German automaker BMW has announced that it is gearing up its Leipzig factory to manufacture electric vehicles, which are expected to roll off the factory floor starting in 2013. The news comes as the
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If you're one of many greenies who recently purchased a 2010 Toyota Prius, turn that ride right around. The Japanese company has just announced that it's recalling 437,000 of its hybrid cars because of a
A person who drives 60 miles to work every day has different needs than someone who drives across town. So instead of designing electric cars to match the performance of petroleum-powered vehicles,
What if you could drive onto the highway, take your hands off the wheel, and sit back and read a book? That might not be as far-fetched as you might think if an EU-financed research project is successful.
It's almost time again for the Tokyo Motor Show, Japan's biennial auto show that is famous for showcasing the latest and greatest concept cars. This year's show doesn't take place until October 24, but
When Stonehedge was created, its builders used stones — making the space all about stone and light. Cycles and spirits. Seasons and sacrifice. Today, the “beings” that dominate our
The U.S. postal service currently owns of one of the largest vehicle fleets on the planet, and they recently announced a monumental measure to replace 6,500 aging gas guzzling vehicles with more fuel
This past Sunday, in New York City, the unthinkable happened: Broadway was officially closed... to cars that is. As part of Mayor Bloomberg's plan to reduce traffic in the city, two sections of Broadway,
These days it seems that every car manufacturer in the world is desperately trying to green their entire line of vehicles, and nowhere was this trend more evident than at this year's Geneva Motor Show. We
Mixing beer with driving is usually not a good idea, but throw in a political convention and you may be on to something. In an effort to green the upcoming Democratic National Convention, the Democratic
We are big fans of the TV show Mythbusters, so when we found out about their tests pitting gas vehicles against electric vehicles in 5 extreme tests, we couldn't help but take notice. The myth: gas
A panel lecture entitled “The Road to Widespread Adoption of Electric Vehicles” will be happening at the New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS) on February 11th, 2010 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The
Shanghai to San Francisco in two hours flat? It’s possible, according to the Harbin Institute of Technology, which is developing a supersonic submarine capable of traveling at a blistering 3600 mph.
Inspired by the hyper-modern Coop Himmelb(l)au-designed architecture at BMW Welt, Point.One S's sleek organic shape blends superior functionality and design into a symbol for environmentally friendly
New York-based architects Stereotank have an established practice designing interactive installations and oversized musical instruments and have often used recycled rainwater tanks in their work. Now, in
Although The Solar Orchid project is currently only a concept proposal, Spark Architects believes the project would complement the government's recent initiative to develop floating solar islands in
The Unsung Heroes of Urban Design: How Bike Bollards Protect Pedestrians & Property While Providing Bike Parking
Sometimes the most well-designed and useful objects are the ones you hardly notice at all. Case in point: bike bollards. You've probably encountered a bollard at one time or another (they look like
The office of California Governor Jerry Brown has revealed it is considering legislation to ease environmental compliance laws for Tesla Motors in an effort to woo the company to build its first
The annual Shell-Eco Marathon challenges student teams around the world to design the best ultra energy-efficient vehicle, which is then put to the test during racing events in Asia, America and Europe.
A new study by a team from Stanford presents a "roadmap" for converting California's all-purpose energy infrastructure over to renewable sources by 2050. The paper, published in the journal Energy,
Compared to BMW, Audi has received criticism for its lack of electric vehicles, but the automaker recently announced that it's working on a plan to offer a plug-in hybrid version of each of its key models
NYC’s High Line is a project that exemplifies effective adaptive urban re-use in a city that is littered with structures and spaces that have since reached the end of their useful life. By turning an
Last week Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that the automaker will deliver 100,000 electric vehicles in 2015. The news sent Tesla's stock up five percent the morning after Musk released the statement.
It's happening! After much speculation, Panasonic Corporation and Tesla Motors have struck a formal agreement over the Japanese company's manufacture and supply of lithium-ion batteries for the electric
A team from the Stanford School of Engineering has made a breakthrough in lithium-ion battery design that is expected to result in more stable batteries for electric vehicles (EVs) and significantly
Australian team Sunswift destroyed a 26-year old record for the world’s fastest long-range electric vehicle this week, traveling over 310 miles at an average of 62 mph. The previous record clocked in at
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