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BMW Reveals First Details About Its Electric Car

BMW Reveals First Details About Its Electric Car

Luxury car fans, start your engines — BMW’s very first electric vehicle is on its way. The Megacity Vehicle, set to be released in 2013, is made out of lightweight carbon fiber and aluminum

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What Will the Nissan Leaf EV Sound Like?

What Will the Nissan Leaf EV Sound Like?

We often take for granted that we can hear a car when it's coming our way -- the familiar roar of the gasoline-powered engine notifies us of an impending collision. But electric cars are eerily -- and

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Photosynthetic Concept Car is Powered Completely by Plants

Photosynthetic Concept Car is Powered Completely by Plants

Skirting the boundaries of blue-sky design, designers Michal Vlcek and Klavir have dreamed up a futuristic eco car that is propelled entirely by photosynthesis. The car's dome-shaped interior is home to a

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Companies Transform Scrap Cardboard Into Ethanol Fuel

Companies Transform Scrap Cardboard Into Ethanol Fuel

A new partnership between a paperboard mill and a biofuel producer is now producing ethanol fuel from scrap cardboard fiber. While 95% of cardboard can easily be recycled again into more cardboard, the

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Delta Helicopters Developing World’s First Biofuel-Capable Helicopter

Delta Helicopters Developing World’s First Biofuel-Capable Helicopter

Plenty of airlines are testing out biofuels in passenger jets, but helicopters have largely been ignored -- until now. Australia-based Delta Helicopters is developing what it says is the first

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Honda Unveils All-New Electric Scooter, the EV-neo

Honda Unveils All-New Electric Scooter, the EV-neo

It may be awhile before mass-marketed electric vehicles are commercially available, but a new electric scooter can be purchased as early as this winter. Yesterday, Honda unveiled the EV-neo, an all-new,

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Energy Star Under Fire, Faces Major Overhaul

Energy Star Under Fire, Faces Major Overhaul

The Energy Star Program may be facing a major overhaul after congressional auditors reported that they were able to receive certification for a number of ridiculous fake products including a

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Future “Artificial Leaves” May Create Hydrogen Fuel from Sunlight and Water

Future “Artificial Leaves” May Create Hydrogen Fuel from Sunlight and Water

As far as sustainable energy systems go, nothing is quite as perfect as a plant: Through photosynthesis, plants create their own energy using only sunlight and water. For years, scientists have been

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iSpotSwap iPhone App Will Save You From Parking Anxiety

iSpotSwap iPhone App Will Save You From Parking Anxiety

Quick--how many hours of your life have you spent in the car searching for parking spots and wasting precious gasoline (and cash) in the process? A new iPhone app called iSpotSwap could make parking

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Hybrid Hydraulic Drive Vehicle Promises 170 MPG

Hybrid Hydraulic Drive Vehicle Promises 170 MPG

While these days "hybrid" usually means a gasoline/electric vehicle, Valentin Technologies is exploring a different hybrid combination that promises a 5-passenger car with outstanding performance. While

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Sundrop Fuels Uses Concentrated Solar Heat to Vaporize Biomass

Sundrop Fuels Uses Concentrated Solar Heat to Vaporize Biomass

The technology sounds ultra-futuristic: concentrated solar heat that can vaporize biomass (wood, crop waste, etc.) into synthetic fuels. But the process, developed by Sundrop Fuels, is real, and it can

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Transonic Combustion’s Super-Efficient Gas Engine Gets 98 MPG

Transonic Combustion’s Super-Efficient Gas Engine Gets 98 MPG

Eventually, we'd like to think that everyone will be driving around in all-electric cars. But in the meantime, it's important to develop efficient gas engine technology. That's where a new system from

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Coffee Powered Car Gets 56 Espressos Per Mile

Coffee Powered Car Gets 56 Espressos Per Mile

Your morning cup of coffee may get your motor running, but it could also add some fuel to your gas tank -- literally! Behold the Carpuccino, a £400 1988 Volkswagen Scirocco that has been retrofitted to

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Mercedes-Benz Introduces Ultra-Sleek F800 Plug-in Hybrid

Mercedes-Benz Introduces Ultra-Sleek F800 Plug-in Hybrid

Mercedes-Benz is no newcomer to the field of stylish, fuel-efficient cars -- just check out their crazy hybrid F-Cell Roadster or the all-electric Gullwing concept car -- but their new F800 style concept

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Chicagoans to Hail Green Cabs Instead of Inhaling Fumes

Chicagoans to Hail Green Cabs Instead of Inhaling Fumes

North America’s oldest and largest taxicab fleet recently announced that it is going green! Yellow Cab’s parent company, Yellow Group, runs about 3,000 taxis in the Chicago area, and they just

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Americans Ditch Over 4,000,000 Cars in 2009 for Alternative Transportation

Americans Ditch Over 4,000,000 Cars in 2009 for Alternative Transportation

Photo by Kodiax2 We Americans love our cars, (or at least that's what they've been telling us all these years) but this last year showed a remarkable drop in car ownership - down by 4,000,000 vehicles!

