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Nine Stories gorgeous Elsie cabinets up cycle automotive metal from junk yards

Nine Stories gorgeous Elsie cabinets up cycle automotive metal from junk yards

Nine Stories Furniture Company’s new upcycled Elsie cabinets made their debut at the Architectural Digest’s MADE pavilion last week. The series of casegoods transform sheet metal from old cars found

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LIVE WEBCAST: Join Inhabitat for the ‘Big Ideas in Small Spaces’ Webcast and Talk to Leading Architects & Automotive Designers

LIVE WEBCAST: Join Inhabitat for the ‘Big Ideas in Small Spaces’ Webcast and Talk to Leading Architects & Automotive Designers

Ford Motor Company and the Chicago Architecture Foundation have joined forces to bring you yet another amazing live webcast, following up on their successful Design with a Conscience discussion seen here

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Henrik Fisker Teams Up With Hong Kong Billionaire Richard Li to Save Fisker Automotive

Henrik Fisker Teams Up With Hong Kong Billionaire Richard Li to Save Fisker Automotive

Although Fisker Automotive hasn't produced a car since July, a few parties have stepped up to save the fledgling automaker. Reports say that Fisker co-founder Henrik Fisker has teamed up with a group of

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US Department of Energy Seizes $21 Million from Fisker Automotive

US Department of Energy Seizes $21 Million from Fisker Automotive

In this economy, it isn't just students and homeowners who are having trouble paying back their loans. In a statement on Monday, the US Department of Energy said that it had seized $21 million from

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GreenTech Automotive and JAC Motors Partner Up to Build a US-Made Electric Sedan

GreenTech Automotive and JAC Motors Partner Up to Build a US-Made Electric Sedan

GreenTech Automotive, manufacturer of the electric MyCar, and Chinese automaker JAC Motors have announced a new partnership that will include the development of a five-passenger electric sedan. The new

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Hear What Leading Automotive Designers and Architects Had to Say at Our ‘Design with a Conscience’ Webcast!

Hear What Leading Automotive Designers and Architects Had to Say at Our ‘Design with a Conscience’ Webcast!

Hey Inhabitat readers! In case you missed it, we just wrapped up our broadcast of the Design with a Conscience conference in San Francisco, CA! We teamed up with Ford Motor Company and the American

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LIVE WEBCAST: Participate in ‘Design with a Conscience’ Webcast and Talk to Leading California Architects & Automotive Design Experts

LIVE WEBCAST: Participate in ‘Design with a Conscience’ Webcast and Talk to Leading California Architects & Automotive Design Experts

Interested in the intersection of car and building design? Wondering what happens when architects and automotive designers get together to talk about design innovation? Here's your chance to learn more

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Rumor Has it Fisker Automotive May File for Bankruptcy

Rumor Has it Fisker Automotive May File for Bankruptcy

Several news organizations are reporting that the U.S. government-backed electric vehicle company Fisker Automotive is seeking counsel from a law firm that specializes in bankruptcy proceedings. The

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Fisker Automotive Founder Henrik Fisker Resigns Over ‘Major Disagreements’ with Business Strategy

Fisker Automotive Founder Henrik Fisker Resigns Over ‘Major Disagreements’ with Business Strategy

Here's a bit of surprising news: Fisker Automotive's founding partner and executive chairman Henrik Fisker has resigned. Fisker Automotive has confirmed his resignation, but with very little details as to

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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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Fisker Automotive Sets Two World Records for EV Charging in the Netherlands

Fisker Automotive Sets Two World Records for EV Charging in the Netherlands

Fisker Automotive's Karma EV just set two new world records at a recent event at the Floriade Horticultural World Expo in Venlo, Netherlands. Fisker now holds the the world record for the highest number

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Fisker Automotive Teams Up With Leonardo DiCaprio to Promote Global Sustainability

Fisker Automotive Teams Up With Leonardo DiCaprio to Promote Global Sustainability

Fisker Automotive and actor Leonardo DiCaprio just announced that they will work together to promote global sustainability. Both Fisker and DiCaprio are deeply committed to the cause - Leonardo is an

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Movement to Ban Copper in Automotive Brake Pads Gains Traction

Movement to Ban Copper in Automotive Brake Pads Gains Traction

Automotive brake pads contain harmful copper shavings that are released whenever a driver hits the brakes, which is harmful to the environment as the copper ends up washing into streams and rivers.

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World Solar Challenge Automotive Race Kicks Off in Australia!

World Solar Challenge Automotive Race Kicks Off in Australia!

