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SNEAK PEEK: Chrysler’s electric Town & Country minivan spotted on the streets of LA

SNEAK PEEK: Chrysler’s electric Town & Country minivan spotted on the streets of LA

What do we have here? Yesterday on my way to the office I pulled up next to two heavily camouflaged prototypes of Chrysler’s all-new Town & Country minivan, which is expected to arrive sometime next

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How one woman turned an old school bus into the coziest little home

How one woman turned an old school bus into the coziest little home

Stephanie Adams began her Tiny Home Bus Conversion by purchasing a 220 square foot school bus for $2,125 from an online auction. The 2000 diesel model, with 98,000 miles clocked, proved to run just fine

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Apple grows its electric car team but still won’t admit the project is real

Apple grows its electric car team but still won’t admit the project is real

The world has new evidence to support the theories that Apple is working on a secret electric car project. Recently, the iPhone maker has brought in several auto industry experts who are just the sort of

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Tesla’s Model X expected to hit the streets of China by Summer 2016

Tesla’s Model X expected to hit the streets of China by Summer 2016

Word on the street from a China-based Tesla rep is that the upcoming Model X will be available for sale in China as soon as next summer. The all-electric SUV with amazing falcon wings hasn’t even rolled

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Lexus shows off the world’s first car with a human heartbeat

Lexus shows off the world’s first car with a human heartbeat

Sports car designs are notorious for having two main goals: look good and go fast. It’s a pretty simple one-size-fits-all formula that has worked well to sell cars for a long time. Lexus is turning that

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Hankook’s airless car tires should hit the market very, very soon

Hankook’s airless car tires should hit the market very, very soon

We are in the midst of a generational shift in environmentally friendly vehicles with electric cars becoming more of a practical reality each day, yet there are also other innovations being perfected,

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Local Motors to roll out world’s first production line of 3D-printed cars

Local Motors to roll out world’s first production line of 3D-printed cars

Phoenix-based Local Motors has announced the winner of its most recent design challenge, which will be used as the basis of the company’s upcoming production line of 3D-printed cars. The winning design

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Honda Civic Tourer breaks world record for fuel efficiency with 83 mpg across 24 countries

Honda Civic Tourer breaks world record for fuel efficiency with 83 mpg across 24 countries

Honda’s Civic Tourer just made it into the Guinness Book of World Records for lowest fuel usage in a month-long trek across 24 adjoining European nations, coming in at an average of 83 mpg for its

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Self-driving electric robocabs could slash greenhouse gas emissions 94%

Self-driving electric robocabs could slash greenhouse gas emissions 94%

Autonomous vehicle research and development is hot, hot, hot. Google’s self-driving cars are on the streets already, Uber is laying the groundwork, and Tesla’s upcoming update for the Model S will

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Conqueror makes the ultimate self-sufficient campers for outdoor adventures

Conqueror makes the ultimate self-sufficient campers for outdoor adventures

Traveling cross-country is an adventurer’s dream, but it often means you have to adjust to lower comfort levels. Conqueror Australia is set to bust that myth with a camper trailer that features almost

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Nissan’s next-generation Leaf prototype can drive over 310 miles on a single charge

Nissan’s next-generation Leaf prototype can drive over 310 miles on a single charge

Range anxiety continues to be one of the main reasons that electric cars have not taken off as fast as automakers would have liked. Nissan claims that this is one of the main reasons that sales of the

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Tesla rival 2017 Chevy Bolt EV production expected to kick off in late 2016

Tesla rival 2017 Chevy Bolt EV production expected to kick off in late 2016

Chevy has released two teaser photos of the 2017 Bolt electric vehicle, which is currently undergoing testing. The 2017 Bolt will finally give Tesla a rival with its estimated 200 mile driving range and a

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2016 Toyota Mirai is the only zero-emissions vehicle that can travel 312 miles

2016 Toyota Mirai is the only zero-emissions vehicle that can travel 312 miles

In the market for a zero-emissions vehicle that can travel almost as far as a regular gas-powered vehicle? Up until now, you're only choice has been the Tesla Model S with its 265 mile range, but Toyota

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Volkswagen is working on a 186-mile range electric car

Volkswagen is working on a 186-mile range electric car

In the next few years electric cars are set to finally take a big jump forward with the arrival of several models that will have a driving range around 200 miles - much longer than today's models. Chevy

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Ford’s new Peer-2-Peer car sharing will let you rent your car to other drivers

Ford’s new Peer-2-Peer car sharing will let you rent your car to other drivers

Ford has announced the start of a new program that will give customers the ability to rent their financed vehicles to other drivers, to help offset the monthly ownership costs. The new Peer-2-Peer Car

