TransportationTuesday

21st Century Monocycle by Ben Wilson

21st Century Monocycle by Ben Wilson

Are traditional bikes a bit too pedestrian for you? Ben Wilson recently unveiled a sleek monocycle at this year’s XXIst Century Man Exhibition in Tokyo. Wilson’s pedal-powered prototype

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California’s Environmental Performance Labels for New Cars

California’s Environmental Performance Labels for New Cars

The state of California passed legislation last week that will mandate the use of 'Environmental Performance' labels for all new cars sold in the state. Each vehicle receives a 'Global Warming' and 'Smog'

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TRANSPORTATION TUES: Electric Car Share Program for Paris

TRANSPORTATION TUES: Electric Car Share Program for Paris

Remember Vélib, the Parisian bicycle rental service? Well, get ready for Autolib! Paris Mayor Bertrand Delanoë announced plans to provide 4,000 electric car-share vehicles for in-town transit by next

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TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: Antro Solo gets 150mpg

TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: Antro Solo gets 150mpg

Hungary is not the first place that comes to mind when thinking about cutting edge green vehicles, yet. If the creators of the Antro Solo have their way, the country will be synonymous with green machines

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TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: GE’s Mega Hybrids

TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: GE’s Mega Hybrids

If you are in the market for a mine haul truck, you may want to consider getting a hybrid model. They are not on sale yet, but GE is working hard to ensure that your next purchase of an off-highway

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Honda FCX Clarity Fuel Cell Vehicle Starts Production

Honda FCX Clarity Fuel Cell Vehicle Starts Production

We first featured the Honda FCX Clarity late last year, when Honda announced plans to bring the fuel cell vehicle into production this summer. Making good on their promise, Honda just announced that the

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TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: CLEVER Project CNG Concept

TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: CLEVER Project CNG Concept

If you read last week's Transportation Tuesday, you might be doing a double take - after all, we are featuring another ultra-thin, super cool looking, three wheel vehicle. Last week was the electric

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TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: BMW’s Lightweight Cloth Car

TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: BMW’s Lightweight Cloth Car

Early last week, German giants BMW unveiled the GINA Light Visionary Model, a highly anticipated concept set to transform the boundaries of traditional car design. ‘GINA’, an acronym for

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Mythbusters Prove Electric Vehicles Outperform Gas!

Mythbusters Prove Electric Vehicles Outperform Gas!

We are big fans of the TV show Mythbusters, so when we found out about their tests pitting gas vehicles against electric vehicles in 5 extreme tests, we couldn't help but take notice. The myth: gas

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TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: Rest in Peace SUV

TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: Rest in Peace SUV

For car manufacturers, creating a green vehicle is finally no longer a case of fulfilling the needs of a small niche market; nor is it a case of having a token nod to sustainability in the lineup for

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TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: Super Slim Lumeneo Smera EV

TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: Super Slim Lumeneo Smera EV

With oil prices at a record high, it comes as no surprise to find alternative vehicles such as the Lumeneo Smera catching the eye of car enthusiasts everywhere. The Smera is a two seat, four wheel

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BMW’s Hydrogen Car Cleans The Air as You Drive

BMW’s Hydrogen Car Cleans The Air as You Drive

What if your car consumed carbon monoxide instead of spewing it out? Just such a vehicle was unveiled at last month's SAE Congress in Detroit, which showcased some exciting green trends in the automotive

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TRANSPORTATION TUES: The 220mpg Supercar

TRANSPORTATION TUES: The 220mpg Supercar

Our loyal love for the Tesla is being tested by this super sexy and sustainable new sportscar. Hybrid Technologies' sleek designed entry to the Automotive X-prize promises to do the one thing that no

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Norway’s Think Electric Cars coming to the US!

Norway’s Think Electric Cars coming to the US!

