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America’s First All-Electric School Bus to Launch in 2014

America’s First All-Electric School Bus to Launch in 2014

America's first all-electric school bus is set to start picking up students in 2014. The SST-e type A bus is estimated to save the Kings Canyon, California Unified School District around 16 gallons of

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Should Apple Buy Tesla? One Analyst Thinks So

Should Apple Buy Tesla? One Analyst Thinks So

Rumors have long floated around that Apple might stake a claim in Tesla Motors, which is now valued at $20 billion. But the move may be one step closer after analyst Andaan Ahmad at German investment bank

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Tesla Completes West Coast Supercharger Corridor from San Diego to Vancouver

Tesla Completes West Coast Supercharger Corridor from San Diego to Vancouver

Tesla Motors just completed the West Coast Supercharger Corridor, a network of electric vehicle charging stations that stretches all the way from San Diego, California to Vancouver, British Columbia.

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Tesla Buys Nearly 2 Billion Panasonic Lithium-ion Battery Cells

Tesla Buys Nearly 2 Billion Panasonic Lithium-ion Battery Cells

Tesla and Panasonic just announced a new agreement that will allow Panasonic to expand its supply of automotive-grade lithium-ion battery cells to the EV manufacturer. The new agreement expands on the

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Apple’s VP Doug Field Joins Tesla Motors to Lead Vehicle Development

Apple’s VP Doug Field Joins Tesla Motors to Lead Vehicle Development

Tesla Motors is making waves in the automotive industry with a recent acquisition that makes its nickname the “Apple of carmakers" even more credible. The electric car giant announced yesterday that it

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Volvo is Developing a Wireless Inductive Charging Pad for Electric Vehicles

Volvo is Developing a Wireless Inductive Charging Pad for Electric Vehicles

Swedish automaker Volvo just announced that it's working on a wireless inductive charger for electric vehicles. The charging pad is able to wireless charge any EV that parks above it using an

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General Motors’ Hydrogen-Powered Chevy Equinox Logs 100,000 Miles of Real-World Driving

General Motors’ Hydrogen-Powered Chevy Equinox Logs 100,000 Miles of Real-World Driving

General Motors has been testing a fleet of fuel cell vehicles since 2007 when the automaker launched its 119-vehicle Project Driveway program - and one of its Chevy Equinox hydrogen vehicles just passed a

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Hyundai Unveils World’s First Aquaponics Farm Powered by a Fuel Cell Car

Hyundai Unveils World’s First Aquaponics Farm Powered by a Fuel Cell Car

Hyundai just teamed up with Something & Son to unveil the world's first urban aquaponic farm 'powered' by a hydrogen car! Located outside of the London Design Museum, Hyundai's Fuel Cell Farm seeks to

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BaseCamp Bonn Young Hostel Turns Vintage Trailers and Railcars into Quirky Accommodations

BaseCamp Bonn Young Hostel Turns Vintage Trailers and Railcars into Quirky Accommodations

Each of the vintage units are decorated to a theme by a professional interior designer possessing a background in film and TV sets. Lodgers can choose from 120 bed spots across 15 caravans clustered

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Volvo’s New Electric Vehicle Battery Technology Stores Energy in a Car’s Body Panels

Volvo’s New Electric Vehicle Battery Technology Stores Energy in a Car’s Body Panels

Conventional batteries that power today's electric cars and hybrids take up space and add a lot of extra weight to the vehicles. Volvo just announced that it has developed a concept for lightweight

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General Motors’ 2015 Chevrolet Bi-Fuel Impala to Run on Both Gasoline and Natural Gas

General Motors’ 2015 Chevrolet Bi-Fuel Impala to Run on Both Gasoline and Natural Gas

Vehicles powered by Natural gas represent a clean alternative to electric cars since they produce less emissions than traditional gasoline-powered cars. But up until now Honda has been the only automaker

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Cadillac Announces Pricing for Electrified 2014 ELR Coupe Starts at $75,995

Cadillac Announces Pricing for Electrified 2014 ELR Coupe Starts at $75,995

Cadillac recently announced pricing for its upcoming 2014 ELR coupe, which will start at $75,995 when it arrives in showrooms this coming January. The 2014 ELR was originally unveiled at the Detroit

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Toyota to Launch Automated Driving Safety Technologies in a Few Years

Toyota to Launch Automated Driving Safety Technologies in a Few Years

Toyota recently announced plans to introduce a new Automated Highway Driving Assist (AHDA) system that will use automated driving technologies to support safer highway driving. The system will be

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Ford Breaks Daytona Speed Record Using EcoBoost Engine

Ford Breaks Daytona Speed Record Using EcoBoost Engine

Ford set a new speed record at the Daytona International Speedway using a racing car equipped with a pickup truck engine. Racer Colin Braun reached 222.971 mph (358.837 km/h) in a single lap that smashed

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TEST DRIVE: 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid Zooms to the Top of the Hybrid Segment

