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Japan Announces World’s First Solar-Powered Public Bus

Japan Announces World’s First Solar-Powered Public Bus

On September 1, the world's first solar cell-equipped public bus will hit the streets of Okayama City in Southern Japan. The Sanyo-designed bus is a hybrid diesel-electric vehicle whose rooftop solar

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Peugeot 3008 Hybrid4 is World’s First Diesel-Fueled Hybrid Car

Peugeot 3008 Hybrid4 is World’s First Diesel-Fueled Hybrid Car

There is a battle that rages inside every environmentally conscious driver between getting better mileage with a diesel or to go for a hybrid and cut emissions. Now, you can get the best of both worlds

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Insurance for Hybrid Vehicles Will Soon Be on the Rise

Insurance for Hybrid Vehicles Will Soon Be on the Rise

Hybrid cars ain't cheap and they're about to get a little bit pricier. Though you're definitely going to save on gas, when you count all the parts, labor and complex technology needed to run a hybrid

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Human-Powered Sno-Cones at Outside Lands Music Fest

Human-Powered Sno-Cones at Outside Lands Music Fest

This weekend, San Francisco hosts the major — and pricey — music festival Outside Lands in Golden Gate Park. The main attraction (besides the tunes)? Toyota and nonprofit Global Inheritance will give

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Another Reason to Buy a Hybrid: Thieves Don’t Steal Them!

Another Reason to Buy a Hybrid: Thieves Don’t Steal Them!

This just in from the The Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI): the Toyota Prius is the least stolen vehicle in America. That's right my fellow green drivers - yet another reason to buy a hybrid. The HLDI

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Tesla Working on Electric RAV4, Lexus RX Prototypes for Toyota

Tesla Working on Electric RAV4, Lexus RX Prototypes for Toyota

Remember how Toyota announced last month that it plans to build an electric vehicle with Tesla? It looks like things are moving relatively quickly--at least compared to Tesla's normally turtle-like 

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California Hybrids To Lose Their HOV Status Next Year

California Hybrids To Lose Their HOV Status Next Year

This probably won't come as a surprise to you but Californians weren't buying Priuses just because of their fuel efficiency - they were also in it to gain Clean Air Vehicle status and get a handy HOV

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California to Get 1,600 New Coulomb EV ChargePoint Stations!

California to Get 1,600 New Coulomb EV ChargePoint Stations!

Us East Coasters are green with envy once again this morning. Word on EV street is that Coulomb Technologies is expected to announce today that it'll be installing 1,600 new electric vehicle charging

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New Light Bulb Labeling Program Coming Next Year

New Light Bulb Labeling Program Coming Next Year

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has just announced a new labeling program for light bulbs that will help consumers compare the wide range of products available. Although CFL and LED bulbs have been

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Mercedes Unveils All-Electric AMG E-cell Supercar!

Mercedes Unveils All-Electric AMG E-cell Supercar!

Mercedes has just released the first images of their prototype Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG E-Cell electric supercar. Not only it is propelled by an array of battery powered motors -- it also has DeLorean-style

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A Hybrid Vehicle That Turns From Kid’s Play Car to Rocking Chair!

A Hybrid Vehicle That Turns From Kid’s Play Car to Rocking Chair!

We love multi-tasking furniture, but this piece is exceptionally impressive. Designed by Hans Brockhage and Erwin Andra, the “Schaukelwagen” is a unique kind of hybrid that made its debut well before

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Toyota Officially Announces It Will Build An Electric Vehicle With Tesla

Toyota Officially Announces It Will Build An Electric Vehicle With Tesla

Last month, Toyota shocked us with a triple whammy of an announcement: an investment of $50 million in Tesla Motors, an information-sharing partnership with the startup automaker, and a plan for Tesla to

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MotoCzysz E1pc: The World’s Most Advanced Electric Motorcycle

MotoCzysz E1pc: The World’s Most Advanced Electric Motorcycle

Photo by AmadeusPhotography.com Want to know what the future of electric motorcycling looks like? Kindly direct your attention towards the MotoCzysz E1pc, a futuristic-looking electric bike that has 10

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Bojka Bug: A VW Beetle Covered in Vintage Fabrics

Bojka Bug: A VW Beetle Covered in Vintage Fabrics

The Volkswagen Beetle is an iconic piece of car design, but that doesn't mean it can't be repurposed to look even better. Bokja Design took a classic Beetle and decorated it in car stickers, tapestries,

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Will the Nissan Leaf Battery Deliver All It Promises?

Will the Nissan Leaf Battery Deliver All It Promises?

