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VIDEO: A Look Back at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show and The Green Cars We Loved

VIDEO: A Look Back at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show and The Green Cars We Loved

Last year I had the good fortune to attend the North American International Auto Show (or NAIAS) in Detroit - for the first time - and the timing couldn't have been more perfect! I had never attended an

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Bridgestone’s New Air-Free Tires are 100% Recyclable

Bridgestone’s New Air-Free Tires are 100% Recyclable

Highway blowouts and Fix-A-Flat could soon be things of the past. Following the trend started by Michelin with the Tweel, Bridgestone recently unveiled an airless tire of its own at the Tokyo Motor Show.

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Porsche Announces Plans to Develop a Third Generation 911 GT3 R Hybrid

Porsche Announces Plans to Develop a Third Generation 911 GT3 R Hybrid

Porsche just announced plans to develop a third generation version of its hot flywheel-propelled Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid. The company says that the third generation of the über fast auto will further

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US Army Gets Takes a Plug-In Hybrid Electric Armored Vehicle for a Test Run

US Army Gets Takes a Plug-In Hybrid Electric Armored Vehicle for a Test Run

The Army has just received the first prototype of a plug-in hybrid electric armored vehicle at their U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) in Warren, Michigan.

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Toyota’s New Color-Changing Fun-Vii Car is a Social Network on Wheels

Toyota’s New Color-Changing Fun-Vii Car is a Social Network on Wheels

Toyota just unveiled their latest futuristic concept car - the Toyota Fun-Vii ahead of the Tokyo Auto Show. The innovative vehicle features a high-tech body embedded with a display that allows drivers to

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SynergEthic’s 3-Wheeled Tilter Electric Vehicle is Part Motorcycle, Part Car

SynergEthic’s 3-Wheeled Tilter Electric Vehicle is Part Motorcycle, Part Car

Under its neon colored encasement the Tilter boasts tons of features similar to a motorbike. The seats are arranged in a single line and they tilt along with the vehicle around sharp turns. Foot brakes

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The 6 Sexiest Green Cars at the 2011 L.A. Auto Show

The 6 Sexiest Green Cars at the 2011 L.A. Auto Show

Jaguar C-X16 Few cars -- let alone hybrids -- can match the sex appeal of Jaguar's C-X16 concept car. The sporty hybrid made its North American debut at the LA Auto Show, and it features a 375

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PHOTOS: Jaguar’s Sporty C-X16 Hybrid Concept at the LA Auto Show

PHOTOS: Jaguar’s Sporty C-X16 Hybrid Concept at the LA Auto Show

The C-X16 Hybrid made its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, where it dazzled car lovers with its supercharged 375-horsepower,  V-6 engine, and this is its first visit to North America. With

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EXCLUSIVE PICS: Honda Unveils the 2013 Fit EV at the 2011 LA Auto Show

EXCLUSIVE PICS: Honda Unveils the 2013 Fit EV at the 2011 LA Auto Show

Using the same motor as Honda's FCX Clarity fuel-cell EV, the Fit EV has a 123 mile range in the city that blows its competition, including the Nissan Leaf, right out of the water. Hooked up to a 240-volt

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Autonomo: A Futuristic Vehicle Concept for a Green Commute

Autonomo: A Futuristic Vehicle Concept for a Green Commute

The Autonomo is a fully autonomous vehicle concept designed by Charles Rattray. The design, inspired by biomimicry, sustainability, artificial intelligence and information technology, is created to

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Green Overdrive Video: A Day of Driving the Electric i MiEV

Green Overdrive Video: A Day of Driving the Electric i MiEV

GigaOM's Green Overdrive show has test driven a decent amount of electric cars, but most of them have been around the block or on a closed track. But for the latest episode we wanted to see what it would

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Nissan Unveils 10 Minute Electric Vehicle Charger

Nissan Unveils 10 Minute Electric Vehicle Charger

Nissan just announced that, in conjunction with Japan's Kansai University, it has built an electric vehicle charger that is capable of fully recharging a car in just 10 minutes. One of the biggest

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Coffee-Powered Car Breaks World Speed Record for Vehicle Powered by Organic Material

Coffee-Powered Car Breaks World Speed Record for Vehicle Powered by Organic Material

Our guess is that there are no tea drinkers on this team of British automotive engineers that has been constructing a car that runs entirely on coffee beans! Just earlier this month, their pepped up ride

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City Cars Reign Supreme at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show

City Cars Reign Supreme at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show

With even suppliers focusing on plug-in electric vehicle technology and other green propulsion systems, this has truly been the year of the city car so far at Frankfurt. But the show isn't over yet. We'll

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Researchers Find That Electric Vehicle Battery Cost Could Halve by 2018

Researchers Find That Electric Vehicle Battery Cost Could Halve by 2018

Right now, one of the biggest roadblocks to the widespread adoption of electric cars is the cost of the vehicles -- which is mostly linked to their very expensive batteries. A group of researchers in

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Sun-Powered Solaris Car Wins Mazda’s Aurora Survivor 2050 Competition

