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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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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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LA Auto Show: Kia Unveils the 2011 Optima Hybrid

LA Auto Show: Kia Unveils the 2011 Optima Hybrid

A recent survey shows that Kia has established itself as the leading auto maker among Generation Y car buyers, beating out the likes of Honda and Toyota. So with the unveiling of their brand new 2011

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The Dragonfly: A Hydrogen-Powered Personal Helicopter

The Dragonfly: A Hydrogen-Powered Personal Helicopter

Hydrogen cars are so last week -- what the world needs more of are hydrogen-powered helicopters! At least that's what Ricardo Cavalcanti of Avimech believes. The brainchild behind the 'Dragonfly',

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$10 Million Auto X-Prize Announces Ultra-Efficient Winners!

$10 Million Auto X-Prize Announces Ultra-Efficient Winners!

The Progressive Auto X Prize has just announced the winners of its $10 million contest to design and build the world's most efficient eco vehicle, and the grand prize goes to... Edison2 for their

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Miami’s Only LEED Gold Tower Can Withstand 300mph Winds!

Miami’s Only LEED Gold Tower Can Withstand 300mph Winds!

Located in Miami's Brickell Financial District, the new tower hosts over 582,000 sq ft of leasable 'class A' space. And unlike most buildings in the Miami area, the new Brickell building features

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Peace Corps to Start Clean Energy Program in the Americas

Peace Corps to Start Clean Energy Program in the Americas

Since 1961 when President John F. Kennedy established the Peace Corps by executive order, thousands of volunteers have traveled to developing countries to implement programs that range from AIDS education

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Toyota Releasing Prius “Alpha” MPV in 2011

Toyota Releasing Prius “Alpha” MPV in 2011

Toyota is capitalizing on the success of its hybrid Prius by releasing 8 new body styles–the first of which will be a compact van. Dubbed “Alpha”, the MPV will launch in Spring 2011. Now

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Geely Unveils Bug-Like Solar Hybrid Micro Car in Beijing

Geely Unveils Bug-Like Solar Hybrid Micro Car in Beijing

Geely IG has unveiled a new insectoid vehicle at the Beijing Auto Show that may just give the VW Bug a run for its money. The car boasts a hood emblazoned with solar panels, a micro-compact profile, and a

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Songdo Convensia is First LEED-Certified Convention Center in Asia

Songdo Convensia is First LEED-Certified Convention Center in Asia

We first wrote about Korea's Songdo IBD back in September, and now we're thrilled to report that the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has just awarded the ambitious eco-city's convention center a LEED

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Scientists Turn the Everyday T-Shirt into Resilient Body Armor

Scientists Turn the Everyday T-Shirt into Resilient Body Armor

You don't have to be the out-of-this-world kin of the Kents' in order to slip into the wearable armor made for the red-caped crusader. By splicing the carbon in cotton with boron, researchers at the

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University Students Build 2,487 MPG Hypermiling Supercar

University Students Build 2,487 MPG Hypermiling Supercar

GM claims that the Chevy Volt can get 230 MPG under city driving conditions, but that's nothing compared to the 2,487 MPG squeezed out of a combustion engine-powered prototype vehicle built by students at

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Chevy gets 40 MPG without Hybrid Price Tag in their new Cruze Eco

Chevy gets 40 MPG without Hybrid Price Tag in their new Cruze Eco

At the New York Auto Show later this week Chevrolet will debut their new super fuel-efficient mid-size sedan, the Cruze Eco. Clocking in at 40 mpg without hybrid technology means great gas mileage without

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New Ford Interceptor Police Car is 25% More Fuel Efficient

New Ford Interceptor Police Car is 25% More Fuel Efficient

Keep your eyes peeled for this police car in your rear view mirror - the Ford Interceptor, which is a completely badass upgrade from the out-of-date Crown Victoria. Ford debuted its new model last Friday

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Ferrari Unveils 599 HY-KERS Hybrid Supercar

Ferrari Unveils 599 HY-KERS Hybrid Supercar

The 2010 Geneva Auto Show is showcasing some incredible green machines, with scores of auto manufacturers including Porsche and Lotus rolling out fuel-efficient vehicles. The latest to step up to the

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918 Spyder is Porsche’s First Ever Plug In Hybrid Electric Car

