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August a Record Month for U.S. Electric Vehicle Sales

August a Record Month for U.S. Electric Vehicle Sales

August was the best month ever for U.S. sales of 100 percent electric vehicles (EV), plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) and conventional hybrids. EV sales increased 457.48 percent compared to August

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Detroit Electric Moves Production of the SP:01 Electric Car from Detroit to Holland

Detroit Electric Moves Production of the SP:01 Electric Car from Detroit to Holland

Although Detroit Electric shares its name with the famous Michigan city, the automaker is reportedly going to kick off production of its new SP:01 electric car in Holland. Production of the SP:01 was

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Smart Fourjoy Electric Concept Car Unveiled Ahead of its Frankfurt Motor Show Debut

Smart Fourjoy Electric Concept Car Unveiled Ahead of its Frankfurt Motor Show Debut

Smart has unveiled its newest concept car, the fourjoy concept, which is slated to debut next week at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The compact four-seater is an electric concept car that previews the next

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Tesla is Sucking Up the World’s Lithium Ion Battery Supply, Kick Starting Cell Production

Tesla is Sucking Up the World’s Lithium Ion Battery Supply, Kick Starting Cell Production

Green Car Reports says that Tesla is on track to deploy more than 1.6 million kilowatt-hour worth of batteries in 21,000 cars this year, and so far the electric carmaker has already sold 14,000 of its

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TEST DRIVE: The 2013 Lexus ES 300h Hybrid is Full of Surprises

TEST DRIVE: The 2013 Lexus ES 300h Hybrid is Full of Surprises

For the 2013 model year Lexus has completely revamped its ES, which is now in its sixth generation. The big news for the popular Lexus sedan is the addition of the new hybrid version and the fact that for

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Sexy Hybrid Concept Coupé  Previews Volvo’s Future

Sexy Hybrid Concept Coupé Previews Volvo’s Future

Volvo has unveiled its latest concept car, the Concept Coupé, which is a new hybrid vehicle that takes styling elements from Volvo's past and at the same time previews the car manufacturer's future.

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Next-Generation 2015 Toyota Prius Will Feature Wireless Charging Capability

Next-Generation 2015 Toyota Prius Will Feature Wireless Charging Capability

Toyota has released a few early tidbits of information regarding the next-generation Toyota Prius, which is slated to arrive sometime in 2015. Satoshi Ogiso, Toyota's Managing Officer, revealed that the

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Nissan Announces Plans for Fully Autonomous Vehicles by 2020

Nissan Announces Plans for Fully Autonomous Vehicles by 2020

Nissan has announced plans to release multiple autonomous vehicles by the year 2020. The auto maker's goal is to have the technology available across its model range within two vehicle generations, and in

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Tesla Opens Assembly Plant in the Netherlands

Tesla Opens Assembly Plant in the Netherlands

American electric car company Tesla Motors opened an assembly plant last week in the Netherlands. The new Tilburg facility will serve as the final assembly and distribution point for Tesla Model S sales

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BMW X5 eDrive Concept Debuts with a Plug-in Hybrid System

BMW X5 eDrive Concept Debuts with a Plug-in Hybrid System

BMW has unveiled the new BMW X5 eDrive Concept ahead of its world debut next month at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The X5 eDrive Concept is based on the 2014 X5, but features a new plug-in hybrid system that

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Land Rover Unveils First Range Rover Hybrids

Land Rover Unveils First Range Rover Hybrids

Land Rover has unveiled its first ever hybrid models, the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport hybrid. They are also the world's first premium diesel SUV hybrids. On the outside the hybrid versions of the

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KAIST Unveils Folding Electric Micro Car That Can Fit Into Any Parking Space!

KAIST Unveils Folding Electric Micro Car That Can Fit Into Any Parking Space!

A team of Korean researchers just unveiled a tiny electric vehicle that can fold down to 5.24 feet - which is one third of the space that makes up a standard parking spot! Urban centers around the world

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Tesla Model S Beats Crash Tests to Achieve Highest NHTSA Safety Rating of Any Car Ever Tested

Tesla Model S Beats Crash Tests to Achieve Highest NHTSA Safety Rating of Any Car Ever Tested

After a series of crash tests the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration just awarded the Tesla Model S with the highest safety score of any car ever tested! The electric vehicle fared

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EV ARC: World’s First Self-Contained Mobile Solar Charging Station for Electric Vehicles

EV ARC: World’s First Self-Contained Mobile Solar Charging Station for Electric Vehicles

Envision Solar isn't new to innovative solar design. They created the Solar Tree, an umbrella-like solar array that can be used in a parking lot to charge multiple vehicles. Now they have broken new

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Ford Lowers 2013 C-MAX EPA Rating to 43 MPG, Customers Offered Rebates

Ford Lowers 2013 C-MAX EPA Rating to 43 MPG, Customers Offered Rebates

Ford has responded to criticism regarding the EPA ratings for its 2013 Fusion and C-MAX hybrid models by lowering the C-MAX's combined rating to 43 mpg. When Ford launched the 2013 Fusion and C-MAX

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Design Your Ideal Electric Vehicle With Tuk Tuk Factory’s New Online Customization Tool

Design Your Ideal Electric Vehicle With Tuk Tuk Factory’s New Online Customization Tool

All vehicles are not created equal - you wouldn't take a sports car off-roading, or use a sedan as a food-truck. It's important to choose the right vehicle for the job, although we usually just have to

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EMW JuiceBox Provides Quick EV Charging for $139

EMW JuiceBox Provides Quick EV Charging for $139

Electric cars are flying off the lot and they seem to be getting more popular with drivers everyday. That said, the technology could still stand to improve, particularly in the area of battery charging.

