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Top 100 Eco Transportation Trends of 2015

From Hybrid Bicycle Concepts to Sporty Electric Cars

— January 31, 2016 — Eco
These 2015 eco transportation trends range from hybrid bicycles to sporty electric vehicles that are designed with both style and sustainability in mind. Next to a myriad of electric automobile concepts and high-tech bikes, other favorites include alternative fuels like one that is made from algae.

When looking at innovations in the commuting world, subway reading initiatives and luxe bus interiors are making morning trips to work more bearable. Furthermore, solar powered plane concepts hope to make air travel more sustainable in the near future.

Even mobile businesses like food trucks are going the sustainable route with examples like bike-powered pastry shops and solar-powered snack kiosks on wheels. Whether cycling to work or getting around town with a large family in tow, these 2015 eco transportation trends illustrate consumers' growing desire for environmentally conscious vehicles.

For more eco transportation examples that are emerging in the auto industry, check out Trend Hunter's 2016 Trend Report.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
100
Turn Signal Backpacks
Turn Signal Backpacks
This Backpack Provides Safe Communication Between Cyclists and Motorists
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99
Commuter Tardy Slips
Commuter Tardy Slips
South African Commuters Can Send a Late Note to Their Bosses in Train Delays
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98
Vehicle-Charging Highways
Vehicle-Charging Highways
This Roadway Makes It Easier to Charge an Electric Vehicle on the Go
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97
Self-Driving Golf Carts
Self-Driving Golf Carts
These Autonomous Vehicles Drive Tourists Around Singapore
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96
Sustainable Mobility Apps
Sustainable Mobility Apps
The Changers App is a Smart CO2 Monitor for Your Daily Life
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95
Hydrogen Fuel Cell Cars
Hydrogen Fuel Cell Cars
The New BMW 5 Series GT is Powered By Hydrogen Fuel Cell Technology
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94
Illuminating Transport Hubs
Illuminating Transport Hubs
This Tokyo Train Station Was Redeveloped into a Large Open-Air Space
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93
Solar-Powered Airports
Solar-Powered Airports
India is Set to Build the First 100% Solar Reliant Airport in the World
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92
Plug-In Hybrid Cars
Plug-In Hybrid Cars
The 2016 Hyundai Sonata Plug-In Was Unveiled At the Detroit Auto Show
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91
Subway Reading Initiatives
Subway Reading Initiatives
Each Book Acts as a Ten Ride Train Pass to Promote Reading in Brazil
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90
Sporty Electric Cars
Sporty Electric Cars
Chevrolet's 2016 Volt Was Introduced At the Detroit Auto Show
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89
Premium Pedal-Powered Cars
Premium Pedal-Powered Cars
This Luxury Bicycle Vehicle Requires You to Work from the Waist Down
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88
Scooter Taxi Services
Scooter Taxi Services
Ride-Sharing App Scooterino is Like Uber in Rome Except for Scooters
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87
Pop-Up Charging Stations
Pop-Up Charging Stations
The Pop-Up Tesla Supercharger is Located In Bristol
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86
Transforming Hybrid Bikes
Transforming Hybrid Bikes
'LegGo' is a Modification Bike That Takes on Eight Different Forms
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85
Apartment-Appropriate Bicycles
Apartment-Appropriate Bicycles
This Flexible Bike is Made to Easily Be Carried Up Stairs
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84
Secure Solar Bikeways
Secure Solar Bikeways
This South Korean Highway Bike Route is Lined with Solar Panels
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83
Noise-Cancelling Roadside Barriers
Noise-Cancelling Roadside Barriers
These Translucent Barriers Mute Traffic and Generate Power
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82
3-Wheeled Utility Vehicles
3-Wheeled Utility Vehicles
The Innvelo Three Car is Compact While Promising Great Practicality
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81
Residential Charging Stations
Residential Charging Stations
Tesla Motors and Airbnb Team Up to Provide Eco Roadtrip Solutions
