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Local Motors to Debut First 3D-Printed Electric Vehicle at the 2014 International Manufacturing Technology Show

Local Motors to Debut First 3D-Printed Electric Vehicle at the 2014 International Manufacturing Technology Show

Unlike other automakers that mass produce their vehicles, Local Motors co-creates vehicles with a global community of designers, engineers and enthusiasts. So far the group has produced one car, the Rally

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Awesome DIY FAB Velomobile is Made from Old Bikes and Walkers

Awesome DIY FAB Velomobile is Made from Old Bikes and Walkers

Industrial designer Mark Richardson has transformed a slew of salvaged materials into an awesome DIY velomobile! The Monash University lecturer began collecting old wheels, bike parts, and wheelchairs to

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How Smart Meters Could Optimize the United States’ Energy Grid for EV Charging

How Smart Meters Could Optimize the United States’ Energy Grid for EV Charging

Last year car buyers bought a record 100,000 electric vehicles - and that number is expected to grow more and more each year. As electric cars like the Tesla Model S and Nissan Leaf leave dealer

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Austrian Designer Upcycles Bike Parts into Faux Hunting Trophy Bicycle Mounts

Austrian Designer Upcycles Bike Parts into Faux Hunting Trophy Bicycle Mounts

Scheiger was in need of a place to hang his bike. He also needed a place to hang all of cycling caps and since he was thinking about it, a place to hang his umbrella. Scheiger has a thing for bicycles, a

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Bamboo Bicycle Club Teaches UK Cyclists to Build Their Own Green Bikes

Bamboo Bicycle Club Teaches UK Cyclists to Build Their Own Green Bikes

The Bamboo Bicycle Club is a London-based workshop that provides people with the knowledge and skills to build their own bamboo bikes. Two passionate bike builders, Ian and James have created a grassroots

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Rinspeed Turns the Tesla Model S into an Autonomous Mobile Office

Rinspeed Turns the Tesla Model S into an Autonomous Mobile Office

On the outside, autonomous vehicles will look almost identical to today's vehicles, but there is a lot of room to dramatically change the interior. Since drivers no longer need to spend all of their time

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Makkink & Bey’s Tiny Caravan in a Box is an Ultraportable Home for the Dutch Countryside

Makkink & Bey’s Tiny Caravan in a Box is an Ultraportable Home for the Dutch Countryside

Makkink & Bey's Buijtenbed is a tiny pop-up holiday home that brings guests closer to nature. It was inspired by the caravans that many Dutch use to go on camping trips in the summer. The tiny wheeled

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INFOGRAPHIC: Engineering the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games

INFOGRAPHIC: Engineering the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games

The XXII Winter Olympics are upon us, and over 6,000 athletes are competing from 85 countries in front of thousands of spectators - but the story behind the scenes is every bit as interesting as the

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Toyota to Test a Wireless EV Charging System that Recharges Batteries in Just 90 Minutes

Toyota to Test a Wireless EV Charging System that Recharges Batteries in Just 90 Minutes

Toyota has announced plans to begin verification testing of its new wireless battery charging system for plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles. Doing away with today's charging cables, the system can

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Rimac’s 1088 Horsepower Concept_One is the Electric Hyper Car of the Future

Rimac’s 1088 Horsepower Concept_One is the Electric Hyper Car of the Future

The Rimac Concept_One's staggering amount of power comes from four sets of electric motors, each of which is fitted above a wheel. Rimac has developed an All-Wheel Torque Vectoring (AWTV) system that

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Toyota Recalls 1.9 Million Prius Hybrids to Fix a Software Glitch

Toyota Recalls 1.9 Million Prius Hybrids to Fix a Software Glitch

Toyota has issued a recall of 1.9 million Toyota Prius hybrids to reprogram software in the third-generation Prius. The recall is needed to update a hybrid control glitch that can cause the Prius to shut

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King’s Cross: Renovating London’s Largest Transport Hub

King’s Cross: Renovating London’s Largest Transport Hub

Designed by Lewis Cubitt and unveiled in 1852, London’s King’s Cross railway station is one of Britain’s biggest and most well-known transport hubs. The station took its name from the King's Cross

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URB-E: Lightweight Folding Electric Scooter is Perfect for the ‘Last Mile’ of Your Commute

URB-E: Lightweight Folding Electric Scooter is Perfect for the ‘Last Mile’ of Your Commute

In commuter terms, the "last mile" refers to the challenges of getting people from their homes and places of business to a given transit hub and back again, and it's a major consideration in efforts to

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Aqua Star’s Underwater Electric Scooter Charts the Ocean Depths

Aqua Star’s Underwater Electric Scooter Charts the Ocean Depths

Unlike the previous AS-1 model, the AS-2 can seat two, meaning you can bring a buddy along with you on your adventures. Once you're sitting on the scooter, you lower a yellow, Darth Vader-esque helmet

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Empire Cycles Unveils the World’s First 3D-Printed Titanium Bike Frame

Empire Cycles Unveils the World’s First 3D-Printed Titanium Bike Frame

Bike manufacturer Empire Cycles just unveiled the world’s first 3D-printed titanium bike frame! According to it's manufacturers, the super light MX-6 can be “trashed downhill but allows a rider to

