Saturday, December 20, 2008


Copenhagen Historic Grand Prix (Chgp) is organised according to the International Sporting Code of the FIA, the National Sporting Code of Danish ASN, DASU and the present supplementary regulations. DASU is a member of DIF. The CO2 E - Race will represent the future of cars in the 2009 race. When the Tesla's electric power will be compared to some of the fastest combustions engines the audience will for sure realize the advantages of the future of transportation.

See more about CHGP HERE

Monday, December 15, 2008


Buddy is the sixth generation of the Kewet electric vehicle. Originally the Kewet was developed in Hadsund, Denmark, and the first model was made in 1991. Production alternated between Hadsund, Denmark and Nordhausen, Germany. During the first five generations over 1000 electric vehicles were produced, The vehicle was sold in eighteen countries. In 1998 all rights were acquired by ElBil Norge AS.

More information HERE

Sunday, December 14, 2008


Finnish utility Fortum is promising to install 100 electric charging stations in the city of Stockholm in the coming year. Even though that probably won't put Stockholm or Sweden at the absolute head of the electric pack (Oslo will likely have well over 100 stations by the end of next year), Stockholm's move is a good one. The city unveiled its first two permanent charging stations, and three more at different points at the city's edges will soon be in place. Stockholm is aiming to be an "emissions free" city in terms of car traffic by 2030. Can they do it? The question for us here in Copenhagen is: Can we?


SpongeBob SquarePants runs across a grassy Japanese garden, mowing down 'smog monsters' and other gas guzzling foes with some sort of green gun as he goes. Every so often, he hurls a glowing green orb at a dead-looking tree and makes it sprout leaves.

Go to Nikolodian and play it HERE

Once upon a time--way back in 1871--Istanbul had some of the most innovative public transportation around. The Tünel funicular, which still carries tourists and residents alike up the steep hill from Karaköy to the southern end of Istiklal Caddesi, was the second underground subway line in the world, after London's. Maalesef (alas), it took 129 years for the city to open another one.

The historic ferry system plying the Bosphorus between Istanbul's Asian and European sides is as scenic and enjoyable as public transit gets, but land-bound options have lagged behind. Though bus and dolmuş (private mini-buses) routes crisscross the city, most face the same traffic woes as private cars. A light-rail metro, opened in 1994, and the finally expanded subway are generally clean, quick, and efficient, but fall far short of full coverage. Istanbul's yellow cabs are also one of the main options used to get around the city, but they are everything but CO2 neutral.

More info from Treehugger HERE
Electric Porsche

German Porsche tuner Ruf has produced the world’s first professionally built electric 911, the eRUF. The prototype replaces the flat six engine with a brushless three-phase motor powered by lithium-ion batteries. Although not as quick as a petrol-engined 911, Ruf’s engineers say the eRUF is still good for a 0-100km/h (60mph) time of under 7.0sec and has a top speed of 255km/h (160mph). More importantly it’s claimed to have a maximum range of nearly 320km

More info from GizMag HERE

Tuesday, December 9, 2008


The Orion Project is a non-profit foundation created to transform the current energy, environmental and social crisis into a world of sustainability and enlightened abundance.
In the above video, project director Steven M. Greer, M.D., introduces the project and its goals.

More about the project HERE

On December 4th a solar-powered car finished its 17-month journey around the World at the UN climate conference in Poland. It drove more than 30,000 miles without burning a single drop of fuel.

Above from his trip to New York City

More info HERE

Friday, December 5, 2008


The super slick Electric car "Karma" by Danish designer Henrik Fisker, makes one wonder if it is good Karma to use the word Karma when selling products?
Despite a projected annual production run of approximately 15,000 units, the Karma comes much closer to the true definition of "exclusive" thanks to the plug-in's first-to-market status with lithium ion battery technology, full-electric range of 50 miles and a gas/electric fuel economy rating of 100 mpg.

The new James Bond adventure Quantum of Solace features several cameo appearances from Eco friendly Fords. The film's leading lady Camille makes her entrance driving a Gold 2009 Ford Ka while James Bond gets behind the wheel of a hydrogen-powered Ford Edge in pivotal scenes of the new action film.

