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Toyota to Unveil Hydrogen Powered FCV-R Concept at Tokyo Auto Show

Toyota to Unveil Hydrogen Powered FCV-R Concept at Tokyo Auto Show

Toyota is about to showcase a new low-emissions vehicle at the Tokyo Auto Show that could be the next big jump forward for them. But this new car is no Prius mini van - it's way cooler. Called the

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Tiny Prius Model C to Debut at Tokyo Motor Show

Tiny Prius Model C to Debut at Tokyo Motor Show

Hard to believe the Toyota Prius is 15 years old as a brand. After only a few tweaks in design over the years, Toyota is finally letting loose some new form factors of the proven technology. They just

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Plug-in Prius Wins the 2011 Rallye International Vert de Montreal

Plug-in Prius Wins the 2011 Rallye International Vert de Montreal

Fifty kilometers per hour isn't much--just 31 miles per hour--but that's still a reasonable driving speed for alternative energy cars built for city driving. Toyota Canada engineer Vinh Pham drove the

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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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New Axeon Battery Could Extend Electric Car Range by 35%

New Axeon Battery Could Extend Electric Car Range by 35%

UK manufacturer Axeon has successfully led a consortium to develop a new battery pack that could extend the range of electric vehicles by 35 percent. That would be enough to make your Chevy Volt go 50

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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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Toyota’s Plug-in Prius Pricing Revealed

Toyota’s Plug-in Prius Pricing Revealed

We recently brought you an advance look at the 2013 plug-in Prius, which was just revealed at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Now pricing details are coming out along with the plan for a gradual rollout across

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Sleepbox: Weary Travelers Can Take Power Naps Almost Anywhere in This Tiny Receptacle

Sleepbox: Weary Travelers Can Take Power Naps Almost Anywhere in This Tiny Receptacle

The beauty of the Sleepbox 01 lies in both its simplicity and its price tag. Instead of forking out $150 or more for an expensive hotel room, or dealing with roach-infested urban shacks on the other end

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Vycon Plans to Tap Speeding Subway Trains for Immense Amounts of Kinetic Energy

Vycon Plans to Tap Speeding Subway Trains for Immense Amounts of Kinetic Energy

London, New York, Paris - what do they all have in common? Apart from being among the world's most energy-hungry cities, they all have underground subway systems. These public transport systems help

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TEST DRIVE: The Chevy Volt vs. The Plug-in Prius

TEST DRIVE: The Chevy Volt vs. The Plug-in Prius

We were surprised how much more upmarket the Volt felt compared to the plug-in Prius. We have to mention that the vehicle we were driving was not a final production model, so some features and trim might

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Smart’s Forvision EV Concept Features a Futuristic Yet Funky Form

Smart’s Forvision EV Concept Features a Futuristic Yet Funky Form

The most striking feature of the car is the hexagon sprinkled roof. The glass top is covered in solar cells and the numerous shaped boxes covering them work as light transmitters that use the solar energy

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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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Inhabitat Takes the New Yaris 2012 for a Test Drive!

Inhabitat Takes the New Yaris 2012 for a Test Drive!

The 2nd generation Yaris will soon be hitting local dealerships, offering increased fuel efficiency at an incredible value. Recently, Inhabitat was asked to preview the Yaris, and we were more that happy

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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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Study Finds That Non-Whites Are Less Likely to Purchase a Low Emissions Vehicle

Study Finds That Non-Whites Are Less Likely to Purchase a Low Emissions Vehicle

A study by Green Lining in the State of California showed that low-emission vehicle owners are disproportionately white compared with the state's demographic. The study found that 70% of hybrid vehicle

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Google’s Self Driving Car Crashes – But It May Not Be How You Think

Google’s Self Driving Car Crashes – But It May Not Be How You Think

We've been following Google's awesome self-driving car since the search giant broke the news last fall that it was developing an autonomous, robotic car that drives itself. By using sensors and specially

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China’s Hongqi HQ3 Takes on Google’s Driverless Cars with 177-Mile Road Trip

