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PHOTOS: Europe’s Grass-Lined Green Railways = Good Urban Design

PHOTOS: Europe’s Grass-Lined Green Railways = Good Urban Design

Photo via Shutterstock Much like green roofs, these swaths of green provide a host of benefits to any urban area, like reducing urban heat island effect, providing a permeable surface for storm water

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VIDEO: Boston ‘Bike Czar’ Nicole Freedman Talks Bike-Share & Urban Cycling

VIDEO: Boston ‘Bike Czar’ Nicole Freedman Talks Bike-Share & Urban Cycling

For years, the city of Boston has been considered one of the WORST cities in the world for biking - with no bike lanes to speak of and crazy drivers. Nicole Freedman, Boston's new 'Bike Czar' is hoping to

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Toyota Prius Pulls into Third Place in Worldwide Auto Sales

Toyota Prius Pulls into Third Place in Worldwide Auto Sales

Toyota’s vaunted Prius line is racing into third place in total cars sold worldwide, proving that, far from being a niche market, hybrid technology is as mainstream as it gets. The news comes soon

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Tesla’s Model S Electric Sedan Will be Powered by Ultra-Efficient Panasonic Batteries

Tesla’s Model S Electric Sedan Will be Powered by Ultra-Efficient Panasonic Batteries

This morning Tesla Motors announced that their new Model S electric sedan will be powered by top of the line lithium-ion batteries provided by the Panasonic Corporation. The collaboration is part of

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Russia Green Lights $65 Billion Siberia-Alaska Rail and Tunnel to Bridge the Bering Strait!

Russia Green Lights $65 Billion Siberia-Alaska Rail and Tunnel to Bridge the Bering Strait!

In what could certainly be one of the boldest infrastructure developments ever announced, the Russian Government has given the go-ahead to build a transcontinental railway linking Siberia with North

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Cadillac Converj Plug-In EV Gets Green Light for Production in 2013

Cadillac Converj Plug-In EV Gets Green Light for Production in 2013

Rumor has it, the Cadillac Converj luxury coupe has been approved for production - again. After wowing the crowds at the Detroit Auto Show in January 2009, and enduring an on-again off-again release deal

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Suzuki’s Electric “Every” Van Launches in Japan for Real-World Testing

Suzuki’s Electric “Every” Van Launches in Japan for Real-World Testing

Suzuki recently launched the “Every” van - the Japanese car manufacturer’s first foray into battery-powered transportation. Suzuki is playing it safe, however; only 13 of the plug-in Every vans have

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VIDEO: Inhabitat Interviews Henrik Fisker, Founder of Fisker Automotive and Designer of the Karma

VIDEO: Inhabitat Interviews Henrik Fisker, Founder of Fisker Automotive and Designer of the Karma

Car designer and entrepreneur Henrik Fisker made his name in the car industry designing the highest of the high-end luxury cars for BMW and Aston Martin. After making waves in the auto industry with

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INHABITAT INTERVIEW: John Viera of Ford Motor Company

INHABITAT INTERVIEW: John Viera of Ford Motor Company

John Viera has made a name for himself as a pioneer for the green movement within the automotive industry. As Ford Motor Company's Director of Sustainable Business Strategies, he has been building a new

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Keystone Parkway Is the Greenest Highway Intersection in the US

Keystone Parkway Is the Greenest Highway Intersection in the US

The suburban city of Carmel, Indiana has built a double teardrop roundabout that could very well be the greenest highway intersection in the United States. It’s a compelling solution to the various

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Volvo Developing the World’s Fastest Hybrid Truck

Volvo Developing the World’s Fastest Hybrid Truck

This is one competition we never thought we’d see: Volvo Trucks is reportedly developing a diesel-electric hybrid truck dubbed the “Mean Green.” Going forward in a green way, the famed

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200MPH Bullet Trains to Connect Frankfurt, London, Amsterdam

200MPH Bullet Trains to Connect Frankfurt, London, Amsterdam

Good news for European jet-setters: traveling from the U.K. to Germany and Holland is about to get a whole lot easier. German rail company Deutsche Bahn is in the testing stages for a cross-channel bullet

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Fast-Charging Electric Buses Coming to Southern California

Fast-Charging Electric Buses Coming to Southern California

Southern California isn't exactly known for having the best public transportation system, but Foothill Transit, a public transportation agency in the San Gabriel/Pomona area, is about to get an impressive

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Porsche Confirms Plan to Develop All-Electric Vehicles

Porsche Confirms Plan to Develop All-Electric Vehicles

Sports car manufacturers have been lining up left and right to bring their own brand of electric vehicles to the market, so it comes as no surprise that Porsche is finally joining in with a few

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Tesla Working on Electric RAV4, Lexus RX Prototypes for Toyota