Above Ford Ka video

...and the Bond driven Ford Edge Hydrogen Fuel Cell - Plug-in Hybrid Vehicle

Thursday, December 4, 2008


Fashion house, Maison de Courreges’s Andre and Coqueline Courreges have embellished their electric vehicle line with the latest ‘Zooop’ that takes you 450 km per charge.

The three-seater 690 kg car runs on powerful Lithium Polymer batteries (70 A/hour 370 V) that don’t let you down by generating 150 kW of power and still maintaining their cool, and charging and recharging fast. The Zooop can reach speeds of 180 km/h. Love the Orange!

Friday, November 28, 2008

Project Better Place Video

Better Place is a venture-backed company that aims to reduce global dependency on oil through the creation of a market-based transportation infrastructure that supports electric vehicles, providing consumers with a cleaner, sustainable, personal transportation alternative. The main obstacle to the mass adoption of electric cars is driving range and costly batteries. Better Place eliminates these barriers through the use of swappable batteries to extend the range of the car and by owning the batteries directly so the driver doesn’t have to. With an infrastructure of battery charging spots and battery exchange stations, drivers experience the feeling of infinite range at a cost less than the cost of driving an internal combustion engine (ICE) car.

More info HERE

Or scroll down to the end of this page for another video
The Big Ask: Climate change, "ACT NOW!"

On 10th August, more than 6,000 people took part in the recording of The Big Ask-video clip at Ostende on the Belgian coast. This was the largest event against climate change ever organised in Belgium. The CO2 E - Race is working on the same premises: Many people sharing the intent of making a change and ACT NOW.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

TTXGP - World's First Clean Emission Carbon Free Grand Prix

TTXGP is about competitive innovation. Pushing the frontier and making the next leap. TTXGP allows different technologies, systems and methods battle for supremacy on some of the most glorious motorsport venues in the world. In a market place of free ideas, TTXGP is where you get your vision of the future valued.

More information HERE

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Dodge Viper 500 hp Vs Tzero Electric Car

Only about 15% of the energy from the fuel you put in your tank gets used to move your car down the road or run useful accessories, such as air conditioning. The rest of the energy is lost to engine and driveline inefficiencies and idling. Therefore, the potential to improve fuel efficiency with advanced technologies is enormous. With an Electric Car it costs just $2.00 per 100kms with MUCH more performance than with petrol at $20.00 per 100kms. (from 2006!)
Detroit News: Dodge ZEO Concept

With the name ZEO being an acronym for, Zero Emissions Operation, Chrysler continues to beat the green drum with the sporty Dodge ZEO Concept.
Saab 9-X Biofuel Hybrid Solar Electric Concept Car

Renewable energy concept car uses a solar panel to assist with charging the hybrid battery. Engine runs on combination of battery electric motor and biofuel combustion engine.
Belt Drive Vs. Direct Drive on Turntables

Same concept can be applied to the Fossil Fuel Cars and Electric Cars
MINI E at the L.A. Auto Show Nov 2008

The BMW Group will be the world's first manufacturer of premium automobiles to deploy a fleet of some 500 all-electric vehicles for private use in daily traffic.
E - Scalextric

..and the Largest track in the world

The majority of Scalextric Products are 1:32 scale, though between 1968 and 1970 Super124 cars and track were manufactured at 1:24 scale. In the late Nineties, Micro Scalextric at 1:64 scale was introduced.[1] Cars and track are not compatible between scales; however 1950s models should run on modern Scalextric track and vice versa.[2]

At the beginning of the 21st century Scalextric did a major redesign to make the track easier to assemble. The new design is known as Scalextric Sport. Scalextric Sport track can be connected to the classic design of track using special adaptor pieces
IBM Study: Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

Placing an added emphasis on corporate social responsibility and ensuring it is at the core of a business' strategy can yield financial benefits, according to a study from IBM. The survey, "Attaining Sustainable Growth Through Corporate Social Responsibility," indicates many companies now view CSR as a growth opportunity and not just a regulatory compliance. Sixty-eight percent of those surveyed say they are using CSR activities to help generate revenue. In addition, many companies also view these types of initiatives as a way to gain a competitive advantage and access new business opportunities. Increased awareness by consumers on issues from climate change to product safety is, in part, driving corporate concern for these issues, according to the survey. In turn, the increased visibility of corporate behavior is influencing consumers' decisions on what to buy and who to buy from, who to work for, who to partner with and where to invest. The survey is based on responses from top executives at more than 250 companies worldwide.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

If the Vatican Can, so Can We!

