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TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: Toyota’s Lightweight 1/X Concept

TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: Toyota’s Lightweight 1/X Concept

It seems like every other day now that a car company announces a new concept that is redefining what it means to be an environmentally friendly vehicle. However, when Toyota says it, we tend to take a

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BOO HISS! Legislature pulls plug on NYC congestion pricing plan

BOO HISS! Legislature pulls plug on NYC congestion pricing plan

In a deadening blow to a breathe-easy future for New York, the State Assembly has just shot down Mayor Bloomberg's implementation plan for congestion mitigation. The proposal would have mobilized $354

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TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: Vectrix ZEV Electric Motorbike

TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: Vectrix ZEV Electric Motorbike

We are always on the lookout for non-petroleum based means of transportation so its no wonder that the stylish Vectrix electric motorbike caught our attention. If you are going to live life in the fast

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GREEN TRUCK: Clean, Green, Cooking Machines on Wheels!

GREEN TRUCK: Clean, Green, Cooking Machines on Wheels!

Anyone who works in Los Angeles is familiar with the ubiquitous “roach coach” - mobile kitchens on wheels that roll up for breakfast or lunch to serve up everything from burgers to burritos. Well

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TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: The Detroit Electric is Back!

TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: The Detroit Electric is Back!

Step right in ladies and gentlemen, and gaze at the marvels of modern technology! Allow us to show you the most amazing car of the century: The magnificent Detroit Electric, the car of summer luxury! This

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10 Million Dollar X-Prize for Greener 100mpge Car

10 Million Dollar X-Prize for Greener 100mpge Car

There is nothing like a little competition to inspire everyone to design better and greener. At least that is the theory behind the Progressive Automotive X-prize, which aims to create incentives to

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TRANSPORTATION TUES: Tesla Roadster Starts Production

TRANSPORTATION TUES: Tesla Roadster Starts Production

We're not your typical car geeks here at Inhabitat, but if there is one vehicle that we go gaga for above all others it is the Tesla Roadster. The gorgeous all-electric sports vehicle drives as smoothly

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French MicroJoule concept car gets 8,923 miles per gallon

French MicroJoule concept car gets 8,923 miles per gallon

What is the most efficient vehicle on the planet? And more importantly, how far can it go on a single liter of gas? The Microjoule is your answer, getting over 3,794 kilometers per liter, or approximately

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Volkswagen’s TDI Hybrid- The Prius Killer?

Volkswagen’s TDI Hybrid- The Prius Killer?

Some car manufacturers, like Toyota and their uber-trendy Prius, are cranking out new models that represent the hybrid car of the future. Others, like Volkswagen, are working with what they've got, making

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The Best and Greenest from the Geneva Motor Show

The Best and Greenest from the Geneva Motor Show

Green cars are all the rage these days, with each vehicle manufacturer showing off their latest and greenest vehicles at every possible opportunity. Proof of this is can be seen in the huge amount of

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Robot-Equipped Electric Eco Car: Nissan Pivo 2

Robot-Equipped Electric Eco Car: Nissan Pivo 2

When shopping for a new car, you might be looking for fuel efficiency, style, and safety. But after seeing the new Nissan Pivo 2 electric concept car, you might just have to add “talking

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Super Cute Electric Zero Emissions THINK car

Super Cute Electric Zero Emissions THINK car

If you're a fan of the Mini Cooper but want something a little greener, the Norwegian THINK car might just be your answer. It's compact, it's electric, it's a zero-emissions zippy little car that's a feat

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TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: Hydrogen Fuel Morgan Life Car

TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: Hydrogen Fuel Morgan Life Car

The Geneva Motor Show is right around the corner, and just as you may expect, the announcements are about to start pouring on about the latest news in green vehicles. Here's the first one we spotted: the

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Can Spain’s AVE Train Kill the Airplane?

Can Spain’s AVE Train Kill the Airplane?

When we think of air travel, what usually comes to mind is the cramped seats, bags of peanuts, and annoyance of checking luggage. But if Spain has its way, their brand new high speed train network may

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The Suntory Mermaid II Wave-Powered Boat

The Suntory Mermaid II Wave-Powered Boat

Wave power is looking like the next big thing in renewable energy, as evidenced by PG&E's recent announcement about their California wave farm. And now Kenichi Horie, and a little bit of

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The Air-Powered MDI Car is Coming to the US!

