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Infographic: A Guide to the Most Environmentally-Friendly Cars

Infographic: A Guide to the Most Environmentally-Friendly Cars

Are you thinking about buying a green car but don't know where to start? Or maybe you can't afford a new car and want to improve the one you have? If so, this infographic from Southside Motor Factors

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Urban Cow Tipping? Smart Cars Overturned by Vandals in San Francisco

Urban Cow Tipping? Smart Cars Overturned by Vandals in San Francisco

What’s a bored city dweller to tip over when there aren't any cows around? Smart cars, of course. The act of tipping Smart cars became notorious after a Facebook page surfaced in 2011 showing Smart

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Ford Showcases Sun-Powered C-Max Solar Energi Car at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show

Ford Showcases Sun-Powered C-Max Solar Energi Car at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show

Ford's C-MAX Solar Energi Concept marks the first time a major automaker has unveiled a car that can harness enough energy from the sun to power its electric motor. The vehicle was developed in

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Audi Unveils Allroad Shooting Brake Hybrid at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show

Audi Unveils Allroad Shooting Brake Hybrid at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show

Audi's Allroad Shooting Brake Concept is designed to handle "light off-road conditions," and as such it features a slightly raised suspension and large 19-inch wheels made from lightweight carbon

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VW’s Passat BlueMotion Has the Highest Fuel Economy Rating of any Non-Hybrid Midsize Sedans

VW’s Passat BlueMotion Has the Highest Fuel Economy Rating of any Non-Hybrid Midsize Sedans

The Passat BlueMotion Concept is based on the production Passat, but features an all-new version of Volkswagen's 1.4-liter engine with direct injection and turbocharging with 150 horsepower and 184 lb-ft.

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2015 Ford F-150 Drops 700 Pounds Thanks to New Super Lightweight Aluminum Body

2015 Ford F-150 Drops 700 Pounds Thanks to New Super Lightweight Aluminum Body

When Ford's engineers set out to redesign the new F-150, they improved the truck’s fully boxed ladder frame with more high-strength steel than ever – making it stronger and lighter. The last

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Inhabitat Reports LIVE From the 2014 Detroit Auto Show Today!

Inhabitat Reports LIVE From the 2014 Detroit Auto Show Today!

Heads up transportation fans - today Inhabitat is reporting LIVE from the floor of the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, where we'll be bringing you a first look at this year's most

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100 Self-Driving Cars Set to Hit Sweden’s Public Roads in 2017

100 Self-Driving Cars Set to Hit Sweden’s Public Roads in 2017

Volvo just unveiled plans for the world's first large-scale trial of self-driving cars. The 'Drive Me' project will see 100 autonomous vehicles take to the streets of Gothenburg, Sweden in 2017. The cars

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California Company Launches a Car Fuel Made from Landfill Methane

California Company Launches a Car Fuel Made from Landfill Methane

Image via Shutterstock There's no denying that fracking is bad, really bad. But what about natural gas from other sources? California's Clean Energy Fuels has just announced that they have begun the

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Japan Promises to Make 2020 Olympics a High-Tech Fest of Self-Driving Cars, 5G Networks and More

Japan Promises to Make 2020 Olympics a High-Tech Fest of Self-Driving Cars, 5G Networks and More

When Japan was announced as the host of the 2020 Olympics last month, it brought about a new wave of concern over the ongoing environmental crisis at Fukushima. As the government pushes for an end to the

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Google Files Patent for Gesture-Based Car Controls

Google Files Patent for Gesture-Based Car Controls

Just one day after Google announced its purchase of hand gesture recognition company Flutter, the search giant has applied for a patent for gesture-based car controls. On first read, the notion is pretty

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INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Chats with J Mays, VP of Global Design and Chief Creative Officer at Ford Motor Company

INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Chats with J Mays, VP of Global Design and Chief Creative Officer at Ford Motor Company

Automotive designer J Mays has become well-known as the design director of Ford Motor Company. Born in rural Oklahoma, Mays started working at his family's auto parts store at an early age with

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INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Talks Resilient Design with J Mays, VP of Global Design and Chief Creative Officer at Ford Motors

INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Talks Resilient Design with J Mays, VP of Global Design and Chief Creative Officer at Ford Motors

Few designers get the opportunity to define a brand as prominent as Ford, but for the last 16 years, J Mays has been the driving design force behind the vehicles coming off the car company's production

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Singapore’s First Driverless Electric Vehicle Hits the Streets for Testing

Singapore’s First Driverless Electric Vehicle Hits the Streets for Testing

A driverless electric vehicle is taking to the streets of Singapore - and it looks nothing like the autonomous vehicles that Google has been testing in California and other places. Nanyang Technological

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High School Student Designs Solar Car to Transport Pregnant Zimbabwean Women to Clinics

High School Student Designs Solar Car to Transport Pregnant Zimbabwean Women to Clinics

In some parts of Zimbabwe, pregnant women are forced to walk 10 kilometers on uneven dirt roads to visit the nearest clinic. Although he lives thousands of miles away from Zimbabwe, Australian high school

