Friday, May 28, 2010

The hybrids have come to stay! Os híbridos vieram para ficar!

Be prepared, the hybrid buses will replace the noisy and polluter ones that nowadays circulate in the chaotic traffic of Rio!!! The design is clean, they look like sliding, no noise neither polluted gas, autonomy of 300 kilometers and special access for handicapped people. Is it a dream? No! The first ones in the South Hemisphere, the hybrid buses moved by hydrogen and electricity may start transporting passengers in the second semester of this year. “Is the vehicle of the future”, says the professor Paulo Emílio Miranda, coordinator of the Laboratory of Hydrogen. “It does not pollute, as the common buses do besides throwing 100 tons of carbonic gas per year into the atmosphere!” Although this project represents gains for the environment, the model created by COPPE/Rio de Janeiro is still expensive: US$ 700.000, 00 while the ones in use nowadays cost US$ 100.000, 00 each. But certainly this is a price that can be reduced when the vehicles start being produced in industrial scale. What is more, living in a city less polluted is priceless!!!

Prepare-se, os ônibus híbridos vão substituir os barulhentos e poluidores que atualmente circulam pelo caótico trânsito do Rio!!! O design é clean, eles parecem deslizar pelas ruas, não emitem ruídos nem gases poluentes, tem acesso a cadeirantes e autonomia de 300 quilômetros. Sonho? Não! Primeiro do Hemisfério Sul, o ônibus híbrido movido a hidrogênio e eletricidade deve começar a transportar passageiros em 2010. "É o veículo do futuro", diz o professor Paulo Emilio Miranda, coordenador do Laboratório de Hidrogênio. "Ele não polui, ao contrário dos ônibus comuns, que despejam 100 toneladas de gás carbônico por ano na atmosfera." Embora represente ganhos ambientais, o modelo criado pelo COPPE/Rio de Janeiro ainda tem custo alto: 700 mil dólares, enquanto os ônibus atualmente em circulação na cidade ficam na faixa dos 100 mil dólares cada um. Mas certamente é um custo que será reduzido quando o veículo for produzido em escala industrial. Sem contar que viver numa cidade menos poluída não tem preço!!!

Below, the Brazilian hybrid bus, as green as its color!

Paulo Emílio Miranda coordinator of Laboratory of Hydrogen

There are many new hybrid models!

The famous English double deck in a hybrid version!!!

Another good and healthy choice: the electric buses! Aren't they fashion?

This is a model from Philippines made of bamboo and moved by coconut biodiesel!! Lovely!


20 comments:

bebipelucha said...

Vania Hello:)Very nice post:) I'm happy to see those cars, because they help reduce pollution, is an example to imitate, Congratulations !!!

Ana Cristina said...

Ola Vania, obrigada pela sua visita. Belo post! Todos os esforços são necessários para a preservação do meio ambiente. Desejo a vc. e aos seus um ótimo fim de semana!
Bjs

Vania Moreira said...

Hi Bebi! Thanks for your kind comment!
Yes, it's an example to be followed by all countries! I'm very optimistic because many important factories are developing hybrid cars!

Vania Moreira said...

Oi Ana Cristina, que bom te ver por aqui! Obrigada pelo seu comentário!
É verdade, acho que não temos mais tempo a perder no que se refere à preservação do meio ambiente. Há várias maneiras de se ter um desenvolvimento sustentável, utilizando fontes alternativas de energia. A reciclagem também é fundamental! Ih, acabei de ter uma boa idéia para um próximo post, você não acha?
Um ótimo fim se semana p/ você também, e "apareça" sempre que puder! Bjs ;o)

Mr Monkey said...

Thatwas very cool. I enjoyed reading it,thanks
Mr Monkey

Susannah said...

It is so nice to see these things happening! - and I love the look of that Purple bus! :-)

riyan said...

This is really great! and a good example for all the developed counties just talking about green friendly, environmental pollution blah blah...

nothingprofound said...

Hybrid buses-what a great idea! And they're handsome looking, too. Several of my friends own hybrid cars, and I think they're definitely the wave of the future.

Vania Moreira said...

Hi friends!

Thanks Mr. Monkey! And please, spread this idea around!

Yes Susannah, we have no time to spend in discussions about the environment, we must act now! By the way, I loved the purple one either!!!

You see Riyan, fortunately there are many good ideas to preserve and develop at the same time!

Yes Marty, they have a great design and I hope that they really replace the polluter ones!

Mas-Raden said...

very nice, i like it

hi from mas raden

Marcoz said...

Yes that s right...i m looking forward to' ser these buses in Rio with my eyes.... ;). Ciao

Vania Moreira said...

HI Mas-Raden, thanks for visiting!

Vania Moreira said...

Hi Marco! What do you mean? Are you coming to Rio??? When?

riyan said...

agreed :)

robert said...

Concordo totalmente! :)
This is the first step to the future.. a clean one.

Vania Moreira said...

Hi!

Good for us, Riyan!

Robert, thanks for the Portuguese sentence, it's ok! Yes, if each person take part in this project with responsibility and commitment, the future can be really green!

magicdarts said...

Wow I had no idea that Hybrid technology was already available for buses- very interesting read!

Vania Moreira said...

Hi Paul! You see, we have many alternative ways of being, thinking and living green! The Planet Earth thanks us!!! ;o)

fazrul arhan said...

Love the hybrid looks,its awesome!!
I believe this is overall pictures of the future. Simplified and less complex.:)

Vania Moreira said...

Yes Fazrul! Today I have read an article from newspaper about electric cars as well! They are awesome too and no polluters! Yes, simplified, less complex and no more CO2 thrown into the atmosphere!