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Toyota's FT-Bh is a Light, Efficient Tease

Toyota is a bit of a tease; they’ll be showing off their ultra-light hybrid concept car in Geneva, but they keep letting just a little bit more information slip. The name of the car – the FT-Bh – stands for “Future Toyota B-segment hybrid.” Super, Super Light Body One of the awesome points Toyota has […]

February 25th

Farther and Faster: More Electric Aviation Records Fall

These are exciting days for aviation. In the last few weeks, we’ve seen transatlantic crossings made – for the first time! – on clean, renewable fuels. We’ve seen new developments in powertrain technology, and we’ve seen daring pilots in featherweight electric planes push themselves to new limits and new speeds …

July 10th

Tiny French Electric Plane Sets Records (video)

This independence day, we should also take some time to remember our country’s history and give the French a little love. With that in mind, then, let’s go back to last weekend’s Paris Air Show, where French pilot Hugues Duval still has a fair bit to boast about with his latest accomplishment:  breaking the electric-powered […]

July 4th

Kidding Around, at 2000 MPG

You read that right:  two-thousand miles per gallon … and (in case you missed the reference), these 2000 mpg vehicles were built by a bunch of school-aged tweenie-boppers.  That’s huge – but let’s step back from that, though, and take a few moments to enjoy the schadenfreude. A few short months ago (with the septuagenarians […]

June 26th