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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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
A team of Brazilian researchers developed a way to create strong, lightweight plastic with the fibers in fruit.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
Institutional food provider Sodexo joined the Meatless Monday campaign, bringing weekly meatless options to its 10 million American clients.
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
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
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
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.
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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