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F1 Designer Gordon Murray Wins Future Car Challenge With 350MPGe EV

F1 Designer Gordon Murray Wins Future Car Challenge With 350MPGe EV

Former F1 designer Gordon Murray has won the Future Car Challenge with his mini-EV -- a vehicle able to achieve the electric equivalent of 350 mpg! The feat puts it head and shoulders above the likes

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7 Futuristic Modes of Green Transportation for Land, Sea and Sky

7 Futuristic Modes of Green Transportation for Land, Sea and Sky

While they may look like something out of Star Wars or The Jetsons, these super futuristic vehicle designs are actual concepts being worked on for production - and in some cases are already exploring the

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Reverse Graffiti Hits Munich Streets and Pays Homage to Green Vehicles

Reverse Graffiti Hits Munich Streets and Pays Homage to Green Vehicles

Sponsored by the German magazine, Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin, the duo have been using their clean graffiti technique to pay homage to electric vehicles.  Many of the industry leaders - the Tesla

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City Cars Reign Supreme at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show

City Cars Reign Supreme at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show

With even suppliers focusing on plug-in electric vehicle technology and other green propulsion systems, this has truly been the year of the city car so far at Frankfurt. But the show isn't over yet. We'll

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JAILmake Studio’s Awesome Plantable Table Invites Nature to Dinner

JAILmake Studio’s Awesome Plantable Table Invites Nature to Dinner

Plantable consists of four potted table legs attached to a recycled English oak top. Each leg is hand bent and fillet brazed into a twisting trellis for greenery to grow upon. Simply plant and water your

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The US and UK Join Forces and Lasers to Create Nuclear Fusion Energy

The US and UK Join Forces and Lasers to Create Nuclear Fusion Energy

Scientists at the United State's National Ignition Facility (NIF) are currently working on unlocking the key to nuclear fusion power by zapping atoms with giant lasers - and the project just got a major

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LEGO Announces Model of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House

LEGO Announces Model of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House

We've seen lots of incredible designs made from LEGO bricks lately - from a ten-foot-tall replica of Chicago’s Trump Tower to life-size animals at the Bronx Zoo. But now enthusiasts at home - who

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Don’t Make Eye Contact: Electric Audi A2 Concept Will Pack Laser Tail Lights

Don’t Make Eye Contact: Electric Audi A2 Concept Will Pack Laser Tail Lights

First the BMW i8 concept, and now the electric Audi A2 concept car are expected to electrify the Frankfurt Motor Show with laser headlights and tail lights. These tiny and efficient light sources make up

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Rimac Concept One: Croatia Quietly Builds a 1,000-Horsepower Electric Supercar

Rimac Concept One: Croatia Quietly Builds a 1,000-Horsepower Electric Supercar

Automakers have been leaking photos of upcoming concept cars leading up to next week's Frankfurt Motor Show, but no one saw this one coming. A 23-year-old entrepreneur and automotive designer from Croatia

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SKhy Bus Is A Carbon-Negative Solar & Wastewater Fueled Shuttle Bus Of The Future

SKhy Bus Is A Carbon-Negative Solar & Wastewater Fueled Shuttle Bus Of The Future

Portuguese designer Alan Monteiro has illustrated his vision of green transportation: an aerodynamic carbon swallowing, wastewater recycling, oxygen releasing, unmanned shuttle bus concept called SKhy.

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BMW to Make Laser Headlights Twice as Efficient as LEDs and 1,000 Times Stronger

BMW to Make Laser Headlights Twice as Efficient as LEDs and 1,000 Times Stronger

Laser beams could be the next addition to the list of über cool vehicle gadgetry. The engineers over at BMW are currently working on a laser headlight system that they believe could be available in a BMW

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TEST DRIVE: Inhabitat Takes the New Plug-in Prius For an Extended Drive

TEST DRIVE: Inhabitat Takes the New Plug-in Prius For an Extended Drive

The most important thing we discovered while driving the plug-in Prius was that it is clearly designed for stop-and-go city driving. When we took it from stoplight to stoplight, gradual braking could put

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Quimera’s New AEGT01 Racer Could be the Most Powerful Electric Car on Earth

Quimera’s New AEGT01 Racer Could be the Most Powerful Electric Car on Earth

Electric cars are about to get a whole lot tougher -- as Quimera is set to unveil what could be “most powerful electric car on earth”. Their new, super fast AEGT01 electric muscle car uses high-power

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Morgan Announces Plans for High-Performance Electric Sports Car Prototype

Morgan Announces Plans for High-Performance Electric Sports Car Prototype

While driving fast cars is fun, it would be even more enjoyable if they ran on clean alternative energy. With that in mind, the Morgan Motor Company and a consortium of British technology specialists are

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Cadillac Converj Plug-In EV Gets Green Light for Production in 2013

Cadillac Converj Plug-In EV Gets Green Light for Production in 2013

Rumor has it, the Cadillac Converj luxury coupe has been approved for production - again. After wowing the crowds at the Detroit Auto Show in January 2009, and enduring an on-again off-again release deal

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Lightning Motorcycles Breaks 200 MPH Electric Bike Speed Record!

