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TEST DRIVE: Inhabitat Takes Ford’s Stylish 2013 Fusion Hybrid For a Spin

TEST DRIVE: Inhabitat Takes Ford’s Stylish 2013 Fusion Hybrid For a Spin

The all-new Fusion adopts many of the design cues from the Evos concept that Ford unveiled last year at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Its exterior has a more European look, and everyone loves drawing

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Scoot Launches Electric Scooter-Sharing Program in San Francisco!

Scoot Launches Electric Scooter-Sharing Program in San Francisco!

Bike sharing programs are great, but pedaling up San Francisco's steep hills can be a pain. And car sharing is cool, but finding a parking space in the city can be tough. Enter Scoot Networks, an

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INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Speaks with Revenge of the Electric Car’s Director Chris Paine

INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Speaks with Revenge of the Electric Car’s Director Chris Paine

The first film, Who Killed the Electric Car?, seemed to place blame squarely on the shoulders of GM for rounding up and crushing its first electric production car, the EV1. But then, almost a decade

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Tesla Unveils Six FREE Solar-Powered Electric Vehicle Chargers in California

Tesla Unveils Six FREE Solar-Powered Electric Vehicle Chargers in California

Electric vehicle company Tesla has unveiled six solar-powered rapid Superchargers in California that will provide Model S owners with a free charge! As reported by Katie Fehrenbacher at GigaOm, Tesla CEO

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Santiago Calatrava’s Gorgeous Oriente Station is Topped With a Leaf-Like Canopy That Looks Lighter Than Air

Santiago Calatrava’s Gorgeous Oriente Station is Topped With a Leaf-Like Canopy That Looks Lighter Than Air

Construction of the station began in 1993, and it was completed in time for the 1998 World Expo. Although it's primarily a train station, the facility was built to provide a place of central convergence

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Toyota Cancels Productions Plans for the Electric iQ Minicar

Toyota Cancels Productions Plans for the Electric iQ Minicar

Toyota just unveiled its brand new 2013 iQ EV minicar while simultaneously announcing that it will drop its initial production plans for the tiny electric vehicle. Toyota decided to nix its widespread

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ebuggy e-Mobility Concept Gives Electric Cars the Power to Travel Any Distance

ebuggy e-Mobility Concept Gives Electric Cars the Power to Travel Any Distance

Today's electric cars are at a disadvantage due to the lack of infrastructure to charge them, but ebuggy has just unveiled a new solution. The ebuggy e-Mobility Concept is a new trailer-based range

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HASSELL Unveils High Speed Rail Vehicle Inspired By 1960′s Muscle Car

HASSELL Unveils High Speed Rail Vehicle Inspired By 1960′s Muscle Car

Approximately eight million people travel between Melbourne and Sydney each year, and that number is set to double within the next 25 years. There is doubt that the country's current infrastructure can

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Folder: A Folding Bike With Full-Size Wheels by Mikulas Novotny

Folder: A Folding Bike With Full-Size Wheels by Mikulas Novotny

If you live or work in a city, a bicycle can be a great way to get around. The only trouble is what to do with the bicycle when you need to go somewhere you can’t ride. Folding bicycles offer a great

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2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid Rated as America’s Most Fuel-Efficient Midsize Sedan

2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid Rated as America’s Most Fuel-Efficient Midsize Sedan

This fall Ford is releasing an all-new 2013 Ford Fusion - and the vehicle was just rated by the EPA as the most fuel-efficient midsize sedan in America with fuel economy scores of 47 mpg city, 47 mpg

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Lexus Unveils Compact LF-CC Hybrid Coupe Concept in Advance of Paris Auto Show

Lexus Unveils Compact LF-CC Hybrid Coupe Concept in Advance of Paris Auto Show

Lexus just unveiled the first images of its LF-CC Hybrid Coupe Concept, which will debut with the automaker's next-generation hybrid powertrain at the 2012 Paris Motor Show this month. Lexus' newest

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Smart Forstars Electric Concept Car is a Movie Projector on Wheels

Smart Forstars Electric Concept Car is a Movie Projector on Wheels

Smart is giving the world a taste of the future with its Smart Forstars concept - an electric car with a movie projector mounted on the front! Set to debut later this month at the 2012 Paris Motor Show,

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Nemesis Electric Car Gears Up to Attempt UK Land Speed Record

Nemesis Electric Car Gears Up to Attempt UK Land Speed Record

The Nemesis is the UK´s first electric super car - and it's currently gearing up to break the UK´s electric car land speed record! The brainchild of Ecotricity founder Dale Vince, the Nemesis is powered

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BMW Unveils Compact Active Tourer Plug-In Hybrid Concept

BMW Unveils Compact Active Tourer Plug-In Hybrid Concept

BMW has unveiled the BMW Concept Active Tourer plug-in hybrid, which is a preview of BMW's upcoming compact MPV with its new eDrive hybrid system. According to BMW, the Concept Active Tourer is geared

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Peugeot Teases Onyx Hybrid Sports Car Ahead of Paris Motor Show Debut

Peugeot Teases Onyx Hybrid Sports Car Ahead of Paris Motor Show Debut

The future of supercars looks greener than ever before, as Peugeot has just released the first teaser photos of its Onyx hybrid sports car concept that will debut later this month at the 2012 Paris Motor

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Nissan’s New Hydrogen Fuel Cell-Powered Terra SUV Takes Green Transportation Off-Road

Nissan’s New Hydrogen Fuel Cell-Powered Terra SUV Takes Green Transportation Off-Road

Nissan just unveiled its new Terra Concept - a fuel cell-powered SUV that will have its world debut at the 2012 Paris Motor Show on September 27th. The Terra SUV concept is described as a zero emissions,

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General Motors Joins IKEA and Wal-Mart among Top Solar Power Users in U.S.

