Category Archives: environment

Car weight is now becoming material !

onsumption     An age old concern that is now higher on the agenda for manufacturers is overweight vehicles. Traditionally cars have always been made from steel for the structure & ‘body in white’ components, with plastics for trim and … Continue reading

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Should I stay or should I go – the Internal Combustion Engine?

  Electric cars are gaining market share and look to take over from the internal combustion (IC) engine that has been a familiar sight & sound for over 100 years ! It is estimated that electric car sales will over … Continue reading

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Solar Aircraft pioneering transatlantic crossing

solar powered aircraft that has a larger wing span than a Boeing 747 yet weighs the same as a car ! Continue reading

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Rasa – New Fuel Cell Car

     Riversimple, a company in mid Wales, has come up with a brand new design for a fuel cell car, that is lighter and more fuel efficient than any such cars to date. The design by  Chris Reitz & his … Continue reading

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Renewable energy Steps forward

                Lawrence Kemball-Cook at Loughborough University came up with a floor tile that generates power from footsteps, after seeing a growing need in cities for energy. He won the Royal Society of Arts … Continue reading

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Emissions, Engineering and Ethics

In September 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) found that many VW cars being sold in America had a ‘defeat device’ or software in diesel engines that could detect when they were being tested, which changed the performance to improve … Continue reading

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Nuclear Fusion Reactors – looking commercially hot !

  Nuclear fusion is cited as a safe, clean and sustainable energy we all need, but alas to make this technology commercial has been quite a headache. Development has been slow – Iter nuclear fusion project started in 1985 is … Continue reading

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