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Bicycle Hire Service in Hangzhou, China – World’s Biggest

To rent a bike, people simple swipe their ID card and pay 200 Yuan as a deposit.

With over 50,000 bikes available to rent, Hangzhou in China is aiming to reduce pollution, cut congestion, and keep its people healthy – all while making a profit!  By Jeremy Torr If you thought Paris had a lot of city rental bikes at 20,000, think again. The city of  Hangzhou in China beats that hands […]

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September 15th, 2011 | Posted in Energy/Renewables,Green Cities/Communities,Green Travel/Transport | Read More »

Can Electric Vehicles change the world? Part 3/3 The fun stuff

Yellow Electric car

While compiling the earlier two blogs on whether electric vehicles (EVs) are ready for a comeback globally and in Singapore, I came across some entertaining videos on EVs that I thought were worth sharing. Watch and enjoy!       Video 1 Snippets from this video were featured in Chris Payne’s movie, “Who killed the Electric […]

February 24th, 2010 | Posted in Green Transport,Green Travel/Transport | Read More »

Can Electric Vehicles change the world? Part 2/3: EVs in Singapore

GL charging point

In the first part of the blog, we asked if electric vehicles are making a third comeback globally.  In Singapore too, there are some interesting developments taking place,  thanks to the initiative of green entrepreneur start-up, Zeco Systems Pte Ltd which sets up infrastructure for charging electric vehicles.   Zeco Systems Pte Ltd, a Singapore born and bred […]

February 23rd, 2010 | Posted in Green Transport,Green Travel/Transport | Read More »

Can Electric Vehicles change the world? Part 1/3: A Third Comeback

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Did you know that the Electric Car was invented before gas guzzlers took over? It was in the 1830s that Robert Anderson of Scotland designed the very first electric car, run on non-rechargeable battery.  “Le Jamais Contente” a Belgian electric racing car even won the record for the fastest land speed at 68mph in the year 1899. The […]

February 22nd, 2010 | Posted in Green Travel/Transport,Sustainable Development | Read More »

Part 4/10: Saving the Planet by Driving Less

This is Part 4 of a 10 part series of blogs in support of the 10:10 campaign  initiated by Director, Franny Armstrong’s team to complement the documentary on global warming, “The Age of Stupid”.  It is to enable each one of us to take action and reduce our carbon emissions by 10% in 2010.  Download the 10 point family checklist […]

October 2nd, 2009 | Posted in Carbon Footprint,Climate Change,Green Travel/Transport | Read More »

Part 1/10: Saving the Planet by Flying Less

This is Part 1 of a 10 part series of blogs in support of the 10:10 campaign  initiated by Franny Armstrong’s team to complement the documentary on global warming, “The Age of Stupid” . It is to enable each one of us to take action to reduce our carbon emissions by 10% in 2010.  Download the 10 point family checklist from the campaign here.  The […]

September 25th, 2009 | Posted in Carbon Footprint,Climate Change,Green Travel/Transport | Read More »

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