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Hertz Rents Out First Chevy Volt in NYC

Hertz Rents Out First Chevy Volt in NYC

Back in December, Hertz launched the first U.S. electric vehicle rental program. Yesterday the company announced that they have rented the first Chevy Volt from their fleet in New York City to a Mr.

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Toyota Developing Magnesium Battery that Could Reduce Range Anxiety

Toyota Developing Magnesium Battery that Could Reduce Range Anxiety

Range anxiety could be a problem of the past thanks to a new battery currently in development by Toyota. The magnesium-sulfur battery holds twice as much energy as lithium-ion cells, meaning that electric

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Billionaire to Invest $131 Million into Paris Carshare Program

Billionaire to Invest $131 Million into Paris Carshare Program

French businessman and billionaire Vincent Bolloré just announced that he will invest $131 million in Autolib, the Parisian electric vehicle car share program that will be launched in the fall of 2011.

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Nissan Leaf is First Electric Car to Win European Car of the Year

Nissan Leaf is First Electric Car to Win European Car of the Year

While a number of electric vehicles around the world are being graced with green car honors, the Nissan Leaf just one-upped them all by nabbing one of the world's most coveted auto prizes -- European

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Houston to Get First Privately-Funded EV Charging Network in US

Houston to Get First Privately-Funded EV Charging Network in US

Chalk this up to things we never thought we'd see: Houston, that bastion of the oil industry, is getting the first privately-funded electric vehicle charging network in the U.S. The $10 million network,

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Chevy Volt Crowned 2011 Green Car of the Year at LA Auto Show!

Chevy Volt Crowned 2011 Green Car of the Year at LA Auto Show!

We've covered the Chevy Volt extensively over the past few years, and we are now excited to announce that the EV has just claimed the title of Green Car of the Year at this year's Los Angeles Auto Show!

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Nissan Unveils New Ultra-Compact Electric Vehicle Concept

Nissan Unveils New Ultra-Compact Electric Vehicle Concept

Forget the upcoming Leaf EV -- Nissan has other snazzy electric vehicles waiting in the concept phase. The latest is the New Mobility Concept, a golf cart-like EV that is, according to Nissan, easy,

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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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Fast-Charging Electric Buses Coming to Southern California

Fast-Charging Electric Buses Coming to Southern California

Southern California isn't exactly known for having the best public transportation system, but Foothill Transit, a public transportation agency in the San Gabriel/Pomona area, is about to get an impressive

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Four Electric Vehicles Embark on 80 Day Trip Around the World

Four Electric Vehicles Embark on 80 Day Trip Around the World

Is it possible to travel the globe in electric vehicles powered by renewable energy offsets? We'll find out soon -- the "Zero Race", an 80 day around-the-world excursion, just launched today. The race

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Paris Launching Electric Car Sharing Program Next Year

Paris Launching Electric Car Sharing Program Next Year

Photo by faberNovel2009 Citywide bike sharing systems are easy enough to organize, but how about citywide electric vehicle sharing programs? Paris is hoping to capitalize on the success of its

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Chevy Announces It Will Increase Volt Production by 50% in 2012

Chevy Announces It Will Increase Volt Production by 50% in 2012

If you think the ailing auto industry is still in need of a spark, we've got good news -- during a recent visit from President Barack Obama to their Hamtramck Auto Plant in Michigan, General Motors

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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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Tesla Working on Electric RAV4, Lexus RX Prototypes for Toyota

Tesla Working on Electric RAV4, Lexus RX Prototypes for Toyota

Remember how Toyota announced last month that it plans to build an electric vehicle with Tesla? It looks like things are moving relatively quickly--at least compared to Tesla's normally turtle-like 

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BMW Reveals First Details About Its Electric Car

BMW Reveals First Details About Its Electric Car

Luxury car fans, start your engines -- BMW's very first electric vehicle is on its way. The Megacity Vehicle, set to be released in 2013, is made out of lightweight carbon fiber and aluminum and will be

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The Middle-East’s First EV Claims a Range of 2,236 Miles

The Middle-East’s First EV Claims a Range of 2,236 Miles

Photo: the Ford Nucleon American and European electric cars have nothing on an EV currently in the works in Oman. Built by local company Noor Majan, the vehicle will be the first EV built in the

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Toyota Officially Announces It Will Build An Electric Vehicle With Tesla

Toyota Officially Announces It Will Build An Electric Vehicle With Tesla

Last month, Toyota shocked us with a triple whammy of an announcement: an investment of $50 million in Tesla Motors, an information-sharing partnership with the startup automaker, and a plan for Tesla to

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What Will the Nissan Leaf EV Sound Like?