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2015 Kia Soul EV Debuts in Chicago With a 100-Mile Driving Range

2015 Kia Soul EV Debuts in Chicago With a 100-Mile Driving Range

Kia just unveiled its first electric vehicle, the 2015 Kia Soul EV at the Chicago Auto Show. The EV looks nearly identical to the standard Soul, but under the hood lies a fully-electric powertrain with a

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New Map Shows How to Travel Across America Without a Car

New Map Shows How to Travel Across America Without a Car

Many Americans travel to Europe or Asia and are amazed at the ease of traversing long distances via rail or bus. But when it comes to the land of the Dwight D. Eisenhower National System of Interstate and

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Amazing Interactive Map Shows Carbon Footprint of all 31,000 U.S. ZIP Codes

Amazing Interactive Map Shows Carbon Footprint of all 31,000 U.S. ZIP Codes

Amidst numerous discussions about reducing greenhouse gases stands a glaring question: what are the greatest sources of household emissions? To answer this, researchers at the University of California,

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2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel is the Most Fuel-Efficient Full-Size Pickup Ever

2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel is the Most Fuel-Efficient Full-Size Pickup Ever

In the past full-size pickup truck manufacturers have always boasted about how much their vehicles can tow or haul - largely at the expense of fuel economy. Now Chrysler has taken a step towards making

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2014 Honda Civic Hybrid Hits the Streets with 47 MPG Highway Rating

2014 Honda Civic Hybrid Hits the Streets with 47 MPG Highway Rating

Honda just announced that the 2014 Honda Civic Hybrid is set to go on sale tomorrow nationwide and it's now more fuel-efficient with a 44/47 mpg EPA rating. That means the new Civic Hybrid is one of the

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Elio Motors’ Two-Seater P4 Vehicle Gets 84 MPG and Only Costs $6,800

Elio Motors’ Two-Seater P4 Vehicle Gets 84 MPG and Only Costs $6,800

Today's top of the line hybrids and electric cars feature expensive systems under the hood that place them out of reach for many buyers. But Elio Motors could change all that with their new P4 - the

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La Petite Ceinture is a Waste-Free Traveling Market on a Train in Paris

La Petite Ceinture is a Waste-Free Traveling Market on a Train in Paris

La Petite Ceinture is a proposal for a traveling market that would transform an abandoned Parisian train line into low-impact infrastructures for farm-fresh fruits and veggies. The project would

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Porsche’s First Car Built in 1898 Was Electric!

Porsche’s First Car Built in 1898 Was Electric!

When Porsche fans think back to the history of the brand that is responsible for the iconic 911, most of us think the brand came to life in 1948 and in many ways it did. But long before the 911 was born,

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GalimotoCar Creates Working Cars From Recycled Materials in Tanzania

GalimotoCar Creates Working Cars From Recycled Materials in Tanzania

GalimotoCar is a small business in Tanzania that creates functional vehicles from trash and recycled materials! The GalimotoCar mission is to promote Uhuru (freedom) throughout Africa by building a

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High Speed Rail Line Proposed to Connect Texas and Mexico

High Speed Rail Line Proposed to Connect Texas and Mexico

High speed rail photo / Shutterstock Texas and Mexico could soon have an improved connection across the Rio Grande with a new proposed high speed rail line. The line would connect San Antonio, Texas

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Cars Merge Onto a Maglev Rail Line for High-Speed Travel in this Transportation Concept

Cars Merge Onto a Maglev Rail Line for High-Speed Travel in this Transportation Concept

Many visions for the future of transportation involve everyone being driven around on superfast, self-driving robotic cars or trains. Getting to that future, however, means letting go of the wheel and not

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Chainless INgSOC Hybrid Bike is Out of This World

Chainless INgSOC Hybrid Bike is Out of This World

Finally, proof that we're not alone - where else could the design of this INgSOC hybrid bike come from but an advanced alien species? The INgSOC combines the aerodynamic shape of a triathlon bike with

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Vukee Car Launches the World’s First Tesla Car Sharing Program

Vukee Car Launches the World’s First Tesla Car Sharing Program

There are several car sharing services like Zipcar that offer access to electric vehicles, but vukee Car just announced the world's first car sharing service to offer the Tesla Model S! This spring the

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Crazy Hoverbike is Capable of Flying to 10,000 Feet

Crazy Hoverbike is Capable of Flying to 10,000 Feet

Even though this crazy hoverbike hasn’t yet left the inventor's neighborhood, the high-flying invention has some amazing potential. Designed by Australian Chris Malloy the bike is capable of traveling

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Minnesota-Based Duo Builds Three-Wheeled Hybrid Electric Vehicle That Gets 75 Miles Per Charge

Minnesota-Based Duo Builds Three-Wheeled Hybrid Electric Vehicle That Gets 75 Miles Per Charge

The Human Electric Vehicle is a three-wheeled, energy-efficient vehicle that is part car, part motorcycle and part kayak bike. It combines the pedal power of a bicycle with an electric engine and features

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