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World’s First Wireless Electric Bike Also Powers Gadgets Using Regenerative Power

World’s First Wireless Electric Bike Also Powers Gadgets Using Regenerative Power

We are big fans of electric bikes here at Inhabitat, but Daymak have raised the bar by creating the first ever completely wireless bike - almost. The brand new Shadow eBike hosts only a bit of wiring

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MIT’s New Liquid Flow Batteries Could Make Refueling EVs as Fast as Pumping Gas

MIT’s New Liquid Flow Batteries Could Make Refueling EVs as Fast as Pumping Gas

A team of researchers at MIT set out to "reinvent the rechargeable battery" and succeeded by creating a liquid-flow battery, suitable for electric vehicles that can be recharged as quickly as simply

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Linde E1 Electric Go-Kart Sets World Record for Fastest 0-60 Acceleration

Linde E1 Electric Go-Kart Sets World Record for Fastest 0-60 Acceleration

A 3.4-second 0-60 mph acceleration time is usually the province of exotic supercars, but an electric go-kart from truck maker Linde Material Handling just achieved that time to set a new Guinness World

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Bento: A Solar Powered Way to Compartmentalize Your Smart Devices Like a Japanese Lunchbox

Bento: A Solar Powered Way to Compartmentalize Your Smart Devices Like a Japanese Lunchbox

As our number of personal smart devices grows, it seems we’ve begun to carry around a personal home office everywhere we go - laptop, cell phone, iPod - all jangling around in our bags. Hoping to

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Coachella’s Human Powered DJ Booth Blasts Renewable Blips and Bleeps

Coachella’s Human Powered DJ Booth Blasts Renewable Blips and Bleeps

The 2011 Coachella Music Festival featured a DJ booth powered by an energy generating playground. Festival goers could choose from a series of different electricity producing installations that fed into a

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Audi’s All-Electric E-Tron A3 Concept Car Could Hit the Market in 2013

Audi’s All-Electric E-Tron A3 Concept Car Could Hit the Market in 2013

Audi has just revealed their all-electric E-Tron A3 concept car and unlike some of their past ideas (like the E-Tron Type C) this vehicle is no exercise in design - it's a market-ready no-emissions

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Chevy’s New Mi-Ray Hybrid Super Car Concept Wins Award at Seoul Auto Show

Chevy’s New Mi-Ray Hybrid Super Car Concept Wins Award at Seoul Auto Show

Journalists at the Seoul Motor Show have awarded Chevy's new hybrid super car concept, the Mi-Ray, the Best New Concept Car Award. The Mi-ray is a throw-back and a push forward all at the same time,

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Georgia Tech Students Unveil Sun-Powered Audi TT for World Solar Challenge

Georgia Tech Students Unveil Sun-Powered Audi TT for World Solar Challenge

A team of students from Georgia Tech recently rolled out a hyper-modified electric Audi TT that runs on electricity harvested from the sun. The solar-electric hybrid was designed to participate in the

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Porsche Now Taking Pre-Orders for 918 Spyder Hybrid Super Car Priced at $845,000

Porsche Now Taking Pre-Orders for 918 Spyder Hybrid Super Car Priced at $845,000

We whet the appetites of sports car enthusiasts everywhere when we first mentioned Porsche's Spyder 918, but now they can really start salivating because the super fast  hybrid sports car is finally

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Volvo’s New Car Goes From All-Electric to Hybrid or Diesel With the Push of a Button

Volvo’s New Car Goes From All-Electric to Hybrid or Diesel With the Push of a Button

Not sure whether you want to drive an all-electric car, a hybrid or a powerful sports car? Well, now you can do it all the with Volvo's new diesel plug-in hybrid, a new design based on their V60 estate.

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Wind-Powered Car Completes an Epic 5,000km Journey Across Australia

Wind-Powered Car Completes an Epic 5,000km Journey Across Australia

Man has used wind power to travel for centuries, but it is traditionally used on the sea. However, two Germans have decided to harness this natural occurrence to complete an epic road-trip across

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Toyota to Unveil All-Electric iQ at Geneva Auto Show

Toyota to Unveil All-Electric iQ at Geneva Auto Show

While Toyota is going to launch a plug-in hybrid version of the Prius soon, the company isn't backing away from all-electric cars. We recently learned that Toyota will be showing off an all-electric

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Nissan to Release ESFLOW Its Sexier, Sportier LEAF at the Geneva Auto Show

Nissan to Release ESFLOW Its Sexier, Sportier LEAF at the Geneva Auto Show

Nissan is bringing a sportier, sexier electric car to the Geneva Auto Show next month: The 2011 ESFLOW concept. The car has a lightweight aluminum chassis, and the same laminated lithium-ion battery found

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Audi’s E-Tron Type C is an Electric Cruiser with Classic Styling

Audi’s E-Tron Type C is an Electric Cruiser with Classic Styling

Audi took inspiration from its classic racers when styling the Auto Union Type C E-Tron Study -- almost everything about the ride says "old school" except for one thing: its modern electric motor. That's

