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Volkswagen Unveils its First Electric Vehicle – the e-up!

Volkswagen Unveils its First Electric Vehicle – the e-up!

Volkswagen just took the wraps off its first ever production electric vehicle - the e-up! Unveiled today at the Annual Press and Investors Conference in Wolfsburg, the four-seater e-up! is powered by an

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Fisker Automotive Founder Henrik Fisker Resigns Over ‘Major Disagreements’ with Business Strategy

Fisker Automotive Founder Henrik Fisker Resigns Over ‘Major Disagreements’ with Business Strategy

Here's a bit of surprising news: Fisker Automotive's founding partner and executive chairman Henrik Fisker has resigned. Fisker Automotive has confirmed his resignation, but with very little details as to

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University of Michigan Announces 4-Wheeled Sun-Powered Car for the 2013 World Solar Challenge!

University of Michigan Announces 4-Wheeled Sun-Powered Car for the 2013 World Solar Challenge!

The University of Michigan just announced that its 2013 World Solar Challenge vehicle will look more like a regular car than any of its past cars. Called “Generation,” the new vehicle will buck the

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Volvo Unveils New Safety System that Automatically Brakes for Cyclists and Pedestrians

Volvo Unveils New Safety System that Automatically Brakes for Cyclists and Pedestrians

Volvo is positioning itself at the head of the class when it comes to developing high-tech safety features that will protect not only car drivers, but also pedestrians and cyclists. The Swedish automaker

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Subaru Viziv Hybrid Crossover Concept Takes the Stage at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show

Subaru Viziv Hybrid Crossover Concept Takes the Stage at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show

Subaru is giving the world a glimpse at its future with the debut of the Subaru Viziv hybrid crossover concept. The Viziv is set to debut this week at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show with a sporty two door

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LaFerrari: Ferrari’s First Ever Hybrid Model Debuts at Geneva Motor Show

LaFerrari: Ferrari’s First Ever Hybrid Model Debuts at Geneva Motor Show

Hybrid cars continue to get sexier! Meet the Ferrari LaFerrari hybrid supercar that was unveiled today at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. The LaFerrari is Ferrari's successor to the Enzo, and it features the

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i-ROAD: Toyota Unveils Three-Wheeled All-Electric Vehicle Ahead of Geneva Motor Show

i-ROAD: Toyota Unveils Three-Wheeled All-Electric Vehicle Ahead of Geneva Motor Show

Toyota just unveiled its new i-ROAD concept - an all-electric three-wheeled trike that is set to debut this week at the Geneva Motor Show. Toyota says that the two-seater i-ROAD is the perfect vehicle for

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The 3D-Printed Urbee 2 Hybrid Car is Light, Strong, and Nearing Production

The 3D-Printed Urbee 2 Hybrid Car is Light, Strong, and Nearing Production

Nothing says "Welcome to the Future" like a 3D-printed runabout vehicle with a hybrid engine, three wheels, speeds of up to 68 mph, and capacity to carry up to 1,200 lbs. The Urbee 2 is the result of Jim

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1000 Horsepower VOLAR-e Racer is One of the Most Powerful Electric Cars Ever Built

1000 Horsepower VOLAR-e Racer is One of the Most Powerful Electric Cars Ever Built

If you have ever found yourself a little underwhelmed by the performance of electric vehicles, the European Commission is out to change your mind with the new VOLAR-e high-performance electric sports car.

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Kia Opens Solar-Powered Car Dealership in South Africa

Kia Opens Solar-Powered Car Dealership in South Africa

Car dealerships tend not to be the greenest of buildings; they're typically located in strip-malls outside of town, and of course, they are made to hawk gas-guzzling vehicles. But Kia Motors is

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Land Rover Gives the Classic Defender an Electric Motor for the Geneva Auto Show

Land Rover Gives the Classic Defender an Electric Motor for the Geneva Auto Show

The Land Rover Defender is a classic vehicle that is known all over the world for its off-road capabilities — and Land Rover just announced that it is hard at work on an electric-hybrid powertrain for

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Hyundai Unveils the World’s First Production Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle!

Hyundai Unveils the World’s First Production Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle!

Hyundai just became the world’s first automaker to begin assembly-line production of a zero-emissions, hydrogen-powered vehicle. The first Hyundai ix35 fuel cell vehicle rolled off Hyundai's assembly

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McLaren’s P1 Hybrid Supercar Will Blow You Away – Starting With Its $1.31 Million Price Tag

McLaren’s P1 Hybrid Supercar Will Blow You Away – Starting With Its $1.31 Million Price Tag

McLaren Automotive just released the performance specs for its P1 hybrid supercar, which is set to debut next week at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. With 903 horsepower on tap from its hybrid powertrain, the

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Forze Unveils Next-Gen Forze VI Hydrogen-Powered Race Car

Forze Unveils Next-Gen Forze VI Hydrogen-Powered Race Car

Forze just unveiled its new Forze VI race car, which is a follow up to the world's first hydrogen-powered race car. The Forze VI is the result of five years of development and it represents a significant

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Estonia Launches World’s First Nationwide EV Fast-Charging Network

Estonia Launches World’s First Nationwide EV Fast-Charging Network

Estonia just launched the world’s first nationwide EV fast-charging network with chargers placed in every town, village, and along highways. The installation of 165 fast chargers began in summer 2012

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The Hail Protector: An External Airbag that Shields Your Car from Hail Damage

The Hail Protector: An External Airbag that Shields Your Car from Hail Damage

Every year, about 250,000 cars are damaged by hail in the US, leaving car owners with pockmarked vehicles and insurers with a flood of claims. If you don't own a garage, there isn't much you can do when a

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Volkswagen Confirms Production Plans For the 261 MPG XL1 Plug-in Hybrid!

