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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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Collision Works is a Boutique Shipping Container Hotel Slated For Detroit

Collision Works is a Boutique Shipping Container Hotel Slated For Detroit

Collision Works is a project under development to create a boutique hotel and mixed use space for community use. Originally called The Detroit Hotel Project, the facility will have 36 hotels rooms built

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NYC Design Collaborative Shows Communities How To Cook with Ingredients from the Sidewalk

NYC Design Collaborative Shows Communities How To Cook with Ingredients from the Sidewalk

For consumers, knowing where our food comes from and finding alternative sources to the big-box grocery store is an important part of the sustainable food conversation. Luckily, our friends at SPURSE, an

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TEST DRIVE: We Drive the 2013 Ford Focus Electric in San Francisco

TEST DRIVE: We Drive the 2013 Ford Focus Electric in San Francisco

With the introduction of electric vehicles like the Nissan LEAF, Tesla Model S and Honda Fit EV, do you ever wonder what it would be like to actually own one? A quick ten minute test drive at a dealership

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2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid Sets New Speed Record at 185 MPH

2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid Sets New Speed Record at 185 MPH

The 2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid just recorded a speed of 185.394 mph at the Bonneville Salt Flats, during the Southern California Timing Association’s annual Speed Week, which is the fastest speed ever

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Volkswagen Unveils Underwater Beetle Shark Tank That Can Drive Along the Ocean’s Floor!

Volkswagen Unveils Underwater Beetle Shark Tank That Can Drive Along the Ocean’s Floor!

Image via BaderTV In honor of the 25th anniversary of Shark Week, the Discovery Channel and Volkswagen have collaborated to create a mobile, underwater shark cage cruiser in the shape of their iconic

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9-Year-Old Boy Raises $3,000 To Save Detroit’s Parks by Selling Lemonade!

9-Year-Old Boy Raises $3,000 To Save Detroit’s Parks by Selling Lemonade!

Joshua Smith is a 9-year-old boy who gets things done. His home city of Detroit is currently suffering from serious financial hardship, preventing it from providing some basic services, like maintaining

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Ford Announces Rating of 47MPG for C-MAX Hybrid, Energi Now Has Highest Electric-Only Speed in Industry

Ford Announces Rating of 47MPG for C-MAX Hybrid, Energi Now Has Highest Electric-Only Speed in Industry

Ford just released two exciting new announcements for its 2013 C-MAX hybrid and the C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid. The 2013 Ford C-MAX hybrid has just been rated at 47 mpg across the board, which means that

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Ford Launches the Only Front-Wheel-Drive Hybrid Transmission Made in North America

Ford Launches the Only Front-Wheel-Drive Hybrid Transmission Made in North America

Ford is celebrating the launch of its new HF35 front-wheel-drive hybrid transmissions, which will be produced at its Van Dyke transmission plant in Sterling Heights, MI. The new transmission for hybrid

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The MyFord Mobile App Helps Drivers Find Their Nearest EV Charging Station

The MyFord Mobile App Helps Drivers Find Their Nearest EV Charging Station

Ford just announced the release of its new MyFord mobile app, which will help EV drivers find more than 9,400 public charging stations across the U.S. The app has been designed to be used with the Ford

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2013 Ford C-MAX Energi is the Most Affordable Plug-in Hybrid Available in America

2013 Ford C-MAX Energi is the Most Affordable Plug-in Hybrid Available in America

Ford has just announced that the all-new 2013 C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid is now America’s most affordable plug-in hybrid. Ford's first production plug-in hybrid, the C-MAX Energi is officially priced

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White House Conference Seeks to Motivate Sports to Become More Green

White House Conference Seeks to Motivate Sports to Become More Green

Today the White House is hosting a conference on the greening of sports. U.S. sports are a multi-billion dollar industry, and a more responsible approach to sustainability within the four major leagues

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Declining Lithium-Ion Battery Costs Could Knock Thousands Off the Price of Electric Cars

Declining Lithium-Ion Battery Costs Could Knock Thousands Off the Price of Electric Cars

According to a recent McKinsey study, the price of automotive lithium-ion batteries is expected to drop by thousands of dollars by the end of the decade - a change which could substantially increase the

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Michigan-Based IKEA Now Has The State’s Largest Solar Array

Michigan-Based IKEA Now Has The State’s Largest Solar Array

IKEA has developed some innovative green designs over the years, but now the home furnishings retailer has the distinction of having the largest photovoltaic array in the state of Michigan. The

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Ford Uses Edible and Recycled Materials To Make Eco-Friendly Car Parts

Ford Uses Edible and Recycled Materials To Make Eco-Friendly Car Parts

Inhabitat attended last week’s Ford’s Go Further Trend Conference, where Ford’s researchers were on hand to show some of the latest materials extracted from plants that are being used in Ford

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TEST DRIVE: Inhabitat Gets 44 MPG in Acura’s First Hybrid, the ILX

