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Ford’s First Solar-Powered Car to Debut at the 2014 International CES Show in Vegas

Ford’s First Solar-Powered Car to Debut at the 2014 International CES Show in Vegas

Ford has unveiled plans to debut their first solar-powered car next week at the 2014 International CES show in Las Vegas. The new C-MAX Solar Energi concept is based on the C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid,

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High School Student Designs Solar Car to Transport Pregnant Zimbabwean Women to Clinics

High School Student Designs Solar Car to Transport Pregnant Zimbabwean Women to Clinics

In some parts of Zimbabwe, pregnant women are forced to walk 10 kilometers on uneven dirt roads to visit the nearest clinic. Although he lives thousands of miles away from Zimbabwe, Australian high school

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University of Michigan Announces 4-Wheeled Sun-Powered Car for the 2013 World Solar Challenge!

University of Michigan Announces 4-Wheeled Sun-Powered Car for the 2013 World Solar Challenge!

The University of Michigan just announced that its 2013 World Solar Challenge vehicle will look more like a regular car than any of its past cars. Called “Generation,” the new vehicle will buck the

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CUER Unveils Streamlined Sun-Powered Car for the 2013 World Solar Challenge!

CUER Unveils Streamlined Sun-Powered Car for the 2013 World Solar Challenge!

Cambridge University Eco Racing just unveiled its revolutionary new solar car, which will be competing in the 2013 World Solar Challenge! The team blended aerodynamic and solar performance to create an

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London Designer Creates a Super Futuristic Solar-Powered Concept Car

London Designer Creates a Super Futuristic Solar-Powered Concept Car

London designer Omer Sagiv created this solar-powered concept car that looks like it’s straight out of the latest sci-fi movie. The concept car is referred to as the SPV (Solar Power Vehicle)

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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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World Solar Challenge Automotive Race Kicks Off in Australia!

World Solar Challenge Automotive Race Kicks Off in Australia!

37 teams from all over the world are making a go at this year’s World Solar Challenge, by traversing continental Australia in a solar vehicle. Teams need to cross 3,000 km of desert, from Darwin to

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Jon Salerno’s Habitat Micro Home Uses a Car as an Extra Room

Jon Salerno’s Habitat Micro Home Uses a Car as an Extra Room

Do you live out of your car? Now you can quite literally do so with designer Jon Salerno's Habitat micro home, which uses a small car docked underneath to add another room of living space. Salerno's

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Yana Briggs’ Sexy Chevy Era Concept Cleans Up Polluted City Air

Yana Briggs’ Sexy Chevy Era Concept Cleans Up Polluted City Air

What if the goal of personal, green transportation was not just to contribute as little as possible to air pollution, but to actually clean the air we breathe using renewable energy? That's the idea

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Cambridge Students Prep Bethany 2.0 (The Endeavour) Vehicle For World Solar Challenge

Cambridge Students Prep Bethany 2.0 (The Endeavour) Vehicle For World Solar Challenge

In 2009, Cambridge University students had high hopes when they designed The Bethany, a solar powered vehicle, to compete in the  World Solar Challenge across the Australian outback. Unfortunately, the

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Marcelo da Luz Pulls His Solar Car Across Ontario Instead of Driving It

Marcelo da Luz Pulls His Solar Car Across Ontario Instead of Driving It

When Marcelo da Luz was told he couldn't drive his solar car across Ontario to complete his trans-Canadian tour, he saw an opportunity. Rather than give up, da Luz pulled the batteries and motor out of

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Student-Designed Solar Car Smashes World Speed Record

Student-Designed Solar Car Smashes World Speed Record

At 10:30 this morning in Australia, the Sunswift IVy solar car soared past the world record for the fastest solar car, traveling at more than 88km/h. Designed and built by students at the University of

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University of Michigan Solar Car Team Wins American Solar Challenge!

University of Michigan Solar Car Team Wins American Solar Challenge!

The American automotive industry may no longer be centralized in the Detroit area, but Michigan is still the place to turn for innovative car design. Case in point: the University of Michigan Solar Car

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Japan Launching World’s First Solar Powered Spacecraft Today!

Japan Launching World’s First Solar Powered Spacecraft Today!

We've brought you news about the IKAROS solar sail spacecraft before, and now the time has finally come for it to take flight! That's right, Japan's Aerospace Exploration Agency, or JAXA, is planning to

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Japan Gears Up to Launch “Ikaros” Solar Sail Spacecraft

Japan Gears Up to Launch “Ikaros” Solar Sail Spacecraft

Photo courtesy of JAXA Solar backpacks and sun-fueled vehicles are impressive, but a solar-powered spacecraft just blows our minds.  Japan's Aerospace Exploration Agency, or JAXA, plans to launch a

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Yves Béhar Unveils New Hackable Solar Electric Car!

Yves Béhar Unveils New Hackable Solar Electric Car!

Yesterday, at the Greener Gadgets conference in NYC, prolific industrial designer Yves Béhar unveiled never before seen plans for his “hackable” solar powered electric car. While Béhar and

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6 in 1 Solar Robot Kit

6 in 1 Solar Robot Kit

The 6 in 1 Solar Robot Kit is a super cool, eco-minded toy for kids and adults, packed with half a dozen gadgets for solar powered fun. The Solar Robot takes the shape of a robotic dog, boat, car,

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Solar Powered Blue Car Hitting the Streets in 2010

Solar Powered Blue Car Hitting the Streets in 2010

Starting this coming spring, a slick new solar-powered electric vehicle will be hitting the streets of Europe. Italian car designer Pininfarina and French battery manufacturer Bolloré have officially

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The Xof1 Solar Vehicle Breaks World Distance Record

The Xof1 Solar Vehicle Breaks World Distance Record

The sleek solar-powered Xof1 car recently rolled into Victoria, Canada to break the world's record for the longest distance travelled in a solar vehicle! Appearing for all the world like a silvery flying

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Mercedes’ Futuristic Formula Zero Sail Racer

Mercedes’ Futuristic Formula Zero Sail Racer

Recently Mercedes Benz revealed images of its stunning Formula Zero Racer, a futuristic foray into the next generation of racing. Incorporating elements from luge, yacht, and Formula One vehicles, the

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World’s Smallest Solar Car: Select Solar Mini

World’s Smallest Solar Car: Select Solar Mini

Talk about bringing solar power to the palm of your hand! The World's Smallest Solar Racing Car is a tiny, fully-functional solar powered vehicle topped with a minuscule photovoltaic panel. The Select

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TRANS TUES: The World’s Smallest Solar-Powered Car

TRANS TUES: The World’s Smallest Solar-Powered Car

This week's Transportation Tuesday vehicle can't be blamed for being a concept car, nor for being a gas guzzler, un-innovative or an ill-fated promotional vehicle for some car company. The World's

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Solar Powered Car Coming To Taiwan!

Solar Powered Car Coming To Taiwan!

Amidst the increasing buzz around green cars, and innovative green car designs gaining grounds, Taiwan is ready with the prototype of a solar powered car that could hit the markets soon. The car was

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TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: Tindo, the Solar-powered Bus!

TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: Tindo, the Solar-powered Bus!

Solar-powered mass transportation? It's no longer a dream! Tindo, a solar-powered electric bus, was introduced just last week in the city of Adelaide in Australia. The best part? It's free to ride the

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VENTURI ECLECTIC: World’s First Energy-Autonomous Vehicle

VENTURI ECLECTIC: World’s First Energy-Autonomous Vehicle

The insanely-innovative and carbon-neutral French automotive company Venturi has recently announced the production of Eclectic, a solar, wind, and electric-powered vehicle that will make your Prius look

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