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Which of These 3 Vehicles Should Win the 2013 World Green Car of the Year Award?

Which of These 3 Vehicles Should Win the 2013 World Green Car of the Year Award?

The 2013 World Green Car of the Year will be announced later this week at the New York International Motor Show, and the three finalists have been named. Vying for the prized title are two all-electric

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MIT’s Cheetah Robot Could Soon Match its Real-Life Counterpart in Efficiency

MIT’s Cheetah Robot Could Soon Match its Real-Life Counterpart in Efficiency

Last year, we reported that MIT's cheetah robot broke the speed record for four-legged robots by running at 18mph. Now, MIT researchers say that their robotic version of the wild cat may soon outpace its

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Smart Collaborates with Designer Jeremy Scott to Fashionize the Electric Car

Smart Collaborates with Designer Jeremy Scott to Fashionize the Electric Car

Image courtesy of smart Jeremy Scott has become known for the wings that make an appearance on sweatshirts, sunglasses and sneakers in his many fashion collections. Building on his trademark, wings are

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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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MIT Turns Carbon Dioxide from Bioengineered Soil Bacteria into Clean Biofuel

MIT Turns Carbon Dioxide from Bioengineered Soil Bacteria into Clean Biofuel

Scientists at MIT have genetically engineered a soil bacteria that can create fuel for cars. The bioengineered Ralstonia eutropha converts carbon into isobutanol—an alcohol that can replace or blend

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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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Did Removing Lead From Gasoline Cause Violent Crime to Plummet?

Did Removing Lead From Gasoline Cause Violent Crime to Plummet?

Research in recent years has uncovered a strong connection between reductions in lead pollution and the decline in violent crime in the U.S. Writing in Mother Jones this month, Kevin Drum discusses the

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Seven Sizzling Hybrid and Electric Cars from the 2013 Detroit Auto Show

Seven Sizzling Hybrid and Electric Cars from the 2013 Detroit Auto Show

Acura NSX Concept Acura excited its fans last year with the debut of the Acura NSX concept, which previews the return of Acura's supercar. Unlike the first model, which only used a V6 engine, the next

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US Set to Surpass Saudi Arabia as World’s Top Oil Producer by 2017

US Set to Surpass Saudi Arabia as World’s Top Oil Producer by 2017

Photo via Shutterstock Oil exploration, production and transportation in the United States may suffer from endemic failures in technology, regulation and common sense, but that doesn't appear to be

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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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The Australian Outback is So Hot that Drivers Are Unable to Pump Gas

The Australian Outback is So Hot that Drivers Are Unable to Pump Gas

Photo via Shutterstock Right now, it is summer in Australia and things are hot. How hot are they? They are so scorching that the Australian Bureau of Meteorology had to add new colors to its maps to

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Audi’s E-Fuel is a Carbon Neutral Way to Power Cars That Acts Like Gasoline

Audi’s E-Fuel is a Carbon Neutral Way to Power Cars That Acts Like Gasoline

Do you feel a twinge of guilt every time you fill your tank with dirty gasoline? What if you could power your car with a carbon neutral fossil fuel substitute? Introducing Audi's new e-fuel, an energy

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HydroICE Solar-Powered Combustion Engine Could Cut Solar Costs By 75%

HydroICE Solar-Powered Combustion Engine Could Cut Solar Costs By 75%

While the idea of a solar powered car is attractive, the physical manifestation usually fails in both aesthetics and performance. Most of the solar-powered vehicles we've featured in the past are either

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TEST DRIVE: 2013 Ford C-MAX Hybrid is the Perfect Green Family Car

TEST DRIVE: 2013 Ford C-MAX Hybrid is the Perfect Green Family Car

From the start Ford has aimed for the 2013 Ford C-MAX to appeal to the Toyota Prius v market, but even though Ford feels that it has the perfect competitor for the Prius, hybrid buyers could say

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Volvo Boosts Production of the V60 Diesel Plug-in Hybrid as It Sells Out in Europe

Volvo Boosts Production of the V60 Diesel Plug-in Hybrid as It Sells Out in Europe

Although Volvo just released the 2013 Volvo V60 diesel plug-in hybrid in Europe, it's already sold out. Volvo only planned to produce 1,000 units of the model, which is also the world's first diesel

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Hirobo’s Futuristic One-Man Electric Helicopter is the Ultimate James Bond Gadget

Hirobo’s Futuristic One-Man Electric Helicopter is the Ultimate James Bond Gadget

Compact, silent and futuristic, Hirobo’s one-man electric helicopter looks like the ultimate James Bond gadget! Recently showcased at an expo in Nagoya, the helicopter prototype can travel up to 100km/h

