The PowerHaul Locomotive

Many do not realize how greatly freight transportation affects the global environment, but GE’s innovative PowerHaul Locomotive is helping solve the toughest rail challenges. This new locomotive is the most efficient transportation vehicle ever created. The PowerHaul Series also is compliant with EU Stage IIIa emissions standards and features a flexible platform that readily adapts to local requirements.

This link below contains a very interesting interactive display that demonstrates how efficient this locomotive is.. http://www.ge.com/stories/moving-powerhaul.html

BMW’s Progress in Fuel Efficiency

The European car industry’s sales of battery powered vehicles are disappointing and dismal to say the least. Due to the lack of success with battery powered cars, major car companies, like BMW, have decided to optimize the current cars that run on fossil fuels. BMW has invested in the use of lightweight materials like carbon fiber for body and chassis parts, and employing information technology to help drivers avoid wasting fuel. Read more at nytimes.com

 

Cleaner Cars, A Safer Planet

The Obama administration issued the final version of the latest regulations that force automakers to nearly double the average fuel economy of new cars and trucks by 2025. The standards permit an average fuel economy of 54.5 miles per gallon for the 2025 model year. These new standards create the possibility to produce many benefits for the environment. Read what these benefits could be at nytimes.com.