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  • T-Mobile Constructs Solar-Powered Cell Site In Pennsylvania

    T-Mobile Constructs Solar-Powered Cell Site In Pennsylvania

    T-Mobile, fresh off some sort of short code carrier controversy, has been experimenting with solar-powered cell towers. The company has installed the tower (well, full cell site) in eastern Pennsylvania. It's probably done so for two reasons: one, yeah, it could help the company save a bit of money in the longterm, and two, nothing like some good PR. Read More

  • Automotive X-Prize Winners Share $10 Million For 100MPG Car Designs

    Automotive X-Prize Winners Share $10 Million For 100MPG Car Designs

    A long and grueling competition was finally settled today as the X-Prize foundation split a $10 million purse between three teams out of 111 competing to create a safe and effective 100MPGe car. The competition has been in full swing for the last few months, as an increasing number of vehicles have been eliminated from the running for any number of reasons. The final three have been judged to… Read More

  • The EPA's Proposed Vehicle Window Stickers Give Cars A Letter Grade

    The EPA's Proposed Vehicle Window Stickers Give Cars A Letter Grade

    The EPA is revising the window stickers seen on new cars to more accurately reflect the capabilities of electric and hybrid vehicles. They're also proposing, rather boldly, that a big fat letter grade head the sticker, ranging from A+ (for plug-in electric vehicles) to D (for Veyrons and R8s). The Alliance of Automotive Manufacturers has condemned the stickers, accusing them of evoking… Read More

  • Solarve: Sanyo Shows World's First Solar Cell-Equipped Bus

    Solarve: Sanyo Shows World's First Solar Cell-Equipped Bus

    Sanyo in Japan today announced [JP] what it says is the world's first solar-cell-equipped public bus, the Solarve (which stands for Solar Vehicle). The bus was unveiled to commemorate the 100th anniversary of a Japanese transportation and logistics company called Ryobi [JP]. The Solarve is essentially a city bus with solar cells on top that generate power for its interior LED lights. Read More

  • Porsche’s Hybrid GT3 R On Display In Monterey

    Porsche’s Hybrid GT3 R On Display In Monterey

    We’ve known about Porsche’s GTR 3 hybrid for a while now, but it’s nice to know that it’s not just lurking in a lab somewhere. No, it’s enjoying the Monterey sun and doing its damnedest to not appear ecologically sound. Of course, hybrids aren’t just about fuel efficency, so even if CAFE requirements are forcing badges like Porsche and Corvette to appear on… Read More

  • Holstee's Recycled Wallet: Green & Great

    Holstee's Recycled Wallet: Green & Great

    I’ve written about plenty of green things in the past, but never a green wallet. That ends today! It’s called the Holstee wallet, and it’s made entirely out of recycled material from Delhi, India. Pretty neat, I think you’ll agree. Read More

  • Tesla Reports Q2 Financials (updated)

    Tesla Reports Q2 Financials (updated)

    Tesla has released the details of their 2010 Q2 financial performance, and it looks like things are coming up roses for the nascent auto maker. Sales are up, with nearly $27m in sales coming in — translating to a total of around 250 Roadsters shipped. Their gross margins are up, though; their business is growing, and hopefully cash on hand will suffice to pay for R&D and manufacturing… Read More

  • Test Drive: Nissan Leaf

    Test Drive: Nissan Leaf

    I just had the opportunity to test-drive the new Nissan Leaf here in sunny Seattle, and had enough time with the car to garner some first impressions, take some pictures, and shoot a little video. The Leaf, as you are probably aware, is Nissan’s new plug-in electric vehicle, and the first of the new generation of consumer EVs to be released here in the States. Sure, you’ve got the… Read More

  • Save Packaging By Getting Your Amazon Deliveries Via Reusable Tote

    Save Packaging By Getting Your Amazon Deliveries Via Reusable Tote

    If your inner tree-hugger cringes every time you get a single book or knick-knack wrapped up in enough packing materials for ten, then this is for you. Oh, and you have to live in Seattle. Amazon has started a program in which you can get your packages delivered to the Seattle area in these cute reusable tote bags, which they seal with tape (and a kiss) and pick up the next time they come by. The… Read More

  • Microsoft releases power counter for Green consumers

    Microsoft releases power counter for Green consumers

    Always on the cutting edge of “stuff that goes onto your power meter in the basement and you forget about” technology, Microsoft and Blue Line Innovations have teamed up to release the Hohm PowerCost Monitor and WiFi Gateway. The device sticks to your power meter and reads the actual usag (N.B. it may not work on some older meters) and then transmits it to your Windows PC. The kit… Read More