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Drive Your Wind Turbine To Work with the Aiolos Concept from Kyoung Soo Na

Drive Your Wind Turbine To Work with the Aiolos Concept from Kyoung Soo Na

The Aiolos Concept from designer Kyoung Soo Na is a proposed solution to the air pollution of South Korea. In the Aiolos, you can drive to work in a wind turbine, which generates more energy the faster

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AAA to Deploy Trucks that Can Charge Stranded Electric Vehicles

AAA to Deploy Trucks that Can Charge Stranded Electric Vehicles

America's largest motorist group, AAA, is doing their part to decrease range anxiety related to electric vehicles (EV) by deploying mobile EV charging units for drivers stranded without any juice. The

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New Ford Fusion’s MPG Rating Could Make It a Match for the Toyota Prius

New Ford Fusion’s MPG Rating Could Make It a Match for the Toyota Prius

Ford has some exciting new vehicles in the works, including a new Ford Fusion Hybrid that will reportedly get as much as 48 mpg, which could rival the Toyota Prius. The latest Ford Inside News report also

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GM Opens Chevy Volt Orders To All 50 States

GM Opens Chevy Volt Orders To All 50 States

The Chevy Volt is finally available for order in all 50 states. This Friday, General Motors started taking orders for the plug-in EV across the U.S., lowering its base price by $1,000 and adding 4 options

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Audi Unveils eTron Spyder Plug-in Hybrid Concept at Le Mans

Audi Unveils eTron Spyder Plug-in Hybrid Concept at Le Mans

Audi used the 79th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans to demonstrate its newest green creation, the eTron Spyder diesel plug-in hybrid concept. This innovative car is powered by 3 sources: 2 electric

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TEST DRIVE: Inhabitat Takes the Tesla Roadster for a Spin in Silicon Valley

TEST DRIVE: Inhabitat Takes the Tesla Roadster for a Spin in Silicon Valley

The day was hot and the car was very, very fast. Electric cars have all of their power available to you at all times, so if you want to, say, take the car from 0-40 in two seconds, your lungs will simply

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Volvo Rolls Out C30 Electric Hatchback in Europe

Volvo Rolls Out C30 Electric Hatchback in Europe

The Volvo C30, a cute and functional modern hatchback, is now being created in electric form for European customers. Volvo has just announced that the first deliveries of the green vehicle will begin at

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GM CEO Calls for $1 Gas Tax Increase in the United States

GM CEO Calls for $1 Gas Tax Increase in the United States

We can hardly believe our ears! In an interview with Detroit News, General Motors CEO Dan Akerson called for a $1 tax increase on gasoline to help car manufacturers sell more fuel efficient vehicles. The

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Citroen Survolt Leads Sexy New Breed of Superfast EVs

Citroen Survolt Leads Sexy New Breed of Superfast EVs

Recently the Michelin Challenge Bibendum introduced us to a whole new breed of electric cars, but there is one we can't get out of our heads: the Citroen Survolt. This electric supercar leads the way for

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Y-town Recycles Old Refrigerator Into Dog House for Adopted Pup!

Y-town Recycles Old Refrigerator Into Dog House for Adopted Pup!

A lucky stray dog in China recently received the royal treatment with an expansive doghouse made from a recycled refrigerator! Designed by studio Y-town, the sectioned doghouse is made from an old

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INHABITAT INTERVIEW: John Viera of Ford Motor Company

INHABITAT INTERVIEW: John Viera of Ford Motor Company

John Viera has made a name for himself as a pioneer for the green movement within the automotive industry. As Ford Motor Company's Director of Sustainable Business Strategies, he has been building a new

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GM Reveals It Charges Volts with Solar Panels Before They Head to Dealerships

GM Reveals It Charges Volts with Solar Panels Before They Head to Dealerships

It seems like the 2011 North American Car of the Year just gets better all the time. GM just installed a carport with 10 charging stations to juice up their plug-in hybrid electric Chevy Volts before they

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US Government Set to Buy 116 New Plug in Vehicles, Getting a Discount on the Volt

US Government Set to Buy 116 New Plug in Vehicles, Getting a Discount on the Volt

As part of President Obama's mandate that all new government vehicles use clean energy by 2015, the US government has decided to purchase 116 new plug-in -- some hybrid, some not -- electric vehicles.

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Hyundai Announces It Will Offer Plug-in Hybrid in 2013

Hyundai Announces It Will Offer Plug-in Hybrid in 2013

Joining the ranks of automakers a little late to the hybrid party, Hyundai just announced plans to offer a plug-in hybrid by 2013. An unnamed company official told Reuters this weekend that Hyundai

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Salesforce and Toyota Will Develop Toyota Friend, a Social Network for Toyota Customers

Salesforce and Toyota Will Develop Toyota Friend, a Social Network for Toyota Customers

The auto industry continues to strengthen its ties with Silicon Valley: Toyota and cloud computing company Salesforce have just teamed up to develop Toyota Friend, a private social network to connect

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Energy Secretary Chu Announces 1,800+ EV Charging Stations Have Been Installed Due to Recovery Act

