Continental’s incredible GreenConcept retreadable tire is made from dandelions and rice

Good News Notes: “Eco-friendly tires are something of a holy grail in the car industry, as these essential wear items have long suffered from confoundingly problematic production, emissions and disposal issues. At this week’s IAA Munich Motor Show, German supplier Continental debuted its Conti GreenConcept, a retread-ready smart tire made from renewable, recycled and traceable materials designed…

Genesis Outlines Transition to EV, Fuel Cell Vehicles by 2030

Good News Notes: “Like many other auto brands as of late, Genesis has detailed its plans to convert to an electric vehicle fleet over the next few years. Beginning in 2025, the new vehicles the brand introduces will all be electric: Both battery electric and hydrogen fuel cell electric (i.e. no internal combustion). By 2030, all vehicles…

Kenya Company Wants Buses, Utility Vehicles to Go Green by 2030

Good News Notes: “The United Nations Environment Program on Monday marked the official end of toxic leaded gasoline use in vehicles worldwide. A company in Nairobi, where the UNEP is headquartered, is working on the next step — converting all buses and utility vehicles to electric power by 2030. Lucy Mugala goes about checking on…

Diesel Killing Locomotive of the Future Runs on Solar Power

Good News Notes: “The creators of the solar-powered locomotive of the future were aiming to set a Guinness record for speed last weekend, and that is more than just your ordinary attention-getting stunt. Demonstrating the functionality of PV panels on rail cars could help set the stage for solar power to knock diesel fuel out…

EOOS NEXT presents ‘ZUV’ electric tricycle with a 3D printed chassis

Good News Notes: “created by EOOS NEXT in collaboration with the new raw, ‘ZUV’ is an electric tricycle with a 3D printed chassis made from 70 kg of recycled plastic. the zero emissions mobility concept has been developed as an alternative mode of transportation that can be produced economically and locally.  ZUV seats two passengers at the back while the…

Tesla Says It Can Now Recycle 92% of Battery Cell Materials

Good News Notes: “Tesla released its 2020 Impact Report this week, in which the electric vehicle (EV) automaker claims it has the capacity to recover approximately 92 percent of battery cell materials thanks to ongoing improvements to its recycling process.  The company has been working with third-party recycling firms for years to improve its capacity for end-of-life…

Bugatti To Go Electric After Merger With Croatian EV Startup Rimac

Good News Notes: “Volkswagen’s (VWAGY) French sports car brand Bugatti will go electric after Tesla (TSLA) launched its quickest car ever and as an electric Ferrari (RACE) supercar looms. Volkswagen stock fell. Croatian electric-car maker Rimac on Monday announced its takeover of Bugatti from Volkswagen. Rimac will own a majority 55% stake in the 110-year-old French supercar brand. Porsche,…

Trek’s updated bike packaging saves 433,000 pounds of plastic

Good News Notes: “Trek Bicycle announced its first-year results from incorporating lower-impact and recyclable materials in its bike packaging. Targeting plastic waste, Trek said it removed 433,600 pounds of plastic from bike boxes and Bontrager accessory packaging. The goal is to make all bike boxes from Trek, Electra, and Diamant 100% recyclable and all packaging…

Automate The Farm With Acorn

Good News Notes: “Farming has been undergoing quite a revolution in the past few years. Since World War 2, most industrial farming has relied on synthetic fertilizer, large machinery, and huge farms with single crops. Now there is a growing number of successful farmers bucking that trend with small farms growing many crops and using…

Royal Mail’s Newest Delivery Office Will Have An All-Electric Fleet

Good News Notes: “Royal Mail has announced the launch of its first 100% electric Delivery Office. The Bristol East Central Delivery Office recently had its 23 diesel delivery and collection vans replaced by fully electric ones. The office’s entire fleet — collection and delivery vehicles — is now made up of electric vehicles. To support this transition,…