A while back we had an article about how Formula One racing was studying ways to go greener in order to put greener technology into road cars. Not only can it make cars greener but also can make green cars safer. Introducing the T27, a tiny electric powered city car by former F1 designer Gordon Murray.
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Anyone who was around in the 80′s (and many who weren’t), recognize the classic form of the DeLorean from the Back to the Future movies. For awhile after the DeLorean Motor Company went downhill, the car remained an icon, a rarity on the roads.
Everyone wants to know when we’ll get an electric car, one that we can plug in to the wall and then drive away with, zero emissions and zero carbon footprint. What people tend to forget is that electricity is still generated with fossil fuels. Also, there are actually some electric cars out there. Fiat and Nissan both have electric models out, but they can take as long as thirteen hours to charge up, and can’t make it very far. No, the answer lies somewhere else. What if we could use something that wouldn’t run out, that wouldn’t leave any harmful by products? What you probably didn’t know is that there is a solution–Honda’s hydrogen powered Clarity.
One of the most environmentally unfriendly sports in the world is auto racing–what with consuming hundreds of gallons of fuel and releasing tons of carbon into the air, it’s no wonder. However, the FIA’s Formula One, one of the worst offenders, is taking steps to reduce their ecological footprint and even develop technology that may one day be implemented in road cars.