automotive

GreenTech Automotive and JAC Motors Partner Up to Build a US-Made Electric Sedan

GreenTech Automotive and JAC Motors Partner Up to Build a US-Made Electric Sedan

GreenTech Automotive, manufacturer of the electric MyCar, and Chinese automaker JAC Motors have announced a new partnership that will include the development of a five-passenger electric sedan. The new

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Volkswagen CrossBlue Coupe Hybrid Concept Previews VW’s Future in Shanghai

Volkswagen CrossBlue Coupe Hybrid Concept Previews VW’s Future in Shanghai

Volkswagen has unveiled its newest concept, the CrossBlue Coupe Hybrid, which will debut this week at the 2013 Shanghai Auto Show. According to Volkswagen, the CrossBlue Coupe Hybrid concept offers a

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TWITT: Duo-Gard Unveils Nature-Inspired, Solar-Powered Winner of Its EV Charging Station Contest

TWITT: Duo-Gard Unveils Nature-Inspired, Solar-Powered Winner of Its EV Charging Station Contest

Greek architect Anestis Papaemanouil won the Duo-Gard Charging Station Design Contest with his solar-powered, nature-inspired “TWITT” concept. Duo-Gard challenged designers to create a one-car

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Europe’s TyGRe Project Turns Old Tires Into Energy and Valuable Materials

Europe’s TyGRe Project Turns Old Tires Into Energy and Valuable Materials

Photo via Shutterstock When tires reach the end of the road, they often wind polluting the environment in landfills. In Europe alone, 3 million tons of tires are produced each year - and 60-70% of them

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Fiat’s 2013 500e Electric Car to Launch in California for as Low as $20,500 After Tax Credits

Fiat’s 2013 500e Electric Car to Launch in California for as Low as $20,500 After Tax Credits

Fiat just announced that its 2013 500e electric car will start at $32,500 before available tax incentives. Starting this summer, California residents can purchase the 500e for as low as $20,500 after

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Edison2′s New Very Light Car 4.0 Weighs Less than 1,100 Pounds

Edison2′s New Very Light Car 4.0 Weighs Less than 1,100 Pounds

Edison2 just unveiled the latest version of its Very Light Car (VLC) at The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan. An earlier version of the vehicle won the $5 million Automotive X Prize back in 2010,

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Aston Martin to Race World’s First Hydrogen-Powered Rapide S at the Nürburgring

Aston Martin to Race World’s First Hydrogen-Powered Rapide S at the Nürburgring

Aston Martin has unveiled a new hydrogen-powered Rapide S, which is based on Aston Martin’s four-door, four-seat sports car. The hydrogen Rapide S was developed in partnership with hydrogen experts

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Hear What Leading Automotive Designers and Architects Had to Say at Our ‘Design with a Conscience’ Webcast!

Hear What Leading Automotive Designers and Architects Had to Say at Our ‘Design with a Conscience’ Webcast!

Hey Inhabitat readers! In case you missed it, we just wrapped up our broadcast of the Design with a Conscience conference in San Francisco, CA! We teamed up with Ford Motor Company and the American

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Renault Taps Ross Lovegrove to Design Twin’Z Electric Concept Car

Renault Taps Ross Lovegrove to Design Twin’Z Electric Concept Car

Renault and British designer Ross Lovegrove just took the wraps off the Renault Twin'Z electric concept car. The Twin'Z is an all-electric city car with rear-wheel drive, a 100 mile range and a 86-hp

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LIVE WEBCAST: Participate in ‘Design with a Conscience’ Webcast and Talk to Leading California Architects & Automotive Design Experts

LIVE WEBCAST: Participate in ‘Design with a Conscience’ Webcast and Talk to Leading California Architects & Automotive Design Experts

Interested in the intersection of car and building design? Wondering what happens when architects and automotive designers get together to talk about design innovation? Here's your chance to learn more

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Fisker Lays Off 160 Employees as Bankruptcy Rumors Circle

Fisker Lays Off 160 Employees as Bankruptcy Rumors Circle

As rumors of bankruptcy swirl around Fisker Automotive, today the sports car manufacturer laid off 160 employees in its Anaheim, California office. The luxury eco automaker apparently failed to find a

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SP:01: Detroit Electric Unveils the World’s Fastest Pure-Electric Production Car

SP:01: Detroit Electric Unveils the World’s Fastest Pure-Electric Production Car

Detroit Electric's roots date back to the early 1900's, but today many of us probably do not recognize the name. Well, that's all about to change - as the company just unveiled plans to launch the world's

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2014 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid Debuts as Porsche’s First Plug-In Hybrid

2014 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid Debuts as Porsche’s First Plug-In Hybrid

Porsche just unveiled its first ever plug-in vehicle - the 2014 Panamera S E-Hybrid! The new hybrid vehicle builds upon the Panamera S hybrid, but adds a more powerful electric motor with a

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2013 Nissan Leaf Shatters Sales Records in March With 2,236 Units Sold

