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TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: The A2B Electric Bike

TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: The A2B Electric Bike

What do you get when you cross a bicycle with an electric scooter? Probably something like Ultra Motor‘s “Light Electric Vehicle,” the A2B. Silent and stylish, the A2B is designed for

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Chocolate-Powered Race Car Made Out of Vegetables

Chocolate-Powered Race Car Made Out of Vegetables

If we told you that the formula race car of the future is powered by chocolate, features a body made from potatoes, and a steering wheel made from carrots, you might say we've been reading too many

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GM and Segway Announce Project P.U.M.A!

GM and Segway Announce Project P.U.M.A!

In one of the most incredible transportation announcements to date, General Motors and Segway have just released pics of a new battery powered two-wheeled vehicle! The vehicle, known as Project P.U.M.A,

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Solar Powered Bethany Race Car

Solar Powered Bethany Race Car

The World Solar Challenge across the Australian outback is coming up, and we're already seeing some truly incredible vehicles going for the gold. Take the Bethany, a solar powered vehicle designed by

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MIT Develops Virus-Powered Car Battery

MIT Develops Virus-Powered Car Battery

Battery technology is looking brighter (and more futuristic) than ever as researchers at MIT recently announced they have successfully engineered viruses to build both the positively and negatively

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The Tesla Model-S Revealed!

The Tesla Model-S Revealed!

After months of teasing, Tesla has finally announced the highly expected and hotly desired Tesla Model-S. In keeping with the Tesla Roadster, the Model-S is a gorgeous looking electric vehicle that is

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Greenbird Wind Powered Vehicle Breaks World Record!

Greenbird Wind Powered Vehicle Breaks World Record!

What would you expect the record speed for a wind powered vehicle to be? 30 miles per hour? 60 miles per hour? Try 126.1 miles per hour! That is the record set by Richard Jenkins this past weekend at the

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Toyota’s New Hybrid MR2 Revealed!

Toyota’s New Hybrid MR2 Revealed!

The Toyota MR2 sportscar is hitting the road, remade from its older version into a Prius-inspired hybrid vehicle. The new MR2 will draw inspiration (and technology) from the iconic Toyota Prius, with the

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Sunseeker II Solar Powered Plane Takes Off

Sunseeker II Solar Powered Plane Takes Off

The only manned solar-powered aircraft in the world, the Sunseeker II is slated to take off on a European flying tour after the popular e-flight expo on April 5th.  Following the success of the Sunseeker

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PlanetSolar Boat to Sail Around the World

PlanetSolar Boat to Sail Around the World

From the solar-powered vehicle that crossed Canada, to a wave-powered boat that took on the Pacific, we've seen many impressive feats accomplished by green vehicles. But now the crew at PlanetSolar is

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The Transforming Movito Electric Scooter

The Transforming Movito Electric Scooter

The Movito is an eco-friendly electric scooter that recently took top honors in NASA's Create the future Design Contest. Designed by Tai Chiem, the vehicle is propelled by a carbon-cutting in-wheel

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The Inizio Electric Supercar Takes Aim at Tesla

The Inizio Electric Supercar Takes Aim at Tesla

The New York International Auto Show is coming up, and the incredible prototypes are out in full force. First in line is EV Innovations, who will be showing off their gorgeous fully-electric Liv Inizio

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The 100MPG Lightning Hydraulic Hybrid Vehicle

The 100MPG Lightning Hydraulic Hybrid Vehicle

Loveland, Colorado-based Lightning Hybrids has its sights set on the $10 million automotive x-prize with a sleek biodiesel-fueled vehicle that they claim will break the 100MPG barrier for a production

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Factor001: The World’s Most Advanced Bicycle

Factor001: The World’s Most Advanced Bicycle

Formula 1 engineering firm BERU is currently working on the The Factor001, a pedal-powered speedster that is being touted as the world's most advanced bicycle. A marvel of modern engineering, the bike

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Top Five Greenest Vehicles at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show

Top Five Greenest Vehicles at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show

These days it seems that every car manufacturer in the world is desperately trying to green their entire line of vehicles, and nowhere was this trend more evident than at this year's Geneva Motor Show. We

