Authors: Clay Dillow
Green cars require green roadways, and to that end Finland is planning the world's first "green highway," an 81-mile stretch of pavement dotted with electric charge stations and pumps pouring locally made biofuel that will hopefully stimulate the adoption of next-gen auto technologies. The project goes beyond the highway itself to include local economies along the route. The plan calls for increased local ethanol production from waste and other resources found along the way, as well as clean electricity to power both the cars and infrastructure along the way. The plan also is toying with the idea of installing geothermal heat pumps, providing information to cars on their emission levels, and installing smart lighting systems along the way that adjust illumination levels depending on the weather and other factors....
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