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Shigeru Ban & auto

Taavi @ 08.05.2009 11:33 | Registreerunud: 01.04.2003

Shigeru Bani autodisain + lõpus mingid naljakad liikuvad toolid.

Green GT

Taavi @ 27.05.2009 13:27 | Registreerunud: 01.04.2003

Green GT peaks Inhabitat andmetel olema siiani kõige võimsam ja murranguline elektriauto mudel.

Designed with the famous Le Mans race in mind, their Twenty-4 vehicle is currently undergoing development and will boast two 100-kw electric engines that provide 350-400 horsepower and a top speed of 171 mph.

Obama administration sets 35.5-mpg standard for 2016

Taavi @ 09.06.2009 10:16 | Registreerunud: 01.04.2003

Well, it's been a while coming, and now the Obama administration has done it; imposing tougher fuel economy standards for vehicles sold in the US.

The new standards call for automakers to have an average fleet economy rating of 35.5 miles per gallon (6.63 liters/100 km) by 2016. For passenger cars the average must be 39 mpg (6 liters/100 km) and 30 mpg (7.84 liters/100 km) for light trucks.

The Obama administration estimates the new standards would increase the average price of a vehicle by about 1,300 US dollars.

But this is good news for the competitiveness of the industry, and for California. Now the entire US market will have a single standard, as the new mileage regulations fit those of California that were traditionally stricter. And US automakers will be forced to make models that are, at least on fuel economy, competitive with their Japanese counterparts, who continue to grow their share in the passenger car market.

The new standards may be arriving too late to save GM and Chrysler, who for too long indulged in building large, inefficient vehicles for (in fairness) a fickle public that demanded them and whose products now are generally uncompetitive. But the standards are necessary to address global warming and will ultimately be a plus for the consumer as well.



Taavi @ 09.06.2009 10:21 | Registreerunud: 01.04.2003

Dymaxion car 1933

Taavi @ 09.06.2009 10:35 | Registreerunud: 01.04.2003

... kõik uus pidi olema ammu unustatud vana - alles nüüd taipasin et siin ökomasinate teemas tuleks viidata Buckminster Fulleri Dymaxionile.

The car had a fuel efficiency of 30 miles per US gallon (7.8 L/100 km; 36 mpg-imp). It could transport 11 passengers. While Fuller claimed it could reach speeds of 120 miles per hour (190 km/h), the fastest documented speed was 90 miles per hour (140 km/h).
In his 1988 book The Age of Heretics, author Art Kleiner maintained that the real reason why Chrysler refused to produce the car was because bankers had threatened to recall their loans, feeling that the car would destroy sales for vehicles already in the distribution channels and second-hand cars.

supersilinder - Z5

Urmet @ 15.06.2009 13:32 | Registreerunud: 17.04.2003

ISRAELI21C teatab poisist kes leiutas plekksilindi mille asetamisel auto õhufiltri ette saab kütusekulu kuni 40% vähendada ning tõsta ka võimsust.

"Badash came up with the idea while he was walking down a smoggy street in Tel Aviv one day, and noticed all the pollution belching out of the cars. "That bothered me," he tells ISRAEL21c. He hadn't even started studying for his driving license at that time, and had no idea about the cost of fuel. It was the environmental cost of pollution that put his gears in motion. "

Urmet @ 16.06.2009 11:52 | Registreerunud: 17.04.2003

jajah, tundub nagu mingi halb nali pigem
et siis see väike ketas on nii hea idee
ja selline sitaks hea idee tuleb tüübil lihtsalt niimoodi pähe
idee mingist sulamist teha mingi kujuga silinder sest siis on kõik soodsam ja säästvam?!?!

Amory Lovins: We must win the oil endgame

Taavi @ 27.06.2009 20:56 | Registreerunud: 01.04.2003

... kohustuslik vaatamine ...

Vana võtab lühidalt kokku energia, majanduse, poliitika ja transpordivahendite disaini probleemid + pakub välja lahendusi.


