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Uganda’s First Electric Car Built by Makerere Students

Uganda’s First Electric Car Built by Makerere Students

A group of 25 Ugandan students from Makerere University's College of Engineering, Art and Design have built Uganda's first electric car, the Kiira EV. Initially designed in 2009, the fabricated car was

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Team Tokai Wins Veolia World Solar Challenge With Sun-Powered Car!

Team Tokai Wins Veolia World Solar Challenge With Sun-Powered Car!

Australia’s Veolia World Solar Challenge just announced that it has crowned a new winner - team Tokai University from Japan! Team Tokai beat first runner-up Nuon Solar by a nose in this sun-powered

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All-Electric DeLorean Car To Hit the Streets in 2013!

All-Electric DeLorean Car To Hit the Streets in 2013!

The iconic DeLorean Motor Company has weathered a stormy past, but it's coming back with a vengeance by introducing an electric version of it gull-winged masterpiece. The company just rolled out a

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The Faraday Electric Bike Goes Incognito With a Classic Look

The Faraday Electric Bike Goes Incognito With a Classic Look

The Faraday was built for the Oregon Manifest design competition, and the design team wanted to keep their cycle's look simple. With a minty fresh paint job, all of the bike's techy pieces are kept

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SOLARCROSS: Brilliant Electric Bike is Boosted by the Sun’s Rays

SOLARCROSS: Brilliant Electric Bike is Boosted by the Sun’s Rays

Inventor Terry Hope has created the Solarcross - a sun-powered electric bike outfitted with three photovoltaic panels, a 24-volt electric motor, and three 5,000 mAh lithium-ion batteries. The brilliant

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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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Ford and U of M Researchers Say Enough Lithium Exists To Power EVs Until 2100

Ford and U of M Researchers Say Enough Lithium Exists To Power EVs Until 2100

Researchers at the University of Michigan and Ford Motor Company have just released a study stating that there is enough lithium in existence to power electric vehicles at least until the year 2100. The

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Aluminum-Celmet Could Increase Electric Vehicle Range by 300%

Aluminum-Celmet Could Increase Electric Vehicle Range by 300%

Much is being done to increase the range of electric vehicles, from improved lithium ion batteries to reducing the chassis weight. However, Japanese company Sumitomo Electric Industries (SEI) have

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Pope Benedict XVI Gets a M-Class Mercedes Hybrid Popemobile

Pope Benedict XVI Gets a M-Class Mercedes Hybrid Popemobile

As the leader of the Catholic Church and 'father' to the planet's 1 billion Catholics, the Pope must always set a good example. Pope Benedict XVI has already been dubbed "the green pope" due to his

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FIRST PHOTOS: Solar-Powered Transforming EDV-01 Emergency Shelter Unveiled!

FIRST PHOTOS: Solar-Powered Transforming EDV-01 Emergency Shelter Unveiled!

The high-tech shelter is designed to provide a sustainable source of vital resources on-site. Four hydraulic legs quickly stabilize the structure on rugged terrain, and an outer wall rises to create a

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Holy Environmentalism Batman! The Dark Knight’s Greener Batmobile

Holy Environmentalism Batman! The Dark Knight’s Greener Batmobile

Holy environmentalism Batman! Considering the Dark Knight has a personal fortune of $7 billion, you would think that Bruce Wayne would have made a greener version of the Batmobile a long time ago.

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France to Deploy All-Electric Garbage Trucks Next Week

France to Deploy All-Electric Garbage Trucks Next Week

The French are not only aiming to keep their streets clean, but green -- next week the country will unveil a next-generation fleet of super quiet, all-electric vehicles that will collect garbage from city

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Supersonic: Removable Battery-Powered EV Concept Car Honored in Michelin Challenge

Supersonic: Removable Battery-Powered EV Concept Car Honored in Michelin Challenge

This three-wheeled beauty is the brainchild of Serbian industrial designer and professor Marko Lukovic, who was honored for his "Supersonic" concept car in the Michelin Challenge Design competition along

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Wind-Powered Car Completes an Epic 5,000km Journey Across Australia

Wind-Powered Car Completes an Epic 5,000km Journey Across Australia

Man has used wind power to travel for centuries, but it is traditionally used on the sea. However, two Germans have decided to harness this natural occurrence to complete an epic road-trip across

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India to Install Solar-Powered Cell Phone Towers This Year

