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Fisker Karma

Fisker Karma

Tesla competitor Fisker is getting set to produce the Karma, a plug-in hybrid sedan which will go 0-60 in 5.8s and an all-electric range of 50 miles; it should be available in late 2009.

Origami Folded Houses

Origami Folded Houses

Designed to be used as temporary disaster shelters, these Folded Bamboo Houses by Ming Tang have an origami-like shape that makes them both structurally sound and modular.

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Tesla Sedan

Tesla Sedan

Sure, it looks like a stretched out Nissan Z, but this rendering of the all-electric Tesla 4-door sedan is pure sex: it hits 0-60 in less than 6 seconds and goes 240 miles on a charge.

MINI E

MINI E

Limited to only 500 vehicles in So Cal, NY and NJ, the MINI E is an all-electric with zero emissions; it’ll get 204hp and 162 lb-ft with a range of 150 miles off its Li-Ion batteries.

Leaked: 2010 Toyota Prius

Leaked: 2010 Toyota Prius

Though it won’t be officially unveiled until January, Toyota has confirmed the shots above are of the new 2010 Prius; most prominent are the corporate nose and googly eyed headlights.

Jumeirah Gardens of Dubai

Jumeirah Gardens of Dubai

Jumeirah Gardens is a futuristic “city within a city” in Dubai composed of three projects; the fluidly designed architecture will feature sky bridges and suspended garden canopies.

Concept: Peugeot HYmotion3

Concept: Peugeot HYmotion3

From sporty to econo: Peugeot’s HYmotion3 concept is a far cry from yesterday’s HYmotion4, but with 118 mpg and 29bhp on tap, this hybrid scooter is a perfect fit for city dwellers.

Peugot RC HYmotion4

Peugot RC HYmotion4

While we were mildly disappointed by Lambo’s Estoque, Peugeot’s RC Hymotion4 concept is a stunner in terms of looks, mileage and speed: it gets 52.3 mpg and goes 0-60 in 4s.

Saab 9-X Air BioHybrid

Saab 9-X Air BioHybrid

A convertible version of Saab’s 9-X concept, the Air BioHybrid features a flat-folding canopy top; it’s powered by a 1.4L Saab BioPower engine that runs on 100 percent ethanol.

Wattson

Wattson

DIY KYOTO’s Wattson is a wireless electricity meter, designed to keep your power bills down and look stylish, too. It glows red or blue depending on how much power you’re using.

2011 Chevy Volt

2011 Chevy Volt

Above are official pics of the 2011 Chevy Volt, minus those sexy execs. Other news: it takes eight hours to charge on a 120V socket and gets 273 ft-lb of torque at zero RPM.

Leaked: 2011 Chevy Volt

Leaked: 2011 Chevy Volt

Photos for the 2011 Chevy Volt have leaked, along with not-so-sexy GM execs draped over its hood. It’s a bit curvier than we expected, but we’ll take any plug-in hybrids we can get.

Concept: LILYPAD

Concept: LILYPAD

Vincent Callebaut’s LILYPAD concept is a floating, half-submerged city that will house 50k inhabitants, generate more power than it uses, and produce zero carbon emissions.

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2010 Honda Insight

2010 Honda Insight

While it’s been called a Prius clone, we welcome the upcoming 2010 Honda Insight (a 90% concept is seen above). The biggest news is its relatively low starting price point of $18,500.

Asus Bamboo Series Laptops

Asus Bamboo Series Laptops

Formerly known as as the EcoBook, the Asus Bamboo Series of notebooks target green users with a bamboo case and efficient power usage; choose from 11.1 and 12.1 inch models.

Earthrace Biodiesel Boat

Earthrace Biodiesel Boat

Being green never looked as hot as Pete Bethune’s Earthrace trimaran boat, which runs on biodiesel. It recently circled the globe in 60 days and 23 hours, setting a new world record.

Quiksilver Ray Watch

Quiksilver Ray Watch

Quiksilver’s Ray Watch is a nod to eco-friendly consumers; the watches materials are low-impact and/or renewable whenever possible. It even uses a no-battery automatic movement.

Samsung E200 Eco

Samsung E200 Eco

The Samsung E200 Eco’s lime green case is made out of bioplastic, earning it big green-points. Bioplastic is derived from renewable sources, as opposed to petroleum.

302designs Passion Tee

302designs Passion Tee

302designs’ Passion Tee has just the right mix of abstract vector and grunge to get us going, and it comes with a good message: these t-shirts are sweatshop free and 100% organic cotton.

Help The Planet Tee

Help The Planet Tee

The “50 Ways To Help The Planet” tee lists, among other tips, “Shower With Your Partner.” As men, we would be happy to make this sacrifice, preferably with an eco-friendly supermodel.

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Lightning GT

Lightning GT

It’s got 700 hp, goes 0-60 in 4 seconds, and still has space for luggage. The best news? This British-made sports car (available in 2010) is all electric and goes 200 miles on a 10 minute charge.

Honda FCX Clarity

Honda FCX Clarity

The world’s first ground-up fuel cell vehicle, the FCX runs on hydrogen and emits only water. Good luck getting one: only 200 will be leased for the next three years, and only in Southern California.

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