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Barcelona’s Transfodesign Turns Junked Cars Into Intriguing Works Of Art

Barcelona’s Transfodesign Turns Junked Cars Into Intriguing Works Of Art

The Trashcars event took place at the center for creation Fabra i Coats in Barcelona and was part of the BCN Design Festival. An international array of designers and architects participated in the

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Lexus Unveils Luscious Blue LF-LC Hybrid in Australia

Lexus Unveils Luscious Blue LF-LC Hybrid in Australia

Following its debut at the Detroit Auto Show earlier this year, Lexus has unveiled an updated version of its Lexus LF-LC hybrid concept. The biggest change to the design is the new Opal Blue exterior

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2013 Scion iQ Commuter EV to be Offered in the U.S. Through Car-Sharing Programs

2013 Scion iQ Commuter EV to be Offered in the U.S. Through Car-Sharing Programs

Although Toyota changed its production plans for the small iQ electric vehicle, the Japanese automaker has announced that the iQ EV will be offered in the U.S. under the Scion brand. Rather than selling

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2013 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid is America’s Most Fuel-Efficient Luxury Car

2013 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid is America’s Most Fuel-Efficient Luxury Car

When the all-new 2013 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid arrives later this fall, it not only arrives with a new bolder exterior, but will also be more fuel-efficient. The EPA has just certified the 2013 MKZ with a 45

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Society of Automotive Engineers Approves New Chargers That Will Recharge EVs in Minutes

Society of Automotive Engineers Approves New Chargers That Will Recharge EVs in Minutes

The days of waiting hours to recharge your electric vehicle may soon be behind you. The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)—an international body which sets technical standards in the industry—has

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2013 Ford C-MAX Energi is the Most Fuel-Efficient Plug-in Hybrid in the U.S.

2013 Ford C-MAX Energi is the Most Fuel-Efficient Plug-in Hybrid in the U.S.

Ford's all-new 2013 C-MAX Plug-in hybrid was just rated as most fuel-efficient plug-in hybrid available in the U.S. thanks to its 108 MPGe city rating and 100 MPGe combined rating. With today's record gas

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Terrestrial is a Modular Car Concept that Rethinks the Lifecycle of a Vehicle

Terrestrial is a Modular Car Concept that Rethinks the Lifecycle of a Vehicle

Cars are extremely wasteful; they use up valuable raw materials and produce tons of waste, and worst of all, they're only about 85% recyclable. But what if a car could be completely rebuilt after each

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2013 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive Will Be the Most Affordable EV in the U.S.

2013 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive Will Be the Most Affordable EV in the U.S.

When the 2013 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive arrives in showrooms next spring it will be the most affordable electric vehicle available in the U.S. Smart USA has just announced that the ForTwo Electric Drive

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Audi Unveils Next-Gen Crosslane Hybrid Coupe Concept at the 2012 Paris Motor Show

Audi Unveils Next-Gen Crosslane Hybrid Coupe Concept at the 2012 Paris Motor Show

Audi recently unveiled its brand new Crosslane Hybrid Coupe concept at the 2012 Paris Motor Show. The Crosslane concept is the first vehicle to feature the automaker's new dual-mode hybrid system, and it

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Mercedes-Benz Unveils HOT All-Electric SLS AMG Coupe at the 2012 Paris Motor Show

Mercedes-Benz Unveils HOT All-Electric SLS AMG Coupe at the 2012 Paris Motor Show

Mercedes-Benz just unveiled its second electric car, the 2014 SLS AMG Coupe Electric Drive at the 2012 Paris Motor Show! The 2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupe Electric Drive sets a new standard for

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Ecotricity’s Nemesis Supercar Breaks UK Land Speed Record for Electric Vehicles at 151 MPH!

Ecotricity’s Nemesis Supercar Breaks UK Land Speed Record for Electric Vehicles at 151 MPH!

Who said battery-powered cars had to be boring? The “Nemesis”, a modified Lotus Exige, just broke the UK speed record for electric vehicles this morning! Engineered by renewable energy company

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Porsche Unveils Panamera Sport Turismo Plug-in Hybrid Concept at the 2012 Paris Motor Show

Porsche Unveils Panamera Sport Turismo Plug-in Hybrid Concept at the 2012 Paris Motor Show

Porsche just gave the world a glimpse of the sports car of tomorrow as it unveiled its new Panamera Sport Turismo Plug-in Hybrid concept at the 2012 Paris Motor Show. The next-gen vehicle is powered by a

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TEST DRIVE: Inhabitat Takes Ford’s Stylish 2013 Fusion Hybrid For a Spin

TEST DRIVE: Inhabitat Takes Ford’s Stylish 2013 Fusion Hybrid For a Spin

The all-new Fusion adopts many of the design cues from the Evos concept that Ford unveiled last year at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Its exterior has a more European look, and everyone loves drawing

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California Governor Jerry Brown Signs Bill Legalizing Self-Driving Cars

California Governor Jerry Brown Signs Bill Legalizing Self-Driving Cars

California Governor Jerry Brown just signed a new bill that allows autonomous cars on the state's roads. Bill SB1298 was originally drafted by Democrat Senator Alex Padilla to help establish safety

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INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Speaks with Revenge of the Electric Car’s Director Chris Paine

INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Speaks with Revenge of the Electric Car’s Director Chris Paine