India to Install Solar-Powered Cell Phone Towers This Year

Mobile communications are a big business in India, but they traditionally tend to be powered by coal. However Vihaan Networks Limited (VNL) is set to change all that -- they just announced plans to roll

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New Materials Could Double Chevy Volt Battery Capacity

New Materials Could Double Chevy Volt Battery Capacity

Since its release last December the Chevy Volt has proven to be extremely popular -- it's been crowned the 2011 Green Car of the Year, the North American Car of the Year and its sales eclipsed those of

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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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New Nanomaterial Could Charge Electric Vehicles 40 Times Faster

New Nanomaterial Could Charge Electric Vehicles 40 Times Faster

Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) have developed a new type of material made from "nanoscoops", which can increase the charging speed of small lithium-ion batteries by 40-60 times.

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Billionaire to Invest $131 Million into Paris Carshare Program

Billionaire to Invest $131 Million into Paris Carshare Program

French businessman and billionaire Vincent Bolloré just announced that he will invest $131 million in Autolib, the Parisian electric vehicle car share program that will be launched in the fall of 2011.

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Honda X-Track Hybrid Transforms from Sporty to Street Mode

Honda X-Track Hybrid Transforms from Sporty to Street Mode

The Honda X-Track concept is perfect for environmentally-conscious drivers who want a flashy sports car -- sometimes. Designed by Nikita Kalinin, the hybrid vehicle features a transforming body that can

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Sandia Creates World’s Smallest Single Nanowire Battery

Sandia Creates World’s Smallest Single Nanowire Battery

A team led by Sandia National Laboratories' researcher Jianyu Huang has succeeded in creating the world's smallest battery at a research facility belonging to the Department of Energy. The battery is in

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Tobacco Virus Could Increase Lithium Ion Battery Capacity

Tobacco Virus Could Increase Lithium Ion Battery Capacity

A team of scientists at the University of Maryland recently announced that a virulent disease that destroys tobacco could enhance the energy capacity of lithium-ion batteries by ten times. The virus,

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Takayanagi’s All-Electric Roadster Has a 1920’s Twist

Takayanagi’s All-Electric Roadster Has a 1920’s Twist

Pull out your prohibition apparel because Takayanagi is bringing back a cool new roadster you'll be dying to get behind the wheel of. The Japanese company recently unveiled their throwback to the 1920's

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SRZero EV Completes Epic Journey From Alaska to Argentina

SRZero EV Completes Epic Journey From Alaska to Argentina

A British electric sports car' has just completed an epic journey, travelling from the outskirts of the Arctic Circle all the way to the bottom tip of South America. And if you're trying to calculate what

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Sol Cinema: The World’s Smallest Solar-Powered Movie Theater

Sol Cinema: The World’s Smallest Solar-Powered Movie Theater

While An Inconvenient Truth may have opened our eyes to the perils of global warming, most of us still saw it in a cinema powered by large amounts of electricity. Fortunately, movie fans now have an

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The Electric DeLorean Takes Riders Back to the Future

The Electric DeLorean Takes Riders Back to the Future

If Back to the Future was made today, Doc Brown's DeLorean would probably be an all-electric powerhouse. While we haven't heard about any movie remakes in the pipeline, the electric DeLorean is about to

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Saab’s New 9-3 ePower Will Be an All-Electric Utility Wagon

Saab’s New 9-3 ePower Will Be an All-Electric Utility Wagon

Saab Automobiles will soon be debuting their brand new 9-3 ePower station wagon -- one of their key pieces in an effort to build a green future for their company.  With a prototype of the 9-3 ePower set

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Honda Unveils All-New Electric Scooter, the EV-neo

Honda Unveils All-New Electric Scooter, the EV-neo

It may be awhile before mass-marketed electric vehicles are commercially available, but a new electric scooter can be purchased as early as this winter. Yesterday, Honda unveiled the EV-neo, an all-new,

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All-Electric Tata Nano Revealed in Geneva

All-Electric Tata Nano Revealed in Geneva

We were beyond excited upon learning that the world's cheapest car, the Tata Nano, might be released in hybrid form. But it looks like Tata has skipped the step of going hybrid and has decided to release

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Porsche Unveils 911 Hybrid With Flywheel Speed Booster

Porsche Unveils 911 Hybrid With Flywheel Speed Booster

Green racing fans rejoice! Porsche has just unveiled its 911 GT3 R Hybrid, a 480 horsepower track vehicle ready to rock the 24-hour Nurburgring race this May. Porsche's latest supercar will use the same

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