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Thomas Heatherwick’s New Hybrid Double-Decker Bus Hits The Streets of London

Thomas Heatherwick’s New Hybrid Double-Decker Bus Hits The Streets of London

It's been 50 years since the Transport for London commissioned and oversaw the development of a bus built specifically for the city. So it was high time they got a new bus and the new design harkens back

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US Army Gets Takes a Plug-In Hybrid Electric Armored Vehicle for a Test Run

US Army Gets Takes a Plug-In Hybrid Electric Armored Vehicle for a Test Run

The Army has just received the first prototype of a plug-in hybrid electric armored vehicle at their U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) in Warren, Michigan.

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Daimler Announces Plans for B-Class E-Cell Plug-in Hybrid With Inductive Charging

Daimler Announces Plans for B-Class E-Cell Plug-in Hybrid With Inductive Charging

Daimler is working hard to integrate wireless inductive charging into their B-Class E-Cell plug-in hybrid, and they say they have nearly achieved success. Inductive charging is a system by which a vehicle

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Volkswagen Unveils Its Plug-in Hybrid AWD Cross Coupe Concept at the Tokyo Auto Show

Volkswagen Unveils Its Plug-in Hybrid AWD Cross Coupe Concept at the Tokyo Auto Show

Volkswagen has just revealed its new plug-in hybrid AWD Cross Coupe Concept at the Tokyo Motor Show, and it displays the direction the company will be heading in its design for future vehicles. We love

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The 2013 Nissan Altima Will Have a Hybrid Engine as Powerful as the Current V6 Option

The 2013 Nissan Altima Will Have a Hybrid Engine as Powerful as the Current V6 Option

Today in Japan, Nissan announced it will put a new hybrid system in its upcoming cars that is as powerful as its current V6 engine. The system manages this feat even while improving fuel economy by 10

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David Markus’s Clever LED Hybrid Light Uses a Parabolic Lens to Amplify Sunlight

David Markus’s Clever LED Hybrid Light Uses a Parabolic Lens to Amplify Sunlight

This hybrid lighting design by David Markus utilizes two methods of power. During the day, light is brought into the room through a parabolic lens on the roof. At night, the lamp provides light from a set

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GM Announces It Will Offer a Plug-in Hybrid Chevy Cruze

GM Announces It Will Offer a Plug-in Hybrid Chevy Cruze

According to Jim Federico, who is GM’s executive director, group vehicle line director and VLE for global compact, mini, small and electric vehicles (yes, they have long titles over there), the company

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Infiniti Releases Teaser Shots of Its Upcoming Plug-in Hybrid Sports Car Concept

Infiniti Releases Teaser Shots of Its Upcoming Plug-in Hybrid Sports Car Concept

Infiniti has just released photos of its upcoming plug-in hybrid sports car concept, to be released in March 2012 at the Geneva Motor Show. The company is promising a “highly advanced,

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New Study Says That Hybrid Drivers Are 25% Less Likely to Be Injured in a Crash

New Study Says That Hybrid Drivers Are 25% Less Likely to Be Injured in a Crash

A new study by the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) shows that hybrids cause 25% fewer injuries in crashes than their internal combustion engine counterparts. Traditionally, drivers have had to

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PHOTOS: Jaguar’s Sporty C-X16 Hybrid Concept at the LA Auto Show

PHOTOS: Jaguar’s Sporty C-X16 Hybrid Concept at the LA Auto Show

The C-X16 Hybrid made its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, where it dazzled car lovers with its supercharged 375-horsepower,  V-6 engine, and this is its first visit to North America. With

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EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: Audi’s Hybrid Diesel E-Tron Spyder Concept at the LA Auto Show

EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: Audi’s Hybrid Diesel E-Tron Spyder Concept at the LA Auto Show

Sadly, this concept probably won't ever make it to market, though it is rumored that a car that looks like this may join the Audi lineup with a conventional internal combustion engine sometime soon. The

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Ford Announces That Its Evos Plug-in Hybrid Will Make Its U.S. Debut in January

Ford Announces That Its Evos Plug-in Hybrid Will Make Its U.S. Debut in January

The focus of the EVOS is actually on technology more than its eco-friendly credentials. The car allegedly adjusts its driving style based on driver profile, map, and weather data pulled from the cloud. It

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Yuhan Zhang’s Geely Aeolus Hybrid Concept Car Envisions a Sportier Urban Future

Yuhan Zhang’s Geely Aeolus Hybrid Concept Car Envisions a Sportier Urban Future

A small pneumatic hybrid like the Aeolus would likely be best received in India or China, where an unusual but inexpensive propulsion system and a small car body could be very popular. Details like the

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PHOTOS: BMW Unveils i3 Electric Car and i8 Hybrid Electric Vehicle on US Soil for the First Time!

PHOTOS: BMW Unveils i3 Electric Car and i8 Hybrid Electric Vehicle on US Soil for the First Time!

