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VW’s Passat BlueMotion Has the Highest Fuel Economy Rating of any Non-Hybrid Midsize Sedans

VW’s Passat BlueMotion Has the Highest Fuel Economy Rating of any Non-Hybrid Midsize Sedans

The Passat BlueMotion Concept is based on the production Passat, but features an all-new version of Volkswagen's 1.4-liter engine with direct injection and turbocharging with 150 horsepower and 184 lb-ft.

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2015 Ford F-150 Drops 700 Pounds Thanks to New Super Lightweight Aluminum Body

2015 Ford F-150 Drops 700 Pounds Thanks to New Super Lightweight Aluminum Body

When Ford's engineers set out to redesign the new F-150, they improved the truck’s fully boxed ladder frame with more high-strength steel than ever – making it stronger and lighter. The last

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Inhabitat Reports LIVE From the 2014 Detroit Auto Show Today!

Inhabitat Reports LIVE From the 2014 Detroit Auto Show Today!

Heads up transportation fans - today Inhabitat is reporting LIVE from the floor of the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, where we'll be bringing you a first look at this year's most

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Hamburg Announces Plans to Become a Car-Free City Within 20 Years

Hamburg Announces Plans to Become a Car-Free City Within 20 Years

Hamburg photo via Shutterstock Hamburg is currently working on a plan that would eliminate the need for cars within the next 15-20 years, making the city a greener, healthier and more pleasant place to

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Toyota Unveils 2015 Zero Emissions Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle at CES 2014 in Las Vegas

Toyota Unveils 2015 Zero Emissions Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle at CES 2014 in Las Vegas

Toyota is going to release a new hydrogen fuel cell vehicle in 2015, and the manufacturer just gave the world a preview of it at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Toyota brought two fuel

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Schwinn’s CycleNav Helps Bicyclists Navigate Without Riding into a Tree

Schwinn’s CycleNav Helps Bicyclists Navigate Without Riding into a Tree

Schwinn’s new CycleNav Smart Bike Navigator helps riders navigate unfamiliar areas safely and simply. The handle-bar mounted device connects to a smart phone via Bluetooth, and gives riders audible

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The iBAPS Smart Bike Creates a “Safety Zone” to Prevent Bicycle Accidents

The iBAPS Smart Bike Creates a “Safety Zone” to Prevent Bicycle Accidents

In the United States, two people are killed every day in cycling-related accidents. In a bid to save lives while still encouraging more people to take up two-wheeled transportation, students at the

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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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Volkswagen’s New Passat BlueMotion Concept Has the Highest Fuel Economy of Any Non-Hybrid Midsize Sedan

Volkswagen’s New Passat BlueMotion Concept Has the Highest Fuel Economy of Any Non-Hybrid Midsize Sedan

Volkswagen just announced plans to unveil its new Passat BlueMotion concept at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show next week. The Passat BlueMotion shows the world that it's possible to get good gas mileage

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Navia: World’s First Commercial Driverless Electric Car Hits the Streets, Won’t Break Any Speed Records

Navia: World’s First Commercial Driverless Electric Car Hits the Streets, Won’t Break Any Speed Records

We've been hearing talk of self-driving cars for ages, but now it looks like rumor has finally become reality with the release of Navia, the world's first commercial driverless car. Surprisingly, a

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Japan Offers US $4 Billion Loan For Super Maglev Train Line Between DC and Baltimore

Japan Offers US $4 Billion Loan For Super Maglev Train Line Between DC and Baltimore

Last year Japan set to work testing the world's fastest "floating" maglev train, which can hit top speeds of over 310 mph. Now, keen to share (or show off) their feat to the rest of the world, the

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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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The Arrow: What Happens When an Electric Motorcycle and a Fighter Jet Have a Love Child

The Arrow: What Happens When an Electric Motorcycle and a Fighter Jet Have a Love Child

The Arrow by car designer Charles Bombardier demonstrates what would happen if an electric motorcycle and a fighter jet had a love child. Underneath the Arrow's retractable canopy, driver and passenger

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INFOGRAPHIC: Which Countries Travel the Most by Train, Plane, Car, and Bike

INFOGRAPHIC: Which Countries Travel the Most by Train, Plane, Car, and Bike

The average American drives almost 10% less each year than they did a decade ago - but that's still a lot! In 2010, Americans travelled 40% further by road than Canadians, 60% further than Australians,

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Cyclist Utopia Unveiled in Norman Foster’s Elevated SkyCycle Highways

Cyclist Utopia Unveiled in Norman Foster’s Elevated SkyCycle Highways

Architect and cycling enthusiast Sir Norman Foster just unveiled plans for the SkyCycle, a "cycle utopia" that soars up and above the congested streets of London. The three-story high bicycle highway is

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Iceculture’s Incredible 15,000 Pound Ice Truck is Totally Roadworthy

Iceculture’s Incredible 15,000 Pound Ice Truck is Totally Roadworthy

The ice truck started off its journey in Texas where the frame originated. In the lone star state Bronson Automotive stripped the cab and body before lowering the engine bay's height and width. The truck

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TEST DRIVE: is the 2014 Toyota Highlander Hybrid’s 28 MPG Rating Worth the Price Tag?

