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Top 100 Transportation Trends of 2016

From Dual-Seat Electric Bikes to Hydrogen Snow Vehicles

— January 28, 2017 — Eco
Transportation is likely the most important arena for effecting real systemic improvements for the environment, and the 2016 transportation trends consistently endeavor to do so. Virtually every form of transportation has an eco-friendly option associated with it, from cars to trucks to bicycles and beyond.

Of all the 2016 transportation trends that revolve around environmental sustainability, bicycles have seen the biggest surge. The mode of transportation is already green on its own, but several new products have been released to make it more efficient and practical as an everyday mode of transportation. It might be difficult to see where bicycles can go from here, but that's where our FREE 2017 Trend Report can help.

Not all of the sustainable transportation developments relate to vehicles, however. Infrastructure has the potential to help just as much. 'Oslo Solar' is a building designed specifically for the needs of cyclists and electric vehicle-drivers, and AO Architects has conceived of a fully enclosed highway system that will relieve smog in Chinese cities.
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Freshness
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Hydrogen-Powered Racing Vehicles
Hydrogen-Powered Racing Vehicles
The Pagani Ganador Concept Racer is Eco-Friendly on the Track
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99
Miniature Efficient Hybrid Cars
Miniature Efficient Hybrid Cars
The New MINI Hybrid Expands the Capabilities of the Compact Car
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98
Submerged Transportation Bridges
Submerged Transportation Bridges
The Norwegian Fjords Floating Tunnel Places Traffic Underwater
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97
Versatile Handsfree Scooters
Versatile Handsfree Scooters
The Segway Ninebot miniPRO Offers Enhanced Range at CES 2016
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96
Pedestrian-Oriented Urban Redesigns
Pedestrian-Oriented Urban Redesigns
The Place de la Bastille Undergoes a Remodel for Foot Traffic
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95
Self-Driving Concept Cars
Self-Driving Concept Cars
The LeSEE Concept Car is Being Marketed as an Autonomous Taxi
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94
Quick-Charge Electric Automobiles
Quick-Charge Electric Automobiles
The Volkswagen ID Concept Sedan Charges to 80% in 15-Minutes
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93
Gamified Cycling Stunts
Gamified Cycling Stunts
TfL's 'Time to Cycle' Initiative Encourages the Public to Begin Biking
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92
Cannabis-Constructed Cars
Cannabis-Constructed Cars
Bruce Dietzen Has Created an Environmentally Friendly Car Made from Hemp
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91
Eco-Friendly Off-Road UTVs
Eco-Friendly Off-Road UTVs
The Nikola Zero UTV Beats Gasoline Vehicles in Performance
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90
Energy-Efficient SUVs
Energy-Efficient SUVs
This Compact Luxury SUV Offers Plug-In Hybrid Performance
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89
Oil Brand City Vehicles
Oil Brand City Vehicles
The Shell Project M Concept Car Features a Fuel Economy of 89mpg
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88
Smartphone-Integrated Bicycles
Smartphone-Integrated Bicycles
Le Super Bike is a Smart Bike Designed for Young Consumers
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87
Road-Straddling Buses
Road-Straddling Buses
The Elevated Transit Bus Would Glide Overtop of Beijing Traffic Jams
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86
Urban-Only Electric Vehicles
Urban-Only Electric Vehicles
The Huracan 'City Rover' Offers Impressive Power in the City
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85
Folding Chair Scooters
Folding Chair Scooters
The 'eFOLDi' Personal Vehicle Offers Three Uses in One Design
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84
Driverless Rideshare Fleets
Driverless Rideshare Fleets
Cars from Uber's ATC are Launching in Pittsburg
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83
Smatphone-Controlled Electric Skateboards
Smatphone-Controlled Electric Skateboards
The 'Blink-Board' Was Recently Unveiled at CES 2016
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82
Connected Bicycle Systems
Connected Bicycle Systems
The 'OpenBike' System Would Connect Cyclists and Gear
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81