The first solar panels have been installed on top of the papal audience hall at Vatican City. Pope Benedict XVI's has made conserving the Earth's resources an important concern of his papacy. The plan is to make the Vatican State the first CO2 neutral state in the world. Does the Pope wear a green hat? No, but it's still funny.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


...and his speech to MoveOn PAC on Energy Independence
(from 2006!)

Sunday, November 2, 2008


Tesla Roadster drifts around corner with Mercedes Mclaren SLR, Ferrari F430, 1963 Corvette Stingray and Yamaha Motorcycle on the streets of L.A.
From a Youtube channel

More on the Tesla HERE

Electric car Developed by prof. Hiroshi Shimizu.
More about the Eliica HERE

Genepax Co Ltd from Japan developed the technologies used in the new fuel cell system "Water Energy System (WES)," which uses water as a fuel and does not emit CO2. The system can generate power just by supplying water and air to the fuel and air electrodes.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

60 Minutes: The Race For The Electric Car

Lesley Stahl reports on the race to develop and produce a viable electric car being waged between Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and Detroit auto executives

Wednesday, October 22, 2008 A Project

RechargeIT is a initiative that aims to reduce CO2 emissions, cut oil use, and stabilize the electrical grid by accelerating the adoption of plug-in electric vehicles.

THE VENUS PROJECT - from the film "Zeitgeist Addendum"

The father of The Venus Project Jaques Fresco - in Copenhagen 2009

See the whole film HERE

Thursday, October 16, 2008

New AIRPod Urban Transporter Unveiled

A new compressed air vehicle has been welcomed into the MDI family. On October 9 MDI unveiled its answer to the need for clean air and urban mobility - the AIRPod.

With its low price, zero pollution, high range and playful and futuristic design, the AIRPod marks a turning point in the nexus of automobile and urban transportation. And it will cost less than a Euro per 200 km to operate and will leave no one stuck in traffic jams.

more info HERE

Monday, October 13, 2008

World's first hybrid train

The world's first hybrid train hits the hills to much fanfare by scientists & tourists.
From CNN and ECO Solutions, more information HERE

Monday, October 6, 2008



"A research group is looking into whether providing free public transportation would help solve Denmark's traffic problems.

In an attempt to control the nation's ever-worsening traffic congestion, the government has assigned a research group, the Danish Board of Technology (DBT), to find viable solutions to the problem, including the possibility of making public transportation free.

The operation and upkeep of the public transportation system costs an average of DKK 37 billion annually, while the Greater Copenhagen Authority (HUR) estimates a continued growth in traffic of 40 percent by 2015."

The whole article in The Copenhagen Post HERE

Sunday, October 5, 2008


In the above illustration is a 3-D rendering of Nose Hill Park in Calgary; the line on the object is the record of a Spiral Walk done within the park using a GPS tracker to record the location.

Another Position Art Project

How to use your mobile phone for Position Art:


CO2 is the new Bison
National Geographic Film about Climate Change

More National Geographic films HERE


In above image Bjørn Lomborg in a Mini Hummer on Amager Beach.

Economist Bjørn Lomborg makes a persuasive case for prioritizing the world's biggest problems, asking "If we had $50 billion to spend over the next four years to do good in the world, where should we spend it?" His recommendations - based on the findings of the 2004 Copenhagen Consensus - controversially place Global Warming at the bottom of the list (and AIDS prevention at the top). Lomborg was named one of the 100 Most Influential People by Time magazine after the publication of his controversial book, "The Skeptical Environmentalist" which challenged widely-held beliefs that the environment is getting worse. Now the Danish economist is taking on the world's biggest problems with his Copenhagen Consensus.

