Green Transportation

AeroVelo Human-Powered Helicopter Wins Elusive $250,000 Sikorsky Prize!

AeroVelo Human-Powered Helicopter Wins Elusive $250,000 Sikorsky Prize!

Canadian startup Aerovelo just won the elusive $250,000 Sikorsky Prize with their incredible human-powered helicopter called Atlas! The Sikorsky rules—which were developed when the competition was

Read More >

INTERVIEW: Edison2′s Chief of Design Ron Mathis

INTERVIEW: Edison2′s Chief of Design Ron Mathis

Ron Mathis is the Chief of Design for Edison2 and has 30 years of experience in professional racing -- he's worked for the likes of Audi, Jaguar and Dodge. Right now he's helping to run a team of 70

Read More >

Tom Donhou Hits 80mph on Homemade Bicycle in Bid to Break Land Speed Record

Tom Donhou Hits 80mph on Homemade Bicycle in Bid to Break Land Speed Record

Londoner Tom Donhou reached the speed of 80 miles-per-hour on his homemade bike and came close to breaking the record cycling speed set by Fred Rompelberg back in 1995. Donhou pedaled behind his Ford

Read More >

Swiss Researchers 3D-Print Self-Assembling Helicopter Drones

Swiss Researchers 3D-Print Self-Assembling Helicopter Drones

Drones are a subject of hot debate, but a research team from Switzerland recently developed hovering plastic robots that are not only 3D-printed, but can also assemble themselves into a single unit. The

Read More >

California to Break Ground on the Nation’s First High-Speed Rail Line This Summer

California to Break Ground on the Nation’s First High-Speed Rail Line This Summer

Taiwanese Bullet Train Image via Shutterstock The Golden State is making history this summer by breaking ground on the United States' first high-speed rail (HSR) line. The new line, which is slated for

Read More >

Toyota Begins Testing Compact Winglet Personal Mobility Robot in Japan

Toyota Begins Testing Compact Winglet Personal Mobility Robot in Japan

Toyota has announced that it will begin public testing of the Winglet, a personal transport assistance robot that is ridden in a standing position, much like a Segway. Toyota says that the Winglet was

Read More >

Hyundai ix35: World’s First Production Fuel Cell Car Arrives in the UK

Hyundai ix35: World’s First Production Fuel Cell Car Arrives in the UK

The first hydrogen-powered fuel cell production vehicles will soon be arriving in the UK with the launch of the Hyundai ix35. Five of the groundbreaking vehicles will be part of the London Hydrogen

Read More >

Danish Researchers Develop More Climate Friendly Fuel Cells for Hydrogen Vehicles

Danish Researchers Develop More Climate Friendly Fuel Cells for Hydrogen Vehicles

When it comes to hydrogen fuel cells, they are worth their weight in platinum. A team of researchers at the Department of Chemistry at the University of Copehagen has developed technology that allows the

Read More >

Mission Motorcycles Rolls Out Super Fast R and RS Electric Super Bikes

Mission Motorcycles Rolls Out Super Fast R and RS Electric Super Bikes

Mission Motorcycles just announced that it is rolling out its latest all-electric superbikes - the Mission R and Mission RS. Both motorcycles are now available on reserve at select dealerships, and each

Read More >

Ford and Toyota End Collaboration on New Hybrid System for Light Trucks

Ford and Toyota End Collaboration on New Hybrid System for Light Trucks

In 2011 Ford and Toyota announced plans to partner on a new hybrid system for light trucks and SUVs, but after completing a feasibility study on the partnership, the two automakers have decided to part

Read More >

100% Electric Cars Are Now Outselling Plug-in Hybrids in the US

100% Electric Cars Are Now Outselling Plug-in Hybrids in the US

Photo via Shutterstock Range anxiety isn't holding back the electric car. Sales figures are in for the first half of 2013, and they show that 100% electric cars, buoyed by the Tesla Model S and Nissan

Read More >

Rubbee Electric Drive Gives a Boost to Any Pedal-Powered Bike

Rubbee Electric Drive Gives a Boost to Any Pedal-Powered Bike

Today's electric bikes represent a great alternative to traditional pedal-powered bikes, especially when you're traversing a hill or on a hot summer day. The biggest drawback is the larger investment over

Read More >

Mercedes Unveils Solar-Powered ‘Vision’ Golf Cart of the Future

Mercedes Unveils Solar-Powered ‘Vision’ Golf Cart of the Future

Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the Vision, which the automaker is touting as the golf cart of the future. Today's golf carts rarely set hearts on fire with their slab sided minimalistic designs, but the

Read More >

Ford Becomes the First Automaker to Join a Voluntary Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program in India

Ford Becomes the First Automaker to Join a Voluntary Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program in India

In an effort to stabilize carbon dioxide emissions, Ford has announced that it is the first automaker to join a voluntary greenhouse gas reporting program in India. Ford already voluntarily reports

Read More >

This Souped-Up GM EV2 Can Go 400 miles on a Single Charge!

This Souped-Up GM EV2 Can Go 400 miles on a Single Charge!

What would have happened if GM's EV1 electric car wasn't killed in 2003? Electric drag car racer, John Wayland, aka Plasma Boy, brings this question to light with the EV2, a second generation electric

Read More >

BMW Announces 2014 i3 Electric Vehicle Pricing Starts at $42,275

BMW Announces 2014 i3 Electric Vehicle Pricing Starts at $42,275

We're still a week from the official debut of the 2014 i3 electric vehicle, but BMW just announced that the EV will launch at a starting price point of $42,275 before any state or federal tax incentives.

