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Car Fun/ Green Cars/ Formula 1

by on Feb.01, 2012, under Formula1, Fun, Green Cars

One of the most prominent icons in the history of Formula One racing is known as Gordon Murray. He is a 5-time Formula One champion and a car designer, has turned into making green cars and able to highlight the T27 model after designing the first model called T25. Gordon became the McLaren’s F1 Head Designer who created the gas powered T25 that was able to achieved almost 100mpg on a future rally called the Brighton to London. On the other hand, the new T27 has a new feature like the electric motor and it is totally green in its own way. 

Formula One racing has never been the same as it goes green next year. It is based on the stakeholder’s agreement to utilize a brand new type of engine for grand prix which is set on the year 2013. It is likely that the Formula One race cars will be officially transformed into eco-friendly next gen race cars in the near future. According to the F1 big green press announcement, there will be new rules set by FIA and it is certainly confirmed by the governing body. On the other hand, Ferrari and Mercedes was quite hesitant with the move considering that it will be an additional cost and saying that it was an unnecessary expense during the time when the Formula One is planning to lessen its cost. Although, the set of rules had already been agreed by the committee, the spokesman of Ferrari said that, “if it was not announced by the world council, he would be surprised.” This new development would be adding more cost grounds and he had a few concerns regarding this plan. However, he stated that if there is an agreement, we must work accordingly.
This “Green” engine grand prix car advocacy is said to be based on reflection towards the trend of the road car fuel efficiency and to make it more recognizable in the world of auto racing. Thus, it will augment the demands and supply of these types of engines for the coming years and for the next generation as well. Currently, Formula race cars are using the 2.4 liters V8s engine which will become a history very soon. The new type of “green” cars will be using a 1.6 liters with 4 cylinder turbo engines that have fuel control, and the so-called energy recovery systems. It is possible that the F1 organization will be switching to a green technology, as well as using cleaner fuels that will be beneficial in the auto racing industry for the years to come.

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Green Cars: 2012 Green Car: Unveiled

by on Jan.28, 2012, under Green Cars

In participation with the big event for green cars, the Green Car Journal had announced the five finalists that met the standard for the green car for 2012. This was a big accomplishment and honor for car manufacturers to be entitled as one of the eco-friendly cars.  The debut of the five green cars of 2012 was honored to be the leaders in the field of automotive. The winners were announced on the press conference held in the auto show press in Los Angeles.

In no particular order, the five finalists to be inaugurated are:

2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI
2012 Toyota Prius V
2012 Mitsubishi I
2012 Honda Civic Natural Gas
2012 Ford Focus Electric

The cars were recognized all over the world to be the most eco-friendly vehicles that will not only benefit Mother Nature but the people as well. The finalists were honored in the Green Car Journal as the top 5 most bio green cars for the year of 2012. The cars became the pride of environmentalists that have risen to the top in the field of environment conscious models.

What’s interesting about the outstanding nominees of green cars is that they represent unique and different takes on what really makes a vehicle green. Green Car finalist Honda Civic Natural Gas is said to be the champion on alternative fuel burning that burns fuel cleanly that made it an abundant model in U.S.  
The Toyota Prius V belongs to the variants of Toyota’s hybrid models, which is larger and marks the expansion of the Prius family. Volkswagen Passat TDI continues to make its way in expanding the range of lower emission vehicles that uses clean and natural diesel products achieving a high and outstanding mpg rating, which is impressive.

Next are the Mitsubishi I and Ford Focus Electric that continue to march towards the greater choice of a zero emission and all electric vehicles along the American highways.

Ron Cogan, publisher and editor of the Green Car Journal stated that this line of green cars are exquisite and deserves to be the finalists because this car may be the solution for the transportation challengers. The nominees deserve being recognized due to their natural and unique approaches in providing the consumers wide range of choices for intelligent and environmentally compatible vehicles. This car is yet again another invention that will hone a better and perfect future for eco-friendly cars.

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