Round-up of all the latest green gadgets and innovation to hit the market
F1 designer unveils urban concept car
A new electric car concept called Motiv.e,
developed by Yamaha and Gordon Murray
Design, has been unveiled at the Tokyo
Motor Show this week.
The compact two-seater is designed to
meet the growing demand for smaller, more
ef?cient cars. Inspired by Yamaha’s
experience in building motorbikes, the new
car is intended to become the next
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generation of personal mobility.
Yamaha Motor Company chose Gordon
Murray Design to cooperate in the design
and development of the Motiv.e , using the
?rm’s revolutionary iStream manufacturing
technology. Both with Formula One
backgrounds, the pair made use of
composite technology developed for
motorsport to deliver a lightweight, safe EV.
New Glazing Options from Saint-Gobain
Glass (SGG) will allow UK homeowners to
purchase window glass speci?cally designed
to create the perfect living environment for
The new window Glazing Options, which
are available through most PLANITHERM
window installers, offer many additional
bene?ts to the energy-saving potential
already provided by modern double
glazing, from added warmth during the
winter through to UV protection, extra
security and increased acoustic comfort.
What’s more, homeowners can achieve
enhanced energy ef?ciencies, warmth
and comfort through a number of the
options, including a triple glazing choice.
The bene?ts have been made possible
through a number of unique glazing
coatings which are applied to the window
glass during the manufacturing process.
There are six Glazing Options available –
Standard, Comfort, Energy, Security,
Platinum and Ultimate – each offering a
step-up in bene?ts and meaning
homeowners can choose the perfect
solution for their property and lifestyle.