Green Technology


audi-electric-car-112514.jpg Audi has confirmed that they are still on track to bring a family-sized electric car to the marketplace by 2017. It is the second electric car in the work from Audi whose R8 e-tron sports car has been green lit and then shelved several times in the last year.

nissan-leaf-111714.jpg Consumers who purchase a Nissan LEAF in Chicago will be able to charge their vehicles in public for free with the "No Charge to Charge" promo from the car maker. Sales of the vehicle have been impressive in the city, owed in part to its make-up and in part to the $4,000 Alternative Fuels Rebate offered by the state of Illinois.

voltcar-111214.jpg Natalie Fort, a condo owner in Detroit, says that her Homeowners Association tried to mark up her electricity bill 300% after charging her Chevrolet Volt nightly in the HOA's communal garage. Fort told local news source WXYZ that she's willing to pay the cost incurred but appalled by the Association's tactics.

Nasa-111014.jpg NASA tested its FlexFoil, lightweight wing flaps for the first time - technology that could lead to more fuel efficient aircraft in the future. The Adaptive Compliant Trailing Edge (ACTE) project is a joint effort between NASA and the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), and uses a design from FlexSys, Inc.

nissanleaf-110514.jpg The Nissan LEAF has set a new sales record for the most US electric vehicles sold in a year. In 2014, sales of the EV are up 36% over last year, with 24,411 sold in the US.

A California judge has dismissed a lawsuit from former Panamanian leader Manuel Noreiga, claiming that the Call of Duty video game damaged his reputation.

A solar powered aircraft known as the Solar Impulse 2 (Si2) is set to make a non-stop trip around the world next year. The flight will be the first of its kind for a solar aircraft and will lift off from Abu Dhabi next march. The project is a collaboration between Solar Impulse and Abu Dhabi's renewable energy company Masdar.