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Inhabitat Reports LIVE From the 2014 Detroit Auto Show Today!

Inhabitat Reports LIVE From the 2014 Detroit Auto Show Today!

Heads up transportation fans - today Inhabitat is reporting LIVE from the floor of the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, where we'll be bringing you a first look at this year's most

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Toyota Unveils 2015 Zero Emissions Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle at CES 2014 in Las Vegas

Toyota Unveils 2015 Zero Emissions Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle at CES 2014 in Las Vegas

Toyota is going to release a new hydrogen fuel cell vehicle in 2015, and the manufacturer just gave the world a preview of it at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Toyota brought two fuel

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Green Design Predictions for 2014

Green Design Predictions for 2014

Bill McKibben Environmentalist, Green Journalist, President and Co-Founder of 350.org I think it's going to be the year when it finally hits home that we've got to keep most fossil fuel

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The TABBY is a DIY Open Source Electric Vehicle that Can be Assembled in Less Than an Hour

The TABBY is a DIY Open Source Electric Vehicle that Can be Assembled in Less Than an Hour

Imagine owning an electric vehicle that you can assemble yourself in less time than it takes to put together an IKEA entertainment center. In an effort to make cars more accessible, affordable, and

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Ford’s First Solar-Powered Car to Debut at the 2014 International CES Show in Vegas

Ford’s First Solar-Powered Car to Debut at the 2014 International CES Show in Vegas

Ford has unveiled plans to debut their first solar-powered car next week at the 2014 International CES show in Las Vegas. The new C-MAX Solar Energi concept is based on the C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid,

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The Arrow: What Happens When an Electric Motorcycle and a Fighter Jet Have a Love Child

The Arrow: What Happens When an Electric Motorcycle and a Fighter Jet Have a Love Child

The Arrow by car designer Charles Bombardier demonstrates what would happen if an electric motorcycle and a fighter jet had a love child. Underneath the Arrow's retractable canopy, driver and passenger

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750 Robotic Car-Sharing Stations Will Dispense Electric Vehicles Like Candy in China

750 Robotic Car-Sharing Stations Will Dispense Electric Vehicles Like Candy in China

In 2013, Inhabitat repeatedly reported on China's horrific air quality issues - in some cases, entire industrial areas were shut down for days because of life-threatening smog. Much of China's air

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BMW i8 Spyder Plug-in Hybrid Will Reportedly Arrive by the End of 2015

BMW i8 Spyder Plug-in Hybrid Will Reportedly Arrive by the End of 2015

BMW originally unveiled the i8 Concept Spyder at the 2012 Beijing Motor Show, but since then all the news has focused on the 2015 i8 Coupe plug-in hybrid sports car (which is slated to arrive next

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Leonardo DiCaprio and Venturi Automobiles Unite to Launch the World’s First Electric Racing Series

Leonardo DiCaprio and Venturi Automobiles Unite to Launch the World’s First Electric Racing Series

Leonardo DiCaprio has long been an advocate of environmental ventures - and he just teamed up with Venturi Automobiles to launch the world's first electric vehicle racing series. If all goes as planned,

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Nissan LEAF Electric Vehicles are Powering Office Buildings in Japan

Nissan LEAF Electric Vehicles are Powering Office Buildings in Japan

Nissan’s zero-emission LEAF electric vehicle may be used to power entire buildings in Japan. The car manufacturer successfully completed an early test of the ‘vehicle-to-building’ technology at the

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The Top 10 Innovations at Greenbuild 2013 in Philadelphia

The Top 10 Innovations at Greenbuild 2013 in Philadelphia

The halls were packed with an enthusiastic crowd, and you could tell that the business of construction was back in a big way. The first place we hit was the Passive House Zone where a strong contingency

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Super Fast-Charging EVA Electric Taxi Unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show

Super Fast-Charging EVA Electric Taxi Unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show

Those attending the 43rd Tokyo Motor Show this week just got the first look at a vehicle that could change the taxi industry in tropical countries. TUM CREATE, a joint research program by Technische

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US Government Opens Inquiry into Tesla Fires as Elon Musk Defends EV Safety Record

US Government Opens Inquiry into Tesla Fires as Elon Musk Defends EV Safety Record

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced on Tuesday that the agency is opening an investigation into two recent Tesla Model S Sedan battery fires that occurred in Washington and

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Ford and Coca-Cola Unveil Fusion Energi Hybrid With PlantBottle Interior

Ford and Coca-Cola Unveil Fusion Energi Hybrid With PlantBottle Interior

Ford and Coca-Cola just unveiled a new Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid vehicle that features interior fabric made from the same renewable material used to produce Coca-Cola’s bottles. The companies

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Blu Homes Unveils New Balance Metro Prefab Designed for Narrow Urban Lots

Blu Homes Unveils New Balance Metro Prefab Designed for Narrow Urban Lots

Addressing the needs of city dwellers and families looking for their primary residence, Blu Homes reconfigured their Balance prefab to better fit into a narrow infill lot. The Balance Metro is oriented to

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2015 Kia Soul Electric Vehicle Will Have a Driving Range Over 120 Miles

