The other day, coming back from the beach, I saw some strange looking parking icons painted on the street; motorbikes with a plug! And indeed it seems to be happening now, Barcelona has launched its first electric
Imagine your dress becomes your means of transportation! This was the briefing the students at the Istituto Europeo di Design (IED) in Barcelona received from BMW. The result are 5 concepts for future mobility
Get ready London: the first zero-emissions fuel cell hybrid taxi has been unveiled. It's more than a concept: there should be 150 on the road by 2012, just in time for the Olympics. These traditional looking black cabs have no
Having replaced the battery on my watch just last week, the incoming media release from Cadence held a certain irony. Their new Ecomatic wrist watch doesn't need batteries. It winds itself using the motion of the wearers wrist.
The folks behind Yanko Design are always thinking, and lately their thoughts are stuck on solar and renewable energy gadgets. The latest design, a hand-crank, "Eco-Twinkle Light" takes the idea of renewable energy, this time
The sleek design of the Regen ReNu offers customers a solar panel charger, that looks like well a solar panel, but also looks like it would blend into the background of a modern, chic, loft apartment. Styled similar to many
Video: NissanNissan just sent us the first in a series of videos meant to "tell Nissan's Zero emissions story." This one-minute spot focuses on the Leaf, Nissan's forthcoming fully-electric hatchback. We were there in Yokohama when the car was first
If plugging in your EV every night strikes you as a hassle-and-a-half, Nissan may have you covered. The Guardian has reported that Nissan is working on induction charging for electric cars, meaning no direct
The SWITCH prototype car is claimed to be the Australia's first vehicle-to-grid plug-in hybrid electric vehicle. This means the car is not only charged from an ordinary power socket, but it can also feed power back into the electricity grid.
Chart showing rechargeable battery life versus alkaline battery life in a high-drain application. Source: GreenBatteries.comDear Pablo: I'm a New Yorker who tries to be environmentally conscious. For years now, I've been confounded by rechargeable
Instructables has an awesome tutorial on generating energy from waste heat. If you've ever been curious about what goes in to being able to charge a gadget like a cell phone with waste heat, you've got some easy-access
One of the biggest complaints consumers can think up against rechargeable batteries is how darn long they take to recharge. Just for a small AA lithium battery it can take up to 4 hours to get a complete charge. Two researchers,
After the Green Design for Good portion of the program at Greener Gadgets 2009 I had a chance to corner Mark Bent, President & CEO of SunNight Solar so I could take a closer look at the solar-powered flashlights his company produces. They're really