[Hyundai] plans to make 1,000 of the fuel-cell vehicles (FCVs) between now and 2015, then ramp up from there. A few weeks before the news from Hyundai hit, Daimler (Mercedes-Benz), Ford, and Nissan announced that they would collaborate on developing fuel-cell technology; the group’s goal is to produce 100,000 FCVs as soon as 2017.
I expect to be in the new car market in 2020 or so, judging by how long I held on to my last one. Maybe by then an FCV won’t be fantasy.
Posted by Gillies on June 10, 2013
Posted by Gillies on June 8, 2013
In Finland, the world’s most caffeinated country, the average adult consumes 400mg of the drug every day – equivalent to four or five cups of coffee a day, and equal to the maximum daily limit recommended by the UK Food Standards Agency.
Posted by Gillies on May 23, 2013
Posted by Gillies on May 19, 2013
If you’ve flirted with vegetarianism like I have, then you’re probably aware of a range of meat substitutes, all of which pale in comparison to the real thing. But now Beyond Meat CEO and founder Ethan Brown says that mock meat is about 80 percent of the way to being able to sub in for the real thing without anyone being the wiser, in terms of taste, texture and appearance.
Actually, I ate a fake chicken sandwich tonight that didn’t pale at all in comparison with the real thing. It was seriously delicious.
Posted by Gillies on May 10, 2013
“Not only do Iron Maiden genuinely enjoy a good pint of cask ale, but so do many of their fans – and they have an important part to play in our customer base. This partnership works for both of us. Music and beer are great treats for the senses in their own right, but the combination is very powerful. Authentic collaborations such as this are invaluable not only to our company but to the industry as a whole, because it shows that the world of real ale is more than just manufacturing, it is liquid artistry by the people who brew it – and for the people who drink it.”
Posted by Gillies on May 9, 2013
I just received my Brooks Green Silence sneakers, which I ordered from MooShoes. Here’s the lowdown on the sneaks. Not cradle to cradle, but getting there.
- BioMoGo, the world’s first-ever biodegradable midsole for running shoes
- 75% of the shoe’s materials are post-consumer recycled
- Biodegradable insole and collar foams
- Packaging is 100% post-consumer recycled
- Laces, gillies, and reinforced webbing are 100% post-consumer recycled
- Water-based adhesives are used throughout
- All dyes and colorants are non-toxic
Posted by Gillies on April 9, 2013
I just received my toothbrush from Smiles for the People. No idea if the toothbrush is any good, but this is the packaging it arrived in. I’m impressed.
Posted by Gillies on April 1, 2013
Les Français boivent trop ! La consommation d’alcool en France est responsable de 49 000 décès en 2009, dont 40% surviennent avant 65 ans, selon une étude publiée lundi.
Posted by Gillies on March 4, 2013
Spotted this one on Sunday.
Posted by Gillies on February 20, 2013