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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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Yuhan Zhang’s Geely Aeolus Hybrid Concept Car Envisions a Sportier Urban Future

Yuhan Zhang’s Geely Aeolus Hybrid Concept Car Envisions a Sportier Urban Future

A small pneumatic hybrid like the Aeolus would likely be best received in India or China, where an unusual but inexpensive propulsion system and a small car body could be very popular. Details like the

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Daihatsu Prepares Three Tiny New “Kei” Cars for the Tokyo Auto Show

Daihatsu Prepares Three Tiny New “Kei” Cars for the Tokyo Auto Show

Daihatsu is proving its ability to work with a diverse line of products: The FC ShoCase is a fuel cell vehicle that contains no precious metals, while the PICO EV works in a variety of configurations and

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Honda Leaks Pics of Its AC-X Concept Plug-in Hybrid

Honda Leaks Pics of Its AC-X Concept Plug-in Hybrid

The AC-X features a lot of high tech bits inside as well, including a panoramic display screen and joystick controllers. Also in the plans is an iPhone app or "Smart Connect" key with display that helps

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Regina, Q, and Swift: Suzuki Will Bring Entirely New Lineup of EVs to the Tokyo Motor Show

Regina, Q, and Swift: Suzuki Will Bring Entirely New Lineup of EVs to the Tokyo Motor Show

Keep an eye out for the rest of the alternative fuel line from Suzuki, including quite a few options on two wheels. We will be watching all the green goings on in Tokyo in early December when the show

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Nissan’s Newly Unveiled Self-Parking Pivo3 EV Could Soon Be Put Into Production

Nissan’s Newly Unveiled Self-Parking Pivo3 EV Could Soon Be Put Into Production

Nissan says it is considering "candidates" for the EV that will follow its LEAF, Infiniti EV, and LCV EV, but there are other contenders, including a compact sports EV. Either way, it looks like Nissan is

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L.A. Auto Show Design Challenge: Hottest Movie Cars of the Future

L.A. Auto Show Design Challenge: Hottest Movie Cars of the Future

Most debuts at the L.A. Auto show won't throw Chinese stars, resist magnetic fields, or climb walls with suction cups, but we love how this Hollywood-style flight of imagination slots into the show, and

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Plug-in Prius Wins the 2011 Rallye International Vert de Montreal

Plug-in Prius Wins the 2011 Rallye International Vert de Montreal

Fifty kilometers per hour isn't much--just 31 miles per hour--but that's still a reasonable driving speed for alternative energy cars built for city driving. Toyota Canada engineer Vinh Pham drove the

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Varley’s Sexy New evR450 Electric Car is a Banana Colored Beauty

Varley’s Sexy New evR450 Electric Car is a Banana Colored Beauty

Remember when electric vehicles were just toasters on wheels? Not anymore! Especially with vehicles like this banana-colored all-electric Varley evR450 sports car. Varley is an Australian company that up

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Good News: Tesla Announces It Will Reintroduce a Redesigned Roadster in 2014!

Good News: Tesla Announces It Will Reintroduce a Redesigned Roadster in 2014!

Expect Tesla stock to shoot up on this news: the company has finally announced its plans to reintroduce a redesigned Roadster in 2014! We always thought it was strange that Tesla would yank the Roadster

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TEST DRIVE: Inhabitat Zips Around Town in the Manual Transmission Honda CRZ Sport Hybrid

TEST DRIVE: Inhabitat Zips Around Town in the Manual Transmission Honda CRZ Sport Hybrid

How sporty is Sport mode, really? We're so glad you asked. It's surprisingly powerful, actually--even coltish. The CRZ feels a bit restrained in ECON mode, though not nearly as much as in other Honda

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Juha-Pekka Rautio’s CCrab Electric Car Can Sidle Its Way Out of a Traffic Jam

Juha-Pekka Rautio’s CCrab Electric Car Can Sidle Its Way Out of a Traffic Jam

There are an increasing number of electric vehicles being designed for tight urban areas, but this one is unique. Juha-Pekka Rautio's Citroen CCrab concept has independently turning wheels that allow it

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Detroit 3 Automakers Partner with U-M Solar Car Team to Create Cars of the Future

Detroit 3 Automakers Partner with U-M Solar Car Team to Create Cars of the Future

If you don't live near Detroit, you may have missed a remarkable change. While in the past the Detroit 3 automakers--General Motors, Ford and Chrysler--didn't take input from outsiders (even while their

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Japan’s Prius C Brochure Leaked Ahead of Official Introduction [PICS]

Japan’s Prius C Brochure Leaked Ahead of Official Introduction [PICS]

The brochure for the Japanese domestic market Toyota Prius C was just leaked ahead of the vehicle's official intro at this year's Tokyo Motor Show, giving us a sneak peak at its real-world numbers.

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Fisker Karma Receives EPA Certification, but Only for 52 mpge/20 mpg!