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80
Electrifying Concept Cars
Electrifying Concept Cars
The New Aston Martin RapidE Features An All-Electric Powertrain
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79
Car-Free Transit Bridges
Car-Free Transit Bridges
The Tilikum Crossing Bridge Will Allow Walkers, Cyclists and Light Rail
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78
Luminous LED Bike Wheels
Luminous LED Bike Wheels
This Service Allows Riders to Design Custom Wheels for Their Bike
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77
Cycling-Centric Highways
Cycling-Centric Highways
The Cycling Superhighways Will Make London a Better Cycling City
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76
Autonomous Car Chargers
Autonomous Car Chargers
Tesla's Electric Car Charging Station Automatically Locates Ports
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75
Solar Travel Pods
Solar Travel Pods
The Spartan Superways' Futuristic Transportation Units Free Up Road Space
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74
Sustainable Motorcycle Races
Sustainable Motorcycle Races
The 80 Days Endurance Racing Event Pushes Clean Driving to Its Limits
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73
Car-Charging Dwellings
Car-Charging Dwellings
The 'Additive Manufacturing Integrated Energy' Project Examines Lifestyles
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72
Practical Compact Cars
Practical Compact Cars
The Mercedes Benz 'Smart Fortwo' is Perfect for City Driving
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71
Hotel Souvenir Bikes
Hotel Souvenir Bikes
Ace Hotel & Tokyobike Launched a Brightly Colored Bicycle Line for Guests
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70
Sporty Electric Vehicles
Sporty Electric Vehicles
The 2016 Prius Focuses On Design and Technology
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69
Environmentally Mindful SUVs
Environmentally Mindful SUVs
This All-Electric Concept Audi SUV Boasts a 300 Mile Range
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68
Rooftop Airplane Runways
Rooftop Airplane Runways
This Airport Runway Design is Constructed Above the City at Rooftop Level
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67
Efficient Fuel-Cell Vehicles (UPDATE)
Efficient Fuel-Cell Vehicles (UPDATE)
Honda FCV Gets Power from a Stack Two Thirds the Usual Size
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66
Battery-Powered Roadsters
Battery-Powered Roadsters
The SP:01 Electric Roadster Offers a Combination Of Speed and Torque
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65
Bicycle-Sharing Sites
Bicycle-Sharing Sites
Spinlister's Bike Rental Service Makes Eco-Transportation Accessible
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64
Methane-Powered Cars
Methane-Powered Cars
The 'Digestive Car' is Fueled by Methane from the Stomachs of Cows
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63
Electric Car-Charging Lots
Electric Car-Charging Lots
Powertree Service Offers Solar Power EV Charging to Apartment Complexes
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62
Augmented Reality Cycling Glasses
Augmented Reality Cycling Glasses
This Hands-Free Device Provides Visual Updates During a Ride
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61
Advanced Electric Supercars
Advanced Electric Supercars
The NanoFlowcell AG Quat F Sports a Liquid Battery and Can Hit 186 Mph
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60
Scrap Battery-Powered Vans
Scrap Battery-Powered Vans
The Renault Traffic EV is Powered By Used Batteries
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59
Boosted Hydrogen Bikes
Boosted Hydrogen Bikes
This Hydrogen-Powered Bike Makes Commutes Easy and Incredibly Eco-Friendly
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58
Vacuum Transport Tubes
Vacuum Transport Tubes
Tesla's 760 MPH Hyperloop Transportation System is Starting Construction
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57
Solar-Powered Planes (UPDATE)
Solar-Powered Planes (UPDATE)
Solar Impulse 2 Has Started Its Trip Around the World Without Fuel
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56
Upcycled Bike Reflectors
Upcycled Bike Reflectors
'Cyclesigns' are Bicycle Reflectors Made from Roadside Traffic Signs
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55
Solar-Powered Planes
Solar-Powered Planes
The Solar Impulse 2 Will Fly Around the World in Five Months Without Any Fuel
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54
Recycled Plastic Roads
Recycled Plastic Roads
These Eco-Friendly Roads are Low-Maintenance and Easy to Install
