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Solar Powered Plane Breaks Record… Again!

Solar Powered Plane Breaks Record… Again!

Last year we brought you news of the Zephyr, an unmanned solar-powered airplane that shattered a world record with a flight of 54 hours. Not content with their initial achievement, the creators of the

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TRANSPORTATION TUES: The Dry Leaf Eco-skateboard

TRANSPORTATION TUES: The Dry Leaf Eco-skateboard

We often cover alternative cars and other vehicles for Transportation Tuesday, and while they are making advances for their respective industries, they still require some type of fuel and are resource

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TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: World’s Tiniest Fuel Cell Vehicle

TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: World’s Tiniest Fuel Cell Vehicle

If last week's Transportation Tuesday article on the world's smallest solar vehicle wasn't your cup of tea (after all solar is so last year), then hopefully this week's entry will be more to your taste.

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Lotus Announces the Flex-Fuel Omnivore Engine!

Lotus Announces the Flex-Fuel Omnivore Engine!

Luxury auto powerhouse Lotus recently announced plans to develop a new kind of engine that will be able to run on virtually any type of fuel. Aptly named the OMNIVORE, the innovative engine will utilize a

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TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: The Scorpion Supercar

TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: The Scorpion Supercar

When it comes to striking good looks and serious sex appeal, many eco-friendly cars end up short. Not so with Ronn Motor's first production vehicle, the Scorpion. Featuring streamlined curves backed by a

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TRANS TUES: The World’s Smallest Solar-Powered Car

TRANS TUES: The World’s Smallest Solar-Powered Car

This week's Transportation Tuesday vehicle can't be blamed for being a concept car, nor for being a gas guzzler, un-innovative or an ill-fated promotional vehicle for some car company. The World's

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TRANS TUES: The Wind-Powered Ventomobile Racer

TRANS TUES: The Wind-Powered Ventomobile Racer

You've likely heard of cars powered by electricity, hydrogen, and even solar energy; how about a vehicle powered entirely by the wind? Students at Stuttgart University recently perfected a vehicle

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TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: Honda’s Eco-Sportster

TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: Honda’s Eco-Sportster

Here’s one concept car that looks likely to hit the production mainline in the near future. Expanding its leading line of “green” sports cars, Honda recently unveiled this OSM (Open Study Model) at

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TRANSPORTATION TUES: The SAM Recyclable Electric Vehicle

TRANSPORTATION TUES: The SAM Recyclable Electric Vehicle

This sprightly three-wheeled vehicle packs some great sustainable features into a pint-sized package. Created by the Swiss company Cree, the award-winning SAM car seats two in an agile body that is 90%

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TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: Futuristic MAG LEV Concept Car

TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: Futuristic MAG LEV Concept Car

While many green gear-heads argue whether electric vehicles are better than hybrids, Slovak designer Matúš Procháczka has brought the debate one step further. His innovative concept car foregoes these

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Ethanol Powered Mazda Furai Racecar

Ethanol Powered Mazda Furai Racecar

This is a concept vehicle which few of us will ever drive. The Furai is Mazda's next hope in the future of car racing. While going green on the race track is not exactly an eco-minded endeavor, we're

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Electric Mini Coming in 2009!

Electric Mini Coming in 2009!

We seem to repeat ourselves everyweek in bemoaning the need to switch to renewable energy, but truly, with oil prices this high, every car manufacturer is looking to develop alternatives based on their

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TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: Smart All-Electric in 2010!

TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: Smart All-Electric in 2010!

Already a forerunner in ultra-efficient vehicles, Smart will soon be joining the all-electric charge with its up-and-coming Smart ED. We're huge fans of the Smart Car for its creative clout and are

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China tries to clean up air with a new ban on cars!

China tries to clean up air with a new ban on cars!