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Solar Powered Revas Trek Across India

Solar Powered Revas Trek Across India

Trekking around India sounds like a great way to have an adventure. Trekking accross India in three solar powered Reva vehicles is an incredible way to have an adventure while raising awareness for

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TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: The Hydrogen Fuel Cell Tractor

TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: The Hydrogen Fuel Cell Tractor

When we were little, many of us were fascinated with the big machines that make our world go round. Although we may have forgotten about them, New Holland just gave us another reason to reminisce. The

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Italdesign Unveils the World’s Fastest Hybrid

Italdesign Unveils the World’s Fastest Hybrid

Renowned supercar designer Italdesign recently revealed the first images of the Namir, a vehicle that they claim will be the fastest hybrid car in the world. Set to be officially unveiled today at the

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GreenWheel Gives any Bicycle an Electric Boost

GreenWheel Gives any Bicycle an Electric Boost

Researchers at MIT recently revealed an elegant solution for anyone looking to get a little more power out of their bicycle. Developed by MIT's Smart Cities programs, the GreenWheel is a self-contained

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NYPD Rolls out Hybrid Patrol Cars

NYPD Rolls out Hybrid Patrol Cars

Should you ever find yourself being pursued by the NYPD, now you can rest assured that the carbon footprint of your chase around the city will be just a little bit greener. As part of New York's efforts

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Shape-Shifting Solar iChange Vehicle Unveiled

Shape-Shifting Solar iChange Vehicle Unveiled

We love seeing crazy concept cars here at Inhabitat, but we're even more impressed when they actually get built! Swiss car manufacturer Rinspeed recently announced that they will be showing off a car

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ClimateCars: London’s Alternative Cab Service

ClimateCars: London’s Alternative Cab Service

Founded in June 2007 by Nicko Williamson, Climatecars is London's eco-alternative cab service. Although the popularity of cycling around the UK capital is significantly rising, the Climatecars service is

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FRY POWER: How to Convert Your Car to Run on Vegetable Oil

FRY POWER: How to Convert Your Car to Run on Vegetable Oil

What if you could refuel your car at a restaurant instead of a gas station? Some enterprising environmentalists have discovered that restaurants will gladly give away their used fryer oil, since they

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The World’s First Garbage Powered Garbage Truck

The World’s First Garbage Powered Garbage Truck

Generating energy from waste may seem like a dream, but one British borough recently announced that they have come as close to closing that loop as anyone in the world. Kirklees Council has adapted their

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BG’s C100 Electric Vehicle Cleared for Production

BG’s C100 Electric Vehicle Cleared for Production

The trend towards smaller, energy-efficient electric vehicles has created a market that is quickly being filled by young startups. Enter BG Automotive Group, which has recently announced that their

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Hyper-Modified AeroCivic Gets 95 MPG

Hyper-Modified AeroCivic Gets 95 MPG

If you ever happened to see the AeroCivic on the road, you'd be forgiven for wondering how such an odd-looking vehicle can even move. What you wouldn't know is that Mike Turner's hyper-modified Honda

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BMW’s Green Supercar Revealed

BMW’s Green Supercar Revealed

The race for the green supercar is on, and BMW is itching to become a key player. In a push to roll out a green vehicle, BMW recently revealed the BMW Z10 ED, a ultra-efficient 400 horsepower hybrid that

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TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: Oslo Buses to run on Poo Power!

TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: Oslo Buses to run on Poo Power!

Rather than let all their sewage go to waste, the city of Oslo recently announced that it plans to cut carbon emissions by converting 80 public buses to run on biomethane generated from raw sewage. These

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TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: The Smallest Tesla Vehicle Ever

TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: The Smallest Tesla Vehicle Ever

Finally, a Tesla that anyone can afford! Every once in a while we like to showcase some of the quirkier elements of our transportation culture, and recently Hot Wheels decided to get into the green spirit

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Aptera Rolls Out First 2e Pre-Production Model

Aptera Rolls Out First 2e Pre-Production Model

Recently Aptera announced that they have rolled out the first pre-production model of their eagerly anticipated 2e. The sleek electric vehicle features an incredibly strong and aerodynamic body, a

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