Kia Prices the All-Electric 2015 Soul EV at $33,700, Slightly Higher Than the Nissan Leaf

September 12, 2014 by  
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Kia just announced pricing for its first electric car! The 2015 Kia Soul EV will arrive later this year starting at $33,700. With a price tag just shy of $34k before any tax incentives, the Soul EV will be pricier than the Nissan Leaf . Read the rest of Kia Prices the All-Electric 2015 Soul EV at $33,700, Slightly Higher Than the Nissan Leaf Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: electric car , electric motor , electric vehicle , green car , green transportation , kia , kia electric car , kia electric vehicle , Kia Soul , kia soul ev

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Toyota to Test a Wireless EV Charging System that Recharges Batteries in Just 90 Minutes

February 13, 2014 by  
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Toyota has announced plans to begin verification testing of its new wireless battery charging system for plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles. Doing away with today’s charging cables, the system can charge an electric vehicle parked over a coil on the surface of the ground, making the process simpler and more convenient. Read the rest of Toyota to Test a Wireless EV Charging System that Recharges Batteries in Just 90 Minutes Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: battery , electric vehicle , green car , green transportation , lithium ion battery , plug-in hybrid , Toyota , toyota electric vehicle , toyota hybrid , toyota prius , Wireless charging system        

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Populous-Designed Fisht Olympic Stadium to Host Sochi Opening Ceremony Tomorrow

February 6, 2014 by  
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INTERVIEW: 5+Design’s Michael Ellis Discusses How Architecture Can Fight Obesity

February 6, 2014 by  
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Obesity has reached epidemic proportions in America, and countries around the world are quickly following suit. One thing most health and nutrition experts can agree on is that there’s no one solution for rapidly growing obesity rates—it’s a problem that must be tackled simultaneously on multiple fronts. While some fight to eliminate sugary drinks , increase fruit and vegetable intake , or reduce portion sizes , Hollywood-based 5+Design is working to combat obesity with its approach to architecture and landscape design. Inhabitat recently sat down with 5+Design’s Michael Ellis to learn more about anti-obesity architecture, and how the built environment can get people to adopt healthy habits without having to think about it. Keep reading for what he had to say. Read the rest of INTERVIEW: 5+Design’s Michael Ellis Discusses How Architecture Can Fight Obesity Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 5+Design , anti-obesity architecture , Design for Health , exercise , exercise in the built environment , fitness , healthy buildings , healthy environments , obesity , physical activity        

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Studies Show Lead Poisoning May Increase Criminal Behavior

February 6, 2014 by  
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Image via Shutterstock When crime rates dropped sharply and unexpectedly across the United States during the 1990s, many were left baffled at the precipitous plunge. Though city officials may be quick to credit police efforts, there’s another theory gaining momentum. According to Lauren Wolf’s new article for Chemical and Engineering News , studies show that lead exposure may have caused spikes in criminal activity. The toxic substance was banned and regulated in the 1970s, which could account for the drop in violent crime. Read the rest of Studies Show Lead Poisoning May Increase Criminal Behavior Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 1990s crime rate , Chemical and Engineering News , criminal behavior , EPA lead ban , lead ban , lead exposure , lead poisoning , lead-based paint , lead-induced crime , violent crime        

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FCV-R Concept Previews Toyota’s 2015 Fuel Cell Hybrid Vehicle

September 12, 2013 by  
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Toyota is going to give the world another preview of its upcoming fuel cell hybrid vehicle at the Frankfurt Motor Show with the FCV-R concept. The FCV-R concept is a preview of Toyota’s first hydrogen-powered, zero emissions vehicle that will launch in Japan, the USA and Europe by 2015. Read the rest of FCV-R Concept Previews Toyota’s 2015 Fuel Cell Hybrid Vehicle Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: electric motor , fuel cell , fuel cell vehicle , hybrid , hydrogen , Toyota , toyota electric vehicle , Toyota FCV-R concept , Toyota fuel cell vehicle , toyota hybrid        

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Giant Lane-Straddling Land Airbus Could be Coming to China

September 12, 2013 by  
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Three years ago the 3D Fast Bus got everybody excited about the prospect of a lane-straddling bus that would eliminate traffic congestion by traveling over lines of cars. Now, as Treehugger reports, TBS China has unveiled the Land Airbus – a giant car-swallowing bus that could actually hit the streets of China. The vehicle is longer than previous versions, it can bend around corners, and it travels along rails to enable smaller vehicles to pass underneath. Read the rest of Giant Lane-Straddling Land Airbus Could be Coming to China Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 3D Fast Bus , bus design , China public transportation , China TBS , flying bus , futuristic bus design , green transportation , high-tech vehicle , Land Airbus , public transportation , Vaporware        

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Tesla’s Battery Swap Technology Only Takes 90 Seconds

June 21, 2013 by  
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Last night Tesla unveiled its newest technology, which gives Tesla Model S owners the ability to bring the charge of their vehicles up to 100 percent in less than half the time that it takes to refill a gas tank. Later this year Tesla will introduce a new technology that gives owners the ability to swap a depleted battery in a Model S for a fully charged one, in less than 90 seconds. Read the rest of Tesla’s Battery Swap Technology Only Takes 90 Seconds Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: battery swapping , electric vehicle , green car , green transportation , lithium ion battery , tesla , tesla battery , Tesla electric vehicle , tesla model-s        

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Toyota Developing Revolutionary Solid-State and Lithium-Air Electric Vehicle Batteries, Aims to Launch by 2020

March 15, 2013 by  
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Today’s lithium-ion batteries are expensive and bulky – which is why Toyota is currently developing two new types of ultra-efficient batteries to power its electric vehicles . Toyota is conducting research on solid-state batteries and lithium-air batteries that promise to be more compact and be able to store more energy than lithium-ion batteries – and the automaker plans to switch to these new technologies by 2020. Read the rest of Toyota Developing Revolutionary Solid-State and Lithium-Air Electric Vehicle Batteries, Aims to Launch by 2020 Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: all-solid-state batteries , compact packaging of solid-state batteries , Lithium Polymer Battery , lithium-air batteries , lithium-air batteries store 50 times more energy than lithium-ion batteries , lithium-ion batteries , lithium-ion-phosphate , prius plug-in , RAV4 Electric Vehicle , size of lithium-ion batteries , Toyota

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New Report Predicts Deadly Earthquake and Tsunami for Pacific Northwest

March 15, 2013 by  
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Photo via Shutterstock A massive earthquake followed by a powerful tsunami is likely to hit the Pacific Northwest, a new study warns – and it’s expected to kill as many as 10,000 people and cause as much as $32 billion in damages. The new report issued by the  Oregon Seismic Safety Policy Advisory Commission says it’s only a matter of time before a devastating mega-quake hits the Pacific Northwest, threatening coastal communities in Northern California, Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia. Read the rest of New Report Predicts Deadly Earthquake and Tsunami for Pacific Northwest Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 2011 Japan Tsunami , british columbia , California , Cascadia Subduction Zone , disaster preparedness , earthquake , earthquake preparedness , japan earthquake , natural disasters , Oregon , tsunami , washington

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