China’s Hongqi HQ3 Takes on Google’s Driverless Cars with 177-Mile Road Trip

You may have thought we were years away from people accepting electric cars, much less driverless ones like the Prius fleet Google has been testing on Nevada's roads. But China has now stepped into the

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MoMA’s Talk to Me Exhibit Explores Communication Between People & Objects

MoMA’s Talk to Me Exhibit Explores Communication Between People & Objects

As denizens of the 21st Century, we're so in-tune with technology that we don't want just plain old computerized gadgets and time-saving machines anymore. Instead, we want relationships with our

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Helios Eco Trailer: The Entertainment Industry’s First Solar Hybrid Vehicle

Helios Eco Trailer: The Entertainment Industry’s First Solar Hybrid Vehicle

With so many green transportation designs out there, you’d think that an eco-friendly entertainment production trailer would already exist, but the recently released Helios Eco trailer is taking the

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Colorful Frii Concept Bike is Built from Injection-Molded Recycled Plastic

Colorful Frii Concept Bike is Built from Injection-Molded Recycled Plastic

Israeli industrial design student Dror Peleg has designed a colorful concept that combines two of our favorite things: cycling and recycling. Peleg's Frii bike strays far from the norm - not only in

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Semprius Unveils Powerful Micro Solar Cell That Can Fit On A Pinhead!

Semprius Unveils Powerful Micro Solar Cell That Can Fit On A Pinhead!

Solar start-up comany Semprius just unveiled an ultra-tiny solar cell that is half the size of a pinhead and (when combined with powerful but inexpensive lenses) can concentrate sunlight more than 11,000

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Mind-Reading Prius Bike Can Shift Gears with Just a Thought!

Mind-Reading Prius Bike Can Shift Gears with Just a Thought!

The Prius Projects Concept Bike has reached its final stage, and it has just been revealed that Toyota and Parlee Cycles are working with DeepLocal to bring some incredible technology to the green

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Keha3′s Flexible Bike Racks Evoke Fields of Grass and Flowers

Keha3′s Flexible Bike Racks Evoke Fields of Grass and Flowers

We love that more and more people are using green transportation to get around, and design studios are reacting positively to the trend by giving bicyclists a way to keep cycles safe while also looking

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Toyota’s Breakthrough M2LFh Technology Will Remove 95% of Ozone from the Air

Toyota’s Breakthrough M2LFh Technology Will Remove 95% of Ozone from the Air

Ozone is a ground-level air pollutant that plagues cities, especially those overrun by cars. But now Toyota's Central Research and Development labs have announced the development of a material that

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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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Feral Houses: Matali Crasset Completes the First of Four Forest Retreats in France

Feral Houses: Matali Crasset Completes the First of Four Forest Retreats in France

Crasset’s Maison Sylvestres enable guests to become one with the lush forest that surrounds them. The first of the four cabins will open this week, quaintly called The Birdhouse (Le Nichoir). Situated

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UPDATE: 4,000+ Nissan LEAFs Have Now Been Sold in the U.S.

UPDATE: 4,000+ Nissan LEAFs Have Now Been Sold in the U.S.

Not only is the Nissan LEAF is World Car of the Year for 2011 and a Top Safety Pick from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, it is also selling like hotcakes! Even though the electric vehicle is

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Toyota Plans to Re-Enter the Electric Vehicle Fray With the Tiny Scion iQ EV

Toyota Plans to Re-Enter the Electric Vehicle Fray With the Tiny Scion iQ EV

After thanking the 1,233 US dealers present at a recent gathering in Las Vegas for their joint contributions of $11.5 million (that is being used to help with the Japanese disaster relief), Japanese

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DIY: Make Your Own HEPA Air Filtration System for Just $30!

DIY: Make Your Own HEPA Air Filtration System for Just $30!

For some of us, allergens are our worst enemy -- the fresh pollen of spring, fall foliage, and of course the ever present dust, mold and animal dander. Sometimes the only solution is a high-tech air

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