GE unveiled a prototype hybrid locomotive at its Ecomagination event in Los Angeles last week. The 4,000 hp locomotive uses a set of sodium nickel chloride (Na-NiCl2) batteries to capture and store energy dissipated during dynamic braking, as well as
Toyota has brought what it claims – with some justification, if it works –the ultimate eco-car a step closer to reality. The fuel cell hybrid vehicle (FCHV) was seen by Treehuggers last year following our report on testing of the vehicle in
Sweden's Scania has produced a standard-sized low-floor city bus that cuts CO2 emissions by up to 90 percent when fuelled with ethanol and saves at least 25 percent fuel, compared with a bus running on conventional petrol or diesel.
A report just released by the Union of Concerned Scientists gives Honda and Toyota the thumbs up in the who-is-the-greenest-auto-maker-of-them-all sweepstakes, while ranking Daimler Chrysler bottom of the league.
Tony Bosworth is a journalist, lecturer in media law, media consultant and green car nut. He’s written for UK newspapers The Financial Times, The Guardian, The Times, The Independent, Daily Star, Investors Chronicle, and Australia’s news weekly, The