General Motor’s ‘Car Hero’ – A Digital Joyride To Attract Generation Z

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General Motors Co, battling for survival for much of the past year, has cut loose designers to sketch out a vision of the ultimate youth car of the future — a virtual one-wheeled wonder that would match wits with its driver. (Pics)

 

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HALL OF SHAME – 2009 Anti-Green Awards – The Worst of Everything

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The green movement has always had its share of both winners and losers. Today, we look at a few of the top losers for 2009. Hopefully with such a shameful honor to be bestowed upon them, they will clean-up their act for next year’s round of awards. We can always hope anyway. Let the shaming begin!

First up, the most Anti-Green Company…

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2 Person City Cruiser

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Is it a rolling trash can, or a covered wheelchair? I don’t know but it appears to be a major accident waiting to happen.

I think it is safe to say that almost everyone remembers the Segway Scooter and how many different reactions it brought from different people. Segway has since remained under the radar for the most part, until just recently when they and GM partnered up to make a small city transport dubbed PUMA. Continue reading… “2 Person City Cruiser”

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PUMA: GM and Segway Take a Swing at a Small Car

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Take two companies whose products often come out on the wrong end of a joke, slap them together, and here’s the result: The P.U.M.A., a sort of giant, two-person Segway that is designed for commuters, with a 35-mile range from its lithium-ion batteries. It has a top speed of 35 MPH, which is plenty for city cruising.

What it isn’t is good-looking, but bear in mind it’s a prototype, which explains the caution stripes and (presumably) the lack of any real weather proofing or other creature comforts…

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Electric Car Charging Network Planned For San Francisco Bay Area

Electric Car Charging Network Planned For San Francisco Bay Area 

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We’ve mentioned Project Better Place before, the company that plans to create a network of charging stations and battery exchange locations for electric cars in Denmark, Israel and Australia. Backed by super-rich investors, now it’s planning an ambitious expansion into the San Francisco Bay area. The idea is to build a $1 billion network of 250,000 charging ports like you see here, 200 battery-swap stations, and a driver service center.

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