results for "detroit"

About 30 results

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

Read More >

Hertz Rents Out First Chevy Volt in NYC

Hertz Rents Out First Chevy Volt in NYC

Back in December, Hertz launched the first U.S. electric vehicle rental program. Yesterday the company announced that they have rented the first Chevy Volt from their fleet in New York City to a Mr.

Read More >

Tesla Unveils Model S “Alpha Build” Prototype at Detroit Auto Show

Tesla Unveils Model S “Alpha Build” Prototype at Detroit Auto Show

Tesla's exploded Model S Alpha Build Prototype is an incredible display that piqued the curiosity of many Detroit Auto Show attendees. The prototype is the exact model that engineers are using in the

Read More >

Study Finds EVs with Smaller Battery Packs Are More Environmentally Friendly

Study Finds EVs with Smaller Battery Packs Are More Environmentally Friendly

The Detroit Auto Show is winding down with new electric vehicles popping up left and right and though everyone is pushing their range limits, one Carnegie Mellon professor says that might not be the best

Read More >

Top 7 Sexiest Green Cars From the 2011 Detroit Auto Show!

Top 7 Sexiest Green Cars From the 2011 Detroit Auto Show!

Porsche 918 RSR Hybrid Race Car Porsche kicked off the Detroit Auto Show with a bang as they unveiled the pulse-pounding 918 RSR, a brand new powerhouse hybrid racer. The smoothly sculpted 767 horsepower

Read More >

VIDEO: Racecar Driver David Coulthard Takes the Mercedes SLS AMG E-Cell for a Spin

VIDEO: Racecar Driver David Coulthard Takes the Mercedes SLS AMG E-Cell for a Spin

Earlier in the week, we brought you an eye-searing photo gallery of the electric yellow Mercedes SLS AMG E-Cell that was unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show, and now we'll do ya one better. Reader Terry

Read More >

Blazing Fast Peugeot EX1 Concept is a Record-Setting Electric Vehicle

Blazing Fast Peugeot EX1 Concept is a Record-Setting Electric Vehicle

Powered by two electric motors, one attached to each axle, Peugeot's EX1 concept has an impressive 340 horsepower. The super sleek and sexy EV concept debuted at the 2010 Paris Motor Show and has gone on

Read More >

Toyota Developing Magnesium Battery that Could Reduce Range Anxiety

Toyota Developing Magnesium Battery that Could Reduce Range Anxiety

Range anxiety could be a problem of the past thanks to a new battery currently in development by Toyota. The magnesium-sulfur battery holds twice as much energy as lithium-ion cells, meaning that electric

Read More >

Mercedes-Benz unveils SLS AMG E-Cell Electric Sports Car at the Detroit Auto Show

Mercedes-Benz unveils SLS AMG E-Cell Electric Sports Car at the Detroit Auto Show

Today at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show, Mercedes-Benz made the public unveil of their new electric sports car, the SLS AMG E-Cell prototype! The new supercar features four electric motors, and has a killer

Read More >

Detroit 2011: Inizio Electric Supercar Now Available for Pre-Order!

Detroit 2011: Inizio Electric Supercar Now Available for Pre-Order!

This week we've brought you the hottest new electric vehicles from the Detroit Auto Show, but one beauty that really caught our eye is Li-Ion Motors' Inizio electric supercar. One of the world's first

Read More >

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.

Read More >

Venturi Unveils America Concept EV at the Detroit Auto Show

Venturi Unveils America Concept EV at the Detroit Auto Show

We've seen some really awesome sustainable sports cars unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show this week, and yesterday, the French EV specialists, Venturi, added to the list with the introduction of the

Read More >

Ford Unveils C-MAX Energi and C-MAX Hybrid at Detroit Auto Show

Ford Unveils C-MAX Energi and C-MAX Hybrid at Detroit Auto Show

Today, Ford announced the addition of two more electric vehicles, both eco-versions of the company's C-MAX, a five-passenger wagon: the C-MAX Energi, which will be a plug-in hybrid similar to the Chevy

Read More >

Hyundai Reveals 40mpg Veloster at Detroit Auto Show

Hyundai Reveals 40mpg Veloster at Detroit Auto Show

Yesterday at the Detroit Auto Show, Hyundai unveiled its all-new Veloster, a sporty, energy-efficient gasoline car that boasts 40mpg and low hydrocarbon emissions.