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100% Electric Cars Are Now Outselling Plug-in Hybrids in the US

100% Electric Cars Are Now Outselling Plug-in Hybrids in the US

Photo via Shutterstock Range anxiety isn't holding back the electric car. Sales figures are in for the first half of 2013, and they show that 100% electric cars, buoyed by the Tesla Model S and Nissan

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Investors to Buy Bankrupt Israeli Electric Car Company Better Place

Investors to Buy Bankrupt Israeli Electric Car Company Better Place

This spring, one year after rolling out an extensive vehicle charging network in Israel, electric car company Better Place filed for bankruptcy. Better Place was the first major electric car maker in the

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British Sun-Tracking Vehicle to Race 1800 Miles Across Australia Fueled by Solar Power

British Sun-Tracking Vehicle to Race 1800 Miles Across Australia Fueled by Solar Power

With their solar vehicle Resolution, a team of engineering students from Cambridge are set for a sun-tracking adventure which will take them all the way across Australia. Their solar car will travel 3,000

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Tesla to Make Superchargers More Efficient and Expand Network to 98 Percent of the US

Tesla to Make Superchargers More Efficient and Expand Network to 98 Percent of the US

Part of what makes the Tesla such an attractive option for an electric vehicle is its supercharger network, which provides free, clean juice to keep the journey going. But right now, there are only eight

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TEST DRIVE: Inhabitat Takes the 2013 Ford Fusion Energi for a Spin in NYC

TEST DRIVE: Inhabitat Takes the 2013 Ford Fusion Energi for a Spin in NYC

The Ford Fusion Energi is Ford’s newest plug-in hybrid and is capable of delivering up to 21 miles in electric-only mode. Marrying an advanced lithium-ion battery and electric motor with a gasoline

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Tesla Posts First Quarterly Profits in Company’s 10-Year History

Tesla Posts First Quarterly Profits in Company’s 10-Year History

To say that it's been a good week for Tesla would be quite an understatement. First, the Tesla Model S earned Consumer Reports' highest-ever rating with a score of 99 out of 100. Then, after 10 years in

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Yannick Read Designs a Pedal-Powered Popemobile for the Vatican

Yannick Read Designs a Pedal-Powered Popemobile for the Vatican

It sounds like a late April Fools’ joke, but the Pope may be acquiring a pedal-powered vehicle to demonstrate his commitment to sustainability. The carbon-neutral Popemobile was designed by the

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Rumor Has it Fisker Automotive May File for Bankruptcy

Rumor Has it Fisker Automotive May File for Bankruptcy

Several news organizations are reporting that the U.S. government-backed electric vehicle company Fisker Automotive is seeking counsel from a law firm that specializes in bankruptcy proceedings. The

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Subaru 2014 XV Crosstrek Hybrid Unveiled at the 2013 New York Auto Show

Subaru 2014 XV Crosstrek Hybrid Unveiled at the 2013 New York Auto Show

The 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid marries a 2.0-liter Subaru BOXER engine with a 13.4-hp electric motor, and will have the ability to drive in EV mode only up to 25 mph. After 25 mph, the gasoline

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Tesla Model S Named 2013 World Green Car of the Year!

Tesla Model S Named 2013 World Green Car of the Year!

This week, the all-electric Tesla Model S was named the 2013 World Green Car of the Year at the New York International Auto Show! With a sleek design and a battery range of up to 285 miles on a single

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Which of These 3 Vehicles Should Win the 2013 World Green Car of the Year Award?

Which of These 3 Vehicles Should Win the 2013 World Green Car of the Year Award?

The 2013 World Green Car of the Year will be announced later this week at the New York International Motor Show, and the three finalists have been named. Vying for the prized title are two all-electric

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Colibri One-Seat Electric Car to Go Into Production Next Year

Colibri One-Seat Electric Car to Go Into Production Next Year

Earlier this month, the Innovative Mobility Automobile GmbH unveiled a tiny one-seat electric vehicle at the Geneva Motor Show called the Colibri. The car is so small that two of them can occupy a

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Top Gear Bravely Tests World’s Smallest Car on England’s Hectic A3 Highway

Top Gear Bravely Tests World’s Smallest Car on England’s Hectic A3 Highway

Jeremy Clarkson takes the world's smallest car for a terrifying test drive on England's busy A3 highway in this hilarious Top Gear episode. Built with a four wheel, all-terrain drive train, the P45 comes

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V-Tent is a Solar-Powered EV Charger That Protects Your Car

V-Tent is a Solar-Powered EV Charger That Protects Your Car

V-Tent is an eco-friendly parking system designed by Hakan Gürsu that protects and charges vehicles. It is a collapsible canopy that can be used in both personal and public parking areas. Aiming to

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NAIAS 2013: Chinese Automaker Guangzhou Shows Off Three Green Electric and Hybrid Models in Detroit

NAIAS 2013: Chinese Automaker Guangzhou Shows Off Three Green Electric and Hybrid Models in Detroit

We love the idea of bi-directional house-vehicle charging, which seems to be an increasingly popular concept among automakers who realize the potential advantages of using a vehicle as a house or

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