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VeloMetro Mobility to launch the first VeloCar-sharing program in Vancouver

VeloMetro Mobility to launch the first VeloCar-sharing program in Vancouver

Though it's fun, cost-effective, and great for the environment, replacing your car with a bicycle isn't without its snags. Biking in the rain isn't for everyone, sweating up hills can make you unpopular

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Google’s self-driving “Koala” cars hit California roads

Google’s self-driving “Koala” cars hit California roads

As 2015 speeds by, now so will Google’s self-driving prototypes, adorably referred to as “Koala” cars, albeit at a safe and steady 25 mph. It has been a few months since the announcement that

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Brilliant Stanford invention makes hydrogen fuel-cell powered cars even greener

Brilliant Stanford invention makes hydrogen fuel-cell powered cars even greener

In the next few years hydrogen fuel-cell powered cars are going to become more readily available thanks to new models from Toyota, Honda and Hyundai. While automakers have labeled the fuel-cell vehicles

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World’s first 3D-printed supercar is one of the greenest cars around

World’s first 3D-printed supercar is one of the greenest cars around

Green cars are more popular now than ever but the manufacturing process for even the greenest car is still pretty dirty. Automotive designer Kevin Czinger recognized the unfortunate irony, and founded

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Watch the Tesla Model S P85D take on gas-guzzling muscle cars in a race

Watch the Tesla Model S P85D take on gas-guzzling muscle cars in a race

When the Tesla Model S was introduced, Tesla boasted about its 250+ mile driving range, but no one expected it to ever be able to take on sports cars on the performance circuit. Several videos have

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Nissan e-NV200 is the world’s first electric seven-passenger minivan

Nissan e-NV200 is the world’s first electric seven-passenger minivan

Back in 2013 Nissan introduced its second electric vehicle, the e-NV200 compact van. The small van is the perfect delivery van for an urban environment, due to its small footprint and its fully electric

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General Motors finds a new use for used Chevy Volt batteries

General Motors finds a new use for used Chevy Volt batteries

The number of electric vehicles hitting the market continues to grow each year and with that comes the concern about what we'll do with all the lithium-ion batteries that power the EVs. General Motors has

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California rules that Uber driver is an employee, not a contractor

California rules that Uber driver is an employee, not a contractor

Uber is well known to city dwellers as a welcome alternative to the taxi cab. At the swipe of a smartphone, a driver magically appears to whisk the rider away. While Uber may seem a revolution in

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Tesla’s upcoming Model 3 will be a family of electric vehicles

Tesla’s upcoming Model 3 will be a family of electric vehicles

The world is eagerly awaiting Tesla's mass-market Model 3 and although we've yet to see the $35,000 electric car, Tesla has just revealed that it will be offered in more than one body style. During a

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Is BMW planning an all-electric SUV to rival the Tesla Model X?

Is BMW planning an all-electric SUV to rival the Tesla Model X?

Ever since the BMW i3 and i8 electric cars arrived last year, there has been a lot of speculation about what other models BMW could introduce to the electric i-sub brand. There have been several reports

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Elon Musk says Tesla Model X will arrive as early as this September

Elon Musk says Tesla Model X will arrive as early as this September

As per usual, Tesla CEO Elon Musk was full of exciting news at the annual shareholders meeting, held on Tuesday in Mountain View, California. The pinnacle of his speech was an update on the long-awaited

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2016 Volvo XC90 T8 plug-in hybrid impresses with seven seats and a 59 MPGe rating

2016 Volvo XC90 T8 plug-in hybrid impresses with seven seats and a 59 MPGe rating

If you aren’t quite ready to make the jump to a full electric car, a plug-in hybrid might be your best option, since it starts with a traditional hybrid powertrain, but adds the capability for limited

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LINDO Smart is a quirky electric car designed to take on city traffic jams

LINDO Smart is a quirky electric car designed to take on city traffic jams

Here in the U.S. you probably have a higher chance of seeing a unicorn than a small three-wheeled rickshaw, like the Piaggio Tuk Tuk, but in several countries around the world, small rickshaws are the

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Texas upholds ban on Tesla’s direct car sales model

Texas upholds ban on Tesla’s direct car sales model

  In many states, Tesla’s direct sales model has brought on legal challenges. Most recently, the electric car company has been doing battle in Texas, where existing laws prohibit direct sales.

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Uber’s test car for self-driving research spotted on the streets of Pittsburgh

Uber’s test car for self-driving research spotted on the streets of Pittsburgh

Readers may be familiar with the self-driving car, an emerging technology that offers both promise and peril. Google is perhaps the most high-profile developer of self-driving technology, though it is far

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