Editor’s Note: Uh-oh! Looks like Coride is now defunct. Check out our post about 15 best apps for rideshare and carshare apps here on Green Living Ideas instead! Instead of driving alone on your next long-distance trip, this ridesharing app and network can help you find a like-minded traveling partner willing to share a ride, […]
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Aside from purchasing a new vehicle with cleaner emissions and higher efficiency, how can one reduce the amount of harmful tailpipe emissions? If this crowdfunding campaign succeeds, you may be able to add this little machine to an existing car or truck engine, which is claimed to reduce particulate matter emissions, increase combustion efficiency, and […]
This rideshare social network aims to help you use your friends as taxis, cutting down on the amount of money and fuel costs for both of you, while also helping to reduce traffic congestion and pollution. The sharing economy has been steadily growing, but for some needs, such as transportation, there is a bit of […]
Last week, Mercedes-Benz launched a new minivan for the European market that could- if you look closely enough- be the single most disruptive new vehicle launch of the year. The way you move your pets, plants, and people around in the near future could…
One of the most sustainable forms of transportation that we have is the humble bicycle, as it’s efficient, affordable, and doesn’t require any type of fossil fuels to operate. But one major drawback to using bicycles for everyday transportation is their lack of flexibility for carrying different sizes and shapes of loads (including passengers), which […]
Chevy is building a new LUV. That’s the buzz over at Jalopnik, anyway, where Jason Torchinsky claims he was able to pry a few slivers of information from the loose lips of GM designers. He’s right. Chevy is definitely building a new LUV, and it’…
If you love riding your bike, interacting with people, and being able to work outside and set your own hours, then one green business idea to consider is starting a pedicab company. Depending on your location, a pedicab ride can appeal to customers in different ways, whether it’s being able to choose a fossil-fuel-free form […]
In order for EVs to provide a “no compromise” solution, they need to deliver the same freedom to go anywhere that drivers of combustion engine cars enjoy today.
Long battery recharge times are a matter of physics. Even as batteries and charging infrastructure improve, using EVs for long journeys will require a way to quickly and reliably extend the range provided by a battery.
[social_buttons] The Electric Transportation Engineering Corporation (eTec), a subsidiary of ECOtality, Inc. and Nissan North America win a $99.8M grant from the Department of Energy to support the largest deployment of electrical vehicles (EVs) and charging infrastructure in U.S. history. The project will use Nissan’s LEAF, an early stage zero-emission EV to study and develop the logistics and necessary […]
Biking. For most American adults, it’s just not on the radar as a transportation option for more then casual use. B Cycle hopes to change that. And with the intersection of three powerful allies, an economy in trouble, and a population ready for and open to something different, now may be just the time for such an endeavor.
Last week BusinessWeek published an article: 10 Ways To Cut Business Costs and I was pleased to see that four of the 10 were also green. It gave me the idea to write about green ways to cut costs in these difficult times. Starting with the four cited in BW, here are some ideas: Reduce […]
Despite what you may think, times like these are perfect times to reassess your shipping and transportation practices. High fuel costs, increased freight rates combined with the demand for shorter delivery times and reduced inventories can lead you to a new way of thinking. There are ways to green your transportation and shipping practices by […]