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53
Metro Vegetable Gardens
Metro Vegetable Gardens
This Hydroponic Tokyo Garden Takes Up Space on the Subway Line
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52
Psychedelic Single-Track Transport
Psychedelic Single-Track Transport
A Colorful Monorail Concept Has a Spectral and Abstract Design
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51
Smart Parking Solutions
Smart Parking Solutions
ParkSmart Helps Make Metropolitan Life Easier
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50
All-Natural Algae Biofuels
All-Natural Algae Biofuels
Fukushima Has Created a Green Energy Source Made from Seaweed
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49
Smartphone-Integrated Bus Shelters
Smartphone-Integrated Bus Shelters
These Transit Stops Help Commuters Stay Connected
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48
Device-Charging Bicycles
Device-Charging Bicycles
This Bike-Powered Charger Allows Users to Take Their Gadgets Anywhere
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47
Solar-Powered Family Cars
Solar-Powered Family Cars
The Stella Lux Has a Range of Over 1,000 Kilometers
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46
Versatile Driverless Vehicles
Versatile Driverless Vehicles
The Vitreous Concept Car Seats Only Passengers for Observatory Rides
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45
Commuter Maglev Cars
Commuter Maglev Cars
The M.U.C. Vehicle Would Streamline City Driving for Efficient and Eco Aims
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44
Safety-Conscious Cargo Bikes
Safety-Conscious Cargo Bikes
This Cargo Bike Features a Handy Front Basket for Storage
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43
Commute-Mapping Bicycles
Commute-Mapping Bicycles
This Smart Electric Bike Helps You Plan the Fastest and Safest Commute
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42
Ride-Sharing E-Bikes
Ride-Sharing E-Bikes
These Folding E-Bikes Allow Friends to Unlock and Borrow Them Through an App
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41
Waterproof Wooden Skateboards
Waterproof Wooden Skateboards
The Newest Line of Murksli Boards Comes in Five Unique Styles
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40
Headlight-Flashing Helmets
Headlight-Flashing Helmets
The Torch T2 Biking Helmet Helps Cyclists Be Seen from All Angles
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39
Bicycle Repair Stations
Bicycle Repair Stations
Steamwhistle Supplies Tools for Bike Maintenance at Urban Landmarks
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38
Three-Wheeled Electric Taxis
Three-Wheeled Electric Taxis
The 'Lindo' May Be a More Eco-Friendly Taxi Option for City Dwellers
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37
Computer-Integrated Handlebars
Computer-Integrated Handlebars
This Device Serves as a Touchscreen Display for Bikes
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36
Futuristic Electronic Skateboards
Futuristic Electronic Skateboards
This Single-Wheel Skateboard Zips Around Like a Hoverboard
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35
Wind-Powered Freight Ships
Wind-Powered Freight Ships
The Vindskip's Hull Harnesses the Power of the Wind
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34
Shock-Absorbant Wooden Bikes
Shock-Absorbant Wooden Bikes
This Resilient Bicycle Has a Spring Effect on Uneven City Roads
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33
Treadmill-Embedded Bicycles
Treadmill-Embedded Bicycles
The Lopifit Provides an Unexpected Experience While Riding
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32
Crowdsourced Bicycle Couriers
Crowdsourced Bicycle Couriers
This Amsterdam Service Lets Anyone Get Paid to Do Bike Deliveries
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31
Fast Food Bike Carriers
Fast Food Bike Carriers
'McBike' is a Carryout Container Designed to Hook onto Handlebars
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30
Bicycle Suit Bags
Bicycle Suit Bags
This Bag Fits a Suit, Shoes & Shower Gear for Bike Commuters to Bring to Work
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29
Self-Adjusting Electric Bicycles
Self-Adjusting Electric Bicycles
The Specialized Turbo S Adjusts Performance To Suit Your Needs
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28
Retro Eco Electric Bikes
Retro Eco Electric Bikes
The OtoCycles RaceR Recycled Bicycle Features Salvaged Materials
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27
Futuristic Electric Supercars
Futuristic Electric Supercars
