green transportation

Couple Travels Record-Breaking 1,626 Miles on a Single Tank of Gas in a 2012 VW Passat

Couple Travels Record-Breaking 1,626 Miles on a Single Tank of Gas in a 2012 VW Passat

The “mileage experts” John and Helen Taylor have done it again! The couple recently completed a 1,626-mile drive in a 2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI without stopping once for fuel. The couple was

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Toyota Unveils New RAV4 EV Featuring Tesla Batteries and Motor

Toyota Unveils New RAV4 EV Featuring Tesla Batteries and Motor

Toyota has officially unveiled the second-generation 2012 RAV4 EV at the Electric Vehicle Symposium in Los Angeles. Unlike the first RAV4 EV, the second-generation is noteworthy because it gets its

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BMW and Daimler Combine Forces to Create an Inexpensive and Light Electric Car

BMW and Daimler Combine Forces to Create an Inexpensive and Light Electric Car

German rivals BMW and Daimler have joined forces with scientists at the Technical University Munich (TUM) to create an electric car that solves many of the problems with today’s electric cars. The

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Volta Volaré Is an Electric Plane with a Backup Gas Engine

Volta Volaré Is an Electric Plane with a Backup Gas Engine

“Range anxiety” is an emotion that’s common to people who own electric cars. It’s a term that describes the fear that EVs won’t have a strong enough charge to get you to

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Turanor PlanetSolar Solar Boat Completes its Trip Around the World

Turanor PlanetSolar Solar Boat Completes its Trip Around the World

The boat officially set off on its around the world trip on September 27th, 2010. After crossing the Atlantic ocean, the Panama Canal, the Pacific ocean, the Indian ocean, the Suez Canal, and the

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Glo-Bar Integrates Low-energy LEDs Into Bicycle Handlebars

Glo-Bar Integrates Low-energy LEDs Into Bicycle Handlebars

Designed to increase safety while cycling at night, designer Mitchell Silva created a clever light system that integrates LEDs into a bike's handlebar. Dubbed Glo-Bar, this simple idea consists of

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SoBi: Social Bicycle Sharing System Makes it Easy to Find and Rent Bikes

SoBi: Social Bicycle Sharing System Makes it Easy to Find and Rent Bikes

SoBi, created and founded by Ryan Rzepecki, is an affordable bike sharing system that makes it easy to rent a bike when you need it and doesn't require dedicated docking stations or other infrastructure.

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Stunning ZecOO Electric Motorcycle Unveiled at the 2012 Tokyo Motorcycle Show

Stunning ZecOO Electric Motorcycle Unveiled at the 2012 Tokyo Motorcycle Show

The styling of most electric bikes doesn't stray too far from a standard human-powered motorcycle, but the ZecOO custom e-bike you see here brings some much needed pizazz to the plate. Designed by Kota

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Nissan and GE Unveil New EV Technology That Lets Your EV Power Your House

Nissan and GE Unveil New EV Technology That Lets Your EV Power Your House

Using the energy from your electric car to power your house during a blackout is an advancement that could be just around the corner, thanks to new technology that General Electric and Nissan showed off

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Ford Dealerships Get Environmental Assessment in Preparation for 2012 Ford Focus Electric Rollout

Ford Dealerships Get Environmental Assessment in Preparation for 2012 Ford Focus Electric Rollout

By any measure, the release of Ford's 2012 Focus Electric is a big deal. It's the company's first all-electric car, and Ford says it can be recharged in nearly half the time it takes to

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6 Cool Camper and Tent Designs for a Summer Adventure

6 Cool Camper and Tent Designs for a Summer Adventure

Moby-1 XTR Expedition Trailer Moby1‘s XTR puts a modern spin on the classic pull-along teardrop trailer. While the look of this camper may be retro, this compact beauty actually comes packed with

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eBay Launches New Green Driving Site for Finding and Buying Eco Vehicles

eBay Launches New Green Driving Site for Finding and Buying Eco Vehicles

INHABITAT: Can you tell us a little bit about what eBay Green Driving is and why eBay decided to develop it? Brad: The site is a one-stop-shop for all things related to green driving. It helps inform

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Honda Develops New Technology to Help Prevent Traffic Jams

Honda Develops New Technology to Help Prevent Traffic Jams

Beijing Traffic Jam via Shutterstock Traffic congestion doesn't just raise your blood pressure; it's a drag on the economy and it causes a lot of unnecessary pollution. A recent study showed that

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eBay Green Driving Sweepstakes: Win a New Prius by Tweeting Your Green Driving Tip!

eBay Green Driving Sweepstakes: Win a New Prius by Tweeting Your Green Driving Tip!

With gas prices soaring, we're all looking to green up our driving these days, and eBay Green Driving wants to make it a lot easier for one person by giving them a brand new Toyota Prius! To enter, just

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Audi Unveils Its First Hybrid, the 2013 Q5 Hybrid Quattro

Audi Unveils Its First Hybrid, the 2013 Q5 Hybrid Quattro

Audi recently unveiled some changes to their 2013 Audi Q5 midsize SUV range, which will include their first ever hybrid model. The 2013 Audi Q5 Hybrid Quattro combines a four-cylinder engine with an

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Ford To Recycle Old Dollar Bills And Turn Them Into Car Parts!

