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September 21, 2009

It’s Friday! Border Collie + hamster wheel = go! [w/VIDEO]

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Filed under: Etc., Transportation Alternatives Bordercolliebil – Click above to watch the trailer after the break While there seems to have always been jokes about cars driven by hamster wheels (especially during the Chevette era), to our knowledge no one had ever created an actual vehicle powered by an animal running in place. OK, there […]

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September 21, 2009

Under the radar: What’s up with Phoenix Motorcars and bankruptcy?

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in, AutoblogGreen Exclusive, Phoenix Remember when Phoenix Motorcars was trying to get attention for their all-electric SUT with their friend Ed Begley, Jr.? Man that was a long time ago. We haven’t heard an official statement from the company since they declared “We have not abandoned the alternative fuels transportation space” back in […]

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September 21, 2009

VIDEO: Ford engineers show off the new Focus BEV for the Jay Leno Show

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in, Ford Jay Leno’s Green Car Challenge Ford Focus EV – Click above for high-res image gallery We already showed you the first images of the new battery electric Focus that Ford has built for the guests of the new Jay Leno show to use in his Green Car Challenge. Now Ford has […]

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September 21, 2009

Frankfurt 2009: Electric Trabant nT concept

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in, Frankfurt Motor Show New Trabant – Click above for high-res image gallery True to its promise, Herpa Miniaturmodelle GmbH – a scale model car maker from Germany – brought a concept car to the Frankfurt Motor Show called the New Trabant. We applaud the effort, ’cause is couldn’t have been cheap or […]

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September 21, 2009

Environmentalists treat Jeremy Clarkson’s driveway to a steaming pile of manure

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Filed under: Etc., Green Culture, Green Daily, UK There are many things Top Gear front-man Jeremy Clarkson could be labeled as. Celebrity? Check. Petrolhead? Check. Environmentalist? Um, no. Whenever Clarkson has gotten the chance to get some seat time in what might be construed as an eco-friendly automobile, he always seems to find plenty not […]

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September 21, 2009

What kind of sound does a LEAF make as it descends?

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in, Nissan 2010 Nissan Leaf EV – Click above for high-res image gallery While advocates have long heralded a reduction in noise pollution (in addition to lowered air pollution) as an advantage of electric vehicles, not everyone is convinced that silent cars are a good thing. We use our senses to navigate through […]

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September 21, 2009

Fiat now the lowest CO2 emitter in Europe

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Filed under: Legislation and Policy, Europe/EU While the Frankfurt Motor Show tries to present us with the future of motoring, the European Federation for Transport and Environment has taken stock of where automakers are today. Fiat and PSA Peugeot-Citroen came out with the lowest average CO2 emissions (138 and 139 grams/kilometer, respectively) while BMW and […]

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September 21, 2009

Myers Motors teasing new two-seat model, due next week

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in When we spoke to Myers Motors CEO Dana Myers back in January, he teased us with the idea of a two-seat version of their iconic NMG vehicle. At the time, the word was that the NMG 2 would be unveiled in the spring. That didn’t happen. Instead, we just got word that […]

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September 21, 2009

Adoptabots Robot Figurines From Discarded Items

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Adoptabots are robot figures created from discarded daily objects, which are now ready to set on with a new life. Designer Brian Marshall decided that products which had ostensibly completed their desired taks did not deserve to rot in the landfill, so he decided to give them a new life in the form of artistic […]

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September 21, 2009

Austrian Upcycling Shop Shows There’s Great Business in Trash

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Upcycling is better than recycling or “reusing” in many ways. The idea is to start from discarded products or waste and create something sustainable, and usable as a daily item. Austrian shop Gabarage is busy showing the world the potential of garbage; the custom products that can be made from trash, and the money such […]

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