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83 MPH Dutch Bike Sets New World Speed Record!

83 MPH Dutch Bike Sets New World Speed Record!

The Netherlands is already known as a bicycling paradise, but from this moment on, the European country can also lay claim to the world's fastest bicyclist! Dutchman Sebastiaan Bowier broke the world

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New BLAZE Bike Light Uses Lasers to Keeps Cyclists Safe at Night

New BLAZE Bike Light Uses Lasers to Keeps Cyclists Safe at Night

As bike use rises around the world, cycling injuries and fatalities have increased as well. British design student Emily Brooke was concerned to hear that 79 percent of accidents in the UK occur when

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GM Aims to Compete with Tesla with 200 Mile, $30,000 Electric Car

GM Aims to Compete with Tesla with 200 Mile, $30,000 Electric Car

Image via Shutterstock Watch out Tesla - a General Motors executive just revealed that GM is working to develop an electric car with a 200 mile range that will be available for around $30,000. Vice

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Scotland to Ban Petrol and Diesel Cars from City Centers by 2050

Scotland to Ban Petrol and Diesel Cars from City Centers by 2050

Ilia Torlin / Shutterstock.com The Scottish government just unveiled plans to ban petrol and diesel cars from the nation's city centers. With incentives planned to boost ownership of electric and

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Norway’s GPS Electric Vehicle Charging System Helps Drivers Locate the Nearest Charger

Norway’s GPS Electric Vehicle Charging System Helps Drivers Locate the Nearest Charger

Researchers at the Norwegian organization SINTEF are working to eliminate the biggest obstacle to selling electric cars - the fear that batteries will run flat before their car reaches the nearest

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Giant Lane-Straddling Land Airbus Could be Coming to China

Giant Lane-Straddling Land Airbus Could be Coming to China

Three years ago the 3D Fast Bus got everybody excited about the prospect of a lane-straddling bus that would eliminate traffic congestion by traveling over lines of cars. Now, as Treehugger reports, TBS

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Formula E Unveils Blazing Fast Spark-Renault Electric Race Car

Formula E Unveils Blazing Fast Spark-Renault Electric Race Car

Electric cars are going vroom. Earlier this week, FIA President Jean Todt and Formula E Holdings CEO Alejandro Agag revealed the new Spark-Renault SRT_01E fully electric single-seat racecar on the opening

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Volkswagen’s New 2015 e-Golf EV Electrifies the Golf Lineup

Volkswagen’s New 2015 e-Golf EV Electrifies the Golf Lineup

Volkswagen continues to expand its Golf lineup while increasing its presence in the electric vehicle segment. This week at the Frankfurt Motor Show VW unveiled the 2015 e-Golf, which is an all-electric

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Average New Car Fuel Economy Rises to Record 24.9 MPG

Average New Car Fuel Economy Rises to Record 24.9 MPG

The Obama Administration's aggressive fuel economy standards appear to be paying off. A multi-year study from the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute finds that the average

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The FreeBike Project Leases Bikes to Students at No Cost

The FreeBike Project Leases Bikes to Students at No Cost

After paying for tuition, books and accommodation throughout college, the word "free" sounds like sweet music to the ears of any student. The FreeBike Project not only allow students on campuses across

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FCV-R Concept Previews Toyota’s 2015 Fuel Cell Hybrid Vehicle

FCV-R Concept Previews Toyota’s 2015 Fuel Cell Hybrid Vehicle

Toyota is going to give the world another preview of its upcoming fuel cell hybrid vehicle at the Frankfurt Motor Show with the FCV-R concept. The FCV-R concept is a preview of Toyota's first

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E-NV200 Zero Emissions Van Will be Nissan’s Second EV When it Arrives in 2014

E-NV200 Zero Emissions Van Will be Nissan’s Second EV When it Arrives in 2014

Small delivery vans spend countless hours delivering packages all over city centers - however they also deliver harmful emissions into the atmosphere. Well, Nissan is set to offer an alternative when the

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Streamlined Caravisio Camper Lets You Live Luxuriously on the Road

Streamlined Caravisio Camper Lets You Live Luxuriously on the Road

The Caravisio comes at a time when interest in caravan traveling is dwindling. According to Tabbert, the registration for camper vans in Europe is at an all-time low, and many believe that it's an

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BMW Unveils Production i8 Plug-in Hybrid Sports Car; Arrives Next Spring for $135,925

BMW Unveils Production i8 Plug-in Hybrid Sports Car; Arrives Next Spring for $135,925

After years of development BMW just unveiled the official production model of its 2015 i8 plug-in hybrid sports car at the Frankfurt Motor Show! The i8's efficient, yet powerful plug-in hybrid powertrain

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Hankook’s Revolutionary Airless i-Flex Tire is Puncture-Proof and 95% Recyclable

Hankook’s Revolutionary Airless i-Flex Tire is Puncture-Proof and 95% Recyclable

Unlike the automobile, the pneumatic car tire has undergone little innovation over the past 100 years. Now Korean manufacturer Hankook is giving the humble wheel a makeover with the i-Flex, an airless

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August a Record Month for U.S. Electric Vehicle Sales

August a Record Month for U.S. Electric Vehicle Sales

August was the best month ever for U.S. sales of 100 percent electric vehicles (EV), plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) and conventional hybrids. EV sales increased 457.48 percent compared to August

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NTS Works’ 2×4 Cargo Bike Travels 10,000 Miles on $30 of Electricity

NTS Works’ 2×4 Cargo Bike Travels 10,000 Miles on $30 of Electricity

Described as a vehicle that "rides like a bicycle and works like a pick-up truck," the 2x4 from NTS Works provides an efficient and safe option for urban couriers. The electric cargo bike can carry up to

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The Biomimicry Manual: What can the Frigate Bird Teach Us about Flight?

