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100 Futuristic Eco Vehicles

From Green Sports Cars to Fuel-Efficient Airships

— June 19, 2012 — Autos
Considering that fossil fuels are becomingly increasingly expensive to procure, the world is in desperate need of fuel-efficient, low-emission transportation, such as the eco vehicles featured here.

As far as carbon emissions go, cars are currently the biggest contributors. Though public transportation can curb some of this pollution, it would be that much more helpful if cars themselves reduced their consumption of oil and carbon emissions. That’s why the environmentally friendly automobiles featured here are a step in the right direction. Although cars work wonders for individuals, they are not usually up to industrial-scale tasks like cargo transport and international shipping.

Airships can provide heavy lift transport using little fuel. This allows them to meet economic goals like moving cargo with a minimal strain on the environment. However, in terms of international shipping or transportation, airships might be a little slow.

Airplanes are currently the fastest form of transportation. Still, jets consume a huge amount of fuel. For this reason, any advances in alternative energy sources or fuel efficiency are welcome developments.
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Easy Going Eco Cars
Easy Going Eco Cars
The TX4 Cabs by Lotus Engineering is the Official Cab For 2012 Olympics
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99
Eco Blimp Cleanups
Eco Blimp Cleanups
The US Navy MZ-3A Airship is Now Part of BP Oil Spill Cleanup Efforts
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98
Fast Food Charging Stations
Fast Food Charging Stations
West Virginia McDonald's Goes Green by Charging Electric Vehicles
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97
Ghostly Green Vehicles
Ghostly Green Vehicles
The Tesla Model S Alpha Build is a Sleek And Silvery Eco Prototype
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96
Space Age Eco Cars
Space Age Eco Cars
The 'Electra' by Raymundo Burgueno Has Independent Motored Wheels
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95
Lightweight Eco Vehicles
Lightweight Eco Vehicles
The Honda Jazz Hybrid Will Allow for an Environmentally Friendly Drive
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94
Color-Coded Speedometers
Color-Coded Speedometers
Honda's New Eco Cars
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93
London Eco Cars
London Eco Cars
NICE Mega City
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92
Mid-Market Eco Cars
Mid-Market Eco Cars
The 2012 Focus Electric is Ford's Attempt at Going Green Permanently
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91
Epic Eco Cars
Epic Eco Cars
The Cal Poly Black Widow Gets 2,752 MPG (Take That, Prius!)
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90
Solar Powered Planes
Solar Powered Planes
QinetiQ Zephyr Breaks World Record
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89
Low-Slung Eco Cars
Low-Slung Eco Cars
The Fisker Karma Supercar at CES 2012 is Equipped with Large Solar Panels
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88
Eco Scientists Devise New Propulsion
Eco Scientists Devise New Propulsion
Sea Glider Powered by Water's Heat
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87
Cost-Efficient Eco Cars
Cost-Efficient Eco Cars
The Ultra Lightweight Vehicle Will Cost 40 Cents Per Charge
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86
Mini Eco Cars
Mini Eco Cars
The Dimunitive All-Electric Toyota iQ Brings Green Power to Compact Driving
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85
Eco Caged Wheelers
Eco Caged Wheelers
The Electric Diwheel With Active Rotation Damping Lets You Roll in Style
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84
Immense Eco Boats
Immense Eco Boats
The Infinyte Marine I8 is a Fully Sustainable Boat
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83
Aromatic Eco Cars
Aromatic Eco Cars
The Bentley Incense GT is a Car for the Year 2030
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82
Zinc-Powered Eco Cars
Zinc-Powered Eco Cars
The Eos by Marco Aurelio Galan is a Lean City Three-Wheeler
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81
Eco Planes
Eco Planes
Bombardier Reveals The CSeries Jet
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80
Fuel-Saving Ford
Fuel-Saving Ford
Explorer America Concept (NAIAS 2008)
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79
Family Eco Vehicles
Family Eco Vehicles
The Nissan 'Sunny' Will Hit Showrooms Early 2011
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78
Sleek Eco Cruisers
Sleek Eco Cruisers
The Nissan Land Glider Looks Sexy While Offering Zero Emissions
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77
Itty-Bitty Eco Vehicles
Itty-Bitty Eco Vehicles
The Smart Fortwo 'Electric Drive' Car is a Pint-Sized Plug-In
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76
Funny Eco Vehicles
Funny Eco Vehicles
The Yamaha Giggle is Sure to Make You Smile
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75
Auto-Pilot Eco Cars
Auto-Pilot Eco Cars
Christian Forg's 'Speedway' Will Travel On Magnetic Highways
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74
660 Lb Eco Cars
660 Lb Eco Cars
Volkswagen One-Liter Car
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73
iPhone-Controlled Eco Cars
iPhone-Controlled Eco Cars
