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750 Robotic Car-Sharing Stations Will Dispense Electric Vehicles Like Candy in China

750 Robotic Car-Sharing Stations Will Dispense Electric Vehicles Like Candy in China

In 2013, Inhabitat repeatedly reported on China's horrific air quality issues - in some cases, entire industrial areas were shut down for days because of life-threatening smog. Much of China's air

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Lightning Electric Motorcycle Beats All Gas-Powered Motorcycles at Pikes Peak Race

Lightning Electric Motorcycle Beats All Gas-Powered Motorcycles at Pikes Peak Race

The Pikes Peak Hill Climb in Colorado is one of the most challenging race courses in the U.S. with its 156 turns and extreme elevation changes from 4,720 feet up to 14,110 feet. This year marked the

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California Bill Introduced to Lower Sales Tax on Plug-in Electric Vehicles

California Bill Introduced to Lower Sales Tax on Plug-in Electric Vehicles

Many of us would love to own a shiny new car, especially if that vehicle were at the forefront of cutting-edge technology. Electric vehicles seem like an enlightened way to get around without having to

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Phinergy’s Recyclable Aluminum-Air Battery Could Power Electric Vehicles for Thousands of Miles

Phinergy’s Recyclable Aluminum-Air Battery Could Power Electric Vehicles for Thousands of Miles

Range anxiety is a much-discussed concern among drivers—and potential drivers—of electric vehicles, and in attempt to thwart it, automakers are trying to install more EV charging stations, offering

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Harvard Engineering Team Working On Biogas-Powered Laptop

Harvard Engineering Team Working On Biogas-Powered Laptop

Biogas is rapidly becoming a popular source of renewable energy, and now a team at Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences is investigating a method to use methane in laptop fuel cells and

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University of Delaware’s Electric Vehicles Give Power Back to the Grid

University of Delaware’s Electric Vehicles Give Power Back to the Grid

Electric vehicles are pretty green in their own right. After all, the cars create zero carbon emissions. But imagine a vehicle that not only runs on electricity, but actually gives power back to the grid.

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ChargeCar Aims to Create Crowdsourced Electric Vehicles

ChargeCar Aims to Create Crowdsourced Electric Vehicles

A person who drives 60 miles to work every day has different needs than someone who drives across town. So instead of designing electric cars to match the performance of petroleum-powered vehicles,

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Mythbusters Prove Electric Vehicles Outperform Gas!

Mythbusters Prove Electric Vehicles Outperform Gas!

We are big fans of the TV show Mythbusters, so when we found out about their tests pitting gas vehicles against electric vehicles in 5 extreme tests, we couldn't help but take notice. The myth: gas

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MIT’s New Liquid Flow Batteries Could Make Refueling EVs as Fast as Pumping Gas

MIT’s New Liquid Flow Batteries Could Make Refueling EVs as Fast as Pumping Gas

A team of researchers at MIT set out to “reinvent the rechargeable battery” and succeeded by creating a liquid-flow battery, suitable for electric vehicles that can be recharged as quickly as

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Protean Demonstrates That Its Electric Motors Can Drive an F150 From the Wheels

Protean Demonstrates That Its Electric Motors Can Drive an F150 From the Wheels

Protean Electric came to the 2011 SAE World Congress ready to prove that its in-wheel electric motors could power more than a mini city car. They brought an F150 kitted out with Protean's motors and

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Climate Bill Effort Shelved by Senate Democrats

Climate Bill Effort Shelved by Senate Democrats

We now report that politics have yet again become a road block on the path to a forward-thinking energy policy. Senator Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) announced last week -- with John Kerry by his

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1st LEED PARKING GARAGE: Santa Monica Civic Center

1st LEED PARKING GARAGE: Santa Monica Civic Center

Eye-catching aesthetics and implementation of a bevy of green building practices have brought a new oxymoron into consideration in the form of the Santa Monica Civic Center parking structure. This

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No Polar Vortex Can Stop Yvon Martel’s Hard Core MTT-136 Electric Sled

No Polar Vortex Can Stop Yvon Martel’s Hard Core MTT-136 Electric Sled

Brammo's high-performance electric motorcycle demonstrates that eco-friendly vehicles can be cool, and now we've got even more proof. The MTT-136 is a rugged 280 lb machine wrapped in aluminium that

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29,000 Tesla Model S Chargers Recalled Due to Fire Hazard

29,000 Tesla Model S Chargers Recalled Due to Fire Hazard

Tesla Motors just announced a recall of 29,000 NEMA 14-50 charging adapters for its Model S car, citing concerns that the adapters could overheat while plugged in - affected chargers could melt or even

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The Arrow: What Happens When an Electric Motorcycle and a Fighter Jet Have a Love Child

The Arrow: What Happens When an Electric Motorcycle and a Fighter Jet Have a Love Child

The Arrow by car designer Charles Bombardier demonstrates what would happen if an electric motorcycle and a fighter jet had a love child. Underneath the Arrow's retractable canopy, driver and passenger

