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Top 6 Green Transportation Stories of 2010 – Vote for Your Fave!

Top 6 Green Transportation Stories of 2010 – Vote for Your Fave!

2010 saw a fleet of planes, trains and automobiles that were greener and more efficient than ever before. With the world realizing that electric vehicles, high speed rail and electric cars are both money

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First Russian Hybrid Car Coming In 2012

First Russian Hybrid Car Coming In 2012

Photo credit: AFP PHOTO/HO/THE ONEXIM GROUP While the US is being beseiged by green cars such as the Chevy Volt and the Nissan Leaf, Russia has been having to make do with their gas-guzzling

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Honda X-Track Hybrid Transforms from Sporty to Street Mode

Honda X-Track Hybrid Transforms from Sporty to Street Mode

The Honda X-Track concept is perfect for environmentally-conscious drivers who want a flashy sports car -- sometimes. Designed by Nikita Kalinin, the hybrid vehicle features a transforming body that can

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Inhabitat’s Top Green Car Picks from the LA Auto Show

Inhabitat’s Top Green Car Picks from the LA Auto Show

Automobiles have managed to garner more interest over the past year, and the motor companies have expanded their exhibitions to make them more interactive than last year’s showing. We would like to

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Chevy Volt Crowned 2011 Green Car of the Year at LA Auto Show!

Chevy Volt Crowned 2011 Green Car of the Year at LA Auto Show!

We've covered the Chevy Volt extensively over the past few years, and we are now excited to announce that the EV has just claimed the title of Green Car of the Year at this year's Los Angeles Auto Show!

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California Gives Plug-In Hybrids Access to Carpool Lanes

California Gives Plug-In Hybrids Access to Carpool Lanes

Need another reason to buy a plug-in hybrid vehicle? How about this: California Governor Arnold Schwarzanegger just signed into law this week a bill that grants HOV lane (aka carpool lane) access to

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Insurance for Hybrid Vehicles Will Soon Be on the Rise

Insurance for Hybrid Vehicles Will Soon Be on the Rise

Hybrid cars ain't cheap and they're about to get a little bit pricier. Though you're definitely going to save on gas, when you count all the parts, labor and complex technology needed to run a hybrid

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Chevy Announces It Will Increase Volt Production by 50% in 2012

Chevy Announces It Will Increase Volt Production by 50% in 2012

If you think the ailing auto industry is still in need of a spark, we've got good news -- during a recent visit from President Barack Obama to their Hamtramck Auto Plant in Michigan, General Motors

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California Hybrids To Lose Their HOV Status Next Year

California Hybrids To Lose Their HOV Status Next Year

This probably won't come as a surprise to you but Californians weren't buying Priuses just because of their fuel efficiency - they were also in it to gain Clean Air Vehicle status and get a handy HOV

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Geely Unveils Bug-Like Solar Hybrid Micro Car in Beijing

Geely Unveils Bug-Like Solar Hybrid Micro Car in Beijing

Geely IG has unveiled a new insectoid vehicle at the Beijing Auto Show that may just give the VW Bug a run for its money. The car boasts a hood emblazoned with solar panels, a micro-compact profile, and a

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Toyota to Unveil Prius Minivan in 2011

Toyota to Unveil Prius Minivan in 2011

The Toyota Prius revolutionized the world of hybrid cars. Now Toyota is set to dominate hybrid minivans with the upcoming Prius minivan, set to hit showrooms early next year! According to Toyota, the

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GM Rolls Out First Production Run Chevy Volt

GM Rolls Out First Production Run Chevy Volt

GM may not be releasing the much-awaited Chevrolet Volt as soon as originally planned, but the production process is moving right along. Today the automaker rolled out its first Volt using production

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Chevy gets 40 MPG without Hybrid Price Tag in their new Cruze Eco

Chevy gets 40 MPG without Hybrid Price Tag in their new Cruze Eco

At the New York Auto Show later this week Chevrolet will debut their new super fuel-efficient mid-size sedan, the Cruze Eco. Clocking in at 40 mpg without hybrid technology means great gas mileage without

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All-Electric Tata Nano Revealed in Geneva

All-Electric Tata Nano Revealed in Geneva

We were beyond excited upon learning that the world's cheapest car, the Tata Nano, might be released in hybrid form. But it looks like Tata has skipped the step of going hybrid and has decided to release

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Top 5 Eco Vehicles From the Detroit Auto Show