The Nissan Leaf Can Be Programmed From a Smartphone
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72
1,300-MPG Eco Cars
1,300-MPG Eco Cars
Hydrogen-Powered 'SAHIMO' Enters Global Green Challenge
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71
Ultra-Light Eco Cars
Ultra-Light Eco Cars
Toyota 1/X Concept
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70
Revamped Eco Vehicles
Revamped Eco Vehicles
The Audi A6 Hybrid Attracts Attention at NAIAS 2011
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69
Toy-Like Eco Cars
Toy-Like Eco Cars
The UC Rinspeed Combines Car, Train and Web
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68
Eco Auto Tech Talks
Eco Auto Tech Talks
'Making Green Cool' Webchat With SEMA, Trend Hunter and GM
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67
Super-Sized Eco Cars
Super-Sized Eco Cars
The 2010 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid SUV Lets You Max in Mean, Green Fashion
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66
Solar-Powered Gliders
Solar-Powered Gliders
Eunoia is a Concept Luxury Airship For Eco-Friendly Travel
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65
Chinese Eco Cars
Chinese Eco Cars
Changan's Green Jiexun-HEV Hybrid Drives China's Eco-Strategy
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64
Lobster Automobiles
Lobster Automobiles
The Nissan V2G Offers a Sea-Creature Look and a Sustainable Ride
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63
Cutesy Eco Cars
Cutesy Eco Cars
The Renault Kangoo 'Be Bop Z.E' is Adorable
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62
Freight Blimps
Freight Blimps
Helium-Powered Airships to Transport Cargo
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61
Textile-Cloaked Cars
Textile-Cloaked Cars
The Orla Kiely Citroen DS3 Makes Eco Vehicles Fashionable
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60
Trends in 2009
Trends in 2009
Jeremy Gutsche and Trend Hunter Featured on CBC National News
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59
Worlds First AA Battery Powered Plane
Worlds First AA Battery Powered Plane
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58
Carbon Fiber Eco Cars
Carbon Fiber Eco Cars
The First Images of the BMW Megacity Vehicle are Revealed
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57
Cutesy Eco Cars
Cutesy Eco Cars
The Ford 021C by Mark Newson Looks Like a Toy
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56
Human Powered Mini Cooper
Human Powered Mini Cooper
Beijing Olympic Mini Rickshaw
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55
Self-Sustaining Airships
Self-Sustaining Airships
Lieven Standaert Designs a Self-Sustaining Zeppelin
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54
Billionaire Eco Cars
Billionaire Eco Cars
Mikhail Prokhorov is Developing Russia's First Hybrid Car
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53
Supersonic Eco Cars
Supersonic Eco Cars
The Touch Down Car Tackles Some Serious Speed Records
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52
Linking Eco Cars
Linking Eco Cars
The 'Connect Concept Vehicle' is Efficient and Eco-Friendly
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51
Tiny Tuned Eco Cars
Tiny Tuned Eco Cars
Smart Fortwo ED Brabus Edition is Luscious in Lime Green
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50
Speedy E-Bike Conversions
Speedy E-Bike Conversions
Seattle-Based Clean Republic Makes Eco Transportation Easy
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49
Super Light Airliners
Super Light Airliners
The DIY Wooden Aircraft is Economical and Energy Efficient
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48
See-Though Planes
See-Though Planes
Oriens Motorglider Concept
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47
Lightweight Eco Vehicles
Lightweight Eco Vehicles
Pandur by Popescu Lucian is a Complete Eco-Friendly Car
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46
Human-Powered Helicopters
Human-Powered Helicopters
The Gamera Project is Enviromentally Friendly and Physically Demanding
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45
Affluent Eco Cars
Affluent Eco Cars
The Mercedes-Benz F125! Brings Luxury to the Green Car Game
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44
Wood Gas Cars
Wood Gas Cars
These Old-School Eco Vehicles Use Timber for Combustible Gas
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43
Nutty Eco Cars
Nutty Eco Cars
Honda P-NUT Unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show
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42
Today's Greenest Cars
Today's Greenest Cars
The 28 Most Eco-Friendly Vehicles of 2009
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41
Eco Cars Without Doors
Eco Cars Without Doors
Peugeot M-Please-V
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40
Green Luxury Yachts
Green Luxury Yachts
The Superyacht 006 Aspires to Be the James Bond of Eco Boats
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39
Wild White Rides
Wild White Rides
2008 Hybrid Celica CS+S Leaves Other Eco Cars in the Dust
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38
Super Skinny Eco Cars
Super Skinny Eco Cars
Space Efficient Vehicles
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37
Fuel-Efficient Airplanes
Fuel-Efficient Airplanes
The Synergy Aircraft Reduces Gas Use and Flies Just as Fast
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36
Fishy Eco Cars
