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Inhabitat Takes the New Yaris 2012 for a Test Drive!

Inhabitat Takes the New Yaris 2012 for a Test Drive!

The 2nd generation Yaris will soon be hitting local dealerships, offering increased fuel efficiency at an incredible value. Recently, Inhabitat was asked to preview the Yaris, and we were more that happy

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World’s First Wastewater Hydrogen Fuel Plant Opens Today In Orange County, California

World’s First Wastewater Hydrogen Fuel Plant Opens Today In Orange County, California

Air Products, one of the leaders in hydrogen fueling technology, have just announced the official opening of the world's first fuel cell and hydrogen energy station in Orange County, California.

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Are WiTricity and Apple In Cahoots to Wirelessly Charge Everything Using Your Computer?

Are WiTricity and Apple In Cahoots to Wirelessly Charge Everything Using Your Computer?

Rumors are flying around that WiTricity might be in the know about Apple's plans to put out a desktop that wirelessly charges itself and your other gadgets. In the video after the jump, WiTricity

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GOP Investigating Obama’s New Fuel Economy Rules

GOP Investigating Obama’s New Fuel Economy Rules

Just four days ago, we were celebrating the news that President Obama reached a landmark agreement with 13 automakers to pursue a 54.5 MPG average fleet goal by the vehicle model year 2025. The agreement

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MIT Unveils Solar Power System That Doesn’t Need Sunlight

MIT Unveils Solar Power System That Doesn’t Need Sunlight

A solar energy system that doesn't require sunlight is almost as bizarre as a tidal power system that doesn't use water - however that's exactly what researchers at MIT have cooked up. The team just

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President Obama Announces 54.5 MPG Average Fleet Goal for All US Automakers

President Obama Announces 54.5 MPG Average Fleet Goal for All US Automakers

President Barack Obama announced this morning that his administration and the thirteen major automakers have come to an agreement to pursue a 54.5 MPG average fleet goal by the vehicle model year 2025.

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Mind-Reading Prius Bike Can Shift Gears with Just a Thought!

Mind-Reading Prius Bike Can Shift Gears with Just a Thought!

The Prius Projects Concept Bike has reached its final stage, and it has just been revealed that Toyota and Parlee Cycles are working with DeepLocal to bring some incredible technology to the green

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UPDATE: 4,000+ Nissan LEAFs Have Now Been Sold in the U.S.

UPDATE: 4,000+ Nissan LEAFs Have Now Been Sold in the U.S.

Not only is the Nissan LEAF is World Car of the Year for 2011 and a Top Safety Pick from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, it is also selling like hotcakes! Even though the electric vehicle is

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Spanish City Offers Lifetime Tram Passes in Exchange for Cars

Spanish City Offers Lifetime Tram Passes in Exchange for Cars

The city of Murcia, Spain is going to great lengths to help reduce the city’s traffic congestion and to promote the use of the greener method – public transportation. The bold move involves offering

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Japan Finds Vast Reserves of Rare Earth Minerals That Could Be Used to Make Solar Panels and Other Electronics

Japan Finds Vast Reserves of Rare Earth Minerals That Could Be Used to Make Solar Panels and Other Electronics

Japan just announced that they've discovered a deposit of rare earth minerals off their coast in the Pacific Ocean that, if commercially viable, could change the worldwide market for the expensive

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California Hybrids Will Lose Their HOV Status This Friday

California Hybrids Will Lose Their HOV Status This Friday

If you live in California, it's time to trade in your Prius for a Tesla Model S. This Friday, July 1st, the state will strip hybrids of their HOV carpool lane access -- six months after originally

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Life Cycle Assessment Proves Electric Vehicles are a Cleaner Choice

Life Cycle Assessment Proves Electric Vehicles are a Cleaner Choice

A report released earlier this month took into account the entire life cycle of hybrid, electric and gas powered cars -- analyzing everything from gathering resources to disposing of used vehicles -- and

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Mitsubishi and Hawaii Promote Electric Vehicles Through Additional Rebates and EV Charging Stations

Mitsubishi and Hawaii Promote Electric Vehicles Through Additional Rebates and EV Charging Stations

  Automaker Mitsubishi and the state of Hawaii are teaming up to promote the use of electric cars across the islands. The plan is to offer an extra $4,500 discount on electric cars sold in

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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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Rapid Prototyping Brings ‘Ideas for Good’ to Life at CMU

Rapid Prototyping Brings ‘Ideas for Good’ to Life at CMU

Toyota's Ideas for Good challenge began just seven months ago when the company opened up five of its most innovative technologies and asked people to come up with ways they could be used outside of cars.