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Volkswagen Unveils 313 MPG XL1 Car at 2011 Qatar Motor Show

Volkswagen Unveils 313 MPG XL1 Car at 2011 Qatar Motor Show

Volkswagen just unveiled a new car at the Qatar Motor Show that gets an astounding 100km for less than a lieter of diesel fuel - that's the equivalent of 313 miles per gallon! The green car is an upgraded

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Mazda to Launch All-Electric Demio Mazda2 in Japan Next Year

Mazda to Launch All-Electric Demio Mazda2 in Japan Next Year

There no question that market interest for electric vehicles is on the rise, and every smart car manufacturer knows that the time to jump on the EV bandwagon is now. Next year, Mazda will finally make its

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GM Shows Off Their EN-V Car of the Future at the Detroit Auto Show

GM Shows Off Their EN-V Car of the Future at the Detroit Auto Show

GM’s EN-V concept cars are the future of urban mobility! The small, light vehicle comes in three different pod-like designs that function like a Segway-Smart car mash up.

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AEV Develops E-Shuttle Bus With Range Of 83 Miles

AEV Develops E-Shuttle Bus With Range Of 83 Miles

Whether at transport hubs, large campuses or construction sites, shuttle buses play a key role in getting people to and from their destinations. And while many traditional buses run on fossil fuels,

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Ford Unveils the All-New Focus Electric!

Ford Unveils the All-New Focus Electric!

After teasing the vehicle earlier this week, Ford unveiled its first all-electric passenger car today at the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The model is a zero-CO2-emissions,

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South Korea Unveils World’s First Commerical Electric Bus

South Korea Unveils World’s First Commerical Electric Bus

Many countries have invested in green public transportation as of late, with both the UK and the US implementing trial electric bus services. However South Korea set to surpass both nations as the Seoul

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World’s First First All-Electric Nissan LEAF Lands in California!

World’s First First All-Electric Nissan LEAF Lands in California!

By the end of 2011, Nissan hopes to deliver 20,000 LEAFs to the US and 50,000 globally in response to consumer demand for more environmentally friendly vehicles. Reservations in the US are currently

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World’s Largest Solar-Powered Boat Successfully Crosses Atlantic

World’s Largest Solar-Powered Boat Successfully Crosses Atlantic

The TÛRANOR PlanetSolar, the world's largest solar-powered boat, has just completed the first stage of its journey around the world - a trans-Atlantic journey from Monaco to Miami. The Swiss-designed

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Ford Announces First Cities To Receive the New Focus Electric

Ford Announces First Cities To Receive the New Focus Electric

Ford has announced which lucky markets will be the first to receive the Focus Electric, their first all electric passenger car that can travel 100 miles on a full charge whilst creating zero CO2

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Electric Renault DeZir Unveiled at Paris Motor Show

Electric Renault DeZir Unveiled at Paris Motor Show

The Renault DeZir is one of the most striking green super cars that we've ever seen, and this month it was officially unveiled at the Paris Motor Show. Underneath its fluid lines and aerodynamic chassis,

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Jaguar Unveils the C-X75 Hybrid Supercar

Jaguar Unveils the C-X75 Hybrid Supercar

Jaguar recently unveiled a luxurious hybrid super-vehicle at the Paris Auto Show 2010 that is powered by four 195-horsepower electric motors (one at each wheel) coupled with two 80,000-rpm gasoline

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Drained Chevy Volt Batteries To Be Used In Smart Grids

Drained Chevy Volt Batteries To Be Used In Smart Grids

Drained battery disposal is one of the pitfalls of the electric car, however GM is set to give used cells a second lease on life by collaborating with ABB Group, a power grid supplier, to store energy

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Saab’s New 9-3 ePower Will Be an All-Electric Utility Wagon

Saab’s New 9-3 ePower Will Be an All-Electric Utility Wagon

Saab Automobiles will soon be debuting their brand new 9-3 ePower station wagon -- one of their key pieces in an effort to build a green future for their company.  With a prototype of the 9-3 ePower set

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California Man Gets $1.8M to Store Solar Energy in Tesla Batteries

California Man Gets $1.8M to Store Solar Energy in Tesla Batteries

We hear people talking all the time about storing renewable energy. You know the deal - clean energy will never be viable until we can make it storable for those times when production is low due to

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Korean Carmaker CT&T Announces It Will Make Tiny EVs in South Carolina

Korean Carmaker CT&T Announces It Will Make Tiny EVs in South Carolina

The Korean automaker CT&T is banking on Americans putting their money in more environmentally friendly transportation in the coming years. They've just announced plans to build a $21 million dollar

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Renault Unveils All-Electric DeZir Supercar

Renault Unveils All-Electric DeZir Supercar

French automaker Renault just unveiled a striking green supercar that embodies the company's new slogan -- "Drive the Change" -- and its new commitment to the future. Dubbed the DeZir, the

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