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Designer develops smog “vacuum cleaner” to make cities breathable

Designer develops smog “vacuum cleaner” to make cities breathable

Smog is a concern for all big cities, with some being plagued with it on a continual basis, both decreasing the quality of life for residents and posing a health risk. Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde has decided to tackle this program and designed an "electronic vacuum cleaner" that eliminates the pollution. Presently, the designer is in talks with Beijing government to have the technology installed in a city park.

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Honda UNI-CUB β mobility device gets smaller and lighter

Honda UNI-CUB β mobility device gets smaller and lighter

The first Honda UNI-CUB personal mobility device was unveiled in 2012. We even spent a bit of seat time on the first generation of the personal mobility device back in late October. Honda has now announced a new version of the personal mobility device called the Honda UNI-CUB β.

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Enevo One Collect smart sensor aims to make trash collection green

Enevo One Collect smart sensor aims to make trash collection green

Every week, the garbage truck will show up at your home or apartment complex and empty the cans or dumpsters, repeating its process on the same schedule week after week. This is an efficient process in terms of collection, since it allows entire blocks to be emptied of their trash in one swoop, but it is decidedly unscientific and isn't necessarily the best collection method for the environment. This is what the Enevo One Collect smart sensor aims to change.

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Ford experiment uses Coke’s PlantBottle tech to create car seats with new partnership

Ford experiment uses Coke’s PlantBottle tech to create car seats with new partnership

Going green spans a wide range of endeavors from unusual and offbeat to unique and conservative, and not to be left out of the mix, Ford has been working on its own various environmentally-friendly projects. In its latest move, the auto maker has teamed up with Coca-Cola in a partnership to use the latter company's PlantBottle technology to develop seat components for its Ford Fusion Energi hybrid.

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VW e-Golf electric car to make North American debut at LA Motor Show

VW e-Golf electric car to make North American debut at LA Motor Show

Volkswagen has announced that its latest electric car will be making its North American debut soon at the LA Motor Show. The e-Golf is the first fully electric VW car that will be offered in the US. Like other electric vehicles on the market in the US, the e-Golf will deliver everyday driving capability with no emissions.

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Zero Motorcycles 2014 lineup offers up to 171 mile range

Zero Motorcycles 2014 lineup offers up to 171 mile range

Zero Motorcycles is a company that produces motorcycles powered by electricity that produce no emissions. Zero also made the first motorcycle that is controllable via a smartphone application. The company has unveiled its 2014 model line that features a new Z-Force Power Tank accessory that allows riders to go up to 171 miles in the city or 88 miles on the highway per charge. The accessory allows buyers to increase energy storage capacity before or after the purchase.

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Small UK city to install 100 self-driving pod cars

Small UK city to install 100 self-driving pod cars

Autonomous vehicles are something that will certainly become common in the future. Many automotive manufacturers are already working on autonomous vehicle technology and some of that technology is in use of vehicles driving the roads today. A small city north of London called Milton Keynes has announced that it plans to make a significant move into autonomous transportation.

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HP Velotechnik e-trike goes further with new dual battery system

HP Velotechnik e-trike goes further with new dual battery system

A German company known for making three wheel electric trikes called HP Velotechnik has announced a new battery option for some of its offerings. The new dual-battery option will be available for the company's entire line of electric tricycles starting next month. The dual batteries means the trike will be able to go twice as far per charge.

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Walmart corners LED light bulb market with new bulb line

Walmart corners LED light bulb market with new bulb line

Walmart is trying to corner the LED light bulb market with the announcement of a wide range of LED light bulbs at very compelling prices. Walmart is selling its new line of Great Value LED light bulbs in all of its United States stores with pricing at under $9 to start. Walmart states the goal is to make LED light bulbs more accessible and affordable for consumers.

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San Diego Fashion Valley Mall gets first public SAE combo DC fast charging station for EVs

San Diego Fashion Valley Mall gets first public SAE combo DC fast charging station for EVs

There are several factors that will come together to help promote more consumer adoption of electric vehicles around the United States. A couple of those factors include vehicles with battery packs that allow longer driving range and faster charging stations. GM has announced that the San Diego Fashion Valley Mall has become the first location for a public SAE fast-charging station for electric vehicles.

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IKEA brings solar panels to the UK, aiming for mainstream

IKEA brings solar panels to the UK, aiming for mainstream

Though they've made clear that the decision to sell solar panels to the masses on a market-by-market basis, the results are already clear: IKEA is aiming to make solar energy mainstream. If there's one company that can take this green push to the market in a way that's not-quite-cheap but certainly not overpriced, it's IKEA. And here with the IKEA Chief Sustainability Officer Steve Howard speaking on the subject with the AP this week, "It's the right time to go for the consumers."

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California foots $2 billion for clean transportation incentives

California foots $2 billion for clean transportation incentives

The state of California has passed a $2 billion funding bill extending and expanding clean transportation technology initiatives. The bill, known as AB 8, is the result of a Herculean cooperation effort between economists, businesses, environmental groups, health advocates, social justice organizations, and government agencies. It is the largest bill of its kind in U.S. history.

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