This Inflatable Aircraft Carrier Houses a Solar-Powered Wonder Plane

When you're flying around the world in a lightweight solar-powered plane with a wingspan larger than most commercial airliners, you need to guarantee you've always got a safe place to store it on the ground. So the support team behind the Solar Impulse, the world's first globe circumnavigating solar-powered aircraft,… » 6/05/13 2:08pm 6/05/13 2:08pm

COTD: The Highway Of Tomorrow Is Lined With Powerdicks

One of the coolest cars revealed at the Paris Motor Show was the Mercedes SLS AMG Electric Drive. It's got 737-lb-ft. of torque all-wheel-drive goodness, but the coal-powered Merc reminds us of a looming problem with electric cars. » 9/27/12 5:00pm 9/27/12 5:00pm

Dyson Developing Electric Car, Will Probably Suck

James Dyson, the man behind the Dyson line of high-end vacuums, is diving into the world of alternative energy vehicles with the development of a solar-powered car. Employing roof-mounted solar panels, or, alternately, panels mounted on the roof of a garage, the motor on the solar-powered vehicle will take its nod from … » 6/23/08 1:40pm 6/23/08 1:40pm

Another Show, Another Mitsubishi i MiEV Electric

The electric Mitsubishi electric i MIEV continues to evolve and this year it is no different at the New York Auto Show. The i MIEV has made some changes since our last visit with the concept. Now MIEV means Mitsubishi Innovative Electric Vehicle, rather than Mitsubishi In-Wheel Electric Vehicle. This concept has a 16… » 3/20/08 10:49am 3/20/08 10:49am

Solar Panels Coming Soon To An Auto Parts Store Near You

It's not often you hear about Wyoming around these parts, but a company from the Cowboy State is looking to make solar panels the next hip and useful car accessory. The company is developing solar cells a couple inches thick and as big as three feet by four feet to be mounted atop your vehicle to supply power to a… » 2/21/08 12:40pm 2/21/08 12:40pm

Perspective Shift: Greener Cars From Treehugger

This week at Treehugger: The Toyota Ractis, a really cool small Japanese car that we don't (but should) get in North-America. More information about the 2007 Toyota Camry (including the hybrid version): Unofficial specifications along with a couple of studio photos, and a bunch of photos of the exterior and interior of … » 12/14/05 11:51am 12/14/05 11:51am