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E-NV200 Zero Emissions Van Will be Nissan’s Second EV When it Arrives in 2014

E-NV200 Zero Emissions Van Will be Nissan’s Second EV When it Arrives in 2014

Small delivery vans spend countless hours delivering packages all over city centers - however they also deliver harmful emissions into the atmosphere. Well, Nissan is set to offer an alternative when the

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Mission Motorcycles Rolls Out Super Fast R and RS Electric Super Bikes

Mission Motorcycles Rolls Out Super Fast R and RS Electric Super Bikes

Mission Motorcycles just announced that it is rolling out its latest all-electric superbikes - the Mission R and Mission RS. Both motorcycles are now available on reserve at select dealerships, and each

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Chevy Volt Owners Drive Over 100 Million Electric Miles in Two Years

Chevy Volt Owners Drive Over 100 Million Electric Miles in Two Years

General Motors has announced that Chevy Volt owners have collectively driven more then 100 million all-electric miles since the Volt went on sale two years ago. GM estimates that the average Chevy Volt

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HydroICE Solar-Powered Combustion Engine Could Cut Solar Costs By 75%

HydroICE Solar-Powered Combustion Engine Could Cut Solar Costs By 75%

While the idea of a solar powered car is attractive, the physical manifestation usually fails in both aesthetics and performance. Most of the solar-powered vehicles we've featured in the past are either

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New Study Reveals that Environmental Impact of Electric Cars Depends on Location

New Study Reveals that Environmental Impact of Electric Cars Depends on Location

Although nothing comes out the tailpipe, electric vehicles do produce carbon emissions and other pollutants; the amount of emissions all depends on the power source from which they are charged. A new

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New Study Says That Hybrid Drivers Are 25% Less Likely to Be Injured in a Crash

New Study Says That Hybrid Drivers Are 25% Less Likely to Be Injured in a Crash

A new study by the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) shows that hybrids cause 25% fewer injuries in crashes than their internal combustion engine counterparts. Traditionally, drivers have had to

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Edison2 eVLC Car Achieves Amazing 245 MPGe Rating from the EPA!

Edison2 eVLC Car Achieves Amazing 245 MPGe Rating from the EPA!

Last year, a team driving a gas-powered Edison2 VLC (Very Light Car) won the X Prize Mainstream Class, after which the company hinted that a similar car with “other power sources” could cure

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VIDEO: Inhabitat Test Drives the Chevy Volt!

VIDEO: Inhabitat Test Drives the Chevy Volt!

When Chevrolet offered me a chance to test drive their brand new electric car, the Chevy Volt, several months ago I jumped at the chance. After all, I have been following the growing momentum of

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The Sofa-Bike: The Perfect Green Transport For Couch Potatoes

The Sofa-Bike: The Perfect Green Transport For Couch Potatoes

There's nothing harder than getting off the sofa to go do exercise, but designer Jacek Holubowicz has solved that problem with the sofa-bike. By combining a two person sofa with a tandem bicycle,

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New Lithium-Ion Batteries Could Significantly Extend the Range of Electric Cars

New Lithium-Ion Batteries Could Significantly Extend the Range of Electric Cars

Range anxiety is one of the biggest hurdles facing electric cars today. For electric vehicles to truly become mainstream, batteries will have to provide a longer range and become much cheaper.

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Top 7 Sexiest Green Cars From the 2011 Detroit Auto Show!

Top 7 Sexiest Green Cars From the 2011 Detroit Auto Show!

Porsche 918 RSR Hybrid Race Car Porsche kicked off the Detroit Auto Show with a bang as they unveiled the pulse-pounding 918 RSR, a brand new powerhouse hybrid racer. The smoothly sculpted 767 horsepower

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Chevy Volt Crowned 2011 Green Car of the Year at LA Auto Show!

Chevy Volt Crowned 2011 Green Car of the Year at LA Auto Show!

We've covered the Chevy Volt extensively over the past few years, and we are now excited to announce that the EV has just claimed the title of Green Car of the Year at this year's Los Angeles Auto Show!

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San Francisco Will Launch Electric Vehicle Taxi Program

San Francisco Will Launch Electric Vehicle Taxi Program

Better Place, the leading electric vehicle services provider, has announced a plan to bring a switchable battery, electric taxi program to the cities of San Francisco and San Jose. An endeavor

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5,000 EV Charging Stations Announced for SF Bay Area

5,000 EV Charging Stations Announced for SF Bay Area

Bay Area peeps, get ready for some electric vehicle charging stations! The region is about to receive $5 million from the Department of Energy to install 50 fast-charging EV stations along highways, 2,000

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Poo-Powered VW Bug Hits British Streets

Poo-Powered VW Bug Hits British Streets

POO POWER! GENeco, a waste treatment company in Bristol, UK set out to prove that bio-gas could be a reliable alternative transportation fuel, so they imported special equipment to help process their

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