Thieves are stealing Prius batteries to sell on the black market

May 21, 2015 by  
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Last week an article in the New York Times highlighted an unfortunate trend which has some hybrid owners trading in their Prius for a straight-forward fuel-efficient gasoline-powered vehicle. The reasoning these drivers provided? The current low cost of gas, combined with anxiety about the cost of replacing the Prius’ 120 lb, $3000 battery. However, used, functional batteries go for under $1000 on Craigslist, which has caused some rather mechanically-savvy thieves to go around stealing the batteries from peoples’ Prii for sale on the black market. Read the rest of Thieves are stealing Prius batteries to sell on the black market Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: battery theft , car security , hybrid car , hybrid car battery , prius battery , prius new york city , prius theft , sacramento prius , san francisco prius , toyota prius

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Zero-waste Nomad Chair challenges unsustainable “throwaway” culture

May 21, 2015 by  
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We Do Wood designer Sebastian Jorgensen developed the zero waste Nomad Chair in protest against unsustainable overproduction in the furniture industry. Designed with high-quality and sustainable parts such as certified moso bamboo, the Nomad Chair is a modern interpretation of the classic Roorkhee chair. True to its name, the sturdy and lightweight Nomad Chair is highly portable and can be assembled or disassembled in a matter of seconds. Jorgensen took to Kickstarter to crowdfund the Nomad Chair and successfully reached his US $25,000 goal – and there’s still a limited number of chairs available for purchase at early bird prices. + Nomad Chair Kickstarter The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: moso bamboo , Nomad Chair , Nomad Chair by Sebastian Jorgensen , reader submitted content , Roorkhee chair , sustainable chair , we do wood , zero waste chair

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