918 Spyder is Porsche’s First Ever Plug In Hybrid Electric Car

Photos via Autoblog Porsche recently blew everyone at the Geneva Auto Show out of the water with their freshly unveiled electric concept car - their first plug-in hybrid ever. Dubbed the 918 Spyder,

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Mercedes-Benz Introduces Ultra-Sleek F800 Plug-in Hybrid

Mercedes-Benz Introduces Ultra-Sleek F800 Plug-in Hybrid

Mercedes-Benz is no newcomer to the field of stylish, fuel-efficient cars -- just check out their crazy hybrid F-Cell Roadster or the all-electric Gullwing concept car -- but their new F800 style concept

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Toyota Unveils Cheap, Compact Hybrid Concept

Toyota Unveils Cheap, Compact Hybrid Concept

Toyota recently unveiled the FT-CH, a hybrid concept car that stands to one-up the Prius in terms of price and performance. A full two feet shorter than its predecessor, the compact hybrid is lighter,

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Top 5 Alternative Autos From the Frankfurt Motor Show

Top 5 Alternative Autos From the Frankfurt Motor Show

The Frankfurt International Motor Show or Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung (IAA) is the world’s largest car show, and we were thrilled to discover a slew of incredibly clean machines this year.

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US Postal Service Delivers Plan for Huge Green Roof in NYC

US Postal Service Delivers Plan for Huge Green Roof in NYC

The US Postal Service can now add another notch to their sustainability belt - a huge green roof on top of their Morgan mail processing facility in NYC. The roof taps in at 2.5 acres of native, drought

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Stylish Bamboo Taxis Hit the Streets of the Phillipines

Stylish Bamboo Taxis Hit the Streets of the Phillipines

In the search for a low-cost, fuel-efficient, safe, and environmentally friendly alternative to motorcycles, the mayor of a city in the Philippines recently rolled out two incredible taxis crafted from

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GREEN WEDDING GUIDE: Location

GREEN WEDDING GUIDE: Location

Welcome back to the second installment of our Green Wedding Guide. Last week we talked jewelry, and this week we are going to talk about eco-friendly ways to pick your location. The location of a

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The Cadillac Converj Revealed!

The Cadillac Converj Revealed!

This year's Detroit Motor Show has proven to be an exciting affair, with many major auto manufacturers unveiling plug-in electric and fuel-efficient vehicles. Not willing to be showed up by the Chrysler

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TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: The Ford Fusion Hybrid

TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: The Ford Fusion Hybrid

Ford recently revealed an ambitious plan to offer an entire lineup of fuel-efficient vehicles, and their opening foray will be an impressive mid-sized sedan that they hope will be a Prius-killer! Due

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IS IT GREEN?: ZipCar

IS IT GREEN?: ZipCar

One of the great perpetrators of the United States' wastefulness is urban sprawl, which leads to SOV (single occupancy vehicle) disorder. Many Americans drive to work, and we usually don’t carpool.

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TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: Chrysler Reveals the Dodge EV

TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: Chrysler Reveals the Dodge EV

Recently Chrysler revealed a lean green supercar that can hit 0-60mph in five seconds flat! The Dodge EV features an emission-free 200 kW electric motor and has a driving range of 150-200 miles, leaving

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TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: The XR3 Do-it-yourself Hybrid

TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: The XR3 Do-it-yourself Hybrid

Robert Riley's XR3 is an incredible machine that is able to achieve over 125mpg on biodiesel and a whoping 225mpg in hybrid mode. With its sleek composite shell and ultra-efficient engine we were

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TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: BMW’s Lightweight Cloth Car

TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: BMW’s Lightweight Cloth Car

Early last week, German giants BMW unveiled the GINA Light Visionary Model, a highly anticipated concept set to transform the boundaries of traditional car design. 'GINA', an acronym for "Geometry and

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TRANSPORTATION TUES: NOVA’s ‘Car of the Future’ Online

TRANSPORTATION TUES: NOVA’s ‘Car of the Future’ Online

We don't usually make a habit of asking you to stop reading Inhabitat and send you off to watch television, but this program is definitely worth it. If you live in the US and you weren't paying attention,

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Smart Car is Coming to the US in 2008!

Smart Car is Coming to the US in 2008!

The Smart Car is coming to the United States! And sooner than you might think... The little car that could, manufactured by Daimler, is expected to join the ranks of tiny eco-cars available in the US in

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