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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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Toyota Hybrid Car Sales Top 3 Million Vehicles Worldwide

Toyota Hybrid Car Sales Top 3 Million Vehicles Worldwide

So far it's been a big year for the Toyota Prius - not only did the world's most popular hybrid car receive an official pluralization (Prii), but Toyota just announced that its hybrid sales have topped 3

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Better Place Announces Pricing for its Electric Vehicles and Charging Services

Better Place Announces Pricing for its Electric Vehicles and Charging Services

Better Place has finally announced a pricing plan for its cars at its first European retail station in Copenhagen, Denmark. The company has teamed up with Renault for the venture. We've been following the

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Ecuador Toxi-Tours Unveil the Destruction of the Amazon by the Oil Industry

Ecuador Toxi-Tours Unveil the Destruction of the Amazon by the Oil Industry

The Ecuadorian sun shone through the leafy greenery, casting intricate shadows upon a group of twelve college students and beating down upon their necks. David Poritz, the group’s leader, walked through

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Saab Unveils Sexy PhoeniX AWD Hybrid at 2011 Geneva Auto Show

Saab Unveils Sexy PhoeniX AWD Hybrid at 2011 Geneva Auto Show

The Geneva Auto Show kicks into full gear this week, and so far a number of hot new green cars have turned heads left and right. The latest vehicle to hit the scene is Saab‘s futuristic

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Bentley’s Biofuel-Powered Supercar Can Go Up to 200 MPH on Ice

Bentley’s Biofuel-Powered Supercar Can Go Up to 200 MPH on Ice

What's even better than owning a Bentley? Owning a biofuel-powered Bentley than can go over 200 MPH -- on ice! Bentley is set to showcase its new Supersports ‘Ice Speed Record’ convertible at the

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TEST DRIVE: Inhabitat Takes the Honda CR-Z Hybrid Sport Coupe for a Spin

TEST DRIVE: Inhabitat Takes the Honda CR-Z Hybrid Sport Coupe for a Spin

Inhabitat recently had the opportunity to test drive the new 2011 Honda CR-Z Sport Coupe in all three of its modes: Eco, Normal and Sport. A Prius driver myself, I have to admit there are times when I

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Spain Lowers Speed Limits to Reduce Oil Usage

Spain Lowers Speed Limits to Reduce Oil Usage

Unrest in the middle east has caused gas prices to rise across the world. As a precautionary energy-saving initiative, Spain has announced that it will lower its highway speed limits, cut train ticket

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The Honda Civic GX is the Greenest Car of the Year

The Honda Civic GX is the Greenest Car of the Year

Move over Chevy Volt, get out the way Nissan Leaf — the Civic GX NGV has been named “Greenest Vehicle” by the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) for the seventh

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Porsche Unveils The 2012 Panamera S Hybrid Before The Geneva Auto Show

Porsche Unveils The 2012 Panamera S Hybrid Before The Geneva Auto Show

As a way to meet the new fuel economy standards set by the Obama administration, requiring fleets to have an average of 35.5 mpg by 2016, Porsche unveiled the 2012 Panamera S hybrid before the Geneva Auto

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Lack of Standard for Fast-Charging EV Stations Means Some Cars Can’t Plug In

Lack of Standard for Fast-Charging EV Stations Means Some Cars Can’t Plug In

Without an established industry standard for quick-charge electric vehicle (EV) stations, the city of Chicago has still decided to go ahead with a program to install seventy-three, $65,000 public

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Hertz Will Install 2.48 MW of Solar Photovoltaics at 15 Locations Across the US

Hertz Will Install 2.48 MW of Solar Photovoltaics at 15 Locations Across the US

It seems that Hertz are doing everything they can to establish themselves as America's greenest car rental company. Not only were they the first to start an EV rental program, but now they have contracted

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Could New York City be Powered by Its Own Sewage?

Could New York City be Powered by Its Own Sewage?

New York is one of the greatest cities in the world and home to almost 20 million people -- however as a result of its size, the city produces an enormous amount of sewage, which is often blamed for

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Japanese Inventor Akinori Ito Creates Machine That Converts Plastic Bags into Fuel

Japanese Inventor Akinori Ito Creates Machine That Converts Plastic Bags into Fuel

But Japanese inventor Akinori Ito created a machine that converts ubiquitous plastic bags into fuel. The carbon negative system is now being sold by Ito's Blest Corporation.

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Washington State Looking to Impose $100 Tax on EV Owners to Help with Lost Gas Revenue

Washington State Looking to Impose $100 Tax on EV Owners to Help with Lost Gas Revenue

The Washington State Legislature is attempting to pass a law that would require owners of electric vehicles (EVs) to pay a $100 yearly fee on their car registration to make up for the fact that they

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Smart Fortwo Electric Version of the Smart Car Hits the Roads

Smart Fortwo Electric Version of the Smart Car Hits the Roads

Following fast on the heels of the release of the Nissan LEAF and Chevrolet Volt, Smart has launched its very own electric car. The first electric Smart car was delivered to Mindy Kimball of Silver

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Cella Energy Announces Emission-Free Gas for $1.50 Per Gallon

Cella Energy Announces Emission-Free Gas for $1.50 Per Gallon

This sounds like a dream, but UK-based company Cella Energy claims to have developed a synthetic fuel that has no carbon emissions and would cost only $1.50 per gallon. The hydrogen-based fuel, which is

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Food Provider Sodexo Starts Meatless Mondays Nationwide

Food Provider Sodexo Starts Meatless Mondays Nationwide

Institutional food provider Sodexo joined the Meatless Monday campaign, bringing weekly meatless options to its 10 million American clients.

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Motorists Wasted 3.9 Billion Gallons of Fuel Due to Traffic in 2009

Motorists Wasted 3.9 Billion Gallons of Fuel Due to Traffic in 2009

As the economy has started picking up, so has the congestion on our streets, a new study from Texas Transportation Institute at Texas A&M University has found. According to the study, our traffic

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GM Likely to Double 2012 Chevy Volt Production Capacity to 120,000

GM Likely to Double 2012 Chevy Volt Production Capacity to 120,000

General Motors Chief Executive Officer Dan Akerson is expected to announce that GM will double the output of the 2012 Chevy Volt from 60,000 to 120,000. This comes just after Akerson told the public that

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First Commerical US Plant to Turn Wood Waste into Auto Fuel

First Commerical US Plant to Turn Wood Waste into Auto Fuel

This morning, Mascoma Corporation, a biofuels company, announced that Valero, the nation's largest indepfendent oil refinery, will take the entire commercial output of a plant that Mascoma will break

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Hyundai Reveals 40mpg Veloster at Detroit Auto Show

Hyundai Reveals 40mpg Veloster at Detroit Auto Show

Yesterday at the Detroit Auto Show, Hyundai unveiled its all-new Veloster, a sporty, energy-efficient gasoline car that boasts 40mpg and low hydrocarbon emissions.

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Toyota Unveils New Family of Prius Vehicles at the Detroit Auto Show!

Toyota Unveils New Family of Prius Vehicles at the Detroit Auto Show!

Just minutes ago, Toyota unveiled their new family of Prius vehicles at this year's Detroit Auto Show. Once the gold standard for energy-efficient cars, the company has faced rapidly

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