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Infographic: A Guide to the Most Environmentally-Friendly Cars

Infographic: A Guide to the Most Environmentally-Friendly Cars

Are you thinking about buying a green car but don't know where to start? Or maybe you can't afford a new car and want to improve the one you have? If so, this infographic from Southside Motor Factors

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Study Claims Driving Electric and Hybrid Vehicles Won’t Slow Climate Change

Study Claims Driving Electric and Hybrid Vehicles Won’t Slow Climate Change

Researchers from North Carolina State University report that despite the recent increase in electric drive passenger vehicles (EDVs) sales, will not significantly reduce emissions of high-profile air

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Minnesota-Based Duo Builds Three-Wheeled Hybrid Electric Vehicle That Gets 75 Miles Per Charge

Minnesota-Based Duo Builds Three-Wheeled Hybrid Electric Vehicle That Gets 75 Miles Per Charge

The Human Electric Vehicle is a three-wheeled, energy-efficient vehicle that is part car, part motorcycle and part kayak bike. It combines the pedal power of a bicycle with an electric engine and features

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European Trains Could Soon Become Hybrids Thanks to Regenerative Braking System

European Trains Could Soon Become Hybrids Thanks to Regenerative Braking System

Image: High-speed commuter train via Shutterstock In Europe, approximately half of the continent's trains are electric. However, a new regenerative braking system developed by Tognum daughter MTU could

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HotTug: A Floating Hot Tub and an Electric Motorboat All-in-One!

HotTug: A Floating Hot Tub and an Electric Motorboat All-in-One!

The four-meter-long boat is made from wood reinforced with fiberglass. The stove is made from stainless steel and equipped with a double-layer stack, and it can heat the water up to 38 degrees Celsius

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Honda and Zipcar Team Up to Provide Hybrid and Electric Vehicles to Car Share Members

Honda and Zipcar Team Up to Provide Hybrid and Electric Vehicles to Car Share Members

Zipcar, the world's leading car sharing network, has announced that Honda will be Zipcar's preferred automaker with a focus on hybrid and electric vehicles. The new partnership will give Zipcar members

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Lexus May Actually Produce the LF-LC Hybrid Sports Coupe Concept

Lexus May Actually Produce the LF-LC Hybrid Sports Coupe Concept

Lexus's big debut ride at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show was the smoking hot LF-LC hybrid sports coupe concept, which was meant to show off the future design direction of the Lexus brand. The hybrid coupe

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Volkswagen Announces Plan for More Sustainable Manufacturing Plants by 2018

Volkswagen Announces Plan for More Sustainable Manufacturing Plants by 2018

Volkswagen has announced a series of ambitious goals to become more environmentally responsible – including a new program that will see a lineup of more efficient vehicles and more sustainable

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7 Sexy, Sporty Hybrid Cars Hitting the Streets Soon

7 Sexy, Sporty Hybrid Cars Hitting the Streets Soon

The Honda CR-Z was first introduced as a concept vehicle in 2007 with the production version finally arriving at the end of 2010. As soon as the CR-Z concept was unveiled, it immediately brought back

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Tesla Unveils the Model X: The World’s First All-Electric Crossover Luxury car

Tesla Unveils the Model X: The World’s First All-Electric Crossover Luxury car

The auto world is buzzing today about Tesla's highly-anticipated Model X family-sized vehicle, which was unveiled just last night. Built for parents with a need for speed, this car breaks the mold for

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Toyota to Unveil Life-Size Monopoly Driving Track at Chicago Auto Show

Toyota to Unveil Life-Size Monopoly Driving Track at Chicago Auto Show

The Chicago Auto Show is just around the corner and the word on the street is that Toyota, already the leader in green car design, is poised to steal the show by premiering their latest hybrid designs on

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LIVE PHOTOS: Lexus Unveils HOT New LF-LC Luxury Hybrid Coupe at Detroit Auto Show!

LIVE PHOTOS: Lexus Unveils HOT New LF-LC Luxury Hybrid Coupe at Detroit Auto Show!

With its aerodynamic body and hourglass grill, the Lexus LF-LC Sports Coupe Concept Car is one of the most futuristic and innovative hybrid vehicles we've ever seen from the luxury auto maker, and wait

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PICS: Volkswagen Debuts Its 2013 Hybrid Jetta at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show

PICS: Volkswagen Debuts Its 2013 Hybrid Jetta at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show

Volkswagen really stepped up their green game at the 2012 NAIAS as this new Jetta makes them one of the very few automakers that offers both clean-diesel and hybrid versions of the same vehicle. The car

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Pope Benedict XVI Gets a M-Class Mercedes Hybrid Popemobile

Pope Benedict XVI Gets a M-Class Mercedes Hybrid Popemobile

As the leader of the Catholic Church and ‘father’ to the planet’s 1 billion Catholics, the Pope must always set a good example. Pope Benedict XVI has already been dubbed “the green

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Mercedes-Benz Bus Train Provides Cheap Public Transportation in Bolivia