37 teams from all over the world are making a go at this year’s World Solar Challenge, by traversing continental Australia in a solar vehicle. Teams need to cross 3,000 km of desert, from Darwin to

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VIDEO: Inhabitat Interviews Henrik Fisker, Founder of Fisker Automotive and Designer of the Karma

VIDEO: Inhabitat Interviews Henrik Fisker, Founder of Fisker Automotive and Designer of the Karma

Car designer and entrepreneur Henrik Fisker made his name in the car industry designing the highest of the high-end luxury cars for BMW and Aston Martin. After making waves in the auto industry with

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BMW i3 Electric Car To Revolutionize Automotive Engineering & Manufacturing

BMW i3 Electric Car To Revolutionize Automotive Engineering & Manufacturing

You wouldn't know it from the way BMW badmouths electric vehicles, but the company is hard at work producing several EVs. One of those, the i3 (formerly called the "Megacity Vehicle"), is expected to come

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15 Ultra-Efficient Vehicles Left in the Automotive X Prize Competition

15 Ultra-Efficient Vehicles Left in the Automotive X Prize Competition

During the knockout stage, competing vehicles had to pass a series of technical inspections and on-track safety tests. Vehicles not only had to complete emissions, efficiency, and range events, but they

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Bright Automotive Unveils 100 MPG Commercial Truck

Bright Automotive Unveils 100 MPG Commercial Truck

Plenty of companies are working on plug-in hybrid (PHEV) sports cars and sedans, but Bright Automotive's new IDEA vehicle, unveiled this morning, is the first 100 MPG PHEV truck aimed at commercial and

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Modumetal’s revolutionary technology grows super-tough metal like a tree

Modumetal’s revolutionary technology grows super-tough metal like a tree

The processes used to extract and utilize metals are typically highly energy intensive, with ores extracted through mines using smelting, or with recycled scraped melted down to be recast. But one Seattle

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The Tesla Model S P85D just broke Consumer Reports’ scoring system by earning more points than they give

The Tesla Model S P85D just broke Consumer Reports’ scoring system by earning more points than they give

The Tesla Model S P85D hit the market last December and Consumer Reports did what they do best; they evaluated the heck out of it. The electric luxury car performed so well in nearly every test that is

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Former Apple engineers launch line of cleverly built and packaged sustainable furniture

Former Apple engineers launch line of cleverly built and packaged sustainable furniture

Former Apple execs Brad Sewell and Raul Molina just launched Campaign - a brand-new sustainable furniture line designed and manufactured in the Bay Area.

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INTERVIEW: Architect David Hertz on how to build with old planes

INTERVIEW: Architect David Hertz on how to build with old planes

Inhabitat: When did it first occur to you to use an old airplane to create parts of the house? David: I have been interested in what we Take, Make and Waste, from our society's waste streams for almost 3

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6 Monstrous Sculptures Made From Recycled Vehicles

6 Monstrous Sculptures Made From Recycled Vehicles

Wing Wah's Incredible Metal Transformers Robots A work by Chinese artist Wing Wah, these huge, incredible robots are built from all sorts of scrap metal coming from the automotive industry. Inspired by

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The all-new 2016 Toyota Prius will debut on September 8

The all-new 2016 Toyota Prius will debut on September 8

It’s hard to believe that the current Toyota Prius has been on the market for almost seven years, but an all-new Prius is just around the corner. Toyota has confirmed that the next-generation Toyota

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Aston Martin confirms their 800 horsepower Tesla Model S rival will hit the road in 2 years

Aston Martin confirms their 800 horsepower Tesla Model S rival will hit the road in 2 years

While several automakers have confirmed plans to introduce new electric vehicles that will rival the Tesla Model S's 200+ mile driving range, no one has attempted to be as powerful - until now. Aston

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Did the Guardian just prove Apple is working on a self-driving electric car?

Did the Guardian just prove Apple is working on a self-driving electric car?

Apple has been hush-hush about its rumored electric car project, but company execs may not be able to keep quiet much longer. The Guardian reports that documents obtained through a public record request

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Abandoned parking garage transformed into a glowing office in San Francisco

Abandoned parking garage transformed into a glowing office in San Francisco

This repurposed old garage in San Francisco looks like it's been renovated by Spiderman! The new LED-lit facade of the concrete building is wrapped in a CNC fabricated web-like metal screen that draws

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Apple grows its electric car team but still won’t admit the project is real

Apple grows its electric car team but still won’t admit the project is real

The world has new evidence to support the theories that Apple is working on a secret electric car project. Recently, the iPhone maker has brought in several auto industry experts who are just the sort of

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Iceculture’s Incredible 15,000 Pound Ice Truck is Totally Roadworthy

Iceculture’s Incredible 15,000 Pound Ice Truck is Totally Roadworthy

The ice truck started off its journey in Texas where the frame originated. In the lone star state Bronson Automotive stripped the cab and body before lowering the engine bay's height and width. The truck

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Mysterious Faraday Future is poaching Tesla employees to build its own electric car

Mysterious Faraday Future is poaching Tesla employees to build its own electric car

Tesla may be given a run for its money soon by a mysterious new up-and-comer located right in its neighborhood. Little is known about Faraday Future, which is reported to launch in 2017 and is stationed

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