With the 2008 Summer Olympics just around the corner, the Chinese government has started their plan to ban one million vehicles from the streets of Beijing. The initiative got underway this week with the

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MAZDA Unveils Fuel Efficient Crossover Car

MAZDA Unveils Fuel Efficient Crossover Car

Mazda recently announced that it will unveil it's Kazamai crossover vehicle at the Moscow International Motor Show in August. Specifics on the sporty vehicle's environmental performance will be revealed

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RCA Unveils Sleek Sustainable Concept Cars

RCA Unveils Sleek Sustainable Concept Cars

Imagine soaring along the road in a car composed entirely of aerodynamic glass, or piloting a red rocket-car with a split chassis mimicking a motorcycle and sidecar. Now consider the fact that these

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LOTUS Looks at Lifecycle with the Eco Elise

LOTUS Looks at Lifecycle with the Eco Elise

Lotus is doing its best to convince us that they are the greenest car manufacturer, and their latest release, the Eco Elise, makes a great argument that this is the case. Not only is this an incredibly

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GM to build World’s Largest Rooftop Solar Power Station

GM to build World’s Largest Rooftop Solar Power Station

A few years ago, if you were to say that the largest rooftop solar panel was going to be installed in a car manufacturing plant we'd probably say that you were, well, bonkers. If you had mentioned that

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TRANSPORTATION TUES: Share a Cab with RideAmigos.com

TRANSPORTATION TUES: Share a Cab with RideAmigos.com

Ever found yourself in need of a cab ride, but thinking that it is simply too expensive, and let's face it, not too green? That's precisely what Jeffrey Chernick and Evan Meyer had in mind when they

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TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: Energy-Efficient Oriens Glider

TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: Energy-Efficient Oriens Glider

This stunning energy-efficient glider recently took top prize in the Lucky Strike Junior Designer Competition for its innovative re-envisioning the life-cycle of the airplane. Designed by Roland Cernat,

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TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: Volkswagen’s Cars of the Future

TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: Volkswagen’s Cars of the Future

What will the future vehicle look like? That's the question that Volkswagen asked to their top engineers and their answer is the Volkswagen 2028 concept vehicles. The results are as interesting as they

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TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: Ferrari Hybrid by 2015!

TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: Ferrari Hybrid by 2015!

You may have heard the rumors, but it is now official, Ferrari is developing a hybrid sports car. Luca Cordero di Montezemolo, the company president, said, “We are currently working on the development

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FLATPACK TO GO: IKEA Debuts Bike Trailers

FLATPACK TO GO: IKEA Debuts Bike Trailers

IKEA, that patent purveyor of all things flat-pack just announced that it has just teamed up with Velorbis to offer an exciting new service to its Danish customers: bike trailers. The arrangement will

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Democratic National Convention Vehicles will be beer powered!

Democratic National Convention Vehicles will be beer powered!

Mixing beer with driving is usually not a good idea, but throw in a political convention and you may be on to something. In an effort to green the upcoming Democratic National Convention, the Democratic

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TRANSPORTATION TUES: Hot New Solar Hybrid by Mindset AG

TRANSPORTATION TUES: Hot New Solar Hybrid by Mindset AG

Not a week goes by without a hot new electric vehicle being announced, and this week is no exception. The Swiss company Mindset AG has announced that it is planning to produce an ultra-lightweight hybrid

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TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: Solar Powered Toyota Prius!

TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: Solar Powered Toyota Prius!

The manufacturer of the most popular hybrid car on the market is planning take its green vision even further. Toyota, the makers of the Prius, have decided that the best way to make their top selling

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Mercedes to Kick Fossil Fuels by 2015!

Mercedes to Kick Fossil Fuels by 2015!

Mercedes recently rolled out some extraordinary news, announcing that it intends to transition its entire lineup of luxury automobiles to alternative fuels by 2015. The development underscores an industry

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TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: The Cardboard Bike

TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: The Cardboard Bike

A bicycle is stolen in England every 71 seconds. So how do you solve this problem through the power of design? According to design student Phil Bridge, make a bike so cheap that there's no incentive to

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TESLA Announces New 225 Mile Range Sedan!

TESLA Announces New 225 Mile Range Sedan!

We get revved up whenever we hear any news about Tesla Motors, and the latest just sets the maker of electric-powered roadsters into an all new green vehicle fast lane. Tesla Motors just announced plans

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TRANSPORTATION TUES: Solar-Power Rickshaws for London

TRANSPORTATION TUES: Solar-Power Rickshaws for London

Rickshaws, or cycle rickshaws, are a popular mode of human-powered transportation all around the world. The higher tech electric version of the foot-pedalled rickshaws has been gaining popularity

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