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Electric vehicle sales in the UK soar 366% in the first quarter of 2015

Electric vehicle sales in the UK soar 366% in the first quarter of 2015

UK research firm Business Green has announced that electric vehicle sales have grown a whopping 366% percent in the first part of 2015. This leap in the direction of green and sustainable transportation

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Tesla’s upcoming Model 3 will be a family of electric vehicles

Tesla’s upcoming Model 3 will be a family of electric vehicles

The world is eagerly awaiting Tesla's mass-market Model 3 and although we've yet to see the $35,000 electric car, Tesla has just revealed that it will be offered in more than one body style. During a

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Is BMW planning an all-electric SUV to rival the Tesla Model X?

Is BMW planning an all-electric SUV to rival the Tesla Model X?

Ever since the BMW i3 and i8 electric cars arrived last year, there has been a lot of speculation about what other models BMW could introduce to the electric i-sub brand. There have been several reports

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The world’s fastest bike can go over 80 miles per hour

The world’s fastest bike can go over 80 miles per hour

Cyclists roll through Copenhagen, one of the world's greatest cycling cities, at an average speed of 10 miles per hour (15.5km/h). Imagine them flying along at more than four times faster without any

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Electric bikes could be the key to getting more people to bike commute

Electric bikes could be the key to getting more people to bike commute

Even though the benefits of cycle commuting are well known, actually getting organized enough to do it can be a pain. You have to plan, carry extra gear, and often need to shower and change when you

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INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Talks With Swifty Scooters Creative Director Jason Iftakhar

INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Talks With Swifty Scooters Creative Director Jason Iftakhar

 Jason and Camilla Iftakhar INHABITAT: Tell us a bit about your background in eco-design. What made you decide to focus on scooters? I was first introduced to the concept of sustainability and eco

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Elon Musk says Tesla Model X will arrive as early as this September

Elon Musk says Tesla Model X will arrive as early as this September

As per usual, Tesla CEO Elon Musk was full of exciting news at the annual shareholders meeting, held on Tuesday in Mountain View, California. The pinnacle of his speech was an update on the long-awaited

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New self-healing material could repair airplanes in mid-flight

New self-healing material could repair airplanes in mid-flight

First there were video phones and the along came self-driving cars. Now, it looks like another sci-fi cliche, self-healing technology, is set to become a part of everyday life. Scientists at the

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EPA announces plans to limit airplane emissions

EPA announces plans to limit airplane emissions

Although the cost of airfare has declined dramatically since the late 1970s, an invisible cost of flying is rising as more travelers take to the skies. Aviation currently accounts for only 2 percent of

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Surfer Gary Linden and Jose Cuervo create the world’s first 100% agave surfboard

Surfer Gary Linden and Jose Cuervo create the world’s first 100% agave surfboard

Born out of passion, adventure and the never-ending commitment to positive social impact, Jose Cuervo Tradicional has unveiled the world’s first sustainable, 100% Agave surfboard in partnership with

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2016 Volvo XC90 T8 plug-in hybrid impresses with seven seats and a 59 MPGe rating

2016 Volvo XC90 T8 plug-in hybrid impresses with seven seats and a 59 MPGe rating

If you aren’t quite ready to make the jump to a full electric car, a plug-in hybrid might be your best option, since it starts with a traditional hybrid powertrain, but adds the capability for limited

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Tesla co-founder Ian Wright is transforming garbage trucks into electric green machines

Tesla co-founder Ian Wright is transforming garbage trucks into electric green machines

Ian Wright is one of the co-founders of Tesla who doesn’t often make headlines, especially since he left the electric car company in 2005 when it was still a startup. His latest venture, Wrightspeed, is

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All-electric flying bicycle takes to the skies in first manned flight

All-electric flying bicycle takes to the skies in first manned flight

Flying bikes have come a long way since Steven Spielberg sent Eliot flying towards the moon in E.T; notably, there are some very real, Hollywood-SFX-free ones in development. Aeroflex's Hoverbike has so

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LINDO Smart is a quirky electric car designed to take on city traffic jams

LINDO Smart is a quirky electric car designed to take on city traffic jams

Here in the U.S. you probably have a higher chance of seeing a unicorn than a small three-wheeled rickshaw, like the Piaggio Tuk Tuk, but in several countries around the world, small rickshaws are the

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This 3D-printed titanium bike has vibrating handlebars to give you directions

This 3D-printed titanium bike has vibrating handlebars to give you directions

Designed by Portland-based company Industry, in partnership with Ti Cycles, the 'Solid' bike is intended as the "ultimate urban utility bike", and the world's "first connected, 3d-printed titanium

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Elon Musk defends $4.9 billion in government subsidies

Elon Musk defends $4.9 billion in government subsidies

Elon Musk’s has built an empire through innovation in electric car, solar and space technology, but it now looks like his success has been supported by roughly $4.9 billion in government subsidies.

