Posts Tagged ‘eco’

A Tesla powered Smart car. Smart idea?

April 25, 2009

AutoblogGreen have a great little piece on an experimental Tesla powered Smart car.

It can’t be too long before this technology matures and perhaps Elon Musk won’t be mentioned in the same breath as Preston Tucker quite so often.
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“Eco” Hotels ?

November 18, 2008

“Greenwashing” is one of my favourite “mot du jour” at the moment.

I’d love to be “green” – but with a family of four, two cars and a job working for a subsidiary of an airline my carbon footprint is the size of a yeti! (Note: Car No.1 turns into a rail season ticket in 2 months time).

As with most middle class suburbanites in 2008 I will apply salve in the form of some eco products when I next shop at my local multi national supermarket.

I will also consider staying at the “aloft Lexington” next time I’m in Boston (http://www.starwoodhotels.com/alofthotels/hotels/index.html).

It looks pretty cool, and with a light dusting of eco credentials, I’ll report back on how “eco” is “eco” !

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Sometimes you just have to drive…..

October 18, 2008

I would love an electric car. Technology isn’t quite there yet, so they’re not practical for long journeys. My grand tourer of choice would be a Porsche 911, one of the most iconic cars in my view, although out of my league and a tad too thirsty to e driven without guilt.

However, there are electric cars that are starting to cut the mustard. Even some that are faster than a 911.

Have a look at the Treehugger post linked to above, and make up your own mind. They might be faster, but boy have they been hit with the ugly stick. The Shelby actually looks OK, but the much lauded Tesla and the Tango are fugly!

Trundl, but trundl in style I say. We need a balance, an equilibrium of technology and form (and economy!). When these arrive, I’ll be ready with my cheque book.

Glad to see Tripadvisor trundlin !

August 28, 2008

www.tripadvisor.com have just launched a new search tool, “tankofgas” aimed at finding you accommodation local to you – within a gas tank’s drive.

Its aimed at newly resource conscious consumers, but is just as much aligned to the trundlin concept – you don’t have to travel far to have a vacation. Often the easy option is the most relaxing.

Have a play and let the trundlin readers know what you think in the comments section.