Volkswagen Confirms Production Plans For the 261 MPG XL1 Plug-in Hybrid!

Volkswagen just confirmed plans to produce its XL1 plug-in hybrid - which gets an astounding 261 miles per gallon! When it is officially unveiled at the upcoming 2013 Geneva Motor Show the XL1 will be the

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Audi A3 e-tron Plug-in Hybrid Travels Up to 31 Miles in EV Mode

Audi A3 e-tron Plug-in Hybrid Travels Up to 31 Miles in EV Mode

Audi is bringing a new plug-in hybrid version of the A3 hatchback to this year's Geneva Motor Show, the A3 e-tron plug-in hybrid. The show is still a few weeks away, but Audi has released the first

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Honda and SolarCity Team Up to Provide Affordable Solar Power

Honda and SolarCity Team Up to Provide Affordable Solar Power

Honda and SolarCity has announced a new $65 million partnership to make solar power more affordable and available to Honda and Acura customers in the U.S. The partnership seeks to provide a cleaner source

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Coffee-Powered Vehicle Sets Guinness Land Speed Record for Caffeinated Combustion

Coffee-Powered Vehicle Sets Guinness Land Speed Record for Caffeinated Combustion

For some of us, it takes a couple of cups of coffee to wake up and hit the road. The Bean Machine, a coffee-powered pickup built by UK engineer and conservationist Martin Bacon, takes the notion of

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McLaren to Unveil 903 Horsepower P1 Hybrid Supercar at the Geneva Motor Show

McLaren to Unveil 903 Horsepower P1 Hybrid Supercar at the Geneva Motor Show

McLaren Automotive is set to officially unveil its newest hybrid supercar, the McLaren P1 at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show next month. Although we are still a few weeks away from the show, McLaren has

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Rinspeed’s microMAX Electric Vehicle Combines Personal and Public Transportation

Rinspeed’s microMAX Electric Vehicle Combines Personal and Public Transportation

Rinspeed just unveiled its new microMAX electric vehicle ahead of its debut next month at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. The unique commuter vehicle concept merges personal and public transportation in a

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Smart Collaborates with Designer Jeremy Scott to Fashionize the Electric Car

Smart Collaborates with Designer Jeremy Scott to Fashionize the Electric Car

Image courtesy of smart Jeremy Scott has become known for the wings that make an appearance on sweatshirts, sunglasses and sneakers in his many fashion collections. Building on his trademark, wings are

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Volvo Introduces the World’s First Car Equipped With Pedestrian Airbags

Volvo Introduces the World’s First Car Equipped With Pedestrian Airbags

Swedish carmaker Volvo has unveiled the world's first car with external airbags to ensure the safety of pedestrians and protect them from serious head and neck injuries. The airbag is located under the

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MIT Scientists Engineer Yeast Cells to Produce More Efficient Biofuels

MIT Scientists Engineer Yeast Cells to Produce More Efficient Biofuels

In the hunt to replace petroleum, scientists are looking for more efficient ways to produce biofuels from organisms. A team of researchers at MIT have engineered yeast to manufacture the heavy alcohol

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Dutch Biotech Firm to Make Car Tires From Hybrid Dandelions

Dutch Biotech Firm to Make Car Tires From Hybrid Dandelions

You see them popping up in your garden, and soon the dandelion may also parked in your driveway. Dutch biotech firm KeyGene has plans to use the latex found in dandelion roots to create a new material for

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Tesla Motors Releases Data Logs to Contradict Damning NY Times Model S Test Drive

Tesla Motors Releases Data Logs to Contradict Damning NY Times Model S Test Drive

Tesla Motors has released data logs that contradict claims made in a scathing New York Times test drive of the Model S electric sedan. In his review, Times writer John M. Broder claimed that the car ran

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The Biobot 20 is a Tabletop Biodiesel Processor for Waste Cooking Oil

The Biobot 20 is a Tabletop Biodiesel Processor for Waste Cooking Oil

Now there is something better you can do with that viscous mess of cooking oil instead of sequestering it in a can or pouring it down the drain. The UK-based company Biobot offers the Biobot 20, a

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Kia Cross GT Hybrid Concept Debuts at the Chicago Auto Show

Kia Cross GT Hybrid Concept Debuts at the Chicago Auto Show

Kia just unveiled its new hybrid Kia Cross GT concept at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show. Kia says that the overall design of the vehicle draws inspiration from the original GT concept and combines it with a

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Nissan to Triple the Number of Electric Vehicle Fast-Chargers in the U.S.

Nissan to Triple the Number of Electric Vehicle Fast-Chargers in the U.S.

Nissan has announced plans to triple the number of electric vehicle fast chargers in the U.S. with the addition of at least 500 quick-charging stations in the next 18 months. Nissan hopes that the

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