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Honda Recreates Its “Motor Compo” Folding Electric Motorcycle at the Tokyo Motor Show

Honda Recreates Its “Motor Compo” Folding Electric Motorcycle at the Tokyo Motor Show

Back in the 80s, Honda created a unique folding electric motorcycle called the Motocompo. Now the automaker is updating the unique scooter with its modernized “Motor Compo” version, which it

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South Africa’s First Electric Vehicle is a Real “Joule”

South Africa’s First Electric Vehicle is a Real “Joule”

We first heard about South Africa’s exciting first electric vehicle named the “Joule” last year, and are happy to bring you updated information and images. This 5 seater passenger

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The 6 Sexiest Green Cars at the 2011 L.A. Auto Show

The 6 Sexiest Green Cars at the 2011 L.A. Auto Show

Jaguar C-X16 Few cars -- let alone hybrids -- can match the sex appeal of Jaguar's C-X16 concept car. The sporty hybrid made its North American debut at the LA Auto Show, and it features a 375

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EXCLUSIVE PICS: Honda Unveils the 2013 Fit EV at the 2011 LA Auto Show

EXCLUSIVE PICS: Honda Unveils the 2013 Fit EV at the 2011 LA Auto Show

Using the same motor as Honda's FCX Clarity fuel-cell EV, the Fit EV has a 123 mile range in the city that blows its competition, including the Nissan Leaf, right out of the water. Hooked up to a 240-volt

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Honda Civic Natural Gas Named 2012 Green Car of the Year at the LA Auto Show!

Honda Civic Natural Gas Named 2012 Green Car of the Year at the LA Auto Show!

There haven't been too many surprises at the LA Auto Show this year, but Green Car Journal served up a shocker first thing this morning by naming the Honda Civic Natural Gas its 2012 Green Car of the

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L.A. Auto Show Design Challenge: Hottest Movie Cars of the Future

L.A. Auto Show Design Challenge: Hottest Movie Cars of the Future

Most debuts at the L.A. Auto show won't throw Chinese stars, resist magnetic fields, or climb walls with suction cups, but we love how this Hollywood-style flight of imagination slots into the show, and

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BlueBiped: The Zero-Energy Robot That Can Walk Just Like a Human

BlueBiped: The Zero-Energy Robot That Can Walk Just Like a Human

While companies around the world (but mainly in Japan) have made massive leaps in robotics over the past few years, there has always been something unnatural about the way they walk. Too jerky, too stiff

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TEST DRIVE: Inhabitat Zips Around Town in the Manual Transmission Honda CRZ Sport Hybrid

TEST DRIVE: Inhabitat Zips Around Town in the Manual Transmission Honda CRZ Sport Hybrid

How sporty is Sport mode, really? We're so glad you asked. It's surprisingly powerful, actually--even coltish. The CRZ feels a bit restrained in ECON mode, though not nearly as much as in other Honda

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Choosing a Cool Car Color Makes Your Vehicle More Efficient

Choosing a Cool Car Color Makes Your Vehicle More Efficient

A recent study shows that painting your car a cool color could save you money at the gas pump -- or the charging station -- by keeping your car's temperature lower while in the sun. Now we're not talking

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Japan’s Prius C Brochure Leaked Ahead of Official Introduction [PICS]

Japan’s Prius C Brochure Leaked Ahead of Official Introduction [PICS]

The brochure for the Japanese domestic market Toyota Prius C was just leaked ahead of the vehicle's official intro at this year's Tokyo Motor Show, giving us a sneak peak at its real-world numbers.

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TEST DRIVE: Inhabitat Takes the New Honda Civic Hybrid for a Fall Color Tour

TEST DRIVE: Inhabitat Takes the New Honda Civic Hybrid for a Fall Color Tour

We were happy to discover that not only does the Civic Hybrid get good mileage at high and low speeds, but that it's possible to beat the EPA estimated 44 miles per gallon fuel mileage rating without even

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TEST DRIVE: Inhabitat Tests the Real-World Mileage of the 2012 Honda Insight Hybrid

TEST DRIVE: Inhabitat Tests the Real-World Mileage of the 2012 Honda Insight Hybrid

It's inconceivable that an automaker could advance 10 years in automotive technology and build a car with half the fuel mileage of its predecessor, unless it were a radically different car. Well, it turns

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Jaguar Unveils Sexy C-X16 Hybrid Coupe at the Frankfurt Motor Show

Jaguar Unveils Sexy C-X16 Hybrid Coupe at the Frankfurt Motor Show

The Jaguar C-X16 is different from most hybrid vehicles because it is not entirely concerned with fuel efficiency -- it just wants to go fast -- but achieves those ends in a cleaner way. Most of the car's

