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Is it real? Redditor claims to show first glimpse of futuristic Hyperloop test track

Is it real? Redditor claims to show first glimpse of futuristic Hyperloop test track

One bold Reddit user claims to have captured a photo of a high-speed Hyperloop test track being built outside of Los Angeles at SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California. The post, which originally

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Tesla pre-order customers can now customize their Model X SUV for just $132,000

Tesla pre-order customers can now customize their Model X SUV for just $132,000

Tesla’s looooong-awaited Model X crossover SUV has been a source of great excitement among auto buffs for several years now. The fastest selling car in Tesla’s history reached that distinction way

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Check out leaked photos of Toyota’s all-new 2016 Prius

Check out leaked photos of Toyota’s all-new 2016 Prius

Toyota is going to officially reveal the all-new fourth-generation 2016 Toyota Prius next week at an event in Las Vegas, but thanks to an early leak we now have our first peek at the new Prius. Heavily

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This all-electric personal submarine can dive up to 400 feet

This all-electric personal submarine can dive up to 400 feet

The two-person Deepflight Dragon is only 16.4 feet long and 6.2 feet wide and has been designed for easy launching and piloting. Onboard Dive Manager software monitors the critical functions of the sub

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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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Tesla drivers make a recordbreaking 452.8 mile road trip on a single charge

Tesla drivers make a recordbreaking 452.8 mile road trip on a single charge

Since the advent of electric cars, range anxiety has plagued drivers, limiting their road trips based on the number of miles one could conceivable travel on a single charger. Although Tesla is rapidly

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This hybrid human-electric trike can travel up to 100 miles on a single charge

This hybrid human-electric trike can travel up to 100 miles on a single charge

A new hybrid trike called the GinzVelo aims to radically change the way people travel within cities. The cycle’s inventor Peter Ginzburg calls it a “human-electric hybrid vehicle” or HEH vehicle

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Sweet ECOmbo camper offers 95-square-feet of exhilarating solar-powered adventure

Sweet ECOmbo camper offers 95-square-feet of exhilarating solar-powered adventure

Are you itching to leave city life behind for an off-grid adventure? The solar-powered ECOmbo camper trailer lets you tackle that trail less traveled—without roughing it. The cozy and comfortable New

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Audi e-tron quattro concept previews the fully electric Q6 e-tron SUV

Audi e-tron quattro concept previews the fully electric Q6 e-tron SUV

The Tesla Model X electric SUV is finally going to arrive this fall, but it may not be too long until other automakers release their own fully electric SUVs. Audi has already announced plans to introduce

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The streets of Paris will go car-free for one day in September

The streets of Paris will go car-free for one day in September

France is declaring itself the leader of sustainable transportation, by banning all cars on the streets of Paris for one entire day. On September 27th, “A Day Without Cars” will make the French

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The 10 best electric vehicles

The 10 best electric vehicles

Longest Range electric vehicle Tesla Model S: One of the biggest reasons why car buyers shudder at the thought of owning an electric vehicle is, range anxiety. Today the average fully electric car only

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Olafur Eliasson’s ship-inspired circle bridge opens in Copenhagen

Olafur Eliasson’s ship-inspired circle bridge opens in Copenhagen

Danish foundation Nordea-fonden commissioned the construction of the pedestrian bridge meat to span Copenhagen's Christianshavn canal. The final design is around 40 meters long (131 feet) and can be

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Foster + Partners and Nissan are developing the electric vehicle charging station of the future

Foster + Partners and Nissan are developing the electric vehicle charging station of the future

One of our favorite architecture firms, Foster + Partners, just announced an exciting new project with our of our favorite green car makers, Nissan. The two companies will partner to develop and design

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5 Spectacular car-free camping trips around the San Francisco Bay Area

5 Spectacular car-free camping trips around the San Francisco Bay Area

5 Spectacular Places to Hike and Camp (on Public Transportation) in the Bay Area/near San Francisco Summer in the city can get claustrophobic no matter where you live. Have you been lurking on

