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GM CEO Calls for $1 Gas Tax Increase in the United States

GM CEO Calls for $1 Gas Tax Increase in the United States

We can hardly believe our ears! In an interview with Detroit News, General Motors CEO Dan Akerson called for a $1 tax increase on gasoline to help car manufacturers sell more fuel efficient vehicles. The

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Citroen Survolt Leads Sexy New Breed of Superfast EVs

Citroen Survolt Leads Sexy New Breed of Superfast EVs

Recently the Michelin Challenge Bibendum introduced us to a whole new breed of electric cars, but there is one we can't get out of our heads: the Citroen Survolt. This electric supercar leads the way for

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Y-town Recycles Old Refrigerator Into Dog House for Adopted Pup!

Y-town Recycles Old Refrigerator Into Dog House for Adopted Pup!

A lucky stray dog in China recently received the royal treatment with an expansive doghouse made from a recycled refrigerator! Designed by studio Y-town, the sectioned doghouse is made from an old

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INHABITAT INTERVIEW: John Viera of Ford Motor Company

INHABITAT INTERVIEW: John Viera of Ford Motor Company

John Viera has made a name for himself as a pioneer for the green movement within the automotive industry. As Ford Motor Company's Director of Sustainable Business Strategies, he has been building a new

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GM Reveals It Charges Volts with Solar Panels Before They Head to Dealerships

GM Reveals It Charges Volts with Solar Panels Before They Head to Dealerships

It seems like the 2011 North American Car of the Year just gets better all the time. GM just installed a carport with 10 charging stations to juice up their plug-in hybrid electric Chevy Volts before they

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US Government Set to Buy 116 New Plug in Vehicles, Getting a Discount on the Volt

US Government Set to Buy 116 New Plug in Vehicles, Getting a Discount on the Volt

As part of President Obama's mandate that all new government vehicles use clean energy by 2015, the US government has decided to purchase 116 new plug-in -- some hybrid, some not -- electric vehicles.

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Salesforce and Toyota Will Develop Toyota Friend, a Social Network for Toyota Customers

Salesforce and Toyota Will Develop Toyota Friend, a Social Network for Toyota Customers

The auto industry continues to strengthen its ties with Silicon Valley: Toyota and cloud computing company Salesforce have just teamed up to develop Toyota Friend, a private social network to connect

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Energy Secretary Chu Announces 1,800+ EV Charging Stations Have Been Installed Due to Recovery Act

Energy Secretary Chu Announces 1,800+ EV Charging Stations Have Been Installed Due to Recovery Act

U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced last Friday that more than 1,800 electric vehicle charging stations have now been installed due to the Recovery Act. Four hundred million dollars was allocated

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AMP to Electrify Icelandic Auto Market with Mercedes-Benz EV SUVs

AMP to Electrify Icelandic Auto Market with Mercedes-Benz EV SUVs

Iceland is the perfect place for electrified SUVs, or at least that's the idea behind a new contract between AMP and Iceland's Northern Lights Energy. The company, known for turning mainstream vehicles

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Aerodynamic Seven Electric Car Achieves Super Efficient 207.5 MPGe

Aerodynamic Seven Electric Car Achieves Super Efficient 207.5 MPGe

After falling short in last summer’s Progressive Automotive X-Prize competition, the Illuminati team’s vehicle, “Seven,” has recently proven itself, hitting 207.5 miles per gallon equivalent at a

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Jaguar Confirms Plans To Build Fastest Jaguar Ever: Hybrid C-X75 Supercar

Jaguar Confirms Plans To Build Fastest Jaguar Ever: Hybrid C-X75 Supercar

It's official: Jaguar confirmed today that it will team up with Williams F1 to build a hybrid supercar successor to its XJ220 model, a follow-through on the stunning concept car that debuted at the Paris

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INHABITAT INTERVIEW: Ed Mazria from Architecture 2030

INHABITAT INTERVIEW: Ed Mazria from Architecture 2030

In 2006, Ed Mazria and his New Mexico-based non-profit organization, Architecture 2030, released the 2030 Challenge to get the building industry to turn completely carbon neutral by the year 2030. As

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BMW CEO Announces ActiveE, Then Bashes Electric Vehicles

BMW CEO Announces ActiveE, Then Bashes Electric Vehicles

In advance of the New York International Auto Show, BMW CEO Jim O’Donnell announced to the Detroit News that the company will be releasing 1,100 of it’s newest electric vehicle, the ActiveE. That's

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Ultra-Efficient Alerion Race Car Gets 2,564.8 MPG at Shell Eco-Marathon

Ultra-Efficient Alerion Race Car Gets 2,564.8 MPG at Shell Eco-Marathon

A team of students at Université Laval just won first place for the third time in the Shell Eco-marathon in Houston with their svelte hypermiling supercar, which gets an incredible fuel efficiency of

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New Hybrid Land Rover Will Hits Streets In 2013

New Hybrid Land Rover Will Hits Streets In 2013

Land Rovers are famously known as un-environmentally friendly vehicles, but they are great at going off-road and protecting their occupants from collisions. Taking their safety street cred to the green

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Philadelphia’s Stylish ‘Thin Flats’ Is First Duplex to Receive LEED Homes Platinum

Philadelphia’s Stylish ‘Thin Flats’ Is First Duplex to Receive LEED Homes Platinum

The development had to pack a pretty big punch to achieve its LEED Platinum rating. The design starts with an efficient shell made from low-impact framing materials and filled with closed-cell expanding

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SFO’s Gorgeous New Terminal 2 Aims to Be First LEED Gold Airport Terminal in U.S.