General Motors Joins IKEA and Wal-Mart among Top Solar Power Users in U.S.

The Solar Energy Industries Association has just named General Motors as the #1 automotive user of solar power in the United States. It also ranks No. 13 of the top 20 solar-powered companies in the

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Boosted Boards Skateboard is the World’s Lightest Electric Vehicle

Boosted Boards Skateboard is the World’s Lightest Electric Vehicle

Based out of Palo Alto, Boosted Boards was created by a group of outdoor enthusiasts and Stanford alumni who wanted their skateboards to do more, go farther and go faster. A Boosted Board is a souped-up

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Lobster-Inspired GasPod Airfoils Could Give Cars a Fuel Efficiency Boost

Lobster-Inspired GasPod Airfoils Could Give Cars a Fuel Efficiency Boost

Bob Evans, an industrial designer and master RF mold maker has designed these unique GasPod airfoils to help drivers make their cars more aerodynamic, and thereby more fuel efficient. Reportedly inspired

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Fisker Automotive Sets Two World Records for EV Charging in the Netherlands

Fisker Automotive Sets Two World Records for EV Charging in the Netherlands

Fisker Automotive's Karma EV just set two new world records at a recent event at the Floriade Horticultural World Expo in Venlo, Netherlands. Fisker now holds the the world record for the highest number

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TEST DRIVE: 2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid is an Electric Car for Today

TEST DRIVE: 2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid is an Electric Car for Today

Electric cars offer the promise of fossil fuel-free transportation, but today's EVs are at a disadvantage due to the lack of infrastructure to charge them. While we wait for more charging stations,

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Beatrixkwartier Light Rail Station is a Tubular Space-Frame Viaduct in The Hague

Beatrixkwartier Light Rail Station is a Tubular Space-Frame Viaduct in The Hague

The Beatrixkwartier light rail station is one of the newest additions to the RandstadRail system, which connects passengers between The Hague and Rotterdam. The new station provides service for those

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Super Strong, Lightweight Cardboard Bicycle Costs Just $10 to Make!

Super Strong, Lightweight Cardboard Bicycle Costs Just $10 to Make!

Gafni describes the beginning of his cardboard obsession as when he read about a man creating a canoe with the same material. He ran into his shed and began cutting and shaping his old boxes into what

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2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid Can Travel Up to 15 Miles in Electric Mode

2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid Can Travel Up to 15 Miles in Electric Mode

Honda is releasing an all-new, ninth-generation Accord for the 2013 model year, but what we're most excited about is the 2014 Accord plug-in hybrid that arrives early next year. The 2014 Accord plug-in

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California Passes A Bill That Would Approve Self-Driving Cars On The Roads

California Passes A Bill That Would Approve Self-Driving Cars On The Roads

In June 2011, Google successfully lobbied Nevada legislators to make driverless cars legal on state roads. Now California has followed suit by passing a bill that could make the sunshine state the second

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NASA Provides $100,000 Funding For Supersonic, Fuel-Efficient Ninja Star Jet

NASA Provides $100,000 Funding For Supersonic, Fuel-Efficient Ninja Star Jet

An engineer from the University of Miami has received $100,000 from NASA to develop a fuel-efficient supersonic aircraft shaped like a ninja star. Working with a team from Florida State University,

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No Doubt About It, New Study Shows High Speed Rail Reduces Emissions

No Doubt About It, New Study Shows High Speed Rail Reduces Emissions

Researchers have (unsurprisingly) found that high-speed rail in California is definitely green. Opponents have held that the high-speed rail, with its 68 billion dollar price tag, may not be worth the

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The Stealth Bomber: An Electric Bike Fit for the Dark Knight

The Stealth Bomber: An Electric Bike Fit for the Dark Knight

So Bruce Wayne didn't get to realize his dream of supplying Gotham with endless amounts of clean energy. Maybe he should have started smaller in his efforts to go green, like swapping out some of those

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TEST DRIVE: We Drive the 2013 Ford Focus Electric in San Francisco

TEST DRIVE: We Drive the 2013 Ford Focus Electric in San Francisco

With the introduction of electric vehicles like the Nissan LEAF, Tesla Model S and Honda Fit EV, do you ever wonder what it would be like to actually own one? A quick ten minute test drive at a dealership

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Obama Administration Finalizes 54.5 MPG Fuel Efficiency Standards for 2025

Obama Administration Finalizes 54.5 MPG Fuel Efficiency Standards for 2025

Photo from Shutterstock Today the Obama Administration finalized new standards that will increase fuel economy for cars and light-duty trucks to the equivalent of 54.5 mpg. The newest standards will

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