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Introducing the New 2016 Volvo XC90 T8 Plug-In Hybrid
Feb 18, 2016

Introducing the New 2016 Volvo XC90 T8 Plug-In Hybrid

 
Volvo is guided by the belief that “good design is a way of life, not a luxury”.   The new 2016 Volvo XC90 T8 Plug-In Hybrid is an embodiment of Volvo’s stated elements of luxury: effortless safety, intuitive technology, and uncluttered design. Twin Engine Options The XC90 T8 is designed with a spacious cabin with standard seats to accommodate 7 adult sized passengers.  It is luxury appointed with soft leather and birchwood while offering three different twin engine versions…
 
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The BMW i8
Dec 9, 2014

The BMW i8

 
BMW has been hard at work creating yet another one-of-a-kind vehicle. The BMW i8 is a sports car unlike any other - a plug-in hybrid that drives like a sports car but has the gas mileage and emissions of a compact car. Now eco-conscious car lovers have the opportunity to own a car that combines the best of both worlds. In the works since 2008, the BMW i8 system contains BMW eDrive technology and a TwinPower Turbo 1.5…
 
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The Lincoln MKZ Hybrid
May 13, 2014

The Lincoln MKZ Hybrid

 
What happens when you combine the sleek and stylish Lincoln design with an eco-friendly gas and electric motor and powertrain that achieves 45 miles per gallon? The Lincoln MKZ Hybrid, which delivers a comfortable, responsive ride with top safety ratings, loads of options, and the latest in on-board technology. For more than 50 years, the Lincoln name has equaled American luxury, and now the luxury sedan class has a new competitor in the bold and distinctive MKZ Hybrid. …
 
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Calfee Design Bicycles
Oct 8, 2013

Calfee Design Bicycles

 
Sometimes an idea is so good, and the events leading to its execution so perfect, that it seems as though it must be the work of fate. That's a good description for the story of Calfee Design, a carbon fiber and bamboo bike maker based in San Francisco, CA, that became known thanks to the crossed paths of a world famous cyclist and a man with a sculpture degree and a vision. When cyclist Greg Lemond and bike…
 
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Cadillac Hybrid ELR
Aug 24, 2013

Cadillac Hybrid ELR

 
Cadillac is working on a brand new model, and it should be available starting in 2014. Called a "future car" by the automobile company, it lives up to this description in more ways than just its arrival date. It’s the first Cadillac to feature a hybrid engine, and is not only distinguished by its environmental friendliness, but also its drivability and styling. If you’re looking for a car that will give you the luxury look and feel  you…
 
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Ferrari Goes Green
Apr 7, 2013

Ferrari Goes Green

 
Ferrari is the symbol of Italian sports car engineering: sleek, fast, powerful, and . . . green? That's right, Ferrari's newest direction applies all the knowledge and prestige that comes from being one of the most well-known luxury sports car companies in the world with their finely tuned Formula One racing legacy, and brings Ferrari into the future as a green industry leader. As Ferrari designed and engineered the HY-KERS 599 concept car, they didn't just add electric…
 
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Reef Bike
Jan 21, 2013

Reef Bike

 
Maybe you've been looking for an easy and convenient way to get around that is fun and eco-friendly, or maybe you would love to be able to ride a regular bike but can't for health reasons. If so, a Reef Bike may be just the solution for you. The Reef Bike is an electric powered bike (e-bike) that is a great alternative to driving in the city, for navigating country roads just for fun, or even because you…
 
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Vectrix
Jan 5, 2013

Vectrix

 
Imagine zipping along your neighborhood or city streets on a comfortable electric vehicle that not only boasts zero emissions, near-zero maintenance, and mere pennies to operate, but on top of all that is almost completely silent to operate! If that sounds like music to your ears, then you will be interested in Vectrix personal electric vehicles. Fun to drive, easy to own and almost completely harmless to the environment, these stylish scooters allow you to make a large…
 
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Driven Eco
Sep 27, 2012

Driven Eco

 
When many people think of luxury chauffeured transportation, the first thing that may come to mind is the huge, gas guzzling limousines or luxury vehicles that are often used. Driven Eco, an environmentally conscious luxury transportation service with a worldwide reach, hopes to change that perception. Like most transportation service companies, Driven Eco places a focus on customer service in order to ensure repeat business, but then Driven Eco takes it one step further. In addition to only…
 
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The Lexus Hybrid Lineup
Jun 24, 2012

The Lexus Hybrid Lineup

 
Lexus vehicles have long set the standard for luxury and quality in the automobile world. Now, with their collection of hybrid vehicles, they are poised to do the same for a new revolution in responsible automobile engineering. The Lexus CT, RX, GS and LS models are environmentally conscious vehicles with the luxury touches Lexus is known for. The Lexus CT Hybrid: This sport-hatchback hybrid is affordable and loaded with features. The combination of a 1.8-liter engine with an 80HP…
 
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Jaguar C-X16 and C-X75
Mar 26, 2012

Jaguar C-X16 and C-X75

 
Jaguar is bringing the power and design of a traditional Jaguar into the future with two new offerings, both designed to be sleek, efficient and more environmentally friendly. The new C-X16 concept is a combination of power, technology and driver-centered styling combined with a hybrid engine and Formula One racing innovation. The concept Project C-X75 takes the Formula One association further, as it is being built in conjunction with Williams F1, who will bring their engineering expertise to the…
 
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The BMW Active E Concept
Dec 23, 2011

