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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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Fully-Functional Go Kart Built Entirely From LEGO Bricks!

Fully-Functional Go Kart Built Entirely From LEGO Bricks!

Remember how long it took you to build a house or car with LEGO bricks? In a matter of minutes you could slap together four walls and a roof, or four tires and a steering wheel, and your LEGO person would

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Jetson E-Bike Brings Vespa Style to Electric Bikes

Jetson E-Bike Brings Vespa Style to Electric Bikes

Due to rising fuel costs, traffic congestion and pricey taxi fares, commuters are always trying to find new, more efficient ways to get around. The Jetson E-Bike is a simple electric bike that can reach

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BMW Launches ParkNow and DriveNow Electric Car Sharing Program in San Francisco

BMW Launches ParkNow and DriveNow Electric Car Sharing Program in San Francisco

BMW has chosen the city of San Francisco to launch its new DriveNow car sharing program, alongside their ParkNow mobile parking solution. San Francisco is at the forefront of cities working to develop and

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Vilamoura Launches Public Bike Sharing Program With Classic Cycles Designed by AND-RÉ

Vilamoura Launches Public Bike Sharing Program With Classic Cycles Designed by AND-RÉ

Normally luxury and sharing aren't words we mention in the same sentence. Those who can afford it pay millions to have their own cars, jets, and yachts - precisely so they don't have to share with anyone.

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2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid Sets New Speed Record at 185 MPH

2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid Sets New Speed Record at 185 MPH

The 2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid just recorded a speed of 185.394 mph at the Bonneville Salt Flats, during the Southern California Timing Association’s annual Speed Week, which is the fastest speed ever

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Amtrak Announces Ambitious Eco-Plans for HOK-Designed Overhaul of Washington D.C.’s Union Station

Amtrak Announces Ambitious Eco-Plans for HOK-Designed Overhaul of Washington D.C.’s Union Station

Amtraks unveiled plans on July 25th to give D.C.'s Union Station a major overhaul and a slew of new upgrades. The original Daniel Burnham-designed station will remain as is architecturally, but will

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New Carbon Network EV Batteries Charge Up to 120x Faster

New Carbon Network EV Batteries Charge Up to 120x Faster

Today's electric vehicles may have much lower carbon footprints than gasoline and diesel powered cars, but the two hours it can often take to charge a lithium ion battery can be a significant

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Fisker Investigates Cause of Second Karma Plug-In Hybrid Fire

Fisker Investigates Cause of Second Karma Plug-In Hybrid Fire

Last Friday a Fisker Karma plug-in hybrid caught fire in Woodside, California. Thankfully there were no passengers in the Karma at the time that flames erupted from the driver's side front corner of the

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GM’s New Battery Could Extend EV Driving Range To 200 Miles

GM’s New Battery Could Extend EV Driving Range To 200 Miles

With a total driving range of less than 100 miles, today's electric cars do not represent a complete alternative to a traditional gas or diesel-powered car. General Motors is reportedly developing new

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MIT’s Folding Hiriko City Car Set to Hit the Market Next Year for $16,000

MIT’s Folding Hiriko City Car Set to Hit the Market Next Year for $16,000

As our city centers become more and more populated, new transportation ideas are being developed to keep the population moving. The Hiriko Fold city car is an ultra-compact car that can fold upright to

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Wheels Of Change Sends a Shipping Container Filled with 300 Bikes to Namibia

Wheels Of Change Sends a Shipping Container Filled with 300 Bikes to Namibia

Although we may ride them every day, we don't often think of our bicycles as life-changing tools of empowerment. In Africa, however, access to a fully-functional bicycle opens up a world of transportation

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Ford Announces Rating of 47MPG for C-MAX Hybrid, Energi Now Has Highest Electric-Only Speed in Industry

Ford Announces Rating of 47MPG for C-MAX Hybrid, Energi Now Has Highest Electric-Only Speed in Industry

Ford just released two exciting new announcements for its 2013 C-MAX hybrid and the C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid. The 2013 Ford C-MAX hybrid has just been rated at 47 mpg across the board, which means that

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MINI Provides Tiny Remote-Controlled MINI Coopers for the Olympic Games

