company based in Warrenville, Illinois, which produces commercial and military trucks, engines, buses and recreational vehicles, made a roundup of its achievements in the manufacturing of environmentally-friendly commercial and public transport vehicles. Last year has seen an increased demand of these vehicles, which demonstrates that public is becoming each day more and more conscious of the importance of clean transportation means.
Navistar produces vehicles with different technologies, which pursue all the goal of the green mobility. Continue Reading
AT&T, the largest fixed telephony and mobile telephony provider in the United States, and also provider of broadband and subscription television services, with headquarters in Dallas Texas and with almost 300,000 thousands employees, has decided to purchase 101 new Chevrolet vans of Express Cargo 2500 model, for its fleet of customer service vehicles. These vans are powered by engines working on compressed natural gas, an alternative fuel that contributes in lowering the amount of green house gases in atmosphere. Continue Reading
According to a study made public in the first week of March, 2011, by JATO Dynamics, a leading automotive consultancy company worldwide, Fiat brand and Fiat Group continue to be the best in Europe for the lowest CO2 emissions for the fourth consecutive year. The measurements made during 2010 in different Fiat vehicles resulted in an average value of 125.9 g/km, with a considerable improvement of 5 g/km if compared with 2009 and an unmatched figure by all other European brands. Continue Reading
It is the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Charlotte, North Carolina, to become in February 23, 2011, the first urban hotel in Southeast of United States to have a permanently-installed Level II charging station for electric vehicles. The owners of the hotel express in this way their support for the widespread use of zero emissions environmentally-friendly vehicles, by placing in the front drive of their property the new multi-power station. Continue Reading
Thanks to their partnership, which started in July 2010, the two companies: ECOtality, specialized in clean electric transportation technology and Roush Enterprises, Inc. were able to start in the first days of February 2011 the mass manufacturing of Blink home and commercial charging stations for electric vehicles. The manufacturing process takes place in a Roush facility in Michigan, where in the opening ceremony also the Governor Rick Snyder took part. Continue Reading