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Shadow Ebike Gets Its Public Debut

19/04/2011 Comments off

Canadian company Daymak has is releasing their wireless electric bicycle called the Shadow Ebike at this year’s China Import and Export Fair, also known as the 109th Canton Fair, hosted in Guanzhou near the southeast coast of China.

The Shadow Ebike features wireless magnetic regenerative brakes, wireless throttle, and wireless pedal assist, coming equipped with either a 250 watt or 350 watt motor. With a 36 volt 10AH lithium battery, and weighing 59 pounds, the electric bike has a top speed of around 20 miles per hour, and a range of about 15 miles without pedal assistance.

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Bright Green Shipping Container Hut Welcomes Visitors to Evergreen Brickworks In Toronto

03/04/2011 Comments off

 
 
Evergreen Brickworks in Toronto is an environmental community center that has transformed the former Don Valley Brick Works factory into a showcase for urban sustainability. The mostly outdoor 12-acre site features a restored park and examples of green design, urban farming and much more. Welcoming visitors to the community center is an eye-popping, bright green hut, built from a shipping container and other reclaimed parts salvaged from the brickyard. Designed and built by Levitt Goodman Architects, the Brickworks Welcome Hut is serving as a temporary orientation center for visitors and is built with the same focus on sustainable building as the rest of the site.

For the Welcome Hut, Levitt Goodman repurposed a 20 foot shipping container and painted it bright green, which is Evergreen’s signature color. Two barn doors on either side open the space up to welcome visitors in from either direction and a bump out window box adds an interesting architectural element, not to mention a cool place to put some more plants. A scupper on the roof directs rainwater down a chain and into a rain barrel on the side of the hut.

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Mitsubishi Electronic Research Laboratories develops roaming charging stations for EVs

06/09/2010 Comments off

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One of the most critical factors concerning the penetration of EVs in the market has to do with the availability of charging stations nearby your route. Thinking of that, the Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories in Cambridge, Massachusetts have come up with a great idea of portable charging stations.

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