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    Official: Fomm Concept One is a floating EV for dangerous times
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    Somewhat reminiscent of the all-electric Rinspeed sQuba concept from the 2008 Geneva Motor Show, the new Fomm Concept One is an electric car with a bit of buoyancy. This Japanese car is being billed not only as the "world's smallest class four-seater electric vehicle," but also as an EV that ...

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    Report: Fisker may one day build all-wheel plug-in hybrids and ... boats?
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    Guys like Henrik Fisker don't get to where they are by being modest. The founder and namesake of the California-based extended-range plug-in vehicle maker spoke to the Wall Street Journal about his drivetrain technology and how it could be expanded to other forms of transportation. Fisker, who ...

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    EPA sets tough new emissions standards for lawn, boat engines
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    Photo by Rustybuckets. Licensed under Creative Commons license 2.0.Ready for more catalytic converters in your motors? Under new rules set forth by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) yesterday, many small, off-road engines that were previously allowed to cough up dark smoke to their hearts' ...

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    Beluga Skysails maiden voyage a success! With video
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    We have been keeping a close eye on the progress of MV Beluga Skysail for you. This hybrid Prius-of-the-sea has traveled the 11,952 nautical miles from Germany to Venezuela, the United States and Norway quite successfully. The completion of her maiden voyage marks the beginning of what the company ...

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    X-Bow takes to the high seas
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    The KTM X-Bow is currently making its debut at the Geneva Motor Show but I tripped across this other, lesser known bearer of the same name and thought some of you may be interested. The Ulstein X-Bow is a ship designed using the same principles employed by the far-ranging Vikings. According to what ...

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    Kite sails could help lower ship emissions and fuel mileage
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    A while back, I visited San Francisco, and for the first time in my life, I witnessed people using huge kits as sails to lift themselves up out of the water. I was suitably impressed, I must say, and thought that the sport looked like fun. Personal anecdote aside, it seems that these large kite ...

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    Hitch a ride on the 42 passenger SolarShuttle solar powered boat
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    Here is another alternative form of transportation from our friends over at Gizmag. Gizmag is a great source of cool, high-tech gadgets and solutions for everyday life, with a focus on the future. I always enjoy checking them out, and this time I was rewarded with the SolarShuttle boat from the ...

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    Nation's largest ports attend "Faster Freight - Cleaner Air" conference
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    Port representatives from around the U.S. are currently attending the third Faster Freight - Cleaner Air (FFCA) conference which examines technologies and processes designed to reduce the environmental impact of all sectors of the goods movement industry (rail, trucking, marine, off-road equipment ...

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    Honda Fit engine now in the water
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    Honda has released a pair of new outboard motors based on the 1.5-liter engine found in the Fit. The BF90 and BF 75 are medium-sized 4-stroke stroke outboards rated at 90 and 75 horsepower, respectively. The new motors will first go on sale in Japan in November but were designed to exceed CARB ...

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    It was only a matter of time: electric boats
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    Following the attention electric cars recently received from the movie "Who Killed the Electric Car?", here's news of a plan to build an electric fishing/pleasure boat. Three San Diego-based entrepreneurs with different backgrounds but who enjoy fishing want to bring a 42-foot eco-friendly boat to ...

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    Boaters not sure about ethanol additive
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    Boat owners apparently are finding problems using 10 percent ethanol additive in gasoline. Reports say fiberglass fuel tanks can fail and cause engine damage. Other worries include erratic engine performance from water and contaminants trapped in the fuel system. Old outboards have problems with ...

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