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Japan Tests Driverless Trucks, Report Shows 15% Less Fuel Consumption

Japan Tests Driverless Trucks, Report Shows 15% Less Fuel Consumption

With companies like Google and Audi already testing driverless vehicle systems, self-driving cars could hit the road in a matter of years. Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development

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Ultralight Carbon Fiber Blackbraid Bicycle Weighs Less Than 11 Pounds!

Ultralight Carbon Fiber Blackbraid Bicycle Weighs Less Than 11 Pounds!

The race to create the world's lightest bike is hot and heavy in the cycling world - and PG Bikes and Munich Composites just shot towards the front of the pack with their ultralight Blackbraid Bicycle.

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Land Rover Gives the Classic Defender an Electric Motor for the Geneva Auto Show

Land Rover Gives the Classic Defender an Electric Motor for the Geneva Auto Show

The Land Rover Defender is a classic vehicle that is known all over the world for its off-road capabilities — and Land Rover just announced that it is hard at work on an electric-hybrid powertrain for

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McLaren’s P1 Hybrid Supercar Will Blow You Away – Starting With Its $1.31 Million Price Tag

McLaren’s P1 Hybrid Supercar Will Blow You Away – Starting With Its $1.31 Million Price Tag

McLaren Automotive just released the performance specs for its P1 hybrid supercar, which is set to debut next week at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. With 903 horsepower on tap from its hybrid powertrain, the

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Forze Unveils Next-Gen Forze VI Hydrogen-Powered Race Car

Forze Unveils Next-Gen Forze VI Hydrogen-Powered Race Car

Forze just unveiled its new Forze VI race car, which is a follow up to the world's first hydrogen-powered race car. The Forze VI is the result of five years of development and it represents a significant

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The MOVEO is a Lightweight Electric Scooter that Folds Up For Easy Storage

The MOVEO is a Lightweight Electric Scooter that Folds Up For Easy Storage

Electric scooters are great for urban travel, but what happens if you have very limited storage space? The folks at Antro, a Hungarian nonprofit devoted to developing green transportation methods,

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Awesome Stealth ‘Clarity Bike’ Has a Transparent Trivex Frame

Awesome Stealth ‘Clarity Bike’ Has a Transparent Trivex Frame

There are safety advantages to decking out your bike like a shining beacon when sharing lanes with petroleum-powered traffic, but the Clarity Bike explores the opposite end of the spectrum. This

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Rinspeed’s microMAX Electric Vehicle Combines Personal and Public Transportation

Rinspeed’s microMAX Electric Vehicle Combines Personal and Public Transportation

Rinspeed just unveiled its new microMAX electric vehicle ahead of its debut next month at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. The unique commuter vehicle concept merges personal and public transportation in a

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Pirate Ninja Bike is Fast, Light and Folds to Half its Size in Just 10 Seconds

Pirate Ninja Bike is Fast, Light and Folds to Half its Size in Just 10 Seconds

Pirates are known as the booty-seeking swashbucklers of the high seas. Ninjas are the stealthy warriors, lurking in the shadows until the time is right. Traits of both these larger-than-life characters

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Tesla Motors Releases Data Logs to Contradict Damning NY Times Model S Test Drive

Tesla Motors Releases Data Logs to Contradict Damning NY Times Model S Test Drive

Tesla Motors has released data logs that contradict claims made in a scathing New York Times test drive of the Model S electric sedan. In his review, Times writer John M. Broder claimed that the car ran

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How Practical is Green Motoring Where You Live?

How Practical is Green Motoring Where You Live?

Given that the average mileage of an alternative energy vehicle is around 60 miles, are electric vehicles a reasonable choice for the average person? This infographic by Sixt draws attention to some of

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Wind-Powered Car Travels 3,000 Miles Across Australia for $15 Worth of Electricity

Wind-Powered Car Travels 3,000 Miles Across Australia for $15 Worth of Electricity

A lightweight carbon-fiber car that runs on lithium-ion batteries and a portable wind turbine has just traveled 3,000 miles across Australia—and it used only $15 worth of electricity. The car, dubbed

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Top Gear Bravely Tests World’s Smallest Car on England’s Hectic A3 Highway

Top Gear Bravely Tests World’s Smallest Car on England’s Hectic A3 Highway

Jeremy Clarkson takes the world's smallest car for a terrifying test drive on England's busy A3 highway in this hilarious Top Gear episode. Built with a four wheel, all-terrain drive train, the P45 comes

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Kia Cross GT Hybrid Concept Debuts at the Chicago Auto Show

Kia Cross GT Hybrid Concept Debuts at the Chicago Auto Show

Kia just unveiled its new hybrid Kia Cross GT concept at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show. Kia says that the overall design of the vehicle draws inspiration from the original GT concept and combines it with a

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Nissan to Triple the Number of Electric Vehicle Fast-Chargers in the U.S.

Nissan to Triple the Number of Electric Vehicle Fast-Chargers in the U.S.