The Air-Powered MDI Car is Coming to the US!

India's air-powered four wheel marvel, the MDI Air Car, will be coming to the United States in 2010! The eco-friendly air-powered vehicle will be manufactured by Zero Pollution Motors, who just licensed

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Transportation Tuesday: The UltraBattery Hybrid Storage Cell

Transportation Tuesday: The UltraBattery Hybrid Storage Cell

While the potential of electric cars is obvious, one of the main concerns is battery life, both in its ability to hold a charge, and its shelf life before needing a replacement. But the new =UltraBattery,

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Urban Bike Sharing System Coming to London!

Urban Bike Sharing System Coming to London!

We've already seen the massive success of urban bike sharing in Paris, but now the super-smart Velib Bike program is taking to the streets of London! 15,000 bikes, 1,000 stations and more than 7.5 million

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TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: New Strida 5.0 Collapsible Bikes

TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: New Strida 5.0 Collapsible Bikes

The sleek form and clever functionality of British designer Mark Sanders’ foldable bikes have been earning accolades in Europe for over a decade. The latest, the Strida 5.0, is now available in the US

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AN AFFORDABLE ELECTRIC VEHICLE? The $30K ZAP Alias

AN AFFORDABLE ELECTRIC VEHICLE? The $30K ZAP Alias

All-electric vehicles may seem like an impossible dream to most, with a price point that's far out of reach. That may soon change, if car company ZAP gets its way. It has just announced a partnership with

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TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: Ross Lovegrove’s Car on a Stick

TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: Ross Lovegrove’s Car on a Stick

Imagine an urban future where no cars are ever parked blocking the curb, but instead are 'parked' by being perched atop large pole where they would act as streetlamps at night. Is this a brilliant idea,

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TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: Tesla EV Goes Hybrid

TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: Tesla EV Goes Hybrid

Tesla Motors have just announced plans to expand their range of sleek sustainable automobile offerings. Their new Whitestar four door sedan will now come in two different versions, the all-electric

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Greenwashing Eli Manning’s New Hybrid Caddi-Wack Escalade

Greenwashing Eli Manning’s New Hybrid Caddi-Wack Escalade

Who doesn’t love the Superbowl? The competition, the commercials, the excuse to drink beer. This year’s champ, the New York Giants, certainly deserved the title, though I wonder if their

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Transportation Tuesday: Zero-Emissions ZENN Car

Transportation Tuesday: Zero-Emissions ZENN Car

If you are in the market for a small low speed urban vehicle for everyday use, ZENN, a zero-emission, no-noise vehicle might just be your answer. Available in most parts of the United States, it's a

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Using Kites to Pull Cargo Ships Across the Seas

Using Kites to Pull Cargo Ships Across the Seas

A few months ago we reported on future attempts to use a kite to move a cargo ship across the ocean. But just last week, the MS Beluga set sail on its maiden voyage from Bremerhaven to Venezuela where it

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TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: Cadillac Provoq

TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: Cadillac Provoq

One of the biggest announcements at this years CES was the introduction of the hydrogen-powered Cadillac Provoq concept vehicle by General Motors. The Provoq is another one of GM's efforts to develop

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MACH-5 A2: Fly Sydney to Brussels in 4hrs – Emissions Free!

MACH-5 A2: Fly Sydney to Brussels in 4hrs – Emissions Free!

In a hurry? Need to get from Sydney to Brussels in a dash? Not too far in the future you may be able to travel that entire distance in less than 4 hours - emissions free - thanks to an amazing hypersonic

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Germany Bans Polluting Cars from City Centers

Germany Bans Polluting Cars from City Centers

Different cities are taking different approaches to reducing both pollution and car usage. While Londoners are charged a fee for entering the central district of the city, certain German cities are now

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Transportation Tuesday: ZiPee Electric Scooter

Transportation Tuesday: ZiPee Electric Scooter

Meet the ZiPee, a cute and functional electric scooter and one solution the UK's pollution problem (ZiPee stands for Zero Input of Pollution from Emissions into the Environment). The ZiPee is a scooter

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LOREMO LS: Cute & Sporty Low Emissions Vehicle

LOREMO LS: Cute & Sporty Low Emissions Vehicle

A large contributor to fuel inefficiency is the sheer weight of a vehicle. Loremo AG, a German car corporation, has used this as the inspiration for the Loremo LS, a sporty, low-weight, low-resistance

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