The Biomimicry Manual: What can the Frigate Bird Teach Us about Flight?

The frigate bird is a powerful and aggressive seabird, with a deserved reputation as the pirate of the high seas. One of world's fastest birds, he swoops and soars up to 100 miles an hour, spending up to

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Mercedes-Benz’ Self-Driving Car Completes First Autonomous Cross Country Trip!

Mercedes-Benz’ Self-Driving Car Completes First Autonomous Cross Country Trip!

Mercedes-Benz just announced that it completed the first autonomous cross country and inner city trip in its self-driving S 500 Intelligent Drive research vehicle! The vehicle was able to drive from

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Detroit Electric Moves Production of the SP:01 Electric Car from Detroit to Holland

Detroit Electric Moves Production of the SP:01 Electric Car from Detroit to Holland

Although Detroit Electric shares its name with the famous Michigan city, the automaker is reportedly going to kick off production of its new SP:01 electric car in Holland. Production of the SP:01 was

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Smart Fourjoy Electric Concept Car Unveiled Ahead of its Frankfurt Motor Show Debut

Smart Fourjoy Electric Concept Car Unveiled Ahead of its Frankfurt Motor Show Debut

Smart has unveiled its newest concept car, the fourjoy concept, which is slated to debut next week at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The compact four-seater is an electric concept car that previews the next

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Tesla is Sucking Up the World’s Lithium Ion Battery Supply, Kick Starting Cell Production

Tesla is Sucking Up the World’s Lithium Ion Battery Supply, Kick Starting Cell Production

Green Car Reports says that Tesla is on track to deploy more than 1.6 million kilowatt-hour worth of batteries in 21,000 cars this year, and so far the electric carmaker has already sold 14,000 of its

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World’s Largest Solar-Powered Boat Lands in London, Completes Gulf Stream Environmental Study

World’s Largest Solar-Powered Boat Lands in London, Completes Gulf Stream Environmental Study

Earlier this June, the transatlantic speed record-holding solar catamaran was converted into a scientific platform to collect data between on the Gulf Stream between Oostende and London. The researchers

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America’s Top 10 Greenest Universities of 2013

America’s Top 10 Greenest Universities of 2013

10. University of California, Santa Barbara Forty-four of the buildings on campus at UC Santa Barbara are LEED certified and 47% of academic departments offer a class about sustainability, totaling 321

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TEST DRIVE: The 2013 Lexus ES 300h Hybrid is Full of Surprises

TEST DRIVE: The 2013 Lexus ES 300h Hybrid is Full of Surprises

For the 2013 model year Lexus has completely revamped its ES, which is now in its sixth generation. The big news for the popular Lexus sedan is the addition of the new hybrid version and the fact that for

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Barcelona Launches First Public Electric Scooter Sharing Scheme

Barcelona Launches First Public Electric Scooter Sharing Scheme

What’s the secret to making a cool and sustainable city? Bike sharing schemes have been the flavor of the decade, spreading far and wide from Copenhagen to Buenos Aires. But Barcelona is leading the

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Bike Share Revolution: U.S. Fleet More than Doubles in 2013

Bike Share Revolution: U.S. Fleet More than Doubles in 2013

San Francisco's launch of Bay Area Bike Share has pushed the United States bicycle sharing fleet above 18,000, more than double the number of bikes in service since the beginning of the year. Bay Area

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INDEX Award Winner: Life-Saving “Smart” Highways Can Charge Electric Vehicles on the Go

INDEX Award Winner: Life-Saving “Smart” Highways Can Charge Electric Vehicles on the Go

Designed in collaboration with Heijmans Infrastructure, a Dutch multinational development company, Smart Highway aims to retrofit highways with innovative technology that can visually communicate

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2013 INDEX: Award Winners Unveiled! Designs to Improve Life Receive €500,000 Prize

2013 INDEX: Award Winners Unveiled! Designs to Improve Life Receive €500,000 Prize

Smart Highway While car technology has advanced by leaps and bounds in the past century, roads have remained basically unchanged since the late 1800s. Dutch designer Daan Roosegaard plans to change

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Testing Resumes for the Fastest-Ever Maglev Passenger Train in Japan

Testing Resumes for the Fastest-Ever Maglev Passenger Train in Japan

The trials for the world’s fastest magnetic-levitation train planned for Japan resumed yesterday, continuing work to extend the 24-kilometer test track built over five years by the Central Japan Railway

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