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Foster + Partners’ 250 City Road Towers have bike parking spaces for every apartment

Foster + Partners’ 250 City Road Towers have bike parking spaces for every apartment

Foster + Partners' twin-towered residential development in London features once bike parking space per bedroom (1,486 in total), bike lifts and workshops, but only 200 car parking spaces. The towers are

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China’s Hanergy to launch five new solar-powered cars this fall

China’s Hanergy to launch five new solar-powered cars this fall

One of the great ongoing discussions as electric cars gain in popularity revolves around the matter of how to ensure that the power source is as green as the vehicle. One Chinese solar company, Hanergy,

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BYD Motors unveils world’s first long-range electric coach bus

BYD Motors unveils world’s first long-range electric coach bus

Hybrid-electric city buses and coaches are now common-place in many urban environments, however, the transition to battery electric has remains a reluctant one. BYD Motors, however hopes to change that

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EVELO’s Omni Wheel transforms your bicycle into an electric bike in a snap

EVELO’s Omni Wheel transforms your bicycle into an electric bike in a snap

Electric bikes an increasingly popular way to get commuters out of the car and onto a greener mode of transportation—but, the transition comes at a pretty high price. With that in mind electric bike

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VIDEO: Watch the Tesla Model X prototype in action

VIDEO: Watch the Tesla Model X prototype in action

Even though the Tesla Model X SUV has been delayed several times, Tesla is still working hard to deliver it by the end of 2015. Tesla is currently testing prototypes of the Model X and now we have a video

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BMW and Volkswagen team up to install up 100 DC fast chargers on high-traffic U.S. routes

BMW and Volkswagen team up to install up 100 DC fast chargers on high-traffic U.S. routes

BMW and Volkswagen have announced a new partnership with ChargePoint that will create express electric vehicle charging corridors along heavily-traveled routes on the both the East and West coasts of the

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Can Ford’s new Palo Alto research center make self-driving cars accessible to everyone?

Can Ford’s new Palo Alto research center make self-driving cars accessible to everyone?

Ford has announced the opening of its new Research and Innovation Center in Palo Alto, California, which will help Ford accelerate its development of technologies and experiments in connectivity, mobility

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Google seeks automakers’ help to get autonomous cars on the road

Google seeks automakers’ help to get autonomous cars on the road

Google recently announced that functional prototypes of its self-driving car are now ready for real-world testing and now Google is reportedly reaching out to suppliers that will help build the autonomous

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Elon Musk announces plans to build a supersonic Hyperloop test track

Elon Musk announces plans to build a supersonic Hyperloop test track

As promised, billionaire inventor Elon Musk has revealed plans for his Hyperloop test track. Musk announced the news on Twitter, as is his habit, saying that the test track will “most likely” be

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GenZe is a smart scooter that helps redefine urban mobility

GenZe is a smart scooter that helps redefine urban mobility

Increasing traffic congestion—along with energy, pollution, parking and maintenance hassles—are definitely creating a demand for smart, two-wheel solutions for getting around cities, university

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Google gives free electric community shuttle buses to Mountain View

Google gives free electric community shuttle buses to Mountain View

  Thanks to Google, residents of its hometown of Mountain View, California can now get around the city on electric shuttles—for free. Google provided funding and teamed up with Motiv Power

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Mercedes-Benz C 350 Plug-in Hybrid debuts at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show

Mercedes-Benz C 350 Plug-in Hybrid debuts at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show

Mercedes-Benz has announced plans to launch ten plug-in hybrid models by 2017, and with that announcement, the automaker revealed its second PHEV: the C 350 Plug-in Hybrid. The C 350 Plug-in Hybrid

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Honda FCV fuel-cell concept makes its U.S. debut at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show

Honda FCV fuel-cell concept makes its U.S. debut at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show

Fuel-cell vehicles have been dominating the news the past few months and today at the Detroit Auto Show, Honda revealed its latest fuel-cell concept to the U.S. for the first time ever. The Honda FCV

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2016 Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid has a 22-mile electric driving range

2016 Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid has a 22-mile electric driving range

Car buyers who aren't quite ready to make the switch to a full electric car, but still love the idea of driving at least part of their trip emissions free will soon have more options with the growing

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Chevrolet unveils $30k Bolt electric car with a 200-mile range! PHOTOS

Chevrolet unveils $30k Bolt electric car with a 200-mile range! PHOTOS

We've seen our share of exotic (and expensive) all-electric supercars, but EVs will need to break the price barrier if they're ever going to reach mass appeal. Tesla is already working on its Model 3,

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Acura unveils road-ready NSX hybrid supercar at the Detroit Auto Show

