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MIT Researchers: 1 Old Car Battery Can Help Power 30 Homes

MIT Researchers: 1 Old Car Battery Can Help Power 30 Homes

Science recently scored a simultaneous victory over pollution for both recycling and renewable energy! A team of researchers at MIT has come up with plan to turn old car batteries into durable solar

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Google Streetview Cars Track Down Stray Methane Emissions that Contribute to Climate Change

Google Streetview Cars Track Down Stray Methane Emissions that Contribute to Climate Change

Google has added another item to its lengthy list of services, and this one is something you really wouldn’t expect. Google’s Street View cars that map roads across the world are also being used to

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Helsinki Wants Residents Car Free Within Just 10 Years

Helsinki Wants Residents Car Free Within Just 10 Years

Finland's capital and largest city Helsinki has put forth a bold plan to integrate public and shared transportation so that in 10 years residents will not need to own a car. The "mobility on demand"

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Google Unveils its First Pod-Like Self-driving Car

Google Unveils its First Pod-Like Self-driving Car

Google has made a major breakthrough in its self-driving car project. The tech giant has now started building its own prototype vehicles from scratch, rather than retro-fitting existing commercial models

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Looking for an Eco-Friendly Way to Fuel Your Car? Make Your Own Biodiesel!

Looking for an Eco-Friendly Way to Fuel Your Car? Make Your Own Biodiesel!

Gas prices continue to rise, and things are not getting better as far as oil resources are concerned. Fracking, deep-sea drilling, and massive spills are all wreaking havoc on the planet, and all that

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New Map Shows How to Travel Across America Without a Car

New Map Shows How to Travel Across America Without a Car

Many Americans travel to Europe or Asia and are amazed at the ease of traversing long distances via rail or bus. But when it comes to the land of the Dwight D. Eisenhower National System of Interstate and

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The 3D-Printed Urbee 2 Hybrid Car is Light, Strong, and Nearing Production

The 3D-Printed Urbee 2 Hybrid Car is Light, Strong, and Nearing Production

Nothing says “Welcome to the Future” like a 3D-printed runabout vehicle with a hybrid engine, three wheels, speeds of up to 68 mph, and capacity to carry up to 1,200 lbs. The Urbee 2 is the

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Audi’s E-Fuel is a Carbon Neutral Way to Power Cars That Acts Like Gasoline

Audi’s E-Fuel is a Carbon Neutral Way to Power Cars That Acts Like Gasoline

Do you feel a twinge of guilt every time you fill your tank with dirty gasoline? What if you could power your car with a carbon neutral fossil fuel substitute? Introducing Audi's new e-fuel, an energy

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2012 Toyota Prius c Has the Highest City MPG Rating of All Plugless Vehicles

2012 Toyota Prius c Has the Highest City MPG Rating of All Plugless Vehicles

Toyota’s newest Prius model, the 2012 Prius c, is set to hit dealerships next month. The Prius c is now the smallest Prius model available and sits at the opposite end of the lineup from the

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Acura Debuts Its First Hybrid, the 2013 Acura ILX

Acura Debuts Its First Hybrid, the 2013 Acura ILX

Acura has officially introduced its latest model, the 2013 Acura ILX compact sedan. The ILX is based on the Honda Civic and is being positioned as a gateway into the Acura brand. The ILX will be available

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GM and Teijin Team Up to Develop Mass Production Techniques for Carbon Fiber Car Parts

GM and Teijin Team Up to Develop Mass Production Techniques for Carbon Fiber Car Parts

General Motors just announced a partnership with Japanese company Teijin that they hope will lead to lighter weight and more efficient vehicles. Teijin is an advanced materials company that specializes

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2,200MPG Celeritas Solar Car Wins Shell Eco-Marathon

2,200MPG Celeritas Solar Car Wins Shell Eco-Marathon

Solar cars are rapidly becoming more and more efficient, but they're going to have to step up their game in order to beat the Celeritas, a 275 lb vehicle that can travel 2,200 miles per gallon. The car,

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Fisker Unveils First Karma Hybrid Fresh from the Assembly Line

Fisker Unveils First Karma Hybrid Fresh from the Assembly Line

Last year we showcased the Karma 1, a plug-in hybrid that can go from zero to 60 in under six seconds, has a top speed of 120 mph, and offers an average fuel efficiency of 100 mpg. Designed by Henrik

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Sexy Agera R Koenigsegg Biofuel Car Unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show

Sexy Agera R Koenigsegg Biofuel Car Unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show

Hypercar statistics get us mildly turned on, but when you mention that a sexy, supercharged sports car runs on biofuel, well that really gets our motor revving. Koenigsegg, the maker of the Agera, has

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Super Futuristic Kia Pop EV Unveiled At Paris Motor Show

Super Futuristic Kia Pop EV Unveiled At Paris Motor Show

What's small, compact, able to be charged in six hours and has a top speed of the 87mph? Why it's the Kia Pop, the latest concept car from Kia that is not only fully-electric but, despite its small size,

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Mercedes Unveils All-Electric AMG E-cell Supercar!