Energy Secretary Chu Announces 1,800+ EV Charging Stations Have Been Installed Due to Recovery Act

U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced last Friday that more than 1,800 electric vehicle charging stations have now been installed due to the Recovery Act. Four hundred million dollars was allocated

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AMP to Electrify Icelandic Auto Market with Mercedes-Benz EV SUVs

AMP to Electrify Icelandic Auto Market with Mercedes-Benz EV SUVs

Iceland is the perfect place for electrified SUVs, or at least that's the idea behind a new contract between AMP and Iceland's Northern Lights Energy. The company, known for turning mainstream vehicles

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Aerodynamic Seven Electric Car Achieves Super Efficient 207.5 MPGe

Aerodynamic Seven Electric Car Achieves Super Efficient 207.5 MPGe

After falling short in last summer’s Progressive Automotive X-Prize competition, the Illuminati team’s vehicle, “Seven,” has recently proven itself, hitting 207.5 miles per gallon equivalent at a

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First Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid Test Drives To Take Place at Berlin Challenge Bibendum

First Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid Test Drives To Take Place at Berlin Challenge Bibendum

The first official test drives of the Volvo V60 plug-in hybrid will take place next week during the Michelin Challenge Bibendum, a symposium on sustainable transportation for the future that this year is

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Toyota To Make Plug-in Capability Standard on All 2014 Prius Models

Toyota To Make Plug-in Capability Standard on All 2014 Prius Models

According to The Nikkei, Toyota plans to make plug-in capabilities standard on all of its fourth-gen Prius hybrid models debuting in 2014. This is even bigger news than it sounds, since Toyota recently

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Jaguar Confirms Plans To Build Fastest Jaguar Ever: Hybrid C-X75 Supercar

Jaguar Confirms Plans To Build Fastest Jaguar Ever: Hybrid C-X75 Supercar

It's official: Jaguar confirmed today that it will team up with Williams F1 to build a hybrid supercar successor to its XJ220 model, a follow-through on the stunning concept car that debuted at the Paris

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INHABITAT INTERVIEW: Ed Mazria from Architecture 2030

INHABITAT INTERVIEW: Ed Mazria from Architecture 2030

In 2006, Ed Mazria and his New Mexico-based non-profit organization, Architecture 2030, released the 2030 Challenge to get the building industry to turn completely carbon neutral by the year 2030. As

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BMW CEO Announces ActiveE, Then Bashes Electric Vehicles

BMW CEO Announces ActiveE, Then Bashes Electric Vehicles

In advance of the New York International Auto Show, BMW CEO Jim O’Donnell announced to the Detroit News that the company will be releasing 1,100 of it’s newest electric vehicle, the ActiveE. That's

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Ultra-Efficient Alerion Race Car Gets 2,564.8 MPG at Shell Eco-Marathon

Ultra-Efficient Alerion Race Car Gets 2,564.8 MPG at Shell Eco-Marathon

A team of students at Université Laval just won first place for the third time in the Shell Eco-marathon in Houston with their svelte hypermiling supercar, which gets an incredible fuel efficiency of

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Buick Introduces Envision Plug-in Hybrid SUV Concept in Shanghai

Buick Introduces Envision Plug-in Hybrid SUV Concept in Shanghai

General Motors offered up an elegant new concept at the Shanghai Motor Show, the Buick Envision Plug-in Hybrid SUV. This scissor-door beauty is equipped with a solar roof and lithium battery to provide

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New Hybrid Land Rover Will Hits Streets In 2013

New Hybrid Land Rover Will Hits Streets In 2013

Land Rovers are famously known as un-environmentally friendly vehicles, but they are great at going off-road and protecting their occupants from collisions. Taking their safety street cred to the green

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Philadelphia’s Stylish ‘Thin Flats’ Is First Duplex to Receive LEED Homes Platinum

Philadelphia’s Stylish ‘Thin Flats’ Is First Duplex to Receive LEED Homes Platinum

The development had to pack a pretty big punch to achieve its LEED Platinum rating. The design starts with an efficient shell made from low-impact framing materials and filled with closed-cell expanding

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SFO’s Gorgeous New Terminal 2 Aims to Be First LEED Gold Airport Terminal in U.S.

SFO’s Gorgeous New Terminal 2 Aims to Be First LEED Gold Airport Terminal in U.S.

San Francisco Airport has revealed its renovated Terminal 2, which aims to be the first LEED Gold-certified airport terminal in the U.S. Featuring 90 percent recycled building materials from the original

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Telematics: Microsoft and Toyota Announce Partnership on Electric Car Management Systems

Telematics: Microsoft and Toyota Announce Partnership on Electric Car Management Systems

Toyota Motor Corporation and Microsoft have announced that they will partner to bring telematics (a.k.a. the integrated use of telecommunications and informatics) to the smart grid via Microsoft's Azure

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Microsoft Launches Database to Help EV Drivers Find the Cheapest Charging Stations

Microsoft Launches Database to Help EV Drivers Find the Cheapest Charging Stations

Microsoft just launched a national database of plug-in vehicle charging rate plans that makes it a snap to find the best electricity prices to charge your plug-in vehicle. The database is called the

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