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Hyundai's Unique Hybrid with Solar Power
Hyundai's Sonata Hybrid
Source: Hyundai's Sonata Hybrid
Hybrid, Electric & Solar Panels on the Car Roof
At the Chicago 2020 Auto Show, a new breed of hybrid, electric and solar powered car was unveiled. It's Hyundai's 2020 Sonata Hybrid and it takes the popular Sonata to a whole new level. What is so innovative and unique about the vehicle is the solar paneled roof. The Sonata Hybrid with its combined electric and gas powered engines is much more fuel efficient. But add to that the solar panels that can provide an extra 800 solar electric powered miles per year. It represents another milestone in the drive toward cleaner, greener driving.
New Hybrid Platform
Hyundai says it's building the new hybrid on a brand new platform that makes it lighter in weight and increases the vehicle's strength. It's powered by a 2.0 liter 14 engine that provides 150 horsepower and an electric motor that provides a supplemental 51 horsepower. The solar panels directly charge the 12 volt and the hybrid battery with an electrical output of 205 watts. That provides extra miles of green driving every day and adds up to 800 miles plus per year. The hybrid gets 54 miles per gallon on the highway. One automotive expert calls the vehicle "high fashion with low fuel consumption." It also has the Sonata's full list of driver assistance technology and the central touchscreen, among other features.
Robot, Cut My Lawn Source: Husqvarna Mowers Robo Mowers Powered by Batteries - No Gas It's at the top of my robotic wish list. A robot lawn mower. No astronomical bills and upselling from lawn service companies. Just a nicely cut lawn and no hassles. Innovation seems to be knocking at the front door with news on robotic mowers. Green Robots at the Cutting Edge There's a slew of new robot mowers. Models include Worx Landroid for smaller lawns, Honda that cuts and feeds lawns, Robomow for all-purpose mowing and Husqvarna that's loaded with cell & GPS tech. These mowers aren't cheap. Prices range from $1000 to $3500. They're powered by rechargeable batteries so they're quiet. You pay more for online enhancements. And, if your lawn is loaded with trees and hills, your robot mower is going to be a lot more expensive. Grass Vacuums Robot mowers look a lot like big robot vacuums such as iRobot's Roomba. They roam and groom your lawn. Their
Amazon Book Promotion Source: Amazon Special Deep Discount for a Limited Time I'm pleased to announce that Kindle and Amazon are beginning a promotion on journalist Edward Kane's book "SPACE 2020's: WHAT'S UP THERE?". Starting May 27 through May 30, the book goes on sale for $3.99. That is a deep discount off the regular price of $6.99. And, on May 31 through June 2 8AM PDT, it will be selling for $4.99. It then returns to its regular price of $6.99 Great Deals on a Great Resource If you enjoy learning about WHAT'S UP THERE? in space, you'll love the book and find it a great resource on the top space missions and very recent space discoveries of the 2020's. Here's a link for access to the book ASIN: B087DV4DZ6 And for access to Ed's Amazon Author's Page, click here amazon.com/author/ekane I co-authored the books with Ed. ... ...
New Invention: Tablet Toothpaste "Change Toothpaste" Source: Change Toothpaste Potentially Cuts 900 Million Plastic Toothpaste Tube Throwaways Per Year Tubes of toothpaste aren't something you think about but their impact on the global environment is hugely negative. 900 million toothpaste tubes are discarded into oceans and landfills globally every year. Importantly, it takes 500 years for them to breakdown, which means virtually every toothpaste tube created is still discarded someplace in the world. And, the tubes, which contain multiple layers of plastic, polymers and resins, can't be recycled. A company headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta Canada just came up with a solution in the form of tablet toothpaste. "Paste with No Waste" Entrepreneurs Mike Medicoff and Damien Vince are the inventors and founders of CHANGE Toothpaste. Their tablet toothpaste is an all natural vegan substance that works just like toothpaste but has no harsh chemic