Monthly Archives: July 2006

Fhybrid: A hybrid scooter that runs on hydrogen

The scooter, built by an industrial design student in the Netherlands, has an electric motor powered by a (Li-)ion battery. If the Fhybrid is ever put into production, the idea is to charge the battery with a fuel-cell system, which … Continue reading

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Biodiesel use expands in York County

Rabbittransit is expanding the use of biodiesel to its entire fleet. The York County Parks Department has made the switch to using a combination of diesel and vegetable-based fuel in its tractors, mowers and service trucks.http://www.ydr.com/search/ci_4101770

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Going green or grabbing green? A story of loopholes repeats itself

In 2003 there was a surge in large SUV sales as the result of a loophole in the $350-billion stimulus plan.

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An old path offers new solutions

A highway is under reconstruction. Following the Codorus Creek north out of York and ending at John Rudy County Park, the 5.5-mile Northern Extension of the Heritage Rail Trail County Park connects 42 miles of existing rail trail that begins … Continue reading

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Obvio 828 – Trybrid Technology

Ethanol or Gas, Electricity and/or Alcohol. The cars runs with ZAP Eco-Flex fuel: ethanol E-100 or gasoline in any proportion in same tank. An Electric version is being developed using Nanotechnology batteries.

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Make money by burning less fuel.

The Internal Revenue Service has acknowledged the certification of a few more vehicles for the Alternative Motor Vehicle Credit created by the Energy Policy Act of 2005.

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Diamler-Chrysler will add a Smart car to its U.S. fleet

In early 2008, Diamler-Chrysler will begin selling its Smart car Fortwo, already for sale in Europe, in the United States. The car is currently a sales success in Canada outselling the Mini and Beetle. Viewers of “The Da Vinci Code” … Continue reading

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A trolley recycled again and again

The York Railways car #163 mentioned in my previous post was a trolley, a summer home and then a trolley again. Doris McClane sent in a picture of the trolley when it was enclosed as a summer home on the … Continue reading

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York’s street railway is a dream of tomorrow

In theory, if an electric trolley system still existed in York County, powered by nuclear or hydroelectric, there could be a mass transportation system in place today that is both emission-free and independent of foreign oil.

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Fueled by high gas prices, pickups join SUV sales decline in June

Sales of truck-based SUVs have been declining across the industry for four years in a row, but until recently pickups were relatively immune from the phenomenon, Ford said. However, pickup buyers now appear to be delaying purchases because of pressure … Continue reading

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