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Scientists Create Gorgeous Nanoflowers for Next-Gen Solar Cells and Ultra High-Density Energy Storage

Scientists Create Gorgeous Nanoflowers for Next-Gen Solar Cells and Ultra High-Density Energy Storage

When it comes to capturing the energy of the sun, what better model is there than photosynthetic plants? Researchers at North Carolina State University have cultivated a beautiful crop of germanium

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2013 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive Will Be the Most Affordable EV in the U.S.

2013 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive Will Be the Most Affordable EV in the U.S.

When the 2013 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive arrives in showrooms next spring it will be the most affordable electric vehicle available in the U.S. Smart USA has just announced that the ForTwo Electric Drive

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Kymera’s Solar-Powered Jetboard Looks Like a Surfboard But Cruises Like a Boat!

Kymera’s Solar-Powered Jetboard Looks Like a Surfboard But Cruises Like a Boat!

Do you dream of flying through the ocean waves, sun in your hair and the spray of the surf in your face? Too bad boats are big, expensive, and require dirty fossil fuels. Surfing is an off-grid way to

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Mercedes-Benz Unveils HOT All-Electric SLS AMG Coupe at the 2012 Paris Motor Show

Mercedes-Benz Unveils HOT All-Electric SLS AMG Coupe at the 2012 Paris Motor Show

Mercedes-Benz just unveiled its second electric car, the 2014 SLS AMG Coupe Electric Drive at the 2012 Paris Motor Show! The 2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupe Electric Drive sets a new standard for

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Porsche Unveils Panamera Sport Turismo Plug-in Hybrid Concept at the 2012 Paris Motor Show

Porsche Unveils Panamera Sport Turismo Plug-in Hybrid Concept at the 2012 Paris Motor Show

Porsche just gave the world a glimpse of the sports car of tomorrow as it unveiled its new Panamera Sport Turismo Plug-in Hybrid concept at the 2012 Paris Motor Show. The next-gen vehicle is powered by a

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TEST DRIVE: Inhabitat Takes Ford’s Stylish 2013 Fusion Hybrid For a Spin

TEST DRIVE: Inhabitat Takes Ford’s Stylish 2013 Fusion Hybrid For a Spin

The all-new Fusion adopts many of the design cues from the Evos concept that Ford unveiled last year at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Its exterior has a more European look, and everyone loves drawing

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Top Eight Innovative Green Cars Debuting at Next Week’s 2012 Paris Motor Show

Top Eight Innovative Green Cars Debuting at Next Week’s 2012 Paris Motor Show

Lexus LF-CC Concept The Lexus LF-CC concept previews the next-generation Lexus IS and a new hybrid powertrain that will eventually be offered in the Lexus lineup. The LF-CC concept takes the design of

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Smart Forstars Electric Concept Car is a Movie Projector on Wheels

Smart Forstars Electric Concept Car is a Movie Projector on Wheels

Smart is giving the world a taste of the future with its Smart Forstars concept - an electric car with a movie projector mounted on the front! Set to debut later this month at the 2012 Paris Motor Show,

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BMW Unveils Compact Active Tourer Plug-In Hybrid Concept

BMW Unveils Compact Active Tourer Plug-In Hybrid Concept

BMW has unveiled the BMW Concept Active Tourer plug-in hybrid, which is a preview of BMW's upcoming compact MPV with its new eDrive hybrid system. According to BMW, the Concept Active Tourer is geared

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The Solar Kanz Field Power Desk Lets You Work Off-Grid Anywhere!

The Solar Kanz Field Power Desk Lets You Work Off-Grid Anywhere!

Escape the office and break free from the grid with the Kanz Field Power Desk - a compact, mobile, free-standing solar-powered desk that lets you work anywhere you like! The unit comes complete with

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TEST DRIVE: 2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid is an Electric Car for Today

TEST DRIVE: 2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid is an Electric Car for Today

Electric cars offer the promise of fossil fuel-free transportation, but today's EVs are at a disadvantage due to the lack of infrastructure to charge them. While we wait for more charging stations,

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Rogers Feng’s Human-Powered Refrigeration System Wins US James Dyson Award

Rogers Feng’s Human-Powered Refrigeration System Wins US James Dyson Award

Human-Powered Refrigerator Case A human-powered refrigeration system designed to help in the distribution of vaccines in developing nations has been named the US Winner of the James Dyson Award. The

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Pope Benedict XVI Receives Exclusive All-Electric Popemobile From Renault

Pope Benedict XVI Receives Exclusive All-Electric Popemobile From Renault

Pope Benedict XVI has been dubbed “the green pope” for implementing solar power at the Vatican and making it the “greenest state in the world”, supporting environment causes and riding in

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2014 Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in Hybrid to Debut at the 2012 Paris Motor Show

2014 Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in Hybrid to Debut at the 2012 Paris Motor Show

The 2012 Paris Motor Show kicks off in a few weeks and Mitsubishi plans to launch the global debut of the new Outlander Plug-in Hybrid. The Outlander PHEV will be the world's first plug-in hybrid SUV, and

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2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid Can Travel Up to 15 Miles in Electric Mode

