How do you recycle a 1963 International ice cream truck after it's done serving tasty treats? "Art in the Streets," a new exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, has repurposed one as an
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A gleaming new cable car system will soon carry 2,500 people across the Thames every hour, doing the work of 40 buses. The new landmark of the east Thames was designed by architects Wilkinson Eyre and
Car enthusiasts rejoiced when BMW launched their car sharing program, BMW on Demand, last year in Munich. Now the program has been upgraded for the tech-savvy. With BMW DriveNow, users can download an
President Barack Obama will be speaking at Georgetown University today on the future of America's energy security. The President's remarks are set to be focused on the goal of reducing American dependence
An ambitious new proposal in the European Union calls for the elimination of fossil fuel-burning vehicles in cities by the year 2050. The radical plan, proposed by the European Commission, would prohibit
Ford Motors is looking into a new technology produced at MIT labs that could make cars lighter and more fuel-efficient by injecting micro bubbles into plastic components. The technology, which is now
With social unrest in the Middle East and North Africa raising more concerns over our reliance on fossil fuels, and the horrific earthquake in Japan underscoring the dangers of nuclear power, we are
There's no reason you shouldn't allow yourself a little recharge when it comes time to power up your EV. To cut overall costs, ten Japanese companies will begin installing electric vehicle chargers at the
Located on top of an old brick warehouse in Shoreditch, London, Village Underground provides affordable studio space for young artists (around 15 pounds per week). The subway cars act as working spaces
Range anxiety is one of the biggest hurdles facing electric cars today. For electric vehicles to truly become mainstream, batteries will have to provide a longer range and become much cheaper.
BMW has been talking about launching an electric car/hybrid sub brand for a while, although the German manufacturer had withheld its official name and details about models until this week: the future
Just as President Obama announced his goal of placing one million electric cars on U.S. roads by 2015, China has announced plans to manufacture 1 million per year by 2015. According to an article from
Without an established industry standard for quick-charge electric vehicle (EV) stations, the city of Chicago has still decided to go ahead with a program to install seventy-three, $65,000 public
Swedish advertising company, Acne, put together a rather eye-catching advertising campaign for Flygbussarna, an airport coach bus service, to inspire individual car drivers to take the coach bus instead.
Porsche 918 RSR Hybrid Race Car Porsche kicked off the Detroit Auto Show with a bang as they unveiled the pulse-pounding 918 RSR, a brand new powerhouse hybrid racer. The smoothly sculpted 767 horsepower
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.
It turns out the airline industry may not be the largest contributor to global warming after all. According to a joint study from the University of Copenhagen and NASA (along with anaesthesiologists from
Now before you start looking for the flying car that Back To The Future Part II promised us we'd have by 2015, I must warn you that you won't find it. What you will find however are some of the most
If you're in the market for a GM car, you may soon be sitting among recycled Gulf oil spill materials. With partner GDC, GM is cleaning and recycling the infamous absorbent booms from the Gulf and will
The Communicar is a commuter electrical vehicle that combines the advantages of mass transit with those of the automobile. It is a car that can hook up with its compatriots bumper-to-bumper to form long
While the electric car is slowly being embraced by auto manufacturers and the public alike, the lack of charging stations has prevented it from fully being accepted by car-purchasing consumers. At the end
We're all for creative public transportation, but this scheme from Shenzhen Hashi Future Parking Equipment Co. may go a little too far. The so-called Straddling Bus looks kind of like an above-ground
Los Angeles is taking a progressive look at public transportation and railLA is leading the way, bringing together the forces of the Los Angeles Chapters of the American Institute of Architects and the
Shipping containers are often repurposed as houses, apartments and studios, but Swedish artist Michael Johansson sees them as building blocks for his sculptures. In a new exhibit in Umeå, Sweden,
Researchers at Purdue University have discovered a new highly efficient technique for making hydrogen fuel cells for vehicles. Dubbed hydrothermolysis, the new process uses a high hydrogen-content
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