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US Safety Agency Wants Hybrid and Electric Cars to Make More Noise

US Safety Agency Wants Hybrid and Electric Cars to Make More Noise

Most hybrid and electric cars don't combust fuel at slow speeds, which makes them virtually silent. It's a peaceful way to travel, but the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration fears that these

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U.S. Plug-In Car Sales Triple in 2012; UK Electric Car Sales Expected to Double in 2013

U.S. Plug-In Car Sales Triple in 2012; UK Electric Car Sales Expected to Double in 2013

Early returns show that 2012 will go down as a good year for electric car sales. In the United States, 53,000 plug-ins were sold, compared to about 17,500 in 2011. While there isn't sufficient data to

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2013 Fiat 500e Electric Car Unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show!

2013 Fiat 500e Electric Car Unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show!

Fiat just pulled the wraps off its new electric car, the 2013 Fiat 500e at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show! The 2013 Fiat 500e is largely based on the standard Fiat 500, but its gas engine has been swapped

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Audi Scraps Plans to Sell its R8 E-tron Electric Car

Audi Scraps Plans to Sell its R8 E-tron Electric Car

Bad news, luxury car fans - Wired just confirmed Audi has scrapped its plans to sell the all-electric R8 e-tron coupe. Sources at the company cited shortcomings in battery technology and differing

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Study Finds Electric Cars Powered by Coal Plants Have a Heavy Carbon Footrpint

Study Finds Electric Cars Powered by Coal Plants Have a Heavy Carbon Footrpint

Electric car photo from Shutterstock A new study from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology states that electric cars that receive energy from coal-fired power plants could potentially

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INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Speaks with Revenge of the Electric Car’s Director Chris Paine

INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Speaks with Revenge of the Electric Car’s Director Chris Paine

The first film, Who Killed the Electric Car?, seemed to place blame squarely on the shoulders of GM for rounding up and crushing its first electric production car, the EV1. But then, almost a decade

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ebuggy e-Mobility Concept Gives Electric Cars the Power to Travel Any Distance

ebuggy e-Mobility Concept Gives Electric Cars the Power to Travel Any Distance

Today's electric cars are at a disadvantage due to the lack of infrastructure to charge them, but ebuggy has just unveiled a new solution. The ebuggy e-Mobility Concept is a new trailer-based range

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Nemesis Electric Car Gears Up to Attempt UK Land Speed Record

Nemesis Electric Car Gears Up to Attempt UK Land Speed Record

The Nemesis is the UK´s first electric super car - and it's currently gearing up to break the UK´s electric car land speed record! The brainchild of Ecotricity founder Dale Vince, the Nemesis is powered

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TEST DRIVE: 2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid is an Electric Car for Today

TEST DRIVE: 2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid is an Electric Car for Today

Electric cars offer the promise of fossil fuel-free transportation, but today's EVs are at a disadvantage due to the lack of infrastructure to charge them. While we wait for more charging stations,

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BMW Launches ParkNow and DriveNow Electric Car Sharing Program in San Francisco

BMW Launches ParkNow and DriveNow Electric Car Sharing Program in San Francisco

BMW has chosen the city of San Francisco to launch its new DriveNow car sharing program, alongside their ParkNow mobile parking solution. San Francisco is at the forefront of cities working to develop and

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Audi’s “Electric Life” Series Follows Audi’s A3 Electric Car in the Real World

Audi’s “Electric Life” Series Follows Audi’s A3 Electric Car in the Real World

Audi just released the first YouTube video from its "Electric Life" series, which chronicles the daily lives of Audi's "e-Pilots" that have been given an A3 e-tron prototype for several months. The A3

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Japan’s Modi-Corp Unveils Build-It-Yourself Pius Electric Car!

Japan’s Modi-Corp Unveils Build-It-Yourself Pius Electric Car!

Japan's Modi-Corp has just unveiled a new electric car called the Pius that you can actually build yourself! The Pius, not to be confused with the Toyota Prius, is a single-seat electric car that will be

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Declining Lithium-Ion Battery Costs Could Knock Thousands Off the Price of Electric Cars

Declining Lithium-Ion Battery Costs Could Knock Thousands Off the Price of Electric Cars

According to a recent McKinsey study, the price of automotive lithium-ion batteries is expected to drop by thousands of dollars by the end of the decade - a change which could substantially increase the

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Drayson Racing Electric Car Sets World Record at Goodwood Festival of Speed

Drayson Racing Electric Car Sets World Record at Goodwood Festival of Speed

Drayson Racing Technologies just set a world record with its new electric-powered prototype racing car, the B12/69EV, at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed hillclimb. In front of thousands of fans,

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Audi R8 e-tron Electric Car Sets World Record on the Nürburgring Nordschleife

Audi R8 e-tron Electric Car Sets World Record on the Nürburgring Nordschleife

This fall Audi's first electric car, the R8 e-tron will arrive in Audi showrooms, and it just set a world record by the completing a lap on Germany's Nürburgring Nordschleife faster than any other

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Nissan LEAF Electric Car to Attempt World Record for Driving in Reverse!

