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Top 100 Eco Transportation Trends in 2017

From Electric Deliveries to Eco Commuter Vehicles

— January 28, 2018 — Autos
Eco transportation trends in 2017 reveal innovations in everything from delivery services to commuting in urban environments.

Delivery services are increasingly boasting eco-friendly functions as brands recognize the need to reduce traffic congestion and pollution, and increase efficiency in their services. Examples of this include London's UPS e-bike initiative, the UK's Royal Mail electric delivery vehicles, and the Tesla Semi, an electrified shipping truck that is currently in its conceptual stage.

Other ways in which eco transportation has been enhanced this past year is through innovations in how workers commute, particularly into or around urban environments. Examples include the Mö, which is a pedal and solar-topped bike that helps commuters go quickly to and from short distances, and the new Nederlandse Spoorwegen trains which are almost entirely powered by wind energy.
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Incentivized Cycling Apps
Incentivized Cycling Apps
The Biklio App Offers Discounts & Rewards to Consistent Cyclists
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99
Employee Perk Bike Shares
Employee Perk Bike Shares
LimeBike's Bike Share Program Can Now Be Offered as Employee Perks
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98
Zero-Emissions Hydrogen Trucks
Zero-Emissions Hydrogen Trucks
This Big Rig Truck was Retrofitted by Toyota to Run on Hydrogen
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97
Trailblazing Electric Buses
Trailblazing Electric Buses
The Catalyst E2 Max Boasts the Largest Range Of Any Electric Vehicle
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96
Individual Pollution Trackers
Individual Pollution Trackers
The Geco Air App Measures Air Pollution Based On Your Transportation
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95
Air-Filtering Crossover Concepts
Air-Filtering Crossover Concepts
The Volkswagen I.D. Crozz Provides Passengers Clean Air Anywhere
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94
Range-Roving Electric Vans
Range-Roving Electric Vans
The Nissan e-NV200 Offers Expanded Range In a Zero Emissions Package
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93
Bus-Battery Swapping Startups
Bus-Battery Swapping Startups
This Indian Startup Makes Electric Buses More Convenient To Operate
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92
Modernized Urban Taxis
Modernized Urban Taxis
London's Black Taxi Cab Will Have More Electric Power Than Before
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91
Folding Electric Bikes
Folding Electric Bikes
Brompton Electric's Collapsible Electric Bike is Portable and Sturdy
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90
Wind-Powered Commuter Trains
Wind-Powered Commuter Trains
The Nederlandse Spoorwegen Passenger Trains will be Emission-Free
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89
Food Waste Delivery Trucks
Food Waste Delivery Trucks
Sustainable Waitrose Grocery-Delivering Trucks Run on Biomethane
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88
Three-Wheel Mobility Systems
Three-Wheel Mobility Systems
The Mercane TRANSBOARD v2 is an Eco-Friendly Electric “Kickscooter”
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87
Transformative Train Carriages
Transformative Train Carriages
42 Technology's Adaptable Carriage Makes the Most of Unsold Seats
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86
Expansive Bike Storage Spaces
Expansive Bike Storage Spaces
Utrecht Created a Bicycle Parking Garage That Can Hold 6,500 Bikes
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85
Beefy Electric Bicycles
Beefy Electric Bicycles
The Strom Bike is Designed to Conquer Both City Streets and Sandy Beaches
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84
Algae-Based Motorcycles
Algae-Based Motorcycles
Ritsert Mans' Motorcycle is Made from Wood and Runs on Algae Oil
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83
AI-Powered Skateboards
AI-Powered Skateboards
The 'Xtnd Board' Uses AI to Adapt to Your Riding Style
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82
Speedy Recharging Electric Buses
Speedy Recharging Electric Buses
This Hybrid Electric Bus Can Completely Recharge in Only Minutes
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81
Quick-Charging Electric Buses
Quick-Charging Electric Buses
Hyundai's 'Elec City' Bus is Fully Charged in Just Over an Hour
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80
Gargantuan Electric Dump Trucks