2013 Nissan Leaf Shatters Sales Records in March With 2,236 Units Sold

Last month was a great month for the 2013 Nissan Leaf with 2,236 units sold, making it the best month ever the for electric vehicle. For the 2013 model year Nissan updated the Leaf and even moved

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iDrive: Apple Releases New Device That Will Turn Any Car into a Driverless Vehicle

iDrive: Apple Releases New Device That Will Turn Any Car into a Driverless Vehicle

Many of us thought Google had the market cornered when it came to driverless cars, but Apple made a shocking announcement today with news that they would be releasing a new device and app that can

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Back to the Future-Style DeLorean Taxi Cabs to Hit NYC Streets Next Month

Back to the Future-Style DeLorean Taxi Cabs to Hit NYC Streets Next Month

If you've always dreamed of getting around like Marty McFly, you'll definitely want to head to the Big Apple next month. The city just approved the roll-out of a new fleet of super-futuristic DeLorean

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Mercedes-Benz Debuts 2014 B-Class Electric Drive at the New York Auto Show!

Mercedes-Benz Debuts 2014 B-Class Electric Drive at the New York Auto Show!

The 2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive is based on the B-Class MPV and it will be launched first in the USA at the beginning of 2014. The vehicle is the first luxury electric car from

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BMW Unveils Plug-In Hybrid Active Tourer Concept at the 2013 New York Auto Show

BMW Unveils Plug-In Hybrid Active Tourer Concept at the 2013 New York Auto Show

The Concept Active Tourer, which originally debuted at the Paris Motor Show last fall, provides a glimpse of a future compact BMW plug-in hybrid. The small three-cylinder engine sends its power to the

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Subaru 2014 XV Crosstrek Hybrid Unveiled at the 2013 New York Auto Show

Subaru 2014 XV Crosstrek Hybrid Unveiled at the 2013 New York Auto Show

The 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid marries a 2.0-liter Subaru BOXER engine with a 13.4-hp electric motor, and will have the ability to drive in EV mode only up to 25 mph. After 25 mph, the gasoline

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Tesla Model S Named 2013 World Green Car of the Year!

Tesla Model S Named 2013 World Green Car of the Year!

This week, the all-electric Tesla Model S was named the 2013 World Green Car of the Year at the New York International Auto Show! With a sleek design and a battery range of up to 285 miles on a single

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Tesla Expanding Operations in North America and Europe Thanks to the Award Winning Model S

Tesla Expanding Operations in North America and Europe Thanks to the Award Winning Model S

The Tesla Model S has been selling like hotcakes and the momentum shows no signs of stopping, as Tesla’s recent announcement to continue expanding proves. No doubt being named 2013 World Green Car of

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Nissan Unveils First Ever Pathfinder Hybrid for 2014 at the New York Auto Show

Nissan Unveils First Ever Pathfinder Hybrid for 2014 at the New York Auto Show

The real draw of the new 2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid is that it will offer SUV-lovers the chance to get in on the company's cleaner PUREDRIVE® Hybrid technology for just about $3,000 more than a

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TEST DRIVE: Over the River and Through the Woods with the Ford CMAX Energi Plug-in Hybrid

TEST DRIVE: Over the River and Through the Woods with the Ford CMAX Energi Plug-in Hybrid

The first thing we checked was that all-electric range. The CMAX Energi claims 21 all-electric miles on a full charge, but we tested the CMAX in cold weather, and even with an overnight charge could still

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Report Says US Petroleum Consumption and Greenhouse Gases From Cars Could Plummet by 2050

Report Says US Petroleum Consumption and Greenhouse Gases From Cars Could Plummet by 2050

A new report by the National Research Council has some good news for the future of US transportation. By taking advantage of biofuels, new vehicle technology, and policy reform, America has the potential

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Colibri One-Seat Electric Car to Go Into Production Next Year

Colibri One-Seat Electric Car to Go Into Production Next Year

Earlier this month, the Innovative Mobility Automobile GmbH unveiled a tiny one-seat electric vehicle at the Geneva Motor Show called the Colibri. The car is so small that two of them can occupy a

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Birds Have Evolved Shorter Wings to Better Contend With Cars

Birds Have Evolved Shorter Wings to Better Contend With Cars

Back when Darwin visited the Galapagos, he noticed that finches had evolved beaks in varying shapes and sizes to deal with eating different foods. Now birds probably long for the days when all they needed

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BMW Hopes to Cure Range Anxiety With Gas-Powered Rental Cars for EV Buyers

BMW Hopes to Cure Range Anxiety With Gas-Powered Rental Cars for EV Buyers

Range anxiety is often cited as one of the primary hesitations that consumers have when looking to purchase an electric car. While it will be a while until the infrastructure is in place to allow for

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Hitachi Unveils Smartphone-Operated Autonomous ROPITS Robocar

Hitachi Unveils Smartphone-Operated Autonomous ROPITS Robocar

Turn on your smartphone or tablet, pick a destination on the map and ROPITS self-driving vehicle will do the rest! Hitachi’s new single-seat transport robot was designed to maneuver its way through city

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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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