Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Business smarts 44: Easigrass

Easigrass - artificial grass company based in London, England.
Photo: Colin Marsh.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Nissan's new Leaf sells out in US, Japan: Ghosn

The first year of production of Nissan's new electric car Leaf has been sold out, the head of the Japanese automaker, Carlos Ghosn, said Tuesday.
"We have 13,000 orders in the US and 6,000 orders in Japan," Ghosn said at a news conference in Detroit, the US auto industry capital.
Ghosn said that all of the US orders had come from individuals and not from government entities, whereas some orders in Japan were for municipal fleets.
"I don't think we're going to have a problem marketing and selling these cars for the first two or three years," the Nissan president and chief executive said, adding that tax incentives had made the car very popular in California.
The Leaf -- an acronym for Leading, Environmentally Friendly, Affordable, Family -- is billed by Nissan as the world's first mass-produced electric vehicle with zero emissions.
The first deliveries are set in December in the United States and Japan.
The car, which has a top speed of more than 90 miles (140 kilometers) per hour and is powered by a lithium battery, will go on sale in Portugal and the Netherlands in December, and in Britain and Ireland in February 2011.
Read full story here.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Miles ahead

My sister in Seattle spotted her neighbour taking delivery of one of these:
Miles ZX40S
From their website: "At Miles Electric Vehicles, we believe in the power of positive change and are working to make a sustainable difference that will benefit the environment today and for generations to come.
Not only are our zero emissions all electric, low speed vehicles ideally suited for fleet and neighborhood driving, but they also set the category standard for safety, comfort, quality and value. For the average commuter, MILES is developing a highway speed model, the MILES XS500, which will meet most daily transportation needs while preventing CO2 emissions."

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Go Ape II!

Colourful Ape spotted outside the Cafe Bistro Charisma in Mayen, Germany.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010


This Brighton, Sussex built Isetta was spotted at the 32nd edition of the Sandwell Historic Vehicle Show in the West Midlands.