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118 MPGe 2013 Honda Fit EV Awarded Highest EPA Fuel-Efficiency Rating

118 MPGe 2013 Honda Fit EV Awarded Highest EPA Fuel-Efficiency Rating

The 2013 Honda Fit EV has just been given the EPA's highest fuel-efficiency rating ever - 118 MPGe! The Honda Fit EV's 20-kWh lithium-ion battery gives the electric Fit a range of 82 miles, which means

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Honda Civic Tourer breaks world record for fuel efficiency with 83 mpg across 24 countries

Honda Civic Tourer breaks world record for fuel efficiency with 83 mpg across 24 countries

Honda’s Civic Tourer just made it into the Guinness Book of World Records for lowest fuel usage in a month-long trek across 24 adjoining European nations, coming in at an average of 83 mpg for its

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Researchers develop energy-generating car tires

Researchers develop energy-generating car tires

We've been hearing murmurs about energy-harvesting tires for sometime now; Goodyear are among those working on finding a way to harness the friction of tire on tar to provide additional energy for

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Samsung designs “see-through” trucks to make the roads safer

Samsung designs “see-through” trucks to make the roads safer

Most of us have been there at one time or another; stuck behind a truck on a narrow two lane road with the choice between cruising impatiently at the back or taking a potentially hideous risk of blindly

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This next-gen SuperTruck is twice as efficient as today’s semis

This next-gen SuperTruck is twice as efficient as today’s semis

Big rigs are big polluters, but they are also a big help. Big rigs bring most of the supplies to most of the nation. There are places where trains and airplanes can’t reach and it’s up to the big rigs

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Green Car Reports: Audi channels Tesla with the R8 e-tron, all about the Volt powertrain and how nuclear waste could be used to power your car

Green Car Reports: Audi channels Tesla with the R8 e-tron, all about the Volt powertrain and how nuclear waste could be used to power your car

What defines a "green car" can be the source of much discussion among environmentalists, advocates, and actual buyers. But the site Green Car Reports, also owned by our parent company Internet Brands,

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1,300 MPG Student-Designed Ultra-Light Car Runs on a Tiny Lawnmower Engine

1,300 MPG Student-Designed Ultra-Light Car Runs on a Tiny Lawnmower Engine

Students at Brigham Young University in Utah have designed a car that can travel the distance from Utah to Michigan on a single gallon of fuel. The fish-shaped car—which weighs less than 100 pounds and

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Why Does Gas Get Cheaper in Winter?

Why Does Gas Get Cheaper in Winter?

Have you ever noticed that U.S. gas prices are cheaper on average in wintertime than summertime? Have you got a pet theory as to why that might be? It turns out it's not a case of market forces trying

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NASA Tests New Shape-Shifting Flaps to Make Airplanes Greener

NASA Tests New Shape-Shifting Flaps to Make Airplanes Greener

Air travel produces roughly 5 percent of all carbon dioxide emissions, edging us closer to an era of runaway climate change. As part of an ongoing effort to develop greener planes and reduce the aviation

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INHABITAT INTERVIEW: Award-Winning Architect Guy Ailion

INHABITAT INTERVIEW: Award-Winning Architect Guy Ailion

Inhabitat: Guy, one of the first of your many projects we came across was the sketch proposal submitted to the Design Indaba 10x10, a Silvio Rech collaborative effort. Can you describe the Chesterfield

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NASA Plans to Make Oxygen on Mars and Water on the Moon

NASA Plans to Make Oxygen on Mars and Water on the Moon

Just as a trunk full of luggage affects your gas mileage on a road trip, the amount of supplies on a spacecraft determines how far and efficiently a spacecraft can travel. In order to reduce the payload

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Aeromobil: Sleek Slovakian Flying Car Takes its First Flight (Video)

Aeromobil: Sleek Slovakian Flying Car Takes its First Flight (Video)

It might not be the world’s first flying car, but it's certainly the world’s prettiest airborne automobile. The Aeromobil Version 2.5 “road-able aircraft” is the second car we’ve seen take to

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INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Chats with J Mays, VP of Global Design and Chief Creative Officer at Ford Motor Company

INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Chats with J Mays, VP of Global Design and Chief Creative Officer at Ford Motor Company

Automotive designer J Mays has become well-known as the design director of Ford Motor Company. Born in rural Oklahoma, Mays started working at his family's auto parts store at an early age with

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Average New Car Fuel Economy Rises to Record 24.9 MPG