Fisker Karma Receives EPA Certification, but Only for 52 mpge/20 mpg!

There is good news, however. EPA certification is the final hurdle preventing Fisker from selling the Karma in the U.S., and since the numbers are finally in, the company will start importing the cars

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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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The Ajiro Bamboo Bike is Grown From the Ground Up

The Ajiro Bamboo Bike is Grown From the Ground Up

This bamboo Ajiro concept bicycle rethinks both our means of transportation and the ways we manufacture our vehicles. Designed by Monash University student Alexander Vittouris, the Ajiro utilizes a

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VIDEO: Inhabitat Interviews Henrik Fisker, Founder of Fisker Automotive and Designer of the Karma

VIDEO: Inhabitat Interviews Henrik Fisker, Founder of Fisker Automotive and Designer of the Karma

Car designer and entrepreneur Henrik Fisker made his name in the car industry designing the highest of the high-end luxury cars for BMW and Aston Martin. After making waves in the auto industry with

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Electric Diwheel is a New Kind of Urban Vehicle That Can Flip Its Driver Upside Down

Electric Diwheel is a New Kind of Urban Vehicle That Can Flip Its Driver Upside Down

The future of urban transportation might feel more like a theme park than stop and go traffic if this electric diwheel catches on. Fourteen students from the University of Adelaide, Australia have

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Ford Reports Best Earnings in 13 Years Thanks To Green Vehicles

Ford Reports Best Earnings in 13 Years Thanks To Green Vehicles

Ford just announced its best quarterly profits in 13 years, thanks to rising demand for its fuel-efficient vehicles. Profits rose to $2.55 billion in the first quarter of 2011 from $2.09 billion in the

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BMW Officially Announces “i” Brand For Electric Cars and Plug-Ins

BMW Officially Announces “i” Brand For Electric Cars and Plug-Ins

BMW has been talking about launching an electric car/hybrid sub brand for a while, although the German manufacturer had withheld its official name and details about models until this week: the future

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Audi’s E-Tron Type C is an Electric Cruiser with Classic Styling

Audi’s E-Tron Type C is an Electric Cruiser with Classic Styling

Audi took inspiration from its classic racers when styling the Auto Union Type C E-Tron Study -- almost everything about the ride says "old school" except for one thing: its modern electric motor. That's

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Smart Fortwo Electric Version of the Smart Car Hits the Roads

Smart Fortwo Electric Version of the Smart Car Hits the Roads

Following fast on the heels of the release of the Nissan LEAF and Chevrolet Volt, Smart has launched its very own electric car. The first electric Smart car was delivered to Mindy Kimball of Silver

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Study Finds EVs with Smaller Battery Packs Are More Environmentally Friendly

Study Finds EVs with Smaller Battery Packs Are More Environmentally Friendly

The Detroit Auto Show is winding down with new electric vehicles popping up left and right and though everyone is pushing their range limits, one Carnegie Mellon professor says that might not be the best

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The Uno 3 Electric Scooter is a Real-Life Transformer

The Uno 3 Electric Scooter is a Real-Life Transformer

Autobots, fall out! Okay, so the Uno 3 electric scooter is no Megatron or Bumblebee, but it actually does transform (and it's real, which helps too). BPG Motors unveiled the green machine, which has the

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Charge Your Electric Vehicle Wirelessly with Fulton Innovation’s eCoupled Technology

Charge Your Electric Vehicle Wirelessly with Fulton Innovation’s eCoupled Technology

We've seen mats that allow you to charge your gadgets cordlessly just by placing them down (Chevy actually just unveiled the one that is going to be in all of their new Volts), but how about something a

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The iMo: If Apple Designed Electric Cars…

The iMo: If Apple Designed Electric Cars…

No, Steve Jobs has not decided to tackle the automobile market. This concept electric vehicle is the work of French designer Anthony Jannarelly who conducted an independent study for a future robotic car

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Hybrid Electric Kinetic Photovoltaic Vehicle is One Green Machine

Hybrid Electric Kinetic Photovoltaic Vehicle is One Green Machine

This Hybrid Electric-Kinetic Photovoltaic Vehicle packs some serious alternative energy punch - and it was built pretty much from the ground up by one man! It features a generator that charges a capacitor

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Google Has Developed a Self-Driving Robot Car, and It Works!

Google Has Developed a Self-Driving Robot Car, and It Works!

Google is on a roll these days when it comes to green transportation alternatives. Announcing their investment in the Shweeb just over a week ago, news just broke yesterday evening that the famed company

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Human Powered Car Can Go 30 MPH While Driving Uphill

Human Powered Car Can Go 30 MPH While Driving Uphill

Here at Inhabitat we've seen vehicles powered by algae, poo, and magnets -- but our favorite source of sustainable propulsion is human power! The HumanCar is powered by your very own kinetic force -- just

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