Luxury Electric Sedans
Luxury Electric Sedans
The Fisker EMotion Reaches a Top Speed of 161mph on Electricity Alone
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80
Enhanced Electric Mountain Bikes
Enhanced Electric Mountain Bikes
The SCOTT E-Genius Plus Electric Mountain Bicycle is Rugged
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79
Connected Off-Road Bikes
Connected Off-Road Bikes
The LeEco 'Le Syvrac' Mountain Bike Design Has Connected Features
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78
Revived Supersonic Airlines
Revived Supersonic Airlines
'Boom' Hopes to Succeed in Place of Concorde with Supersonic Aircraft
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77
Futuristic Enclosed Highways
Futuristic Enclosed Highways
The Highway G107 is a Concept for the City of Bao'an in China
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76
Multipurpose Electric Bikes
Multipurpose Electric Bikes
The 'AMP Errand' E-Bicycle is a Versatile Bike for Everyday Use
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75
Solar-Paved Roads
Solar-Paved Roads
This Energy-Generating Pavement Produces Renewable Energy
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74
Efficient Electric Shipping Trucks
Efficient Electric Shipping Trucks
The Charge Truck Could Cut Operating Costs and Emissions
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73
Contemporary Cargo Scooters
Contemporary Cargo Scooters
The Nimble Urban Scooter Features a Handy Cargo Rack on the Front
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72
Bombastic Bamboo E-Bikes
Bombastic Bamboo E-Bikes
The Car Killer E-Bikes Aim to Replace Cars On the Road
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71
Cloud-Connected Electric Scooters
Cloud-Connected Electric Scooters
The 'Genze 2.0' Was Unveiled at Ces 2016
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70
Eco Carbon Fiber Cars
Eco Carbon Fiber Cars
The Riversimple 'Rasa' Hydrogen Fuel Cell Car Provides Enhanced Range
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69
Solar Cell-Embedded Roads
Solar Cell-Embedded Roads
'Solmove' is Designing a Flexible Glass Carpet Filled with Solar Cells
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68
Robot-Produced Bicycles
Robot-Produced Bicycles
The Mokumono Bike is Quick and Inexpensive to Produce
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67
Data-Analyzing Bikes
Data-Analyzing Bikes
This Smart Bike Detects Every Physical Aspect of Your Ride
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66
Sleek Urban Velomobiles
Sleek Urban Velomobiles
The Ego Urban Transporter Could Revolutionize How Consumers Get Around
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65
Futuristic Rescue Aircrafts
Futuristic Rescue Aircrafts
The Sikorsky 'KANI' Light Electric Aircraft Features Space for Two
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64
High-Tech Bike Displays
High-Tech Bike Displays
This Company Makes High-Functioning Bikes for Eco-Friendly Transport
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63
Hydrogen-Powered Snow Vehicles
Hydrogen-Powered Snow Vehicles
The Wemotaci Concept Snowmobile is a Powerful Hydrogen Vehicle
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62
Traffic-Alleviating Elevated Buses
Traffic-Alleviating Elevated Buses
China's TEB-1 is a Bus That Allows Cars to Pass Underneath It
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61
Handcrafted Bamboo Bikes
Handcrafted Bamboo Bikes
The 'Craft Bicycle' is Plant-Made and Eco-Friendly
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60
Futuristic Hover Bikes
Futuristic Hover Bikes
The Chico is a Conceptual Vehicle that Features a Rounded Pod Shape
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59
Open-Concept Electric SUVs
Open-Concept Electric SUVs
The Nissan 'Experve' Conceptual Car Design is Efficient in Design
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58
Single-Wheel Aluminum Skateboards
Single-Wheel Aluminum Skateboards
The 'ATOM FLIYE' Transportation Device is Hoverboard-Inspired
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57
Personal Mobility Robots
Personal Mobility Robots
The Segway Robot is One Part Robot, One Part Scooter at CES 2016
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56
Stylish Electric Retro Bikes
Stylish Electric Retro Bikes
The Vispa eBike Combines Functionality with Nostalgic Style
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55
App-Connected E-Bikes
App-Connected E-Bikes
The 'Piaggio Wi-Bike' Allows Riders to Control Their Bike with Their Phone
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54
Chainless Electric Bikes
Chainless Electric Bikes
