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Ford Unveils C-MAX Energi and C-MAX Hybrid at Detroit Auto Show

Ford Unveils C-MAX Energi and C-MAX Hybrid at Detroit Auto Show

Today, Ford announced the addition of two more electric vehicles, both eco-versions of the company's C-MAX, a five-passenger wagon: the C-MAX Energi, which will be a plug-in hybrid similar to the Chevy

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AEV Develops E-Shuttle Bus With Range Of 83 Miles

AEV Develops E-Shuttle Bus With Range Of 83 Miles

Whether at transport hubs, large campuses or construction sites, shuttle buses play a key role in getting people to and from their destinations. And while many traditional buses run on fossil fuels,

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Porsche 918 RSR Hybrid Race Car Unveiled at Detroit Auto Show

Porsche 918 RSR Hybrid Race Car Unveiled at Detroit Auto Show

Porsche's new hybrid supercar takes design cues from classic racers like the 908 and the 917, fusing these classic profiles with cutting-edge hybrid technology. The vehicle's carbon fiber-reinforced

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Toyota Unveils New Family of Prius Vehicles at the Detroit Auto Show!

Toyota Unveils New Family of Prius Vehicles at the Detroit Auto Show!

Just minutes ago, Toyota unveiled their new family of Prius vehicles at this year's Detroit Auto Show. Once the gold standard for energy-efficient cars, the company has faced rapidly

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Chevy Volt Named North American Car of the Year!

Chevy Volt Named North American Car of the Year!

The Chevy Volt beat out the Hyundai Sonata and the Nissan Leaf to be named the North American Car of the Year at the Detroit Auto Show. A jury of 49 automotive journalists awarded the plug-in hybrid a

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Chevy Volt Dramatically Outsold Nissan Leaf in December 2010

Chevy Volt Dramatically Outsold Nissan Leaf in December 2010

General Motors and Nissan both made good on their promises to deliver mass-produced electric cars with the debuts of the Chevrolet's Volt and Nissan's Leaf. Sales for both have been small so far due to

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Green-Roofed Superblock for Fargo, North Dakota

Green-Roofed Superblock for Fargo, North Dakota

Recently Fargo demolished an older parking garage and wanted to update it with increased parking capacity. At the same time they wanted the urban block to add to the livability, sustainability and beauty

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China’s BYD Auto to Debut 2 PlugIn EVs at the Detroit Auto Show

China’s BYD Auto to Debut 2 PlugIn EVs at the Detroit Auto Show

Environmentally friendly automobiles are popping up all over the place these days and BYD Auto of China is set to throw two more models into the mix at the upcoming Detroit Auto Show. At the show --

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McDonald’s Opens With Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

McDonald’s Opens With Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

A new McDonald's restaurant has opened in West Virginia and it seems they've got a trick up their sleeve - EV charging stations in their parking lot. That's right, they've teamed up with American Electric

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6 Dazzling LED Holiday Lights

6 Dazzling LED Holiday Lights

Photo © DamnMushroom Ikea KALLT Snowflake LED String Lights These sparkling LED snowflake lights come in a 16 foot-long string and glow a beautiful warm white color. They are rated to last 20,000

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Inhabitat’s Top Green Car Picks from the LA Auto Show

Inhabitat’s Top Green Car Picks from the LA Auto Show

Automobiles have managed to garner more interest over the past year, and the motor companies have expanded their exhibitions to make them more interactive than last year’s showing. We would like to

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ChargePoint Unveils First Public EV Charger In Washington D.C.

ChargePoint Unveils First Public EV Charger In Washington D.C.

ChargePoint just unveiled the first public electric vehicle charging station in Washington, D.C. as part of Coulomb Technologies' $37 million ChargePoint America program. The program was paid for in part

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BMW Unveils Brand New Plug-In Hybrid Sports Car

BMW Unveils Brand New Plug-In Hybrid Sports Car

Displaying another example of German efficiency, BMW has just unveiled their latest concept car at the Leipzig Trade Fair. The new design for the plug-in hybrid sports car is based on the Vision

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Wireless EV Charging Station Unveiled by Delphi and WiTricity

Wireless EV Charging Station Unveiled by Delphi and WiTricity

If a new partnership between Delphi Automotive and WiTricity works out, electric vehicle owners may soon be able to charge their cars simply by pulling up to a parking spot. Delphi and WiTricity are

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FuseProject Unveils a Domestic Version of Its EV Charger