Gargantuan Electric Dump Trucks
This Komatsu Truck is the World's Biggest Electric Vehicle
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79
Collaborative EV Charging Networks
Collaborative EV Charging Networks
Ionity is a Europe-Wide Electric Vehicle Charging Network
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78
Retro-Inspired eBikes
Retro-Inspired eBikes
The Lauva Bikes are Ornately Inspired by Classic Designs
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77
Retooled Front-Wheel Bicycles
Retooled Front-Wheel Bicycles
'BellCycles' Introduces a Completely Reinvented Bicycle
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76
Solar Panel-Sheathed Trains
Solar Panel-Sheathed Trains
This Eco-Friendly Train Was Introduced By Indian Railways
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75
Battery Electric Vehicle Concepts
Battery Electric Vehicle Concepts
Dyson is Developing an Electric Car Plan Coming in 2020
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74
Aero-Amphibious Vehicle Prototypes
Aero-Amphibious Vehicle Prototypes
Made From Garbage, This Jet Car Can Travel on Land and Water
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73
City-Inspired Folding Bicycles
City-Inspired Folding Bicycles
The Whippet Bicycle Can Fold to Suit the Needs of Urban Commuters
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72
Topless EV Successors
Topless EV Successors
The Tesla Roadster Y Concept is a Radical Sequel to the Company's First Car
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71
Battery-Propelled Airplanes
Battery-Propelled Airplanes
EasyJet and Wright Electric are Working On Electric-Powered Aircraft
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70
Luxury Eco Cars Revivals
Luxury Eco Cars Revivals
The Fisker Karma Has Been Officially Reborn as the $130,000 Karma Revero
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69
Performance-Oriented Electric SUVs
Performance-Oriented Electric SUVs
A 500-Horsepower Audi E-tron Sportback Will Go on Sale in 2020
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68
Sporty Eco Car Makeovers
Sporty Eco Car Makeovers
The 2018 Bmw i3S is Designed to Be Fun to Drive
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67
Electric Canadian Supercars
Electric Canadian Supercars
The Dubuc Motors Tomahawk Has a Claimed 0-60 MPH Time of 2.0 Seconds
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66
All-Electric Transport Vans
All-Electric Transport Vans
The Renault Master ZE is a Cleaner and Quieter Option for Cities
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65
Record-Setting Electric Sports Cars
Record-Setting Electric Sports Cars
The New Tesla Roaster is the Fastest Production Car Ever
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64
Electric Scooter-Sharing Services
Electric Scooter-Sharing Services
Gogoro is Expanding Its Fleet with 600 EV Smartscooters in Paris
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63
Electric Vehicle-Charging Roads
Electric Vehicle-Charging Roads
This Self-Healing Concrete May Have the Ability to Charge Your Car
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62
Thief-Proof Bike Racks
Thief-Proof Bike Racks
Portland's Bike Racks are Designed So Bike Thieves Can't Cut Through Them
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61
Eco Taxi Services
Eco Taxi Services
Quebec's Teo Taxis are Equipped With Free Wi-Fi and Tablets
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60
Greenery-Adorned City Buses
Greenery-Adorned City Buses
The 'Forest Bus' in Taipai Acts as a Mobile Greenhouse
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59
Induction Charging Electric Vehicles
Induction Charging Electric Vehicles
The Mercedes-Benz Concept EQA Offers Ample Charging Options
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58
Woven Bamboo Bicycles
Woven Bamboo Bicycles
The HERO Bike is a Sustainable Bike Made with a Bamboo Frame
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57
Electric Mail Delivery Vehicles
Electric Mail Delivery Vehicles
The Royal Mail Will Be Trailing 9 Zero Emission Vehicles in London
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56
Lightweight Sustainable Automobiles
Lightweight Sustainable Automobiles
Dutch Students Built and Designed This Biodegradable Car
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55
Driverless Train Concepts
Driverless Train Concepts
This Train From CRRC Zhuzhou Runs on Paint Lines Instead of Rails
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54
Miniature Electric Cars
Miniature Electric Cars
Mini Used 3D Printing to Realize the 'Mini Electric Concept'