This Concept Vehicle Could Become China's First Eco-Friendly Car
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26
Lightweight Luxury Bikes
Lightweight Luxury Bikes
This Diamond Shaped Bicycle is a Fusion of Off-Road Riding & Urban Design
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25
Sharp Eco Jetskis
Sharp Eco Jetskis
The Environmentally Friendly Marlin Hydrofoil Mimics Nature in its Mechanics
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24
3D-Printed Auto Opportunities
3D-Printed Auto Opportunities
Researchers Point the Way to Innovative Applications in Car Making
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23
Motorcycle-Mimicking Electric Bikes
Motorcycle-Mimicking Electric Bikes
This Ono Bike Uses the Same Body Shape as a Real Motorcycle
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22
Collapsible Electric Bikes
Collapsible Electric Bikes
The 'A-Bike' is the World's Lightest and Most Compact Electric Bike
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21
Tubular Folding Scooters
Tubular Folding Scooters
This Portable Device Provides an Alternative Form of Urban Transportation
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20
Autonomous Adult-Sized Tricycles
Autonomous Adult-Sized Tricycles
This Pedal-Powered Tricycle is an Eco-friendly Form of Transport
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19
Affordable Electric Bikes
Affordable Electric Bikes
The Wave eBike Offers a Long Range and High Speeds at a Low Price
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18
Customizable Cargo Bikes
Customizable Cargo Bikes
This Compact Cargo Bike is Perfect for the Urban Environment
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17
DIY Kayak Kits
DIY Kayak Kits
This Ready-to-Assemble Kayak Features a Snap-Together Frame
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16
Hybrid Roller Skates
Hybrid Roller Skates
These Wheeled Shoes Allow Users to Walk, Skate or Glide to Their Destination
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15
3D-Printed Cars (UPDATE)
3D-Printed Cars (UPDATE)
This Cutting-Edge Local Motors Creation is Now Production-Ready
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14
Featherlight Electric Bikes
Featherlight Electric Bikes
The Besv Panther PS1 Electric Bike Offers Power and Personalization
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13
Commuter-Friendly Bicycles
Commuter-Friendly Bicycles
This Bike Features a Number of Handy Storage Solutions
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12
Motorized Shoe-Strapped Accessories
Motorized Shoe-Strapped Accessories
Rollkers Electronic Shoes are Being Displayed at CES 2015
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11
Foldable Commuter Scooters
Foldable Commuter Scooters
Green Ride Created Inu Scooters in Isreal for Easy On-the-Go Travel
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10
Off-Road Electric Bikes
Off-Road Electric Bikes
This Eco-Friendly Bike Features Electric Powertrain Technology
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9
Customizable Electric Scooters
Customizable Electric Scooters
This Lightweight Personal Scooter is Made from SMC & is Eco-friendy
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8
Briefcase-Holding Commuter Bikes
Briefcase-Holding Commuter Bikes
The Quinn Bike Has a Central Cargo Compartment for Easy Balancing
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7
Multifunctional Camping Scooters
Multifunctional Camping Scooters
This Three-Wheeled Scooter Features All the Comforts of Home
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6
Multi-Mode Motorcycles
Multi-Mode Motorcycles
The 'Tesla Model M' Transitions from Race Mode to Eco Mode Via Computer
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5
Solar-Powered Food Trucks
Solar-Powered Food Trucks
New York City Has Just Unveiled Its New Line of Sustainable Food Carts
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4
Sophisticated Sidecar Bicycles
Sophisticated Sidecar Bicycles
This Sidecar Bike is Perfect for Cruising Down the Boardwalk
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3
Rugged Eco-Friendly Scooters
Rugged Eco-Friendly Scooters
The Daymak Beast Off-Road Scooter is Made for Getting Around in Style
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2
High-Tech Hybrid Bicycles
High-Tech Hybrid Bicycles
The 'Ginzvelo' Can Travel Up to 100 Miles on a Single Charge
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1
Eco Jumbo Jets
Eco Jumbo Jets
The Progress Eagle Aircraft Seats 800 and Employs Sustainable Energy
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