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Taking a trip but don't want to drive by yourself? Ride-sharing startup Zimride enables drivers to sell empty seats in their cars. Passengers can buy rides with people already driving to where...
10 | April 9, 2012 8:53am
At a press event in Los Angeles, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk shows off the company's new Model X sport utility vehicle. Musk says the new SUV will use the same electric power train as the Model S...
2 | February 10, 2012 12:20pm
HybridCore Homes uses nearly all recycled construction materials to build their houses. SmartPlanet's Sumi Das takes a look at this new paradigm that combines the custom look of stick-built...
1 | January 30, 2012 8:09am
Prefabricated homes conjure up images of uninspired architecture, but Simpatico Homes is constructing sustainable houses out of factory-built modules that are beautifully designed. SmartPlanet's...
3 | January 23, 2012 8:21am
New Avenue Homes founder Kevin Casey is rethinking how we live by focusing on multi-generational living, where grandparents, parents, and kids share one piece of land with two homes on it. The...
2 | January 18, 2012 8:56am
SmartPlanet correspondent Sumi Das talks to Ford exec Dan Kapp about the company's alternative fuels strategy and one of its first EVs to hit the market in 2012, its Ford Focus Electric.
1 | December 21, 2011 3:00pm
Electric cars like the Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt may have gotten most of the attention this year but electric motorcycles also turned heads. The year also brought innovations such as an electric...
4 | December 19, 2011 8:45am
Home energy management systems may finally be heading mainstream. Energy Hub's CEO, Seth Frader-Thompson predicts that every home in the U.S. will utilize some form of energy management within 10...
November 16, 2011 11:05am
Electric vehicles and hybrids seem to have captured all the attention lately. But Honda believes natural-gas vehicles could be the future too. SmartPlanet's Sumi Das talks to Jay Guzowski, senior...
8 | November 14, 2011 8:41am
At UC Berkeley's Geospatial Innovation Facility software developers are building a Web-based mapping tool to help scientists prepare for the changing climate conditions in California. The team has...
3 | October 27, 2011 9:21am
Move over Zipcar, RelayRides is looking to take market share from the popular car-sharing service. And unlike Zipcar, where you rent from the company, in this case you borrow a car from a person...
2 | October 24, 2011 9:25am
When New York University set out to build a co-gen power plant in the heart of New York City, it was a big engineering challenge. But it was worth the work: the new plant is almost 90% efficient,...
8 | October 5, 2011 7:20am
During a preview event at Tesla Motors' Fremont, California factory, CEO Elon Musk offers a closer glimpse and test drives of the 4-door Model S. Find out what makes the all-electric sedan a...
4 | October 3, 2011 2:58pm
Frog was recently tasked with creating a symbol to promote energy consciousness. SmartPlanet correspondent Priya David Clemens visits the design firm's San Francisco offices to learn about the...
5 | September 8, 2011 10:09am
Nissan Motor has developed a system that enables its Leaf to provide household electricity. The company says the product will help reduce demand on the power grid during peak periods and provide...
1 | August 25, 2011 12:41pm