The Bike2 is a Rechargeable Electric Bike for Urban Commuters
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53
Eco-Friendly Food Trucks
Eco-Friendly Food Trucks
The New Yumbii Truck Converts Exhaust into Nitrogen Gas and Water Vapor
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52
Vast Bicycle Hotels
Vast Bicycle Hotels
The Lillestrom Bicycle Hotel Lets People Store Bicycles for Monthly Fees
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51
Driverless Transportation Pods
Driverless Transportation Pods
Singapore's GRT Pods Could Revolutionize Public Transport
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50
Affordable Electric Cars
Affordable Electric Cars
The Chevy Bolt Was Unveiled at CES 2016, Beating Tesla to the Finish Line
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49
Eco Electric Classic Scooters
Eco Electric Classic Scooters
The Vespa Elettrica Concept Ditches Internal Combustion
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48
Squared-Shaped Electric Skateboards
Squared-Shaped Electric Skateboards
The AcraMini is a Square Skateboard Inspired by Space Rovers
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47
Affordable Electric Bicycles
Affordable Electric Bicycles
The 'Propella' Electric Lightweight Bike Offers Enhanced Range
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46
Compact Public Transportation Vehicles
Compact Public Transportation Vehicles
The 'Tempo' Compact Vehicle Offers Space for Two Riders
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45
Autonomous Luxury Cars
Autonomous Luxury Cars
The BMW 'i NEXT' Design is a Luxurious Two-Person Electric Car
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44
Fabric-Bodied Cargo Bikes
Fabric-Bodied Cargo Bikes
The New Velove Armadillo Promises All-Weather Transportation
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43
Single-Liter Cars
Single-Liter Cars
This Student-Designed 3D-Printed Vehicle Competed at the Shell Eco-Marathon
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42
Hydrogen Supercar Concepts
Hydrogen Supercar Concepts
The H2 Speed is the World's First High-Performance Hydrogen-Powered Car
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41
Collapsible Bike-Share Helmets
Collapsible Bike-Share Helmets
EcoHelmet is an Affordable Way to Keep a Helmet Available
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40
Multi-Terrain Tactical Vehicles
Multi-Terrain Tactical Vehicles
The 'Inde Amphimobile' Could Revolutionize Driving Capabilities
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39
Compact Electric Commuter Bikes
Compact Electric Commuter Bikes
The Tern Vektron Folding Electric Commute Bike is Bosch-Powered
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38
Rugged Rescue Vehicles
Rugged Rescue Vehicles
Nissan's Navara EnGuard Concept Packs a Portable Battery Pack
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37
Lean-to-Steer Scooters
Lean-to-Steer Scooters
The 'CycleBoard' Three-Wheel Electric Scooter is Intuitive to Ride
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36
Powerful Electric Skateboards
Powerful Electric Skateboards
The 'Blink Qu4tro' Can Climb 30 Percent Incline Rates
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35
Quick Collapsing Scooters
Quick Collapsing Scooters
Stigo's Foldable Bike is a Portable Electric Scooter Ideal for Commuters
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34
Commuter-Friendly E-Bikes
Commuter-Friendly E-Bikes
The 'Yunma EVELO' Recently Debuted at CES 2016
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33
Low-Riding Longboards
Low-Riding Longboards
The 'Lo-Ruiter Longboard' Sits Lower to the Ground That Similar Products
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32
Extremely Slender E-Bikes
Extremely Slender E-Bikes
The 'COSWHEEL A-ONE' Smart Folding Electric Bicycle is Ready for Action
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31
All-Electric Roadsters
All-Electric Roadsters
Kyburz Debuted a Sporty Electric 'eRod' Roadster
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30
Bike-Friendly Office Buildings
Bike-Friendly Office Buildings
The Oslo Solar Building is Designed for Bike Storage and Repairs
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29
Carbon Fiber Commuter Scooters
Carbon Fiber Commuter Scooters
The Moveo 2016 Foldable Electric Scooter Has a Compact Aesthetic
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28
Electric Luxury Sports Cars
Electric Luxury Sports Cars
The Maserati Alfieri will Feature an All-Electric Chassis Over Gas
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27
Sustainable Food Trucks
Sustainable Food Trucks
