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Volvo’s New Electric Vehicle Battery Technology Stores Energy in a Car’s Body Panels

Volvo’s New Electric Vehicle Battery Technology Stores Energy in a Car’s Body Panels

Conventional batteries that power today's electric cars and hybrids take up space and add a lot of extra weight to the vehicles. Volvo just announced that it has developed a concept for lightweight

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Awesome All-Electric Batpod Motorcycle is Up for Sale on eBay!

Awesome All-Electric Batpod Motorcycle is Up for Sale on eBay!

Have you ever wondered where Batman gets his wonderful toys - and wished that you could buy them yourself? Well, you don't need the budget of a reclusive billionaire to buy your own Batpod, because one

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FlyKly Smart Wheel Snaps Onto Any Bike to Give it an Electric Boost

FlyKly Smart Wheel Snaps Onto Any Bike to Give it an Electric Boost

Lots of people would love to bike to work. Or school, or the theater. Pedaling your way around town is a great way to burn calories and curb carbon emissions. Unfortunately, the trade off is a lot of

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Dutch City Boasts Three Times as Many Bikes as Cars!

Dutch City Boasts Three Times as Many Bikes as Cars!

The ancient university town of Groningen in the north of the Netherlands is one of the world's most bicycle-friendly cities. Groningen boasts around 300,000 bikes and only 75,000 cars, and it's a model

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General Motors’ 2015 Chevrolet Bi-Fuel Impala to Run on Both Gasoline and Natural Gas

General Motors’ 2015 Chevrolet Bi-Fuel Impala to Run on Both Gasoline and Natural Gas

Vehicles powered by Natural gas represent a clean alternative to electric cars since they produce less emissions than traditional gasoline-powered cars. But up until now Honda has been the only automaker

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Thomas Heatherwick Tapped to Design as Many as 20 Beijing Subway Stations

Thomas Heatherwick Tapped to Design as Many as 20 Beijing Subway Stations

Beijing Subway photo from Shutterstock Beijing is planning to add 125 miles to its underground rail network - and the city just appointed Thomas Heatherwick to design at least two brand new stations.

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Cadillac Announces Pricing for Electrified 2014 ELR Coupe Starts at $75,995

Cadillac Announces Pricing for Electrified 2014 ELR Coupe Starts at $75,995

Cadillac recently announced pricing for its upcoming 2014 ELR coupe, which will start at $75,995 when it arrives in showrooms this coming January. The 2014 ELR was originally unveiled at the Detroit

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The Dynalifter Could Transport 160 Tons of Freight Using Less Fuel and Money Than a Jet

The Dynalifter Could Transport 160 Tons of Freight Using Less Fuel and Money Than a Jet

Ohio Airships' hybrid Dynalifter is a massive hybrid airship that could transform how packages are transported around the world by reducing freight costs and extending the reach of delivery services to

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New Palo Alto Building Code Requires Wiring for Electric Cars

New Palo Alto Building Code Requires Wiring for Electric Cars

A big hurdle facing potential electric vehicle owners is installing the equipment to charge their new car at home. Installing a home charging station can be a complicated process, often involving

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World’s First Sun-Powered Family Car Takes Prize at World Solar Challenge

World’s First Sun-Powered Family Car Takes Prize at World Solar Challenge

The votes are in for the most practical solar-powered vehicle to compete in this year's 3000-km World Solar Challenge, and the winner is the Stella, a four-seat family vehicle created by the Dutch Solar

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Toyota to Launch Automated Driving Safety Technologies in a Few Years

Toyota to Launch Automated Driving Safety Technologies in a Few Years

Toyota recently announced plans to introduce a new Automated Highway Driving Assist (AHDA) system that will use automated driving technologies to support safer highway driving. The system will be

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Ford Breaks Daytona Speed Record Using EcoBoost Engine

Ford Breaks Daytona Speed Record Using EcoBoost Engine

Ford set a new speed record at the Daytona International Speedway using a racing car equipped with a pickup truck engine. Racer Colin Braun reached 222.971 mph (358.837 km/h) in a single lap that smashed

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Nuon Sun-Powered Car Wins World Solar Challenge 2013 in Just 33 Hours

Nuon Sun-Powered Car Wins World Solar Challenge 2013 in Just 33 Hours

This week the some of the world's most efficient sun-powered cars blazed across the Australian outback for the World Solar Challenge - and the competition just announced a winner! The 3000km race across

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Toyota Cuts Fuel Cell Cost by $1 Million for Next-Gen Hydrogen-Powered Car

Toyota Cuts Fuel Cell Cost by $1 Million for Next-Gen Hydrogen-Powered Car

Toyota has just released details of its next-generation hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, and the company hopes it could become a game-changer in green transportation. The automaker has managed to reduce the

