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How might autonomous cars shape our cities?

If you don't need traffic lights, there's no reason to install them.

The way we change transport could change the way our cities look. It probably will, in fact.

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Sneaky, sneaky Big Oil

We'll All Be Far Worse Off Without Fossil Fuels, Campaign Insists

Oil and natural-gas lobbyists launch a social-media campaign challenging Americans to go without fossil fuels for a week. It all starts Monday.

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Toyota sending RAV4 EV on Charge-to-Charge Tour of California

Anyone who's California Dreamin' about test-driving the battery-electric version of the Toyota RAV4 can now get their chance.

Treehugging Hummer?

The erroneous contention that a Hummer is more efficient and earth-friendly than a Prius over the vehicles' lifetime has sailed across the net for months. The argument defies common sense, and has been debunked repeatedly. The "studies" were flawed by design, but they served the purpose of sowing confusion and doubt. The point by point rebuttal to this nonsense can be found here and Marc Geller

Popular Science and Instructables want to see your green projects

Are you somebody who is always tinkering with your car to get the best mileage possible? If so, you may just be a hypermiler, and should share you finding with the rest of us. In fact, why not share your tip with Popular Science, Instructables and Treehugger in their newest contest. Of course, we are most interested in how you green your car here at AutoblogGreen, but any green proj

Friday Humor: Take a look at the greenest scooters ever

Assuming that these scooters were made from trees which had already run their life course here on earth, and were not cut down simply to be turned into these beasts, these are certainly what we could consider green. After all, they emit no carbon emissions. In fact, the do not emit at all. Nor does one need to worry where the electricity comes from, as they require none. I know it sounds too good to be true, but as you can see from the pictures, it's true. Gravity p

The Tu-Fin, get your excercise by walking on water

As part of a student competition, designers I. Kiryakov, S. Ballmeier, K. Eichelberg & M. Dressler have attached an exercise machine to a high-speed canoe hull, and called it the Tu-Fin. The vehicle transfers the movement of the stepping user to forward motion using a flipper, according to Treehugger. What benefit does this offer to the more standard rowing that would take place in a normal canoe or kayak? None really,

Cascade Sierra Soltions and U.S. EPA collaborate on Trucking Outreach Center

Where do the big diesel-powered semi trucks fall on your list of green automotive trends? Not real high? Mine either, to be honest. This is not to say that trucking in not important, or that I want it to stop, that is not the case. As a matter of fact, the American economy is largely dependent on the vehicles transportation of our goods. They are necessary, is what I'm trying to say. And, being that there are so many on the road, anything that can be done to

Future car prototypes that Treehugger would like to see in 2007

While the vehicles themselves have probably already been seen by many of our readers, Treehugger.com, the online blog for people who find it easy to be green, has picked a few prototype cars that they would like to see make it into production this new year, or become accepted by the general public. While there are serious questions as to whether some of them actually will, here's to hope!

New York Times drives into SVO diesel story

Here's something I didn't know about converting a diesel engine to run on straight vegetable oil: the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it is a violation of the Clean Air Act, so violators could be hit with a fine of $2750. Finding this out is why New York Times reporters get paid more than bloggers, I guess.

Biofuels are but a cog in a greener future

As we know, it's awful hard to quantify just how green our lifestyles are. Pretty much everything we use, buy or eat has a history that can be chained further and further back, where the ecological impact gets harder and harder to measure. We can commute to work on a bike, for example, but how was the metal for the bike extracted from the earth? How was the bike transported from the factory to the shop? And so on. It might be only the greenest of the green who stay up nights worrying about this,

Vehizero, the Mexican hybrid delivery truck

Green automobile technology and biofuels are worldwide news, but it’s true that AutoblogGreen is pretty focused on North America and Europe, but we love to post news about the goings on in other countries and areas (like Thailand, Zimbabwe, and Sebastian Blanco

Earth Day, every day: Autoblog announces eco-friendly spinoff, AutoblogGreen

As the song goes, "Blues had a baby, and the called it rock n' roll." Well, Autoblog has just birthed its first spinoff, and we're calling it AutoblogGreen.