MINI Provides Tiny Remote-Controlled MINI Coopers for the Olympic Games

In addition to providing a fleet of green BMW hybrids and electric MINI Coopers for the 2012 London Olympic Games, BMW has also created a fleet of remote-controlled MINI Coopers for the games. Unlike the

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Ford Launches the Only Front-Wheel-Drive Hybrid Transmission Made in North America

Ford Launches the Only Front-Wheel-Drive Hybrid Transmission Made in North America

Ford is celebrating the launch of its new HF35 front-wheel-drive hybrid transmissions, which will be produced at its Van Dyke transmission plant in Sterling Heights, MI. The new transmission for hybrid

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Alvarez Electric Motors Unveils A Line of Inexpensive EVs in California

Alvarez Electric Motors Unveils A Line of Inexpensive EVs in California

California-based Alvarez Electric Motors has just announced plans to release a line of new electric vehicles that could make owning a “green” vehicle more affordable than ever. Ramon Alvarez, who owns

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Sman Cruisers’ Classic Wooden Bikes Take to the Streets With Sustainable Style

Sman Cruisers’ Classic Wooden Bikes Take to the Streets With Sustainable Style

With summer in full swing and temperatures soaring across the states, why not stay cool and reduce carbon emissions at the same time by taking to the streets on a wooden bicycle by Sman Cruisers? The

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The MyFord Mobile App Helps Drivers Find Their Nearest EV Charging Station

The MyFord Mobile App Helps Drivers Find Their Nearest EV Charging Station

Ford just announced the release of its new MyFord mobile app, which will help EV drivers find more than 9,400 public charging stations across the U.S. The app has been designed to be used with the Ford

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BMW C Evolution is a Stylish Electric Scooter with a 62-Mile Driving Range

BMW C Evolution is a Stylish Electric Scooter with a 62-Mile Driving Range

BMW is giving the world a glimpse of its future electric scooter with the BMW C evolution. The BMW C evolution scooter is a near-production prototype that BMW says may soon be released. The electric

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2013 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid Offers Buyers a Hybrid Without a Price Premium

2013 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid Offers Buyers a Hybrid Without a Price Premium

The future of the Lincoln brand is here with the introduction of the all-new 2013 Lincoln MKZ hybrid sedan. Lincoln originally unveiled the new MKZ at the 2012 New York Auto Show in April, and it just

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Audi’s “Electric Life” Series Follows Audi’s A3 Electric Car in the Real World

Audi’s “Electric Life” Series Follows Audi’s A3 Electric Car in the Real World

Audi just released the first YouTube video from its “Electric Life” series, which chronicles the daily lives of Audi’s “e-Pilots” that have been given an A3 e-tron prototype

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Solar Impulse Airplane Returns Home After World’s First Solar-Powered Intercontinental Flight

Solar Impulse Airplane Returns Home After World’s First Solar-Powered Intercontinental Flight

Following the completion of the world’s first solar-powered intercontinental flight, the Solar Impulse airplane has returned home to Switzerland. After flying for 6,700 miles over four countries and two

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TEST DRIVE: We Take the Tiny Prius c Out for a Picnic

TEST DRIVE: We Take the Tiny Prius c Out for a Picnic

The first thing everyone wants to know about a Prius is its mileage. How did it do? Well, official estimates are 53 city and 46 highway. On our test it was easy to get 40 mpg with combined city and

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2013 Ford C-MAX Energi is the Most Affordable Plug-in Hybrid Available in America

2013 Ford C-MAX Energi is the Most Affordable Plug-in Hybrid Available in America

Ford has just announced that the all-new 2013 C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid is now America’s most affordable plug-in hybrid. Ford's first production plug-in hybrid, the C-MAX Energi is officially priced

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Honda Delivers the First 2013 Fit EV to a Couple in California

Honda Delivers the First 2013 Fit EV to a Couple in California

The 2013 Fit EV is now officially available in California and Oregon. Honda has delivered the first 2013 Honda Fit EV to a customer in Southern California. Ventura County, California, residents, Matt and

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Green-Roofed West Kowloon Terminus Will Link Hong Kong With China’s High Speed Rail

Green-Roofed West Kowloon Terminus Will Link Hong Kong With China’s High Speed Rail

Currently under construction, the Express Link West Kowloon Terminus will provide a high speed connection to the Pearl River Delta, mainland China and the rest of the high speed rail network. The rail

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