World’s first electric dump truck stores as much energy as 8 Tesla Model S cars

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Even the construction industry can “go green.” A collection of Swiss companies is proving this to be true by developing the world’s largest electric vehicle and in record time. The E-Dumper weighs in at a whopping 45 tons and has 700 kWh of storage capacity. That’s as much as eight Tesla Model S vehicles! To ensure it is as environmentally-friendly as possible, the E-Dumper’s base is a used Komatsu HD 605-7 dumper truck. The original has had its diesel engine removed, however; in its… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



Britain’s first zero-waste store is packaging-free and only sells ethical goods

 

Next time you plan a trip to Devon, UK, be sure to visit the Earth.Food.Love grocery store. The unique supermarket sells up to 200 pesticide-free products which are ethically-sourced. The store is also completely packaging-free, which is great for the environment and people’s peace of mind.

Earth.Food.Love was started by Richard Eckersley, 28, and his wife, Nicola, 27. The couple became infatuated with the idea of receiving one’s groceries packaging-free after visiting Unperfekthaus… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Zacua introduces the first electric car from Mexico

In the United States, many of us of never heard of Zacua, but the company is making headlines on both sides of the border, since it is introducing the first electric car made completely in Mexico by a Mexican company. Zacua is introducing two new electric cars, the the M2 and the M3, which will go on sale in November.

The two small electric coupes will be made by Motores Limpios, but sold in Mexico under the Zacua brand name.

“Global warming has very serious consequences [and] Mexico… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

UK’s first self-driving grocery delivery van hits the streets of Greenwich

Related: The world’s first self-driving grocery store just hit the streets of Shanghai

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Costa Rica aims to become the first country to ban all single-use plastics

Costa Rica is taking a stand against the plastic waste that is flooding our oceans and clogging up our landfills. The country is poised to become the first in the world to eliminate all single-use plastics. This isn’t just a ban on plastic bags or water bottles – using a multi-prong approach, Costa Rica will eliminate plastic forks, lids and even coffee stirrers. And they plant to do this by 2021. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Honolulu is the first US city to ban using your phone while crossing the street

Though people may claim they can walk and text, statistics prove otherwise. Between 2015 and 2016, for instance, there was a 10 percent spike in pedestrian fatalities in the United States. It’s because of this that Honolulu, Hawaii, recently passed legislation which will target texters and other “smartphone zombies” as they step off the curb.

On Thursday, Mayor Kirk Caldwell signed the “Distracted Walking Law” which is the first law of its type to be passed in the U.S. Reuters… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

The world’s first all-electric sport utility truck is finally here – and it looks incredible

Electric vehicle buyers are spoiled for choice these days – there’s electric sports cars sedans, SUVs, minivans, and motorcycles. So where’s the electric pickup truck? New York-based Bollinger Motors just answered that question with the B1 – the world’s first all-electric, all-wheel drive sport utility truck. It’s remarkably refined with a strong, stealthy profile – and it’s rough and rugged enough to haul heavy loads and tackle challenging terrain. The B1 has better horsepower, torque, and ground… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Oregon just approved the nations first tax on bicycles – and cyclists are furious

Because bicycling is good for one’s health and results in fewer cars being on the road (reducing carbon emissions), one would think governments would go out of their way to encourage more people to commute in such fashion. Right? Wrong. In Oregon — a state which is known for its avid bicycling culture, the nation’s first statewide bike tax has been approved. The new excise tax will require consumers to pay $15 in tax on a bike that costs more than $200 and has a wheel diameter of at least… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Elon Musk says first segment of LA tunnel complete

If you ever want to take on a crazy project and see results in a little over six months, call Elon Musk. He’s already making progress on his stuck-in-traffic daydream of tunnels beneath Los Angeles. This week he tweeted The Boring Company’s tunnel boring machine, cheekily named Godot, completed the first tunnel portion. According to Musk, we’re “no longer waiting for Godot.”

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Pavegen unveils world’s first energy-harvesting smart street in London

An underutilized street in London’s West End has been transformed into a colorful outdoor space exhibiting sustainable technologies, and right down the center runs Pavegen’s energy-generating pavement technology. The company, which has been around since 2009, has seen their pavement that harvests power from footsteps installed in 150 projects, but now their pavement is part of what they describe as the world’s first smart street. Walkers traversing the pavement can connect to an app and see how their… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building