Dubai Metro Expands to Three More Stations, Increasing Ridership

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Dubai Metro works on expanding ridership and cutting down on personal vehicle usage, adding three more stations last week. [image of one of the Dubai Metro stations via: PakistanHousing] The Dubai Metro system, which already carries over 100,000 passengers a day, expanded to three more stations last week in an attempt to increase ridership even […]

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"Look Ma, No Hands": Will GM's New Self-Guided Electric Car Catch on in Macho Middle East?

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Will “no hands driving ” work in the macho Middle East? It seems the race to create the most innovative electric powered vehicles has become even more bizarre: America’s General Motors recently unveiled its new EN-V Robot car in Shanhai China. The vehicle, which uses a GPS type guidance, vehicle-to-vehicle wireless communications system, is being […]

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Middle East Airlines Wait for the Volcanic Ash to Settle

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The Icelandic volcano has both environmental and economic effects. Some Middle East passengers are stranded in Europe and wonder if it’s time to think about less polluting modes of travel. By ship? As a massive volcanic ash cloud hovers over most of Europe, Gulf-based airlines are increasingly concerned over the potential effects the Icelandic volcano […]

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Lebanese Prefer "Green With Envy" Maseratis Over Eco-Friendly Hybrids Cars

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Inside view of Maserati MC Sport: worth 300 grand? Maybe for some wealthy Lebanese who are more interested in “green” of the envious variety. Will eco-friendly cars ever become popular in a country that prefers status symbol models like BMW’s, Mercedes Benz and even Maserati’s? Not according the AFP which reported on the country’s annual […]

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Honda’s U3-X Electric Unicycle Could Outrace the Dying Segway, Sideways

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Not a car, not a bike, not a buggy, not a lawn mower. Check out Honda’s one-wheel unicycle. Middle East readers want to know: Does it do dunes? We’ve written about electric cars, electric motorcycles and scooters, and even electric powered skateboards for an environmentally clean way to get travel short distances. But now, something new […]

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Jordanian Airspace to Get Tourism Boost With Royal Jordanian Partnership Deal

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Osta, Dabbas and Mousa at sigining ceremony: will Jordan’s air industry become more environmentally friendly? Jordan’s fragile environment is threatened by a number of problems, including a severe lack of fresh water, increasing pollution of the Gulf of Aqaba, due to overdevelopment by both Jordan and Israel, particularly the effects of regional air and ground […]

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GreenRoad Saves Lives and Fuel (& Why Branson and Gore Invested in Them)

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In terms of green investment, they’ve got the perfect track record: Richard Branson’s Virgin Green Ventures has invested in the fuel-saving tech of GreenRoad. Now Al Gore’s fund. Karin reports. Both average folk and environmentalists wait in earnest for all-electric vehicles like the Nissan LEAF, the Chevy Volt or Israel’s Better Place-Renault car to roll […]

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The Middle East Will Remain "LEAF" – Less as Nissan Puts Electric Car Efforts Elsewhere

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Nissan’s all-electric LEAF gives a run for Volt’s and Better Place’s money. Nissan has no plans, however, to target infrastructure-poor Middle East. The battle over which company will market the first practical electric car is becoming more intense with the introduction of Nissan’s new total electric LEAF model. The Japanese carmaker is marketing this new entry […]

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Israeli Start-up GreenRoad Technologies Gets Boost from Al Gore

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Image of Al Gore via BusinessWeek Former US Vice President and Nobel Prize winner Al Gore’s Generation Investment Management cleantech fund led a $10 million financing round for the Israeli start-up GreenRoad Technologies, the Globes business newspaper reported on Monday. GreenRoad Technologies will use the new injection of capital to accelerate the deployment of its […]

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Better Place Launches Test Drive and Electric Car Education Facility in Israel

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Karin attends Better Place press conference as company launches its electric car testing facility for the public, in Israel. The sun’s in her eyes as she clutches the door of the new Renault Nissan car. Or maybe she’s blinded by all the excitement? The media gathered outside the old oil storage containers –– a remnant […]

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Better Place Electric Car Gets Investment Fuel of $350 Million Led by HBSC

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Better Place’s financial batteries get “supersharged” with a massive $350 million investment. If you’ve been following clean tech news, you’ll know that Shai Agassi’s Better Place electric car development company has received a substantial “charge” for its financial batteries by receiving funding of $350 million. The investment comes by way of a consortium of investors that […]

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GM's Volt Versus the Renault-Nissan Electric "Better Place" Edition

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 Chevy’s Volt Concept Car – Better than Better Place? In the past year or so, we’ve posted a number of articles dealing with electric cars and the technology surrounding them, especially those being developed by an Israeli company, Better Place, whose total electric version was exhibited at the recent COP 15 Conference on Climate Change in […]

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