Average New Car Fuel Economy Rises to Record 24.9 MPG

The Obama Administration's aggressive fuel economy standards appear to be paying off. A multi-year study from the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute finds that the average

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Obama’s Climate Change Action Plan Targets Dirty Coal Power Plants; No Decision on Keystone XL

Obama’s Climate Change Action Plan Targets Dirty Coal Power Plants; No Decision on Keystone XL

Image via Shutterstock In a speech today President Obama unveiled the United States' new Climate Change Action Plan, which calls for a three-pronged approach to cut pollution, build resilience, and

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Obama to Appoint Anthony R. Foxx, the Mayor of Charlotte, the Next Transportation Secretary

Obama to Appoint Anthony R. Foxx, the Mayor of Charlotte, the Next Transportation Secretary

Five months after re-election, President Obama is finally filling out his second term cabinet appointments. White House officials say that the president is planning to nominate Anthony R. Foxx, the mayor

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Deadly Air Pollution Makes Playing Outside a Nightmare For Children in China

Deadly Air Pollution Makes Playing Outside a Nightmare For Children in China

Photo via Shutterstock It's been a bad year for air quality in China. Rampant industrial pollution has caused cities like Beijing and Shanghai to be shrouded in a cloud of toxic emissions, and now

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New Vehicle Fuel Efficiency Reached an All-Time High in March 2013

New Vehicle Fuel Efficiency Reached an All-Time High in March 2013

Ever since 2007, the people at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute have tracked the fuel economy of cars purchased in the US. On Wednesday, the team released the numbers for March

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China Sets Forth a 3-Year, $16-Billion Plan to Fight Extreme Pollution in Beijing

China Sets Forth a 3-Year, $16-Billion Plan to Fight Extreme Pollution in Beijing

The air quality in Beijing has been hovering above the “very unhealthy” and “hazardous” levels since the beginning of this year and there has been mounting frustration with the government in China

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Obama Calls for Climate Action After Winning 2012 Presidential Election – Here’s What’s Next for the Environment

Obama Calls for Climate Action After Winning 2012 Presidential Election – Here’s What’s Next for the Environment

President Obama photo from Shutterstock President Obama won the 2012 US election last night, and in a powerful victory speech he called for climate action to address a nation that is "threatened by the

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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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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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Air Travel is Going to the Birds – Airbus Announces Fuel-Efficient Flight Formations

Air Travel is Going to the Birds – Airbus Announces Fuel-Efficient Flight Formations

Sometimes nature just does it better. Aircraft manufacturer Airbus recently released their vision for the future sustainable aviation, and part of that vision includes flying jets in the same formation as

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Obama Administration Finalizes 54.5 MPG Fuel Efficiency Standards for 2025

Obama Administration Finalizes 54.5 MPG Fuel Efficiency Standards for 2025

Photo from Shutterstock Today the Obama Administration finalized new standards that will increase fuel economy for cars and light-duty trucks to the equivalent of 54.5 mpg. The newest standards will

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Honda Delivers the First 2013 Fit EV to a Couple in California

Honda Delivers the First 2013 Fit EV to a Couple in California

The 2013 Fit EV is now officially available in California and Oregon. Honda has delivered the first 2013 Honda Fit EV to a customer in Southern California. Ventura County, California, residents, Matt and

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Inhabitat’s Top Picks from the 2012 NY Auto Show

Inhabitat’s Top Picks from the 2012 NY Auto Show

Nissan NV 200 Taxi of Tomorrow Selected by the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) to serve as the exclusive taxi of New York City beginning in late 2013, the Nissan NV200 has several

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Nissan Announces New Leaf Upgrades Launching in Late 2012

Nissan Announces New Leaf Upgrades Launching in Late 2012

Nissan is on track to double sales of the Leaf for 2012 and with this success, the company has announced plans to launch an upgraded version of the electric vehicle at the end of the year. Available

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First Ford Focus Electric Vehicles Roll Off Production Lines in Michigan

First Ford Focus Electric Vehicles Roll Off Production Lines in Michigan

Ford Motor Company just officially started production on its new Ford Focus Electric 2012 model in its Wayne, Michigan assembly plant. The Ford Focus Electric is the first EV of its kind to receive a 100

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TEST DRIVE: Inhabitat Takes the New Honda Civic Hybrid for a Fall Color Tour

TEST DRIVE: Inhabitat Takes the New Honda Civic Hybrid for a Fall Color Tour

We were happy to discover that not only does the Civic Hybrid get good mileage at high and low speeds, but that it's possible to beat the EPA estimated 44 miles per gallon fuel mileage rating without even

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