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GREEN DESIGN PREDICTIONS FOR 2010!

GREEN DESIGN PREDICTIONS FOR 2010!

Welcome to 2010! The start of the new year is the perfect time to reflect upon the past, make resolutions for the future, and think about what the new year will bring. With this in mind, we've asked

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New York Gets Its First Solar Electric Vehicle Charging Station

New York Gets Its First Solar Electric Vehicle Charging Station

We have great news for green-eyed New Yorkers who have been coveting San Francisco's sophisticated electric vehicle charging systems. Beautiful Earth Group, a New York-based sustainable energy company,

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Honda Unveils Ultracompact P-NUT Car

Honda Unveils Ultracompact P-NUT Car

The folks over at Honda just unveiled their highly controversial new ultracompact car, the P-Nut (Personal-Neo Urban Transport), at the LA Car Show, and it really redefines what it means for a vehicle to

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Researchers Build Machine That Turns CO2 Into Fuel

Researchers Build Machine That Turns CO2 Into Fuel

Imagine a machine that could suck carbon dioxide right out of the air and magically transform it into a usable product. It may seem like wishful thinking, but that's exactly what researchers at the Sandia

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ChargeCar Aims to Create Crowdsourced Electric Vehicles

ChargeCar Aims to Create Crowdsourced Electric Vehicles

A person who drives 60 miles to work every day has different needs than someone who drives across town. So instead of designing electric cars to match the performance of petroleum-powered vehicles,

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New Envion Facility Turns Plastic Waste into $10/Barrel Fuel

New Envion Facility Turns Plastic Waste into $10/Barrel Fuel

What if we could turn all the plastic waste we create on a daily basis into fuel to power our cars? A Washington, DC-based company called Envion claims it can do just that with a process that turns

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First Algae-Powered Car Attempts to Cross US on 25 Gallons

First Algae-Powered Car Attempts to Cross US on 25 Gallons

Just yesterday San Francisco saw the unveiling of the world's first algae fuel-powered vehicle, dubbed the Algaeus. The plug-in hybrid car, which is a Prius tricked out with a nickel metal hydride battery

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KAIST Hybrid Vehicles Run on Electric Roads

KAIST Hybrid Vehicles Run on Electric Roads

Hybrid-electric vehicles are expected to explode in popularity over the next decade thanks to their gasoline-saving abilities. But Korea's Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) thinks that

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Chevy Volt Jolts Public Debate With 230MPG Claim

Chevy Volt Jolts Public Debate With 230MPG Claim

GM recently made waves for claiming that its new electric Volt gets 230 mpg, but the magic number seems more like 40. That's because miles per gallon really only matter when a gas engine combusts. The

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MIT Developing Electric Vehicle that Charges in 10 Minutes Flat

MIT Developing Electric Vehicle that Charges in 10 Minutes Flat

Students at MIT recently announced that they are developing an extended range electric vehicle capable of achieving the same performance as its gasoline-powered counterparts. Dubbed the elEVen, the

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U.S. Postal Service Buys 1,600 Fuel Efficient Vehicles

U.S. Postal Service Buys 1,600 Fuel Efficient Vehicles

The U.S. postal service currently owns of one of the largest vehicle fleets on the planet, and they recently announced a monumental measure to replace 6,500 aging gas guzzling vehicles with more fuel

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Sainsbury’s New Kinetic Energy Powered Green Supermarket

Sainsbury’s New Kinetic Energy Powered Green Supermarket

Next time you feel like generating a little energy, just roll into your local Sainsbury's! The third largest British supermarket chain has just unveiled a new energy system that generates power from the

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Bright Automotive Unveils 100 MPG Commercial Truck

Bright Automotive Unveils 100 MPG Commercial Truck

Plenty of companies are working on plug-in hybrid (PHEV) sports cars and sedans, but Bright Automotive's new IDEA vehicle, unveiled this morning, is the first 100 MPG PHEV truck aimed at commercial and

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IS IT GREEN?: The New Macbook

IS IT GREEN?: The New Macbook

Apple recently rolled out its new family of Macbooks with a bold claim: The World’s Greenest Family of Notebooks. The new Macbooks are lighter, less toxic, and more energy efficient than previous

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