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China Launches the World’s Largest Battery – a $500 Million Behemoth the Size of a Building

China Launches the World’s Largest Battery – a $500 Million Behemoth the Size of a Building

China just took a massive step forward for renewable energy as it flipped the switch on the world’s largest battery, which will help integrate a solar project and a wind farm into a smart grid. Capable

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Green Design Predictions for 2012

Green Design Predictions for 2012

1. Peter Ward, Ph.D - Paleontologist, Author of On Methuselah's Trail: Living Fossils and the Great Extinctions, Professor of Geological Sciences at the University of Washington in Seattle 2. Cameron

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Inhabitat is Hiring a Daily Transportation Writer!

Inhabitat is Hiring a Daily Transportation Writer!

Calling all writers and editors! Are you a green transportation expert who obsessively follows the latest developments in high-speed rail, alternative fuels, and green vehicles? We're looking for a

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GM and Teijin Team Up to Develop Mass Production Techniques for Carbon Fiber Car Parts

GM and Teijin Team Up to Develop Mass Production Techniques for Carbon Fiber Car Parts

General Motors just announced a partnership with Japanese company Teijin that they hope will lead to lighter weight and more efficient vehicles. Teijin is an advanced materials company that specializes

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Rinspeed’s New Dock + Go Mobility Concept Turns Your City Car Into a Road-Tripping Truck

Rinspeed’s New Dock + Go Mobility Concept Turns Your City Car Into a Road-Tripping Truck

One of the reasons Americans are still buying huge vehicles is that they occasionally need to haul large loads across town or on a road trip, and small cars just don't do the job. Rinspeed has come up

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CityFabric Prints Your Favorite Town on Tees to Promote Civic Responsibility

CityFabric Prints Your Favorite Town on Tees to Promote Civic Responsibility

Founder Matt Tomasulo was a city planning student in Raleigh, North Carolina who decided to create and sell shirts printed with his own town at local markets. The hand-screened, water based ink designs

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Philadelphia Could Become Even Greener With New Bike Lane Proposal

Philadelphia Could Become Even Greener With New Bike Lane Proposal

Philadelphia is already known as a bike-friendly city, ranking number one in bike commuting per capita in the United States (2011). Perhaps this rank has spurred inspiration for their new city-wide

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Choosing a Cool Car Color Makes Your Vehicle More Efficient

Choosing a Cool Car Color Makes Your Vehicle More Efficient

A recent study shows that painting your car a cool color could save you money at the gas pump -- or the charging station -- by keeping your car's temperature lower while in the sun. Now we're not talking

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Japan’s Prius C Brochure Leaked Ahead of Official Introduction [PICS]

Japan’s Prius C Brochure Leaked Ahead of Official Introduction [PICS]

The brochure for the Japanese domestic market Toyota Prius C was just leaked ahead of the vehicle's official intro at this year's Tokyo Motor Show, giving us a sneak peak at its real-world numbers.

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Celebrate Your EV This Sunday at the First Ever National Plug-In Day for Electric Vehicles!

Celebrate Your EV This Sunday at the First Ever National Plug-In Day for Electric Vehicles!

This Sunday, drivers in over 20 cities nationwide will celebrate the benefits of electric vehicles by staging the largest electric vehicle parade ever and hosting "tailpipe-free" tailgate parties and

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Crystalline Design for Harbin Airport Emulates the Region’s Icy Peaks

Crystalline Design for Harbin Airport Emulates the Region’s Icy Peaks

Harbin is a city of 7 million located in the snowy north of China, and is known as an “ice city.” Drawing upon that, Hassell created a design that integrated within Harbin’s crystalline icescape,

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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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Ford Unveils Photos of Its Gorgeous Electric Gullwing EVOS Concept

Ford Unveils Photos of Its Gorgeous Electric Gullwing EVOS Concept

Ford just leaked photos of its EVOS Concept to be revealed at next week's Frankfurt Motor Show. In short, we love it. The EVOS is a plug-in hybrid with four exotic gullwing doors and a gorgeous design

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Laser Power Systems is Developing Cars Fueled by Nuclear Power

Laser Power Systems is Developing Cars Fueled by Nuclear Power

There may finally be a way to power your car forever -- the only catch is that the fuel would be radioactive. Charles Stevens of Laser Power Systems (LPS) is working on creating an emissions free

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Swags’ Ultralight Waterproof Backpack Bed Provides Aid to Homeless

