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European Trains Could Soon Become Hybrids Thanks to Regenerative Braking System

European Trains Could Soon Become Hybrids Thanks to Regenerative Braking System

Image: High-speed commuter train via Shutterstock In Europe, approximately half of the continent's trains are electric. However, a new regenerative braking system developed by Tognum daughter MTU could

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California Vets Accelerated Renewable Energy Generation and Conservation Plan

California Vets Accelerated Renewable Energy Generation and Conservation Plan

Learning from BrightSource Solar's experience with the desert tortoise, stakeholders are vetting a plan to squeeze as much renewable energy out of the California Desert as possible without jeopardizing

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Audi’s E-Fuel is a Carbon Neutral Way to Power Cars That Acts Like Gasoline

Audi’s E-Fuel is a Carbon Neutral Way to Power Cars That Acts Like Gasoline

Do you feel a twinge of guilt every time you fill your tank with dirty gasoline? What if you could power your car with a carbon neutral fossil fuel substitute? Introducing Audi's new e-fuel, an energy

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Inhabitat’s Top Transportation Stories of 2012 – Vote for Your Favorite!

Inhabitat’s Top Transportation Stories of 2012 – Vote for Your Favorite!

From a real life Star Wars-inspired hover bike to near-indestructible airless bicycle tires, 2012 gave way to some incredible innovations in green transportation. Environmentally-friendly alternatives

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Boeing’s SUGAR Volt Hybrid Plane Has Foldable Wings for a Greater Lift

Boeing’s SUGAR Volt Hybrid Plane Has Foldable Wings for a Greater Lift

When NASA asked Boeing to predict what they believe would be the future of airplane design, they had one simple answer: electric. Called the Subsonic Ultra Green Aircraft Research (SUGAR) Volt flight,

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Dykstra Proposes Putting Modern Automatic Sails On Large Container Vessels

Dykstra Proposes Putting Modern Automatic Sails On Large Container Vessels

For several years now, many naval firms have proposed bringing back sails on modern ships in order to reduce fuel consumption and lower greenhouse gas emissions. Ideas have ranged from utilizing solar

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General Motors Teases the 2014 Cadillac ELR Extended-Range EV Ahead of Its Detroit Auto Show Debut

General Motors Teases the 2014 Cadillac ELR Extended-Range EV Ahead of Its Detroit Auto Show Debut

If you're a fan of the Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid, but have wanted a bit more style, General Motors might have something for you. Next month GM is going to unveil the 2014 Cadillac ELR extended-range

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Ford Hybrids C-Max and Fusion Fail to Meet Fuel Economy Standards

Ford Hybrids C-Max and Fusion Fail to Meet Fuel Economy Standards

If you drive a Ford C-Max or a Ford Fusion Hybrid, you might want to double check the fuel economy of your car. Two of Ford's hybrids, the C-Max and the Fusion, fell short of fuel economy targets when

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15 Great Green Gifts for the Gadget Geek in Your Life

15 Great Green Gifts for the Gadget Geek in Your Life

There was a time when only the rich could afford the latest cool eco gadgets - but now there are so many to choose from it's hard to know what's good and what's not. That's why we've put together a sound

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2013 Ford C-MAX Hybrid Named Official Car For 2013 International CES

2013 Ford C-MAX Hybrid Named Official Car For 2013 International CES

The all-new 2013 Ford C-MAX hybrid and C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid models are off to a great start. November was the first full month that both C-MAX hybrids were available and combined they outsold their

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Ford Simulates 10 Years of Battery Use in Just 10 Months with the Key Life Test

Ford Simulates 10 Years of Battery Use in Just 10 Months with the Key Life Test

As more electric and hybrid vehicles enter the market, there is a growing concern from consumers about the reliability of the batteries that power them. Ford has unveiled a new lab test, the Key Life

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Nissan Announces Plans to Introduce 15 Hybrid Models by 2016 and Move Battery Production to Tennessee

Nissan Announces Plans to Introduce 15 Hybrid Models by 2016 and Move Battery Production to Tennessee

Nissan has announced plans to add 15 new hybrid models to its lineup by 2016 and to launch the United States’ largest lithium-ion automotive battery plant in Smyrna, Tennessee. Although Nissan only

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TEST DRIVE: Inhabitat Drives the 2013 Chevy Volt in Los Angeles

TEST DRIVE: Inhabitat Drives the 2013 Chevy Volt in Los Angeles

In Beverly Hills, California, luxury cars like BMWs and Mercedes-Benz are the norm - so it was surprising to get so many oohs and ahhs when we rolled up in the 2013 Chevy Volt! Yes, California is also the

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Ford Teams Up With BASF to Cut Emissions From Ford Fusion Production

Ford Teams Up With BASF to Cut Emissions From Ford Fusion Production

Ford is focusing on making its new lineup of vehicles greener than ever before - the automaker has already revealed that the 2013 Fusion's interior is made of recycled bottles and cotton, and now Ford has

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The ELF: A Half-Bike, Half-Car Solar and Pedal-Powered Urban Vehicle by Organic Transit

The ELF: A Half-Bike, Half-Car Solar and Pedal-Powered Urban Vehicle by Organic Transit

If you have ever wished that your bicycle had a little more cargo space, but you didn’t want to give up all of the benefits that come with it, the ELF may just be the answer. Part bicycle and part car,

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HotTug: A Floating Hot Tub and an Electric Motorboat All-in-One!

