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Stella is the World’s First Solar-Powered Family Car!

Stella is the World’s First Solar-Powered Family Car!

The Netherlands' Solar Team Eindhoven just unveiled Stella, the world's first solar-powered family car! The team comprises a group of 22 students who want to show the world that a family car that runs on

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Toyota Announces the 2013 Prius Plug-in MPG Challenge

Toyota Announces the 2013 Prius Plug-in MPG Challenge

To demonstrate just how fuel efficient the Toyota Prius Plug-in hybrid is, and to engage with local communities, Toyota has launched the 2013 Prius Plug-in MPG Challenge. The challenge is open to

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Lightning Electric Motorcycle Beats All Gas-Powered Motorcycles at Pikes Peak Race

Lightning Electric Motorcycle Beats All Gas-Powered Motorcycles at Pikes Peak Race

The Pikes Peak Hill Climb in Colorado is one of the most challenging race courses in the U.S. with its 156 turns and extreme elevation changes from 4,720 feet up to 14,110 feet. This year marked the

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General Motors and Honda Announce Partnership to Develop Next-Gen Fuel Cell Technologies

General Motors and Honda Announce Partnership to Develop Next-Gen Fuel Cell Technologies

General Motors and Honda just announced a new partnership that will enable both automakers to collaborate on next-generation fuel cell and hydrogen storage technologies. GM and Honda are currently the

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Communauto Introduces 100% Electric Car Sharing Service in Montreal

Communauto Introduces 100% Electric Car Sharing Service in Montreal

Communauto, the oldest car sharing service in North America, has introduced a 100% electric one-way car sharing pilot program in the Montreal borough of Le Plateau-Mont-Royal called Auto-mobile. One-way

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Drayson Racing Sets 204.2 MPH World Land Speed Record for Electric Cars

Drayson Racing Sets 204.2 MPH World Land Speed Record for Electric Cars

Drayson Racing just set a new land speed record for electric cars, reinforcing its position as one of the world's top EV manufacturers. With chief executive and former science minister Lord Drayson behind

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Jaguar Unveils 850 Horsepower C-X75 Plug-in Hybrid Supercar

Jaguar Unveils 850 Horsepower C-X75 Plug-in Hybrid Supercar

Jaguar just unveiled its streamlined, sexy C-X75 supercar, which features the company's first carbon composite monocoque chassis and a plug-in hybrid powertrain with over 850 horsepower. The vehicle is

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Rumors Swirl that Google Might Purchase Tesla Motors

Rumors Swirl that Google Might Purchase Tesla Motors

Bloomberg got the rumor mill running with a recent article speculating about whether Google might have eyes for high-end electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla Motors. The Palo Alto-based car company was

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In San Jose, Purchase a Net Zero Home and Get a Free Tesla

In San Jose, Purchase a Net Zero Home and Get a Free Tesla

If the American Dream is to own your own home with a car in the driveway, then a real estate agent in San Jose has quite possibly created the American Fantasy. Anyone willing to put down $1.35 million for

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Volkswagen Passat TDI Sets 77.99 MPG World Record For Fuel Economy in 48 State Drive

Volkswagen Passat TDI Sets 77.99 MPG World Record For Fuel Economy in 48 State Drive

The Volkswagen Passat TDI clean diesel just set a world record by achieving 77.99 mpg - the lowest fuel consumption for a non-hybrid car. VW announced that the new Guinness World Record was achieved by

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Volvo Unveils Innovative Self-Parking Car!

Volvo Unveils Innovative Self-Parking Car!

Volvo has been working on autonomous vehicle prototypes under its SARTRE road train project for a while, and now the company has revealed a new technology that enables cars to park themselves! The

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Nissan Unveils the World’s Fastest Electric Racing Car

Nissan Unveils the World’s Fastest Electric Racing Car

Nissan just unveiled the world's fastest electric race car - the ZEOD RC! The ZEOD RC uses the same lithium-ion battery technology as the Nissan Leaf, but it's able to achieve speeds in excess of 186 mph.

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Tesla Unveils Technology to Swap EV Batteries in 90 Seconds Flat

Tesla Unveils Technology to Swap EV Batteries in 90 Seconds Flat

Tesla just unveiled its new battery swap technology, which gives Model S owners the ability to completely charge their electric vehicles in less than half the time it takes a high speed gas pump to refill

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2014 Honda Accord Hybrid Debuts With 49 MPG Rating

2014 Honda Accord Hybrid Debuts With 49 MPG Rating

As promised, Honda just took the wraps off the 2014 Accord Hybrid, which is the second Accord hybrid following the introduction of the first model earlier this year. The 2014 Accord Hybrid will arrive in

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Bosch And Evatran Team Up to Launch Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging System

Bosch And Evatran Team Up to Launch Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging System

Bosch Automotive Service Solutions and the Evatran Group are developing a wireless electric vehicle charging system that could become the first commercially available system of its kind in the US. Unlike

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TEST DRIVE: A Quick Drive Around Manhattan in the 2013 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid

TEST DRIVE: A Quick Drive Around Manhattan in the 2013 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid

The new 2013 Lincoln MKZ is offered with three engine options, a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder, a 3.7L V6, and the 2.0L hybrid system. The MKZ Hybrid is powered by a 2.0L four-cylinder engine that is

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Tesla to Unveil Quick-Swap Batteries for the Model S Electric Car This Week

Tesla to Unveil Quick-Swap Batteries for the Model S Electric Car This Week

Tesla could revolutionize the electric car industry by solving one of the main reasons why buyers don't make the switch from gasoline - range anxiety. Tesla already announced plans to expand its

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Moto Electra Sets World Record by Crossing the US on an Electric Motorcycle in 3 Days

Moto Electra Sets World Record by Crossing the US on an Electric Motorcycle in 3 Days

We recently told you about Moto Electra's bold attempt to drive an electric motorcycle across the United States in just 3 days - and on June 6th the team accomplished this world record-breaking feat!