The Nissan Leaf electric vehicle is set to be released in a few months, with Nissan pushing it ahead of their original 2011 release date, and even ahead of the official release of the Chevy Volt in

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Transonic Combustion’s Super-Efficient Gas Engine Gets 98 MPG

Transonic Combustion’s Super-Efficient Gas Engine Gets 98 MPG

Eventually, we'd like to think that everyone will be driving around in all-electric cars. But in the meantime, it's important to develop efficient gas engine technology. That's where a new system from

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Ferrari Unveils 599 HY-KERS Hybrid Supercar

Ferrari Unveils 599 HY-KERS Hybrid Supercar

The 2010 Geneva Auto Show is showcasing some incredible green machines, with scores of auto manufacturers including Porsche and Lotus rolling out fuel-efficient vehicles. The latest to step up to the

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918 Spyder is Porsche’s First Ever Plug In Hybrid Electric Car

918 Spyder is Porsche’s First Ever Plug In Hybrid Electric Car

Photos via Autoblog Porsche recently blew everyone at the Geneva Auto Show out of the water with their freshly unveiled electric concept car - their first plug-in hybrid ever. Dubbed the 918 Spyder,

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Antro Unveils a Solar Car That Splits into Two Vehicles!

Antro Unveils a Solar Car That Splits into Two Vehicles!

Although it's not particularly known for its autos, Hungary is taking a stab at the electric vehicle market with a futuristic new solar-electric car. Founded by auto enthusiasts and backed by local

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San Francisco Set to Lead the Electric Vehicle Revolution

San Francisco Set to Lead the Electric Vehicle Revolution

Want to jump start the electric vehicle revolution? Then make it illegal to ignore. That's what San Francisco is doing with a revised building code that will require all new structures to have wiring for

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Toyota Recalls 437,000 Hybrid Vehicles Due to Braking Glitch

Toyota Recalls 437,000 Hybrid Vehicles Due to Braking Glitch

If you're one of many greenies who recently purchased a 2010 Toyota Prius, turn that ride right around. The Japanese company has just announced that it's recalling 437,000 of its hybrid cars because of a

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Design your Own Electric Vehicle With the Trexa EV Platform!

Design your Own Electric Vehicle With the Trexa EV Platform!

What if designing your own electric vehicle was as simple as picking out the parts and plugging them together? Trexa is aiming to make that dream a reality as they unveil the world's first fully-electric

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Top 5 Eco Vehicles From the Detroit Auto Show

Top 5 Eco Vehicles From the Detroit Auto Show

The Detroit Auto Show kicked off this week with a slew of fantastic electric and hybrid vehicles ranging from the purely conceptual to the near production-ready. Electric vehicles were so prominently

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Toyota Unveils Cheap, Compact Hybrid Concept

Toyota Unveils Cheap, Compact Hybrid Concept

Toyota recently unveiled the FT-CH, a hybrid concept car that stands to one-up the Prius in terms of price and performance. A full two feet shorter than its predecessor, the compact hybrid is lighter,

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ChargeCar Aims to Create Crowdsourced Electric Vehicles

ChargeCar Aims to Create Crowdsourced Electric Vehicles

A person who drives 60 miles to work every day has different needs than someone who drives across town. So instead of designing electric cars to match the performance of petroleum-powered vehicles,

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Five Lean, Mean, and Green Electric Vehicles at the Tokyo Motor Show

Five Lean, Mean, and Green Electric Vehicles at the Tokyo Motor Show

It's almost time again for the Tokyo Motor Show, Japan's biennial auto show that is famous for showcasing the latest and greatest concept cars. This year's show doesn't take place until October 24, but

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First Algae-Powered Car Attempts to Cross US on 25 Gallons

First Algae-Powered Car Attempts to Cross US on 25 Gallons

Just yesterday San Francisco saw the unveiling of the world's first algae fuel-powered vehicle, dubbed the Algaeus. The plug-in hybrid car, which is a Prius tricked out with a nickel metal hydride battery

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Chevy Volt Jolts Public Debate With 230MPG Claim

Chevy Volt Jolts Public Debate With 230MPG Claim

GM recently made waves for claiming that its new electric Volt gets 230 mpg, but the magic number seems more like 40. That's because miles per gallon really only matter when a gas engine combusts. The

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SAHİMO Hydrogen Vehicle Travels 568 Kilometers on 1 Liter of Fuel

SAHİMO Hydrogen Vehicle Travels 568 Kilometers on 1 Liter of Fuel

Students from Turkey's Sakarya University have unveiled a remarkable attempt at creating Europe's most fuel efficient vehicle. The SAHİMO is a hydrogen powered vehicle that is capable of traveling 568

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GREEN WEDDING GUIDE: Location

GREEN WEDDING GUIDE: Location

Welcome back to the second installment of our Green Wedding Guide. Last week we talked jewelry, and this week we are going to talk about eco-friendly ways to pick your location. The location of a

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