Browsing articles tagged with " zero emission"

Frii: A Bike Made From Recycled Plastic

Plastic recycled results into various products but I never think of a bike. FRII is a bike made of recycled plastic designed by Dror Peleg. It uses injection-molding technology and requires less labor compared to the traditional metal bikes that we are using at present. The Frii is a speed city bike that surely is a comfortable transportation means for daily use. It will save us lotsa money for gas or fare is you used to commute on public transport. Not just that, biking is obviously a zero emission thus is safe for the environment, and the look? It’s funky enough to be on our busy streets.

Frii Bike
Frii Bike
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SmartforSpeed: A Zero Emission Magnificent Car

Zero emission cars are growing in numbers and the SmartforSpeed is the newest addition to the list. Presented at the Geneva Motor Show, the SmartforSpeed has the electric drive, which made it an eco-friendly car. The car’s improved performance is made possible with the installed 30KW magneto-electric motor. The exterior look of the car features a high-gloss white metallic finish making the car looks extraordinary and definitely just enough to be hailed as the car of the future. Even if the SmartforSpeed has to top and side cover, the interior is protected from sun and rain with tonneau cover, a matter one should stretch over the car’s interior and fasten with the attached straps.

Smartforspeed Car

Smartforspeed Car

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The Ten Million Solar Roof Initiative: Will Save Energy Usage By 2020

With the vast call to help save the environment, many are now aware of it and are doing their part in saving the environment. These moves include recycling, using zero emission cars, and the most common for business entities, the installation of solar panels. The Ten Million Solar Roof Initiative is proposed by Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont but unluckily was stalled due to lack of support. However, if this proposal will get into fruition, US household will definitely have a decrease in energy cost of about 75 percent, which is a huge savings already. This initiative will not only save the environment but the people from high electricity cost as well.

Ten Million Solar Roof Initiative

Ten Million Solar Roof Initiative

Source: Solar Roof Initiative via Inhabitat

Skystream 600: The First Fullly Smart Grid-enabled Wind Turbine

Wind turbines are generally designed huge. However, the Skystream 600 by Southwest Windpower is a different one. Hailed as the first fully smart grid-enabled wind turbine that will soon hit the market in April of 2011, the Skysream 600 features larger blades, better software, and an inverter that is improved and integrated. Despite being small, the Skystream has the ability to produce 7,400 kWh of energy annually in average, which will be a huge saving already on one’s electric usage. With the Skystream 600, people will not only save some amount of money, but also it promotes a surely zero emission community.

Skystream600

Skystream600

Source: Skystream via Jetson Green

Kia Pop Concept: A Futuristic Electric Car

Joining with the other carmakers, KIA is now also into eco-friendly cars and recently announced their KIA Pop concept. This zero-emission car concept accommodates 3 passengers and will soon be unveiled at the Paris Motor show on September 30, 2010. How nice it would be that motor companies are helping and did their part in saving the environment. The Kia Pop is a full-electric car and is literally tiny. If ever this concept will result into production, the Pop will be Kia’s first in the Ultra Light market. The Pop is stylish and chic enough for on the busy streets of any major cities.

KIA Pop EV

KIA Pop EV

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Volkswagen: Released An Eco-taxi For Milan

Designed specifically for the city of Milan, Italy, the Milano Taxi is a cab with the size of a van from Volkswagen that is especially designed for being a taxi. The Milano taxi comes with a single sliding door on the passenger side that completely opens, thus giving the passenger and easy access when coming in and out of the cab. On the other hand, the passenger seat on the front is removed on this model to give space to suitcases and other baggage that a passenger may have. The Milano taxi also has the center console that features a touch screen interface for the passenger to inform themselves with the latest news and routes. The best part of the Milano taxi is its use of lithium ion batteries with a 186 miles estimated driving range, thus a zero emission car and will not harm the environment as it hits the busy streets of Milan.

Milano Taxi

Milano Taxi

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Ver2 Electric Bike Concept: An Eco-friendly Vehicle

Biking is one of the most eco-friendly means of transportation. They produce zero emission and uses no electricity at all in order to function. Today, another industrial designer Yuji Fujimura has just created an eco-friendly Electric Bike concept on its version 2 that will help us save the environment. This ver2 electric bike concept uses lithium-ion battery that powers the motor in order for the bike to be in a motorcycle mode. In addition to that, the bike’s battery also has the ability to recharge any other gadgets like laptop, iPod, mobile phone and more that a user will place on its compartment located underneath the bike’s seat.

Ver2 Bike

Ver2 Bike

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Eco-friendly Promotional Radio: Created For George FM

We have seen numerous groups promoting green living. The transport groups are doing their part by having electric cars or those zero-emission cars. Different group of designers for furniture, fashion, and more are now also into creating eco-friendly products. Today, another group of environment concern individuals are making their initiative in helping save the earth. People from George FM have Alissa Richardon to design their promotional radio made of cutout corrugated pieces. Carrying the 1970’s style radio, this product reflects the values of the station and its listeners. Manufacturing the George FM promotional radio is easy and it can be recycled once its product life has ended.

George FM Radio

George FM Radio

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Aircruise : Allows A Luxurious And Eco-Friendly Travel

Traveling on a luxurious ship while keeping the environment safe can now be very possible with the Aircruise from Seymourpowell. This concept eco-transport solution called Aircruise is a giant vertical airship that is propelled using a natural energy, thus a zero emission one. With the concept transportation’s ability to carry traveler with style and luxury, the Aircruise can possibly be hailed as the future of luxury travel. It is great to hear that more and more eco-friendly products are now being unveiled, as this will greatly help save the earth without compromising the human’s need of luxurious way of living. The most exciting thing about the Aircruise is its ability to travel on the sea and up in the air.

Aircruise

Aircruise

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The Empyrean Pet Lounge By Zorana Brnovic

Handmade products are definitely eco-friendly for they produce zero emission during production. The Empyrean Pet Lounge is not only eco-friendly because it is made with the use of some helping hands, but the pet lounge itself is made of all natural rattan. Perfect for use indoor and outdoor, the Empyrean Pet Lounge also has removable cushion cover for easy cleaning the moment your lovely pets mess around. The removable cushion is also machine washable, thus can be recycled. In addition, it also has high-density durable orthopaedic cushioning foam for your pet’s total comfort, and the nameplate will definitely create some personal touch.

Pet Lounge

Pet Lounge

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