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Can GM make electric cars the right way?
Electric car fortunes have had their ups and downs; especially following the collapse of the Better Place electric car network that left hundreds of [ Read more ]
November 5, 2015
UBER Middle East delivers puppies on-demand in the most adorable fundraiser!
It’s raining cats and dogs in Amman, Jordan now, closing roads (flooded underpasses), some schools, and many offices. It’s the usual [ Read more ]
November 5, 2015
Cairo subway shut down indefinitely for security reasons
Due to political unrest, Cairo’s subway had been closed for two years. Now it will be closed for an indefinite amount of time. Tahrir [ Read more ]
July 19, 2015
Bizarre phenomenon about women mapped in Saudi Arabia
We’ve laughed and we’ve cried over stories in Saudi Arabia and women drivers. Let’s face it: what’s happening in Saudi Arabia [ Read more ]
July 7, 2015
Car drifter king goes to prison in Saudi Arabia
If you’ve never been to a Gulf-region country – be prepared to scratch your head over the deadly past-time called drifting. The idea is [ Read more ]
June 6, 2015
Camels are #1 killers in world’s most fatal place to drive
Saudi Arabia is a dangerous place to drive. It’s the world’s most dangerous, according to recent media reports. Drifting, that past-time [ Read more ]
April 12, 2015
Printing an electric car on the world’s largest 3D printer
While online hightech companies might seem to be on the money, investors are hungry for new advances in physical products. But developing them takes [ Read more ]
November 19, 2014
Glowing bike path gives Dutch cyclists a green starry night
Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde has created an LED-lit  glowing bike path that. The solar-powered LED lights glow at night, and give cyclers a [ Read more ]
November 16, 2014
Elektrik! Turkish EV car Project Yerel speeds through country some 350 miles on one charge
While visionaries like Elon Musk are trying to make electric cars like Tesla mainstream in America, electric cars have yet to become commonplace, [ Read more ]
October 28, 2014
Solar Impulse 2 plane will circumnavigate Earth in 2015
Last year, Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg became the first pilots to fly across America in a featherweight plane fueled only by the sun. The [ Read more ]
October 8, 2014
Botobus: Istanbul public transit goes botanical and organic!
Happen to be in Istanbul? Then hop aboard Botobus, a new eco-friendly public transport option that features an organic rooftop garden. Introduced [ Read more ]
October 6, 2014
Al Maktoum Dubai airport gets green light for $33 billion expansion
Al Maktoum International Airport at Dubai World Central (DWC) was recently approved for a $33 billion expansion making it the largest airport [ Read more ]
September 11, 2014
Railway use by people and freight up, but not in the Middle East
Travelling by rail is a great way to save gas and greenhouse gas emissions. But the Middle East is completely not mentioned in a new worldwide report [ Read more ]
September 3, 2014
Will Israeli cars roll on alternatives by 2025?
Despite Israel’s dead electric car company Better Place and its venture to create an electric alternative to fossil fuel driven cars,  the [ Read more ]
September 3, 2014
HopOn for instant mobile payments by bus
In any city in the world, we have all had the experience of catching a bus, subway or train only to find we don’t the right change or the right [ Read more ]
August 18, 2014
How girls can go wild on bikes – penny in your pants hack, and more tips
We’re all over bicycles as the best green alternative to getting you where you want to go.  News about bike-messenger schemes in Beirut, [ Read more ]
July 30, 2014
Tesla’s MobilEye partner is going public
Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA), the electric car company founded by Elon Musk, will be releasings its earnings statement next week and call it kismet [ Read more ]
July 29, 2014
What Tesla can learn from Israel’s Better Place post-mortem
What if we could apply the charisma, imagination and marketing genius of Steve Jobs to help promote green technology? Israeli entrepreneur Shai [ Read more ]
May 4, 2014
Google goes for awesome driverless car concept
After making billions on online advertising Google execs are now putting some money into companies of their dreams. The latest – the Google [ Read more ]
May 3, 2014
“Driverless” Tesla electric car will test run on Israel’s Better Place grid
In the aftermath of the demise of Shai Agassi’s Better Place electric car network company,  EV car purchasers in Israel feared they might [ Read more ]
April 21, 2014
Glowing highways make it look like we’re driving through eco-fairytales
Glow-in-the-dark roads recently debuted on a 500 meter stretch of Netherlands highway!  Brought to you by the guy behind glow-in-the-dark trees. [ Read more ]
April 16, 2014
Dubai’s police cars bikes and cars are ecological opposites
A year after unveiling new Lamborghini patrol vehicles for lucky members of the force, Dubai police are rolling out an eco-friendly electric [ Read more ]
March 26, 2014
10 ways to hypermile and get the most energy out of your car
If you thought 2013 was a financially tough year, then fasten your seat belts as 2014 looks set to get even tougher yet. The huge majority of [ Read more ]
March 20, 2014
Amtrak is a dinosaur next to Kénitra’s high speed railway station in Morocco
The train system runs like clockwork in Morocco. It’s fast, easy and safe. So we’re excited to see a new project that makes them sped up [ Read more ]
March 18, 2014
Cyclists “go Dutch” and 100+ historic bikes in Israel this week
Nobody knows more about bicycles than the Dutch, but Israelis will have a chance to glean some design and urban planning wisdom from the waterlogged [ Read more ]
March 17, 2014
Arab Gulf recycles paper, plastic, and cars!