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Tesla’s Model S Electric Sedan Named Car of the Year by Motor Trend

Tesla’s Model S Electric Sedan Named Car of the Year by Motor Trend

Tesla Motors has plenty to celebrate this morning with news that the Tesla Model S electric sedan just received its second award from the automotive press. Motor Trend has just named the Model S sedan its

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British Firm Produces Liquid Fuel From Water and Thin Air

British Firm Produces Liquid Fuel From Water and Thin Air

Air Fuel Synthesis (AFS), a small firm in Stockton-on-Tees, UK, has succeedin in synthesizing gasoline from water and carbon dioxide (CO2) extracted from air. The Independent reported on Friday that the

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The 7 Most Energy-Efficient Baseball Stadiums in the U.S.

The 7 Most Energy-Efficient Baseball Stadiums in the U.S.

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2013 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid is America’s Most Fuel-Efficient Luxury Car

2013 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid is America’s Most Fuel-Efficient Luxury Car

When the all-new 2013 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid arrives later this fall, it not only arrives with a new bolder exterior, but will also be more fuel-efficient. The EPA has just certified the 2013 MKZ with a 45

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Society of Automotive Engineers Approves New Chargers That Will Recharge EVs in Minutes

Society of Automotive Engineers Approves New Chargers That Will Recharge EVs in Minutes

The days of waiting hours to recharge your electric vehicle may soon be behind you. The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)—an international body which sets technical standards in the industry—has

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2013 Ford C-MAX Energi is the Most Fuel-Efficient Plug-in Hybrid in the U.S.

2013 Ford C-MAX Energi is the Most Fuel-Efficient Plug-in Hybrid in the U.S.

Ford's all-new 2013 C-MAX Plug-in hybrid was just rated as most fuel-efficient plug-in hybrid available in the U.S. thanks to its 108 MPGe city rating and 100 MPGe combined rating. With today's record gas

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Top Eight Innovative Green Cars Debuting at Next Week’s 2012 Paris Motor Show

Top Eight Innovative Green Cars Debuting at Next Week’s 2012 Paris Motor Show

Lexus LF-CC Concept The Lexus LF-CC concept previews the next-generation Lexus IS and a new hybrid powertrain that will eventually be offered in the Lexus lineup. The LF-CC concept takes the design of

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TEST DRIVE: 2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid is an Electric Car for Today

TEST DRIVE: 2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid is an Electric Car for Today

Electric cars offer the promise of fossil fuel-free transportation, but today's EVs are at a disadvantage due to the lack of infrastructure to charge them. While we wait for more charging stations,

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2014 Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in Hybrid to Debut at the 2012 Paris Motor Show

2014 Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in Hybrid to Debut at the 2012 Paris Motor Show

The 2012 Paris Motor Show kicks off in a few weeks and Mitsubishi plans to launch the global debut of the new Outlander Plug-in Hybrid. The Outlander PHEV will be the world's first plug-in hybrid SUV, and

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2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid Can Travel Up to 15 Miles in Electric Mode

2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid Can Travel Up to 15 Miles in Electric Mode

Honda is releasing an all-new, ninth-generation Accord for the 2013 model year, but what we're most excited about is the 2014 Accord plug-in hybrid that arrives early next year. The 2014 Accord plug-in

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TOTO Unveils Poo-Powered ‘Toilet Bike Neo’ Motorcycle!

TOTO Unveils Poo-Powered ‘Toilet Bike Neo’ Motorcycle!

Yes this is real! Japanese toilet company TOTO just unveiled the ultimate green motorcycle – and it doesn’t run on gasoline or an electric motor. Instead, TOTO’s “Toilet Bike

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Areion EV: World’s First 3D Printed Car Hits 140 KM/H!

Areion EV: World’s First 3D Printed Car Hits 140 KM/H!

The world of custom racing has officially reached a new level of specificity and refinement as a team of 16 student engineers from Belgium-based Group T created the “Areion” – the

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Los Angeles Cuts Vehicle Pollution By A Massive 98% Since 1960!

Los Angeles Cuts Vehicle Pollution By A Massive 98% Since 1960!

Bart Everett / Shutterstock.com Los Angeles can be a pedestrian's nightmare with its sprawling highways and eternal traffic jams. But if you think it's bad today, think about what it must have been

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Scientists Develop New Material That Could Cut Diesel’s Pollution By 45%

Scientists Develop New Material That Could Cut Diesel’s Pollution By 45%

A team of engineers has managed to identify a material that could reduce the amount of pollution produced by diesel fuel-powered vehicles by 45%. The new material comes from a family of minerals called

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