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Hyperloop CEO says the 700mph ride could be free for passengers

Hyperloop CEO says the 700mph ride could be free for passengers

The Hyperloop track proposed to offer super-speed travel between San Francisco and Los Angeles has to be one of the most exciting projects slated for the coming decade. In concept, the ultra-high-speed

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Bad weather forces Solar Impulse to make unscheduled stop in Japan

Bad weather forces Solar Impulse to make unscheduled stop in Japan

Over the weekend, Solar Impulse finally departed from China to begin its five-day, five-night solar-powered journey across the Pacific Ocean. This leg of the round-the-world expedition had been delayed

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Texas upholds ban on Tesla’s direct car sales model

Texas upholds ban on Tesla’s direct car sales model

  In many states, Tesla’s direct sales model has brought on legal challenges. Most recently, the electric car company has been doing battle in Texas, where existing laws prohibit direct sales.

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Sun-powered Solar Impulse begins longest, most dangerous leg of round-the-world flight

Sun-powered Solar Impulse begins longest, most dangerous leg of round-the-world flight

Solar Impulse 2, solar-powered aircraft with room for only one person, lifted off from China at 2:39am local time May 31, beginning the five-day journey across the Pacific Ocean to Hawaii. This news comes

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World’s tallest and longest glass bridge announced for China’s Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon

World’s tallest and longest glass bridge announced for China’s Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon

Hunan Province in China has commissioned Israeli firm Haim Dotan to design a completely transparent bridge across the Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon. The structure, meant to be built out of glass, would span

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Tesla’s new pop-up shipping container store fits on a flatbed truck

Tesla’s new pop-up shipping container store fits on a flatbed truck

Tesla has had a bit of a rough road when it has come to selling its own electric cars. But they have come up with a new idea that is almost as inventive as their cars and batteries. The new store, called

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Self-parking Volvo crashes into people because owner forgot to buy feature that brakes for humans

Self-parking Volvo crashes into people because owner forgot to buy feature that brakes for humans

There are many plausible reasons to believe that self-driving cars are safer than those operated exclusively by humans—Google's recent announcement that the 11 incidents its autonomous autos have been

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HueRay’s rechargeable bike grip lights protect cyclists from the side

HueRay’s rechargeable bike grip lights protect cyclists from the side

Today, HueRay! is launching a Kickstarter campaign to fund the pilot run of its flagship product, revolutionary light emitting bicycle grips. HueRay! aims to deliver safety, comfort and style to the

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Uber’s test car for self-driving research spotted on the streets of Pittsburgh

Uber’s test car for self-driving research spotted on the streets of Pittsburgh

Readers may be familiar with the self-driving car, an emerging technology that offers both promise and peril. Google is perhaps the most high-profile developer of self-driving technology, though it is far

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Audi unveils self-driving R8 e-tron electric car at CES Asia

Audi unveils self-driving R8 e-tron electric car at CES Asia

Audi has just unveiled its latest autonomous concept car - the R8 e-tron piloted driving concept at the CES Asia show in Shanghai, China. The R8 e-tron piloted driving concept is based on the fully

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Poop-powered bus breaks world speed record

Poop-powered bus breaks world speed record

PLEASE ADD HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0SLywYl_zI   The UK's poop-powered bus has set a speed record for a regular service bus with a top speed of 76.8 miles per hour (123.5kph).

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Watch this man set the world record for farthest hoverboard flight

Watch this man set the world record for farthest hoverboard flight

Catalin Alexandru Duru, an inventor from Canada, set the world’s record recently for the longest flight by hoverboard. Ever since Marty McFly surfed the streets of Hill Valley on a hoverboard, everyone

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FitDesk Lets You Pedal Your Way to Fitness While You Work

FitDesk Lets You Pedal Your Way to Fitness While You Work

Telecommuting saves workers money on subway or gas costs while conserving energy - but it can also mean less exercise. The folks at FitDesk have a solution - a brilliant bicycle/desk that combines work

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Portland shuts down a car lane to make room for more cyclists

Portland shuts down a car lane to make room for more cyclists

The city of Portland, Oregon is giving the city's bikers and pedestrians, if only for a little while. As of Friday (May 22) and through June 5, the city is creating “pop-up” bike and pedestrian lanes

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