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53
Solar Roof Hybrid Vehicles
Solar Roof Hybrid Vehicles
Panasonic Developed a Solar Car Roof for the Toyota Prius
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52
Rugged Chinese Luxury SUVs
Rugged Chinese Luxury SUVs
The Hybrid Jeep Yunti Concept is Set to Debut at the Shanghai Auto Show
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51
Infrastructure-Altering Rail Startups
Infrastructure-Altering Rail Startups
Eco-Friendly Locomore Offers Cheap Train Tickets in Germany
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50
Printed Electric Scooter Taxis
Printed Electric Scooter Taxis
Etran Plans to Launch a 3D-Printed Transportation Fleet in Thailand
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49
State-Wide Green Habitats
State-Wide Green Habitats
The Haritha Keralam Mission in Kerala, India, Envisions a Green State
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48
All Electric G-Wagons
All Electric G-Wagons
The Arnold Schwarzenegger x Kreisel Electric G-Class is an Eco Luxury SUV
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47
Solar Panel-Topped Vehicles
Solar Panel-Topped Vehicles
This Conceptual Solar Electric Vehicle Has a Modern, Angular Aesthetic
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46
Versatile E-Bike Collections
Versatile E-Bike Collections
These New Yamaha E-Bikes Include Off-Road and Urban Options
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45
Inflatable Bicycle Concepts
Inflatable Bicycle Concepts
The Ford Motor Company Designed a Bike That Can Be Deflated to Store
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44
Modular Self-Driving Vehicles
Modular Self-Driving Vehicles
The 'EDIT' Self-Driving Electric Car Can Suit Differing Needs
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43
All-Electric Supercars
All-Electric Supercars
The Next Elextra EV Will Be Record-Breakingly Fast
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42
Solar-Powered Bike Lanes
Solar-Powered Bike Lanes
A Polish Engineering Firm Developed a Luminous Solar-Powered Bike Path
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41
Collaborative Designer Bikes
Collaborative Designer Bikes
Tokoyobike Launches a Series of Limited Edition Designer Bikes
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40
Customizable Commuter Pods
Customizable Commuter Pods
'InMotion' Autonomous Commuting Vehicles Boast Changing Interiors
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39
Bicycle Gravel Guards
Bicycle Gravel Guards
This FLECTR Design is Like a Windshield Protector for One's Bike
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38
Zero Emissions Cargo Ships
Zero Emissions Cargo Ships
This Fully Electric Autonomous Ship Will Hit the Seas in 2018
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37
Transitional Orientation Scooters
Transitional Orientation Scooters
The Metro Shark Scooter Lets You Sit or Stand When Using it
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36
3D-Printed Concrete Canoes
3D-Printed Concrete Canoes
ETH Zurich Developed an Ultra-Lightweight 3D-Printed Canoe
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35
Eco-Focused Urban Bike Paths
Eco-Focused Urban Bike Paths
The Radbahn Berlin Would Be Berlin's First Covered Bike Path
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34
Quick-Charge E-Unicycles
Quick-Charge E-Unicycles
The 'Uno Bolt' E-Unicycle Gives Riders the Freedom to Ride on or Off Road
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33
Airless Bicycle Tires
Airless Bicycle Tires
Bridgestone's Airless Tires Do Not Need to Be Inflated
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32
Air-Purifying Bicycles
Air-Purifying Bicycles
The 'Smog Free Bike' Generates Clean Air as It's Ridden
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31
Folding All-Terrain Electric Bikes
Folding All-Terrain Electric Bikes
The 'Stark Drive' Folding Electric Bicycles are Affordable
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30
Sustainable Self-Assembly Bikes
Sustainable Self-Assembly Bikes
SandwichBikes Encourages Riders to Build Their Own Frames
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29
Dashing Chinese Electric Cars
Dashing Chinese Electric Cars
The Qiantu K50 Has Rooftop Solar Panels and a Max Range of 250 Miles
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28
Utility Cargo Bikes
Utility Cargo Bikes
The Yuba Supermarche Cargo Bike Can Haul Up to 300 Lbs Plus a Rider
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27
Speedy Electric Commuter Bikes
Speedy Electric Commuter Bikes
The 'JOLT' eBike Folds and Unfolds in 20 Seconds Flat
