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MIT Uses Carbon Nanotubes to Boost Lithium Battery Power 10x

MIT Uses Carbon Nanotubes to Boost Lithium Battery Power 10x

An intrepid team of researchers at MIT have made a remarkable find in lithium battery technology - by using carbon nanotubes as one of a battery’s electrodes, they can increase the amount of power it

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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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MIT Develops Virus-Powered Car Battery

MIT Develops Virus-Powered Car Battery

Battery technology is looking brighter (and more futuristic) than ever as researchers at MIT recently announced they have successfully engineered viruses to build both the positively and negatively

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5 life-changing projects take home top honors in world’s largest design awards

5 life-changing projects take home top honors in world’s largest design awards

copenhagen, Denmark, Design, Design for Health, Design to Improve Life, eco design, green design, humanitarian design, index award winners, index: award, Sustainability, Sustainable Design, world’s

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Audi e-tron quattro concept previews the fully electric Q6 e-tron SUV

Audi e-tron quattro concept previews the fully electric Q6 e-tron SUV

The Tesla Model X electric SUV is finally going to arrive this fall, but it may not be too long until other automakers release their own fully electric SUVs. Audi has already announced plans to introduce

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The 10 best electric vehicles

The 10 best electric vehicles

Longest Range electric vehicle Tesla Model S: One of the biggest reasons why car buyers shudder at the thought of owning an electric vehicle is, range anxiety. Today the average fully electric car only

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The all-new 2016 Toyota Prius will debut on September 8

The all-new 2016 Toyota Prius will debut on September 8

It’s hard to believe that the current Toyota Prius has been on the market for almost seven years, but an all-new Prius is just around the corner. Toyota has confirmed that the next-generation Toyota

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The Immortus electric sports car can drive all day using just the power of the sun

The Immortus electric sports car can drive all day using just the power of the sun

Even with a driving range of 400 miles, there will be a time when you'll have to plug in the Tesla Roadster, but could there be a new electric sports car on the market soon that will never need to be

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The WalkCar is a zippy electric vehicle that fits in a backpack

The WalkCar is a zippy electric vehicle that fits in a backpack

Anyone that has ever tried to park a car in a crowded city like San Francisco or New York City knows how much of a headache it can be with the packed streets and overpriced parking garages. Well a company

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2016 Chevy Volt can officially travel up to 53 miles in electric mode

2016 Chevy Volt can officially travel up to 53 miles in electric mode

When Chevy unveiled the all-new 2016 Volt earlier this year the automaker promised a longer electric driving range and now its been EPA certified with a 53 miles EV driving range. That is nearly a

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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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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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6 ways the Tesla Powerwall is changing the energy landscape

6 ways the Tesla Powerwall is changing the energy landscape

6 Ways the Tesla Powerwall is Changing the Energy Landscape Elon Musk has been trying to drive the adoption of solar power through his Tesla Motors and SolarCity companies. With growing car sales at

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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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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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Cadillac CT6 plug-in hybrid can travel over 37 miles in electric mode

Cadillac CT6 plug-in hybrid can travel over 37 miles in electric mode

Today the only Cadillac that's available with an electrified powertrain is the ELR coupe, but Cadillac is about to expand its number of plug-in hybrid models. Cadillac has unveiled the first one with the

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TEST DRIVE: 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf is an electric car for the real world

TEST DRIVE: 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf is an electric car for the real world

Motor Trend gave the VW e-Golf electric car its highly coveted Car of the Year award this year and just about every other major automotive publication has raved about the new e-Golf, but in the real world

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Futuristic Nimbus E-Car is a cute hybrid microbus perfect for the eco-conscious road warrior

Futuristic Nimbus E-Car is a cute hybrid microbus perfect for the eco-conscious road warrior

Once seen as a passing fad for those that could afford them, hybrid vehicles have come very far in terms of energy efficiency and design over the last decade. The inspirational Nimbus e-Car, however,

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TEST DRIVE: BMW i3 vs. Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive—which electric car wins?

TEST DRIVE: BMW i3 vs. Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive—which electric car wins?

There are now more electric cars on the market than ever before and not everyone of them is alike, but two EVs will likely be compared to each other more than the others - the BMW i3 and Mercedes-Benz

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Chevrolet unveils 2016 Malibu Hybrid at the New York Auto Show

Chevrolet unveils 2016 Malibu Hybrid at the New York Auto Show

Chevrolet just unveiled its brand new 2016 Malibu Hybrid at the New York Auto Show - and it's lighter, more stylish, and more efficient thanks to a jolt of technology borrowed from the 2016 Chevy Volt.

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Audi Q7 e-tron Quattro diesel plug-in hybrid is rated at 166 MPGe

Audi Q7 e-tron Quattro diesel plug-in hybrid is rated at 166 MPGe

Audi has pulled the covers off the diesel-electric Audi Q7 e-tron 3.0 TDI Quattro at the Geneva Motor Show. With an all-electric driving range of 34 miles and the ability to achieve a rating of 166 miles

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TEST DRIVE: 2015 Kia Soul EV feels more refined than the gas-powered version

TEST DRIVE: 2015 Kia Soul EV feels more refined than the gas-powered version

Let’s say you’re in the market for an electric car, but don’t want something as quirky as a Mitsubishi i-Mi-EV or Nissan Leaf. While many of us would love to have the keys to a Tesla Model S, the

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Audi Prologue Avant concept is a sexy plug-in hybrid wagon

Audi Prologue Avant concept is a sexy plug-in hybrid wagon

Audi has revealed its latest concept car, the Prologue Avant, which is going to debut next week at the Geneva Motor Show. The Prologue Avant concept is the follow up to the two-door Prologue concept that

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BMW and Volkswagen team up to install up 100 DC fast chargers on high-traffic U.S. routes

BMW and Volkswagen team up to install up 100 DC fast chargers on high-traffic U.S. routes

BMW and Volkswagen have announced a new partnership with ChargePoint that will create express electric vehicle charging corridors along heavily-traveled routes on the both the East and West coasts of the

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GenZe is a smart scooter that helps redefine urban mobility

GenZe is a smart scooter that helps redefine urban mobility

Increasing traffic congestion—along with energy, pollution, parking and maintenance hassles—are definitely creating a demand for smart, two-wheel solutions for getting around cities, university

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TEST DRIVE: 2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV is the cheapest electric car you can buy, but can you live with it?

TEST DRIVE: 2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV is the cheapest electric car you can buy, but can you live with it?

Lets say you’re in the market for an electric car, but can’t swallow the idea of paying over $40k for something like the BMW i3. Well there is one electric car that has a price tag much closer to a

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Mercedes-Benz C 350 Plug-in Hybrid debuts at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show

Mercedes-Benz C 350 Plug-in Hybrid debuts at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show

Mercedes-Benz has announced plans to launch ten plug-in hybrid models by 2017, and with that announcement, the automaker revealed its second PHEV: the C 350 Plug-in Hybrid. The C 350 Plug-in Hybrid

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Inhabitat’s top design stories of 2014 – vote for your favorite!

Inhabitat’s top design stories of 2014 – vote for your favorite!

Green design will save the world, and this year designers went all out with an incredible range of innovations. Sada brought us an incredible hubless folding bike while Klemmens Torggler introduced the

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Tesla’s updated Roadster 3.0 can travel 400 miles on a single charge

Tesla’s updated Roadster 3.0 can travel 400 miles on a single charge

Lithium-ion battery technology has advanced by leaps and bounds in the past few years - and Tesla just packed the state of the art into a Roadster update package that gives the electric vehicle a range of

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