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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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World’s largest hydrogen station in the works for San Francisco

World’s largest hydrogen station in the works for San Francisco

The world's largest hydrogen fueling station could soon become San Francisco's biggest landmark. A feasibility study is currently being done on the station by U.S. Department of Transportation's Maritime

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This electric car battery could charge in just five minutes

This electric car battery could charge in just five minutes

An Israeli startup is setting its sights on creating a battery for electric cars that charges in just five minutes. If they meet their goal, the battery would be able to power the car for hundreds of

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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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Microwave-powered rockets could be a game changer for space travel

Microwave-powered rockets could be a game changer for space travel

Escape Dynamics, a space start-up in Colorado, recently tested a prototype of their new rocket engine - but instead of launching a rocket powered with rocket fuel, they beamed power at it from a microwave

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The Immortus electric sports car can drive all day using just the power of the sun

The Immortus electric sports car can drive all day using just the power of the sun

Even with a driving range of 400 miles, there will be a time when you'll have to plug in the Tesla Roadster, but could there be a new electric sports car on the market soon that will never need to be

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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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Egyptian Teenager Creates Next-Generation Quantum Space Propulsion System

Egyptian Teenager Creates Next-Generation Quantum Space Propulsion System

An Egyptain teenager has patented a next-generation propulsion system that could send spacecraft to other solar systems—without using a single drop of fuel. While it is not quite warp-drive technology,

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Zaha Hadid Architects win Danjiang Bridge competition in Taiwan

Zaha Hadid Architects win Danjiang Bridge competition in Taiwan

Zaha Hadid Architects won the Danjiang Bridge International Competition in Taiwan, which called for designing a bridge over the mouth of the Tamsui River that flows through Taipei. The cable-stayed

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James Corner Field Operations unveil plans for new Underline rail park in Miami

James Corner Field Operations unveil plans for new Underline rail park in Miami

JCFO beat out 19 other firms in a competition to master plan the Underline earlier this year. The landscape architects are working together with the nonprofit group Friends of The Underline and the

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INFOGRAPHIC: 30 unique modes of transport from around the world

INFOGRAPHIC: 30 unique modes of transport from around the world

Buses, trains, cars, and bicycles may be ubiquitous worldwide, but they only represent a small fraction of the many modes of transport available. Fly to Dubai compiled a fun infographic to explore 30

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8 buses converted into gorgeous mobile homes perfect for adventure

8 buses converted into gorgeous mobile homes perfect for adventure

Renovated wood-lined school bus by architecture grad Hank Butitta Most architecture students submit a written thesis for their final project, but not University of Minnesota grad Hank Butitta. The

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Is Tesla planning to compete with Uber using their own self-driving cars?

Is Tesla planning to compete with Uber using their own self-driving cars?

A Tesla earnings call this week has started rumours that Elon Musk is planning a foray into the world of ride-sharing using the company's new self-driving cars. A few weeks ago, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick

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The WalkCar is a zippy electric vehicle that fits in a backpack

The WalkCar is a zippy electric vehicle that fits in a backpack

Anyone that has ever tried to park a car in a crowded city like San Francisco or New York City knows how much of a headache it can be with the packed streets and overpriced parking garages. Well a company

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The world’s fastest charging electric bus powers up in 10 seconds flat

The world’s fastest charging electric bus powers up in 10 seconds flat

The world's fastest-charging electric bus, which takes as little as 10 seconds to completely recharge, is now in service in the coastal city of Ningbo, China. The bus, manufactured in Ningbo by China

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Yerka’s “unstealable bike” to hit the pavement next spring

Yerka’s “unstealable bike” to hit the pavement next spring

Here on Inhabitat, we get to share with our readers a whole lot of really cool designs that you can’t actually buy, and we know it frustrates the heck out of you—because you tell us so. Good news!

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