With fuel prices continuing to soar, the appeal for electric vehicles has never been higher. Eyeing a timely entrance to a tapped out market, Norwegian car manufacturer THINK has just announced that the

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TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: The Solar Speedboat

TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: The Solar Speedboat

When alternative transportation comes to mind, the focus is usually on more eco-friendly land or air travel. After all, the open ocean provides the prevailing winds as a very sustainable power source. We

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Masdar’s Solar Powered Rapid Transit System

Masdar’s Solar Powered Rapid Transit System

In Arabic, Masdar means “the source,” and the the latest development to spring from the city’s upwelling of green tech is a futuristic transit system that will serve the city’s six

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TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: VW’s 235mpg car

TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: VW’s 235mpg car

With oil prices at $135 dollars per barrel, the pressure is on for car makers to innovate and create more fuel efficient vehicles. Volkswagen seems to be taking this task seriously with the 1L, a

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TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: The 80mph TRIAC Goes on Sale!

TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: The 80mph TRIAC Goes on Sale!

Although we love our public transportation here at Inhabitat, we cannot deny the allure of a zero-emission vehicle. We're always excited to see more sustainable transportation options for consumers,

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First U.S. Bike Share Program Kicks into Gear!

First U.S. Bike Share Program Kicks into Gear!

We've written about bike sharing programs across Europe and now, as bike month begins, we're happy to share that the US has finally warmed up to the idea, making bike rental as simple and quick as a card

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TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: World’s First Zero-Cost Hybrid!

TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: World’s First Zero-Cost Hybrid!

What if instead of leaking value left and right your car actually paid for itself over time? The AFS Trinity Power Corporation recently debuted just such a vehicle, dubbed the XH150. The “Extreme

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HOT NEW HYBRID CAR: The Fisker Karma

HOT NEW HYBRID CAR: The Fisker Karma

We love our green sports cars here at Inhabitat, and we have plenty of room on our favorites list for more than one. While we've been raving for the last two years about the Tesla Roadster, the Fisker

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TRANSPORTATION TUES: NOVA’s ‘Car of the Future’ Online

TRANSPORTATION TUES: NOVA’s ‘Car of the Future’ Online

We don't usually make a habit of asking you to stop reading Inhabitat and send you off to watch television, but this program is definitely worth it. If you live in the US and you weren't paying attention,

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TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: First Tesla Store Open in LA!

TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: First Tesla Store Open in LA!

We get all revved up whenever we hear new developments on the fabulously sexy electric Tesla Roadster. We were floored when we caught our first glimpse of this ultra-sleek sports car, and beside

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Transportation Tuesday: May is Bike Month!

Transportation Tuesday: May is Bike Month!

If you have a bike, and have always wanted to ride it to work, get ready to give it a go. The League of American Cyclists is gearing up for Bike-to-Work week, which is running from May 12 to the 16th -

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TRANSPORTATION TUES: Toronto’s Emission Free EcoCabs

TRANSPORTATION TUES: Toronto’s Emission Free EcoCabs

Photo by Roger Cullman Next time that you are in Toronto and need a quick ride, you might be able to call upon one of the city's new EcoCabs. Starting May 1st, Go Mobile Media will introduce 28 EcoCabs

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TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: Hy-bird Solar Hydrogen Plane

TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: Hy-bird Solar Hydrogen Plane

This solar-hydrogen plane might just be what Transportation Tuesday heaven looks like! The Hy-bird, by Lisa Airplanes, is a lightweight, hybrid plane made out of lightweight carbon fiber - it's final

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NO MORE GAS Personal Electric Vehicle

NO MORE GAS Personal Electric Vehicle

With a name like ‘No More Gas’, you can bet that this cute little personal electric vehicle is as good to the environment as it is to the user. Its size, weight and fuel make it much better for the

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The Human Powered Mercedes-Benz Trailblazer

The Human Powered Mercedes-Benz Trailblazer

Today, on Earth Day, we wanted to celebrate alternate modes of transportation, and what better way to do so than showcasing a beautiful bike from Mercedes-Benz. Starting in May, MB Accesories GmbH will

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TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: Toyota Hi-CT

TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: Toyota Hi-CT

Odd-looking doesn't even begin to describe this hybrid concept vehicle, but the Toyota Hi-CT is a reflection of what a cool and enjoyable vehicle should look like, according to Toyota's team of young

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Boeing Flies First Ever Battery Fuel Cell Plane!

Boeing Flies First Ever Battery Fuel Cell Plane!

Hydrogen fuel cells are not new technology but are an intriguing alternative power source. A fuel cell is a device that can convert hydrogen into electricity and is effectively a zero-emissions fuel

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