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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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BMW C Evolution “green” scooter slated for 2014 launch

BMW C Evolution “green” scooter slated for 2014 launch

BMW has announced its upcoming C Evolution scooter's launch plans, with the electric motor bike getting its debut next month in Europe. The C Evolution concept has been shown off in the past, going as far back as summer of 2012, but this marks its actual production kick off. Though there's no mention of it coming to other markets, it is suggested the scooter may find itself in other markets at a later date.

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ClipperCreek LCS-25P is the smallest 240 V plug and cord EV charging station available

ClipperCreek LCS-25P is the smallest 240 V plug and cord EV charging station available

One of the things buyers of electric vehicles need to be able to use their vehicle is a charging station at home. Charging stations can range from an extension cord and a standard wall outlet up to more powerful 240 V level II charging systems. A company named ClipperCreek is unveiled a new electric vehicle charging station that it claims to be the smallest 240 V plug and cord charger around called the LCS-25P.

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Google purchases Texas wind farm to help fulfill all-green power usage goal

Google purchases Texas wind farm to help fulfill all-green power usage goal

Google has the noble ambition of wanting to power all of its operations with renewable energy, such as what you get from wind mills. Such has been furthered today, with the announcement that the Internet giant has purchased a wind farm located outside of Amarillo, Texas. Such is not a first for Google, but it says this is its largest commitment thus far.

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