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This is the 3-wheel car that gets over 200mpg as a plug-in hybrid, and looks like it's straight out of a 70s science fiction movie.


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The FreedomCAR

The FreedomCAR and Vehicle Technologies (FCVT) Program is developing more energy efficient and environmentally friendly highway transportation technologies that will enable America to use less petroleum. The long-term aim is to develop "leap frog" technologies that will provide Americans with greater freedom of mobility and energy security, while lowering costs and reducing impacts on the environment.

E-flight initiative for sport Aircrafts

At a press conference held today on AeroShell Square at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2007, Sonex Aircraft, LLC and AeroConversions Products made the official unveiling of the E-Flight Initiative, pioneering alternative energy research & development for sport aircraft, with an informational forum to follow tomorrow, July 25 at 11:30 am in AirVenture forum building 11. The unveiling included a proof-of-concept prototype electric powerplant installed in a Waiex airframe and the event was kicked-off with opening remarks by EAA President Tom Poberezny.
In 2006 Sonex Aircraft, LLC’s research and development team began work on what is now called the “E-Flight Initiative.”  E-Flight is a push to explore viable alternative energies for powering sport aircraft and improve the efficiency and performance of current products and technologies to keep aviation affordable for the average pilot, and to keep recreational aviation available to future generations of pilots.

Around the world with solar powered taxi

On 3. July, we will take off for a tour around the world in a solar powered vehicle. We want to visit scientists, politicians and all those people who care about global warming. We will reoprt daily, how people are trying to stop global warming in the different countries of this world, and we want to show that solutions are available and everybody can be part of the solution. For this, for the first time in history, we are driving a car, powered by solar energy, around the whole world. Without making pollution. Without producing CO2. But with joy of life, humor and the spirit of pioneers.


ABORA III - reed boat

From Thor Heyerdahl's Kon-Tiki (1946/47), Ra I und II (1969/70) and the Tigris (1977/78) now Dominique Görlitz build his Abora III to cross the atlantic.