Tesla Working on Electric RAV4, Lexus RX Prototypes for Toyota

Remember how Toyota announced last month that it plans to build an electric vehicle with Tesla? It looks like things are moving relatively quickly--at least compared to Tesla's normally turtle-like 

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The World’s Slowest Porsche is Pedal-Powered

The World’s Slowest Porsche is Pedal-Powered

Why ride a bike when you can cruise down the street in a pedal-powered Porsche? The Ferdinand GT3 RSX, designed by artist Hannes Langeder, scraps the Porsche's snazzy engine to make a lightweight,

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The Unicab EV Could be New York’s Taxi of Tomorrow

The Unicab EV Could be New York’s Taxi of Tomorrow

Think it’s time for New York City to update its cab design? The New York Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) has been hunting for the so-called “taxi of tomorrow” — a cab that

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Electric “Dynacar” Goes From Zero to 87 MPH in 10 Seconds

Electric “Dynacar” Goes From Zero to 87 MPH in 10 Seconds

Photo courtesy of Physorg A new electric concept vehicle puts race cars to shame. Spain's Tecnalia Technological Corporation recently unveiled the Dynacar, an electric car than can go from zero to 87

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Epyon Opens Europe’s First Commercial Fast-Charging EV Station

Epyon Opens Europe’s First Commercial Fast-Charging EV Station

Good news for European electric vehicle fans--a company called Epyon recently opened Europe's first commercial fast-charging station in the Netherlands. The system can reportedly pump out 50 kilowatts of

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Finland Unveils RaceAbout All-Electric Supercar

Finland Unveils RaceAbout All-Electric Supercar

Competition is heating up for the Progressive X-Prize, and the latest super-efficient green vehicle to be rolled out is Finland's Electric RaceAbout (ERA) EV. Recently unveiled by the Helsinki Metropolia

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TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: The “Bug” Urban Electric Concept Mini-Car

TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: The “Bug” Urban Electric Concept Mini-Car

This mini concept car, designed by Brazilian designer Ricardo Fedrizzi, is all electric, meaning it has zero emissions. The “Bug” is a super cute two-seater vehicle meant for puttering around

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The YikeBike: A Fascinating New Form of Urban Transportation

The YikeBike: A Fascinating New Form of Urban Transportation

Two wheeled urban transportation has never been so effortless, portable, or head turning. Hitting streets in carbon-fiber black, the YikeBike, provides an electric drive train that allows users to sit up

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Sanyo Installs Solar Parking Lots in Japan for Electric Hybrid Bicycles

Sanyo Installs Solar Parking Lots in Japan for Electric Hybrid Bicycles

Solar charging stations for cars? Been there, done that. Now Sanyo has completed two solar parking lot charging stations in Japan for its “Eneloop” hybrid electric bikes–and the company

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New Ford Interceptor Police Car is 25% More Fuel Efficient

New Ford Interceptor Police Car is 25% More Fuel Efficient

Keep your eyes peeled for this police car in your rear view mirror - the Ford Interceptor, which is a completely badass upgrade from the out-of-date Crown Victoria. Ford debuted its new model last Friday

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German Fishing Boat Flies Giant Kite to Save Fuel

German Fishing Boat Flies Giant Kite to Save Fuel

Michael Kooren for Reuters With the cost (both financial and environmental) of fuel these days, everyone is trying to cut back in whatever ways they can. If you're talking boats, you can always go

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Ferrari Unveils 599 HY-KERS Hybrid Supercar

Ferrari Unveils 599 HY-KERS Hybrid Supercar

The 2010 Geneva Auto Show is showcasing some incredible green machines, with scores of auto manufacturers including Porsche and Lotus rolling out fuel-efficient vehicles. The latest to step up to the

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918 Spyder is Porsche’s First Ever Plug In Hybrid Electric Car

918 Spyder is Porsche’s First Ever Plug In Hybrid Electric Car

Photos via Autoblog Porsche recently blew everyone at the Geneva Auto Show out of the water with their freshly unveiled electric concept car - their first plug-in hybrid ever. Dubbed the 918 Spyder,

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New York Gets Its First Solar Electric Vehicle Charging Station

New York Gets Its First Solar Electric Vehicle Charging Station

We have great news for green-eyed New Yorkers who have been coveting San Francisco's sophisticated electric vehicle charging systems. Beautiful Earth Group, a New York-based sustainable energy company,

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Top 5 Green Cars at the LA Auto Show!

Top 5 Green Cars at the LA Auto Show!

The LA Auto Show is off and running, and Inhabitat was on the scene earlier this week to witness the unveiling of all the lean, green rides on display. Throughout the show we were struck by the array of

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Forget Tesla: The Maniwa Wooden Car is a Real Green Supervehicle

Forget Tesla: The Maniwa Wooden Car is a Real Green Supervehicle

We come across plenty of slick green cars in our daily treks across the Internet, but the Maniwa wooden sports car takes the cake as the simplest. The vehicle, which was designed and handbuilt by wood

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