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32 Sustainable Car Innovations

From Fast-Charging Electric Buses to 3D-Printed Solar Vehicles

— October 19, 2015 — Autos
These sustainable car innovations range from fast-charging electric buses to solar vehicles that feature 3D-printed parts. Geared towards eco-conscious millennial drivers, these examples take a vehicle's environmental impact into account.

Ensuring that drivers are doing less to contribute to our fragile planet's pollution, electric cars, residential charging stations and even solar-powered vehicle hubs are more prevalent than ever before. Other standouts include hybrid and electrical buses that make one's daily commute a choice they can feel good about.

Moreover, sustainable car innovations like biodegradable tires, eco-friendly fuel alternatives and driver efficiency apps target consumers who can't afford to invest in an electric or low-emission vehicle. On the luxury car front, iconic brands are retaining sleek aesthetics while evolving their products to become more cost-effective, environmentally friendly and fuel-efficient for loyal consumers.
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Rewarding Eco Rideshares
Rewarding Eco Rideshares
Uber Shows Off the Renault Zoe as an Zero-Emission Vehicle
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Carpool App Services
Carpool App Services
This App Titled UberCommute is a Platform to Promote More People in Less Cars
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Innovative Ride Share Programs
Innovative Ride Share Programs
Ford Makes Co-Owning a Vehicle Possible
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Fuel-Saving Car Gadgets
Fuel-Saving Car Gadgets
'GoFar' Fits on the Dashboard to Optimize Driving Time & Reduce Fuel Use
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Next-Generation Electric Sedans
Next-Generation Electric Sedans
The New VW Phaeton Will Be an All-Electric, Long-Range Vehicle
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26
Water-Injected Cars
Water-Injected Cars
The BMW M4 GTS Uses Water Injection to Maintain a Cool Combustion Temperature
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Iconic 3D-Printed Cars
Iconic 3D-Printed Cars
This Replica 1965 Shelby Cobra Was 3D-Printed
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24
Efficient Driving Devices
Efficient Driving Devices
CleverDrive Helps You Track Driving Behavior to Decrease Emissions
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Residential Electric Vehicle Chargers
Residential Electric Vehicle Chargers
The ChargePoint Home is the Most Advanced Way to Power Up
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Fast-Charging Electric Buses
Fast-Charging Electric Buses
The EDDA Bus Can Be Fully Charged in Minutes
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21
Plant-Based Tires
Plant-Based Tires
Cooper Tire & Rubber Company is Set to Release a Tire Design Made from Shrubs
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Lightweight Aluminum Autos
Lightweight Aluminum Autos
The New Land Rover 2015 Discovery Sport is Equipped with Updates
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Eco-Friendly Tires
Eco-Friendly Tires
Bridgestone ECOPIA Tires Improve Fuel Economy and Decrease Carbon Output
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18
Hybrid Electric Cars
Hybrid Electric Cars
The All-New XC90 From Volvo Offers a Healthy 300-Mile Range
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Residential Charging Stations
Residential Charging Stations
Tesla Motors and Airbnb Team Up to Provide Eco Roadtrip Solutions
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Eco-Friendly Electric Buses
Eco-Friendly Electric Buses
These Buses Are Going to Serve a Bus Route in Gothenburg
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15
Hydrogen Concept Cars
Hydrogen Concept Cars
Toyota's FCV Plus Can Be Used As a General Electricity Generator
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14
Printed Automotive Wheels
Printed Automotive Wheels
BMW is Revving Up for the DTM with 3D-Printed Race Car Parts
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13
Supercharged Electric Buses
Supercharged Electric Buses
This Bus is Designed to Go Significantly Further on a Single Charge
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12
Solar-Powered Charging Stations
Solar-Powered Charging Stations
The 'Point.One S' is an Eco-Friendly Alternative by BMW
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11
On-Demand Car Wash Apps
On-Demand Car Wash Apps
This App Brings Custom Car Wash Services to Users' Homes
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10
Air-Friendly Cars
Air-Friendly Cars
The Citroen Aircross Concept Features a Compressed Air Powertrain
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9
In-Car Air Purifiers
In-Car Air Purifiers
PURGGO Cleans Car Air with Purifying Bamboo Charcoal
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8
Solar-Powered Family Cars
Solar-Powered Family Cars
The Stella Lux Has a Range of Over 1,000 Kilometers
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3D-Printed Supercars
3D-Printed Supercars
Divergent Microfactories Unveils a Stunning Printed Car Design
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Aerodynamic Solar Cars
Aerodynamic Solar Cars
The Immortus Sports Car is Capable of Providing Unlimited Range
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3D-Printed Car Transmissions
3D-Printed Car Transmissions
An Engineer Created This Working 5-Speed Transmission for a Toyota
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Eco-Manufactured Vehicles
Eco-Manufactured Vehicles
BMW Concept Car is 3D-Printed Out of Degradable Materials
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3
Future-Facing Car Conferences
Future-Facing Car Conferences
2015 Ford Trends Conference Tackles Tomorrow's Transportation Needs
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2
Biodegradable Luxury Cars
Biodegradable Luxury Cars
The Mercedes Benz LX Concept by Irfendy Mohamad is Eco-Friendly
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3D-Printed Solar Cars
3D-Printed Solar Cars
Students at NTU Created a Futuristic Car Design with Additive Manufacturing
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