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TEST DRIVE: The Compressed Natural Gas F-150 is a Heavy Duty Hybrid

TEST DRIVE: The Compressed Natural Gas F-150 is a Heavy Duty Hybrid

How does it work? You gas up via separate tanks. The gas tank and cap are where you would find them on a traditional gas vehicle, but instead that steel case in the front of the pickup bed where the tools

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Chainless INgSOC Hybrid Bike is Out of This World

Chainless INgSOC Hybrid Bike is Out of This World

Finally, proof that we're not alone - where else could the design of this INgSOC hybrid bike come from but an advanced alien species? The INgSOC combines the aerodynamic shape of a triathlon bike with

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UK Government Makes £90,000 Porsche Eligible for a Low-Carbon Grant

UK Government Makes £90,000 Porsche Eligible for a Low-Carbon Grant

How would you feel if your tax dollars were going to fund a £5,000 discount on a Porsche for the wealthy? UK citizens will now be able to receive a break on their £89,900 Panamera S E-Hybrid thanks to

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Volkswagen’s 261 MPG XL1 Plug-In Hybrid Officially Debuts in the US!

Volkswagen’s 261 MPG XL1 Plug-In Hybrid Officially Debuts in the US!

The XL1's unique design is based on three simple design principles: light weight, aerodynamics, and a low center of gravity. It weighs in at just 1,752 pounds and measures 153.3 inches long, 65.5 inches

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TEST DRIVE: Over the River and Through the Woods with the Ford CMAX Energi Plug-in Hybrid

TEST DRIVE: Over the River and Through the Woods with the Ford CMAX Energi Plug-in Hybrid

The first thing we checked was that all-electric range. The CMAX Energi claims 21 all-electric miles on a full charge, but we tested the CMAX in cold weather, and even with an overnight charge could still

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NAIAS 2013: Nissan’s Resonance Concept Hybrid Makes its Global Debut

NAIAS 2013: Nissan’s Resonance Concept Hybrid Makes its Global Debut

The current model Murano comes in regular and droptop versions and runs between $29,000 and $44,000, with a 260-horsepower V-6 engine. The new model will offer a supercharged 2.5-liter gas engine with an

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NAIAS 2013: Mercedes-Benz Debuts New Hybrid Version of 2014 E Class Sedan

NAIAS 2013: Mercedes-Benz Debuts New Hybrid Version of 2014 E Class Sedan

Mercedes has redesigned the grille and a few other exterior bits on the new E-Class, but for the first time ever customers can opt for two different faces on the E-Class. The automaker continues to pack

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US Safety Agency Wants Hybrid and Electric Cars to Make More Noise

US Safety Agency Wants Hybrid and Electric Cars to Make More Noise

Most hybrid and electric cars don't combust fuel at slow speeds, which makes them virtually silent. It's a peaceful way to travel, but the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration fears that these

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UK’s First Hydrogen-Powered Locomotive Built by University of Birmingham Students

UK’s First Hydrogen-Powered Locomotive Built by University of Birmingham Students

A team of engineering students and staff from the University of Birmingham have designed and built the UK's first hydrogen-powered locomotive. The hybrid vehicle utilizes both a hydrogen fuel cell and

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Declining Lithium-Ion Battery Costs Could Knock Thousands Off the Price of Electric Cars

Declining Lithium-Ion Battery Costs Could Knock Thousands Off the Price of Electric Cars

According to a recent McKinsey study, the price of automotive lithium-ion batteries is expected to drop by thousands of dollars by the end of the decade - a change which could substantially increase the

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Justin Bieber Pulled Over by Cops for Speeding in his Chrome Fisker Karma

Justin Bieber Pulled Over by Cops for Speeding in his Chrome Fisker Karma

Justin Bieber’s custom-chrome Fisker Karma plug-in hybrid is really hard to miss -- especially when he’s driving it well over the speed limit! The teen heartthrob was pulled over last week for putting

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The Lit C-1: The Electric Motorcycle-Car That Stays Upright In A Collision

The Lit C-1: The Electric Motorcycle-Car That Stays Upright In A Collision

We've seen electric cars and electric bikes, but this is the first time we've seen a vehicle that combines elements of the two. Not just that, but Lit Motor's Lit C-1—a compact two-wheeler—also

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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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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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Ferrari Confirms New Hybrid System for Its V12 Models

Ferrari Confirms New Hybrid System for Its V12 Models

Ferrari CEO Amedeo Felisa recently confirmed rumors that the car company is working on a new hybrid system for its future supercars. The recent buzz has been that Ferrari would release a new hybrid by

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Inhabitat’s Top Picks from the 2012 NY Auto Show

Inhabitat’s Top Picks from the 2012 NY Auto Show

Nissan NV 200 Taxi of Tomorrow Selected by the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) to serve as the exclusive taxi of New York City beginning in late 2013, the Nissan NV200 has several

