Biodisel Cars

There’s little doubt that electric cars are here to stay and that for some areas of the world, such as China, they could make a significant impact.

Some of these cars have good ranges and very good top speeds, but they’re expensive and tend to be going for the sports car market. Others look plainly silly. In the middle are simple, plain looking saloons such as the Miles XS500 (shown above), coming into production soon from China. Miles Electric Vehicles is an American company.

List of cars that can use biodiesel.

This list is not exhaustive but will give you a good indication of which vehicles can use biodiesel;

Audi  cars All TDI models since 1996.
BMW  cars Model 525 tds/1997 onwards,
3 + 5 series diesel since 2001.

Case-IH Tractors All models since 1971.
Caterpillar MMT, Industrial, marine All engines except
some Perkins.
Claas Combines, Tractors Warranties exist
Faryman Diesel Engines Warranties exist
Fiatagri Tractors For new models
Ford AG Tractors For new models
Holder Tractors Warranties exist
Iseki Tractors Series 3000 and 5000
Iveco Truck Cursor since 2000
John Deere Combines, tractors Warranties since 1987
KHD Tractors Warranties exist
Kubota Tractors Series OC, Super Mini, 05,03
Lamborghini Tractors Series 1000
MAN Truck Engine numbers 8953591
to 8953001
Mercedes-Benz cars, lorries, buses Series C and E 220, C200 and C220, a.o. Series BR300, 400, Unimog 1988 a.o.
Nissan car Type Primera since 2001.
PSA  car All Hdi up to 30% biodiesel Blend*,
Tractors Since 1990

Seat  cars All TDI since 1996

Skoda  cars All TDI since 1996

Steyr tractors & boats since 1988
Series M16, TCAM and M14 TCAM
Valmet Tractors Since 1991.
Volkswagen  cars All TDI series since 1996, new Sdi series (EURO-3).
Volvo Personal cars Series S80-D, S70-TDI,

Eco Village

Housing and regeneration architect HTA has revealed details of its design for the country’s first eco-village. Hanham Hall, on the outskirts of Bristol, will provide 200 homes, all of which will meet with the requested level six of the Code for Sustainable Homes.

Project Overview

188 units (62 affordable and 126 private/for sale, including some senior citizen sheltered housing and First Time Buyer homes. Density of scheme: 53 dwellings/ha - size of site: 6.6ha. Landscaping of site to include the provision of two new large parks.

More - Information

The project will also provide: community facilities, a sustainable living centre, farm shop, restaurant, crèche, café, offices. The scheme will start on site in late 2008 with an estimated two year construction period. The homes are 100% better in energy performance than the current building regulations standard.