The use of bamboo in anything brings a smile on the face of most environmentalists and same is the case when a bicycle is made by not using steel but bamboo. We’ve see a couple of concept bicycles that aim to make your biking greener with a bamboo frame, but not many manufacturers have tried to come up with a bamboo bicycle that consumers can actually purchase. Sunny Chuah is one such individual who was inspired to create a bamboo bicycle that is suitable for mass production and has come up with a company Bamboo Bee, which aims to bring bamboo bikes to consumers.
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The prices of gasoline are highly volatile in India and while it doesn’t make much of a difference to the rich class, autorickshaws, which are the primary mode of private transportation in the country, have become a costly affair. While metropolitan cities such as New Delhi have abandoned gas-powered autorickshaws for much cleaner CNG-powered ones, other cities in the country are still getting polluted by these three-wheeled taxis.
Mississippi-based GreenTech Automotive has finally revealed details about its all-new neighborhood electric vehicle – the MyCar. The zero emission two seater, which was created by Italian designer Giorgetto Giugiaro of Ital Design, will first be adopted by Domino’s in the United States. The tiny battery powered car has a range of about 115 miles per charge with a limited top speed of 25mph.
Considering the fact that majority of people in third world countries (especially African) are forced to live in dark due to unavailability or poor condition of electric power, need for some ingenious, energy efficient power sources is felt more than ever before. Providing a solution, designer Ryan Jongwoo Choi has come up with an innovative product that harnesses the power of flowing water to convert it into energy and produces electricity to illuminate bleak lives.
With dwindling land and water resources sustainable urban farming becomes an utmost necessity. This is the reason for the adoption of technologies such as hydroponics and aeroponics that ease farming for an urban dweller. Industrial designers Tunjung Larasati and Denny R. Priyatna are trying to make urban farming a fashion trend by designing the NANM+ Bike.