Swags’ Ultralight Waterproof Backpack Bed Provides Aid to Homeless

Swags for the Homeless is an Australian non-profit organization that has been getting global attention for its Backpack Bed. The contemporary light-weight backpack can be quickly converted into a full

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Cadillac Converj Plug-In EV Gets Green Light for Production in 2013

Cadillac Converj Plug-In EV Gets Green Light for Production in 2013

Rumor has it, the Cadillac Converj luxury coupe has been approved for production - again. After wowing the crowds at the Detroit Auto Show in January 2009, and enduring an on-again off-again release deal

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Chevy Dealerships Install Solar Green Zones Capable of Charging 4,500 Electric Cars a Year

Chevy Dealerships Install Solar Green Zones Capable of Charging 4,500 Electric Cars a Year

Today GM announced the launch of a new nationwide program to install solar canopy charging stations at their Chevy dealerships across the country. Each canopy, called a Green Zone, will be capable of

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Popa Lucian’s Deuce Is an Electric Concept Car for Surfers

Popa Lucian’s Deuce Is an Electric Concept Car for Surfers

When people say Deuce, they're usually referring to Detroit or the number 2, so we were a little surprised to see that term pop up on a concept car for San Francisco surfers. Nevertheless, we like this

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The Chevy Volt Makes Itself Scarce This Summer

The Chevy Volt Makes Itself Scarce This Summer

If you want a Chevy Volt this summer, you will have to fight other customers for the measly stock of 200 vehicles available nationwide while GM idles its Detroit-Hamtramck plant. But there is a reward for

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1,980 MPG Student-Designed Car Wins the Mallory Park Fuel Efficiency Challenge!

1,980 MPG Student-Designed Car Wins the Mallory Park Fuel Efficiency Challenge!

The young students at Kingdown School in Wiltshire, England are wise beyond their years, having built the car that was the winner of the Mallory Park Mileage Marathon. The amazing energy efficient car

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Renault-Nissan Will Open a Green Tech Research Center in Silicon Valley

Renault-Nissan Will Open a Green Tech Research Center in Silicon Valley

Companies like Tesla are hard at work trying to take the auto industry away from Detroit and Japan. But the Renault-Nissan alliance is bringing the fight to Silicon Valley in order to stay on the leading

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New Ford Fusion’s MPG Rating Could Make It a Match for the Toyota Prius

New Ford Fusion’s MPG Rating Could Make It a Match for the Toyota Prius

Ford has some exciting new vehicles in the works, including a new Ford Fusion Hybrid that will reportedly get as much as 48 mpg, which could rival the Toyota Prius. The latest Ford Inside News report also

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GM Opens Chevy Volt Orders To All 50 States

GM Opens Chevy Volt Orders To All 50 States

The Chevy Volt is finally available for order in all 50 states. This Friday, General Motors started taking orders for the plug-in EV across the U.S., lowering its base price by $1,000 and adding 4 options

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New ‘Flash Bainite’ Super Steel is Lighter, Stronger, and Cuts Energy Use by 80-90%

New ‘Flash Bainite’ Super Steel is Lighter, Stronger, and Cuts Energy Use by 80-90%

It has long been an accepted fact that steel is as good as it's going to get: the innovators of the last century took care of developing the best processes to create as strong and light a product as

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Pure Air: Prius Solar Power Ventilation System Modified to Clean Air in Huts

Pure Air: Prius Solar Power Ventilation System Modified to Clean Air in Huts

Witmer's inspiration from the idea came from his many camping trips where he cooks over open fires. Even though he cooks outdoors, the smoke from the fire still burns his eyes and irritates his lungs,

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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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Artist Ramon Coronado Transforms Reclaimed LA Shopping Carts Into Park Furniture for Kids

Artist Ramon Coronado Transforms Reclaimed LA Shopping Carts Into Park Furniture for Kids

MacArthur Park, which sits near downtown Los Angeles, is an area filled with trash on the sidewalks, homeless people sleeping on every corner, and an abundance of shopping carts. Shopping carts exist all

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MAININKI Concept Car Features Transforming Chassis for Changing Road Conditions

MAININKI Concept Car Features Transforming Chassis for Changing Road Conditions

Maininki is a Finnish word meaning "swell," referring to a long-wavelength surface wave on a body of water. According to Eskeli's website, "Swells are far more stable in their directions and frequency

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Designers Use Toyota’s Technologies to Create ‘Ideas for Good’

Designers Use Toyota’s Technologies to Create ‘Ideas for Good’

We really love green cars, but you know what we love even more? Practical green designs that make the world a better place. With the Ideas for Good competition, Toyota has merged the two into one by

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