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Smart Car Covered in Illustrated Tweets by Johanna Basford Unveiled in UK

Smart Car Covered in Illustrated Tweets by Johanna Basford Unveiled in UK

What will the future hold? That's the question Smart recently put to the Twittersphere. The answers were penned onto a Smart Car on the Smart Urban Stage in London by illustrator Johanna Basford. Basford

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e Cygnet: Aston Martin to Release Its First Electric Car Ever

e Cygnet: Aston Martin to Release Its First Electric Car Ever

One of the sexiest car brands on earth, Aston Martin, is working on an electric version of their compact car, the Cygnet. The EV will be dubbed the e-Cygnet and is based on a partnership with Toyota. The

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Google Lobbies to Allow Self-Driving Cars on Nevada Roads

Google Lobbies to Allow Self-Driving Cars on Nevada Roads

Apparently Google's self-driving cars are more than just a concept - the company has tested a fleet of 6 fully autonomous Toyota Priuses and an Audi TT on California roads, and is now lobbying Nevada

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Buick Introduces Envision Plug-in Hybrid SUV Concept in Shanghai

Buick Introduces Envision Plug-in Hybrid SUV Concept in Shanghai

General Motors offered up an elegant new concept at the Shanghai Motor Show, the Buick Envision Plug-in Hybrid SUV. This scissor-door beauty is equipped with a solar roof and lithium battery to provide

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New Hybrid Land Rover Will Hits Streets In 2013

New Hybrid Land Rover Will Hits Streets In 2013

Land Rovers are famously known as un-environmentally friendly vehicles, but they are great at going off-road and protecting their occupants from collisions. Taking their safety street cred to the green

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Lexus CT200h Hybrid: Stylish, Energy Efficient and Economical

Lexus CT200h Hybrid: Stylish, Energy Efficient and Economical

Move over, entry-level hybrids -- the Lexus CT 200h is coming to dealerships near you. The new hybrid bridges the gap between the drivable Toyota Prius and hot hybrid sports cars with its sleek and

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New Shock Wave Engines Have the Potential to Triple Fuel Efficiency in Hybrid Vehicles

New Shock Wave Engines Have the Potential to Triple Fuel Efficiency in Hybrid Vehicles

We've seen a number of innovations focused on improving the efficiency of hybrid cars. But while most of these new ideas have focused on optimizing battery capacity, here is one new piece of technology

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Following Nuclear Plant Shutdown, Japan Initiates Month-Long Power Cuts

Following Nuclear Plant Shutdown, Japan Initiates Month-Long Power Cuts

Photo: DVIDSHUB After shutting down several power plants following an earthquake last week that was upgraded to 9.0 on the Richter scale, Japan's utility has announced plans to initiate a schedule

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Google Unveils Self-Driving Prius That Can Race Around Rooftop Park Lot

Google Unveils Self-Driving Prius That Can Race Around Rooftop Park Lot

Last year we reported on Google developing a self-driving car that uses artificial-intelligence software to sense anything near it and  makes decisions that would otherwise be made by the driver.

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Saab Unveils Sexy PhoeniX AWD Hybrid at 2011 Geneva Auto Show

Saab Unveils Sexy PhoeniX AWD Hybrid at 2011 Geneva Auto Show

The Geneva Auto Show kicks into full gear this week, and so far a number of hot new green cars have turned heads left and right. The latest vehicle to hit the scene is Saab's futuristic "PhoeniX"

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Honda Civic Hybrid Battery ‘Fix’ May be Making Things Worse

Honda Civic Hybrid Battery ‘Fix’ May be Making Things Worse

For the past few years Honda have been besieged by complaints that the batteries in the Civic Hybrid die prematurely. Traditionally battery packs are meant to last for over 100,000 miles, with some even

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New Lithium-Ion Batteries Could Significantly Extend the Range of Electric Cars

New Lithium-Ion Batteries Could Significantly Extend the Range of Electric Cars

Range anxiety is one of the biggest hurdles facing electric cars today. For electric vehicles to truly become mainstream, batteries will have to provide a longer range and become much cheaper.

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Ego: Explore the Ocean in a Personal Electric Submarine!

Ego: Explore the Ocean in a Personal Electric Submarine!

The Ego is an electric submarine that is guaranteed to change your perspective on open-water craft -- it literally puts you face-to-face with fish while keeping you dry. Powered by an electric motor, the

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The Honda Civic GX is the Greenest Car of the Year

The Honda Civic GX is the Greenest Car of the Year

Move over Chevy Volt, get out the way Nissan Leaf -- the Civic GX NGV has been named "Greenest Vehicle" by the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) for the seventh straight year! The

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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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