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This week at TreeHugger: The pedal-powered hybrid Renewable Lifestyle Vehicle is Toyota's entry into this year's LA Auto Show green car competition. Nissan announces its plans to pull out the defibrillator and put an electric car on the road. An exclusive TH interview with the campaign coordinator for Plug-In Partners, a leading advocacy group for those charming crossbreeds that could save the world. Iowa will be looking forward to being home to the first real, live cellulosic ethanol plant in the country. We learn that Americans overwhelmingly want to see the mandatory fuel efficiency go from a sissy 27.3 to a manly 40 miles per gallon. And in Hokkaido, Japan they've introduced a local train that does double duty on and off the tracks.

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