2015 Kia Soul Electric Vehicle Will Have a Driving Range Over 120 Miles

Kia is hard at work on a new electric version of the 2015 Kia Soul, which is set to arrive in the U.S. next year. On the outside, the 2015 Soul EV will look almost identical to the standard Soul, and

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Tesla May Build the World’s Biggest Lithium-Ion Battery Plant

Tesla May Build the World’s Biggest Lithium-Ion Battery Plant

Tesla doesn't have enough lithium-ion batteries to keep pace with their booming electric vehicle sales. Although the car maker sold 5,500 Model S sedans in the third quarter, sales might have been stunted

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100 Self-Driving ULTra Personal Electric Transportation Pods to be Installed Near London

100 Self-Driving ULTra Personal Electric Transportation Pods to be Installed Near London

Milton Keynes, a small city north of London, just announced plans to install 100 self-driving “pod cars” to connect the city's downtown to its central train station. Powered by electric motors, the

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Should Apple Buy Tesla? One Analyst Thinks So

Should Apple Buy Tesla? One Analyst Thinks So

Rumors have long floated around that Apple might stake a claim in Tesla Motors, which is now valued at $20 billion. But the move may be one step closer after analyst Andaan Ahmad at German investment bank

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Tesla Completes West Coast Supercharger Corridor from San Diego to Vancouver

Tesla Completes West Coast Supercharger Corridor from San Diego to Vancouver

Tesla Motors just completed the West Coast Supercharger Corridor, a network of electric vehicle charging stations that stretches all the way from San Diego, California to Vancouver, British Columbia.

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Apple’s VP Doug Field Joins Tesla Motors to Lead Vehicle Development

Apple’s VP Doug Field Joins Tesla Motors to Lead Vehicle Development

Tesla Motors is making waves in the automotive industry with a recent acquisition that makes its nickname the “Apple of carmakers" even more credible. The electric car giant announced yesterday that it

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Volvo is Developing a Wireless Inductive Charging Pad for Electric Vehicles

Volvo is Developing a Wireless Inductive Charging Pad for Electric Vehicles

Swedish automaker Volvo just announced that it's working on a wireless inductive charger for electric vehicles. The charging pad is able to wireless charge any EV that parks above it using an

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Madrid’s New Repsol Campus Achieves LEED Platinum Certification

Madrid’s New Repsol Campus Achieves LEED Platinum Certification

It’s not often that we see oil companies making serious environmental initiatives an integral part of their corporate portfolio, but at least one company is seemingly coming out as a leader by

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Volvo’s New Electric Vehicle Battery Technology Stores Energy in a Car’s Body Panels

Volvo’s New Electric Vehicle Battery Technology Stores Energy in a Car’s Body Panels

Conventional batteries that power today's electric cars and hybrids take up space and add a lot of extra weight to the vehicles. Volvo just announced that it has developed a concept for lightweight

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General Motors’ 2015 Chevrolet Bi-Fuel Impala to Run on Both Gasoline and Natural Gas

General Motors’ 2015 Chevrolet Bi-Fuel Impala to Run on Both Gasoline and Natural Gas

Vehicles powered by Natural gas represent a clean alternative to electric cars since they produce less emissions than traditional gasoline-powered cars. But up until now Honda has been the only automaker

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Cadillac Announces Pricing for Electrified 2014 ELR Coupe Starts at $75,995

Cadillac Announces Pricing for Electrified 2014 ELR Coupe Starts at $75,995

Cadillac recently announced pricing for its upcoming 2014 ELR coupe, which will start at $75,995 when it arrives in showrooms this coming January. The 2014 ELR was originally unveiled at the Detroit

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Infographic: How Electric Vehicles Can Help Cut US Oil Use in Half Over the Next 20 Years

Infographic: How Electric Vehicles Can Help Cut US Oil Use in Half Over the Next 20 Years

Electric vehicles are taking off in a big way - according to a recent report, EV sales have increased 522% since 2012. But did you know that there's currently over 100,000 electric vehicles from 10

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Tesla Releases CHAdeMO Adapter for the Model S Electric Vehicle

Tesla Releases CHAdeMO Adapter for the Model S Electric Vehicle

Tesla's new Supercharger network is a fast, free way for Model S drivers to quickly recharge their vehicles. Even though Tesla has announced plans to rapidly expand its network, CHAdeMO fast charging

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NRG eVgo Installs Nation’s First All-EV Supercharger Station in San Diego

NRG eVgo Installs Nation’s First All-EV Supercharger Station in San Diego

NRG eVgo just unveiled the first electric vehicle charging station capable of powering up any EV on the market! Located in San Diego, the station features a new SAE combination plug, a CHAdeMO DC

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Volkswagen’s 261 MPG XL1 Plug-In Hybrid Officially Debuts in the US!

Volkswagen’s 261 MPG XL1 Plug-In Hybrid Officially Debuts in the US!

The XL1's unique design is based on three simple design principles: light weight, aerodynamics, and a low center of gravity. It weighs in at just 1,752 pounds and measures 153.3 inches long, 65.5 inches

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