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Bagley Pedestrian Bridge in Detroit Provides Safe Access to Canada

Bagley Pedestrian Bridge in Detroit Provides Safe Access to Canada

In the 1960's a giant chasm in the middle of Mexican Town was cut to make way for I-96 and I-75, as part of an effort to ease congestion on the Ambassador Bridge connecting Detroit to Windsor in Canada.

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Detroit’s New Energy Efficient Airport is First to be Built Post 9/11

Detroit’s New Energy Efficient Airport is First to be Built Post 9/11

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW) is the twelfth busiest airport in the US. The new North Terminal replaces the Smith and Berry terminals and sits on the site of the former Davey Terminal,

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Tesla Unveils Model S “Alpha Build” Prototype at Detroit Auto Show

Tesla Unveils Model S “Alpha Build” Prototype at Detroit Auto Show

Tesla's exploded Model S Alpha Build Prototype is an incredible display that piqued the curiosity of many Detroit Auto Show attendees. The prototype is the exact model that engineers are using in the

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Top 7 Sexiest Green Cars From the 2011 Detroit Auto Show!

Top 7 Sexiest Green Cars From the 2011 Detroit Auto Show!

Porsche 918 RSR Hybrid Race Car Porsche kicked off the Detroit Auto Show with a bang as they unveiled the pulse-pounding 918 RSR, a brand new powerhouse hybrid racer. The smoothly sculpted 767 horsepower

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Mercedes-Benz unveils SLS AMG E-Cell Electric Sports Car at the Detroit Auto Show

Mercedes-Benz unveils SLS AMG E-Cell Electric Sports Car at the Detroit Auto Show

Today at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show, Mercedes-Benz made the public unveil of their new electric sports car, the SLS AMG E-Cell prototype! The new supercar features four electric motors, and has a killer

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Detroit 2011: Inizio Electric Supercar Now Available for Pre-Order!

Detroit 2011: Inizio Electric Supercar Now Available for Pre-Order!

This week we've brought you the hottest new electric vehicles from the Detroit Auto Show, but one beauty that really caught our eye is Li-Ion Motors' Inizio electric supercar. One of the world's first

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GM Shows Off Their EN-V Car of the Future at the Detroit Auto Show

GM Shows Off Their EN-V Car of the Future at the Detroit Auto Show

GM’s EN-V concept cars are the future of urban mobility! The small, light vehicle comes in three different pod-like designs that function like a Segway-Smart car mash up.

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Venturi Unveils America Concept EV at the Detroit Auto Show

Venturi Unveils America Concept EV at the Detroit Auto Show

We've seen some really awesome sustainable sports cars unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show this week, and yesterday, the French EV specialists, Venturi, added to the list with the introduction of the

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Ford Unveils C-MAX Energi and C-MAX Hybrid at Detroit Auto Show

Ford Unveils C-MAX Energi and C-MAX Hybrid at Detroit Auto Show

Today, Ford announced the addition of two more electric vehicles, both eco-versions of the company's C-MAX, a five-passenger wagon: the C-MAX Energi, which will be a plug-in hybrid similar to the Chevy

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China’s BYD Gaining Speed in EV Market as Seen at Detroit Auto Show

China’s BYD Gaining Speed in EV Market as Seen at Detroit Auto Show

BYD, which is 10 percent owned by billionaire investor Warren Buffett is a growing enterprise that has already established itself as a leading green automaker in China. Not shy about their aspirations,

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Hyundai Reveals 40mpg Veloster at Detroit Auto Show

Hyundai Reveals 40mpg Veloster at Detroit Auto Show

Yesterday at the Detroit Auto Show, Hyundai unveiled its all-new Veloster, a sporty, energy-efficient gasoline car that boasts 40mpg and low hydrocarbon emissions.

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Porsche 918 RSR Hybrid Race Car Unveiled at Detroit Auto Show

Porsche 918 RSR Hybrid Race Car Unveiled at Detroit Auto Show

Porsche's new hybrid supercar takes design cues from classic racers like the 908 and the 917, fusing these classic profiles with cutting-edge hybrid technology. The vehicle's carbon fiber-reinforced

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Volkswagen’s Golf blue-e-motion on Display at Detroit Auto Show 2011

Volkswagen’s Golf blue-e-motion on Display at Detroit Auto Show 2011

Set for release by 2014, VW will equip the Golf blue-e-motion with an instrument panel, featuring a kW gauge replacing the traditional tachometer, that will engage the driver in keeping the kilowatt

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Toyota Unveils New Family of Prius Vehicles at the Detroit Auto Show!

Toyota Unveils New Family of Prius Vehicles at the Detroit Auto Show!