Ford To Recycle Old Dollar Bills And Turn Them Into Car Parts!

Here's an astonishing fact: every day, about 10,000 pounds of dollar bills are shredded. This is because they are old, damaged or out-of-circulation (don't worry, the reason for this has nothing to do

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Coda and China’s Great Wall Motors Announce Plans for an Affordable Electric Car

Coda and China’s Great Wall Motors Announce Plans for an Affordable Electric Car

Coda Automotive and China's Great Wall Motors have announced plans to co-develop an affordable electric vehicle that will be the first all-electric vehicle for worldwide distribution. The electric vehicle

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A Pair Travels from NYC to San Francisco by Electric Bike to Educate Americans on Green Transportation

A Pair Travels from NYC to San Francisco by Electric Bike to Educate Americans on Green Transportation

Boris Mordkovich and Anna Mostovetsky thrive on adventure and share an enduring passion for the environment, so when Boris and his brother, Yevgeniy started EVELO, an electric bike company in New York,

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GE Energy Launches Its WattStation Electric Vehicle Charging Platform

GE Energy Launches Its WattStation Electric Vehicle Charging Platform

GE Energy just unveiled its new fully-networked WattStation electric vehicle charging platform at the SAE 2012 World Congress in Detroit. The WattStation platform and corresponding Connect software

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Super-Fast Vacuum Transport Tube Could Travel from New York To LA in Under an Hour

Super-Fast Vacuum Transport Tube Could Travel from New York To LA in Under an Hour

Traveling cross-country can be a drag, and flying across the world is downright exhausting. But what if there was a way to dramatically speed up the process? Evacuated Tube Transport is a super-high-speed

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TEST DRIVE: Inhabitat Conquers Range Anxiety in the All-Electric Nissan LEAF

TEST DRIVE: Inhabitat Conquers Range Anxiety in the All-Electric Nissan LEAF

First off, what does it take to keep a Nissan LEAF juiced up and happy? You can plug it into a standard grounded household outlet (110-120 volts) and get a full charge in 7 hours, or you can plug it into

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Moby1 is a Modern and Mobile Micro-Home for Living in the Wild

Moby1 is a Modern and Mobile Micro-Home for Living in the Wild

Moby1's stylin' XTR is a modern spin on the classic 50s Teardrop Trailer, incorporating new technologies and an array of cushy amenities. Lightweight, small, and quite comfortable, these camping trailers

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New Study Reveals that Environmental Impact of Electric Cars Depends on Location

New Study Reveals that Environmental Impact of Electric Cars Depends on Location

Although nothing comes out the tailpipe, electric vehicles do produce carbon emissions and other pollutants; the amount of emissions all depends on the power source from which they are charged. A new

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Movement to Ban Copper in Automotive Brake Pads Gains Traction

Movement to Ban Copper in Automotive Brake Pads Gains Traction

Automotive brake pads contain harmful copper shavings that are released whenever a driver hits the brakes, which is harmful to the environment as the copper ends up washing into streams and rivers.

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2013 Chevy Volt Gets a New “EV Hold Mode” and Styling Updates

2013 Chevy Volt Gets a New “EV Hold Mode” and Styling Updates

Word on the street today is that General Motors will be updating the 2013 Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid with some styling upgrades and a new “EV Hold Mode” that will allow the Volt to stay in

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GM Restarts Chevy Volt Production Earlier than Expected

GM Restarts Chevy Volt Production Earlier than Expected

GM halted production of the Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid in early March due to rising inventory, but now the automaker has restarted production earlier than expected. GM originally planned on temporarily

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Nissan Does Away with the $99 Reservation Fee for its Leaf Electric Vehicle

Nissan Does Away with the $99 Reservation Fee for its Leaf Electric Vehicle

When Nissan first launched the Leaf electric car, buyers had to make a reservation on Nissan's website and pay a $99 reservation fee. Now Nissan is making the buying process easier by allowing customers

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Ford Focus Electric Becomes the First All-Electric NASCAR Pace Car

Ford Focus Electric Becomes the First All-Electric NASCAR Pace Car

Ford has announced that the new 2012 Ford Focus Electric is set to become the first all-electric pace car ever to lead the field for a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at the Richmond 400. The Focus Electric

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New Elektra One Solar Plane Flies Twice as Far as the Original

New Elektra One Solar Plane Flies Twice as Far as the Original

Following the maiden flight of their Elektra One electric plane, SolarWorld and PC-Aero have unveiled a new solar-powered version that gives the small plane twice the range of the electric version. The

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Justin Bieber Wraps His 2012 Fisker Karma in Shiny Chrome

Justin Bieber Wraps His 2012 Fisker Karma in Shiny Chrome

Last month Pop singer Justin Bieber received a 2012 Fisker Karma plug-in hybrid for his 18th birthday, but like any teenage rockstar, Beiber has modified his $102,000 present - by completely covering the

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