I'm still recovering from my whirlwind trip to Detroit for the Detroit Auto Show, and I've got electric vehicles on the brain! I thought I'd share my car thoughts with you this week and my excitement over all the momentum that seems to be building over an electric vehicle future.
First of all, hot-off-the-presses, Hertz rental car facilities in NYC just got the Volt, which they are adding to their rapidly-growing electric vehicle fleet that includes the Leaf and the Smart Car.
I hope this move means consumer demand is finally here for electric cars, and I think this bodes well for the industry. I'll be checking out the Hertz EV fleet next week, so stay tuned for my report.
Are you excited about electric cars? Do you think any of these just-unveiled electric cars are hot? Let us know in the comments.
As we wrap up the tail-end of our 2011 Detroit Auto Show coverage, we took a look at Tesla's new Model S Alpha Prototype. Also, in case you missed it, check out our picks for the top 7 sexiest cars, plus our exclusive video chock-full this year's hottest electric cars at the Detroit Auto Show.
In other news, this week Inhabitat showcased several awe-inspiring eco-tecture projects including a Spanish cathedral constructed almost entirely from trash and a futuristic eco stadium with a beautiful perforated facade. Read on for this week's green design news.
Norway and Jordan to Build Sahara Forest Project Oasis
Man Builds Incredible Spanish Cathedral From Trash
Green Lighting 101: Your Guide to Energy Efficient Light
Hertz Rents Out First Chevy Volt in NYC
Grand Stade de Casablanca Rising In Abandoned Quarry
Top 6 Wind Powered Gadgets
Meadow House Melts Into the Canadian Landscape
Top 7 Sexiest Green Cars From the Detroit Auto Show!
VIDEO: Inhabitat Sees Green at the Detroit Auto Show!
KIDS STORIES FROM INHABITOTS
5 Kids Tech Projects that Foster Creativity
NEW STUDY: Most Pregnant Women Carry Harmful Toxins
New Stackhouse Modular Wooden Eco-Friendly Dollhouse
Ubabub’s Modern Eco Pod Cot Grows With Your Child
WEARABLE STORIES FROM ECOUTERRE
“Pollinator Frocks” Are Wearable Gardens That Feed Bees
Solar-Powered “Androcell” Backpack is Cradle to Cradle
The Andean Collection Adds Ecuadorian “Inspiration” Belts
Thanks for reading - see you next week!
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