Read More >

Honda’s New Hybrid Powertrain for Small Cars Gets 86 MPG in Japan

Honda’s New Hybrid Powertrain for Small Cars Gets 86 MPG in Japan

Today the hybrid car market is largely dominated by Toyota and most recently Ford - but Honda is getting ready to enter the segment in full force with new models like the upcoming 2014 Accord hybrid. The

Read More >

Airplane Winglets Will Save United $200 Million per Year in Fuel Costs

Airplane Winglets Will Save United $200 Million per Year in Fuel Costs

Increasing the fuel efficiency of a commercial jet doesn’t have to mean reworking the entire fuel system. Airlines like United have been installing simple winglets onto their existing fleet, which helps

Read More >

New Report Shows More Efficient Urban Transportation Could Save the World $70 Trillion

New Report Shows More Efficient Urban Transportation Could Save the World $70 Trillion

Photo from Shutterstock Transportation accounts for half of the world's oil consumption and about a fifth of the world's total energy use - and 40% of those resources are used for urban transportation.

Read More >

Top 6 Green Bike Accessories for a Safer, More Comfortable Ride

Top 6 Green Bike Accessories for a Safer, More Comfortable Ride

Pixio Solar-Powered Bike Light by Rydon When sharing the road with cars, it's important for cyclists to remain highly visible at all times. Whether it's early morning, twilight, or the dead of night, a

Read More >

Air-Breathing SABRE Rocket Could Allow Aircrafts to Cruise at Five Times the Speed of Sound

Air-Breathing SABRE Rocket Could Allow Aircrafts to Cruise at Five Times the Speed of Sound

Reaction Engines, a UK-based company, has been given $90.6 million by the government to produce an air-breathing engine that, if successful, would allow aircraft to go directly into space and cruise at

Read More >

Elon Musk to Unveil Ultra High-Speed Hyperloop Train Plans by August 12

Elon Musk to Unveil Ultra High-Speed Hyperloop Train Plans by August 12

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors and SpaceX just announced plans to unveil the high-speed Hyperloop transportation system under an open source license by August 12th, 2013. The futuristic transportation

Read More >

Project Outfit Is a Series of Modern Mountain Bikes Designed for Paraplegics

Project Outfit Is a Series of Modern Mountain Bikes Designed for Paraplegics

Project Outfit was designed with a broad outlook on the outside world and the goal of recapturing the sense of freedom that comes with being able to move without limitations. The project is the new

Read More >

Attack of the Self-Driving Cars Infographic Explores the Future of Autonomous Vehicles

Attack of the Self-Driving Cars Infographic Explores the Future of Autonomous Vehicles

From Volvo and Volkswagen to Google and beyond, researchers around the world are working on self-driving cars that could make your morning commute safer, less stressful, and more eco friendly. But is the

Read More >

The Be.e Electric Scooter is a Lightweight Ride Made From Compressed Plants

The Be.e Electric Scooter is a Lightweight Ride Made From Compressed Plants

In comparison with a car or truck, a scooter is a pretty green ride. They are lightweight, use less fuel, and are far easier to park. Yet, no matter how environmentally friendly they may seem, there is

Read More >

SDA Unveils Gorgeous Solar-Charging Canopy for the Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid

SDA Unveils Gorgeous Solar-Charging Canopy for the Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid

The basis of Pure Tension's design is that of a tension tent: stress applied equally from all angles of a structure helps to keep the canopy taut and standing erect. SDA's approach was to use the car’s

Read More >

Tesla Shares Hit All Time High as the Electric Car Company Heads to the Nasdaq 100

Tesla Shares Hit All Time High as the Electric Car Company Heads to the Nasdaq 100

The Tesla Motors success story keeps getting better - this week shares of the electric car maker reached an all-time high after it was revealed that Tesla will soon be added to the Nasdaq 100 index.

Read More >

Electrolyte E-Bike Conceals its Electric Parts for a Clean, Traditional Design

Electrolyte E-Bike Conceals its Electric Parts for a Clean, Traditional Design

Electric bikes continue to offer an attractive alternative to traditional human-powered bikes, but one of the big trade-offs is the bulky electric drivetrain that has to be bolted on. The electric motor

Read More >

Andro Launches Crowdfunding Campaign to Bring the MOVEO Foldable Electric Scooter to the Streets

Andro Launches Crowdfunding Campaign to Bring the MOVEO Foldable Electric Scooter to the Streets

If you think foldable bikes are great for commuting, you will love the idea of cruising the city on a foldable electric scooter. The MOVEO collapsible vehicle weighs only 25kg and can be wheeled as a

Read More >

Investors to Buy Bankrupt Israeli Electric Car Company Better Place

Investors to Buy Bankrupt Israeli Electric Car Company Better Place

This spring, one year after rolling out an extensive vehicle charging network in Israel, electric car company Better Place filed for bankruptcy. Better Place was the first major electric car maker in the

Read More >

  • Read Inhabitat

  • Search Categories

  • Recent Posts

  • Recent Comments

  • Browse by Keyword

get the free Inhabitat newsletter

Submit this form
popular today
all time
most commented
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
What are you looking for? (Solar, HVAC, etc.)
Where are you located?