World Transformation - Category: Transportation
 Hybrid Vigor
From WorldChanging: Another World Is Here: The Baltimore Sun provides some useful info on the current status of hybrid cars in the American automobile market: U.S. registrations for hybrid cars rose more than 25 percent last year, to 43,435...Sales of Toyota's new Prius shot up 62.4 percent in the first quarter compared with sales in the first three months of last year...In March, Honda sold 2,725 hybrid Civics, the most ever in a single month... Half of the hybrids sold in 2003 were the Honda Civic hybrid, and just under half the old model Toyota Prius. Over 11,000 were registered in California, with Virginia coming in at #2 with about 3,400 new hybrids in 2003.
[ | 15 Jun 2004 @ 15:39 | PermaLink ]

 Biodiesel
picture For ongoing news about biodiesel, check out the Biodiesel Blog.

Biodiesel is a surprisingly well-kept secret in many places. It is often made from waste products from restaurants, or from various farm products.

The last several times I rented a car in Europe, particularly from Avis, it was fueled by biodiesel. Which explains the occasional smell of french fries, but that is well worth it, knowing that it is much more resource friendly, and will run for many kilometers with the stuff.
[ | 15 Apr 2004 @ 09:39 | PermaLink ]

 London ghost tube-stations
picture From Boing Boing:

This site is devoted to the 40-some abandoned and ghost tube stations on the London Underground, including accounts of guided tours.

Link

(via Pirotcar)



[ | 12 Apr 2004 @ 18:35 | PermaLink ]

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