Just minutes ago, Toyota unveiled their new family of Prius vehicles at this year's Detroit Auto Show. Once the gold standard for energy-efficient cars, the company has faced rapidly

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Volvo To Reveal Crash Tested EV at Detroit Auto Show

Volvo To Reveal Crash Tested EV at Detroit Auto Show

Back in November, Volvo announced that comprehensive safety tests, including crash tests, were underway on the company's electric cars. Volvo told Inhabitat that they will unveil a crash-tested C30

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Coat Transforms Into a Sleeping Bag Warms Homeless in Detroit

Coat Transforms Into a Sleeping Bag Warms Homeless in Detroit

Detroit was one of the US cities hit hardest by the recession, and this winter it finds itself with 18,000 individuals without a home - a quarter of whom are children. To help these individuals achieve

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China’s BYD Auto to Debut 2 PlugIn EVs at the Detroit Auto Show

China’s BYD Auto to Debut 2 PlugIn EVs at the Detroit Auto Show

Environmentally friendly automobiles are popping up all over the place these days and BYD Auto of China is set to throw two more models into the mix at the upcoming Detroit Auto Show. At the show --

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GM Ships First Wave of Chevy Volts from the Detroit Factory!

GM Ships First Wave of Chevy Volts from the Detroit Factory!

Photo by Jeffrey Sauger for Chevrolet Hot on the tails of the first Nissan Leafs to be shipped to dealerships, Chevy announced yesterday that the first load of Volts is en route to customers throughout

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Turning Downtrodden Detroit Into a Farm Town Could Revitalize It

Turning Downtrodden Detroit Into a Farm Town Could Revitalize It

Detroit was one of the places hit hardest by the economic crisis, and as such it's dotted with an abundance of empty lots sitting completely unused. The fallow spaces have become a constant reminder to a

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Detroit Mayor Proposes Restructuring Landscape, Gets Light Rail Funded

Detroit Mayor Proposes Restructuring Landscape, Gets Light Rail Funded

The downturn in the economy only added to what was already a desperate situation in Detroit, Michigan. Over at the Architect's Newspaper we spotted this great idea to bring the bustling atmosphere of

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Top 5 Eco Vehicles From the Detroit Auto Show

Top 5 Eco Vehicles From the Detroit Auto Show

The Detroit Auto Show kicked off this week with a slew of fantastic electric and hybrid vehicles ranging from the purely conceptual to the near production-ready. Electric vehicles were so prominently

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TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: The Detroit Electric is Back!

TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: The Detroit Electric is Back!

Step right in ladies and gentlemen, and gaze at the marvels of modern technology! Allow us to show you the most amazing car of the century: The magnificent Detroit Electric, the car of summer luxury! This

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Dogs are being skinned alive in China to make leather gloves

Dogs are being skinned alive in China to make leather gloves

Most people have heard of China’s appalling dog meat trade, but did you know that dog and cat skin is also used to create leather goods like gloves, belts and pet toys? According to a new report from

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14 Eco-Friendly Jewelry Gifts That Sparkle

14 Eco-Friendly Jewelry Gifts That Sparkle

Make spirits bright this holiday with gifts of jewelry that pander the planet as much as their recipients. Add some polish to a loved one's attire with a pair of hand-hewn cuff links made from recycled

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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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Clever ‘Floyd Legs’ Turn Any Surface into an Industrial Table

Clever ‘Floyd Legs’ Turn Any Surface into an Industrial Table

Moving with furniture can be a pain, especially with big pieces like tables, but what if you could take your table apart? That's the concept behind the Floyd Leg, a super sturdy steel table leg that can

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Mercedes Benz Unveils Hybrid Car Powered by Solar Paint

Mercedes Benz Unveils Hybrid Car Powered by Solar Paint

We've seen vehicles with solar roofs that provide an extra boost of power, but the gorgeous Mercedes Benz Vision G-Code takes energy generation to a whole new level. The secret is the car’s paint, which

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2016 Chevy Volt Gets a New Powertrain and a Longer EV Range

2016 Chevy Volt Gets a New Powertrain and a Longer EV Range

General Motors is set to officially unveil the all-new 2016 Chevy Volt at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show in January, but GM has decided to give the world a few teasers now. In addition to a few photos of the

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India Bans Import of All Cosmetics Tested on Animals

India Bans Import of All Cosmetics Tested on Animals

The Indian government announced on Monday that as of next month it will no longer permit the importation of cosmetics that have been tested on animals. The embargo comes less than five months after a

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GM is Working on an Affordable, 200-Mile All-Electric Chevrolet

GM is Working on an Affordable, 200-Mile All-Electric Chevrolet

General Motors executives recently confirmed that the company is working on an all-electric Chevrolet with a range of 200 miles and an expected price tag of around $30,000. Details on the new EV are

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