SFO’s Gorgeous New Terminal 2 Aims to Be First LEED Gold Airport Terminal in U.S.

San Francisco Airport has revealed its renovated Terminal 2, which aims to be the first LEED Gold-certified airport terminal in the U.S. Featuring 90 percent recycled building materials from the original

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Telematics: Microsoft and Toyota Announce Partnership on Electric Car Management Systems

Telematics: Microsoft and Toyota Announce Partnership on Electric Car Management Systems

Toyota Motor Corporation and Microsoft have announced that they will partner to bring telematics (a.k.a. the integrated use of telecommunications and informatics) to the smart grid via Microsoft's Azure

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Microsoft Launches Database to Help EV Drivers Find the Cheapest Charging Stations

Microsoft Launches Database to Help EV Drivers Find the Cheapest Charging Stations

Microsoft just launched a national database of plug-in vehicle charging rate plans that makes it a snap to find the best electricity prices to charge your plug-in vehicle. The database is called the

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Next Generation Fisker Hybrids to Have Lighter Engines

Next Generation Fisker Hybrids to Have Lighter Engines

Fisker's next generation of hot hybrid cars are likely to have lighter, dedicated three- or four-cylinder engines, according to Autoblog. The company is seriously looking into the Lotus Engineering

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Fisker Unveils First Karma Hybrid Fresh from the Assembly Line

Fisker Unveils First Karma Hybrid Fresh from the Assembly Line

Last year we showcased the Karma 1, a plug-in hybrid that can go from zero to 60 in under six seconds, has a top speed of 120 mph, and offers an average fuel efficiency of 100 mpg. Designed by Henrik

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Porsche Now Taking Pre-Orders for 918 Spyder Hybrid Super Car Priced at $845,000

Porsche Now Taking Pre-Orders for 918 Spyder Hybrid Super Car Priced at $845,000

We whet the appetites of sports car enthusiasts everywhere when we first mentioned Porsche's Spyder 918, but now they can really start salivating because the super fast  hybrid sports car is finally

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Renault’s “Get You Home” EV Program Ensures You Won’t Be Left in a Dark Alley

Renault’s “Get You Home” EV Program Ensures You Won’t Be Left in a Dark Alley

Even with Google Map's new charging station finder, locating a place to plug-in your EV could still present a problem if you're out on the open road. So if you're afraid of being left out cold with no way

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National Renewable Energy Laboratory Offers Free Building Efficiency Software

National Renewable Energy Laboratory Offers Free Building Efficiency Software

Did you know that residential and office buildings account for approximately 40 percent of energy usage in the U.S.? As a result, making your home and workplace as energy efficient as possible saves

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XL Hybrids Can Convert Your Gas-Guzzler Into a Hybrid Car

XL Hybrids Can Convert Your Gas-Guzzler Into a Hybrid Car

Many of us wish we could afford to buy a new hybrid or electric car, but until we get that promotion/new job/win the lottery, we're stuck with our gas-guzzlers. Now a Massachusetts-based company called XL

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Smart Electric Vehicle Transformed Into Sparkling Disco Ball!

Smart Electric Vehicle Transformed Into Sparkling Disco Ball!

Everything that glitters is green - at least that's what we're gathering from this spectacular Smart Electric Drive that has been decked out like a disco ball! The pint-sized EV has been adorned with

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Google Maps Now Indicates Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Google Maps Now Indicates Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Google is never one to be left behind in the cold, especially when it comes to innovative green transportation initiatives. The search engine powerhouse has been dabbling in everything from a network of

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General Motors Announce They Will Double Production of the Chevrolet Volt

General Motors Announce They Will Double Production of the Chevrolet Volt

As an increasing number of customers look towards fuel-efficient cars with gas prices rising, General Motors has just announced that it will double the production of its Chevrolet Volt extended-range

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Fisker Karma Electric Car to Enter Production on March 21st

Fisker Karma Electric Car to Enter Production on March 21st

Fisker just announced that the much-delayed Karma finally has a production date - Autoblog is reporting that the luxury plug-in hybrid will roll off its assembly lines by March 21st and deliveries will

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Volvo’s New Car Goes From All-Electric to Hybrid or Diesel With the Push of a Button

Volvo’s New Car Goes From All-Electric to Hybrid or Diesel With the Push of a Button

Not sure whether you want to drive an all-electric car, a hybrid or a powerful sports car? Well, now you can do it all the with Volvo's new diesel plug-in hybrid, a new design based on their V60 estate.

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