10 Hyper-Miling Techniques for Greener Driving

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Your mileage can vary —with driving techniques that save fuel. Here at Green Prophet, we’re in favor of increasing “green” mass transportation and reducing dependence on private vehicles. But people who need to drive fuel-based vehicles, whether for work or emergencies, can use “hypermiling” techniques to save gas. There have even been contests to get […]

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Egyptian Bike Rack Design Competition Part of 350.org’s Global Climate Change Work Party

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The (designing) pen is mightier than the sword – protest climate change by thinking of cool bike rack designs. To protest the rise of greenhouse gas emissions and climate change, global organization 350.0rg organizes a climate solution day each year. These protests, demonstrations, and pro-active events take place all over the world, including the Middle […]

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Bicycle Manufacturers Adjust to a Larger and Heavier Client Base with Super Sized Cycles

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Everyone should be able to engage in eco-friendly forms of transportation, like cycling, and now with super-sized bikes they can. Cycling has been gaining popularity in Israel and other areas of the Middle East over recent years, which is great for the environment, great for reducing vehicle congestion in cities, frugal, and healthy.  But unfortunately, […]

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Better Place Founder Shai Agassi Heads to China for Summer Davos Economic Forum

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Fueling up. Better Place hoped to “fuel” more interest at the “Summer Davos” economic forum. In a strong indication that he and his company are definitely on the world economic map, Better Place electric car company head Shai Agassi, together with Israel Minister for Industry, Trade and Labor Binyamin Ben-Eliezar attended the annual World Economic […]

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Traffic Accident Fatalities in Iran: the Statistics and Causes

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Iran’s high fatality rate is usually attributed to cultural attitudes towards road rules, and poor safety facilities. Driving cars can be a hazardous affair. Traffic congestion can make the mildest person tear out their hair, or at least abandon them altogether for public transportation. And in cities where public transportation is sketchy, some people may […]

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Oman’s “Noor Majan” To Build MidEast’s First Electric Car – With Massage Seats to Boot

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April fool’s in Oman in August? The mystery Omani EV is purportedly going to run 2,250 miles on one charge. This may be just another Gulf State far-fetched innovation, like the white gold, biofuel-running Mercedes Benz in Abu Dhabi: Mr. Sultan bin Hamad al-Amri, CEO of Oman’s Noor Majan is promoting what will be the Middle […]

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Why China Will be Tipping Point for EVs – Interview With Better Place’s Mike Granoff

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Cars cause more greenhouse emissions than planes, Cleantechnica reports earlier this month. So while it may be important to offset and reduce our flying habits, Mike Granoff, head of oil independence policies at the EV company Better Place explores how his company’s switchable battery solution can reduce auto emissions today. Looking to the east, he […]

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Keeping Public Trains on Track

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A new research project aims to create an early warning system to save lives of people who take the train. Trains are one of favourite means of public transportation. See how Europe does it. Trains are fast, affordable and in the right country, they run on time. But as new tracks are laid down, new […]

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The Middle East Can Only Drool Over Tesla's Electric Sports Roadsters

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Tesla Model S Coupe: Expensive bang for your bucks. The Middle East can only drool for now. Tesla electric sports roadsters floated a successful IPO stock offering and are now tearing down the roads in European countries like Turkey, Hong Kong, Japan, and Canada. Still considered to be an expensive recreational toy due to its high price […]

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The Difficulties of Developing Cycling Routes in Iranian Cities

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Tehran has bikes routes in place, but people aren’t using them because they’re needed in dense urban cores. We all know about the importance of cycling for health and for creating sustainable cities and communities (like Vauban the German car-less city) that encourage carbon-free transport. Traditionally Iranian cities have had a rich culture of bicycling […]

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Abu Dhabi Calls On Its Residents to Stop Polluting the Environment… With Abandoned Cars

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Abu Dhabi tells its residents not to pollute the environment by abandoning their cars. [image via: k.a.r.e.n] We’ve heard of personal cars causing all kinds of pollution – air pollution, noise pollution…  But abandoned cars polluting the streets and parking lots of a city?  That’s taking pollution to a different level.  And the Municipality of […]

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