Inhabitat’s Week in Green: electric Corvettes and volcano sharks

Tesla is the hottest electric automaker around, but a mysterious new company calledFaraday Future is nipping at its heels — and poaching its employees. Rumor has it Faraday is working on a next-gen electric car, and it has assembled a crack team of automotive execs and designers from Tesla, GM, Ford, and Fiat. In other transportationnews, Tesla gave the Model S a major upgrade with a new “Ludicrous Mode” that goes from 0-60 in just 2.8 seconds. An all-electric Corvette will soon be hitting the streets — and it could reach a record-breaking top speed of over 200MPH. The Solar Impulse airplane has traveled halfway around the globe on sunlight alone, but it looks like it’ll have to wait until next year to complete its voyage — the plane’s batteries sustained heavy damage while crossing the Pacific Ocean en route to Hawaii. And if you’re still waiting for a working hoverboard, the RevoBot may be the next best thing. The futuristic body gravity board lets you glide along at 7MPH.

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