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Green Overdrive Video: The Electric Mini!

Green Overdrive Video: The Electric Mini!

BMW doesn't have plans to commercially sell its electric Minis, but boy is the car fun to drive. For this week's episode of GigaOM TV's Green Overdrive Show, we drove an electric Mini around LA, and

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Rolls Royce Electric Limousine May Hit Streets in 2012

Rolls Royce Electric Limousine May Hit Streets in 2012

Electric transmissions are jump starting everything from domestic vehicles to public transportion these days, so it was only a matter of time before we heard about an electric limo in the works. Rolls

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Honda CR-Z Hybrid Finishes Second In 25 Hour Endurance Race

Honda CR-Z Hybrid Finishes Second In 25 Hour Endurance Race

There are ways to test hybrid vehicles - emission tests, fuel efficiency experiments, and road trips -- but very few involve a grueling 25 hour endurance race. Recently Honda's CR-Z hybrid proved it was

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First Public Hydrogen Fuel Station Unveiled in The Netherlands

First Public Hydrogen Fuel Station Unveiled in The Netherlands

Europe is truly embracing hydrogen refueling stations -- first we saw Italy install solar-powered pumps, then Germany announced plans for a hydrogen fuel network that will be finished by 2015. The latest

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World’s Greenest Parking Lot to Be at Denver Int’l Airport

World’s Greenest Parking Lot to Be at Denver Int’l Airport

Not only is Denver International Airport one of the prettiest airports around -- its form mimics the Rocky Mountains that loom nearby -- but it is about to bump its green cred sky high. Expected to be the

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Fridge Couch is a Recycled Refrigerator Sofa!

Fridge Couch is a Recycled Refrigerator Sofa!

Fridge Couch is a stylish old-school sofa made from the most unexpected of materials - a recycled refrigerator! The base is a 1982 avocado green Gibson Frost-Clear Deluxe and the seating is a beautiful

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New Mini Cooper Advertisement is Cut into Massive Cornfield

New Mini Cooper Advertisement is Cut into Massive Cornfield

It looks like the aliens have landed, and they want a Mini Cooper! Okay, maybe we jumped to conclusions. Part of an ingenious new ad campaign from the Osnabrück Agency, this clever agency hired a team to

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Massachusetts Set To Install 100 EV Charging Stations!

Massachusetts Set To Install 100 EV Charging Stations!

You'd have expected such news to come from the Prius-loving state of California, but it's actually Massachusetts that has announced that it is going to make life easier for its EV drivers by installing

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First Factory-Built Fisker Karma Hybrid to be Unveiled Next Month

First Factory-Built Fisker Karma Hybrid to be Unveiled Next Month

Henrik Fisker, who designed Aston Martin's DB9 and V8 Vantage and the BMW Z8, is behind what his company is clearly hoping will the sexiest plug-in hybrid to hit the market — the Karma. The first

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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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San Francisco Unveils Solar Powered Stadium for America’s Cup

San Francisco Unveils Solar Powered Stadium for America’s Cup

San Francisco just unveiled a plan to host the 34th America’s Cup yacht race with an epic new amphitheater set on the bay. Proposed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, the plan is based on revitalizing

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MIT’s Seaswarm Robots Could Clean Up Gulf-Sized Spill in a Month

MIT’s Seaswarm Robots Could Clean Up Gulf-Sized Spill in a Month

We can thank MIT for adding another piece of weaponry to our future oil spill cleanup arsenal. Dubbed the Seaswarm, this autonomous 16-foot long, 7- foot wide robot features an oil-absorbing conveyor

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Dazzling Solar Powered OR2 Tree Structure Pops Up in London

Dazzling Solar Powered OR2 Tree Structure Pops Up in London

Don't be startled if you see a luminous pink tree sitting in London's Belgrave Square this weekend -- it's just OR2, a combination shading device and solar-powered chandelier designed by London-based

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Honda Unveils All-New Electric Scooter, the EV-neo

Honda Unveils All-New Electric Scooter, the EV-neo

It may be awhile before mass-marketed electric vehicles are commercially available, but a new electric scooter can be purchased as early as this winter. Yesterday, Honda unveiled the EV-neo, an all-new,