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) does everything big, including recycling, and this week they’ve officially opened their first plant dedicated to [ Read more ]
February 24, 2014
Softwheel uses inner suspension arms to re-invent the wheel for bikes and chairs [video]
Considering all of the technological advances made in bicycles, cars and trains; the humble wheelchair hasn’t advanced very much since the [ Read more ]
February 13, 2014
Driverless car partnership emerges between Tesla and Israel’s Mobileye
A decade from now, Tesla is expected to have a suite of driverless vehicles on the road – a feat that wouldn’t be possible without [ Read more ]
February 12, 2014
Syrian conflict and broken roads opens new business channels for cycling
A Facebook campaign called “She Wants a Bicycle Now” led by Syrian college students is getting young people on bikes in i [ Read more ]
February 9, 2014
Beirut bike messengers deliver groceries and parcels by cycling
I did the best part of my growing up in Toronto, a cold and somewhat bike-crazed city. It’s there where I met a champion bike courier from [ Read more ]
February 7, 2014
An electric bike getaway “car” used by Israeli bomber
In an attempt to settle a business dispute, an Acre-based man from Israel placed a bomb on his enemy’s car and fled the scene using an [ Read more ]
February 7, 2014
Camel domestication research challenges Bible’s origins
Camel milk and camel burgers are attracting attention in the west, but these desert dwellers have been long-loved in the Middle East. Camels are the [ Read more ]
February 7, 2014
Empowered Qatari girls win first GCC hybrid electric car competition
An all-women team of Qatari students won the first GCC hybrid electric vehicle competition held in Abu Dhabi over the weekend. Showing some serious [ Read more ]
February 3, 2014
Renault pulls the plug on Israeli electric cars
The idea was a show-stopper when it was announced: Israel will produce an electric car with a switchable battery. This would reduce range anxiety so [ Read more ]
January 20, 2014
This video will scare you into driving slower
Unlike medication, there are no warning ads that come with your car. The highest road accident fatalities in the world can be found among drivers in [ Read more ]
January 7, 2014
Tour Tel Aviv’s bus station in its all its twisted cement glory
I guess you could say that I have a love-hate relationship with Tel Aviv’s Central Bus Station. Love: because it’s where I met my first [ Read more ]
December 30, 2013
Ungreen rich Arab playboys fly in cars to London for holidays [video]
Why do super-rich Arabs drive around in ungreen super luxury gold Porches and other expensive cars while their poor countr [ Read more ]
December 29, 2013
Transformer train station built to withstand rockets!
Public transport is a must, even for people who live under the toil of troubles and conflict. The Israeli town Sderot that borders the Gaza Strip has [ Read more ]
December 26, 2013
Moovit raises $28 million for public transportation app
After the success of Waze, an app that lets you plan your route and avoid traffic in real time, comes Israel’s next big movement app: Moovit. [ Read more ]
December 22, 2013
Copenhagen Wheel is like a dynamo rocket booster for bikes! [video]
Now there is a good reason not to buy an electric bike: the Copenhagen Wheel from the Senseable City Lab can make you go hybrid with the switch of a [ Read more ]
December 15, 2013
City Transformer electric folding car is a kit car for urban dreams [video]
Israel may have flopped big time when its electric car company Better Place folded this year. It ended with almost a billion in financing and less [ Read more ]
December 15, 2013
Prime Air from Amazon could be used for green “goods” too [video]
You’ve probably seen the video of Amazon’s Prime Air delivering a customer’s goods within 30 minutes. If not, [ Read more ]
December 7, 2013
Hyperloop, Elon Musk dreams of a fifth mode of transportation [video]
Elon Musk is known as the founder of SpaceX, a pioneer in the commercialization of space travel and Tesla, a company named after a brilliantly mad [ Read more ]
December 7, 2013
Jordan’s Queen Alia International Airport Upcycled by Anees Maani, Artfully
Amman’s old Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) terminal will live on in a new artwork commissioned by airport operator Airport International [ Read more ]
November 23, 2013
Gnrgy Buys Better Place for the Price of an Apartment in Tel Aviv
At a bargain basement price tag of only $450,000 the Israeli startup Gnrgy has bought the assets of the failed electric car company Better Place. [ Read more ]
November 22, 2013
Better Place Investor Michael Granoff To Write Tell All Book
With almost a billion in financing and electric battery charge and change stations in place nationwide, at its critical hour Israel’s electric [ Read more ]
November 20, 2013
Abu Dhabi is Phasing Out Cars and Siemens Wants to Help
Dubai’s metro started running in 2009 (don’t fall asleep though) but Abu Dhabi, the wealthier Emirate, is only now reducing its [ Read more ]
November 15, 2013
Green Roofed and Wi-Fi Enabled Tawseela Micro Buses Cut Through Cairo’s Traffic
There’s traffic. And then there is Cairo traffic, which can drive even the saintliest men and women to a special kind of madness. But a new [ Read more ]
November 14, 2013
Formula One Drivers Take On Dubai in an Electric Twizy Frenzy (video!)
A tiny two-person electric car may be the last choice for Formula One race car drivers, but that was the electric ride of choice last week as Formula [ Read more ]
November 11, 2013
Hövding, An Invisible Inflatable Air Bag Bike Helmet (video)
Bicycle riding in the Middle East is thwarted by challenging climate and terrain, and to lesser extent by culture. A new invisible helmet, akin to an [ Read more ]
November 10, 2013
Israeli Electric Car Drivers Pay the Piper Today?
Today is D-Day for electric car drivers in condos and apartments in Israel and who use the Better Place charging systems. The Israel Electric [ Read more ]
October 30, 2013
Turkey Opens World’s Deepest Subsea Tunnel, the Marmaray, Connecting Asia to Europe
Turkey inaugurated the Marmaray undersea railway tunnel on Tuesday, linking Europe and Asia. It is the Marmaray, the world’s deepest immersed [ Read more ]
October 29, 2013
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