This Eco-Friendly Food Truck is Powered by Electricity
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26
Discreet E-Bike Designs
Discreet E-Bike Designs
This Bike's Components are Enclosed in the Frame or the Rear Swing Arm
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25
Compact Human-Powered Autos
Compact Human-Powered Autos
The 'CityCar' Bridges the Gap Between Electric Cars and Bicycles
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24
Multi-Power Eco Vehicles
Multi-Power Eco Vehicles
The mö Solar Electricity Velomobile Can be Powered by the Sun or Humans
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23
Foldable Flatpack Electric Scooters
Foldable Flatpack Electric Scooters
The 'Xcape' Adult Scooter is Lightweight and Strong
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Futuristic SUV Electric Motorcycles
Futuristic SUV Electric Motorcycles
The 'Carbon SUV' E-Bike Motorcycle is Designed for Performance
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21
Short-Range Commuter Scooters
Short-Range Commuter Scooters
The 'DriftWheels' Hoverboard Scooter Makes Short Commutes Easier
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20
Three-Wheeled Eco Scooters
Three-Wheeled Eco Scooters
The iTank is an Affordable Urban Crossover Scooter
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19
Sports Car-Inspired E-Bikes
Sports Car-Inspired E-Bikes
Pininfarina's E-Voluzione is Based on Its Experience with Ferrari
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18
Economical Single-Seat Helicopters
Economical Single-Seat Helicopters
This Personal Helicopter Design Allows Flyers to Avoid Delays
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17
Hybrid Adventurer Vehicles
Hybrid Adventurer Vehicles
The Volkswagen Tiguan GTE Active Concept is a Powerful Off-Road SUV
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16
Self-Powered Trolleybus Gardens
Self-Powered Trolleybus Gardens
This Piezoelectric Architecture Merges Design & Sustainability
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15
Retro-Futuristic Bikes
Retro-Futuristic Bikes
These Bikes from 'ECCE' Have an Aesthetic Unlike Most Others
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14
Multi-Fuel City Cars
Multi-Fuel City Cars
The Mirrow 'Provocator' Electric City Car is Compact Yet Spacious
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13
Balanced Folding Electric Scooters
Balanced Folding Electric Scooters
The 'Transboard' Scooter Vehicle Features an Efficient Design
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12
Full-Size Folding Bikes
Full-Size Folding Bikes
The 'FUBi Fixie' is an Adult Bike with Total Folding Capabilities
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11
Luxury Class Coupes
Luxury Class Coupes
The Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 is Sleek in Design and Electric-Powered
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10
Efficient Retrofitted Motorcycle Vehicles
Efficient Retrofitted Motorcycle Vehicles
The Phaser Type 1 is Made Using a 1998 Yamaha Fazer 600
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9
Compact Longboard Designs
Compact Longboard Designs
The Elos Longboard Was Designed to Be as Portable as Possible
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8
Electric Bike Conversion Wheels
Electric Bike Conversion Wheels
The Electron Wheel Turns Any Bike into an Electric Bike
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7
Shipping Container E-Bike Shops
Shipping Container E-Bike Shops
'Quikbyke' is an Electronic Bike Rental Shop Run Out of a Box
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6
Multi-Terrain Electric Bikes
Multi-Terrain Electric Bikes
The Super 73 Electric Cruiser Bike is Designed for the Urban Rider
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5
Dual-Seat Electric Bikes
Dual-Seat Electric Bikes
The Ruckus Bike Has an Extra-Long Cushion Designed for Passengers
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4
Teardrop Trailer House Hybrids
Teardrop Trailer House Hybrids
This Tiny Home Combines the Features of a Teardrop Trailer
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3
Bicycle-Car Hybrids
Bicycle-Car Hybrids
This Vehicle Could Resolve Transport Issues That Stem from Overpopulation
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2
Collapsible Electric Scooters
Collapsible Electric Scooters
The 'Xcooter' is Set to Be Unveiled at CES 2016
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1
Converted Van DIYs
Converted Van DIYs
Filmmaker Zach Both Shows How to Transform a Van Into a Modern Apartment
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