The first film, Who Killed the Electric Car?, seemed to place blame squarely on the shoulders of GM for rounding up and crushing its first electric production car, the EV1. But then, almost a decade

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Top Eight Innovative Green Cars Debuting at Next Week’s 2012 Paris Motor Show

Top Eight Innovative Green Cars Debuting at Next Week’s 2012 Paris Motor Show

Lexus LF-CC Concept The Lexus LF-CC concept previews the next-generation Lexus IS and a new hybrid powertrain that will eventually be offered in the Lexus lineup. The LF-CC concept takes the design of

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Toyota Cancels Productions Plans for the Electric iQ Minicar

Toyota Cancels Productions Plans for the Electric iQ Minicar

Toyota just unveiled its brand new 2013 iQ EV minicar while simultaneously announcing that it will drop its initial production plans for the tiny electric vehicle. Toyota decided to nix its widespread

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ebuggy e-Mobility Concept Gives Electric Cars the Power to Travel Any Distance

ebuggy e-Mobility Concept Gives Electric Cars the Power to Travel Any Distance

Today's electric cars are at a disadvantage due to the lack of infrastructure to charge them, but ebuggy has just unveiled a new solution. The ebuggy e-Mobility Concept is a new trailer-based range

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2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid Rated as America’s Most Fuel-Efficient Midsize Sedan

2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid Rated as America’s Most Fuel-Efficient Midsize Sedan

This fall Ford is releasing an all-new 2013 Ford Fusion - and the vehicle was just rated by the EPA as the most fuel-efficient midsize sedan in America with fuel economy scores of 47 mpg city, 47 mpg

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Lexus Unveils Compact LF-CC Hybrid Coupe Concept in Advance of Paris Auto Show

Lexus Unveils Compact LF-CC Hybrid Coupe Concept in Advance of Paris Auto Show

Lexus just unveiled the first images of its LF-CC Hybrid Coupe Concept, which will debut with the automaker's next-generation hybrid powertrain at the 2012 Paris Motor Show this month. Lexus' newest

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Smart Forstars Electric Concept Car is a Movie Projector on Wheels

Smart Forstars Electric Concept Car is a Movie Projector on Wheels

Smart is giving the world a taste of the future with its Smart Forstars concept - an electric car with a movie projector mounted on the front! Set to debut later this month at the 2012 Paris Motor Show,

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Nemesis Electric Car Gears Up to Attempt UK Land Speed Record

Nemesis Electric Car Gears Up to Attempt UK Land Speed Record

The Nemesis is the UK´s first electric super car - and it's currently gearing up to break the UK´s electric car land speed record! The brainchild of Ecotricity founder Dale Vince, the Nemesis is powered

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BMW Unveils Compact Active Tourer Plug-In Hybrid Concept

BMW Unveils Compact Active Tourer Plug-In Hybrid Concept

BMW has unveiled the BMW Concept Active Tourer plug-in hybrid, which is a preview of BMW's upcoming compact MPV with its new eDrive hybrid system. According to BMW, the Concept Active Tourer is geared

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216 MPH Electric KillaJoule Motorcycle Shatters World Land Speed Record!

216 MPH Electric KillaJoule Motorcycle Shatters World Land Speed Record!

A graduate student from the University of Denver just shattered a world speed record by hitting an astounding 216 MPH on her home-built “KillaJoule” electric motorcycle during the BUB

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Peugeot Teases Onyx Hybrid Sports Car Ahead of Paris Motor Show Debut

Peugeot Teases Onyx Hybrid Sports Car Ahead of Paris Motor Show Debut

The future of supercars looks greener than ever before, as Peugeot has just released the first teaser photos of its Onyx hybrid sports car concept that will debut later this month at the 2012 Paris Motor

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Nissan’s New Hydrogen Fuel Cell-Powered Terra SUV Takes Green Transportation Off-Road

Nissan’s New Hydrogen Fuel Cell-Powered Terra SUV Takes Green Transportation Off-Road

Nissan just unveiled its new Terra Concept - a fuel cell-powered SUV that will have its world debut at the 2012 Paris Motor Show on September 27th. The Terra SUV concept is described as a zero emissions,

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General Motors Joins IKEA and Wal-Mart among Top Solar Power Users in U.S.

General Motors Joins IKEA and Wal-Mart among Top Solar Power Users in U.S.

The Solar Energy Industries Association has just named General Motors as the #1 automotive user of solar power in the United States. It also ranks No. 13 of the top 20 solar-powered companies in the

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Gaza’s First Electric Vehicle Built from Recycled Materials For $1,000

Gaza’s First Electric Vehicle Built from Recycled Materials For $1,000

A 32-year-old taxi driver has created Gaza's first electric vehicle in the face of a major fuel crisis. Munther al-Qassas decided that investing in an electric taxi would be cheaper and less time

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POD Point Launches Electric Vehicle Charging Network Across the UK

POD Point Launches Electric Vehicle Charging Network Across the UK

Inhabitat has long followed the progress of the electric car - from the spectacular Tesla Roadster to the more utilitarian Nissan Leaf  (although the Leaf has its moments!), with various others in

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Lobster-Inspired GasPod Airfoils Could Give Cars a Fuel Efficiency Boost

Lobster-Inspired GasPod Airfoils Could Give Cars a Fuel Efficiency Boost

Bob Evans, an industrial designer and master RF mold maker has designed these unique GasPod airfoils to help drivers make their cars more aerodynamic, and thereby more fuel efficient. Reportedly inspired

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