Read More >

Porsche 918 RSR Hybrid Race Car Unveiled at Detroit Auto Show

Porsche 918 RSR Hybrid Race Car Unveiled at Detroit Auto Show

Porsche's new hybrid supercar takes design cues from classic racers like the 908 and the 917, fusing these classic profiles with cutting-edge hybrid technology. The vehicle's carbon fiber-reinforced

Read More >

Volkswagen’s Golf blue-e-motion on Display at Detroit Auto Show 2011

Volkswagen’s Golf blue-e-motion on Display at Detroit Auto Show 2011

Set for release by 2014, VW will equip the Golf blue-e-motion with an instrument panel, featuring a kW gauge replacing the traditional tachometer, that will engage the driver in keeping the kilowatt

Read More >

Toyota Unveils New Family of Prius Vehicles at the Detroit Auto Show!

Toyota Unveils New Family of Prius Vehicles at the Detroit Auto Show!

Just minutes ago, Toyota unveiled their new family of Prius vehicles at this year's Detroit Auto Show. Once the gold standard for energy-efficient cars, the company has faced rapidly

Read More >

Chevy Volt Named North American Car of the Year!

Chevy Volt Named North American Car of the Year!

The Chevy Volt beat out the Hyundai Sonata and the Nissan Leaf to be named the North American Car of the Year at the Detroit Auto Show. A jury of 49 automotive journalists awarded the plug-in hybrid a

Read More >

Volvo To Reveal Crash Tested EV at Detroit Auto Show

Volvo To Reveal Crash Tested EV at Detroit Auto Show

Back in November, Volvo announced that comprehensive safety tests, including crash tests, were underway on the company's electric cars. Volvo told Inhabitat that they will unveil a crash-tested C30

Read More >

New Law Mandates Hybrid and Electric Vehicles Must Make Noises for Safety

New Law Mandates Hybrid and Electric Vehicles Must Make Noises for Safety

One of the inherent positives for those gas guzzling vehicles is the sound of their internal combustion engine. This alone can often act as a warning signal for pedestrians and cyclists to get out of the

Read More >

Ford Focus EV To Debut At CES Las Vegas

Ford Focus EV To Debut At CES Las Vegas

This week Ford teased the imminent unveiling of the Focus EV by releasing a single image on Facebook showcasing the vehicle's illuminated, Tron-like plug port. As you'd expect from Ford on the release of

Read More >

Green Design Predictions For 2011!

Green Design Predictions For 2011!

1. William McDonough (Eco Designer & Thought Leader, Founder Cradle To Cradle, MBDC, and William McDonough + Partners) 2. Graham Hill (Founder, Treehugger.com and Vice President, Interactive Media,

Read More >

Coat Transforms Into a Sleeping Bag Warms Homeless in Detroit

Coat Transforms Into a Sleeping Bag Warms Homeless in Detroit

Detroit was one of the US cities hit hardest by the recession, and this winter it finds itself with 18,000 individuals without a home - a quarter of whom are children. To help these individuals achieve

Read More >

China’s BYD Auto to Debut 2 PlugIn EVs at the Detroit Auto Show

China’s BYD Auto to Debut 2 PlugIn EVs at the Detroit Auto Show

Environmentally friendly automobiles are popping up all over the place these days and BYD Auto of China is set to throw two more models into the mix at the upcoming Detroit Auto Show. At the show --

Read More >

Wheego Whip LiFe Electric Vehicle Will Hit the Road in Early 2011

Wheego Whip LiFe Electric Vehicle Will Hit the Road in Early 2011

Close on the heels of the Volt and the Leaf, a little company called Wheego is gearing up to ship their adorable electric vehicles out to their proud new owners at the start of the new year. The company

Read More >

Electric Vehicle Smackdown: Chevy Volt vs. Nissan Leaf

Electric Vehicle Smackdown: Chevy Volt vs. Nissan Leaf

If you've been following the growing electric car momentum, you probably know about all of the buzz that's built up around the most anticipated electric vehicles of the year - the Nissan Leaf and the

Read More >

Dept. of Energy to Give $184 Million to Green Vehicle Development

Dept. of Energy to Give $184 Million to Green Vehicle Development

The US Secretary of Energy, Steven Chu, announced yesterday that the Department of Energy is poised to provide $184 million for research into advanced vehicle development. The cash is meant to help push

Read More >

GM Ships First Wave of Chevy Volts from the Detroit Factory!

GM Ships First Wave of Chevy Volts from the Detroit Factory!

Photo by Jeffrey Sauger for Chevrolet Hot on the tails of the first Nissan Leafs to be shipped to dealerships, Chevy announced yesterday that the first load of Volts is en route to customers throughout

Read More >

Enter MAKE Magazine’s Green Project Contest!

Enter MAKE Magazine’s Green Project Contest!

This December Make magazine is asking you to submit all your awesome green projects in their killer Green Project Contest running all this month. Where creativity knows no bounds, Make will be accepting

Read More >

  • Read Inhabitat

  • Search Categories

  • Recent Posts

  • Recent Comments

  • Browse by Keyword

get the free Inhabitat newsletter

Submit this form
popular today
all time
most commented
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
more popular stories >