Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Eco-Friendly Transportation of the Future

With so many advancements in technology, it's no wonder that methods of eco-friendly transportation are improving year after year. From fuel cells to magnet power to hybrids and on and on, here's a look at eco-friendly transportation of now and in the future:


While hybrid vehicles have become more popular thanks to rapidly increasing gas prices over the last few years, there are other eco-friendly vehicle options being researched and tested. Some options you may hear about in the next few years include compressed natural gas or CNG, also called "BioGas", ethanol, other biofuels and liquid petroleum gas. Electric vehicles are also making a comeback, with Chevrolet recently announcing their new "Volt". In Europe, so-called "Smart Cars" are becoming popular. With their small, yet functional size and superior fuel efficiency, "Smart Cars" are a good choice for smaller European roads.


Many of today's newest trains are powered by magnet technology. Today's "green train" uses a permanent magnet motor, which is a modern engine technology that enables increased propulsion chain efficiency. This type of motor results in lesser operating costs as well as far reduced environmental impact. In addition, the "green trains" have an assistance system in place that reduces traction energy.


New buses are being tested in areas of the US that use biofuels instead of diesel fuel. Even in New Delhi, India, they are trying to replace old pollution hog buses with more eco-friendly buses that use compressed natural gas. New Delhi hopes to have 6000 of these buses in use in the next few years in order to combat the cities ever increasing pollution problems.


Airplanes are also getting a makeover, not just because it's an environmentally friendly thing to do, but because it will save costs over time. In 2007, Boeing unveiled an eco-friendly plane model called the "787 Dreamliner", which Boeing claims uses 20 percent less fuel, produces 20 percent lower emissions and also decreases maintenance costs by 30 percent from typical aircraft such as the 747.

Whether it's by airplane, bus, train or car, earth friendly transportation looks like it's here to stay.

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Thursday, November 13, 2008

First Drive: 2009 Mazda 6

Mazda cars are well-known already all over the world from its hometown Hiroshima, Japan up to north America and the rest of the world. Every year, Mazda Company produced more than 1 million cars from Japan and in other Mazda plants all over the world. Year after year, they introduce new model of their Cars. About the sales, its excellent. About the marketing concept of Mazda, they used the phrase "Zoom-zoom" since year 2000. This phrase means emotion to emotion. This tag-line of Mazda was spread all around the world from initial use in North America. This "Zoom-zoom" phrase brought Mazda to be well known and one of the top producer in automobile industry. Mazda aimed higher now as they are introduce the new re-model Mazda Atenza or Mazda 6. A new Mazda 6 are ready to compete with some new models of other automobile competitor like Camry of Toyota, accord by Honda, and many more models of other Car brand.

If we talk on the comparisons of old and new Mazda 6, there are lot features which really improve on the new 6. The Mazda 6 has long been an underrated car, despite having a range of admirable qualities. It has a first class driving experience because Mazda 6 have a wide range of capable engine options and the sleek. The new 2009 Mazda 6 has a special features on its accessories like curtain airbags, traction control, anti-lock brakes, stability control, and anti-pressure monitoring gadget. About the engine of old Mazda 6, is a four-cylinder, Courtesy of more displacement (2.5 liters, from 2.3 liters), The new car is bigger and more curvaceous than the current model. More about the new feature of new Mazda6, it was became bigger, smarter, and better for all car lovers. Because it has different type of models which a car buyer will enjoy in the breath taking adrenalin when you test drive this following type of 2009 Mazda6: 2009 Mazda MAZDA6 i Sports Sedan SV with an engine of 2.5L I4 170HP, range on the fuel economy of 20/29 mpg. Next is 2009 Mazda MAZDA6 i Sports Sedan Sport with 2.5L I4 170HP and 20/29 mpg. Make wave to 2009 Mazda MAZDA6 i Sports Sedan Touring having an engine of 2.5L I4 170HP fueled with 20/29 mpg. Another one is 2009 Mazda MAZDA6 s Sports Sedan Sport 3.7L V6 272HP fueled with17/25 mpg. An eye catching 2009 Mazda MAZDA6 i Sports Sedan Grand Touring 2.5L I4 170HP engines with fuel economy of 20/29 mpg. Next is an sporty adrenalin 2009 Mazda MAZDA6 s Sports Sedan Touring with engine 3.7L V6 272HP and 17/25 mpg fuel range. And a wide opening to 2009 Mazda MAZDA6 s Sports Sedan Grand Touring which having an engine of 3.7L V6 272HP, and it has a fuel range economy of 17/25 mpg.

About the cost and production of 2009 Mazda 6, the cost of this cars are range to $18,550-$28,260. And this car is available to every country which the development of the Mazda6 model is occur. The models of Mazda6 are varies in some countries. But usually, the variety of Mazda6 models are found in Japan, North America, and in Europe.

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