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Mitsubishi Shows Off Its Bubbly i-MiEV Sport Air Concept at the New York Auto Show

Mitsubishi Shows Off Its Bubbly i-MiEV Sport Air Concept at the New York Auto Show

The small, 2,161 lb. sporty car features a more powerful all-electric drive train than that of the production-based vehicle giving it a max output of 80 horsepower and a torque of 170 lb-ft. Its very low

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2013 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid Vehicle Debuts at the New York Auto Show

2013 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid Vehicle Debuts at the New York Auto Show

The Lincoln brand has been without an independent design studio, relying on Ford to design their vehicles up until this new MKZ. It's the first step towards relaunching Lincoln and its new styling

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Meet the RE:VOLT, Chevy’s Next-Generation Green Vehicle

Meet the RE:VOLT, Chevy’s Next-Generation Green Vehicle

Much has been made about the environmental costs associated with natural gas drilling, but there's a different type of natural gas that's produced by every one of the planet's more than 7 billion

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Audi’s New R18 E-Tron Quattro Race Car Brings Hybrid Technology to Le Mans

Audi’s New R18 E-Tron Quattro Race Car Brings Hybrid Technology to Le Mans

Audi just unveiled its new R18 E-Tron Quattro race car, which is the world's first world’s Le Mans (LMP1) car to combine an efficient TDI diesel engine with a hybrid system. The R18 E-Tron Quattro is

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New Eco-Routemaster Hybrid Bus Debuts in London!

New Eco-Routemaster Hybrid Bus Debuts in London!

Londoners taking the number 38 bus between Victoria and Hackney yesterday had the honor of being the first to ride the brand new Eco-Routemaster hybrid bus. The beautiful hybrid double-decker is sure to

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TEST DRIVE: Inhabitat Takes the Roomier Toyota Prius v for a Spin

TEST DRIVE: Inhabitat Takes the Roomier Toyota Prius v for a Spin

That being said, Toyota hasn't changed much else about this car besides the size, which presents some problems. Toyota seems to have plugged the same engine and motor into this car that goes into other

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Mitsubishi’s i-MIEV Electric Car Grabs the “Greenest” Vehicle Title From the Honda Civic

Mitsubishi’s i-MIEV Electric Car Grabs the “Greenest” Vehicle Title From the Honda Civic

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) just released its 14th annual comprehensive environmental rankings, and this year’s list shows some surprising results. The council has

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TEST DRIVE: The Lexus CT200h Compact Hatchback Hybrid Ushers In A New Era for Luxury Hybrids

TEST DRIVE: The Lexus CT200h Compact Hatchback Hybrid Ushers In A New Era for Luxury Hybrids

Like most small hybrids the CT200h had a level of performance that wouldn't excite any real car enthusiasts, but there really was more than adequate power for the average driver. When we really wanted to

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Toyota’s Hybrid TS030 Supercar to Debut at Le Mans 24 Hour Race

Toyota’s Hybrid TS030 Supercar to Debut at Le Mans 24 Hour Race

Toyota just made a splash in the high-performance auto world as it unveiled its brand new hybrid TS030 - the gasoline-electric super car they'll be driving in 2012's 24 hour Le Mans Race. The Toyota team

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TEST DRIVE: The Kia Optima Hybrid Offers an Unexpected Option for Green Drivers

TEST DRIVE: The Kia Optima Hybrid Offers an Unexpected Option for Green Drivers

Why are we suddenly going ga ga over a Kia? It's more than surpassed expectations and real value in an inexpensive hybrid. The Optima Hybrid is a sign of things to come. Until this point, car makers have

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Toyota Officially Unveils Its Prius C Hybrid Car at the Detroit Auto Show

Toyota Officially Unveils Its Prius C Hybrid Car at the Detroit Auto Show

The Prius c has the same basic bits you find in any small Toyota--nothing special here other than a digital nav screen that is necessary to monitor the hybrid system but seems slightly upmarket for such a

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PHOTOS: Toyota Finally Reveals Its NS4 Plug-in Hybrid Concept at the Detroit Auto Show

PHOTOS: Toyota Finally Reveals Its NS4 Plug-in Hybrid Concept at the Detroit Auto Show

Toyota's goal with the NS4 was to create a simple and intuitive interior that brought the driver information more quickly than ever. Unique features include adaptive headlights that aim away from

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Mercedes Unveils Its Hot New E300 and E400 Hybrids at the Detroit Auto Show

Mercedes Unveils Its Hot New E300 and E400 Hybrids at the Detroit Auto Show

The E300 features a turbodiesel engine with 204 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque (read: plenty) with an electric motor pushing out another 27 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque (plenty more). We love

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