Nissan LEAF Electric Car to Attempt World Record for Driving in Reverse!

Nissan is going to show the world just how fun their LEAF electric car is at the upcoming Goodwood Festival of Speed in the U.K., and they're going to do it in reverse. Thanks to its electric powertrain,

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TEST DRIVE: Audi Gives Us the Keys to an A3 e-tron Electric Car Prototype

TEST DRIVE: Audi Gives Us the Keys to an A3 e-tron Electric Car Prototype

Audi just gave us a quick drive behind the wheel of a prototype of its upcoming A3 e-tron electric car — which won't hit the streets for another two years! Although the A3 e-tron we drove will look

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BMW and Daimler Combine Forces to Create an Inexpensive and Light Electric Car

BMW and Daimler Combine Forces to Create an Inexpensive and Light Electric Car

German rivals BMW and Daimler have joined forces with scientists at the Technical University Munich (TUM) to create an electric car that solves many of the problems with today's electric cars. The joint

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Coda and China’s Great Wall Motors Announce Plans for an Affordable Electric Car

Coda and China’s Great Wall Motors Announce Plans for an Affordable Electric Car

Coda Automotive and China's Great Wall Motors have announced plans to co-develop an affordable electric vehicle that will be the first all-electric vehicle for worldwide distribution. The electric vehicle

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New Study Reveals that Environmental Impact of Electric Cars Depends on Location

New Study Reveals that Environmental Impact of Electric Cars Depends on Location

Although nothing comes out the tailpipe, electric vehicles do produce carbon emissions and other pollutants; the amount of emissions all depends on the power source from which they are charged. A new

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Chevy Volt U-Turn: Fox News Changes Its Tune About the Electric Car

Chevy Volt U-Turn: Fox News Changes Its Tune About the Electric Car

In the past, the general consensus by all those working for Fox News has been that the Chevy Volt was an epic misstep for the Obama administration and that it was an initiative forced upon General Motors.

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Dawn EV: Valmet Unveils Crazy Wireless Charging Electric Car in Geneva

Dawn EV: Valmet Unveils Crazy Wireless Charging Electric Car in Geneva

Valmet Automotive currently builds electric vehicles like the Fisker Karma, but at this year's Geneva Motor Show, the EV builder unveiled this crazy looking Dawn EV concept car. The Dawn EV is an

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New Study Finds That Electric Cars in China Using Fossil Fuels Have a Higher Carbon Footprint Than Gasoline Gars

New Study Finds That Electric Cars in China Using Fossil Fuels Have a Higher Carbon Footprint Than Gasoline Gars

If you read Inhabitat, you probably know that we're big fans of green transportation, but we do think it's important to see the bigger picture when it comes to electric cars. A new finding from the

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Mitsubishi’s i-MIEV Electric Car Grabs the “Greenest” Vehicle Title From the Honda Civic

Mitsubishi’s i-MIEV Electric Car Grabs the “Greenest” Vehicle Title From the Honda Civic

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) just released its 14th annual comprehensive environmental rankings, and this year's list shows some surprising results. The council has

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Stanford Developing Wireless Electric Car Charging System For Highways

Stanford Developing Wireless Electric Car Charging System For Highways

While we used AC and wires to build a massive electrical grid in the 20th century, wireless energy could be a game changer in the years to come. Researchers at Stanford just announced that they are

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First Solar-Powered Electric Car Charging Stations Open in Sofia, Bulgaria

First Solar-Powered Electric Car Charging Stations Open in Sofia, Bulgaria

This month, A1 Co., Ltd. and BIES Ltd. opened the first set of solar-powered electric car charging stations across Sofia, Bulgaria. Built as simple structures, each station simply uses solar panels to

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7 Hottest New Hybrids & Electric Cars at the 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit

7 Hottest New Hybrids & Electric Cars at the 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit

Volkswagon Electric E-Bugster Can you imagine being a fly on the wall when Volkswagen finally took the covers off of its closely guarded E-Bugster electric concept vehicle? The curvaceous auto

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Coda Lowers the Price of Their Electric Car and Announces Start of Production

Coda Lowers the Price of Their Electric Car and Announces Start of Production

Coda claims that its batteries have a range of 150 miles, and that it charges faster than the Nissan Leaf or Chevy Volt. The company also offers a 10-year, 100,000-mile warranty on its batteries. The

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German Museum Recreates the World’s Oldest Electric Car and Rides in It!

German Museum Recreates the World’s Oldest Electric Car and Rides in It!

Employees at the Autovision Museum in Germany weren't content just staring at the historic plans for the world's first electric vehicle, they wanted to actually ride in it! So they recreated the fabled

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PHOTOS: BMW Unveils i3 Electric Car and i8 Hybrid Electric Vehicle on US Soil for the First Time!

PHOTOS: BMW Unveils i3 Electric Car and i8 Hybrid Electric Vehicle on US Soil for the First Time!

The BMW i3 concept is the company's first electric vehicle designed from the ground up for mass production, and the auto maker has come out swinging with an innovative EV that looks set to take the luxury

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