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1,980 MPG Student-Designed Car Wins the Mallory Park Fuel Efficiency Challenge!

1,980 MPG Student-Designed Car Wins the Mallory Park Fuel Efficiency Challenge!

The young students at Kingdown School in Wiltshire, England are wise beyond their years, having built the car that was the winner of the Mallory Park Mileage Marathon. The amazing energy efficient car

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California Hybrids Will Lose Their HOV Status This Friday

California Hybrids Will Lose Their HOV Status This Friday

If you live in California, it's time to trade in your Prius for a Tesla Model S. This Friday, July 1st, the state will strip hybrids of their HOV carpool lane access -- six months after originally

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Google Succeeds in Making Driverless Cars Legal in Nevada

Google Succeeds in Making Driverless Cars Legal in Nevada

We recently told you that Google was lobbying Nevada legislators to make driverless cars legal on state roads, and now it's official - Assembly Bill No 511 just passed! The legislature makes it legal for

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VIDEO: Inhabitat Test Drives the Chevy Volt!

VIDEO: Inhabitat Test Drives the Chevy Volt!

When Chevrolet offered me a chance to test drive their brand new electric car, the Chevy Volt, several months ago I jumped at the chance. After all, I have been following the growing momentum of

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Toyota and Parlee Cycles Team Up to Develop New Bicycle Based on Prius Design Principles

Toyota and Parlee Cycles Team Up to Develop New Bicycle Based on Prius Design Principles

To commemorate the 10 year anniversary of the Prius and a decade of environmentally sustainable transportation, Toyota has teamed up with Parlee Cycles in an effort to create a bicycle based on Prius

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Virgin America’ New Fuel-Efficient LEAP Engines Will Save $1.6 Million Per Plane

Virgin America’ New Fuel-Efficient LEAP Engines Will Save $1.6 Million Per Plane

With the cost of air travel soaring this year due to the rising cost of fuel, many travelers have been cutting back, or not traveling at all. Today, Virgin America announced plans to switch to a new breed

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New Ford Fusion’s MPG Rating Could Make It a Match for the Toyota Prius

New Ford Fusion’s MPG Rating Could Make It a Match for the Toyota Prius

Ford has some exciting new vehicles in the works, including a new Ford Fusion Hybrid that will reportedly get as much as 48 mpg, which could rival the Toyota Prius. The latest Ford Inside News report also

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Pure Air: Prius Solar Power Ventilation System Modified to Clean Air in Huts

Pure Air: Prius Solar Power Ventilation System Modified to Clean Air in Huts

Witmer's inspiration from the idea came from his many camping trips where he cooks over open fires. Even though he cooks outdoors, the smoke from the fire still burns his eyes and irritates his lungs,

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Rapid Prototyping Brings ‘Ideas for Good’ to Life at CMU

Rapid Prototyping Brings ‘Ideas for Good’ to Life at CMU

Toyota's Ideas for Good challenge began just seven months ago when the company opened up five of its most innovative technologies and asked people to come up with ways they could be used outside of cars.

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Designers Use Toyota’s Technologies to Create ‘Ideas for Good’

Designers Use Toyota’s Technologies to Create ‘Ideas for Good’

We really love green cars, but you know what we love even more? Practical green designs that make the world a better place. With the Ideas for Good competition, Toyota has merged the two into one by

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Hyundai Announces It Will Offer Plug-in Hybrid in 2013

Hyundai Announces It Will Offer Plug-in Hybrid in 2013

Joining the ranks of automakers a little late to the hybrid party, Hyundai just announced plans to offer a plug-in hybrid by 2013. An unnamed company official told Reuters this weekend that Hyundai

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Smart Car Covered in Illustrated Tweets by Johanna Basford Unveiled in UK

Smart Car Covered in Illustrated Tweets by Johanna Basford Unveiled in UK

What will the future hold? That's the question Smart recently put to the Twittersphere. The answers were penned onto a Smart Car on the Smart Urban Stage in London by illustrator Johanna Basford. Basford

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Salesforce and Toyota Will Develop Toyota Friend, a Social Network for Toyota Customers

Salesforce and Toyota Will Develop Toyota Friend, a Social Network for Toyota Customers

The auto industry continues to strengthen its ties with Silicon Valley: Toyota and cloud computing company Salesforce have just teamed up to develop Toyota Friend, a private social network to connect

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Toyota Prius Alpha Orders 8 Times Higher Than Expected Demand

Toyota Prius Alpha Orders 8 Times Higher Than Expected Demand

Since the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, Toyota has been struggling to bring its factories back up to normal production level - they're aiming to return to full capacity by the end of the year. That's a

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Google Lobbies to Allow Self-Driving Cars on Nevada Roads