Top 5 Eco Vehicles From the Detroit Auto Show

The Detroit Auto Show kicked off this week with a slew of fantastic electric and hybrid vehicles ranging from the purely conceptual to the near production-ready. Electric vehicles were so prominently

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Tata Nano: World’s Cheapest Car to Go Hybrid

Tata Nano: World’s Cheapest Car to Go Hybrid

The Tata Nano, a four-passenger city car developed and sold in India, has become famous for being the world's cheapest car. At just $2,200 a pop, the Nano has also gained a reputation for its fuel

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U.S. Postal Service Buys 1,600 Fuel Efficient Vehicles

U.S. Postal Service Buys 1,600 Fuel Efficient Vehicles

The U.S. postal service currently owns of one of the largest vehicle fleets on the planet, and they recently announced a monumental measure to replace 6,500 aging gas guzzling vehicles with more fuel

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Sleek Solar and Wind Powered Hybrid Street Lamps

Sleek Solar and Wind Powered Hybrid Street Lamps

As designers strive to create a more sustainable future, we're thrilled to see designs that integrate a variety of renewable energy technologies into objects we encounter in everyday life. This innovative

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World’s First Hybrid Solar Power Plant Opens in Israel

World’s First Hybrid Solar Power Plant Opens in Israel

Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) plants are an amazing, wonderful, renewable energy technology, as long as the sun is shining. However solar power alone cannot provide on-demand power, especially in the

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Code-X’s Solar Powered Yacht – The Ultimate Hybrid Luxury Boat

Code-X’s Solar Powered Yacht – The Ultimate Hybrid Luxury Boat

Eco-minded luxury yacht lovers are undoubtedly eyeing the Code-X-Yacht; a hybrid catamaran which according to Code-X, "unites radical purism, the optimal benefit of renewable energy and the sheer power of

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TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: Antro Solo gets 150mpg

TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: Antro Solo gets 150mpg

Hungary is not the first place that comes to mind when thinking about cutting edge green vehicles, yet. If the creators of the Antro Solo have their way, the country will be synonymous with green machines

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TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: GE’s Mega Hybrids

TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: GE’s Mega Hybrids

If you are in the market for a mine haul truck, you may want to consider getting a hybrid model. They are not on sale yet, but GE is working hard to ensure that your next purchase of an off-highway

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HOT NEW HYBRID CAR: The Fisker Karma

HOT NEW HYBRID CAR: The Fisker Karma

We love our green sports cars here at Inhabitat, and we have plenty of room on our favorites list for more than one. While we've been raving for the last two years about the Tesla Roadster, the Fisker

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TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: Toyota Hi-CT

TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: Toyota Hi-CT

Odd-looking doesn't even begin to describe this hybrid concept vehicle, but the Toyota Hi-CT is a reflection of what a cool and enjoyable vehicle should look like, according to Toyota's team of young

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TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: Toyota’s Lightweight 1/X Concept

TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: Toyota’s Lightweight 1/X Concept

It seems like every other day now that a car company announces a new concept that is redefining what it means to be an environmentally friendly vehicle. However, when Toyota says it, we tend to take a

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Volkswagen’s TDI Hybrid- The Prius Killer?

Volkswagen’s TDI Hybrid- The Prius Killer?

Some car manufacturers, like Toyota and their uber-trendy Prius, are cranking out new models that represent the hybrid car of the future. Others, like Volkswagen, are working with what they've got, making

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Transportation Tuesday: The UltraBattery Hybrid Storage Cell

Transportation Tuesday: The UltraBattery Hybrid Storage Cell

While the potential of electric cars is obvious, one of the main concerns is battery life, both in its ability to hold a charge, and its shelf life before needing a replacement. But the new =UltraBattery,

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AN AFFORDABLE ELECTRIC VEHICLE? The $30K ZAP Alias

AN AFFORDABLE ELECTRIC VEHICLE? The $30K ZAP Alias

All-electric vehicles may seem like an impossible dream to most, with a price point that's far out of reach. That may soon change, if car company ZAP gets its way. It has just announced a partnership with

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TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: Neil Young’s Classic Hybrid

TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: Neil Young’s Classic Hybrid

Classic cars are beautiful, extremely well-designed works of engineering, but, unfortunately, are also often gas guzzlers and heavy greenhouse-gas emitters because of their antiquated engines. But Neil

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TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: Sydney’s EcoTaxi

TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: Sydney’s EcoTaxi

If you happen to be in Sydney, you might just get the opportunity to get a free taxi ride - in a Lexus hybrid EcoTaxi. No, it isn't a joke or a scam; rather, it is a sign of protest by the owner of the

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