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

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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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    Wind-Powered Cell Phone Chargers in Japanese Taxis

    April 1, 8:03 AM by TreeHugger in Cars

    Alright, so far only one taxi in Kyoto. Seems they stuck a wind-powered generator on the roof lights so you can charge your phone with alternative power while you ride. The practicalities haven’t quite been worked out: there’s no battery to hold the

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    Ibiza Scooter

    March 30, 4:56 AM by TreeHugger in Cars

    The Ibiza electric scooter has a 45 Km (28 mi.) range at 35 km/hr (28 MPH), and looks and feels like a Vespa. Imported from China, it has those amazing Chinese prices, and should retail for about US$ 1,560. Its nice for a change to see Chinese imports

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    Time Off Folding Electric Bike by Panasonic

    March 28, 2:20 PM by TreeHugger in Cars

    Panasonic has introduced a new folding electric bicycle, called the Off Time. It’ll fit in your trunk, and also a great option for traveling by train or boat, since you can take it with you, and easily. Plus you get the benefit of motorized transport

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    Jojoba Fuel

    March 27, 2:15 AM by Christine Lepisto in Cars

    Jojoba (pronounced ho-HO-baa) is a desert plant which has been cultivated for decades in southwest America and Northwest Mexico, throughout South America, and in the Middle East. Usually jojoba oil winds up in shampoo or cosmetics or is used as an

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    March 26, 6:00 AM by TreeHugger in Cars

    Treehugger is impressed that the The Globe and Mail, Canada's National Newspaper, has started a weekly column called Eco-Driver by Dan Proudfoot, covering only automobiles that do better than 30 miles per gallon US, 10 L/100km planet. Quoting the author:

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    Bio-Beetle: Rentals Done Right

    March 25, 8:48 AM by TreeHugger in Cars

    Bio-Beetle took something that was on the tip of everyone's tongue, and ran with it. Actually, they ran cars with it. It's Biodiesel, and Bio-Beetle is the first all-BD rental car company. Next time you're vacationing in Maui or Oahu Hawaii, take a

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    International Bicycle Design Competition

    March 19, 6:51 AM by TreeHugger in Cars

    Still more on two wheels: the 9th Annual International Bicycle Design Competition results were recently unveiled in Taipei. Some neat bikes from around the world; It would be nice to know a little more about the judging and about the bikes. Treehugger

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    Pashley Freightmate

    March 16, 6:30 PM by TreeHugger in Cars

    Nobody's going to give us the door prize when we drive our Pashley Freightmate down the street. Designed as "the ideal tool if your company has a strong environmental policy and is looking to reduce pollution and cost" 12 MPH on electric assist, 20 miles

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    Bike Tree Locked Bicycle Storage

    March 16, 8:18 AM by TreeHugger in Cars

    We're firm believers in the two wheels good, four wheels bad adage. But when we trip over bikes that are cluttering up the sidewalk, we're not so sure, and when our bike gets stolen (again) we're just mighty pissed off. Bike Tree (see extended post

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    Giant's Revive Spirit Electric Assist Bike

    March 5, 1:01 PM by TreeHugger in Cars

    We review a lot of electric bicycle options, but the unfortunate thing is that few of them are mainstream enough for your average shopper. Well stop the presses; when a company like Giant makes an electric assist cruiser, that's a big deal. With a

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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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