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EcoVelocity: Mayor of London to Open Europe’s Largest Low Carbon Motor Festival This Week

EcoVelocity: Mayor of London to Open Europe’s Largest Low Carbon Motor Festival This Week

London's mayor, Boris Johnson, has been a big supporter of green transportation -- he's installed thousands of EV chargers around the city and opened a bike superhighway to make it easier for cyclists to

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Inhabitat Takes a Spin in the New 2012 Honda Civic Hybrid

Inhabitat Takes a Spin in the New 2012 Honda Civic Hybrid

There are a lot of hybrid sedans out on the market these days, but the 2012 Civic Hybrid just happens to be the most fuel-efficient one available in the U.S. Inhabitat recently had an opportunity to take

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UPDATE: Was Google’s Driverless Car Crash Really Due To Human Error?

UPDATE: Was Google’s Driverless Car Crash Really Due To Human Error?

We have been bringing you lots of news lately on the developments in driverless cars from companies such as Google, Porsche, or even new competitors in China. So we were a little nervous for Google when

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SF Artist Jay Nelson Hacks Vehicles Into Incredible Faceted Mobile Homes

SF Artist Jay Nelson Hacks Vehicles Into Incredible Faceted Mobile Homes

Nelson, who is originally from Southern California, studied painting and drawing at both Bard and CCA. His work draws upon his love of surfing, the beach and experiences he had as a child helping his

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Opel Plans a Massive Rollout of Fuel Cell Luxury Cars for 2016

Opel Plans a Massive Rollout of Fuel Cell Luxury Cars for 2016

They say pioneers are the ones with arrows in their backs, but pioneers of new technologies are sometimes the first to be able to sell new products in volume after they have proven their worth. That seems

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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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Enzyme Discovered in the Great Salt Lake Could Unlock Non-Food Derived Biofuels

Enzyme Discovered in the Great Salt Lake Could Unlock Non-Food Derived Biofuels

Researchers working with the US Department of Energy recently isolated a salt-tolerant enzyme from the Great Salt Lake that they say is the missing piece in the biofuel refining process. The team of

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100-MPG Honda Insight Rally Car Banned for Being Too Fast

100-MPG Honda Insight Rally Car Banned for Being Too Fast

What happens if a racing team comes up with a car that has a clear advantage over the competition? They would clean up in awards and championships, right? Well, not exactly. The OakTec team's Honda

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First Trans-Ocean Biofuel Powered Flight to Take Off Tonight

First Trans-Ocean Biofuel Powered Flight to Take Off Tonight

This evening at 9pm, the Gulfstream G450 airplane will become the first trans-Atlantic flight to be powered partially by biofuel (supplied by Honeywell). The flight will take off from Morristown, New

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DV01 Concept Bicycle Blends Simplicity and Style

DV01 Concept Bicycle Blends Simplicity and Style

This bike may look pretty simple at first glance--and that's the idea. But the DV01 boasts beautiful wood details, including a solid straight wood handlebar and a gorgeous wood storage rack. David Qvick

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Maxximus LNG 2000 is the World’s First Natural Gas-Powered Supercar

Maxximus LNG 2000 is the World’s First Natural Gas-Powered Supercar

When you think of a 1,600-horsepower V8 supercar, “green” isn’t the first word that comes to mind. But designer Marlon Kirby and car builder David B. McMahan are aiming to change all

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Cargill, Shell and Honda Team Up to Make Gasoline from Pine Cones and Corn Husks

Cargill, Shell and Honda Team Up to Make Gasoline from Pine Cones and Corn Husks

Cargill, Shell and Honda -- giants in the worlds of agriculture, petroleum and automotive manufacturing -- have teamed up to fund a company called Virent that has developed an inexpensive process to turn

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Toyota Opens First Pipeline-Fed Hydrogen Fueling Station in U.S.

Toyota Opens First Pipeline-Fed Hydrogen Fueling Station in U.S.

There are a handful of hydrogen fueling stations around the country, but the newest one near LAX in Torrance, California, is different: the Shell station built on land leased from Toyota is fueled by an

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Honda Executives Hint That They’ll be Bringing the Acura NSX Back as a Hybrid

Honda Executives Hint That They’ll be Bringing the Acura NSX Back as a Hybrid

Executives at Honda recently hinted to Automotive News that they'll be reincarnating the Acura NSX as a lean, mean, green machine. The NSX went out of production in 2005 and rumors have been going around

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Supercharged Honda Mugen CR-Z Hybrid to Debut at Goodwood Festival of Speed

Supercharged Honda Mugen CR-Z Hybrid to Debut at Goodwood Festival of Speed

The Goodwood Festival of Speed is mostly about, well, speed, but fans of the British festival of all things automotive are anticipating that a new Honda hybrid will be at the event -- and it will have

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