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PlanetSolar: The World’s Largest Solar Powered Boat Docks in Hong Kong

PlanetSolar: The World’s Largest Solar Powered Boat Docks in Hong Kong

The deck of the catamaran TÛRANOR is lined with over 5,380 square feet of solar paneling that extends over each side of the ship. Measuring around 101 feet long and 49 feet wide, PlanetSolar can

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Pipistrel Introduces The World’s Most Powerful Electric Airplane

Pipistrel Introduces The World’s Most Powerful Electric Airplane

Pipistrel just rolled out the world's most powerful electric aircraft -- and it's the first to seat four people. The Taurus G4 required two years of preparation and development, but took just four months

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Nissan Leaf’s New Vehicle Charger Lets Your Car Power Your House

Nissan Leaf’s New Vehicle Charger Lets Your Car Power Your House

The Nissan Leaf, heralded as the first all-electric production car, has yet another neat trick up its sleeve. Just unveiled in Japan, the car's charger can send the battery's stored electricity back to

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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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Aluminum-Celmet Could Increase Electric Vehicle Range by 300%

Aluminum-Celmet Could Increase Electric Vehicle Range by 300%

Much is being done to increase the range of electric vehicles, from improved lithium ion batteries to reducing the chassis weight. However, Japanese company Sumitomo Electric Industries (SEI) have

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VIDEO: Inhabitat Interviews Henrik Fisker, Founder of Fisker Automotive and Designer of the Karma

VIDEO: Inhabitat Interviews Henrik Fisker, Founder of Fisker Automotive and Designer of the Karma

Car designer and entrepreneur Henrik Fisker made his name in the car industry designing the highest of the high-end luxury cars for BMW and Aston Martin. After making waves in the auto industry with

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MIT Using Carbon Nanotubes to Create a Constant Charging Solar ‘Sponge’ Battery

MIT Using Carbon Nanotubes to Create a Constant Charging Solar ‘Sponge’ Battery

Devices and systems for storing solar energy are thankfully becoming more and more common, but a team from MIT may be on the cusp of creating a solar battery made from carbon nanotubes that can be

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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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Slick and Speedy GK2G Electric Go-Kart Folds in Half!

Slick and Speedy GK2G Electric Go-Kart Folds in Half!

Since most of us never realized our 4th grade aspirations of procuring a go-kart, now is the perfect time to revive those lost childhood dreams with Beau Reid's latest design: the super fast, foldable

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Car Bodies That Double as Batteries Extend EV Range While Cutting Weight

Car Bodies That Double as Batteries Extend EV Range While Cutting Weight

It may look like any other car, but the battery-powered vehicle in Emile Greenhalgh’s laboratory could just steer us towards the future of electric transportation. One of the most salient issues in

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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

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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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Supersonic: Removable Battery-Powered EV Concept Car Honored in Michelin Challenge

Supersonic: Removable Battery-Powered EV Concept Car Honored in Michelin Challenge

This three-wheeled beauty is the brainchild of Serbian industrial designer and professor Marko Lukovic, who was honored for his “Supersonic” concept car in the Michelin Challenge Design

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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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New Lithium-Air Batteries Could Go 500 Miles on a Single Charge

New Lithium-Air Batteries Could Go 500 Miles on a Single Charge

Researchers at the materials research division of Risø DTU in Denmark are developing a new lithium-air (Li-air) vehicle battery that is lightweight, holds a lot of energy, and could enable car-makers to

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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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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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XL Hybrids Can Convert Your Gas-Guzzler Into a Hybrid Car

XL Hybrids Can Convert Your Gas-Guzzler Into a Hybrid Car

Many of us wish we could afford to buy a new hybrid or electric car, but until we get that promotion/new job/win the lottery, we're stuck with our gas-guzzlers. Now a Massachusetts-based company called XL

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Toyota Hybrid Car Sales Top 3 Million Vehicles Worldwide

Toyota Hybrid Car Sales Top 3 Million Vehicles Worldwide

So far it's been a big year for the Toyota Prius - not only did the world's most popular hybrid car receive an official pluralization (Prii), but Toyota just announced that its hybrid sales have topped 3

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The New Electric Zero XU Motorcycle Lets Streetbikers Go Green

The New Electric Zero XU Motorcycle Lets Streetbikers Go Green

For all of you bikers out there, you can now ride a motorbike that not only lets you explore the outdoors, but protect it as well. The new Zero XU is set to be one of the most popular electric

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Rolls-Royce Unveils 102 EX Phantom Electric Vehicle at Geneva Auto Show

Rolls-Royce Unveils 102 EX Phantom Electric Vehicle at Geneva Auto Show

Today Luxury car maker Rolls-Royce officially unveiled its first electric car -- the 102EX Phantom Experimental Vehicle -- at the Geneva Auto show. Although only a concept at this point, the car will be

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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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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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