Tesla-powered 1981 Honda Accord accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 2.7 seconds

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Electric conversions are popping up more and more as tinkerers put Tesla parts into other vehicles. Electrek recently shared an impressive example: the Teslonda, a Honda Accord equipped with a custom control system from HSR Motors — a company selling Tesla drive units, batteries, and the control systems — and a Chevy Volt battery pack. The Teslonda accelerated from zero to 60 miles per hour in 2.7 seconds.

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This modern hiking hotel blends into the dark alpine forests of Italy

The darkened wood façade of the award-winning Hotel Bühelwirt is specially tinted to reflect “the dark green, or often black forest tinge [that] seems to blend nature and topography with the building”. Pedevilla Architects designed the building as a natural extension of the breathtaking alpine landscapes of South Tyrol, Italy.

The 20-room hotel references traditional hiking hotels of the region. It marries simplicity with modern forms–rectangular forms meet an asymmetrical saddle roof… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building