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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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Amusement Park Powers EVs Using Electric Toothbrush Technology

Amusement Park Powers EVs Using Electric Toothbrush Technology

Last year, we watched as Korea’s Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) developed a new kind of electric vehicle that relies entirely on power from cables buried beneath the road--no

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Flying Sailboat Soars Through the Sky On Solar Power

Flying Sailboat Soars Through the Sky On Solar Power

Ever wished you could sail through the sky? Designer Damien Grossemy wants to make that dream a reality with his Zep'lin, a flying sailboat designed for Renault. The vertically-built Zep'lin concept

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918 Spyder is Porsche’s First Ever Plug In Hybrid Electric Car

918 Spyder is Porsche’s First Ever Plug In Hybrid Electric Car

Photos via Autoblog Porsche recently blew everyone at the Geneva Auto Show out of the water with their freshly unveiled electric concept car - their first plug-in hybrid ever. Dubbed the 918 Spyder,

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Yves Béhar Unveils New Hackable Solar Electric Car!

Yves Béhar Unveils New Hackable Solar Electric Car!

Yesterday, at the Greener Gadgets conference in NYC, prolific industrial designer Yves Béhar unveiled never before seen plans for his “hackable” solar powered electric car. While Béhar and

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Tesla’s All-Electric Roadster Sports Car to Be Available for Lease

Tesla’s All-Electric Roadster Sports Car to Be Available for Lease

If you've been longing to cruise around in a Tesla Roadster or Roadster Sport but don't have the $100,000+ required for purchase, we've got good news. Tesla is cutting Roadster lovers a break. The auto

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San Francisco Set to Lead the Electric Vehicle Revolution

San Francisco Set to Lead the Electric Vehicle Revolution

Want to jump start the electric vehicle revolution? Then make it illegal to ignore. That's what San Francisco is doing with a revised building code that will require all new structures to have wiring for

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Design your Own Electric Vehicle With the Trexa EV Platform!

Design your Own Electric Vehicle With the Trexa EV Platform!

What if designing your own electric vehicle was as simple as picking out the parts and plugging them together? Trexa is aiming to make that dream a reality as they unveil the world's first fully-electric

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Top 5 Eco Vehicles From the Detroit Auto Show

Top 5 Eco Vehicles From the Detroit Auto Show

The Detroit Auto Show kicked off this week with a slew of fantastic electric and hybrid vehicles ranging from the purely conceptual to the near production-ready. Electric vehicles were so prominently

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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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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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275 MPG eVARO Electric Vehicle Goes From 0 to 60 in 5 Seconds

275 MPG eVARO Electric Vehicle Goes From 0 to 60 in 5 Seconds

The Progressive Automotive X-Prize is heating up as the May 2010 start date approaches, and one of our favorite entrants is the eVARO, a three-wheeled plug-in hybrid from Future Vehicles Technology. The

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3Prong Power Upgrades Any Prius to Plug-in Status

3Prong Power Upgrades Any Prius to Plug-in Status

Toyota is leasing 500 prototype plug-in hybrid Prius's to lucky recipients in the U.S, Europe, and Japan next year, but what about all the other Prius owners who want to provide some plug-in juice to

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Yamaha Unveils Slick EC-f Electric Motorcycle

Yamaha Unveils Slick EC-f Electric Motorcycle

We've see plenty of great green concept cars at this week's Tokyo Motor Show, but Yamaha might take the prize for the best-looking two-wheeler with its new EC-f electric motorcycle. Designed to make

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SunPods Modular Solar EV Charging Station Debuts in California

SunPods Modular Solar EV Charging Station Debuts in California

The problem with most electric vehicle charging stations is that you never know where your electricity is coming from--and unfortunately it's often arriving courtesy of a dirty coal plant. Luckily, the

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Hydrogen Peroxide Powered Drag Racers Take Off!

Hydrogen Peroxide Powered Drag Racers Take Off!

Hydrogen peroxide is best known for its properties as a hair dye and disinfectant, but it might just power the next generation of drag racers as well. Unlike expensive hydrogen fuel cell and

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Cupcake Car is the Tastiest Electric Vehicle Around

Cupcake Car is the Tastiest Electric Vehicle Around

Electric vehicles already attract attention on the street, but if you really want to get noticed, consider buying the Cupcake Car, a tasty-looking automobile designed by Bay Area artist Lisa Pongrace.

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First Electric Vehicle Charging Corridor Installed Between SF and LA

First Electric Vehicle Charging Corridor Installed Between SF and LA

One of the biggest problems with electric vehicle technology is the lack of a plug-in infrastructure on our roads. But that problem is about to disappear -- at least for some commuters on Highway 101

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Solar Filling Stations: On-Demand Fuel for Electric Cars and Bikes

Solar Filling Stations: On-Demand Fuel for Electric Cars and Bikes

The problem with grid-powered electric cars, bikes, and scooters is that you never know what's supplying their energy. Is it coal, solar, nuclear, or some combination of the three? Enter the E-Move

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The Next Revolution: Iran Gets its First Electric Car

The Next Revolution: Iran Gets its First Electric Car

Outside of Israel and Shai Agassi's electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure company Better Place, the Middle East doesn't have much of an electric car industry. That might change soon now that a team of

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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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New Tesla Roadster Design Will be Bigger, Roomier

New Tesla Roadster Design Will be Bigger, Roomier

Tesla has been bringing innovation and green style to auto industry, ever since the groundbreaking launch of the Tesla Roadster - and more recently with the announcement of the Model S sedan. But is

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HOT NEW HYBRID CAR: The Fisker Karma

HOT NEW HYBRID CAR: The Fisker Karma

We love our green sports cars here at Inhabitat, and we have plenty of room on our favorites list for more than one. While we've been raving for the last two years about the Tesla Roadster, the Fisker

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TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: First Tesla Store Open in LA!

TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: First Tesla Store Open in LA!

We get all revved up whenever we hear new developments on the fabulously sexy electric Tesla Roadster. We were floored when we caught our first glimpse of this ultra-sleek sports car, and beside

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NO MORE GAS Personal Electric Vehicle

NO MORE GAS Personal Electric Vehicle

With a name like ‘No More Gas’, you can bet that this cute little personal electric vehicle is as good to the environment as it is to the user. Its size, weight and fuel make it much better for the

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TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: The Detroit Electric is Back!

TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: The Detroit Electric is Back!

Step right in ladies and gentlemen, and gaze at the marvels of modern technology! Allow us to show you the most amazing car of the century: The magnificent Detroit Electric, the car of summer luxury! This

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TRANSPORTATION TUES: Tesla Roadster Starts Production

TRANSPORTATION TUES: Tesla Roadster Starts Production

We're not your typical car geeks here at Inhabitat, but if there is one vehicle that we go gaga for above all others it is the Tesla Roadster. The gorgeous all-electric sports vehicle drives as smoothly

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Robot-Equipped Electric Eco Car: Nissan Pivo 2

Robot-Equipped Electric Eco Car: Nissan Pivo 2

When shopping for a new car, you might be looking for fuel efficiency, style, and safety. But after seeing the new Nissan Pivo 2 electric concept car, you might just have to add “talking

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TESLA MOTORS:  The Electric Roadster

TESLA MOTORS: The Electric Roadster

If you have not yet heard of the battery powered Tesla Roadster, where have you been hiding your sustainable self? We are almost rendered speechless by the awesomeness factor of this amazing electric

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