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All short-haul flights from Norway could be electric by 2040

When the heck did electric commercial flight become a realistic prospect?!

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    Cosmos 1 - Solar Sailing Outta This World

    June 13, 12:19 AM by Warren McLaren in Cars

    On 21 June 2005 a Russian submarine will fire an intercontential ballistic missile (ICBM). But there is no need to rush for the backyard bunker. The missile’s payload will be Cosmos 1, the world's first solar sail spacecraft. This will be deployed into

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    Hybrid Inventor Victor Wouk, 1919-2005

    June 12, 8:04 AM by Lloyd Alter in Cars

    Hug a tree in memory of Dr. Victor Wouk, who died last month. In 1971 Dr. Wouk received an EPA grant to develop a hybrid car, along with a promise to fund a larger project if it met spec. Dr. Wouk had decided years earlier that all-electric cars were

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    The Only Good SUV is a Dead SUV

    June 11, 7:41 AM by Lloyd Alter in Cars

    "Attack: an explosive, graphically violent work serving as an indictment of the oil and auto industries"- a blown-up SUV- was installed in Toronto this week, by ATSA- Action Terroriste Socialement Acceptable. What we really like: Its in the City's new

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    FedEx Express Adding 75 Hybrid Diesel-Electric Trucks

    June 11, 7:30 AM by John Laumer in Cars

    Go FedEx. Can-do investment like this makes real TreeHuggers think about who's going to be a preferred service provider. From the release: "The FedEx E700 hybrid electric vehicle decreases particulate emissions by 96% and travels 57% farther on a gallon

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    Guilt-Free Biodiesel: a Global Perspective

    June 10, 7:30 AM by John Laumer in Cars

    TreeHuggers have shown some skepticism toward biodiesel, fed in part, we might suppose, by the anti-green spinmeisters of US media, but also by diesel's dirty history. In a mood for a vegetarian car or truck? Redemption is here and getting better all

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    Fiat Punto "Natural Power" Declared Best Green Car of 2005

    June 10, 7:11 AM by Michael Graham Richard in Cars

    The Swedish Association of Green Motorists voted the "Natural Power" version of the Fiat Punto the Best Green Car of 2005. What makes that model greener than most cars is that it can operate on either compressed natural gas or regular gasoline. "The

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    Mecu's GoGreen Car Loan

    June 9, 2:19 AM by Warren McLaren in Cars

    Here’s a curious marketing move. Take out a car loan with Mecu and on your behalf they’ll pay Greenfleet to plant and manage 17 native trees. These are calculated to absorb the 4.3 tonnes of CO2 your car will probably emit over a year. The plantings are

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    DaimlerChrysler's Bionic 70 mpg Concept Car

    June 8, 8:54 AM by Michael Graham Richard in Cars

    Inspired by the boxfish, DaimlerChrysler's new concept car is a super-aerodynamic (drag coefficient of 0.19, while the Toyota Prius is 0.26 and a model of the boxfish gets the high-score of 0.06) diesel 4-seater that gets 70 mpg (US) while exceeding the

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    Nissan Wants to Sell 50,000 Altima Hybrids a Year

    June 7, 7:41 AM by Michael Graham Richard in Cars

    Nissan is planning to sell 50,000 units per year of their upcoming Altima hybrid. The newcomer to the hybrid world would like to "catch up" with other automakers, says Tadao Takahashi, Nissan's executive vice president in charge of global

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    NY Times Reporter Test-Drives a Hydrogen Honda

    June 5, 8:29 AM by Lloyd Alter in Cars

    New York Times reporter Jim Motavalli seemed to like his week in a Honda hydrogen fuel cell car. The fact that its range was only 190 miles, that it was worth between one and two million dollars, and that there was nowhere to fill it up did not seem to

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    Bikeshare: Yellow bikes. Yours for the Taking.

    June 2, 7:21 AM by Lloyd Alter in Cars

    Its hard being into bikes in Toronto. The utilities aim for the bike lanes to make them teeth-rattlingly awful; the Fedex trucks think they are their personal parking lane; drivers do not know that right-side mirrors exist and you risk the door prize

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    BMW Working on Supercapacitor Hybrid

    June 1, 9:10 AM by Michael Graham Richard in Cars

    Not quite known for making environmentally responsible vehicles, BMW is nonetheless a believer in the hydrogen future, although their version of that future is slightly different from that of most other carmakers and includes internal combustion engines

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    We Get Letters Too - Today Show's Hybrid Driver is in the House

    June 1, 8:53 AM by Michael Graham Richard in Cars

    A week ago I wrote about the Today Show's "Great American Gas Challenge"; the idea was to see the real-world impact of driving a hybrid instead of a regular gas-powered car for a family during a vacation. Well, the man who was behind the wheel of that

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    Fossil Fool: Home of the Down Low Glow

    June 1, 8:35 AM by Dominic Muren in Cars

    Treehugging isn't always just about saving massive amounts of energy, or keeping the air free of emissions, or even getting lots of healthy exercise. Sometimes, a little fun in the mix can be just as powerful as all the green products you can find.

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    Car windows up & AC on versus windows down: which is more efficient??

    June 1, 7:30 AM by John Laumer in Cars

    Which automotive climate control method is best for the climate in other words? Make a difference if it's all windows down, or just some? Arguing single-mindedly about it, for one approach as the absolute best, will offput others who 'know better'. Need

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    Piedmont Biofuels Co-Op and Energy Blog

    May 31, 12:59 PM by TreeHugger in Cars

    Piedmont Biofuels is an active biodiesel cooperative based in North Carolina. They have a frequently updated "energy blog", with lots of first-hand reports about using biodiesel and biofuel events in the Mid-Atlantic area. They also sell fuel and

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    Optibike 400 Electric Bike

    May 31, 9:00 AM by Michael Graham Richard in Cars

    Winner of the 2005 Tour de Sol in the "E-bike and NEV" category with a performance almost putting it in another league from its main competitors, the Optibike 400 seems like quite a winning design. Made by Opti-Bike LLC, a company from Colorado, the

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    Schwinn Sting-Ray gets a move on

    May 30, 9:58 AM by Warren McLaren in Cars

    Am in two minds about this one. OK, it sure looks cool. Undeniable. But will making, what is touted as the "the world's fastest selling bicycle of all time", into a souped-up electrical version be good for the planet? Adapting functional commuter


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