Lightning Motorcycles Breaks 200 MPH Electric Bike Speed Record!

Lighting Motorcycles just raised the bar for green transportation as it shattered the land speed record for electric bikes. Rider Paul Thede clocked in a blazing average of 206.079 miles per hour at the

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BMW’s 2014 i3 Electric Car Spotted in Chicago Before its Official Unveiling

BMW’s 2014 i3 Electric Car Spotted in Chicago Before its Official Unveiling

We just came across a spy video (shot by YouTube user jprothe) of BMW taping a commercial or promotional video for its 2014 i3 that shows the yet to be unveiled electric vehicle in action on Wacker

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Flake Concept Car: What If Cars Behaved Like Living, Breathing Creatures?

Flake Concept Car: What If Cars Behaved Like Living, Breathing Creatures?

What if a car's body were a living, breathing thing? The Project Flake concept car by Da Feng reimagines a car exterior as a literal body with flexible scales that can separate to manage airflow and

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BMW Launches Program to Transform Landfill Gases Into Hydrogen Fuel

BMW Launches Program to Transform Landfill Gases Into Hydrogen Fuel

BMW's Spartansburg, South Carolina plant is launching a program to convert methane gas into hydrogen. If successful, the manufacturing facility will be able to power its fleet of production vehicles with

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Siemens Study: Electric Cars More Convenient To Refuel Than Engined Cars

Siemens Study: Electric Cars More Convenient To Refuel Than Engined Cars

German electronics giant Siemens just released the results of a study of Munich EV owners and the results show that drivers in this compact European city find EVs quite suitable for everyday use - not

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BMW Unveils Breakthrough i3 and i8 Electric Vehicles

BMW Unveils Breakthrough i3 and i8 Electric Vehicles

BMW just raised the stakes for electric vehicles by unveiling its new i Series concept cars. The runabout all-electric i3 is to debut in 2013, followed by the sporty i8 hybrid in 2014. Both 4-seaters push

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President Obama Announces 54.5 MPG Average Fleet Goal for All US Automakers

President Obama Announces 54.5 MPG Average Fleet Goal for All US Automakers

President Barack Obama announced this morning that his administration and the thirteen major automakers have come to an agreement to pursue a 54.5 MPG average fleet goal by the vehicle model year 2025.

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BMW DesignworksUSA To Upgrade San Francisco’s BART Trains

BMW DesignworksUSA To Upgrade San Francisco’s BART Trains

Riders of San Francisco's BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) can tell by the carpeting, plush upholstery, and decades-old ketchup stains that the same cars have been running down the tracks since 1973. The

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VIDEO: Inhabitat Interviews Henrik Fisker, Founder of Fisker Automotive and Designer of the Karma

VIDEO: Inhabitat Interviews Henrik Fisker, Founder of Fisker Automotive and Designer of the Karma

Car designer and entrepreneur Henrik Fisker made his name in the car industry designing the highest of the high-end luxury cars for BMW and Aston Martin. After making waves in the auto industry with

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Orphiro’s Electric Motorcycle Captivates with its Cool and Classic Style

Orphiro’s Electric Motorcycle Captivates with its Cool and Classic Style

We all love the idea of an electric motorcycle -- it's efficient, quiet and an all around a great option for sustainable mobility. That being said, we have to admit to wondering when they would

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Swooping Green Land Bridge Design Turns Abandoned Taiwan Railway into a Lively Hub

Swooping Green Land Bridge Design Turns Abandoned Taiwan Railway into a Lively Hub

A gorgeous new park, commercial zones, cultural buildings, residences and museum are in the works. One of the most unusual features is a lush park, which is built atop a gridwork of the abandoned

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BMW’s New Motorrad E-Scooter Concept Is a Blazing Electric Ride

BMW’s New Motorrad E-Scooter Concept Is a Blazing Electric Ride

The all new BMW Motorrad E-Scooter Concept promises to be the perfect means of transportation for the future urban dweller. The scooter has an all-electric drive train, top speeds that are safe for

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Car Bodies That Double as Batteries Extend EV Range While Cutting Weight

Car Bodies That Double as Batteries Extend EV Range While Cutting Weight

It may look like any other car, but the battery-powered vehicle in Emile Greenhalgh’s laboratory could just steer us towards the future of electric transportation. One of the most salient issues in

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The New Tesla Model S Revealed, But Does It Dazzle as Expected?

The New Tesla Model S Revealed, But Does It Dazzle as Expected?

Are you saving up your pennies for the upcoming Tesla Model S? Well, Tesla just revealed the first photos of their new Tesla S, and we have to confess to being a tiny bit disappointed by the somewhat

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INHABITAT INTERVIEW: John Viera of Ford Motor Company

INHABITAT INTERVIEW: John Viera of Ford Motor Company

John Viera has made a name for himself as a pioneer for the green movement within the automotive industry. As Ford Motor Company's Director of Sustainable Business Strategies, he has been building a new

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