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Don’t Make Eye Contact: Electric Audi A2 Concept Will Pack Laser Tail Lights

Don’t Make Eye Contact: Electric Audi A2 Concept Will Pack Laser Tail Lights

First the BMW i8 concept, and now the electric Audi A2 concept car are expected to electrify the Frankfurt Motor Show with laser headlights and tail lights. These tiny and efficient light sources make up

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Rimac Concept One: Croatia Quietly Builds a 1,000-Horsepower Electric Supercar

Rimac Concept One: Croatia Quietly Builds a 1,000-Horsepower Electric Supercar

Automakers have been leaking photos of upcoming concept cars leading up to next week's Frankfurt Motor Show, but no one saw this one coming. A 23-year-old entrepreneur and automotive designer from Croatia

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SKhy Bus Is A Carbon-Negative Solar & Wastewater Fueled Shuttle Bus Of The Future

SKhy Bus Is A Carbon-Negative Solar & Wastewater Fueled Shuttle Bus Of The Future

Portuguese designer Alan Monteiro has illustrated his vision of green transportation: an aerodynamic carbon swallowing, wastewater recycling, oxygen releasing, unmanned shuttle bus concept called SKhy.

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TEST DRIVE: Inhabitat Takes the New Plug-in Prius For an Extended Drive

TEST DRIVE: Inhabitat Takes the New Plug-in Prius For an Extended Drive

The most important thing we discovered while driving the plug-in Prius was that it is clearly designed for stop-and-go city driving. When we took it from stoplight to stoplight, gradual braking could put

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Quimera’s New AEGT01 Racer Could be the Most Powerful Electric Car on Earth

Quimera’s New AEGT01 Racer Could be the Most Powerful Electric Car on Earth

Electric cars are about to get a whole lot tougher -- as Quimera is set to unveil what could be “most powerful electric car on earth”. Their new, super fast AEGT01 electric muscle car uses high-power

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Morgan Announces Plans for High-Performance Electric Sports Car Prototype

Morgan Announces Plans for High-Performance Electric Sports Car Prototype

While driving fast cars is fun, it would be even more enjoyable if they ran on clean alternative energy. With that in mind, the Morgan Motor Company and a consortium of British technology specialists are

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Cadillac Converj Plug-In EV Gets Green Light for Production in 2013

Cadillac Converj Plug-In EV Gets Green Light for Production in 2013

Rumor has it, the Cadillac Converj luxury coupe has been approved for production - again. After wowing the crowds at the Detroit Auto Show in January 2009, and enduring an on-again off-again release deal

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Lightning Motorcycles Breaks 200 MPH Electric Bike Speed Record!

Lightning Motorcycles Breaks 200 MPH Electric Bike Speed Record!

Lighting Motorcycles just raised the bar for green transportation as it shattered the land speed record for electric bikes. Rider Paul Thede clocked in a blazing average of 206.079 miles per hour at the

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Flake Concept Car: What If Cars Behaved Like Living, Breathing Creatures?

Flake Concept Car: What If Cars Behaved Like Living, Breathing Creatures?

What if a car's body were a living, breathing thing? The Project Flake concept car by Da Feng reimagines a car exterior as a literal body with flexible scales that can separate to manage airflow and

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Siemens Study: Electric Cars More Convenient To Refuel Than Engined Cars

Siemens Study: Electric Cars More Convenient To Refuel Than Engined Cars

German electronics giant Siemens just released the results of a study of Munich EV owners and the results show that drivers in this compact European city find EVs quite suitable for everyday use - not

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President Obama Announces 54.5 MPG Average Fleet Goal for All US Automakers

President Obama Announces 54.5 MPG Average Fleet Goal for All US Automakers

President Barack Obama announced this morning that his administration and the thirteen major automakers have come to an agreement to pursue a 54.5 MPG average fleet goal by the vehicle model year 2025.

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VIDEO: Inhabitat Interviews Henrik Fisker, Founder of Fisker Automotive and Designer of the Karma

VIDEO: Inhabitat Interviews Henrik Fisker, Founder of Fisker Automotive and Designer of the Karma

Car designer and entrepreneur Henrik Fisker made his name in the car industry designing the highest of the high-end luxury cars for BMW and Aston Martin. After making waves in the auto industry with

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Orphiro’s Electric Motorcycle Captivates with its Cool and Classic Style

Orphiro’s Electric Motorcycle Captivates with its Cool and Classic Style

We all love the idea of an electric motorcycle -- it's efficient, quiet and an all around a great option for sustainable mobility. That being said, we have to admit to wondering when they would

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Swooping Green Land Bridge Design Turns Abandoned Taiwan Railway into a Lively Hub

Swooping Green Land Bridge Design Turns Abandoned Taiwan Railway into a Lively Hub

A gorgeous new park, commercial zones, cultural buildings, residences and museum are in the works. One of the most unusual features is a lush park, which is built atop a gridwork of the abandoned

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Car Bodies That Double as Batteries Extend EV Range While Cutting Weight

Car Bodies That Double as Batteries Extend EV Range While Cutting Weight

It may look like any other car, but the battery-powered vehicle in Emile Greenhalgh’s laboratory could just steer us towards the future of electric transportation. One of the most salient issues in

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The New Tesla Model S Revealed, But Does It Dazzle as Expected?

The New Tesla Model S Revealed, But Does It Dazzle as Expected?

Are you saving up your pennies for the upcoming Tesla Model S? Well, Tesla just revealed the first photos of their new Tesla S, and we have to confess to being a tiny bit disappointed by the somewhat

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INHABITAT INTERVIEW: John Viera of Ford Motor Company

INHABITAT INTERVIEW: John Viera of Ford Motor Company

John Viera has made a name for himself as a pioneer for the green movement within the automotive industry. As Ford Motor Company's Director of Sustainable Business Strategies, he has been building a new

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City of Boston Announces Its BIXI Bike Share Program Is a Go

City of Boston Announces Its BIXI Bike Share Program Is a Go

Boston's Bike Czar Nicole Freedman has achieved her goal to make Boston a biking city. Boston Mayor Thomas Menino has announced that his fair city, previously known as the worst cycling city in the

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Ockel’s 23-Passenger EV Superbus Can Hit 155 MPH

Ockel’s 23-Passenger EV Superbus Can Hit 155 MPH

Wubbo Ockels, professor of aerospace engineering and technology and the Netherlands' first astronaut, has led a design team to create this 23-passenger EV Superbus, complete with gull-wing doors and a

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European Union to Organize an Electric F1 Racing Championship

European Union to Organize an Electric F1 Racing Championship

Formula One racing is one of the most popular sports in the world, but it's hardly the most environmentally friendly. Despite the excitement, the glory and the scantily clad pit girls, the fact is that

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Fisker Unveils First Karma Hybrid Fresh from the Assembly Line

Fisker Unveils First Karma Hybrid Fresh from the Assembly Line

Last year we showcased the Karma 1, a plug-in hybrid that can go from zero to 60 in under six seconds, has a top speed of 120 mph, and offers an average fuel efficiency of 100 mpg. Designed by Henrik

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Veritas RSIII Roadster is the World’s Fastest Plug-in Hybrid

Veritas RSIII Roadster is the World’s Fastest Plug-in Hybrid

The gorgeous and beastly Veritas RS III Roadster was released just over a year ago, and now Vermont AG is adding a hybrid drive to its V10-powered retro ride. The Hybrid version adds a 105 kilowatt

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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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