TEST DRIVE: 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid Zooms to the Top of the Hybrid Segment

Many people will remember that this isn't the first time that Honda has produced a hybrid version of the Accord. Back in 2003 Honda released an Accord Hybrid that mated a V6 engine to an electric motor,

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Tesla Releases CHAdeMO Adapter for the Model S Electric Vehicle

Tesla Releases CHAdeMO Adapter for the Model S Electric Vehicle

Tesla's new Supercharger network is a fast, free way for Model S drivers to quickly recharge their vehicles. Even though Tesla has announced plans to rapidly expand its network, CHAdeMO fast charging

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Tesla Stock Takes a Hit as Model S Catches Fire in Washington

Tesla Stock Takes a Hit as Model S Catches Fire in Washington

The first Tesla Model S to catch fire was reported this week in Kent, Washington, and as news swept the internet the electric automaker's stock dropped to $169.50 from a 52-week high of $194.50. But

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Kia is Bringing its First All-Electric Vehicle to the U.S.

Kia is Bringing its First All-Electric Vehicle to the U.S.

Kia has just announced that it will release its first ever electric vehicle next year, the Soul EV and that it will be offered in the U.S. The all-electric Kia Soul will join the Optima hybrid as part of

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INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Chats with J Mays, VP of Global Design and Chief Creative Officer at Ford Motor Company

INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Chats with J Mays, VP of Global Design and Chief Creative Officer at Ford Motor Company

Automotive designer J Mays has become well-known as the design director of Ford Motor Company. Born in rural Oklahoma, Mays started working at his family's auto parts store at an early age with

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INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Talks Resilient Design with J Mays, VP of Global Design and Chief Creative Officer at Ford Motors

INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Talks Resilient Design with J Mays, VP of Global Design and Chief Creative Officer at Ford Motors

Few designers get the opportunity to define a brand as prominent as Ford, but for the last 16 years, J Mays has been the driving design force behind the vehicles coming off the car company's production

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Hertz Adds the Tesla Model S Electric Car to its Rental Car Fleet in San Francisco and LA

Hertz Adds the Tesla Model S Electric Car to its Rental Car Fleet in San Francisco and LA

If you've been dreaming about driving the Tesla Model S but can't afford the electric sedan's price tag, you'll be happy to hear Hertz's latest announcement. The car rental company just added the Model S

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Artists Resurrect a Drive-in Movie Theater With Old Cars and Salvaged Materials

Artists Resurrect a Drive-in Movie Theater With Old Cars and Salvaged Materials

The Empire Drive-in was originally created to showcase Todd Chandler's film, Flood Tide. The artists wanted a venue that reflected the story's overall themes of creative reuse and finding value along the

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California to Extend Electric Vehicle Tax Credits to 2024

California to Extend Electric Vehicle Tax Credits to 2024

California's lawmakers have approved legislation that will extend the state's tax credits for plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles until 2024. The bill, which is expected to be signed by Gov. Jerry Brown,

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2014 Honda Accord Hybrid Rated at 50 MPG Starts at $29,155

2014 Honda Accord Hybrid Rated at 50 MPG Starts at $29,155

This fall Honda is releasing the second hybrid version of their popular Accord sedan, the 2014 Accord Hybrid. With a 50 mpg city rating, this new hybrid is the most fuel-efficient, non-plug-in hybrid

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INFOGRAPHIC: The Evolution of the Electric Supercar

INFOGRAPHIC: The Evolution of the Electric Supercar

The recent crop of all-electric supercars might seem new, but EVs have been around a lot longer than you might think - since 1899 in fact! This infographic by Driving Experiences explores the past,

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Tesla Announces Plans to Develop a Self-Driving Car by 2016

Tesla Announces Plans to Develop a Self-Driving Car by 2016

Tesla has shaken up the automotive industry with its new Model S sedan's electric driving range and overall performance, but one area that the automaker hasn't explored is self driving cars - yet. Tesla

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Volkswagen’s New 2015 e-Golf EV Electrifies the Golf Lineup

Volkswagen’s New 2015 e-Golf EV Electrifies the Golf Lineup

Volkswagen continues to expand its Golf lineup while increasing its presence in the electric vehicle segment. This week at the Frankfurt Motor Show VW unveiled the 2015 e-Golf, which is an all-electric

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Average New Car Fuel Economy Rises to Record 24.9 MPG

Average New Car Fuel Economy Rises to Record 24.9 MPG

The Obama Administration's aggressive fuel economy standards appear to be paying off. A multi-year study from the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute finds that the average

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FCV-R Concept Previews Toyota’s 2015 Fuel Cell Hybrid Vehicle

FCV-R Concept Previews Toyota’s 2015 Fuel Cell Hybrid Vehicle

Toyota is going to give the world another preview of its upcoming fuel cell hybrid vehicle at the Frankfurt Motor Show with the FCV-R concept. The FCV-R concept is a preview of Toyota's first

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