TEST DRIVE: is the 2014 Toyota Highlander Hybrid’s 28 MPG Rating Worth the Price Tag?

The 2014 Toyota Highlander is now the third generation of Toyota's midsize SUVs. Toyota offers a four cylinder, V6 and hybrid powertrain for buyers to choose from. Although many of its competitors offer

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Citi Bike Pedal Power to Illuminate 2014 Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball (PHOTOS)

Citi Bike Pedal Power to Illuminate 2014 Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball (PHOTOS)

You might recall that this summer, Inhabitat brought up the possibility of using Citi Bikes to generate pedal power, and it looks like the folks behind the blue bikes might have taken notice. Citi Bike is

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Maria Leijerstam Becomes the First Person to Cycle to the South Pole

Maria Leijerstam Becomes the First Person to Cycle to the South Pole

Many choose to spend the holidays relaxing at home, but not British adventurist Maria Leijerstam--this 35 year-old former management consultant just broke two world records by becoming the first person to

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Top 6 Green Transportation Stories of 2013 – Vote for Your Favorite!

Top 6 Green Transportation Stories of 2013 – Vote for Your Favorite!

2013 has been a fantastic year for green transportation, and over the last 12 months we've seen some incredible innovations coming from all corners of the industry. From the sleek 3-D printed

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Australian Billionaire to Reenact Titanic Voyage for $1 Million a Ticket

Australian Billionaire to Reenact Titanic Voyage for $1 Million a Ticket

An Australian billionaire named Clive Palmer has apparently decided to tempt fate by building a full-sized, working replica of the Titanic. Already, 40,000 people have expressed an interest in attending

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Lunar-Powered Kringle Sleigh Delivers Gifts in Style

Lunar-Powered Kringle Sleigh Delivers Gifts in Style

The modern sleigh rests atop two skis, which enable the cozy contraption to easily navigate snowy grounds. Aerodynamic Scandinavian ash was steam-bent, making a lightweight continuous piece of wood for

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OtoCycles Combines Vintage Style with Green Transportation

OtoCycles Combines Vintage Style with Green Transportation

Barcelona’s Otocycles combine classic retro style with the modernity of an electric bicycle. Inspired by 1950s design, each of the Otocycles is made to ensure sustainable, but comfortable mobility in

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BMW i8 Spyder Plug-in Hybrid Will Reportedly Arrive by the End of 2015

BMW i8 Spyder Plug-in Hybrid Will Reportedly Arrive by the End of 2015

BMW originally unveiled the i8 Concept Spyder at the 2012 Beijing Motor Show, but since then all the news has focused on the 2015 i8 Coupe plug-in hybrid sports car (which is slated to arrive next

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Porsche Returns to Le Mans With Brand New 919 Hybrid Race Car

Porsche Returns to Le Mans With Brand New 919 Hybrid Race Car

It's been 16 years since a Porsche competed in the famed 24 Hours of Le Mans race, but next year the automaker is set to return with a hot new car that could just might dominate the competition. Last

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Ford Begins Testing Self-Driving Technology with Automated Fusion Hybrid Research Vehicle

Ford Begins Testing Self-Driving Technology with Automated Fusion Hybrid Research Vehicle

Ford just unveiled an automated Ford Fusion Hybrid research vehicle that will be used to evaluate future driverless vehicle technology. The vehicle is the next step in Ford's Blueprint for Mobility, and

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Photosynthesis Bike Purifies the Air as You Ride

Photosynthesis Bike Purifies the Air as You Ride

Biking to work is about to get a whole lot greener. Not only are bicycles better for the Earth than driving and a great way to keep in shape -- but a new bike concept recently unveiled by Bangkok-based

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Leonardo DiCaprio and Venturi Automobiles Unite to Launch the World’s First Electric Racing Series

Leonardo DiCaprio and Venturi Automobiles Unite to Launch the World’s First Electric Racing Series

Leonardo DiCaprio has long been an advocate of environmental ventures - and he just teamed up with Venturi Automobiles to launch the world's first electric vehicle racing series. If all goes as planned,

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UpSki Snow Parachute Ditches the Chairlifts for an Adrenaline-Filled Trip Up the Mountain

UpSki Snow Parachute Ditches the Chairlifts for an Adrenaline-Filled Trip Up the Mountain

For some winter sports fanatics, sitting on a chairlift is wasted time that could be better spent dominating the slopes. A team of designers in Colorado have invented the UpSki to offer skiers a fun and

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Construction Begins on the UK’s Greenest Bus Depot

Construction Begins on the UK’s Greenest Bus Depot

Work has commenced on the new eco-friendly bus facility in Glasgow. The new facility will provide enough space for up to 450 buses and more than 1,200 employees, making it the largest bus depot in the UK.

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