Acura unveils road-ready NSX hybrid supercar at the Detroit Auto Show

It's been almost a decade since Acura stopped producing its legendary NSX sports car. Now, after years of rumors, concepts, and prototypes the supercar has been reborn as a production-ready hybrid - and

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Volkswagen previews Cross Coupe GTE hybrid at the Detroit Auto Show

Volkswagen previews Cross Coupe GTE hybrid at the Detroit Auto Show

Volkswagen has introduced their long-awaited new plug-in hybrid, the Cross Coupe GTE Concept. Unveiled at the 2015 North American International Auto Show, the new two-row crossover can go from zero to

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The 2016 Chevy Volt is faster, lighter, and more powerful

The 2016 Chevy Volt is faster, lighter, and more powerful

The first Chevy Volt was first unveiled in 2008, and the second-generation vehicle improves upon the original design in almost every way. The 2016 Volt can travel 50 miles in all-electric mode (vs 38),

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Super strong, lightweight cardboard bicycle costs just $10 to make!

Super strong, lightweight cardboard bicycle costs just $10 to make!

Gafni describes the beginning of his cardboard obsession as when he read about a man creating a canoe with the same material. He ran into his shed and began cutting and shaping his old boxes into what

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PAL-V One flying car gives you the freedom to soar over traffic

PAL-V One flying car gives you the freedom to soar over traffic

Who hasn’t been stuck in traffic and wished that they could simply just hit a button and their car would fly over it? Flying cars have been a fantasy for decades and now they're finally becoming a

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Detroit Electric’s SP:01 will be the world’s fastest two-seater electric car when it hits the streets in 2016

Detroit Electric’s SP:01 will be the world’s fastest two-seater electric car when it hits the streets in 2016

Detroit Electric just unveiled the production version of the SP:01 electric sports car, which the automaker says will be the fastest pure-electric, two-seater electric car when it hits the streets in

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Could Gogoro’s new electric Smartscooter and battery swapping infrastructure revolutionize urban transport?

Could Gogoro’s new electric Smartscooter and battery swapping infrastructure revolutionize urban transport?

Sprawling mega-cities in Asia, such as Jakarta, Beijing, Taipei, are already full of scooters as the primary mode of personal transport, and the air quality is notoriously unhealthy for these urban

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Toyota gives away more than 5,600 hydrogen fuel-cell patents for free

Toyota gives away more than 5,600 hydrogen fuel-cell patents for free

Taking a page out of Tesla's book, Toyota has announced that more than 5,600 of its fuel-cell-related patents are available for use—for free. Toyota hopes that its announcement at the 2015 Consumer

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Futuristic Antarctic Research System is a modular shelter for modern-day nomads

Futuristic Antarctic Research System is a modular shelter for modern-day nomads

These futuristic mobile pods were designed to provide optimal living and working conditions for researchers exploring the coldest, driest, and windiest continent on Earth: Antarctica. Henry Mckenzie

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Autonomous Audi A7 Concept drives itself from the Silicon Valley to Las Vegas

Autonomous Audi A7 Concept drives itself from the Silicon Valley to Las Vegas

Audi wants to showcase its autonomous driving technology at the upcoming  International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in an effort to demonstrate the technology's capabilities. To back up their

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2016 Chevy Volt unveiled ahead of schedule at CES

2016 Chevy Volt unveiled ahead of schedule at CES

Chevrolet is scheduled to reveal the all-new second-generation 2016 Chevy Volt next week at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show, but the automaker just gave the world a sneak peek at the plug-in hybrid at the

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Margot Krasojevic’s Fresnel Hydrofoil Trimaran is a solar-powered perpetual-motion vehicle

Margot Krasojevic’s Fresnel Hydrofoil Trimaran is a solar-powered perpetual-motion vehicle

The hydrofoils, which are similar to airfoils used by airplanes, lift the boat's hull out of the water to decrease drag and allow for greater speeds. The combination of the Fresnel lens and holographic

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Velodome offes cyclists smart solutions for on-the-go bike repair

Velodome offes cyclists smart solutions for on-the-go bike repair

Bicycling is a brilliantly green way to get around and new products are always being designed to appeal to cyclists. Now, equipment that used to be available only at bike shops or in home basements and

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Mercedes-Benz teases its new self-driving concept car ahead of CES debut

Mercedes-Benz teases its new self-driving concept car ahead of CES debut

It looks like Google isn't the only company developing an autonomous car from the ground up, since Mercedes-Benz has just released a teaser of its new self-driving car. Mercendes-Benz hasn't yet released

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Inhabitat’s top design stories of 2014 – vote for your favorite!

Inhabitat’s top design stories of 2014 – vote for your favorite!

Green design will save the world, and this year designers went all out with an incredible range of innovations. Sada brought us an incredible hubless folding bike while Klemmens Torggler introduced the

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