2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid Can Travel Up to 15 Miles in Electric Mode

Honda is releasing an all-new, ninth-generation Accord for the 2013 model year, but what we're most excited about is the 2014 Accord plug-in hybrid that arrives early next year. The 2014 Accord plug-in

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Jetson E-Bike Brings Vespa Style to Electric Bikes

Jetson E-Bike Brings Vespa Style to Electric Bikes

Due to rising fuel costs, traffic congestion and pricey taxi fares, commuters are always trying to find new, more efficient ways to get around. The Jetson E-Bike is a simple electric bike that can reach

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Honda Miimo is a Robotic Lawn Mower for Green-Conscious Homeowners

Honda Miimo is a Robotic Lawn Mower for Green-Conscious Homeowners

Fans of the automatic Roomba vacuum cleaner will love the new Honda Miimo robotic lawn mower. The Honda Miimo lawn mower functions just like the Roomba, but instead of keeping your carpet and floors

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New Carbon Network EV Batteries Charge Up to 120x Faster

New Carbon Network EV Batteries Charge Up to 120x Faster

Today's electric vehicles may have much lower carbon footprints than gasoline and diesel powered cars, but the two hours it can often take to charge a lithium ion battery can be a significant

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Fisker Investigates Cause of Second Karma Plug-In Hybrid Fire

Fisker Investigates Cause of Second Karma Plug-In Hybrid Fire

Last Friday a Fisker Karma plug-in hybrid caught fire in Woodside, California. Thankfully there were no passengers in the Karma at the time that flames erupted from the driver's side front corner of the

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GM’s New Battery Could Extend EV Driving Range To 200 Miles

GM’s New Battery Could Extend EV Driving Range To 200 Miles

With a total driving range of less than 100 miles, today's electric cars do not represent a complete alternative to a traditional gas or diesel-powered car. General Motors is reportedly developing new

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INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Talks to Panasonic’s Katsumi Tomita About Greening the Electronics Industry

INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Talks to Panasonic’s Katsumi Tomita About Greening the Electronics Industry

Inhabitat: Can you tell us a little bit about your role at Panasonic? Tomita: My title is Manager of the Communication Team in Corporate Environmental Affairs Division, Environmental Planning Group. My

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Gold-Infused Lithium-Ion Batteries Could Increase EV Battery Range

Gold-Infused Lithium-Ion Batteries Could Increase EV Battery Range

Scientists from the University of Saint Andrews in Scotland recently made a breakthrough in the production of EV lithium-ion batteries by adding gold to the mix. The team previously discovered that an

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The MyFord Mobile App Helps Drivers Find Their Nearest EV Charging Station

The MyFord Mobile App Helps Drivers Find Their Nearest EV Charging Station

Ford just announced the release of its new MyFord mobile app, which will help EV drivers find more than 9,400 public charging stations across the U.S. The app has been designed to be used with the Ford

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BMW C Evolution is a Stylish Electric Scooter with a 62-Mile Driving Range

BMW C Evolution is a Stylish Electric Scooter with a 62-Mile Driving Range

BMW is giving the world a glimpse of its future electric scooter with the BMW C evolution. The BMW C evolution scooter is a near-production prototype that BMW says may soon be released. The electric

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2013 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid Offers Buyers a Hybrid Without a Price Premium

2013 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid Offers Buyers a Hybrid Without a Price Premium

The future of the Lincoln brand is here with the introduction of the all-new 2013 Lincoln MKZ hybrid sedan. Lincoln originally unveiled the new MKZ at the 2012 New York Auto Show in April, and it just

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2013 Ford C-MAX Energi is the Most Affordable Plug-in Hybrid Available in America

2013 Ford C-MAX Energi is the Most Affordable Plug-in Hybrid Available in America

Ford has just announced that the all-new 2013 C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid is now America’s most affordable plug-in hybrid. Ford's first production plug-in hybrid, the C-MAX Energi is officially priced

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Honda Delivers the First 2013 Fit EV to a Couple in California

Honda Delivers the First 2013 Fit EV to a Couple in California

The 2013 Fit EV is now officially available in California and Oregon. Honda has delivered the first 2013 Honda Fit EV to a customer in Southern California. Ventura County, California, residents, Matt and

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German Scientists Develop Aerographite – The World’s Lightest Material

German Scientists Develop Aerographite – The World’s Lightest Material

Last year, researchers at the University of California Irvine developed a material that was as strong as metal yet 100 times lighter than Styrofoam — but now a team of German scientists claim to have

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Retro-Inspired Faraday Porteur Electric Bike Now for Sale!

Retro-Inspired Faraday Porteur Electric Bike Now for Sale!

The Faraday Porteur electric bicycle has finally come to market! Built last year for the Oregon Manifest design competition, the classic cycle may look like a simple bike from the 1940s or 50s, but

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Declining Lithium-Ion Battery Costs Could Knock Thousands Off the Price of Electric Cars

Declining Lithium-Ion Battery Costs Could Knock Thousands Off the Price of Electric Cars

According to a recent McKinsey study, the price of automotive lithium-ion batteries is expected to drop by thousands of dollars by the end of the decade - a change which could substantially increase the

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