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Boeing successfully completes test flight with green diesel

Boeing successfully completes test flight with green diesel

Boeing has completed the world’s first flight using green diesel. On December 3,...

U.N.F.C.C.C. head urges climate action as Lima Conference begins

U.N.F.C.C.C. head urges climate action as Lima Conference begins

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Executive Secretary Christ...

Philippines houses world’s largest solar-powered mall

Philippines houses world’s largest solar-powered mall

A mall in the capital city of the Philippines is now sporting a 1.5-megawatt sol...

U.S., China announce significant emissions reduction cuts

U.S., China announce significant emissions reduction cuts

The Governments of the United States and China have announced that they will be ...

Best Eco Cars of 2014

Best Eco Cars of 2014

Eco-friendly cars, also referred to as green cars, are vehicles that have a less...

Largest wind farm in Southeast Asia goes online in the Philippines

Largest wind farm in Southeast Asia goes online in the Philippines

The largest wind farm in Southeast Asia, a 150-megawatt installation in the Phil...

SPI Solar to acquire 360 MW worth of solar power projects in China

SPI Solar to acquire 360 MW worth of solar power projects in China

Solar Power, Inc. is set to become one of the largest solar developers in China....

Business

tenKsolar expands manufacturing capacity in Thailand

tenKsolar expands manufacturing capacity in Thailand

Friday, 19 December 2014

tenKsolar is establishing new production lines in Thailand for their manufacture of their solar modules. tenKsolar, which is based in Minneapolis, des...

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Technology

Bacteria producing sweet-smelling compound for greener fuels

Bacteria producing sweet-smelling compound for greener fuels

Tuesday, 02 December 2014

A sweet-smelling chemical compound primarily used in fragrances and flavoring is being studied for its potential as a clean and green biofuel. Methyl ...

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Politics

U.N. chief hails results of C.O.P. 20

U.N. chief hails results of C.O.P. 20

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon hailed the results of the recently concluded Conference of the Parties in Lima, Peru. The Secretary-Gener...

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Living Green

Incandescent bulbs now entering their homestretch

Incandescent bulbs now entering their homestretch

Saturday, 06 December 2014

Nearly 125 years after the invention of the light bulb – technology that revolutionized the world’s way of life and living – the phased ban on sale of...

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Renewables

Low-Carbon

Seven eco-friendly home heating solutions

Seven eco-friendly home heating solutions

Friday, 12 December 2014

Environmentally friendly home heating solutions are valuable for the planet, and can lower your utility bills. With the numerous home heating alternat...

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Opinion

Unsustainable urban life: What's next?

Unsustainable urban life: What's next?

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Nutrition plays a critical role in everyone’s chance at a better future. Hunger, said Benjamin Franklin once, is the best pickle. Some say “pickle”...

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Pre-orders for Hyundai hybrid exceed 1,000


Hyundai’s Elantra LPI Hybrid is set to arrive in Korean showrooms on July 8. It is the world’s first hybrid to use liquefied petroleum gas and lithium polymer batteries. Image sourced from Hyundai

Hyundai is reporting pre-launch orders of more than 1,000 for its first hybrid vehicle. The Elantra LPI Hybrid is set to arrive in Korean showrooms on July 8. It is the world’s first hybrid to use liquefied petroleum gas and lithium polymer batteries.

The orders have exceeded expectations, with Hyundai announcing on July 2 that in just two weeks, the company had received more than 1,000 pre-launch orders in Korea. This despite the fact that Korean customers are still largely unacquainted with hybrid vehicles and that the Elantra’s price is expected to be higher than conventional gas versions.

In Korea, the main purchaser of the Elantra compact has traditionally been younger. Hence, the fact that 60% of contractors for this hybrid version are 40 years of age or older signifies the increased interest in fuel efficiency and heightened environmental awareness among older drivers.

Hyundai is confident that the Elantra LPI hybrid, propelled by a Liquefied Petroleum Injected engine, will exceed competitors in terms of fuel efficiency and environmental protection.


Katrice R. Jalbuena


Source:

1 http://worldwide.hyundai.com/

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