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Hybrid Sweet Sweeper Allianz 4000 is World’s First

Hybrid Sweet Sweeper Allianz 4000 is World’s First

Hey world, check it out, time to get green while cleaning up while saving the world. All of these things are the same thing, in a way, and now they're all in the same vehicle. This Allianz 4000 vehicle has a top speed of 60 miles per hour and currently resides in New York City. It has a 6.7-liter Cummings diesel engine and two 12-volt lithium-ion batteries with an electric-traction drive system. How much more efficiently does it run than its non-hybrid counterparts? How does 40-45% fuel savings sound to you?

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Nissan Reveals Fuel Efficient ECO Pedal System

Nissan Reveals Fuel Efficient ECO Pedal System

For a car only available in Japan (for now), a car called the Nissan Fuga, Nissan has created a system called ECO Pedal, a system that'll improve fuel efficiency anywhere from five to ten percent. How does this pedal work, you might ask? It provides resistance so that the user will be less inclined to press it all the way down. But there's more, right? It can't just be harder to press down the gas pedal, right? There's just a little bit more, it's not just a brick under your pedal, but essentially it's just a system that suggests you be more sensible about how hard your pressing the gas. I know more than a couple people who could use this.

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Waterless Household Cleaner Saves the World

Waterless Household Cleaner Saves the World

Do you know how much of that bottle of spray cleaner is actually just water? Basically 95% of it. You know who's taking care of this situation? Replenish, a new multi-surface cleaner who's main goal (other than saving the world and earning some profits along the way) is to ask you to "rethink the bottle. They offer basically a cartridge system where you buy an empty bottle, (or maybe that part'll end up being free,) then purchase the chemicals that turn the water into a cleaner in a tinier bottle.

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Yamaha Japan about to roll out more electric bikes

Yamaha Japan about to roll out more electric bikes

The past few months have really seen a lot of new ways to help the world go green if only to save money at the pumps. One way that people are making the attempt is by walking or riding a bike to work. Not all of us are in the best shape to ride a bike to work, especially if you live in a place with several hills such as San Francisco.

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