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    Airframe bicycle

    December 30, 8:50 AM by TreeHugger in Cars

    Another twist on the folding bicycle. Structural hinges allowing the bike to collapse down to a small package for commuting, or for stowing in an apartment or car boot (trunk). Made from aluminium alloy it claims to be the "lightest folding

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    Yamaha Dolsa Wind Electric Vehicle

    December 23, 11:29 AM by TreeHugger in Cars

    The Dolsa Wind electric vehicle works like a glider soaring quietly on the wind that also allows you to travel in a far-out sphere of sound made possible by audio equipment that’s hidden under the frame and seat. As you ride, the airstream lightly

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    BetterWorld roadside service for bicycles

    December 23, 1:30 AM by TreeHugger in Cars

    Here’s a good one. North America’s first and only call-out service for push-bikes. Just like roadside assistance for automobile drives but thoughtfully provided for cyclists, who have broken down, far from home. For a standard individual membership you

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    EV Rentals - Hybrids for hire

    December 21, 10:01 PM by TreeHugger in Cars

    Travelling in North America over the Christmas period? Or any time really? Maybe you could take the opportunity to try out a hybrid- electrical vehicle. EV Rentals have over 400 cars around the country at seven key locations like LAX and Ontario airport

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    Hydrogen Postman's Bike

    December 20, 3:22 PM by TreeHugger in Cars

    Researchers at the University of Tasmania, Australia, have launched a world first. A 100% hydrogen powered postman’s delivery bike. The project’s group leader, Dr Vishy Karri said, "It has a close to zero emission and it has got one of the highest

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    Yamaha Bicycle Taxi Hybrid

    December 17, 12:20 PM by TreeHugger in Cars

    We’ve told you plenty about electric-gasoline hybrids, but Gizmodo found one better: electric plus human pedal power instead of gas! Next year’s Tokyo World Expo won’t allow taxis between the pavilions, so Yamaha’s come up with this swoopy cycle to do

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    Vancouver Country Lanes Project

    December 16, 12:52 PM by TreeHugger in Cars

    Residents fed up with getting their cars muddy paved over the dirt service lanes behind their homes in rainy Vancouver years ago. That didn’t help the city’s drainage problems: it forced rainwater into the sewers, where excess joined raw sewage and

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    Green, Eco-Friendly, Folding Bike from Military Design

    December 15, 3:57 PM by TreeHugger in Cars

    A week ago, Mike at Jalopnik sent us a tip on the Shadow RST-V. I’ve struggled with the moral dilemma of whether to promote military technology or not. Then I remembered a product I’d unearthed, even

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    Redesigned VW Westfalia

    December 14, 2:06 PM by TreeHugger in Cars

    It's not a hybrid and it's not specifically designed to run on bio-fuel—heck it's not even in production yet--but damn it's efficient and cool. Redesigned for the modern age by Verdier with spankin' new technology, this version of the VW

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    Grass in German Tram Tracks

    December 13, 12:20 PM by TreeHugger in Cars

    We were thrilled to see that tram tracks in Barcelona had been detailed with grass. Come to find out, they’re not the only ones: various trams in Germany and Strasbourg are doing it, too. This one’s in Düsseldorf. Grassy tracks remind us a bit of the

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    Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid

    December 12, 1:53 PM by TreeHugger in Cars

    AutoWeek said it earned "no green leaf cloisonné from the Tree Huggers Consortium," and it certainly didn't from this TreeHugger. They do make the fair point that the 10-12% fuel mileage improvement over the standard Silverado is great if you

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    Rhoades Car - a quadcycle?

    December 10, 1:23 PM by TreeHugger in Cars

    We’ve done unusual bikes before. But this is something different again. Four wheels! Just like a car but without the motor, (they do offer 24V electric motors, if you wish) and said to handle the same. Check out those seats, huh. Comfy or what? They

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    Saab 9-5 BioPower

    December 10, 12:12 PM by TreeHugger in Cars

    Recently announced was the expected 2005 arrival of an ethanol fuelled Saab 9-5. Apparently because ethanol is derived from renewable agricultural crops (which are carbon dioxide absorbing), this will equal out any CO2 emissions whilst driving the car.

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    lightSpin Bicycle Light

    December 7, 7:57 PM by TreeHugger in Cars

    If you've "been around the block a few times" you're probably old enough to remember dynamo lights for bicycles. A superb concept, years ahead of environmental concerns — human powered illumination. No toxic filled batteries to throw away. But

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    Health Warnings for SUVs

    December 3, 8:31 PM by TreeHugger in Cars

    Cancer kills. So many countries require tobacco products to carry large warnings on packets and advertising. A UK-based, award-winning, think tank, the New Economic Foundation, believes Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs)* also kill, especially through their

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    Ford Model U concept SUV

    December 2, 4:20 PM by TreeHugger in Cars

    Nearly 100 years after Ford unveiled the groundbreaking Model T, they’ve finally decided to again move along the alphabet. With a vehicle that is trying to be as much of a mould breaker as its predecessor was. The Model U is a prototype SUV. Lets

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    Bolwell Elite Electric Bicycles

    November 29, 3:58 AM by TreeHugger in Cars

    Would you love a hybrid, like the much vaunted Toyota Prius, but just can’t ante up all those big ones for a new car? We hear you. A hybrid bicycle maybe then! You can pedal it or you can power it (with an onboard battery.) Got a headwind or too many

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    Honda 2004 Civic GX

    November 21, 2:04 PM by TreeHugger in Cars

    Civic Duty. The natural-gas powered 2004 Honda Civic GX is roomy, responsive, and recognized as the greenest car of the year by the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE). ::Honda [by Adam Troy

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