April 23rd, 2011
Yes for a few million bucks you can have one too, at least a prototype. Who would have thought someone with that kind of extra green cash would give much thought to a fuel saving eco-lux land yacht. Well apparently some do. In a 4-23-2011 Wall Street Journal, titled The Face of Green, the paper cited the 6,000 pound, battery operated, e-machine by Rolls-Royce. The article claims even wealthy auto buyers have a multitude of motivations including being socially conscious and concerned about the earth. Read the full story.
Eco-friendly automobiles will continue be hot new offering from all the auto maker as all income consumer sectors seem to be desiring to be more responsible citizens, buy green and consume less fuel.
But, just how green will the auto buying market go? Will they care about the sustainability and full-cycle of the product they are buying? Will they demand eco-friendly flame retardants that could save their lives and will the release of carbon emissions from auto manufacturers be questioned?
Let’s hope so. Tell us what you think.
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August 20th, 2010
Seen in FastCompany.com BY Ariel Schwartz Thu Aug 19, 2010
China, that contradictory land of coal, smog, and renewable energy, may be on the verge of leadership in another green technology sector: electric and hybrid vehicles. The Chinese government announced today a plan to invest up to $15 billion in a state-run venture that will research, develop, and generate standards for upcoming hybrids and EVs. The venture will also put millions of electric cars on the road in the coming years, according to The New York Times.
The news will come as no surprise to anyone who follows the Chinese vehicle market. GM recently teamed up with Chinese state-controlled automaker SAIC to develop fuel-efficient engines and transmissions, for example, and we declared Chinese car company BYD as one of our Most Innovative Companies this year. Read full story.
More stories on green autos, green flame retardants in autos, China RoHS conference on halogen or non halogen debate.
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