Urmet @ 09.07.2009 11:47 | Registreerunud: 17.04.2003

McDonalds Offering Free Car Charging With Your "Food"

Ehk tangi biigmäkke samal ajal kui tangid oma ökokruiiserit.


Urmet @ 28.10.2009 12:47 | Registreerunud: 17.04.2003

Tokyo, Japan (CNN) -- Take a glimpse of the near future. Electric vehicles and other types of eco-friendly cars are taking center stage at the 41st Tokyo Motor Show, which runs through November 4.

Airless tires = energy return wheels

Taavi @ 10.11.2009 14:18 | Registreerunud: 01.04.2003

Väiksem energiakulu, ohutum liiklus, parem juhitavus?

anyone who has ever driven a car dreads getting a flat tire, but what if your tires could never go flat?
in recent years a number of companies and inventors have been working on creating airless tires that
would be impossible to puncture. the most well known design in this field is the michelin tweel,
a combination wheel and tire. the design was one of the first to emerge, bringing the idea of non-pneumatic
tires to the public's attention. but michelin has been slow to roll out the technology beyond the test phase.
in light of this, a company called resilient technologies has also been working on an airless tire.
the company recently announced that prototypes of their honeycomb-like tires will ship in 2011 for use
in the US military.
this will no doubt help the airless tire field, as will other startup companies working
on the task like britek. you can see their design below and a video explaining more. with this much
competition in the field, we may see non-pneumatic tires on consumer vehicles in the near future.

via Designboom


Lithium-Ion Batteries for EVs to Grow from $878 Million Market in 2010 to $8 Billion in 2015

Taavi @ 06.12.2009 14:45 | Registreerunud: 01.04.2003

Et siis maakeeli:
Elektriautode akuturg kasvab 878 000 000$ 2010 - 8 000 000 000$ 2015 e. 5 aasta jooksul ca 8-9x.

Rapid Progress and Money to be Made
Pike Research has released a study today that projects the growth of the transportation lithium-ion battery market over the next few years. Investors should pay attention, especially in these uncertain economic days: "The opportunity for Li-ion batteries will be primarily driven by plug-in hybrid and all-electric vehicles, which require much larger battery packs than conventional hybrids. According to a new report from Pike Research, this market growth will create a Li-ion transportation battery industry with nearly $8 billion in sales worldwide by 2015, up from $878 million in 2010."

The report predicts a very important strategic inflection point around 2012 when government help might start to wind down. It will be crucial at that point for private demand to "pick up the slack" to avoid oversupply and thus a slow down in investments.

The price of li-ion batteries is forecast to go down by about 50% by 2015, from $940 per kilowatt hour (kWh) in 2010 to $470 per kWh in 2015. That's certainly good news! And who knows what kind of breakthrough might happen in the meantime; maybe things will go even better than predicted (though of course they could also be worse).

via Treehugger

Elektromobiilne Eesti 2020 e. EE2020

Taavi @ 24.12.2009 14:04 | Registreerunud: 01.04.2003

Projekt Elektromobiilne Eesti 2020 koondab endas tegevuskava elektril baseeruva transpordi ökosüsteemi arenduse käivitamiseks Eestis.

Ülesanne: Aastal 2020 on Eestis 20% elektriautosid

Iga Eesti elanik, rinnalapsest raugani, maksab igal aastal 7500 krooni obrokit naftašeikidele, et siin Eestis liikuda Raplast Tallinna, Türilt Viljandisse, Virtsust Pärnu jne. See on ju täiesti ebaloogiline asjade korraldus. Ometi on meil Eestis olemas oma energiaallikad, mis lubaksid meil kasvõi täielikult loobuda naftatoru otsas virelemisest.

Miks siis mitte hakata selles suunas tegutsema.

Projekt Elektromobiilne Eesti 2020 on ühe initsiatiivgrupi algatus käivitada väike revolutsioon meie personaaltranspordi sektoris. Meie eesmärk on lihtne, konkreetne ja täiesti realiseeritav – aastaks 2020 tahame Eestis näha vähemalt 100 000 elektriautot, mis oleks ca 20% kõigist sõiduautodest.


