Volkswagen has just revealed its new plug-in hybrid AWD Cross Coupe Concept at the Tokyo Motor Show, and it displays the direction the company will be heading in its design for future vehicles. We love
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Daihatsu is proving its ability to work with a diverse line of products: The FC ShoCase is a fuel cell vehicle that contains no precious metals, while the PICO EV works in a variety of configurations and
Fifty kilometers per hour isn't much--just 31 miles per hour--but that's still a reasonable driving speed for alternative energy cars built for city driving. Toyota Canada engineer Vinh Pham drove the
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.
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
The inflatable concert hall is a giant amorphous amphitheater that seats 500 to 700 spectators. Rising out of a long tunnel entranceway, the stretchy, bright red skin encases the oval interior. A ramped
London's mayor, Boris Johnson, has been a big supporter of green transportation -- he's installed thousands of EV chargers around the city and opened a bike superhighway to make it easier for cyclists to
London, New York, Paris - what do they all have in common? Apart from being among the world's most energy-hungry cities, they all have underground subway systems. These public transport systems help
Toyota's TMG EV P001 just became the first electric car to shatter the 8-minute barrier at the Nurbirgring racetrack in Germany, with a blazing new time of 7 minutes and 47.794 seconds. Toyota Motorsport
Industry giants General Motors and LG Group have just announced that they are joining forces to design premium electric vehicles. LG will bring its expertise in battery systems to the relationship,
The most important thing we discovered while driving the plug-in Prius was that it is clearly designed for stop-and-go city driving. When we took it from stoplight to stoplight, gradual braking could put
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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,
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.
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
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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