Tag: Ecology

Even Toy Cars Are Going Green As Matchbox Unveils Eco-Friendly Packaging And New Tesla Roadster

Automakers of all types are going green and that even includes Matchbox. As part of their Drive Toward A Better Future initiative, all Matchbox die-cast cars, playsets and packaging will use 100% recycled, recyclable or bio-based plastic by 2030. To highlight the change, the company has unveiled a Tesla Roadster which is their first die-cast […]

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Can The Toyota RAV4 Prime PHEV Keep Up With A Tesla Model Y In Terms Of Total Emissions?

The RAV4 Prime plug-in hybrid SUV has been getting an awful lot of good reviews. But can the PHEV drivetrain prove to be greener than an EV? Not yet, but it’s pretty close! Engineering Explained decided to try to figure out if the RAV4 Prime could match a Tesla in terms of CO2 emissions over the […]

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U.S. Government Sues EZ Lynk For Allegedly Selling Emissions Defeat Devices

Aftermarket diagnostic manufacturer EZ Lynk is being sued by the U.S. Justice Department and the EPA for manufacturing and selling devices that can disable a vehicle’s emissions compliance software. EZ Lynk’s AutoAgent vehicle diagnostic and control device is designed primarily for pickup trucks and works on both diesel and petrol engines. According to Reuters, the […]

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VW World’s Rehoboam: Audi, Porsche And VW Use AI To Monitor Social Media And Detect Supply Chain Risks

The Volkswagen Group has been invested in rehabilitating its environmental reputation. But, like all automakers, it depends on suppliers to make vehicles. How do you keep them accountable? Volkswagen, Audi, and Porsche use an AI program from Austrian startup Prewave. The vaguely big brother-ish system uses an intelligent algorithm to keep a constant eye on […]

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