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The Fixie Bike is Back!

By Chere Di Boscio For years, bicycles with gears have been in fashion, but quite frankly, not everybody ever used all of those gears or even knew what they were for. Most urban cyclists just wanted a simple way…

Eco-tech Transport

Solar Planes, Greening the Blue Skies

By Jody McCutcheon Introducing the HB-SIA solar aircraft, better known as the “Solar Impulse,” the world’s first plane that can fly without fuel day and night, and a stratospheric leap toward emission-free flying. Pioneered by Bertrand Piccard and André…

Eco-tech Transport

The Quadrofoil: an Eco-friendly Jet Ski

By Jody McCutcheon Personal watercrafts are a great source of fun and freedom on weekend waterside getaways. Historically, however, most jetski brands have been cruel to marine ecosystems, through excessive emissions (up to 15 litres of unburned gas and…

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Pedal Power! The BMW Cruise Bike

By Marc Hansen We all know that hybrid cars alternate between electricity and petrol, but urban bikes are even more eco-friendly than that—they switch between pedal power and electricity. Several big car manufacturers have seen the market for these…

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Sustainable Sailing: the Cronos Yacht

By Jody McCutcheon Not merely a status symbol, a yacht is a rugged yet luxurious thrill, a stoic enabler in that battle of wills between sailor and sea. Unfortunately, no matter how well the sailor fares, the sea loses…

Cars Eco-tech Transport

Totally Fly: VW’s Concept Flying Car

By Jody McCutcheon The line between reality and science fiction blurs more every day. Volkswagen’s concept
flying car is one of those blurring forces. In 2011, “the people’s car company” launched “The People’s Car Project” to crowd-source its vision of…

Cars Eco-tech Transport

BMW’s Smart Car

The Active Hybrid 7 By Jody McCutcheon Historically, BMW has conjured dramatic descriptors like sporty elegance and refined power. Now add one more: the company that Forbes recently deemed ‘the world’s most reputable’ has gone green. Initiating the sleek,…

Cars Eco-tech Transport

Gas Guzzlers: Meet your Nemesis

Is it possible to love cars and driving and still be eco-friendly? Dale Vince, the founder of the UK based green energy company Ecotricity thinks so, and set out to prove it with the creation of his Nemesis electric…