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Tesla Model S 70D

Tesla Model S 70D

The new entry level Model S has the dual motor all-wheel drive tech previously exclusive to the higher tiers. It has a 70kWh battery, 329hp motors and a range of up to 240mi. It’s also compatible with the optional autopilot package.

Cardboard Furniture & Projects

Cardboard Furniture & Projects

Like Karton, Cardboard Furniture and Projects makes flat-pack, modular furniture made of cardboard. They’re water-resistant, lightweight and 100% recyclable. The shop can also customize your order with prints and different cardboards.

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Tesla Model S D Series

Tesla Model S D Series

The D Series has dual motors, giving the Model S more power and all-wheel drive. The top of the line P85D has a total of 691hp (221hp front, 470hp rear) and does 0 to 60mph in 3.2s. The car will also get autopilot capabilities soon.

2015 Zero Motorcycles

2015 Zero Motorcycles

The newest Zero electric motorcycles have improved batteries. Combined with the Power Tank accessory they can go up to 185mi per charge. They also have new Showa suspensions, Bosch anti-lock brake systems and Pirelli tires.

Clean Graffiti

Clean Graffiti

Street artist Moose creates “reverse graffiti” using a power washer to selectively remove urban grime. To further highlight the anti-pollution message of his clean art, he powered his latest work using a zero emission Nissan LEAF EV.

eTricks Evolution

eTricks Evolution

Like the Motoped, SEV’s eTricks Evolution is a motorized mountain bike, except it uses a 2.5kW electric motor. It can go up to 37mph and last for up to 50mi per charge. Available in urban and various off-road variants.

2015 Volkswagen e-Golf

2015 Volkswagen e-Golf

The e-Golf looks like its gas-powered siblings. The EV’s motor produces 115hp and 199lb.ft. of torque. It will get between 70mi to 90mi per charge and will go up to 87mph. US price starts at $35.5K. Read our test drive on 95Octane.

Beacon Alley Bamboo Skateboards

Beacon Alley Bamboo Skateboards

MakeLab’s skateboard design combines bamboo’s strength with the stiffness of fiberglass and carbon fiber. The result is a fun, responsive deck whose manufacture provides job training and increased employment in the Alabama black belt.

Daymak Beast Electric Bicycle

Daymak Beast Electric Bicycle

An off-road electric bicycle. The Daymak Beast has a 500W motor, a 12Ah battery and a 15W solar panel (optional in the base model) that can add up to 6mi per 8 hours of ambient light. The battery also has 2 USB charging ports.

Jean Label Rug

Jean Label Rug

King of Sweden sells large rugs made of the leather and fabric labels from discarded jeans. The labels are stitched together over a sheet of cotton. If you have enough old jeans lying around you could try this idea yourself.

CRT Glass Coasters

CRT Glass Coasters

Fireclay Tile wants to turn used glass from old TVs and computer monitors and convert them into coasters, but they need your help to buy the molds. The glass they will use is from a recycling plant and is proven to be lead-free.

Phoenix Bamboo Concept Car

Phoenix Bamboo Concept Car

An unusual vehicle made from sustainable materials, designers Kenneth Cobonpue and Albrecht Birkner’s car would have a woven skin, replaceable after it biodegrades. Not the most practical concept, but still visually striking.

Tesla Motors Fast Battery Swap

Tesla Motors Fast Battery Swap

Tesla car owners can recharge their cars for free at a Tesla Supercharge stations, but recently the company announced a new option: a $60-$80 battery swap that is twice as fast as filling up a gas tank. More at i4U.

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The 1331 MPG Vehicle

The 1331 MPG Vehicle

A team of engineering students from BYU have developed a single passenger vehicle that weighs just 99 lbs and is capable of getting over 1300 miles per gallon with its lawnmower engine – though it only hits a top speed of 25mph.

Grapple Hanging Hooks

Grapple Hanging Hooks

A strap with a series of hooks that you can use as a coat rack, a shoe rack, to display plants and more. The hooks are made from grass and recycled plastic and can carry loads up to 22lbs.

Recycled Bike Part Chandeliers

Recycled Bike Part Chandeliers

If you’re near San Antonio, check out Joe O’Connell and Blessing Hancock’s Ballroom Luminoso, a series of six chandeliers made from custom structural steel, LEDs and recycled bicycle parts, installed in a cement underpass.

Intricate Cardboard Sculptures

Intricate Cardboard Sculptures

UK artist Dylan Shields crafts his intricate sculptures out of old potato chip boxes and packing tape. Much of what he creates is rather epic, which fits with his use of biblical themes.

Bicycled Bikes

Bicycled Bikes

Conceived by creative agency LOLA Madrid, Bicycled is series of unique, handmade bicycles made from old car parts found in junkyards. Sign up to get on the waiting list for one. (Thanks Elias!)

Recycled Plastic T-Shirts

Recycled Plastic T-Shirts

Bottled water seller Fred has always encouraged customers to reuse its containers. To further its cause, the company has released a batch of T-shirts made from nothing but recycled plastic bottles.

Smart Forstars Concept

Smart Forstars Concept

Thanks to a longer and wider wheelbase, this all-electric offers sportier styling than the typical Smart. Powered by a 60 kW motor, it even has a projector in the hood to make its own drive-in.

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NanoLight

NanoLight

Pushing 1600+ lumens, this unique heat-sink-free LED bulb is claimed to be as bright as a 100-watt incandescent bulb while using only 12 watts of power. Also available in a 10W/75W equivalent.

2014 Cadillac ELR

2014 Cadillac ELR

Moving beyond the drawing board to a production vehicle, the ELR is GM’s classier cousin to Chevy’s Volt, offering a combined electrical/extended driving range of 300+ miles and a top speed of 100MPH.

BMW i3 Concept Coupe

BMW i3 Concept Coupe

A three-door electric version of the i3 Concept, the design of the i3 Coupe is focused on spaciousness and intelligent, hassle-free navigation. It has a range of 100mi and can charge to 80% in 30 mins.

GravityLight

GravityLight

A low-cost LED light designed for developing areas where dangerous kerosene lanterns are the norm. The 3 second act of lifting a weighted bag provides 30 minutes of energy, without batteries or sunlight.

Grow

Grow

Vladimir Drutts short doc of two farm boys turned biochemical engineers who are developing a sustainable alternative to the foam waste piling up in landfills is another great Focus Forward finalist.

DROP Moveable Hotel Room

DROP Moveable Hotel Room

Barcelona design group In-Tenta’s eco-friendly concept hotel provides guests with individual “pods” which can be set directly onto the ground so as not to disturb natural surroundings.

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