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Kepler Motors Motion

Kepler Motors Motion

Kepler Motors’ Motion is a hybrid supercar with one law of motion: fast; a 3.5L V6 and electric motor each provide 550 hp and 250 hp, good for a 0-60 of 2.5s and >200 mph top speed.

Sony Ericsson Elm/Hazel

Sony Ericsson Elm/Hazel

Sony Ericsson’s Elm and Hazel are eco-friendly phones made from recycled plastics; each features a 5 MP camera, Wi-Fi, HSPA, a low-power charger, and minimal packaging.

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Concept: Nissan V2G

Concept: Nissan V2G

Winner of the 2009 Design Challenge, Nissan’s V2G concept is short for vehicle to grid and not only envisions a moddable vehicle, but a high-speed solar-powered highway system.

2010 Prius Plug-in Hybrid

2010 Prius Plug-in Hybrid

The Prius Plug-in Hybrid uses Toyota’s first Li-ion drive-battery and goes up to 13 miles and 60 mph in electric-only mode (hybrid for longer distances); it’ll arrive in the US in 2010.

Video: Samso Island

Video: Samso Island

Next week, world leaders should meet at Samso instead of Copenhagen: this Danish island is energy self-sufficient thanks to wind turbines, solar panels, and wood chip/straw furnaces.

HALOsonic Noise System

HALOsonic Noise System

The Prius and other EVs have been criticized for their deadly silence at low speeds, but HALOsonic offers an awesome solution a-la-the SoundRacer: simulated futuristic noises.

Concept: PUYL

Concept: PUYL

Winner of the Eurobike Award 2009, Kai Malte Rover’s PUYL is a bicycle pump and unlimited LED flashlight; the light’s batteries are charged via induction when you use the pump.

Nike N7 Collection

Nike N7 Collection

Nike’s N7 Collection retools their Pegasus and Huarache shoes to support the youth sports N7 Fund; the line boasts Native American-inspired colorways and low ecological impact.

GRACE E-bike

GRACE E-bike

Its price is sky-high, but the GRACE E-bike tantalizes with its tech: a 1300 W brushless hub motor, a bank of 70 Li-ion batteries, 1 hour charge, 40 mph top speed, and Eurofighter/F1 parts.

Car Parts Sculptures

Car Parts Sculptures

Cash for Clunkers may have a new home with James Corbett; his beautifully detailed metallic sculptures are made entirely from leftover car parts–often, ironically, into tiny cars and bikes.

Pangolin Bag

Pangolin Bag

Named after the scaly anteater, the Pangolin Bag’s overlapping shells aren’t just for show; made from recycled truck inner tubes, they slide open for easy access. Thanks, everyone!

Mavizen TTX02 Motorcycle

Mavizen TTX02 Motorcycle

Mavizen’s TTX02 is the world’s first production electric supersport bike, and a geeky one at that: able to hit 130 mph, it runs on Linux and features a web server, USB ports and Wi-Fi.

Regen Reverb

Regen Reverb

Hot on the heels of the ReNu, Regen’s Reverb is a tall, flat format speaker that makes optimum use with integrated solar panels along its length; it generates sound equal to a 60W speaker.

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Ford Ecoboost Hot Rod

Ford Ecoboost Hot Rod

Debuting at SEMA, this Ford Hot Rod is a reproduction of a ’34 3-window Coupe; lean and green, it packs a twin-turbo 3.5L V6 Ecoboost, good for 400 hp and 400 lb-ft. of torque.

Jiro Belts

Jiro Belts

Made out of old inner tubes and bike tires, Jiro Belts are completely one-of-a-kind and made in Italy; don’t see anything you like? They’ll make one with your choice of colors and buckle.

Regen ReNu

Regen ReNu

Due out Spring 2010, the ReNu is an eco-friendly three-fer: the modular solar panel can power a Regen-designed iPod/iPhone dock, a speaker dock, or even an LED desk lamp.

Freitag F76/F77 Bags

Freitag F76/F77 Bags

Made from truck tarps and car seatbelts, Freitag’s latest F76 and F77 bags show scant evidence of their origins; good for 13″ and 15″ laptops, they’re available in dozens of colorways.

Honda EV-Cub

Honda EV-Cub

The EV-Cub is a green version of Honda’s ridiculously popular 50cc Super Cub motorbike; along with the EV-N, it’s part of their research into short-distance commuter vehicles.

Nissan Land Glider

Nissan Land Glider

Green with a whole lot of lean, Nissan’s all-electric Land Glider concept sits on four wheels but handles like a bike; a computer controlled steering system lets it lean into turns.

Air When You Need Us

Air When You Need Us

When petrol goes the way of the dodo, gas stations will need a serious makeover: this Air When You Need Us tee shows the self-serve going from hydrocarbon chains to bike chains.

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E-Wolf E2 Electric Car

E-Wolf E2 Electric Car

If you found the E1’s piranha-like visage too jarring, E-Wolf’s E2 features lines inspired by Lambo and Ferrari; it packs an electric motor that pumps out 536 hp and 738 lb.-ft. of torque.

A Boy Who Harnessed Wind

A Boy Who Harnessed Wind

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind is a book about Malawian William Kamkwamba: as a teen, he brought electricity to his home by building a windmill from little more than junk parts.

Website: Walk or Bus?

Website: Walk or Bus?

If you’ve ever wondered whether you’d be better off taking the bus or hoofing it, Walk or Bus? is a handy chart broken down by distance and minutes until next ride. Thanks, John!

CNG Ford Street-Rod

CNG Ford Street-Rod

AFVTech’s Ford Street-Rod is almost too good to be true: it combines a 600 hp Chevy LS7 7.0L V8, a low-emission compressed natural gas setup, and a head-turning chopped top.

Concept: BMW Lovos

Concept: BMW Lovos

Anne Forschner’s BMW Lovos is what car concepts are all about: it may look creatively insane, but each of its 260 hinged pieces are solar photovoltaic cells that double as air brakes.

Flood Harnessing Housing

Flood Harnessing Housing

It looks straight out of The Matrix, but Brian Novello’s Flood Harnessing Housing is benign: these modular and deployable communities harness waterway currents for energy.

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