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P-Mob Solar-Powered Electric Car Receives €2.8 Million in Funding

P-Mob Solar-Powered Electric Car Receives €2.8 Million in Funding

Currently solar-powered vehicles remain a distant dream for electric vehicle fans. One of the biggest hurdles is the fact that the current on-board solar panels don't produce enough power to supply the

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Volkswagen Aerrow Hybrid Car Concept Looks Like a Futuristic Spaceship

Volkswagen Aerrow Hybrid Car Concept Looks Like a Futuristic Spaceship

German designer Andreas Blazunaj's Volkswagen Aerrow is a futuristic hybrid car that looks like an out of this world spaceship. The two-wheeled concept car combines attributes of different vehicles - it's

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BMW’s i8 Plug-in Hybrid Will be the First Production Car to Use Scratch-Resistant Gorilla Glass

BMW’s i8 Plug-in Hybrid Will be the First Production Car to Use Scratch-Resistant Gorilla Glass

BMW is going to unveil the i8 plug-in hybrid sports car at the Frankfurt Motor Show next month, but in the meantime the automaker has released the first batch of specs for the i8, the flagship of its new

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KAIST Launches First Road-Charged OLEV Electric Buses in South Korea

KAIST Launches First Road-Charged OLEV Electric Buses in South Korea

Several years ago the Korean Advanced Institute of Technology (KAIST) unveiled their On Line Electric Vehicle (OLEV) charging system, which promised to charge cars and even city buses wirelessly through

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Electric Vehicle Sales Up Nearly 530 Percent Since Last Year

Electric Vehicle Sales Up Nearly 530 Percent Since Last Year

U.S. sales of electric vehicles have increased an astronomical 522 percent since 2012 - July sales are up 529 percent compared to last year. When plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) and conventional

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GM Drops Starting Price of 2014 Chevy Volt by $5,000

GM Drops Starting Price of 2014 Chevy Volt by $5,000

General Motors just announced that pricing for its 2014 Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid will now be almost $5,000 lower than the 2013 model at $34,995. This means that after available tax credits the starting

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Japanese Government and Auto Industry Team Up on $1.025 Billion EV Charging Plan

Japanese Government and Auto Industry Team Up on $1.025 Billion EV Charging Plan

Japan is pushing an ambitious $1.025 billion (100.5 Yuen) plan to install a national electric vehicle charging infrastructure powered by renewable energy, and the government is enlisting the help of the

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Ford and Toyota End Collaboration on New Hybrid System for Light Trucks

Ford and Toyota End Collaboration on New Hybrid System for Light Trucks

In 2011 Ford and Toyota announced plans to partner on a new hybrid system for light trucks and SUVs, but after completing a feasibility study on the partnership, the two automakers have decided to part

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Mercedes Unveils Solar-Powered ‘Vision’ Golf Cart of the Future

Mercedes Unveils Solar-Powered ‘Vision’ Golf Cart of the Future

Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the Vision, which the automaker is touting as the golf cart of the future. Today's golf carts rarely set hearts on fire with their slab sided minimalistic designs, but the

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This Souped-Up GM EV2 Can Go 400 miles on a Single Charge!

This Souped-Up GM EV2 Can Go 400 miles on a Single Charge!

What would have happened if GM's EV1 electric car wasn't killed in 2003? Electric drag car racer, John Wayland, aka Plasma Boy, brings this question to light with the EV2, a second generation electric

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BMW Announces 2014 i3 Electric Vehicle Pricing Starts at $42,275

BMW Announces 2014 i3 Electric Vehicle Pricing Starts at $42,275

We're still a week from the official debut of the 2014 i3 electric vehicle, but BMW just announced that the EV will launch at a starting price point of $42,275 before any state or federal tax incentives.

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Honda’s New Hybrid Powertrain for Small Cars Gets 86 MPG in Japan

Honda’s New Hybrid Powertrain for Small Cars Gets 86 MPG in Japan

Today the hybrid car market is largely dominated by Toyota and most recently Ford - but Honda is getting ready to enter the segment in full force with new models like the upcoming 2014 Accord hybrid. The

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Tesla Shares Hit All Time High as the Electric Car Company Heads to the Nasdaq 100

Tesla Shares Hit All Time High as the Electric Car Company Heads to the Nasdaq 100

The Tesla Motors success story keeps getting better - this week shares of the electric car maker reached an all-time high after it was revealed that Tesla will soon be added to the Nasdaq 100 index.

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