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    Official: Qatar University women's team wins Hybrid-Electric Challenge in Abu Dhabi [w/video]

    An energized student team from Qatar University has won the first-ever TAQA GCC Hybrid-Electric Challenge, which was held in Abu Dhabi late last month. And, as race organizers took pains to point out, it was an all-female team that claimed the top spot. The squad, called Team Gernas 114, ...

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    Report: Tesla stock sale nets Abu Dhabi $113 million

    Talk about hedging your bets. Abu Dhabi National Energy (TAQA), which is majority owned by the emirate, netted $113 million from selling its seven percent stake in Tesla Motors recently, Arab News reports. Abu Dhabi, which gets most of its wealth from oil, doubled its investment in the Bay ...

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    Masdar City rapid transit auto-pods are here [w/video]

    Masdar City trackless Personal Transportation System – Click above to watch the video after the break
    Nothing says 'the future' quite like auto-pods, except maybe flying cars, but those aren't here yet. What are here are Masdar City's rapid transit auto-pods. Claimed to be the world's ...

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    Abu Dhabi will convert 500 taxis, public vehicles to natural gas

    2009 Infiniti G37X Sport – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The National, Abu Dhabi Media company's English publication, reports that the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) aims to convert over 500 government vehicles and taxis, including luxury models like the Infiniti G37 ...

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    Masdar City personal rapid transit designer talks transport

    The zero-carbon and zero-waste Masdar City currently under construction in Abu Dhabi will also be car-free, so how will one get about the one-mile square town of 50,000? If you want to travel on the surface you can walk, bicycle or ride a Segway but if it's snowing too hot to travel outside, you ...

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    Tesla vs camels: Showdown in the desert

    The tight grip that camels have traditionally held on oil-free driving in the sandy lands of the United Arab Emirates may be loosening. Although those iconic ships-of-the-desert have long held sway for those who did not want to be beholden to oil companies, vehicles from Tesla Motors may soon begin ...

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    Oil-rich Abu Dhabi wants cleaner fuels

    The environmental regulators in Abu Dhabi, one of the most modern cities in the world, want government-owned vehicles and taxis to run on natural gas. According to a report published in Al Dhabi and reported on, the vehicles will be converted to run on CNG by 2012. All government ...


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