FuseProject Unveils a Domestic Version of Its EV Charger

One of the problems with electrical vehicles is having to charge them, especially since there just aren't many charging stations readily available yet. However, building on the success of their public

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BMW Unveils Their New Electric Mini Scooter E

BMW Unveils Their New Electric Mini Scooter E

If you've been holding off on purchasing an electric scooter, this may be the beauty that you've been waiting for. The Mini Scooter E by BMW is a retro plug-in electric vehicle inspired by the Mini

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First Factory-Built Fisker Karma Hybrid to be Unveiled Next Month

First Factory-Built Fisker Karma Hybrid to be Unveiled Next Month

Henrik Fisker, who designed Aston Martin's DB9 and V8 Vantage and the BMW Z8, is behind what his company is clearly hoping will the sexiest plug-in hybrid to hit the market — the Karma. The first

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California Gives Plug-In Hybrids Access to Carpool Lanes

California Gives Plug-In Hybrids Access to Carpool Lanes

Need another reason to buy a plug-in hybrid vehicle? How about this: California Governor Arnold Schwarzanegger just signed into law this week a bill that grants HOV lane (aka carpool lane) access to

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Can the UK Really Cut Transport Emissions 76% by 2050?

Can the UK Really Cut Transport Emissions 76% by 2050?

It's generally agreed the world over that transportation is the largest contributor to global warming. As such, governments have begun heavily investing in high-speed rail projects and other transport

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Plug-N-Go EV Charging Station Showcased at Green Energy Expo

Plug-N-Go EV Charging Station Showcased at Green Energy Expo

The world's first factory built-to-order solar-powered EV charging station was recently unveiled at the 2010 International Green Energy Expo in Korea in a bid to raise awareness and push the potential

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Chicago Parking Garage Harvests Energy From Windy City Gusts

Chicago Parking Garage Harvests Energy From Windy City Gusts

Located at the corner of Kinzie and Clark Streets, the wind energy system consists of 12 paired vertical axis wind turbines, which twist like candy poles at a barber shop while harnessing moving air from

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Futuristic Vertical City Holds Plug-In Hexagonal Housing Units

Futuristic Vertical City Holds Plug-In Hexagonal Housing Units

Malaysian architect Tay Yee Wei recently unveiled a towering vertical city populated with hexagonal housing units that offer a solution to urban population growth problems in Asian cities. The tower

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Human Powered Car Can Go 30 MPH While Driving Uphill

Human Powered Car Can Go 30 MPH While Driving Uphill

Here at Inhabitat we've seen vehicles powered by algae, poo, and magnets -- but our favorite source of sustainable propulsion is human power! The HumanCar is powered by your very own kinetic force -- just

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Evatran Unveils World’s First Wireless EV Charger

Evatran Unveils World’s First Wireless EV Charger

In today's age of wireless technology, the plug-in electric vehicle is both revolutionary and kind of a throw-back to wired technologies of times past. Fear not -- wireless charging for your gas-free

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Porsche Gets the Go-Ahead for the Sexiest Hybrid Ever

Porsche Gets the Go-Ahead for the Sexiest Hybrid Ever

Earlier this year we told you all about the Porsche 918 Spyder hybrid concept car and now we get to tell you -- as we so rarely get to do -- that this concept car is about to become a reality! The Spyder

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Green Overdrive: Test Driving the All-Electric Nissan LEAF!

Green Overdrive: Test Driving the All-Electric Nissan LEAF!

For this week's episode of GigaOM TV's Green Overdrive video show we test drive the all-electric Nissan LEAF, which will go on sale starting in December in select cities. With a sticker price of $33,000,

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The Blink: A New Intuitive Electric Vehicle Charging Station

The Blink: A New Intuitive Electric Vehicle Charging Station

The Blink family of electric vehicle charging stations was just unveiled at the Plug-in 2010 conference in San Jose, California and we're already envisioning them sprouting up on street corners and

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Porsche Confirms Plan to Develop All-Electric Vehicles

Porsche Confirms Plan to Develop All-Electric Vehicles

Sports car manufacturers have been lining up left and right to bring their own brand of electric vehicles to the market, so it comes as no surprise that Porsche is finally joining in with a few

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Solar Powered Shipping Container is a Pop-Up Prefab Party

Solar Powered Shipping Container is a Pop-Up Prefab Party

Planning a party? You might want to check out Boxman Studio’s solar-powered party venue, which comes conveniently packed into a pop-up shipping container. The innovative system that takes just 20

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