I thought it would be good to end the year by putting together a brief article showing the seven green technology trends that I expect to dominate in 2018.
For each section, I’ve included a snippet of a relevant article that will give you more information if you’re interested in that particular topic.
Let’s get started with the big one…
I had no idea that an Electric Vehicle Experience Centre was due to open in the UK until I saw a tweet from Go Ultra Low. Their tweet immediately captured my attention, as not only was the EV Experience Centre due to open the very next day, but it would be in Milton Keynes – less than 23 miles from my home in Aylesbury.
A few days ago, my brother sent me a link to a YouTube video that he described as “compelling and thought provoking”. Now, my brother is certainly not the type of person who’s prone to exaggeration or overstatement. So, naturally, his comments piqued my interest, and I quickly found the time to watch the one-hour video.
What did I think?
I was mesmerised. And I think you will be too.
I’ve embedded the video into this post, but let me give you some brief details before you click play…
Hydrogen cars promise clean, green driving – but several factors could stop their mainstream adoption.
Firstly, a quick explanation of hydrogen cars.
They are sometimes referred to as Fuel Cell Vehicles (FCV), and are cars powered exclusively by oxygen from the air and compressed hydrogen.
People tend to be amazed when they hear that hydrogen cars only emit water and heat from their tailpipes. And this is true – these cars emit no nasty pollutants whatsoever.
The opening ceremonies of the Vancouver International Auto Show on March 24 revealed a pleasant surprise for Kia Motors Corporation – their Kia Soul EV was announced as the first ever Canadian green car of the year.
The Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) tested the car against three other finalists: The Honda Fit, the Subaru Legacy and the Toyota Camry Hybrid.
In choosing the winner, AJAC looked for the most environmentally-friendly and fuel-efficient vehicle for the the Canadian consumer.
“Sustainable energy is the fundamental problem the world faces.” – Elon Musk
Every generation needs a pioneer who can transform industries and societies.
Elon Musk certainly fits this mold.
Musk, 43, was a co-founder of PayPal, who after selling his holdings in that company, looked for ways he could help the world through green, innovative and futuristic businesses.
You may not know his name, but it is likely you have heard of Tesla – his increasingly successful electric car company.
Musk is also the CEO of SpaceX, who is developing the tools and technology to allow us to live in space. And finally, he is the Chairman of SolarCity, his renewable-energy company specializing in Solar Power for both homeowners and businesses.
Musk is such an important figure in the way our future is developing that it is worth looking in more depth at each of his major commercial offerings.
Are you interested in green-living, sustainability and renewable-energy?
If yes, then we have put together a list of 10 superb websites that will keep you informed of all the latest green news and developments.
Do you own an electric vehicle (EV) or are considering buying one?
If yes, does the lack of easy to find charging stations concern you?
Worry no more.
Thanks to an amazingly simple app called PlugShare, you can be confident of easily locating charging stations for your electric vehicle – wherever you may be in the world.
As electric bikes and cars continue to gain in popularity, charging options have become increasingly important.
French company AdvanSolar has developed an innovative and exciting range of solar charging stations.
Two of their key products are designed to charge electric bikes and cars from the power of the sun.
Let’s take a look…
Are you fascinated by electric cars but unsure if they are for you?
Many people feel like this. Electric cars appear very exciting.
But what about range, charging points and cost?
Let’s cut through the confusion and look at 7 reasons that might convince you why electric cars are indeed for you.
1. They are greener
Running exclusively on an electric motor and batteries, electric cars have no combustion engine. This means no petroleum or diesel fuel needed. If charged from renewably-sourced energy (solar or wind for example) they are significantly greener than a conventional car.