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BMW’s Green Supercar Revealed

BMW’s Green Supercar Revealed

The race for the green supercar is on, and BMW is itching to become a key player. In a push to roll out a green vehicle, BMW recently revealed the BMW Z10 ED, a ultra-efficient 400 horsepower hybrid that

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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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Cars of the Future may be Made of Super-Strong Buckypaper

Cars of the Future may be Made of Super-Strong Buckypaper

What is stronger than steel and stands to revolutionize our built environment? Paper! Or rather, buckypaper to be more precise. Buckypaper is a material composed of carbon nanotubes that is 10 times

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TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: The Electric Mini Revealed

TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: The Electric Mini Revealed

Just in time for the Los Angeles Motor Show, BMW has released the first images of the all new fully electric Mini E! We've hinted at it before, and it was just a matter time before it was unveiled,

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The Car of the Future: Beyond Energy and Emissions

The Car of the Future: Beyond Energy and Emissions

BMW's cloth-covered GINA concept car What will the cars of tomorrow be made from? Recently we were asked by Best of the Green Web to compose our thoughts about the future of personal transportation

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TRANS TUES: The Wind-Powered Ventomobile Racer

TRANS TUES: The Wind-Powered Ventomobile Racer

You've likely heard of cars powered by electricity, hydrogen, and even solar energy; how about a vehicle powered entirely by the wind? Students at Stuttgart University recently perfected a vehicle

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TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: Futuristic MAG LEV Concept Car

TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: Futuristic MAG LEV Concept Car

While many green gear-heads argue whether electric vehicles are better than hybrids, Slovak designer Matúš Procháczka has brought the debate one step further. His innovative concept car foregoes these

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Electric Mini Coming in 2009!

Electric Mini Coming in 2009!

We seem to repeat ourselves everyweek in bemoaning the need to switch to renewable energy, but truly, with oil prices this high, every car manufacturer is looking to develop alternatives based on their

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BEAUTIFUL BUILDING REUSE: The Barn House in Belgium

BEAUTIFUL BUILDING REUSE: The Barn House in Belgium

photographs by Danica Kus Building reuse is often overshadowed by the long green shadow of new high performance architecture. But the intrinsic nature of repurposing and bringing second life to an

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Historic German Town Laying Down the Solar Law

Historic German Town Laying Down the Solar Law

Despite the typical cloudy weather, Germany has become a solar energy powerhouse fueled in part by government measures to reduce greenhouse gases and bring more renewable energy into the grid. Voluntary

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TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: Antro Solo gets 150mpg

TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: Antro Solo gets 150mpg

Hungary is not the first place that comes to mind when thinking about cutting edge green vehicles, yet. If the creators of the Antro Solo have their way, the country will be synonymous with green machines

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TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: CLEVER Project CNG Concept

TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: CLEVER Project CNG Concept

If you read last week's Transportation Tuesday, you might be doing a double take - after all, we are featuring another ultra-thin, super cool looking, three wheel vehicle. Last week was the electric

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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

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BMW’s Hydrogen Car Cleans The Air as You Drive

BMW’s Hydrogen Car Cleans The Air as You Drive

What if your car consumed carbon monoxide instead of spewing it out? Just such a vehicle was unveiled at last month's SAE Congress in Detroit, which showcased some exciting green trends in the automotive

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Boeing Flies First Ever Battery Fuel Cell Plane!

Boeing Flies First Ever Battery Fuel Cell Plane!

Hydrogen fuel cells are not new technology but are an intriguing alternative power source. A fuel cell is a device that can convert hydrogen into electricity and is effectively a zero-emissions fuel

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THE FARM PROJECT by Mike Meiré for Dornbracht

THE FARM PROJECT by Mike Meiré for Dornbracht

The sleek industrial contemporary kitchen is challenged in Mike Meiré's The Farm Project - a brand imaging campaign for the German fixture manufacturer Dornbracht. This barn-like, “real-life” stage

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GIFT GUIDE: Gadgets

GIFT GUIDE: Gadgets

For the technologically-inclined greenies in your life, the best gadget gifts are those that are innovative and unique, energy efficiency, and smart. Stock up green gadget gifts this holiday season that

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Algae Hydrogen Balloon Fuel by 20/2 Collaborative

Algae Hydrogen Balloon Fuel by 20/2 Collaborative

While the hydrogen fuel cell might not be viable for commercial vehicles for years, here's some hope for the promising element. A group of Philadelphia-based creatives known as the 20/2 Collaborative have

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BMW Welt: Solar-powered Masterpiece in Munich

BMW Welt: Solar-powered Masterpiece in Munich

An elegance of dynamics drives the design of the new BMW Welt - a stunning solar-powered shrine to German auto engineering. Crafted by world renowned architect Wolf Prix of COOP HIMMELB(L)AU, this

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INHABITAT GREEN HOLIDAY GUIDE

INHABITAT GREEN HOLIDAY GUIDE

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TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: BMW Hydrogen 7

TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: BMW Hydrogen 7

BMW, the German car manufacturer, wants you to know that they believe hydrogen is the fuel source of the future. In order to do this, they have created the BMW Hydrogen 7, an all hydrogen powered luxury

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TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: Green Means Go in Frankfurt

TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: Green Means Go in Frankfurt

The Frankfurt Motor Show, probably one of the biggest ones in the world, is occurring right now as we speak, and the word from the floor is that green, means go. In a huge reversal from the usual race to

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PREFAB FRIDAY: WIRED Living Home

PREFAB FRIDAY: WIRED Living Home

Preparing for its big debut in Los Angeles this fall, the WIRED Living Home is making quite a splash. We've written about Steve Glenn's Living Homes prefab company before, and touted the houses' green

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GREEN GADGET GIFT GUIDE

GREEN GADGET GIFT GUIDE

Let's face it: we live in a gadget culture. And around this time of year, gadget consumption peaks as people head to Best Buy and Sharper Image to pick up shiny new gifts for their friends and families.

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ECOPOD

ECOPOD

What's better than a gadget that eliminates mundane tasks? Ecopod makes sorting recyclables efficient and effortless with their household recycling center. Designed in partnership with BMW

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