fuel efficiency

  • DOE small biz voucher awards include vehicles and fuel cells

    DOE small biz voucher awards include vehicles and fuel cells

    The US Department of Energy has awarded $8 million in Small Business Vouchers to 43 businesses, including ten projects aimed at making hydrogen fuel cells cheaper and more efficient, and six projects that will improve vehicle fuel efficiency, including better batteries. In addition to funding from the DOE, participants in this second round of the SBV project will be working with 12 of the… Read More

  • These Car Prototypes Built By Kids Can Do Close To 2,000 Miles Per Gallon

    These Car Prototypes Built By Kids Can Do Close To 2,000 Miles Per Gallon

    What’s more impressive than a car that can do over a thousand miles per gallon? One that was designed by school kids. In the UK, students from regional schools and universities took part in the annual Mileage Marathon Challenge near Leicester, England, each team vying to set new gas mileage efficiency records in a race around a track. Cars were allowed to coast, but had to maintain a… Read More

  • Disrupting Transportation - Electric Vs. Efficiency

    EcoMotors Chief Don Runkle: "Electric Vehicles Are Not 'Zero Emissions'"

    The chief executive officers of two very different clean tech startups, Brammo and EcoMotors, discussed the relative merits and limitations of clean vehicle technology, at TechCrunch Disrupt in New York on Wednesday. Oregon-based Brammo designs and manufactures all-electric motorcycles and the battery technology and software that powers them, while Michigan-based EcoMotors designs and makes… Read More

  • Vermont Energy Co. Raises $260,000 For Sustainable Gas-And-Convenience Stores

    The Vermont Energy Company attracted a $260,000 seed investment a new SEC filing revealed to grow their environmental-minded gas station and convenience store business. Currently, the company operates a flagship store and four-pump gas station in Burlington, Vermont. According to a company spokesperson, they hope to become a leading supplier of alternative fuels… Read More

  • Ford Earmarks An Additional $850 Million To Build Fuel Efficient Cars

    With car sales starting to inch higher and the threat of bankruptcy only faintly visible in the rear-view mirror, Ford is loosening its purse strings once again. On Monday afternoon, the Dearborn, Michigan based company announced that it will invest another $850 million into the development of more fuel efficient cars and technology. That cash, which is earmarked for 2011 to 2013, is still… Read More

  • New technology turns heat into electricity for cars, saves fuel

    Tokyo-based Tech and machinery company Furukawa developed a thermoelectric conversion material that can supposedly boost the fuel efficiency of automobiles. Power is generated in the material through differences in temperature between its two sides. Conventional thermoelectric conversion material warms up as a whole, when one side is exposed to heat. This method is said to be rather… Read More

  • Check out the hybrid car/motorcycle by Carver

    If you like the fuel-efficiency of a motorcycle and the comfort of a car, the Carver One might be what you’re looking for. The Carver One is a hybrid car/motorcycle that is compact and fuel-efficient. It only has three wheels and uses Dynamic Vehicle Control to bank the vehicle around turns. Just like if it was a bike and had only two wheels. The body is 11.2 feet long, 4.3 feet wide… Read More