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Volvo Unveils New Noiseless Electric Buses for Gothenburg, Sweden

Volvo Unveils New Noiseless Electric Buses for Gothenburg, Sweden

Volvo just unveiled a new line of silent electric buses that will hit the streets of Gothenburg, Sweden in 2015. The buses are part of a new service initiative called ElectriCity, which is being launched

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Tesla to Make Superchargers More Efficient and Expand Network to 98 Percent of the US

Tesla to Make Superchargers More Efficient and Expand Network to 98 Percent of the US

Part of what makes the Tesla such an attractive option for an electric vehicle is its supercharger network, which provides free, clean juice to keep the journey going. But right now, there are only eight

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Infographic: The Carbon Footprint of Your Electric Car Depends on Where You Live

Infographic: The Carbon Footprint of Your Electric Car Depends on Where You Live

In a recent study comparing grid-powered electric car emissions around the world, Shrink That Footprint found that when electric cars are charged with low-carbon power, they have just a quarter of the

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Italian Appliance Manufacturer Smeg is Transforming Classic Fiat 500s into Fridges

Italian Appliance Manufacturer Smeg is Transforming Classic Fiat 500s into Fridges

Just when you thought the original Fiat 500 couldn't get any cuter, Italian home appliance manufacturer Smeg has gone and turned the front end of the car into a stylish mini fridge. The two iconic Italian

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Watch Inhabitat’s ‘Big Ideas in Small Spaces’ Webcast and Hear from Leading Auto Designers and Architects!

Watch Inhabitat’s ‘Big Ideas in Small Spaces’ Webcast and Hear from Leading Auto Designers and Architects!

Watch the 'Big Ideas in Small Spaces: Proportion in Design' discussion right here! Our webcast has just ended, but you can still hear everything that was discussed by clicking on the video above. 'Big

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LIVE WEBCAST: Join Inhabitat for the ‘Big Ideas in Small Spaces’ Webcast and Talk to Leading Architects & Automotive Designers

LIVE WEBCAST: Join Inhabitat for the ‘Big Ideas in Small Spaces’ Webcast and Talk to Leading Architects & Automotive Designers

Ford Motor Company and the Chicago Architecture Foundation have joined forces to bring you yet another amazing live webcast, following up on their successful Design with a Conscience discussion seen here

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Tesla Motors Announces Fourth Car for Future Electric Vehicle Lineup

Tesla Motors Announces Fourth Car for Future Electric Vehicle Lineup

It's been a great year so far for Tesla - the electric automaker paid back its federal loan a full 9 years early, it announced plans to triple its supercharger stations, and it scooped the green car of

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Beijing Announces Pollution Tax on Gas to Decrease Dangerous Smog Levels

Beijing Announces Pollution Tax on Gas to Decrease Dangerous Smog Levels

Smog levels in Beijing reached dangerously high levels this past winter, and in January pollution levels were 10 to 15 times what the World Health Organization classifies as a health risk. Now China is

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Honda Lowers Pricing for the 2013 Honda Fit EV to $259 a Month

Honda Lowers Pricing for the 2013 Honda Fit EV to $259 a Month

In an effort to keep ahead of the competition, Honda has announced that the pricing for the 2013 Honda Fit EV has been lowered to $259 a month. Currently the Fit EV's monthly lease price is set at $389 a

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Remote-Controlled Car-Helicopter Hybrid Transitions from Air to Land Seamlessly

Remote-Controlled Car-Helicopter Hybrid Transitions from Air to Land Seamlessly

Flying cars aren't quite ready to take to the roads (or in the skies) just yet, but a new remote-controlled car brings them one step closer to reality. The B RC Hybrid Car-Helicopter starts off scooting

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Henrik Fisker Teams Up With Hong Kong Billionaire Richard Li to Save Fisker Automotive

Henrik Fisker Teams Up With Hong Kong Billionaire Richard Li to Save Fisker Automotive

Although Fisker Automotive hasn't produced a car since July, a few parties have stepped up to save the fledgling automaker. Reports say that Fisker co-founder Henrik Fisker has teamed up with a group of

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MindDrive: World’s First Social Media Powered Electric Car is Fueled by Tweets and Likes

MindDrive: World’s First Social Media Powered Electric Car is Fueled by Tweets and Likes

A group of Kansas City teens have transformed a 1967 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia into the world’s first social-media fueled vehicle! With the help of non-profit MindDrive, the teens converted the vintage

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