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Ford Investigates Bubble Technology to Make Cars 10% Lighter, More Efficient

Ford Investigates Bubble Technology to Make Cars 10% Lighter, More Efficient

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

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UK’s Cella Energy Develops Hydrogen ‘Micro Beads’ That Could Fuel Cars for $1.50 Per Gallon

UK’s Cella Energy Develops Hydrogen ‘Micro Beads’ That Could Fuel Cars for $1.50 Per Gallon

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

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Japan Charges Electric Cars With Soft Drink Vending Machines

Japan Charges Electric Cars With Soft Drink Vending Machines

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

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Old Subway Cars Transformed into Cool London Art Studios

Old Subway Cars Transformed into Cool London Art Studios

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

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New Lithium-Ion Batteries Could Significantly Extend the Range of Electric Cars

New Lithium-Ion Batteries Could Significantly Extend the Range of Electric Cars

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.

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BMW Officially Announces “i” Brand For Electric Cars and Plug-Ins

BMW Officially Announces “i” Brand For Electric Cars and Plug-Ins

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

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China Announces Plans to Make 1 Million Electric Cars Per Year By 2015

China Announces Plans to Make 1 Million Electric Cars Per Year By 2015

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

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Lack of Standard for Fast-Charging EV Stations Means Some Cars Can’t Plug In

Lack of Standard for Fast-Charging EV Stations Means Some Cars Can’t Plug In

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

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Do Electric Cars Attract Rat Squatters?

Do Electric Cars Attract Rat Squatters?

It looks like the Cars.com's brand new Chevy Volt extended range plug-in vehicle has had a little run in with a furry rodent, and the rodent won. While parked in a garage in downtown Chicago during last

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Deceiving Eco Art: Is This One Huge Bus or Fifty Cars?

Deceiving Eco Art: Is This One Huge Bus or Fifty Cars?

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.

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Top 7 Sexiest Green Cars From the 2011 Detroit Auto Show!

Top 7 Sexiest Green Cars From the 2011 Detroit Auto Show!

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

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The iMo: If Apple Designed Electric Cars…

The iMo: If Apple Designed Electric Cars…

No, Steve Jobs has not decided to tackle the automobile market. This concept electric vehicle is the work of French designer Anthony Jannarelly who conducted an independent study for a future robotic car

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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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Anaesthesia Gases Equal the Emissions of 1 Million Cars

Anaesthesia Gases Equal the Emissions of 1 Million Cars

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

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BMW Unveils Recyclable Eco Subway Cars for Poland

BMW Unveils Recyclable Eco Subway Cars for Poland

Think public transportation isn't sexy? What about if BMW designs your city's subway system? The luxury auto maker did just that in Poland, where it plans to launch the Inspiro subway car. Created by

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Los Angeles Auto Show Unveils Eco Cars of the Future

Los Angeles Auto Show Unveils Eco Cars of the Future

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

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GM to Use Recycled Oil Spill Cleanup Materials in New Cars

GM to Use Recycled Oil Spill Cleanup Materials in New Cars

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

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Communicars Link Together for a New Type of Mass Transit

Communicars Link Together for a New Type of Mass Transit

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

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Angel Car: World’s First Mobile Charging Station For Electric Cars

Angel Car: World’s First Mobile Charging Station For Electric Cars

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

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Hyundai To Sell Hydrogen Fuel Cell Cars In 2012

Hyundai To Sell Hydrogen Fuel Cell Cars In 2012

In a bid to one-up their competition, Hyundai has announced that they will sell hydrogen fuel cell cars starting in 2012 - three years before Toyota, Honda and the rest of the competition. Seeing that

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China Developing Traffic-Straddling Bus That Drives Over Cars

China Developing Traffic-Straddling Bus That Drives Over Cars

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

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LA Beyond Cars: A Global Perspective on Rail and Public Space

LA Beyond Cars: A Global Perspective on Rail and Public Space

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

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Shipping Containers and Cars Stacked High as Colorful Eco Sculptures!

Shipping Containers and Cars Stacked High as Colorful Eco Sculptures!

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,

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Breakthrough Process Increases Efficiency in Hydrogen Fuel Cell Cars

Breakthrough Process Increases Efficiency in Hydrogen Fuel Cell Cars

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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Toyota Partners With Tesla to Make Electric Cars!

Toyota Partners With Tesla to Make Electric Cars!

Here's some news that's sure to get green car fans revved up: Toyota just announced that it will invest $50 million in Tesla Motors and the two companies will partner to manufacture electric vehicles to

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Americans Ditch Over 4,000,000 Cars in 2009 for Alternative Transportation

Americans Ditch Over 4,000,000 Cars in 2009 for Alternative Transportation

Photo by Kodiax2 We Americans love our cars, (or at least that's what they've been telling us all these years) but this last year showed a remarkable drop in car ownership - down by 4,000,000 vehicles!

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Top 5 Green Cars at the LA Auto Show!

Top 5 Green Cars at the LA Auto Show!

The LA Auto Show is off and running, and Inhabitat was on the scene earlier this week to witness the unveiling of all the lean, green rides on display. Throughout the show we were struck by the array of

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Self-Heating Radiator Roads Save Cars From Icy Conditions

Self-Heating Radiator Roads Save Cars From Icy Conditions

It's about that time of the year when roads start freezing over and cars slip-slide into accidents. Fortunately for drivers, Researchers at the University of Houston, Texas want to make these ice-related

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Solar Parking Lot of the Future Does Much More Than Park Cars

Solar Parking Lot of the Future Does Much More Than Park Cars

We're pretty certain that parking lots of the future will be more than just storage areas for our vehicles. They'll generate their own power, have morphing advertisements, and likely recharge cars as

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Solar Filling Stations: On-Demand Fuel for Electric Cars and Bikes

Solar Filling Stations: On-Demand Fuel for Electric Cars and Bikes

The problem with grid-powered electric cars, bikes, and scooters is that you never know what's supplying their energy. Is it coal, solar, nuclear, or some combination of the three? Enter the E-Move

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