What Will the Nissan Leaf EV Sound Like?

We often take for granted that we can hear a car when it's coming our way -- the familiar roar of the gasoline-powered engine notifies us of an impending collision. But electric cars are eerily -- and

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The Unicab EV Could be New York’s Taxi of Tomorrow

The Unicab EV Could be New York’s Taxi of Tomorrow

Think it's time for New York City to update its cab design? The New York Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) has been hunting for the so-called "taxi of tomorrow" -- a cab that integrates safety, comfort,

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Toyota Releasing Prius “Alpha” MPV in 2011

Toyota Releasing Prius “Alpha” MPV in 2011

Toyota is capitalizing on the success of its hybrid Prius by releasing 8 new body styles--the first of which will be a compact van. Dubbed "Alpha", the MPV will launch in Spring 2011. Now larger families

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Epyon Opens Europe’s First Commercial Fast-Charging EV Station

Epyon Opens Europe’s First Commercial Fast-Charging EV Station

Good news for European electric vehicle fans--a company called Epyon recently opened Europe's first commercial fast-charging station in the Netherlands. The system can reportedly pump out 50 kilowatts of

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Geely Unveils Bug-Like Solar Hybrid Micro Car in Beijing

Geely Unveils Bug-Like Solar Hybrid Micro Car in Beijing

Geely IG has unveiled a new insectoid vehicle at the Beijing Auto Show that may just give the VW Bug a run for its money. The car boasts a hood emblazoned with solar panels, a micro-compact profile, and a

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E. Rex Three-Wheeled EV Is Three Times More Efficient Than a Prius

E. Rex Three-Wheeled EV Is Three Times More Efficient Than a Prius

Would you drive a strange-looking three-wheeled car if it was three times more efficient than a Prius? If so, we'd like to direct your attention to the E. Rex, an EV designed by Silicon Valley startup

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Hitachi Says it Can Double the Lifespan of Lithium-Ion Batteries

Hitachi Says it Can Double the Lifespan of Lithium-Ion Batteries

In news that could affect everyone from laptop users to electric car drivers, Hitachi announced this week that it has figured out a way to double the lifespan of lithium-ion batteries -- the batteries

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GM Rolls Out First Production Run Chevy Volt

GM Rolls Out First Production Run Chevy Volt

GM may not be releasing the much-awaited Chevrolet Volt as soon as originally planned, but the production process is moving right along. Today the automaker rolled out its first Volt using production

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An EV For the People: All-Electric Nissan Leaf to Cost $25,280

An EV For the People: All-Electric Nissan Leaf to Cost $25,280

Last year we announced the unveiling of the Nissan Leaf -- the first affordable all-electric vehicle from a mainstream automaker -- but up until now, Nissan would only concede that the vehicle would cost

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Students Design All-Electric Superbus That Batman Would Ride

Students Design All-Electric Superbus That Batman Would Ride

Shades of Batman, anyone? This all-electric Superbus, designed by students at UT Delft in the Netherlands, aims to make bus-riding attractive again by decking out the vehicle with a carbon-fiber shell, a

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CHAdeMO Developing Global Electric Vehicle Charging Standard

CHAdeMO Developing Global Electric Vehicle Charging Standard

Without a standardized system of electric vehicle charging stations, automakers will be hard-pressed to get most people to splurge for EVs. That's why a coalition of Japanese automakers and engineering

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Transonic Combustion’s Super-Efficient Gas Engine Gets 98 MPG

Transonic Combustion’s Super-Efficient Gas Engine Gets 98 MPG

Eventually, we'd like to think that everyone will be driving around in all-electric cars. But in the meantime, it's important to develop efficient gas engine technology. That's where a new system from

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All-Electric Tata Nano Revealed in Geneva

All-Electric Tata Nano Revealed in Geneva

We were beyond excited upon learning that the world's cheapest car, the Tata Nano, might be released in hybrid form. But it looks like Tata has skipped the step of going hybrid and has decided to release

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