TEST DRIVE: Inhabitat Gets 44 MPG in Acura’s First Hybrid, the ILX

  We got early access to the ILX Hybrid when it hit the Detroit test fleets, and decided we would celebrate by taking the car over Michigan’s Blue Water Bridge to Canada, between Lake Huron

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Artist Mike Kelley’s Last Work ‘Mobile Homestead’ Will Become Community Space for Detroit

Artist Mike Kelley’s Last Work ‘Mobile Homestead’ Will Become Community Space for Detroit

'Mobile Homestead' is one of the last works by the late artist Mike Kelley, a piece he used as a way to reconnect with his childhood roots. Having grown up in a working-class town on the outskirts of

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The Interior of Ford’s All-New 2013 Fusion is Made of Recycled Bottles and Cotton

The Interior of Ford’s All-New 2013 Fusion is Made of Recycled Bottles and Cotton

The all-new 2013 Ford Fusion midsize sedan is set to arrive in showrooms this fall, and it features some highly unusual recycled materials. While a great amount of time was spent on finding ways to make

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NRDC Report Says US Heat-Related Deaths To Triple Due To Climate Change

NRDC Report Says US Heat-Related Deaths To Triple Due To Climate Change

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) reports that by the end of the century, heat-related deaths in the United States are expected to triple as a result of climate change. As summer approaches,

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Nissan Announce Plans to Begin Production of Their All-Electric e-NV200 Van in 2013

Nissan Announce Plans to Begin Production of Their All-Electric e-NV200 Van in 2013

Nissan has announced plans to release a new electric compact van called the the e-NV200, which will be produced in Barcelona starting in 2013. The new electric van will be Nissan's second all-electric

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2013 Ford C-MAX Hybrid, Ford’s First Dedicated Hybrid Starts at $25,995

2013 Ford C-MAX Hybrid, Ford’s First Dedicated Hybrid Starts at $25,995

Ford's first dedicated hybrid, the 2013 Ford C-MAX compact utility vehicle, is slated to arrive in dealers this fall. Ford has announced that the compact five-passenger C-MAX hybrid will start at $25,995

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Nissan and GE Unveil New EV Technology That Lets Your EV Power Your House

Nissan and GE Unveil New EV Technology That Lets Your EV Power Your House

Using the energy from your electric car to power your house during a blackout is an advancement that could be just around the corner, thanks to new technology that General Electric and Nissan showed off

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Ford To Recycle Old Dollar Bills And Turn Them Into Car Parts!

Ford To Recycle Old Dollar Bills And Turn Them Into Car Parts!

Here's an astonishing fact: every day, about 10,000 pounds of dollar bills are shredded. This is because they are old, damaged or out-of-circulation (don't worry, the reason for this has nothing to do

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GE Energy Launches Its WattStation Electric Vehicle Charging Platform

GE Energy Launches Its WattStation Electric Vehicle Charging Platform

GE Energy just unveiled its new fully-networked WattStation electric vehicle charging platform at the SAE 2012 World Congress in Detroit. The WattStation platform and corresponding Connect software

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Obama Administration Announces New Clean-Energy Initiatives for the Military

Obama Administration Announces New Clean-Energy Initiatives for the Military

The US military spends up to $20 billion on oil every year, and as oil prices climb that amount is steadily increasing. But oil doesn't just cost the Pentagon in the form of tax dollars -- it presents

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Design 99′s Power House is Both an Art Installation and Renewable Energy Source!

Design 99′s Power House is Both an Art Installation and Renewable Energy Source!

Power House is a symbol of innovation, enlivening a community with artistic ideas, education, and an introduction to the potential of green and renewable energy. The project also brings international

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Groundbreaking Zero-Energy zHomes Are Topped with a Massive Solar Array

Groundbreaking Zero-Energy zHomes Are Topped with a Massive Solar Array

David Vandervort was keen to create a happy marriage between the relative urbanity of Issaquah and a sense of privacy for the residents living at zHome. The entire complex is organized around a central

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Volt Production to Restart Early as GM Reports Increased Demand

Volt Production to Restart Early as GM Reports Increased Demand

It looks like the Chevy Volt's fortune might just be turning around; General Motors has announced that it will resume production of the plug-in hybrid on April 16, a week earlier than anticipated. The

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2013 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid Vehicle Debuts at the New York Auto Show

2013 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid Vehicle Debuts at the New York Auto Show

The Lincoln brand has been without an independent design studio, relying on Ford to design their vehicles up until this new MKZ. It's the first step towards relaunching Lincoln and its new styling

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Chevy Volt Sales Surge 277% in March

Chevy Volt Sales Surge 277% in March

Sales of GM’s Chevrolet Volt are stronger than ever, with sales in March spiking to 2,289. The numbers gave the Volt its best month ever - up 277 percent from one year ago. The good news comes despite

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