The BMW Active E Concept

 
BMW is staking their claim in the electric car game with their newest concept vehicle, the Active E, which began the test phase in the United States in December 2011. The Active E, an all-electric vehicle, is the second phase of BMW's Project i, the company's exploration of a more efficient vehicle that began with the MINI E. The MINI E just ended field testing and BMW’s exploration will continue in 2013 with the BMW i3, an urban electric…
 
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Fisker Automotive
Oct 18, 2011

Fisker Automotive

 
Is it possible, in these economic times that have seen the near collapse of the American automobile industry, for an American car manufacturer to successfully produce luxury vehicles that are also environmentally responsible? It is possible if the company is Fisker Automotive, maker of the world’s first premium electric plug-in hybrid, the Fisker Karma. This Anaheim, California-based company is committed to the “belief that environmentally conscious cars need not sacrifice passion, style or performance.”   The Fisker Story   Fisker Automotive is…
 
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Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG E-Cell
Feb 24, 2011

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG E-Cell

 
If you are searching for an environmentally friendly luxury car that will significantly minimize your carbon emissions, then the new Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG E-CELL electric vehicle deserves a look-see. As part of the Mercedes Benz’s strategy “AMG Performance 2015,” the leading luxury brand is working toward decreasing fuel utilization and emissions. This state-of-the-art “green” super sports car is the latest development set to rock the market by 2013. According to Mercedes Benz Chairman Ola Kallenius, “It is our goal…
 
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Luxury Luggage
Oct 15, 2010

Luxury Luggage

 
Heading off on a trip is always an exciting time, but finding a piece of stylish and eco-friendly luggage to carry your precious belongings in can be more of a challenge. Well you need look no further. Heys USA, dubbed by Spirit Magazine as “the bag to get you there in style”, has expanded their Green Initiative collection to include an eco-friendly line created from 100% recycled materials. Heys USA have recognized that today’s discerning consumer is demanding an item…
 
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Luxury air travel
Oct 6, 2010

Luxury air travel

 
For many of us, business and personal demands mean traveling by air is unavoidable. The Air Transport Association of America (ATA) estimates that about 2.2 million passengers per day traveled globally on US airlines during the summer months. That results in a significant amount of jet fuel being burnt. Also, in today’s fast-paced world, reliance on a conventional airline to make sure you get to important meetings on time can be quite risky, sometimes inconvenient, and often time consuming.…
 
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Porsche Hybrids
Aug 15, 2010

Porsche Hybrids

 
No Substitute for Porsche Hybrids Porsche continued its leadership role in luxury sport hybrids by recently unveiling its hybrid super sports-car, the Porsche 918 Spyder, at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show and Auto China in Bejing. By giving this beautifully designed concept car the “green” light, Porsche will add the 918 Spyder to the Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid SUV as the luxury automaker moves toward a more environmentally responsible line of vehicles. The most likely model year for release of the…
 
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SANYO Synergetic Hybrid Bicycle
Apr 9, 2010

SANYO Synergetic Hybrid Bicycle

 
Touted as being one of the easiest to ride, the Eneloop brand SANYO Synergetic Hybrid Bicycle is also one of the greenest forms of personal transportation – in terms of energy use. While the company has been making electric bikes for quite some time, the past couple of years have seen a growing interest in the United States. SANYO has also responded by including a variety of upgrades and new features. Features of the Eneloop You don't…
 
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The Greenest, Cleanest SUV on the road
Mar 5, 2009

The Greenest, Cleanest SUV on the road

 
Imagine driving over 600 miles on a single tank of gas in your luxury SUV – with the new BlueTec line from Mercedes Benz, what sounds like a dream is now a reality. The models incorporating the latest clean diesel technologies by Mercedes offer “20 to 30 percent better fuel economy without sacrificing quality or performance,” according to technology communications agent Rob Moran. Following the huge success of the sleek and sporty, 40-mpg E320 BlueTEC sedan in California,…
 
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Lean, Mean and Green – Onboard the Tesla Roadster
Nov 2, 2008

Lean, Mean and Green – Onboard the Tesla Roadster

 
“Designing a more sustainable and secure world will make us all safer and healthier.” – Mikhail Gorbachev, Former President of the Soviet Union and Founder of Green Cross International. When looking at the new Roadster from Tesla Motors, you wonder if the founders of the company discussed their innovative new motor with the former Russian president. After all, the views of both parties could hardly be more identical – something that is inherently clear when you go underneath…
 
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Pearl Hydrogen Bike
Nov 2, 2008

Pearl Hydrogen Bike

 
It’s a beautiful day, you have some errands to run, but you wish you had an alternative to your boxed in car? Your answer has arrived: meet the Pearl Hydrogen Bike. Park bike, part moped or scooter, the Pearl Hydrogen bike offers you the option of moving along by pedaling or by a fuel cell sans any emissions. When motorization is this sweet it might be hard to opt for the exercise. First coming onto the market in…
 
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Ship of Cool: Eco-Friendly Vessel has Speed Boat-Lovers Buzzing
Nov 2, 2008

Ship of Cool: Eco-Friendly Vessel has Speed Boat-Lovers Buzzing

 
That’s what two Dutch marine engineers have created in the form of the Czeers MK1 speedboat that runs solely on quiet, oil-free solar energy. The MK1 is the brainchild of Nils Beers and David Czap – two engineering students who blended their names and their talents to create the fastest environmentally sound speedboat on earth. One night at a local pub, the two began discussing the possibilities of a powerboat that was earth friendly. Scribbling furiously, the first rough…
 
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