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Pipistrel Introduces The World’s Most Powerful Electric Airplane

Pipistrel Introduces The World’s Most Powerful Electric Airplane

Pipistrel just rolled out the world's most powerful electric aircraft -- and it's the first to seat four people. The Taurus G4 required two years of preparation and development, but took just four months

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BMW Unveils Breakthrough i3 and i8 Electric Vehicles

BMW Unveils Breakthrough i3 and i8 Electric Vehicles

BMW just raised the stakes for electric vehicles by unveiling its new i Series concept cars. The runabout all-electric i3 is to debut in 2013, followed by the sporty i8 hybrid in 2014. Both 4-seaters push

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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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Enzyme Discovered in the Great Salt Lake Could Unlock Non-Food Derived Biofuels

Enzyme Discovered in the Great Salt Lake Could Unlock Non-Food Derived Biofuels

Researchers working with the US Department of Energy recently isolated a salt-tolerant enzyme from the Great Salt Lake that they say is the missing piece in the biofuel refining process. The team of

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6 Incredible Green Projects That Put Poop to Good Use!

6 Incredible Green Projects That Put Poop to Good Use!

From energy-generating toilets to poop-powered vehicles, there's a wealth of innovative eco-friendly projects out there that transform human waste into a valuable resource. Read on for a look at some of

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U.S. Energy Dept. Gives $105M to Make Fuel From Corn Waste

U.S. Energy Dept. Gives $105M to Make Fuel From Corn Waste

In an effort to reduce our dependency on foreign oil, the U.S. has been working to ramp up its plant-based ethanol production in recent years, and while we're falling short of Congress's 500 million

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The Mighty Cri-Cri Electric Mini Plane Breaks Another Speed Record

The Mighty Cri-Cri Electric Mini Plane Breaks Another Speed Record

Attendees of this year's Paris Air Show got to see history being made as the mighty micro Cri-Cri broke the electric plane speed record. The plane first took to the skies last September and drew in a

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Nissan LEAF Becomes First Electric Class Pike’s Peak Champion

Nissan LEAF Becomes First Electric Class Pike’s Peak Champion

Remember the stock Nissan LEAF that was planning to take on the grueling Pike's Peak Hill Climb? Well, it may not have had much competition this year to become the Electric Production Class's first

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Siemens Unveils the World’s First True Hybrid-Electric Airplane

Siemens Unveils the World’s First True Hybrid-Electric Airplane

Siemans just unveiled the world's first true plug-in hybrid-electric airplane, which has an engine that resembles the Chevy Volt's. The airplane took its maiden flight on June 8 at the Wiener Neustadt

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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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First Trans-Ocean Biofuel Powered Flight to Take Off Tonight

First Trans-Ocean Biofuel Powered Flight to Take Off Tonight

This evening at 9pm, the Gulfstream G450 airplane will become the first trans-Atlantic flight to be powered partially by biofuel (supplied by Honeywell). The flight will take off from Morristown, New

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Slick and Speedy GK2G Electric Go-Kart Folds in Half!

Slick and Speedy GK2G Electric Go-Kart Folds in Half!

Since most of us never realized our 4th grade aspirations of procuring a go-kart, now is the perfect time to revive those lost childhood dreams with Beau Reid's latest design: the super fast, foldable

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Volvo Rolls Out C30 Electric Hatchback in Europe

Volvo Rolls Out C30 Electric Hatchback in Europe

The Volvo C30, a cute and functional modern hatchback, is now being created in electric form for European customers. Volvo has just announced that the first deliveries of the green vehicle will begin at

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GM CEO Calls for $1 Gas Tax Increase in the United States

GM CEO Calls for $1 Gas Tax Increase in the United States

We can hardly believe our ears! In an interview with Detroit News, General Motors CEO Dan Akerson called for a $1 tax increase on gasoline to help car manufacturers sell more fuel efficient vehicles. The

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Cargill, Shell and Honda Team Up to Make Gasoline from Pine Cones and Corn Husks

Cargill, Shell and Honda Team Up to Make Gasoline from Pine Cones and Corn Husks

Cargill, Shell and Honda -- giants in the worlds of agriculture, petroleum and automotive manufacturing -- have teamed up to fund a company called Virent that has developed an inexpensive process to turn