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How Economic Downturn Can be a Driving Force for Sustainability

How Economic Downturn Can be a Driving Force for Sustainability

The world is currently experiencing an economic downturn or recession, but by examining The Great Depression in the 1920-30’s, one may find clues as to what lies ahead for the future of design. Like

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New York City: Share a Cab with a Stranger to Save Emissions

New York City: Share a Cab with a Stranger to Save Emissions

Starting this Friday your taxi ride in New York City might get a little cheaper. The NYC Taxi & Limousine Commission just announced that they are launching a taxi share program where riders will be

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New York Gets Its First Solar Electric Vehicle Charging Station

New York Gets Its First Solar Electric Vehicle Charging Station

We have great news for green-eyed New Yorkers who have been coveting San Francisco's sophisticated electric vehicle charging systems. Beautiful Earth Group, a New York-based sustainable energy company,

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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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Japan’s Otake House Showcases Sleek Passive Solar Design

Japan’s Otake House Showcases Sleek Passive Solar Design

This sleek modern hilltop residence was designed by Japan-based architecture firm Suppose Design Office to make optimal use of passive solar building principles. Every aspect of the residence’s

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TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: Mclaren P11 Supercar

TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: Mclaren P11 Supercar

One of the world's best Formula One teams is set to unveil its latest creation: an environmentally friendly supercar. McLaren says the P11, which will feature a regenerative breaking system and v8

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Chocolate-Powered Race Car Made Out of Vegetables

Chocolate-Powered Race Car Made Out of Vegetables

If we told you that the formula race car of the future is powered by chocolate, features a body made from potatoes, and a steering wheel made from carrots, you might say we've been reading too many

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The Tesla Model-S Revealed!

The Tesla Model-S Revealed!

After months of teasing, Tesla has finally announced the highly expected and hotly desired Tesla Model-S. In keeping with the Tesla Roadster, the Model-S is a gorgeous looking electric vehicle that is

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TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: The Hydrogen Fuel Cell Tractor

TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: The Hydrogen Fuel Cell Tractor

When we were little, many of us were fascinated with the big machines that make our world go round. Although we may have forgotten about them, New Holland just gave us another reason to reminisce. The

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Italdesign Unveils the World’s Fastest Hybrid

Italdesign Unveils the World’s Fastest Hybrid

Renowned supercar designer Italdesign recently revealed the first images of the Namir, a vehicle that they claim will be the fastest hybrid car in the world. Set to be officially unveiled today at the

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The Mini-E Hits the Streets of New York!

The Mini-E Hits the Streets of New York!

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg recently announced that BMW‘s hotly anticipated Mini-E will soon be hitting the streets of NYC! This April BMW will loan the city ten fully-electric Mini Coopers to

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TOP TEN GREEN TRANSPORTATION TRENDS OF 2008

TOP TEN GREEN TRANSPORTATION TRENDS OF 2008

2008 has been an incredible year for green transportation as the world's automakers made strident efforts to green their production lines, cities decided that it's time to give our car-centric lifestyle a

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Inhabitat Blog Picks of the Week

Inhabitat Blog Picks of the Week

With so much sustainable design goodness out there on the world wide interwebs, and so little time to find it all, we thought we would share some of our favorite stories of the week. From wonderfully

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Lotus’ Bio-fueled IceCraft Glides Across the Antarctic

Lotus’ Bio-fueled IceCraft Glides Across the Antarctic

With winter well on its way and snow flurries sweeping the nation, we couldn't contain our excitement for this sleek bio-fueled Concept Ice Vehicle. Designed and developed by Kieron Bradley and polar

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Honda Debuts The Hydrogen-Powered FC Sport

Honda Debuts The Hydrogen-Powered FC Sport

It is not everyday that a well-known car manufacturer releases a concept vehicle that makes everyone's head turn, but that's exactly what Honda did last week at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The FC Sport is

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TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: Audi’s A1 Sportback Hybrid

TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: Audi’s A1 Sportback Hybrid

Audi recently revealed their slick A1 Sportback Hybrid at this year's Paris Motor Show. Based on the A1 project Quattro concept released last year in Tokyo, the 5-door plug-in hybrid can run for 60 miles

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