With a real-life driving range of about 80 miles, the current generation of the Nissan Leaf can't travel very far - but the next Leaf will have a much longer range. While it still won't be able to travel
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An earthquake early warning system for California was finalized two years ago and passed into law last year, but it has not yet been implemented pending funding. Given that estimates of the cost of last
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
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
Located less than a half-mile off the shores of Normandy, the tiny medieval town of Mont-Saint-Michel marks one of France's most visited and famous landmarks. A Norman Benedictine abbey and monastery rise
On June 6th, Fred Heutte's presentation to the Northwest Power and Conservation Council Natural Gas Advisory Committee blew away idea of abundant, cheap natural gas like a compressor station blow-down.
Nelson has built everything from adorable wooden car campers to airy, multi-story treehouses. Completed just last week and made from salvaged materials, his 200-square-foot house was created in his
Tesla Motors passed an important milestone in June as its rapidly expanding Supercharger network delivered more than one gigawatt hour of energy (GWh) to Model S electric vehicles - that's enough energy
The Organic London Skyscraper seeks to reduce waste while minimizing construction costs. At first the building would be constructed with an ornate structure modeled after bamboo scaffolding common in
Three-Wheeled Toyota i-ROAD Electric Vehicle Becomes Part of France’s Smart City Car Sharing Program
Adorable EV alert! With its unique three wheel design and compact footprint, Toyota's i-ROAD electric vehicle represents the future of personal transport. And now drivers in Grenoble, France will have a
Curitiba’s green initiatives originated in the 1960s with its mayor, Jaime Lerner, who famously said, “This city is not for cars,” well before smart growth principles were adopted in the more
Recently, prolific Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde and civil engineering firm Heijmans nabbed headlines by installing the world's first glow-in-the-dark road in the Netherlands. The futuristic road is
Despite recent battles with the state of New Jersey, Tesla has just received approval to build its first service center in north New Jersey. Last week, the Paramus Zoning Board of Adjustment unanimously
SkyTran Inc. and Israel Aerospace Industries just signed an agreement to build a high-speed, levitating, energy-efficient transportation system at the Israel Aerospace Industry (IAI) campus in Lod,
Are you thinking about buying a green car but don't know where to start? Or maybe you can't afford a new car and want to improve the one you have? If so, this infographic from Southside Motor Factors
Toyota has officially unveiled its new hydrogen fuel cell sedan in Japan. The fuel cell sedan was previewed last year as a concept and now Toyota is giving the world a first look at the production
Testing automated vehicles is a risky process, which is why Michigan's Department of Transportation and the University of Michigan have joined forces to create a 30-acre urban environment that will be
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