The BMW i3 concept is the company's first electric vehicle designed from the ground up for mass production, and the auto maker has come out swinging with an innovative EV that looks set to take the luxury

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El Al Airlines to Launch Hybrid-Electric Boeing 737 Airplanes

El Al Airlines to Launch Hybrid-Electric Boeing 737 Airplanes

Israel's El Al Airlines is planning to outfit 20 of their Boeing 737 airplanes with electric drive units from WheelTug that will provide power for the planes to taxi while on the ground. Though these

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TEST DRIVE: Inhabitat Zips Around Town in the Manual Transmission Honda CRZ Sport Hybrid

TEST DRIVE: Inhabitat Zips Around Town in the Manual Transmission Honda CRZ Sport Hybrid

How sporty is Sport mode, really? We're so glad you asked. It's surprisingly powerful, actually--even coltish. The CRZ feels a bit restrained in ECON mode, though not nearly as much as in other Honda

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TEST DRIVE: Inhabitat Takes the New Honda Civic Hybrid for a Fall Color Tour

TEST DRIVE: Inhabitat Takes the New Honda Civic Hybrid for a Fall Color Tour

We were happy to discover that not only does the Civic Hybrid get good mileage at high and low speeds, but that it's possible to beat the EPA estimated 44 miles per gallon fuel mileage rating without even

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TEST DRIVE: Inhabitat Tests the Real-World Mileage of the 2012 Honda Insight Hybrid

TEST DRIVE: Inhabitat Tests the Real-World Mileage of the 2012 Honda Insight Hybrid

It's inconceivable that an automaker could advance 10 years in automotive technology and build a car with half the fuel mileage of its predecessor, unless it were a radically different car. Well, it turns

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Embry-Riddle Students Make History With “Eco Eagle” Hybrid Propulsion Aircraft

Embry-Riddle Students Make History With “Eco Eagle” Hybrid Propulsion Aircraft

Students at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University recently demonstrated an aviation first by cruising the sky in a hybrid propulsion aircraft. A team of nearly 200 students spent the last year and a half

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U.S. Army Could Replace the Humvee with the Diesel Hybrid L-ATV

U.S. Army Could Replace the Humvee with the Diesel Hybrid L-ATV

The U.S. Army isn't expecting green street cred for their upcoming decision to potentially replace the aging Humvee with this diesel electric hybrid L-ATV. The decision to go green may be made out of

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Jaguar Unveils Sexy C-X16 Hybrid Coupe at the Frankfurt Motor Show

Jaguar Unveils Sexy C-X16 Hybrid Coupe at the Frankfurt Motor Show

The Jaguar C-X16 is different from most hybrid vehicles because it is not entirely concerned with fuel efficiency -- it just wants to go fast -- but achieves those ends in a cleaner way. Most of the car's

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Flybus: New Hybrid Bus Uses Flywheel Instead of Battery to Store Kinetic Energy

Flybus: New Hybrid Bus Uses Flywheel Instead of Battery to Store Kinetic Energy

Earlier this year at the Detroit Auto Show, we heard about Porsche's hybrid race car that garners energy from a flywheel, and now a consortium called Flybus has put that energy reusing technology into a

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Harry Reid Announces the World’s First Hybrid Solar-Geothermal Power Plant

Harry Reid Announces the World’s First Hybrid Solar-Geothermal Power Plant

Nevada Senator Harry Reid began his time as host of the fourth National Clean Energy Summit in Las Vegas yesterday by announcing the world's first hybrid solar-geothermal power plant -- to be built in his

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Inhabitat Takes a Spin in the New 2012 Honda Civic Hybrid

Inhabitat Takes a Spin in the New 2012 Honda Civic Hybrid

There are a lot of hybrid sedans out on the market these days, but the 2012 Civic Hybrid just happens to be the most fuel-efficient one available in the U.S. Inhabitat recently had an opportunity to take

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Audi May Offer An A4 Plug-in Hybrid by 2014!

Audi May Offer An A4 Plug-in Hybrid by 2014!

The tipping point is finally here. With new CAFE regulations and more consumers interested in fuel efficient vehicles than ever before, even companies like Audi are capitulating to demand for plug-in

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Clean and Quiet Tsekoa II Research Vessel Is North America’s First Plug-in Hybrid Fuel Cell Ship

Clean and Quiet Tsekoa II Research Vessel Is North America’s First Plug-in Hybrid Fuel Cell Ship

Vehicles are usually converted to hybrids for the fuel efficiency and reduced emissions, but the Tsekoa II research ship from the University of Victoria got a plug-in hybrid fuel cell retrofit for an

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New System Powers Your Home More Efficiently with Solar-Hydrogen Hybrid Array

New System Powers Your Home More Efficiently with Solar-Hydrogen Hybrid Array

A professor at Duke University has developed an innovative solar energy system that powers buildings with hydrogen. The system, though it looks like a solar array, is made up of thousands of coiled copper

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Helios Eco Trailer: The Entertainment Industry’s First Solar Hybrid Vehicle

Helios Eco Trailer: The Entertainment Industry’s First Solar Hybrid Vehicle

With so many green transportation designs out there, you’d think that an eco-friendly entertainment production trailer would already exist, but the recently released Helios Eco trailer is taking the

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Protean In-Wheel Motors Could Up Hybrid Efficiency By 300 Percent

Protean In-Wheel Motors Could Up Hybrid Efficiency By 300 Percent

Many electric concept cars feature in-wheel electric motors to move them down the road, but only recently have they truly proven themselves as the greenest way to move future hybrid vehicles. A Vauxhall

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