Will Israel be a Leader in Introducing Electric Cars? Ask the Tax Man!

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There’s more involved in running an electric car in Israel than just the electricity. The year 2011 is deemed by some to be the year when electric cars and their infrastructures will hopefully begin a trend in which people will begin using these environmentally friendly cars over those burning fossil fuels. The Better Place infrastructure […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Haifa University Study Generates a Profile of the Israeli Cyclist

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A new study profiles the average Israeli cyclist. If you’ve read the title, looked at the picture, and are either excited or worried that Haifa University has discovered that most Israeli cyclists are physically fit exhibitionists… then no, that is not what their research has to report.  The study’s findings are nevertheless very interesting. The […]

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