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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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Tesla’s new battery swap station will give electric vehicles a full charge in 3 minutes flat

Tesla’s new battery swap station will give electric vehicles a full charge in 3 minutes flat

Last year, Tesla announced plans for a new battery swap technology that would give Model S owners the ability to replace their depleted battery with a fully charged one in less time than it takes to fill

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Tesla’s updated Roadster 3.0 can travel 400 miles on a single charge

Tesla’s updated Roadster 3.0 can travel 400 miles on a single charge

Lithium-ion battery technology has advanced by leaps and bounds in the past few years - and Tesla just packed the state of the art into a Roadster update package that gives the electric vehicle a range of

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Congress is letting tax credits for hydrogen-fuelled cars expire at the end of 2014

Congress is letting tax credits for hydrogen-fuelled cars expire at the end of 2014

If you’re planning on buying a hydrogen car – you should do it quickly. That's because the federal tax credit worth up to $8,000 for fuel cell vehicle purchasers expires on Dec. 31, 2014 due to the

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Green Car Reports: Tesla’s first battery swap station, Toyota Mirai test drive, and the world’s best-selling electric car

Green Car Reports: Tesla’s first battery swap station, Toyota Mirai test drive, and the world’s best-selling electric car

What defines a "green car" can be the source of much discussion among environmentalists, advocates, and actual buyers. Every week Green Car Reports shines a light on the industry with coverage of

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Google just unveiled the first functional prototype of its self-driving car

Google just unveiled the first functional prototype of its self-driving car

Google has revealed the first functional prototype of its new self-driving car, following the debut of the "early mockup" this last May. The shape of the Google's self-driving car hasn't changed that much

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Green Car Reports: Audi Unveils Q7 e-tron quattro, Nissan Leaf with laser beams, and the Passion of the Tesla

Green Car Reports: Audi Unveils Q7 e-tron quattro, Nissan Leaf with laser beams, and the Passion of the Tesla

What defines a "green car" can be the source of much discussion among environmentalists, advocates, and actual buyers. Every week Green Car Reports shines a light on the industry with coverage of

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Edag’s Light Cocoon is a 3D-printed car inspired by leaves

Edag’s Light Cocoon is a 3D-printed car inspired by leaves

Last spring, EDAG unveiled a 3D-printed car that was inspired by a turtle - and the German engineering firm just unveiled its latest car inspired by nature. The EDAG Light Cocoon has a skeletal, organic

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BMW’s i3 Prototype can park itself while its driver walks away

BMW’s i3 Prototype can park itself while its driver walks away

Several cars on the market already have technology that allows them to park themselves without total interaction from the driver, but none of them allow you to completely get out of the car while it parks

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Mazda unveils exterior car parts made from plants!

Mazda unveils exterior car parts made from plants!

Ford already uses plants like tomatoes to make several parts for the interiors of its vehicles and now Mazda has announced that it has furthered the technology to produce exterior car parts. Mazda's new

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1,300 MPG Student-Designed Ultra-Light Car Runs on a Tiny Lawnmower Engine

1,300 MPG Student-Designed Ultra-Light Car Runs on a Tiny Lawnmower Engine

Students at Brigham Young University in Utah have designed a car that can travel the distance from Utah to Michigan on a single gallon of fuel. The fish-shaped car—which weighs less than 100 pounds and

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INFOGRAPHIC: Which countries are the most energy efficient?

INFOGRAPHIC: Which countries are the most energy efficient?

Every year the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy publishes a report revealing the most energy efficient countries in the world. The council looks at the 16 biggest economies and ranks them

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Egoista Motors’ EM01 Stradale Project is a $10,000 electric Formula 1 race car

Egoista Motors’ EM01 Stradale Project is a $10,000 electric Formula 1 race car

Just in time for Christmas, Egoista Motors has unveiled the ultimate present for Formula 1 fans - the EM01 Stradale Project. This mini Formula 1 car is a street-legal race car that also happens to be

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Incredible images show Crossrail’s dramatic underground tunnels beneath London’s streets

Incredible images show Crossrail’s dramatic underground tunnels beneath London’s streets

Five years have passed since the 73-mile, high-speed, and high-capacity Crossrail project first broke ground on the central part of the line in London. More than 23 miles—nearly 90 percent—of the

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Green Car Reports: 2016 Chevrolet Volt, China’s armored electric police car, and an EV that could help you quit smoking

Green Car Reports: 2016 Chevrolet Volt, China’s armored electric police car, and an EV that could help you quit smoking

What defines a "green car" can be the source of much discussion among environmentalists, advocates, and actual buyers. Every week Green Car Reports shines a light on the industry with coverage of

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BMW to introduce plug-in hybrid versions of all core-brand models – starting with the 3 Series

BMW to introduce plug-in hybrid versions of all core-brand models – starting with the 3 Series

Following the success of its electric i-sub brand, BMW has announced plans to introduce plug-in hybrid versions of all of its core-brand models, with the first model being the popular 3 Series. BMW plans

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Off-the-grid truck house transforms into a spectacular fantasy castle

Off-the-grid truck house transforms into a spectacular fantasy castle

The family of three decided to build a home which would suit their active lifestyle and allow them to travel without having to compromise on quality of life. Their castle house has beautifully crafted

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Audi confirms Tesla-rivaling electric sedan will be released in 2017

Audi confirms Tesla-rivaling electric sedan will be released in 2017

Next year Audi's A3 e-tron will arrive with an electric driving range of around 31 miles. However, Audi has just confirmed that it is working on another electric vehicle with a much longer range.

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Foldable Pedal-Powered Wide Path Camper is the Perfect Home Away from Home

Foldable Pedal-Powered Wide Path Camper is the Perfect Home Away from Home

Modern nomads and nature lovers will fall in love with the Wide Path Camper for its eco-friendly concept and small size, but those in worse shape than Tour de France cyclists may experience trouble trying

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Audi Urban Future Initiative: How Will Cars and the City Become Connected in 2050?

Audi Urban Future Initiative: How Will Cars and the City Become Connected in 2050?

The Audi Urban Future Initiative, a global platform for dialog between the city and the automobile, is meant to discover innovative ideas for tomorrow's mobility. Today cities are plagued with traffic

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MINI Unveils Tiny Electric ‘Citysurfer’ Scooter That Folds to Fit in Your Trunk

MINI Unveils Tiny Electric ‘Citysurfer’ Scooter That Folds to Fit in Your Trunk

With traffic congestion in urban areas growing at an alarming rate, it's only a matter of time until some cities start banning cars. To address the changing needs of urban mobility MINI just unveiled the

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