Nissan has announced plans to triple the number of electric vehicle fast chargers in the U.S. with the addition of at least 500 quick-charging stations in the next 18 months. Nissan hopes that the

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Econtainer Recycled Shipping Container Bridge to Provide Gateway to Tel-Aviv’s Ariel Sharon National Park

Econtainer Recycled Shipping Container Bridge to Provide Gateway to Tel-Aviv’s Ariel Sharon National Park

The architects were inspired by the Ariel Sharon National Park itself, which is turning an old urban rubbish dump into a flourishing green space. The reuse of shipping containers makes perfect sense, as

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Peugeot Announces Plans to Release a Hybrid Car That Runs on Compressed Air by 2016

Peugeot Announces Plans to Release a Hybrid Car That Runs on Compressed Air by 2016

Peugeot just announced plans to introduce a new hybrid car that does away with lithium-ion batteries entirely and instead uses compressed air to provide zero-emissions driving. The new compressed air car

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Copenhagen is on Track to Achieve Carbon Neutrality by 2025

Copenhagen is on Track to Achieve Carbon Neutrality by 2025

Image of Copenhagen, Shutterstock Lord Mayor Frank Jensen of Copenhagen recently announced that the city is on track for 2025 carbon neutrality. If measures implemented to reach this important

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Toyota and BMW Join Forces to Create Next-Generation Car Batteries That Run on Thin Air

Toyota and BMW Join Forces to Create Next-Generation Car Batteries That Run on Thin Air

Toyota Motor Corp and BMW AG are joining forces to develop next-generation car batteries that are expected to be more powerful than the lithium-ion batteries used in most electric vehicles. The new

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Electric Zerotracer Motorbike Goes Around the World in 80 Days for Just $400!

Electric Zerotracer Motorbike Goes Around the World in 80 Days for Just $400!

The second of two prototypes, the Zerotracer was on display at the Swiss pavilion in Abu Dhabi last week. It runs on lithium polymer batteries that can be charged up to 2,000 times in just two hours when

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Solar Ship Receives Grant to Build Emissions-Free Airship to Deliver Supplies to Disaster Areas

Solar Ship Receives Grant to Build Emissions-Free Airship to Deliver Supplies to Disaster Areas

In 2011 we wrote about Solar Ship, a helium zero-emissions cargo plane that is capable of delivering much-needed goods to people in remote areas where vehicles simply cannot reach. Today, Solar Ship is

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NAIAS 2013: Chinese Automaker Guangzhou Shows Off Three Green Electric and Hybrid Models in Detroit

NAIAS 2013: Chinese Automaker Guangzhou Shows Off Three Green Electric and Hybrid Models in Detroit

We love the idea of bi-directional house-vehicle charging, which seems to be an increasingly popular concept among automakers who realize the potential advantages of using a vehicle as a house or

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Bicimetro Eco Bahn: Elevated Bike Tunnels Let Cyclists Soar Above Congested City Traffic

Bicimetro Eco Bahn: Elevated Bike Tunnels Let Cyclists Soar Above Congested City Traffic

Dominican designer Richard Moreta Castillo has proposed an innovative solution for cyclists stuck in congested cities packed with cars - a 10 kilometer elevated bike path that lets bike riders soar

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NAIAS 2013: Acura Confirms Details for Luxury RLX Hybrid

NAIAS 2013: Acura Confirms Details for Luxury RLX Hybrid

The base Acura RLX will run you $48,000, the Tech package $54,000, and the Advanced $60,000. Acura plan to offer test-drives at dealerships in advance of the vehicle's release, so if you're interested in

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NAIAS 2013: Acura Brings Its Awesome NSX Concept Sports Hybrid Back to Detroit

NAIAS 2013: Acura Brings Its Awesome NSX Concept Sports Hybrid Back to Detroit

The NSX Concept packs a new direct-injected 3.5-liter V-6 engine and 40-horsepower motor, plus two more 27-horsepower motors at the front wheels for extra push. Honda is still saying that their

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NAIAS 2013: Tesla Brings Gullwing Model X to the Detroit Auto Show

NAIAS 2013: Tesla Brings Gullwing Model X to the Detroit Auto Show

In true Tesla fashion, this Model X is an updated design prototype, which means there is still a long road ahead before we see a beta version or anything approaching a production car. Ever since

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NAIAS 2013: We Check Out Nissan’s New Quick-Charging 2013 Leaf EV

NAIAS 2013: We Check Out Nissan’s New Quick-Charging 2013 Leaf EV

The new Nissan LEAF has improved efficiency given better aerodynamics. It is rated at 107 horsepower and 187 lb-ft of torque, and it is expected to have an improved driving range. We don't see anything

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NAIAS 2013: Cadillac Unveils 2014 ELR Extended Range EV at Detroit Auto Show

NAIAS 2013: Cadillac Unveils 2014 ELR Extended Range EV at Detroit Auto Show

The ELR is powered by GM EREV technology that is uniquely tuned for Cadillac in the ELR. It combines pure electric drive and an efficient, range-extending 1.4L gasoline-powered electric generator capable

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NAIAS 2013: Mercedes Unveils Sleek New CLA Class Compact Sedan in Detroit

NAIAS 2013: Mercedes Unveils Sleek New CLA Class Compact Sedan in Detroit

The CLA Class retains styling cues from Mercedes' Concept Style Coupe unveiled last year in Beijing, with an interior and front end similar to the brand's European A Class hatch. The vehicle is just 15

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NAIAS 2013: Nissan’s Resonance Concept Hybrid Makes its Global Debut

NAIAS 2013: Nissan’s Resonance Concept Hybrid Makes its Global Debut

The current model Murano comes in regular and droptop versions and runs between $29,000 and $44,000, with a 260-horsepower V-6 engine. The new model will offer a supercharged 2.5-liter gas engine with an

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