HotTug: A Floating Hot Tub and an Electric Motorboat All-in-One!

The four-meter-long boat is made from wood reinforced with fiberglass. The stove is made from stainless steel and equipped with a double-layer stack, and it can heat the water up to 38 degrees Celsius

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Fuel-Efficient Aeroscraft Airship Prototype Nearing Completion

Fuel-Efficient Aeroscraft Airship Prototype Nearing Completion

Aeros has been developing airships for the last 25 years in the hopes of building fuel-efficient transport. Aeroscraft is neither a blimp nor a hybrid airship -- it's a Rigid Variable Buoyancy Air Vehicle

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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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2013 Ford Fusion Named Green Car of the Year at the 2012 LA Auto Show

2013 Ford Fusion Named Green Car of the Year at the 2012 LA Auto Show

The all-new 2013 Ford Fusion has been named Green Car Journal's 2013 Green Car of the Year at the 2012 LA Auto Show. The Ford Fusion emerged on top of a field of finalist, which included the 2013 Dodge

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2014 Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid Rated at 115 MPGe and Starts at $39,780

2014 Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid Rated at 115 MPGe and Starts at $39,780

Honda has released fuel economy ratings and pricing for the all-new 2014 Honda Accord Plug-in hybrid, which is slated to arrive in January. The EPA has rated the Accord Plug-in hybrid at 115 MPGe, which

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Researchers Develop Technique for 3D-Printing Cartilage Implants

Researchers Develop Technique for 3D-Printing Cartilage Implants

Researchers from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C. have developed a technique for 3D printing cartilage implants that could be used in the future to repair damaged cartilage in humans. The new

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Scientists Create New Solar Energy Technology That Creates Steam From Icy Cold Water

Scientists Create New Solar Energy Technology That Creates Steam From Icy Cold Water

Solar technology is beginning to heat up, thanks to researchers at Rice’s Laboratory for Nanophotonics (LANP). Scientists have developed a method of solar thermal heating that generates steam at the

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BMW Set to Unveil Electric i3 Coupe Concept at the Los Angeles Auto Show

BMW Set to Unveil Electric i3 Coupe Concept at the Los Angeles Auto Show

The first model from BMW's new i electric range, the BMW i3 is slated to arrive in 2013, and it will be followed by the i8 electric supercar in 2014. BMW has big plans for its new i division and it's set

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TEST DRIVE: 2013 Ford C-MAX Hybrid is the Perfect Green Family Car

TEST DRIVE: 2013 Ford C-MAX Hybrid is the Perfect Green Family Car

From the start Ford has aimed for the 2013 Ford C-MAX to appeal to the Toyota Prius v market, but even though Ford feels that it has the perfect competitor for the Prius, hybrid buyers could say

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Catholic University of America Gets a Brand New Green Roof in Washington

Catholic University of America Gets a Brand New Green Roof in Washington

The 1,488 square-foot green roof on Aquinas Hall is an effort that University president John Garvey calls “a living example of environmental stewardship.” The installation will be adjacent to the

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General Motors Aims to Have 500,000 Electric Vehicles on the Road by 2017

General Motors Aims to Have 500,000 Electric Vehicles on the Road by 2017

General Motors is working hard to boost the number of hybrid and electric models in its lineup. According to Mary Barra, GM's senior vice president of Global Product Development, General Motors expects to

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Volvo Boosts Production of the V60 Diesel Plug-in Hybrid as It Sells Out in Europe

Volvo Boosts Production of the V60 Diesel Plug-in Hybrid as It Sells Out in Europe

Although Volvo just released the 2013 Volvo V60 diesel plug-in hybrid in Europe, it's already sold out. Volvo only planned to produce 1,000 units of the model, which is also the world's first diesel

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General Motors Repurposes Expired Chevy Volt Batteries to Power Homes

General Motors Repurposes Expired Chevy Volt Batteries to Power Homes

As more and more electric and hybrid cars are sold, there is a growing concern about what to do with the batteries that power these vehicles once they reach their expiration date. General Motors and ABB

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Toyota Recalls 2.77 Million Vehicles Worldwide for Water Pump, Steering Wheel Defects

Toyota Recalls 2.77 Million Vehicles Worldwide for Water Pump, Steering Wheel Defects

Toyota has announced the recall of 2.77 million vehicles worldwide, which includes the recall of 670,000 Prius models in the U.S. Toyota's latest recall will fix a possible water pump problem and steering

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