Delta Airliners Integrating Wheeltug Hybrid Motor Technology

Hybrid vehicles keep getting bigger: first there were tiny experimental cars, then hybrid SUVs began to appear on the road. And now some of Delta’s next-generation Boeing 737 aircraft (like the one pictured above) will be equipped with Wheeltug hybrid motors for taxiing on the ground. These motors will improve efficiency and safety while planes maneuver around the tarmac, reducing …

New Zero-Emissions Electric Commuter Bike: The A2B

A company called Ultra Motor has released a new electric bike called the A2B. This bike looks great – I like the functional, minimalist style. The A2B is designed for urban or suburban commutes. According to Ultra Motors, the A2B offers unassisted power on demand for up to 20 miles at a cruising speed of 20mph. At that speed it’s still …

Toyota Devises Shrub To Purify & Cool Air

Toyota said recently that it has developed a new species of the Cherry Sage shrub family that effectively absorbs harmful substances in the air. The new species, called Kirsch Pink, will be sold for 380 yen per pot through Toyota Roof Garden Co, a Toyota Motor subsidiary, from March next year. While Cherry Sage plants are known to absorb nitrogen …

Evaders: High Performance Electric Bikes

It is good to see these kinds of electric bikes available in the U.S. at a reasonable price ($999 for the model above). The noise level is less than 55 decibels, which is about as loud as falling rain. These bikes are street legal and can go up to 45 miles per charge. Thanks to Eric for the tip. Specs: …