Introducing The SP:01 – The World’s Fastest Electric Car

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The SP:01 was unveiled recently at the Shanghai Motor Show with impressive specs that make it the fastest electric car in the world. With a beautifully sleek chassis and some real horse power at last, this could finally be a car to make electric vehicles sexy and desirable and to help encourage more people to adopt greener means of travel. Let’s take a closer look at the story… Introducing: The World’s Fastest Electric Car The SP:01 is manufactured in the US and comes from a company called ‘Detroit Electric’. The car is a limited edition, two seat sports car that looks great in an electric blue. In terms of design, it arguably is closest to the Lotus Elise and in terms of speed it will be capable of 155mph and 0-62mph in 3.7 seconds. But will motorheads be okay to ditch the familiar roar of a petrol engine in favour of the silent-but-deadly electric? Either way, if you want one be prepared to dig deep as the vehicle starts at £135,000. Why the Shanghai Motor Show? As well as unleashing […]

The Strangest Proposed Solutions to Global Warming

The Strangest Proposed Solutions to Global Warming

How do you prevent global warming? By convincing more people to ‘go green’ and generally live their lives in a more eco conscious manner right? Save energy by turning off lights when you’re not in a room, drive less when walking is an option, invest in double glazing… that sort of thing right?                 Well yes that’s one method but it’s not all that terribly interesting. If you’re looking for something a bit more unique though, there are many other suggestions as to how we can save energy that are considerably more… bizarre… Global warming is an extreme problem and so scientists have proposed some pretty extreme science fiction solutions. Here we will look at some of the most unusual and interesting suggestions so far. Space Shield                 One solution suggested by scientists is that we launch millions of tiny ‘shields’ into space that will block sunlight and cast a shadow onto the planet. Apparently this could potentially block around 2% of sunlight from reaching the Earth, which in turn would make a huge difference to the speed at which […]

Benefits of using solar panels in your house (and helping the environment at the same time)

Benefits of using solar panels in your house

Have you ever thought of installing solar panels in your roof? This may sound like something very expensive, very uncommon, and not very attractive, but the truth is there are many advantages to it. Believe it or not, the electricity you use in your house could completely depend on solar panels. Of course it sounds like a huge investment at first, but in the long run, this could become a great decision and save you a large amount of money.Those who have already installed these panels do not have any doubt about it.  One of my biggest concerns is protecting the environment and living accordingly, and that is why I would like to talk about the benefits of solar panels today. Whether you have or have not thought about it before, this could help you change your mind. First of all, as I already mentioned, it is a great way to protect the environment. We should never underestimate how much our planet is suffering from pollution, and you would be amazed at how much energy you can save by installing […]

The Most Controversial Ways to Save the Planet

The Most Controversial Ways to Save the Planet

Do ends ever justify means? That’s a question that politicians find themselves having to ask on a regular basis, but they probably never through they’d be asking it with regards to their environmental policy. We all want to save the planet and prevent global warming, and we all know just how important it is to stem global warming, but at what cost? Are we willing to kill off cows? Or to tightly control human behavior at the expense of our civil rights and freedom? As global warming becomes an ever-more imminent and real threat, these are some of the controversial solutions that politicians might start having to consider… Killing Off Livestock So let’s take a closer look at that ‘killing cows’ idea. How could that possibly help the environment? Well actually it would help in a vast number of ways – not least because cows and other livestock (but cows in particular) produce so much methane which contributes to the thickening of the atmosphere. Furthermore, farmers have to use up huge amounts of energy to feed and maintain their herds, […]

How Many People Really Care About the Environment?

How Many People Really Care About the Environment?

Ask anyone how they feel about the environment and they will like tell you that they’re concerned and that they’re doing their ‘bit’ to try and bring down their carbon footprint and reduce the burden that they’re placing on the planet. That’s easy to say of course, but on its own it doesn’t actually mean all that much. Sure, plenty of people claim to care about the environment, but it’s one thing to say you care and quite another to make the serious kinds of lifestyle changes that are required if you’re going to bring about positive change. So the question is, how many people really care about the environment and how many people just say they do? To cut through the bull, let’s take a look at some of the actual statistics surrounding going green to see whether people can back up what they say and to find out how many people really care about the environment. Recycling One of the easiest ways that we can do our bit for the environment is to recycle. It doesn’t take long, […]