Mercedes Unveils All-Electric AMG E-cell Supercar!

Mercedes has just released the first images of their prototype Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG E-Cell electric supercar. Not only it is propelled by an array of battery powered motors -- it also has DeLorean-style

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Prized ’72 Hydrogen-Fueled Gremlin for Sale on eBay

Prized ’72 Hydrogen-Fueled Gremlin for Sale on eBay

In 1972, 64 teams of university students competed to design the greenest vehicle in the Urban Vehicle Design Challenge. This was the cream of the crop -- a 1972 mustard yellow Gremlin that runs on nothing

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Record-Breaking Daihatsu Mira Travels 623 Miles on One Charge

Record-Breaking Daihatsu Mira Travels 623 Miles on One Charge

The Japanese Electric Vehicle Club has just earned one of the most coveted spots on Earth - a place in the Guinness Book of World Records. They did it by smashing the current record for longest electric

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The Cell: Shape Shifting Electric Vehicle of the Future

The Cell: Shape Shifting Electric Vehicle of the Future

This three-wheeled, shape changing, two-person electric car of the future is more than just a concept vehicle — it’s a concept for a future transportation system. Designed by Tom Kent the

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TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: The “Bug” Urban Electric Concept Mini-Car

TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: The “Bug” Urban Electric Concept Mini-Car

This mini concept car, designed by Brazilian designer Ricardo Fedrizzi, is all electric, meaning it has zero emissions. The “Bug” is a super cute two-seater vehicle meant for puttering around

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Plans to Release the Chevy Volt Early Hit a Speedbump

Plans to Release the Chevy Volt Early Hit a Speedbump

General Motor's Chairman and CEO Ed Whitacre has been pushing hard for an early roll-out of the Chevy Volt, GM's extended-range electric car. GM was planning to release a small number of the vehicles

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Tata Nano: World’s Cheapest Car to Go Hybrid

Tata Nano: World’s Cheapest Car to Go Hybrid

The Tata Nano, a four-passenger city car developed and sold in India, has become famous for being the world's cheapest car. At just $2,200 a pop, the Nano has also gained a reputation for its fuel

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Top 5 Incredible Retrofitted Eco Rides

Top 5 Incredible Retrofitted Eco Rides

We love seeing eco-upgrades that increase the efficiency of existing vehicles, but a select few are taking their customization to a whole other level. These cars and trucks may have slick paint jobs and

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Nissan Uses Fish-Inspired Design to Increase Car Safety

Nissan Uses Fish-Inspired Design to Increase Car Safety

Believe it or not, vehicle designers can learn a lot from fish, which have the impressive ability to glide around obstacles, all while staying in a tightly controlled pack. If cars were able to do the

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Formula Zero: Hydrogen Cell Racing Takes Off

Formula Zero: Hydrogen Cell Racing Takes Off

Belgium recently took the lead among a set of top university teams vying for “zeroth place” in the Formula Zero European Championship of hydrogen fuel cell cars. This carbon-free Grand Prix

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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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Solar Powered Nuna5 Racecar Unveiled

Solar Powered Nuna5 Racecar Unveiled

Delft University recently unveiled a sleek solar-powered vehicle that they hope will score them their fifth trophy in the World Solar Challenge race. Dubbed the Nuna5, the vehicle is entirely propelled by

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ClimateCars: London’s Alternative Cab Service

ClimateCars: London’s Alternative Cab Service

Founded in June 2007 by Nicko Williamson, Climatecars is London's eco-alternative cab service. Although the popularity of cycling around the UK capital is significantly rising, the Climatecars service is

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The Air-Powered MDI Car is Coming to the US!

The Air-Powered MDI Car is Coming to the US!

India's air-powered four wheel marvel, the MDI Air Car, will be coming to the United States in 2010! The eco-friendly air-powered vehicle will be manufactured by Zero Pollution Motors, who just licensed

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AN AFFORDABLE ELECTRIC VEHICLE? The $30K ZAP Alias

AN AFFORDABLE ELECTRIC VEHICLE? The $30K ZAP Alias

All-electric vehicles may seem like an impossible dream to most, with a price point that's far out of reach. That may soon change, if car company ZAP gets its way. It has just announced a partnership with

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