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According to unpublished estimates from the International Energy Agency (IEA), we humans emitted a historically high level of carbon last year, pushing our output to 30.6 gigatonnes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

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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 straight year! The

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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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