Green Transportation

GreenWing International’s eSpyder Electric Airplane is Finally Here and It Costs Just Under $40K

GreenWing International’s eSpyder Electric Airplane is Finally Here and It Costs Just Under $40K

Fans of electric aviation rejoice - GreenWing International's eSpyder plane just hit the market, and it costs just under $40,000. The plane comes as a DIY kit that you have to build like a model airplane

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INFOGRAPHIC: Inside Elon Musk’s Hyperloop – Will It Be the 5th Form of Transportation?

INFOGRAPHIC: Inside Elon Musk’s Hyperloop – Will It Be the 5th Form of Transportation?

Sometime today, billionaire entrepreneur and inventor Elon Musk is expected to unveil the Alpha design of the Hyperloop, a high-speed train that promises travel at twice the speed of a commercial

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The MakerPlane is an Open-Source Two-Seater Aircraft That Costs Only $15,000

The MakerPlane is an Open-Source Two-Seater Aircraft That Costs Only $15,000

If you are a model plane aficionado or simply got bored on tinkering away on an old junker in the garage, the MakerPlane might be the perfect project. Able to be made for $15,000, the two-seater airplane

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Japanese Government and Auto Industry Team Up on $1.025 Billion EV Charging Plan

Japanese Government and Auto Industry Team Up on $1.025 Billion EV Charging Plan

Japan is pushing an ambitious $1.025 billion (100.5 Yuen) plan to install a national electric vehicle charging infrastructure powered by renewable energy, and the government is enlisting the help of the

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Man Attempts 1,200 Mile Journey in Solar-Powered ELF Bike/Car

Man Attempts 1,200 Mile Journey in Solar-Powered ELF Bike/Car

Organic Transit's ELF has grown from a Kickstarter project into an amazing personal transit vehicle, and now a 65-year-old man from Cambridge is attempting to ride the 1,200 miles from Durham, North

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How will Elon Musk’s 600mph Hyperloop Train Work?

How will Elon Musk’s 600mph Hyperloop Train Work?

Billionaire inventor and entrepreneur Elon Musk wants to transport you from Los Angeles to San Francisco at a speed of 600 miles per hour. To do this, he is proposing to create a high speed train system

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BMW Unveils New 2014 i3 Electric Vehicle in New York City!

BMW Unveils New 2014 i3 Electric Vehicle in New York City!

Earlier this morning, BMW unveiled the brand new 2014 i3 at an exclusive event in New York City - and Inhabitat was on the scene to get a first look at this hot all-electric vehicle! The i3 will be the

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Phyto Kinetic: Green-Roofed Buses Add a Breath of Fresh Air to the Urban Jungle

Phyto Kinetic: Green-Roofed Buses Add a Breath of Fresh Air to the Urban Jungle

How would you like to be transported to work in a moving garden? If Marc Granen has anything to do with it, you may be able to. The landscape artist, who we discovered through Urban Gardens, has developed

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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