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Infographic: How Electric Vehicles Can Help Cut US Oil Use in Half Over the Next 20 Years

Infographic: How Electric Vehicles Can Help Cut US Oil Use in Half Over the Next 20 Years

Electric vehicles are taking off in a big way - according to a recent report, EV sales have increased 522% since 2012. But did you know that there's currently over 100,000 electric vehicles from 10

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TEST DRIVE: 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid Zooms to the Top of the Hybrid Segment

TEST DRIVE: 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid Zooms to the Top of the Hybrid Segment

Many people will remember that this isn't the first time that Honda has produced a hybrid version of the Accord. Back in 2003 Honda released an Accord Hybrid that mated a V6 engine to an electric motor,

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Tesla Releases CHAdeMO Adapter for the Model S Electric Vehicle

Tesla Releases CHAdeMO Adapter for the Model S Electric Vehicle

Tesla's new Supercharger network is a fast, free way for Model S drivers to quickly recharge their vehicles. Even though Tesla has announced plans to rapidly expand its network, CHAdeMO fast charging

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California Company Launches a Car Fuel Made from Landfill Methane

California Company Launches a Car Fuel Made from Landfill Methane

Image via Shutterstock There's no denying that fracking is bad, really bad. But what about natural gas from other sources? California's Clean Energy Fuels has just announced that they have begun the

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Actor Leonardo DiCaprio Really Loves to Citi Bike (PHOTOS)

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio Really Loves to Citi Bike (PHOTOS)

By now, it's no secret that Leonardo DiCaprio is an avid Citi Biker. The superstar has been photographed riding all around Manhattan on the blue bikes, and Inhabitat even saw him about to embark on a ride

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Amtrak Teams with Google to Create a Real-Time Train Locator Map

Amtrak Teams with Google to Create a Real-Time Train Locator Map

Google Maps recently launched a new interactive tool that allows Amtrak's 31 million passengers to easily track the exact location of and arrival times for the rail service's trains. The new locator map

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Japan Promises to Make 2020 Olympics a High-Tech Fest of Self-Driving Cars, 5G Networks and More

Japan Promises to Make 2020 Olympics a High-Tech Fest of Self-Driving Cars, 5G Networks and More

When Japan was announced as the host of the 2020 Olympics last month, it brought about a new wave of concern over the ongoing environmental crisis at Fukushima. As the government pushes for an end to the

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Man Invents ‘Water Bicycle’ to Commute Across the San Francisco Bay

Man Invents ‘Water Bicycle’ to Commute Across the San Francisco Bay

When Judah Schiller discovered that the new portion of the Bay Bridge bike path in San Francisco would only go halfway across, he decided to adapt his own bike to get to work - on water! With previous

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NRG eVgo Installs Nation’s First All-EV Supercharger Station in San Diego

NRG eVgo Installs Nation’s First All-EV Supercharger Station in San Diego

NRG eVgo just unveiled the first electric vehicle charging station capable of powering up any EV on the market! Located in San Diego, the station features a new SAE combination plug, a CHAdeMO DC

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Super High-Tech Cars Take Off in World Solar Challenge

Super High-Tech Cars Take Off in World Solar Challenge

The world's most eco-friendly car race is now underway in Australia: the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge. On Sunday morning, 38 solar-powered cars took to the highway to begin a 1,864 mile journey from

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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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BMW to Make Plug-in Hybrid Electric Versions of Entire Lineup

BMW to Make Plug-in Hybrid Electric Versions of Entire Lineup

BMW is going electric in a big way. The German luxury vehicle maker announced that it is going to manufacture a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) version of each of its models. BMW has begun

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Tesla Stock Takes a Hit as Model S Catches Fire in Washington

Tesla Stock Takes a Hit as Model S Catches Fire in Washington

The first Tesla Model S to catch fire was reported this week in Kent, Washington, and as news swept the internet the electric automaker's stock dropped to $169.50 from a 52-week high of $194.50. But

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Google Files Patent for Gesture-Based Car Controls

Google Files Patent for Gesture-Based Car Controls

Just one day after Google announced its purchase of hand gesture recognition company Flutter, the search giant has applied for a patent for gesture-based car controls. On first read, the notion is pretty

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Electric DeepFlight Super Falcon is an Underwater Plane for the Super Rich

Electric DeepFlight Super Falcon is an Underwater Plane for the Super Rich

Marine engineer Graham Hawkes spent his life designing submersibles for both the military and the oil and gas industry before he happened upon the idea of creating a vehicle that could 'fly' underwater.

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