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26
Battery-Boosted Luxury Yachts
Battery-Boosted Luxury Yachts
This Electric Luxury Yacht is Powered By BMW Batteries
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25
Efficient Pickup Truck Concepts
Efficient Pickup Truck Concepts
The Tesla Pickup Truck Offers Ample Cargo Space
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24
Aerodynamic E-Bike Concepts
Aerodynamic E-Bike Concepts
The Podbike's Velomobile Design Saves Space and is Eco-Friendly
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23
Electric Microbus Designs
Electric Microbus Designs
The Environmentally Made-Over VW Minibus is Hitting the Road in 2022
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22
Two-Seater Electric Cars
Two-Seater Electric Cars
The 3D-Printed TARC Car EV Reduces Environmental and Manufacturing Loads
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21
Aerodynamic Shipping Vehicles
Aerodynamic Shipping Vehicles
The Mercedes Euro-X Transport Truck Has an Efficient Design
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20
3D-Printed Electric Motorcycles
3D-Printed Electric Motorcycles
The Italian Volt Personal Motorcycles are Efficient and Stylish
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19
Smart Electric Scooters
Smart Electric Scooters
The Unu Electric Scooter Delivers Top Speed No Matter the Charge Level
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18
Dock-Free Bike-Sharing Systems
Dock-Free Bike-Sharing Systems
bluegogo Lets Riders Share Bikes Without Having to Deposit Them
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17
Updated Electric Truck Timelines
Updated Electric Truck Timelines
Elon Musk Shares Debut Dates for Tesla Electric Truck and Semi
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16
Futuristic Carsharing Concepts
Futuristic Carsharing Concepts
The Smart Vision EQ Concept EV is Self-driving and All-electric
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15
Electrified Shipping Trucks
Electrified Shipping Trucks
The Tesla Semi Reduces Costs and Increases Safety
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14
E-Bike Delivery Vehicles
E-Bike Delivery Vehicles
UPS is Trialling Electric Bike Trailers to Help Traffic and Pollution
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13
Pedal-Powered Commuter Vehicles
Pedal-Powered Commuter Vehicles
Mö is a Solar-Powered Vehicle That Can Be Pedaled Like a Bike
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12
Lightweight Telescopic Caravans
Lightweight Telescopic Caravans
The 'Slidavan Caravan' is Complete with a Telescope Roof
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11
Sustainable Aluminum Mobile Homes
Sustainable Aluminum Mobile Homes
HofArc's Living Vehicle Was Made with Low-Impact Materials
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10
Italian Cocktail-Inspired Bicycles
Italian Cocktail-Inspired Bicycles
Bice Bicycles Based This Cycle Design Around an Aperol Spritz
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9
Adaptable Three-Way Bikes
Adaptable Three-Way Bikes
The Sustainable 3-in-1 'LittleBig' Bike Adapts with Growing Children
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8
Track-Ready EV Concepts
Track-Ready EV Concepts
The Tesla EXP Concept Features an Aerodynamic Design and is Self-Driving
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7
Space-Highlighting Bike Lights
Space-Highlighting Bike Lights
Michelin's ‘Bikesphere’ Protects Cyclists with a Red Ring of Lasers
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6
Fashionable Electric Vehicles
Fashionable Electric Vehicles
Pix Presents Electromobility in the Most Aesthetically Pleasing Form
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5
Eco-Friendly Adult Scooters
Eco-Friendly Adult Scooters
The 'OjO' Commuter Scooter Offers Solid Range and Speed
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4
Power-Assisted City Trikes
Power-Assisted City Trikes
The Audi 'Formula Zero' Urban Vehicle Transports Riders Short Distances
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3
Innovative Hourglass Trains
Innovative Hourglass Trains
A Double-Decker Train Repositions the Tracks at the Core of the Cars
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2
Modified Retro Scooters
Modified Retro Scooters
Shanghai Customs Modified the Honda Cub into a Stylish Scooter
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1
Bottomless Electric Aircraft
Bottomless Electric Aircraft
The AJet-100 Is Cleaner, Greener and Features a Stunning Glass Floor
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