Sun-Powered Solaris Car Wins Mazda’s Aurora Survivor 2050 Competition

The car is built to be super efficient, with a top speed of 93 mph. While this isn't what you'd consider a family sedan - it only seats one passenger and a driver - you might just see it skimming across

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GOP Investigating Obama’s New Fuel Economy Rules

GOP Investigating Obama’s New Fuel Economy Rules

Just four days ago, we were celebrating the news that President Obama reached a landmark agreement with 13 automakers to pursue a 54.5 MPG average fleet goal by the vehicle model year 2025. The agreement

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Retractable Steering Wheels Should Make it Easier to Get Into Tiny EVs

Retractable Steering Wheels Should Make it Easier to Get Into Tiny EVs

It's no surprise that our cars are getting smaller. With fuel an ever decreasing resource, we are ramping up the electric vehicle (EV) market with tiny, compact cars that require less energy to run. The

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BMW’s New Motorrad E-Scooter Concept Is a Blazing Electric Ride

BMW’s New Motorrad E-Scooter Concept Is a Blazing Electric Ride

The all new BMW Motorrad E-Scooter Concept promises to be the perfect means of transportation for the future urban dweller. The scooter has an all-electric drive train, top speeds that are safe for

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Ford Incorporates Soy-Foam Seats Into Explorer Encouraging Bio-Foam Usage

Ford Incorporates Soy-Foam Seats Into Explorer Encouraging Bio-Foam Usage

The release of the 2011 Ford Explorer comes with some amazing news of progress for the automobile industry's use of sustainable materials. Harking back to the company's roots, Ford is set to implement

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1,980 MPG Student-Designed Car Wins the Mallory Park Fuel Efficiency Challenge!

1,980 MPG Student-Designed Car Wins the Mallory Park Fuel Efficiency Challenge!

The young students at Kingdown School in Wiltshire, England are wise beyond their years, having built the car that was the winner of the Mallory Park Mileage Marathon. The amazing energy efficient car

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Infineon Raceway Unveils Massive 353 KW Solar Array – Exclusive Photos!

Infineon Raceway Unveils Massive 353 KW Solar Array – Exclusive Photos!

Panasonic started installing solar panels at Infineon Raceway last November, and they just announced the completion of the project this past weekend. The arrays feature Panasonic's high-quality HIT

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INHABITAT INTERVIEW: John Viera of Ford Motor Company

INHABITAT INTERVIEW: John Viera of Ford Motor Company

John Viera has made a name for himself as a pioneer for the green movement within the automotive industry. As Ford Motor Company's Director of Sustainable Business Strategies, he has been building a new

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GM Announces That Chevy Volt Owners Can Go 1,000 Miles Between Fill-ups

GM Announces That Chevy Volt Owners Can Go 1,000 Miles Between Fill-ups

General Motors just announced that a sample of Chevrolet Volt owners have been able to drive for over 1,000 miles before filling up their tanks at the station. While the EPA estimate's the Volt's

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Green Overdrive Video: Cut Fuel, Crashes With GreenRoad

Green Overdrive Video: Cut Fuel, Crashes With GreenRoad

For this week's episode of GigaOM TV's Green Overdrive show, we take you to the offices of GreenRoad, a startup that has developed a technology to help company drivers reduce crashes and cut fuel use.

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Green Overdrive Video: From the Fryer to the Fuel Tank!

Green Overdrive Video: From the Fryer to the Fuel Tank!

Turning the Bay Area's restaurant cooking oil into fuel is the goal of the folks at Got Grease. And on this week's episode of GigaOM TV's Green Overdrive Show, we go on a grease run and factory tour of

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DIY Genius Creates Shiny Gold Peddle-Powered Porsche Roadster

DIY Genius Creates Shiny Gold Peddle-Powered Porsche Roadster

A fun and surely labor-intensive project created from scratch in someone's garage, this DIY design was in fact inspired by a small, orange toy car. Built with all the proper lights in place, the car's

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Cella Energy Announces Emission-Free Gas for $1.50 Per Gallon

Cella Energy Announces Emission-Free Gas for $1.50 Per Gallon

This sounds like a dream, but UK-based company Cella Energy claims to have developed a synthetic fuel that has no carbon emissions and would cost only $1.50 per gallon. The hydrogen-based fuel, which is

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Detroit 2011: Inizio Electric Supercar Now Available for Pre-Order!

Detroit 2011: Inizio Electric Supercar Now Available for Pre-Order!

This week we've brought you the hottest new electric vehicles from the Detroit Auto Show, but one beauty that really caught our eye is Li-Ion Motors' Inizio electric supercar. One of the world's first

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Ford Unveils C-MAX Energi and C-MAX Hybrid at Detroit Auto Show

Ford Unveils C-MAX Energi and C-MAX Hybrid at Detroit Auto Show

Today, Ford announced the addition of two more electric vehicles, both eco-versions of the company's C-MAX, a five-passenger wagon: the C-MAX Energi, which will be a plug-in hybrid similar to the Chevy

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