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Audi abandons all electric R8 e-tron

Audi abandons all electric R8 e-tron

Let's face it; electric vehicles aren't exactly selling well. There a lot of reasons for this, one of the biggest being the fact that electric vehicle cost significantly more than a comparable gasoline vehicle. Another major reason is range anxiety.

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Toyota installs massive 1.1-megawatt hydrogen fuel cell generator at its Torrance HQ

Toyota installs massive 1.1-megawatt hydrogen fuel cell generator at its Torrance HQ

Toyota Motor Sales USA has announced that it has installed and activated a new and very large hydrogen fuel-cell generator on the campus at its Torrance, California headquarters. The new fuel cell was activated yesterday and can produce 1.1-megawatts of electricity using hydrogen as the fuel. The gigantic fuel cell will be able to produce approximately half the electricity for six headquarters buildings during peak demand.

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Alfa cardboard bike set for full production

Alfa cardboard bike set for full production

This month an inventor by the name of Izhar Gafni has shown off his "Alfa" bicycle made of cardboard, one he says has the potential to change transportation as we know it. This vehicle is heading to mass production in just a few months and has been demonstrated by the inventor on several occasions. After four years - or so he says - of working on negating the weak points in the structure of traditional cardboard, Gafni says he's done it, and it's time to ride paper around the city.

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RedRock Boardshop offers DIY electric-powered skateboard kit

RedRock Boardshop offers DIY electric-powered skateboard kit

A new project has landed on Kickstarter that offers a DIY kit allowing users to create their own electric-powered skateboard. The kit comes from a company called RedRock Boardshop and is for a "universal motorized skate truck." The idea is that by offering a modular kit with a motorized skateboard truck, users can choose their own board deck and create the electric vehicle themselves.

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iPod EarPod holder package turns to a pile of mush in water

iPod EarPod holder package turns to a pile of mush in water

A lot of major technology companies out there are very concerned with being green. The concern with being green for many of these companies extends far beyond using green building processes and components in their product offerings. For many of these electronics companies the green push extends all the way to the packaging they use to ship their products around the world.

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Carbon emissions mapped at street level by researchers

Carbon emissions mapped at street level by researchers

Typically, when we talk about pollution, including carbon emissions, the numbers are talking about entire areas rather than specific locations. Researchers in the US have developed a new software system that is able to accurately map carbon emissions at the street level. The new system allows you to see each individual building, and the carbon emissions that it produces.

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Smart Electric Drive coming to the US in 2013 starting at $25,000

Smart Electric Drive coming to the US in 2013 starting at $25,000

Smart cars have been available in the United States for several years now. Odds are you've seen one of these tiny little gasoline-powered two-seaters cruising the streets in your area. What you probably haven't seen cruising around the streets is the electric version of the Smart car. Smart is on the third generation of its electric vehicle and in 2013, the car will come to the US.

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Ford working on natural fiber materials for automotive applications

Ford working on natural fiber materials for automotive applications

Ford has announced that it has teamed up with Weyerhaeuser to develop automotive applications for natural fiber materials. Ford is looking into the use of tree fibers called cellulose in some of the plastic composites used to produce its automobiles. Ford says that the use of cellulose in automotive applications has the potential to significantly reduce carbon dioxide emissions and weight.

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