Mercedes-Benz Bus Train Provides Cheap Public Transportation in Bolivia

We have covered a lot of bizarre hybrid vehicles here at Inhabitat, such as the VW Tank, however this ranks amongst the most intriguing and (for the local population) useful. While traveling in Boliva,

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The Sofa-Bike: The Perfect Green Transport For Couch Potatoes

The Sofa-Bike: The Perfect Green Transport For Couch Potatoes

There's nothing harder than getting off the sofa to go do exercise, but designer Jacek Holubowicz has solved that problem with the sofa-bike. By combining a two person sofa with a tandem bicycle,

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New Hybrid Land Rover Will Hits Streets In 2013

New Hybrid Land Rover Will Hits Streets In 2013

Land Rovers are famously known as un-environmentally friendly vehicles, but they are great at going off-road and protecting their occupants from collisions. Taking their safety street cred to the green

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XL Hybrids Can Convert Your Gas-Guzzler Into a Hybrid Car

XL Hybrids Can Convert Your Gas-Guzzler Into a Hybrid Car

Many of us wish we could afford to buy a new hybrid or electric car, but until we get that promotion/new job/win the lottery, we're stuck with our gas-guzzlers. Now a Massachusetts-based company called XL

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Saab Unveils Sexy PhoeniX AWD Hybrid at 2011 Geneva Auto Show

Saab Unveils Sexy PhoeniX AWD Hybrid at 2011 Geneva Auto Show

The Geneva Auto Show kicks into full gear this week, and so far a number of hot new green cars have turned heads left and right. The latest vehicle to hit the scene is Saab‘s futuristic

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Toyota Will Debut Their New Yaris Hybrid and Prius+ at the Geneva Motor Show

Toyota Will Debut Their New Yaris Hybrid and Prius+ at the Geneva Motor Show

After much talk, Toyota will debut its brand new Yaris HSD concept at the 2011 Geneva Auto Show this March, dedicating its entire stand at the show to the new hybrid technology. The Yaris will

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Toyota Unveils New Family of Prius Vehicles at the Detroit Auto Show!

Toyota Unveils New Family of Prius Vehicles at the Detroit Auto Show!

Just minutes ago, Toyota unveiled their new family of Prius vehicles at this year's Detroit Auto Show. Once the gold standard for energy-efficient cars, the company has faced rapidly

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Inhabitat Editors’ Favorite Stories of 2010

Inhabitat Editors’ Favorite Stories of 2010

As we count down the hours, minutes, and seconds until the clock strikes 2011, the Inhabitat editors took a few moments to look back at our array of great green design stories from this past year, and

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The Urbee Hybrid is the World’s First 3-D Printed Car

The Urbee Hybrid is the World’s First 3-D Printed Car

If you thought that the Porsche hybrid was an incredible piece of automotive design, then you’ll be blown away by the Urbee. The entire body of this streamlined new gasoline/ethanol hybrid has been

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Japan Announces World’s First Solar-Powered Public Bus

Japan Announces World’s First Solar-Powered Public Bus

On September 1, the world's first solar cell-equipped public bus will hit the streets of Okayama City in Southern Japan. The Sanyo-designed bus is a hybrid diesel-electric vehicle whose rooftop solar

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Honda Goes Green with Hybrid Only Civics

Honda Goes Green with Hybrid Only Civics

One of Honda’s most popular vehicles is about to go all green! News has it that the Honda Motor Co. will be dropping production of its gasoline-powered Civics in favor of strictly hybrid versions of the

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New Shock System Harnesses Energy from Bumpy Roads

New Shock System Harnesses Energy from Bumpy Roads

Driving on bumpy roads may not be quite so unpleasant anymore. A pair of former MIT students are working on a new shock system for vehicles that retains the energy generated when a car bounces up and

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TRANSPORTATION TUES: Solar-Power Rickshaws for London

TRANSPORTATION TUES: Solar-Power Rickshaws for London

Rickshaws, or cycle rickshaws, are a popular mode of human-powered transportation all around the world. The higher tech electric version of the foot-pedalled rickshaws has been gaining popularity

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TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: World’s First Zero-Cost Hybrid!

TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: World’s First Zero-Cost Hybrid!

What if instead of leaking value left and right your car actually paid for itself over time? The AFS Trinity Power Corporation recently debuted just such a vehicle, dubbed the XH150. The “Extreme

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GREEN SEATS: Ford Escape to use Recycled Upholstery

GREEN SEATS: Ford Escape to use Recycled Upholstery

Upping the green ante in the hybrid car market, Ford and InterfaceFABRIC recently announced that the new 2008 Ford Escape Hybrid will have 100% recycled fabric seating – a first in the U.S. automotive

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AIRSTREAM & FORD’s CROSSOVER VEHICLE

AIRSTREAM & FORD’s CROSSOVER VEHICLE

One piece of extra-shiny eye candy at the recent Detroit Auto Show was Airstream and Ford’s “crossover” concept vehicle. While more car than livable trailer, the stunning, modern, and

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