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It’s time to start thinking of driving like smoking

Cars are killing us, and it is time to limit the damage to drivers and to people around them, just like we did with smoking.

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    Prototype: Honda Hybrid Scooter

    March 4, 7:45 AM by TreeHugger in Cars

    Honda's been on fire with their prototypes lately. Except it's been a bright green, ultra low emissions fire. Their scooters should be particularly interesting to those excited about fuel-efficient personal transport. Their recent all-electric city

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    Automatic Parking Garages

    March 4, 3:52 AM by TreeHugger in Cars

    Talk about packing'em in! TreeHugger is clearly not all about cars and parking garages (would much rather see emphasis on Bikestations) but we do like the approach. And we like the thought of it filled with quiet, small, energy-efficient, car-pooled

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    Ride A Puma To Work

    March 3, 8:09 AM by TreeHugger in Cars

    We love all things bike, and all things Biomega. and we're pretty partial to Puma's style. So when we heard that those two had teamed up with Vexed design to produce a new folding BMX-style cycle, we were in love. This single gear beauty has an

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    The Vectrix Super Fast Electric Scooter

    March 1, 7:00 AM by TreeHugger in Cars

    The Vectrix Super Fast Electric Scooter has a top speed of 62mph, a range of up to 70 miles, and goes 0-60 in just under 8 seconds. (If you want something a little tamer, check out Honda’s Cute Seated Electric Scooter.) The recharger plugs into a

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    Buenos Aires' Motorcycles Converting to Natural Gas

    February 27, 3:00 AM by TreeHugger in Cars

    Next march, Buenos Aires will be the first city to have motorcycles running with Compressed Natural Gas (CNG). This fuel is the cleanest of the fossil fuels available, as it's composed of methane. When combusted, it transforms into very small amounts of

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    TH's Favorite Flexible, Folding Bikes from A to B

    February 23, 6:13 PM by TreeHugger in Cars

    Transportation specialists talk about ‘mobility pathways’. In realspeak that’s how we move from one mobility mode to another on our journey from A to B. So an office worker, for example, might walk to a bus stop, catch a bus then hop onto a train

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    The Windcheetah : Not Your Little Brother's Tricycle

    February 18, 7:45 AM by TreeHugger in Cars

    Since their invention in the 1800's bicycles have always been a fascination to people, and often, a serious means of transportation. Recent innovations like lightweight aluminum construction, and composite materials have brought the bicycle into its

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    Car-sitters vs. Car Crushers: GM EV Vigil

    February 17, 10:22 AM by TreeHugger in Cars

    Yesterday, a contest of will began in Burbank, Calif., as citizens and celebrities (well, Ed Begley, Jr., anyway) went to toe-to-toe with the auto industry at Car-sitters vs. Car Crushers: GM EV Vigil, with the hope of rescuing the last of the

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    Ford+EPA: Diesel Makes A Comeback

    February 5, 4:58 PM by TreeHugger in Cars

    Hybrids have been getting a lot of press lately for being the next "save the world" wagons, and we love them for that. But the truth is that diesel has always been more efficient than gasoline in a well tuned engine, and most diesel cars get as good or

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    Big Game SUV Hunting

    February 4, 9:15 AM by TreeHugger in Cars

    In the tradition of Do SUVs Make You Stupid? and Health Warnings for 4WDs comes this act of subversion. You can be sent a bumper sticker (or an electronic file so you can print your own). It reads I’m Changing The Climate! Ask Me How! You are encouraged

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    Hyperion's Drive Clean to Drive Change Initiative

    January 31, 10:46 AM by TreeHugger in Cars

    Hyperion, a Santa Clara, California-based business management software company with offices throughout the U.S., recently launched a program that that makes our hearts thump. We’ve heard of tuition reimbursement and flex-spending accounts, but Hyperion’s

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    Animaris Rhinoceros Transport Wind-Powered Creature-Transport

    January 27, 12:19 PM by TreeHugger in Cars

    For fourteen years, Dutch artist Theo Jansen has been working on the creation of a new "life" form. His creations are walking skeletons made of electricity tubes and powered by the wind. His latest, the Animaris Rhinoceros Transport features a steel

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    BMW H2R Concept Car

    January 27, 10:49 AM by TreeHugger in Cars

    The Ultimate driving machine just got futuristically green. BMW’s H2R concept car is one of a new breed of racecars adapted to run on liquid hydrogen fuel. With a 6.0-liter, V-12 engine, it’s based on the 760i’s gasoline-fueled power-plant and generates

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    Dynamic 'shaft drive' Tempo Bicycle

    January 27, 7:02 AM by TreeHugger in Cars

    What at first looks just like a bicycle is something less. Because if you peek closely enough, you’ll see it doesn’t have a chain! And not only that, there is no exposed cluster of gear teeth just waiting to snag your skirt. Or one of those low hanging,

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    Volvo 3CC Concept Car

    January 26, 11:44 PM by TreeHugger in Cars

    Yes, it’s true that I grew up in New England and thus have a soft spot in my heart for Volvos, but man, these things have come a long way since The Preppy Handbook came out. The company’s 3CC concept car is powered by an 80 kW AC induction motor and has

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    Gore + Aprilia Fuel Cell Bike

    January 25, 10:11 AM by TreeHugger in Cars

    Designed by WL Gore & Associates (yes, that same company that keeps your ski jacket waterproof with non-biodegrading materials), this fuel cell bicycle, with a frame designed by super-sexy Italian motorcycle manufacturer Aprilia, was presented last week

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    Toyota Eco Buses (Z-Capsule & FCHV-BUS2)

    January 21, 4:35 AM by TreeHugger in Cars

    All roads seem to lead to Toyota, when it comes to innovative transport. Personal vehicle use, as in a car, is obviously not as eco-effective as sharing the journey, such as with public transport. Even here Toyota are breaking the mould. Their Z-Capsule

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    MiniCat - air powered car

    January 21, 1:24 AM by TreeHugger in Cars

    Can you hear the café chatter? "Your fuel cell car runs on hydrogen and emits only water? Oh, Darling, that's so 2004! See my MiniCat over the road there? Air, sweetie. Thats all it needs. And all it emits." What she probably wouldn't tell her

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