(Recorded February 2005 in Monterey, CA. Duration: 17:27 from )

The point Bjørn is trying to make being, that it is not about spending money on Climate changes, it is all about changing the minds of humans to alter behavior and create awareness. The only problem is that Mr. Lomborg is supported by Climate Change deniers and the Fossil Fuel Industry, so his credability in the matter is not very convincing..
Neglected Sky

Winner in the 5th Annual Media That Matters Film Festival
In this fast-paced animation, youth producer John Cooney shows us that a little effort can go a long way in reversing global warming.


A project and movie made to compensate for the stolen election by W Bush...

An Inconvenient Truth is an Academy Award-winning documentary film about climate change, specifically global warming, presented by former United States Vice President Al Gore and directed by Davis Guggenheim.

"Raising the share of renewable energy from 8.5% to 20% in the overall energy consumption is a necessary contribution to the global fight against climate change and towards better control over our energy dependence. The various uses of renewable energy are examined: electricity through wind and hydraulic energies; electricity or heat through geothermal and solar energies; electricity, heat, and biofuel coming from biomass. The EU is a world leader in the use and deployment of technologies that exploit renewable energy sources, providing over 350.000 jobs and an annual turn-over of € 30 billion."

More films like this HERE

Think's zippy little Web-enabled, carbon-free electric driving machine could help reverse 100 years of automotive history, writes Business 2.0 magazine.

Read the article here

Friday, September 19, 2008


The Air Car uses compressed air to push its engine's pistons. It is anticipated that approximately 6000 Air Cars will be cruising the streets of India by 2008. If the manufacturers have no surprises up their exhaust pipes the car will be practical and reasonably priced. The CityCat model will clock out at 68 mph with a driving range of 125 miles.

More info HERE


Volvo is not what it used to be!
Volvo ReCharge Concept hybrid EV with 4 wheel motors Electric Car vehicle. Electric motors are rated for 100,000 hours or 6 MILLION Kms before they need servicing.

Only about 15% of the energy from the fuel you put in your tank gets used to move your car down the road or run useful accessories, such as air conditioning. The rest of the energy is lost to engine and drive line inefficiencies and idling. Therefore, the potential to improve fuel efficiency with advanced technologies is enormous. With an Electric Car it costs just $2.00 per 100kms with MUCH more performance than with petrol at $20.00 per 100kms.
New Report from Greenpeace

Nintendo remains in last place with a pitiful 0.8 points out of 10, scoring zero on all e-waste criteria. The company has banned phthalates and is monitoring use of antimony and beryllium and although it is endeavouring to eliminate the use of PVC, it has not set a timeline for its phase out. Nintendo discloses carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from its own operations and commits to cutting CO2 emissions and other greenhouse gases by 2% over each previous year. However, Nintendo admits that an increase in business led to a 6% rise in CO2 emissions in 2006.

See the report HERE

Play a game called CO2 Pig (in Danish) HERE

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Electric Ariel Atom Vs Porsche Carerra and Ferrari Spider

Electric Car races V10 Porsche GT and Ferrari 360 Spider. Wrightspeed X1 electric car Ariel Atom converted to EV with an AC propulsion 165Kw motor and Inverter. 0-60 in 3 sec
Tom and Dave about Electric Cars


Chris Paine in Copenhagen on the Electric Nimbus

A brilliant film by Chris Paine

Oh, and Chris also did this film in connection to Roskilde Festival 2010 in collaboration with CO2 Green Drive and the US Embassy in Copenhagen.

Operation Saturation: On the Threshold (Pt 1 of 4)

An update on how the viral idea started by "The Most Terrifying Video You'll Ever See" and beefed up in the "How It All Ends" video project is progressing. "Operation Saturation" contains some really BAD news, and some really GOOD news.
Project Better Place

Project Better Place is building the infrastructure and networked grid to allow us to switch to electric cars.