Google Lobbies to Allow Self-Driving Cars on Nevada Roads

Apparently Google's self-driving cars are more than just a concept - the company has tested a fleet of 6 fully autonomous Toyota Priuses and an Audi TT on California roads, and is now lobbying Nevada

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Aerodynamic Seven Electric Car Achieves Super Efficient 207.5 MPGe

Aerodynamic Seven Electric Car Achieves Super Efficient 207.5 MPGe

After falling short in last summer’s Progressive Automotive X-Prize competition, the Illuminati team’s vehicle, “Seven,” has recently proven itself, hitting 207.5 miles per gallon equivalent at a

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Google’s New Green Campus Will Be Designed by German Architectural Powerhouse Ingenhoven

Google’s New Green Campus Will Be Designed by German Architectural Powerhouse Ingenhoven

Google has been going strong, investing in a number of cutting edge green initiatives. With their team growing as quickly as their insatiable taste for innovation, the search engine powerhouse has

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Toyota To Make Plug-in Capability Standard on All 2014 Prius Models

Toyota To Make Plug-in Capability Standard on All 2014 Prius Models

According to The Nikkei, Toyota plans to make plug-in capabilities standard on all of its fourth-gen Prius hybrid models debuting in 2014. This is even bigger news than it sounds, since Toyota recently

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Toyota and WiTricity To Develop New Wireless Charging Tech That Requires No Contact

Toyota and WiTricity To Develop New Wireless Charging Tech That Requires No Contact

Toyota is partnering with Massachusett’s-based WiTricity to develop a new kind of wireless charging for electric vehicles that doesn’t require contact. Called “resonance,” this new

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Prius-Powered Roller Coaster is Made Up of Toyota Parts

Prius-Powered Roller Coaster is Made Up of Toyota Parts

Toyota and Pittsburgh-based Deeplocal have teamed up to create a Prius-powered hybrid roller coaster. The idea was to see if the car’s braking energy could be harvested to power other parts of a theme

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Telematics: Microsoft and Toyota Announce Partnership on Electric Car Management Systems

Telematics: Microsoft and Toyota Announce Partnership on Electric Car Management Systems

Toyota Motor Corporation and Microsoft have announced that they will partner to bring telematics (a.k.a. the integrated use of telecommunications and informatics) to the smart grid via Microsoft's Azure

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Google Purchases Dubai’s World of Islands to Reconfigure into Google Shaped Floating Cities

Google Purchases Dubai’s World of Islands to Reconfigure into Google Shaped Floating Cities

At the beginning of 2011, Dubai's most notorious man-made islands, a.k.a. The World, made a splash with news that they were slowly but surely sinking into the sea. Now, in a bizarre twist of events that

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Lexus CT200h Hybrid: Stylish, Energy Efficient and Economical

Lexus CT200h Hybrid: Stylish, Energy Efficient and Economical

Move over, entry-level hybrids -- the Lexus CT 200h is coming to dealerships near you. The new hybrid bridges the gap between the drivable Toyota Prius and hot hybrid sports cars with its sleek and

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Japan’s Earthquake and High Gas Prices Lead to a Shortage of the Toyota Prius

Japan’s Earthquake and High Gas Prices Lead to a Shortage of the Toyota Prius

Car dealers across the United States are facing a shortfall of Japanese fuel-efficient cars as rising gas prices and uncertainty about new shipments coming in from Japan have increased demand. Toyota and

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Google Aids in Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami by Designing Person Finder Tool

Google Aids in Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami by Designing Person Finder Tool

We're pretty impressed with Google this morning. In the wake of the horrendous earthquake and ensuing tsunami that hit Japan earlier today, the search engine could be sitting around working on their

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Toyota Unveils Future Plan to Release 10 More Electric and Hybrid Vehicles by 2015

Toyota Unveils Future Plan to Release 10 More Electric and Hybrid Vehicles by 2015

Yesterday we reported on Toyota’s hybrid car sales topping 3 million vehicles worldwide and this morning the automaker announced that there’s a lot more where those came from. In their

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Toyota Hybrid Car Sales Top 3 Million Vehicles Worldwide

Toyota Hybrid Car Sales Top 3 Million Vehicles Worldwide

So far it's been a big year for the Toyota Prius - not only did the world's most popular hybrid car receive an official pluralization (Prii), but Toyota just announced that its hybrid sales have topped 3

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Google Unveils Self-Driving Prius That Can Race Around Rooftop Park Lot

Google Unveils Self-Driving Prius That Can Race Around Rooftop Park Lot

Last year we reported on Google developing a self-driving car that uses artificial-intelligence software to sense anything near it and  makes decisions that would otherwise be made by the driver.

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