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Car2GO Car Sharing Program Unveiled in Austin TX

This week in Austin, Texas there will be an announcement of The Cars2Go program. It goes like this from the email I received: “This month, FastCompany identified car2go as one of the 2010 best and boldest ideas to construct the perfect city. It’s going to revolutionize the way we address …

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One Gallon Challenge a Part of Greenfest Festival

Six vehicles recently participated in the One Gallon Challenge, which took them on a 100 mile road trip from Greenfield, Massachusetts to Boston. This alternative fuel vehicle contest encouraged innovation of all the participants. The Dirigo diesel 3-wheeler was able to squeeze out 88 MPGe (miles per gallon equivalent) with …

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Ventomobile Wind Powered Vehicle

This one escaped me last summer so I thought I would catch up and talk about it now. The Ventomobile, which is a wind-powered velomobile may just be one of the most unique green vehicles on the planet. A typical velomobile is a human-powered vehicle (some come with electric assist, …

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Hydraulic Hybrid 100 MPG Car in Hunt for X-Prize

There is a hydraulic hybrid car in the hunt for the Automotive X-Prize that is geared towards getting over 100 mpg. A company called Lightning Hybrids is keeping the details of their new hydraulic engine very hush-hush as patents are pending and competition is fierce. What the company is saying …

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