Schwalbe E-Scooter

The iconic Schwalbe scooter has been reincarnated as an electric vehicle

This classic scooter from the former country of East Germany is now an e-scooter with a 62-mile range.

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    Hybrid Taxi Bill Passed by NY City Council

    July 13, 9:00 AM by Michael Graham Richard in Cars

    Another follow-up story, this time on this Treehugger story about hybrid taxis in NYC. It ended open-ended with: "But things are not so simple since a bill that would permit hybrid vehicles to meet regulatory specifications for license by the Taxi and

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    Information About Honda's 2006 Civic Hybrid

    July 12, 8:21 AM by Michael Graham Richard in Cars

    Honda has completely redesigned its second best-selling car for 2006. The gas-powered Civic gets a new engine that is lighter, more powerful and more fuel efficient, and the Civic Hybrid also gets a new engine and hybrid system that seems improved in all

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    Companies Pay Employees To Buy Cleaner Cars

    July 10, 8:23 AM by Michael Graham Richard in Cars

    The Business & Technology section of the Seattle Times has an article about a few companies that encourage their employees to trade in their gas-guzzlers for more fuel efficient cars. Topics Entertainment, for example, offers $1000 to any of its

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    No Bicycles Left in London

    July 9, 8:27 PM by Warren McLaren in Cars

    It can be a struggle to find an uplifting story in the aftermath of tragedy. But tipster Wade M. has alerted us to news that central London has suddenly undergone a surge in cycle patronage, following the bombing of its public transport system. According

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    The Xootr Swift

    July 8, 8:18 AM by Warren McLaren in Cars

    Been a while since we had a cool bike post. This fits the bill perfectly. We are told the Swift has a standard geometry, so feels just like 'normal' bike, and is configured with industry standard componentry, that can be easily upgraded by

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    Toyota to Double Hybrid Production, Add New Models

    July 7, 8:52 AM by Michael Graham Richard in Cars

    Toyota plans to double its hybrid vehicle production to meet increasing demand around the world (especially in North-America). Production would jump to half a million in 2006 from 250,000 in 2005. Rising oil prices and the improved performance of hybrid

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    A Monorail for Seattle?

    July 6, 8:50 AM by Warren McLaren in Cars

    A while back, tipster Christian G, let us know that Seattle was hoping to get some new mass transit in the form of a monorail. From his blog Obvious Diversion he provided the following details: There will be about 16 stations throughout Seattle with

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    New Hope Electric Bike Conversion Kit

    July 6, 8:32 AM by Warren McLaren in Cars

    The NewHope Electric Vehicle Co of ShenZhen, China thought we might interested in their Electric Bike Conversion Kit. And given that we have had a few requests for information on cheaper products and DIY gear, we though why not? Seems the conversion kit,

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    Eco-Car More Efficient Than Light Bulb

    July 5, 1:24 PM by Justin Thomas in Cars

    An eco-car that can travel the world using a fraction of the electricity it takes to power a light bulb has been unveiled by its British creators. The hydrogen-powered Ech2o needs just 25 Watts — the equivalent of less than two gallons of petrol

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    We Want Fuel Economy Feedback in All Cars

    July 5, 9:10 AM by Michael Graham Richard in Cars

    HybridBlog recently wrote about an idea that I had a while ago: Putting a mpg-meter, fuel economy gauge, fuel consumption feedback – call it what you want – in all cars. It's a small thing, but I think it could make a huge difference cumulatively. An

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    Chinese Carmaker Developing Hybrid Car

    July 5, 7:50 AM by Michael Graham Richard in Cars

    Shanghai Maple Automobile Co., part of Geely Automobile, is working in collaboration with Shanghai's Tongji University on the development of a hybrid automobile for the Chinese market. They will use Chinese parts and technology and the cars will be built

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    Using Waste Heat From Hybrid Vehicle Battery

    July 4, 8:08 AM by Michael Graham Richard in Cars

    The batteries of a hybrid are not only a source of electricity, they also can produce a lot of heat - between 270º and 340º for the Zebra battery by Zytek Electric Vehicles. That firm is currently working on a heat exchanger system that would use that

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    GM Shows Fake Hybrid Concept SUV to Journalists?

    July 2, 9:07 AM by Michael Graham Richard in Cars

    I was browsing around on the auto-web when I found an interesting editorial at The Truth About Car: They discuss an article in Autoweek about GM's concept hybrid SUV, the Graphyte. The priceless quote: "In fact, Autoweek let slip that the Graphyte is a

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    Honda Leases First Fuel Cell Car

    June 30, 8:51 AM by Michael Graham Richard in Cars

    The FCX is Honda's fuel cell prototype car. We have already written about it when it was test-driven by a New York Times journalist. The big news for Honda is that it has now started leasing a few of the cars to private citizens in the USA (I think they

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    Iogen's Cellulose Ethanol - Straw-Powered Cars

    June 29, 11:02 AM by Michael Graham Richard in Cars

    During the G8 meeting next week, the cars used by the representatives and leaders of the eight most industrialized countries will run partly on ethanol made from straw. The process developed by the Ottawa-based Iogen Corp. (their motto is "Cellulose

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    Brazil's Biofuel Strategy Pays Off

    June 28, 12:27 PM by Justin Thomas in Cars

    Brazil is a leader in the use of biofuels for transportation. About a third of the fuel Brazilians use in their vehicles is ethanol, known in Brazil as "alcohol." That compares with 3 percent in the United States. All gasoline sold in Brazil contains at

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    Design Graduates 2005 — Parklife

    June 27, 8:30 AM by Petz Scholtus in Cars

    Well it seems that London design students have been feeling very urbanized of late — there is a definite theme running through the graduate projects this year — which is the desire to get back in touch with nature. This desire will resonate w

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    Ikoo Contemporary Electric Scooter

    June 25, 7:32 AM by Lloyd Alter in Cars

    It's teeny. It's very very cute. It goes 18 MPH for 18 miles on a charge. It's made of surgical grade stainless steel. It's less than a thousand bucks US. Looks like a nice ride! ::Ikoo Scooter via ::Red


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