Fishy Eco Cars
The Nemo Electric Truck is a Small, Earth-Friendly Vehicle
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35
Green Exotic Cars
Green Exotic Cars
Lamborghini Gallardo Hybrid to Tear Up Streets in 2015
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34
Lion-Inspired Eco Cars
Lion-Inspired Eco Cars
The Electric Peugeot 'Leonin' Roars For €18,000
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33
Short-Distance Eco Vehicles
Short-Distance Eco Vehicles
CD2 Grasshopper Vehicle is Green Like Grass
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32
Fashion-Forward Bikes
Fashion-Forward Bikes
Designer Uses Aesthetics to Promote Eco Transportation
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31
Fuel-Efficient Blimps
Fuel-Efficient Blimps
The Aeros Pelicanto Airship Eliminates Gaseous Atmospheric Waste
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30
Tryke Eco Cars
Tryke Eco Cars
Look Uber Cool in the 'Peugeot Velocite' Eco Concept Car
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29
3-Wheel Eco Cars
3-Wheel Eco Cars
T3 Motion Unveils CT3 Personal Commuter EV X-Prize Entry
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28
Transparent Eco Vehicles
Transparent Eco Vehicles
The Delasalle Electric Car is Super Efficient
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27
Bubbled Air Explorers
Bubbled Air Explorers
The Airmotion Airship Helps Explore Untouched Wilderness
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26
Spoke-Wheeled Eco Cars
Spoke-Wheeled Eco Cars
Retro Meets Eco in Joystick-Controlled Mercedes Hybrid F-Cell Roadster
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25
Human Powered Motorcycles
Human Powered Motorcycles
The Erockit Hybrid Motorbike Uses Kinetic Energy to Charge
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24
Soaring Ships
Soaring Ships
Cruise Boats Take to the Skies With Aeroscraft Hybrid Airship
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23
Undercover Eco Cars
Undercover Eco Cars
The OneTicket Car Has Invisible Solar Panels
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22
Human-Powered Helicopters
Human-Powered Helicopters
AHS International Hosts 6-Second Vertical Flight Contest
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21
Fighter Pilot Eco Cars
Fighter Pilot Eco Cars
The B7 Hi-Speed Hybrid Vehicle by Filip Tejszerski Redefines Eco-Friendly
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20
Person-Propelled Transportation
Person-Propelled Transportation
The Hyperbike is the World's Fastest Human-Powered Vehicle
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19
Mega Compact Eco Cars
Mega Compact Eco Cars
Capca
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18
3-Wheeled Eco Vehicles
3-Wheeled Eco Vehicles
The Peugeot+
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17
Eco-Luxury Airships
Eco-Luxury Airships
The Seymourpowell 'Aircruise' Brings Vacationing to the Skies
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16
Four-Seater Electric Airplanes
Four-Seater Electric Airplanes
The Panthera by Pipstrel is Eco-Friendly and Sleek
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15
Aerodynamic Eco Vans
Aerodynamic Eco Vans
Creative Unit's Hinterland Electric Cars
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14
Aggressive Eco Automobiles
Aggressive Eco Automobiles
BMW Vision EfficientDynamics Frankfurt Preview is Badass
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13
Green Road Cycles
Green Road Cycles
The Audi Electric Bike x Arash Karimi for Eco Transportation
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12
Captivating Concept Cars
Captivating Concept Cars
The Gillette Guide to Rad Rides
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11
Coral Truss Eco Boats
Coral Truss Eco Boats
The A-Sign Studio Luxury Yacht Utilizes Resources Responsibly
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10
Winged Eco Vehicles
Winged Eco Vehicles
The Felix Concept Car is Charged by the Earth Below it
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9
Sharp Eco Vehicles
Sharp Eco Vehicles
The Petal Velomobile Promises Increased Efficiency of Human-Powered Transport
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8
Egg-Shaped Eco Vehicles
Egg-Shaped Eco Vehicles
Peugeot 2-Wheeled Concept Car
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7
Transparent Eco Cars
Transparent Eco Cars
The 'Element' Concept Car Clears Up Traffic
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6
Personal Eco Cars
Personal Eco Cars
The 'Moovie' Electric Vehicle Features Two Driving Modes
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5
Dual-Winged Planes
Dual-Winged Planes
The Monster Jumbo by Phil Pauley is a Highly Functional Aircraft
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4
Amphibious Airliners
Amphibious Airliners
Shabtai Hirshberg’s Airplane Concept Makes Use of Aquatic Runways
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3
Hot Air Helicopters
Hot Air Helicopters
The Sky Voyage Uses a Balloon to Fly Instead of Spinning Blades
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2
Personalized Eco Cars
Personalized Eco Cars
ICONA's E3WM is a High Performance Electric Vehicle
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1
Kickass Cars of the Future
Kickass Cars of the Future
Fighter Jet Supercars, Open Source Eco Cars and Shark-Shaped Hovercraft
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