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Onewheel by Future Motion is a Self-Balancing Electric Skateboard that Lets You Glide Over the Pavement

Onewheel by Future Motion is a Self-Balancing Electric Skateboard that Lets You Glide Over the Pavement

For years, bicycles have received various electric upgrades, so why not the skateboard? The Palo Alto-based team at Future Motion decided it was time to give the skateboard a high-tech makeover with the

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MIT-Designed Copenhagen Wheel Finally Hits the Market, Turns any Bike Into a Hybrid Electric Vehicle

MIT-Designed Copenhagen Wheel Finally Hits the Market, Turns any Bike Into a Hybrid Electric Vehicle

When MIT unveiled designs for the Copenhagen Wheel in 2009, it generated a lot of buzz. The deceptively simple, self-contained system can turn any bike into a "smart electric hybrid" cycle by providing a

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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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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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Jaguar Unveils Sexy C-X16 Hybrid Coupe at the Frankfurt Motor Show

Jaguar Unveils Sexy C-X16 Hybrid Coupe at the Frankfurt Motor Show

The Jaguar C-X16 is different from most hybrid vehicles because it is not entirely concerned with fuel efficiency -- it just wants to go fast -- but achieves those ends in a cleaner way. Most of the car's

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Vycon Plans to Tap Speeding Subway Trains for Immense Amounts of Kinetic Energy

Vycon Plans to Tap Speeding Subway Trains for Immense Amounts of Kinetic Energy

London, New York, Paris - what do they all have in common? Apart from being among the world's most energy-hungry cities, they all have underground subway systems. These public transport systems help

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VIDEO: Racecar Driver David Coulthard Takes the Mercedes SLS AMG E-Cell for a Spin

VIDEO: Racecar Driver David Coulthard Takes the Mercedes SLS AMG E-Cell for a Spin

Earlier in the week, we brought you an eye-searing photo gallery of the electric yellow Mercedes SLS AMG E-Cell that was unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show, and now we'll do ya one better. Reader Terry

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Mercedes-Benz unveils SLS AMG E-Cell Electric Sports Car at the Detroit Auto Show

Mercedes-Benz unveils SLS AMG E-Cell Electric Sports Car at the Detroit Auto Show

Today at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show, Mercedes-Benz made the public unveil of their new electric sports car, the SLS AMG E-Cell prototype! The new supercar features four electric motors, and has a killer

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Volkswagen’s Golf blue-e-motion on Display at Detroit Auto Show 2011

Volkswagen’s Golf blue-e-motion on Display at Detroit Auto Show 2011

Set for release by 2014, VW will equip the Golf blue-e-motion with an instrument panel, featuring a kW gauge replacing the traditional tachometer, that will engage the driver in keeping the kilowatt

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Toyota Recalls 437,000 Hybrid Vehicles Due to Braking Glitch

Toyota Recalls 437,000 Hybrid Vehicles Due to Braking Glitch

If you're one of many greenies who recently purchased a 2010 Toyota Prius, turn that ride right around. The Japanese company has just announced that it's recalling 437,000 of its hybrid cars because of a

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