+ slaidshow st üks pilt

World’s First Hybrid Motorcycle Heads to India

Urmet @ 02.01.2010 17:13 | Registreerunud: 17.04.2003

The ET-120 will be heading to Indian shores and boasts a mpg rating of about 280 mpg and top speed of 40mph. Sure it won’t get you anywhere fast, but who’s going to complain with a retail price of $855?

The ET-120 will be offered by Bangalore based Eko Vehicles. Developed in collaboration with US based Emerging Technologies Inc the ET-120 could set the stage to grow a grass-roots hybrid moto following rather than the trickle-down to the masses approach you’ll see with the Mission One and Mavizen.

Loe lisa:


Taavi @ 06.01.2010 16:31 | Registreerunud: 01.04.2003

Pimpides oma masinale voolujoonelise ahtri võite säästa kuni 15% kütusekuludes.

Darin Cosgrove has increased the fuel efficiency of his car by 15.1% by adding a homemade boat tail made from cardboard, aluminum and duct tape to the vehicle.

by Treehugger

Soybean Car - Henry Ford 1941

Taavi @ 30.08.2010 15:05 | Registreerunud: 01.04.2003

Ei ole midagi uut - Ford jõudis tänapäevaste ideedeni juba 40 alguses.

The "Soybean Car" was actually a plastic-bodied car unveiled by Henry Ford on August 13, 1941 at Dearborn Days, an annual community festival.

The frame, made of tubular steel, had 14 plastic panels attached to it. The car weighed 2000 lbs., 1000 lbs. lighter than a steel car. The exact ingredients of the plastic panels are unknown because no record of the formula exists today. One article claims that they were made from a chemical formula that, among many other ingredients, included soybeans, wheat, hemp, flax and ramie; while the man who was instrumental in creating the car, Lowell E. Overly, claims it was "…soybean fiber in a phenolic resin with formaldehyde used in the impregnation"

There were several reasons why Henry Ford wanted to build this car: 1.) He was looking for a project that would combine the fruits of industry with agriculture. 2.) He also claimed that the plastic panels made the car safer than traditional steel cars; and that the car could even roll over without being crushed. 3.) Another reason was due to a shortage of metal at the time. Henry hoped his new plastic material might replace the traditional metals used in cars.

The outbreak of World War II suspended all auto production, and therefore the plastic car experiment. A second unit was in production at the time the war broke out, but the project was abandoned. By the end of the war the idea of a plastic car had fallen through the cracks due to energy being directed towards war recovery efforts.

via http://www.thehenryford.org/

Jay Rogers: Open Source Your Car

Taavi @ 02.09.2010 14:53 | Registreerunud: 01.04.2003

Jay Rogers is revolutionizing the automobile industry. The former U.S. Marine and co-founder of Local Motors has created the world's first crowdsourced car. Rogers believes that making car production local - and personal - holds the key to fostering a sustainable car culture that also tackles our dependence on oil.

Säästva arengu komisjoni transpordi raport - SAKTRA 2010 vahearuanne

Taavi @ 15.10.2010 11:36 | Registreerunud: 01.04.2003

Eesti majanduskasv on olnud väga transpordiintensiivne ja sama kasvu jätkudes on Eesti varsti üks energiakulukama transpordisüsteemiga EL riik.

Loe siit

Urmet @ 15.10.2010 17:32 | Registreerunud: 17.04.2003

See on jah päris imelik, eriti kui arvestada EAS-i toetusi uute teede ehitamiseks. Põhimõtteliselt soodustatakse maakohtadesse teede rajamist, et soodustada tootmiste arengut.

Ettevõtluse Arendamise Sihtasutus (EAS) avab regionaalministri ettepanekul tänasest taotlusvooru Euroopa Regionaalarengu Fondist rahastatava piirkondade konkurentsivõime tugevdamise meetme ettevõtluskeskkonna infrastruktuuri arendamist toetavatele projektidele. Taotlusi saab esitada kolme kuu jooksul.

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