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European Research On The Road To Green Cars

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posted on Jun, 14 2011 @ 06:11 AM
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European Research On The Road To Green Cars


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...The European Parliament had an opportunity to see progress made in the European Green Car Initiative (EGCI) on 31 May 2011. Many of the automotive firms involved in EGCI projects exhibited their latest vehicles, while a workshop reported to MEPs of the Science and Technology Options Assessment (STOA) Committee....
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posted on Jun, 14 2011 @ 06:11 AM
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The EGCI was launched as part of the European Economic Recovery Plan in 2008 in response to the financial and economic crisis. Its objective is to support R&D in the use of renewable and non-polluting energy in road transport. The main focus is on the electrification of mobility and road transport, although research topics include internal combustion engines, bio-methane use, and freight logistics.

The European Commissioner for Research and Innovation Máire Geoghegan-Quinn visited the exhibition, as did Information Society Commissioner Neelie Kroes, who emphasized the relevance of the Digital Agenda and the EGCI to each other. One of the talking points of the day was the ways in which ICT, through intelligence in cars and in transport systems, can help energy efficiency and make hybrid and electric vehicles more attractive and practical options for consumers.

In opening the workshop, Paul Rübig MEP,the Chair of the STOA Committee, said of the exhibition that it was “good to see how progress is being made.” Europe needs to be competitive as there is no guarantee of markets for European companies. “We are in a global race for leadership,” according to Rübig, as “other parts of the world are developing and investing a lot in science.”

This look interesting what do you think?
And did you noticed how small this car is?

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posted on Jun, 14 2011 @ 06:58 AM
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We had green cars in the early 80's, the EVO by GM. They killed the program and the cars became Saturn. Watch "Who Killed The Electric Car" and be enlightened as to the power that big oil has on us. Had GM continued with the EVO project, the transportation landscape would be a whole lot different today!



posted on Jun, 14 2011 @ 12:19 PM
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If a switch to new "green" cars happens, how would they be able to built 800,000,000 new cars? Where would they get the materials from? From the paint to the grease to the ballbearings to the frame, to tires etc.. all that requires raw material and petroleum, which we are running low on.
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posted on Jun, 14 2011 @ 12:22 PM
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Guess they better figure out how to recycle 100% of waste. Wait...they know how, they just don't do it! let's rape the planet and have a Mad Max world!




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