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    Tango For Two

    May 6, 8:31 AM by Dominic Muren in Cars

    The now infamous Segway Human Transporter was touted as the next big thing in commuting for a lot of reasons, but one stuck out above the rest: Compact size. By shrinking the footprint of the vehicle, you can fit many times more people on existing

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    Cummins Demonstrates Road Map for High-Efficiency Diesel

    May 6, 7:30 AM by TreeHugger in Cars

    Cummins, Inc. (NYSE:CMI), has demonstrated an ISX heavy-duty truck engine with an increased Brake Thermal Efficiency (BTE) of 45 percent while reducing emissions to levels associated with the future introduction of 2007 EPA-mandated technology.

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    Speed Record for Electric Cars to be Challenged

    May 5, 1:40 PM by TreeHugger in Cars

    A British team is about to challenge the six-year-old record for fastest electric vehicle (245 MPH) , racing down a Nevada state highway closed today for the occasion. The car has two motors from ABB Ltd., a variable speed transmission and 52 12 Volt

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    HaveBlue — Sailing Away Clean With a Hydrogen Fuel Cell

    May 5, 7:43 AM by TreeHugger in Cars

    Sailing to me is about getting away from it all; and living in Los Angeles, that usually means getting away from pollution. That's why it's very disappointing when I see smog hanging over some remote harbor, usually produced by dozens of boats 'enjoying

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    Breaking Down Braking's Problems

    May 5, 2:48 AM by Dominic Muren in Cars

    In the average 600 miles journey the driver of a heavy transport tractor trailer will make at least 1000 gear changes. Experienced drivers estimate that a third of any trip is spent braking! Since every gear change brings wasted fuel and engine wear,

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    BYOB: Build Your Own Bambike

    April 30, 8:34 AM by Dominic Muren in Bikes

    Have you looked with longing eyes at the gorgeous Ross Lovegroove Bamboo bike by Biomega, but not quite felt right about the price? Are you a little of a handyman yourself, and fancied having a go at a bamboo cycle? Are you just now finishing the

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    Electric Vehicle Technology's Z-20 scooter

    April 26, 8:33 AM by Dominic Muren in Cars

    Last week, we showed you what a little ingenuity could do for the EVT 4000E electric scooter. Some of you might have wondered whether there were other options for bikes to use. Well you're in luck. Building on the success of it's earlier models, EVT

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    Don Dunklee's DIY Solar Cycle

    April 20, 8:27 AM by Dominic Muren in Cars

    We 'huggers loves us some scooters. They're gorgeous, efficient, and lot of them even go electric which opens up all kinds of alt-energy potential. Even so, most of us would probably end up charging our electric bikes with the garage power outlet.

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    We love those electric scooters...

    April 16, 2:33 PM by TreeHugger in Cars

    We particularly like the remote control built into

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    Eco Taxis for Tourists in the Streets of Spain

    April 16, 10:15 AM by TreeHugger in Cars

    You remember our last week featured Velotaxi , right? Well, advertising firm Freshh Communications is providing fifty of velotaxi-like tricycles for tourists to travel through the streets of Valencia -Spain- for free. We don't know for sure if they'll be

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    Conference Bike

    April 16, 9:34 AM by Christine Lepisto in Bikes

    What happens if you cross slow living with the fitness craze? the executive meeting room with a ride in the park? the eco-mobility movement with Eric Staller? You get the "Conference Bike". Conceived more as a form of installation art than a

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    Shift Kids' Training Bicycle

    April 15, 8:20 AM by TreeHugger in Cars

    Why should training wheels stop kids from looking slick on one of the greenest modes of transport going? When the government of Taiwan sponsored a contest for bicycle design last month, Americans Scott Shim, Ryan Lightbody, and Matt Grossman won with

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    Madrid Metro Ecologic Cleaning System

    April 9, 9:12 AM by TreeHugger in Cars

    Between a series of initiatives to put into practice Kyoto protocol, Madrid Metro is implementing environment friendly cleaning systems for its trains. The washing system, for example, recycles 80% of the water used in the cleaning of the vehicles,

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    Cabs for the Carfree City

    April 9, 1:51 AM by Christine Lepisto in Cars

    Velotaxi is an idea whose time has come. The firm started in Berlin in 1997 and gained its first high-profile exposure at the Expo 2000 in Hannover. The German firm has since reintroduced the rickshaw to Japan (where it was invented in the 19th

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    G-Wiz: Britain's greenest car

    April 7, 5:48 AM by TreeHugger in Cars

    Until now the UK hasn't exactly been snowed under with options for green motorists, so the oh-so-funky G-Wiz comes as a breath of fresh air. In fact, with no engine or exhaust and thus zero emissions, the £6,999 (US$13,150) G-Wiz is the cleanest,

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    Ford's Sneezeless Wonder

    April 5, 8:30 AM by Dominic Muren in Cars

    All joking aside, allergies and multiple chemical sensitivity are serious problems to deal with when buying a car. Every time you hop in, you're basically sealing yourself into an environment full of potentially irritant chemicals and gasses. Vinyl

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    Solar Powered Eco-Concept Vessel

    April 4, 4:10 AM by TreeHugger in Cars

    Wallenius Wilhelmsen, a ocean transportation company, has designed a zero-emission water vessel to carry cars. The concept vessel, named "E/S Orcelle", would release no emissions into the air or the sea. In the design, solar energy is harnessed

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    Mexican Metrobus Project

    April 2, 9:19 AM by TreeHugger in Cars

    Here's an interesting approach to public transport. Mexico DF is very advanced on a project called Metrobus, a combination between buses and metros. Its main advantage is a 'cleaner' organization of the traffic, causing reduction of need for cars and a


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