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Humans Emitted a Record Breaking 30.6 Gigatonnes of Carbon In 2010

Humans Emitted a Record Breaking 30.6 Gigatonnes of Carbon In 2010

According to unpublished estimates from the International Energy Agency (IEA), we humans emitted a historically high level of carbon last year, pushing our output to 30.6 gigatonnes (up 1.6 gigatonnes

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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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GM Reveals It Charges Volts with Solar Panels Before They Head to Dealerships

GM Reveals It Charges Volts with Solar Panels Before They Head to Dealerships

It seems like the 2011 North American Car of the Year just gets better all the time. GM just installed a carport with 10 charging stations to juice up their plug-in hybrid electric Chevy Volts before they

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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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Eco Ultra Fuel Is Made from Re-Refined Used Motor Oil

Eco Ultra Fuel Is Made from Re-Refined Used Motor Oil

With the possibility of fossil fuels running out in our lifetime, Universal Lubricant is looking ahead. Through the re-refining of used motor oil, they’ve created Eco Ultra. With production increasing

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Compostable Packaging Test: Natureworks Ingeo Corn Cups

Compostable Packaging Test: Natureworks Ingeo Corn Cups

The corn cup, moments before I took it out to compost. I went to the website for the cups, which are made by Natureworks, and my initial frustration with the fact that the cup hadn't broken down was

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Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf Awarded Highest IIHS Safety Ratings

Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf Awarded Highest IIHS Safety Ratings

We may be at the tipping point, after which electric vehicles are no longer feared as unsafe to drive on the highway: The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety today announced it is awarding both the

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Charge Your Electric Car at Night and You Could Help Diminish Harmful Ozone Levels

Charge Your Electric Car at Night and You Could Help Diminish Harmful Ozone Levels

A recent study shows that charging your electric vehicle at night could help diminish harmful pollutants at the Earth's surface. The study was conducted by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

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New Hybrid Land Rover Will Hits Streets In 2013

New Hybrid Land Rover Will Hits Streets In 2013

Land Rovers are famously known as un-environmentally friendly vehicles, but they are great at going off-road and protecting their occupants from collisions. Taking their safety street cred to the green

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New Lithium-Air Batteries Could Go 500 Miles on a Single Charge

New Lithium-Air Batteries Could Go 500 Miles on a Single Charge

Researchers at the materials research division of Risø DTU in Denmark are developing a new lithium-air (Li-air) vehicle battery that is lightweight, holds a lot of energy, and could enable car-makers to

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Banana Plastic: Researchers Create Strong Plastic from Fruit that Rivals Kevlar

Banana Plastic: Researchers Create Strong Plastic from Fruit that Rivals Kevlar

A team of Brazilian researchers developed a way to create strong, lightweight plastic with the fibers in fruit.

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European Union May Ban Gas Fueled Cars in Cities by 2050

European Union May Ban Gas Fueled Cars in Cities by 2050

An ambitious new proposal in the European Union calls for the elimination of fossil fuel-burning vehicles in cities by the year 2050. The radical plan, proposed by the European Commission, would prohibit

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XL Hybrids Can Convert Your Gas-Guzzler Into a Hybrid Car

XL Hybrids Can Convert Your Gas-Guzzler Into a Hybrid Car

Many of us wish we could afford to buy a new hybrid or electric car, but until we get that promotion/new job/win the lottery, we're stuck with our gas-guzzlers. Now a Massachusetts-based company called XL

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UK’s Cella Energy Develops Hydrogen ‘Micro Beads’ That Could Fuel Cars for $1.50 Per Gallon

UK’s Cella Energy Develops Hydrogen ‘Micro Beads’ That Could Fuel Cars for $1.50 Per Gallon

With social unrest in the Middle East and North Africa raising more concerns over our reliance on fossil fuels, and the horrific earthquake in Japan underscoring the dangers of nuclear power, we are

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U.S. Department of Energy Announces New Biofuel for the Replacement of Gasoline

U.S. Department of Energy Announces New Biofuel for the Replacement of Gasoline

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has just announced a breakthrough discovery in the world of biofuels. Led by Energy Secretary Steven Chu, the research team headed up by the Department’s BioEnergy

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