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Lexus Unveils Luscious Blue LF-LC Hybrid in Australia

Lexus Unveils Luscious Blue LF-LC Hybrid in Australia

Following its debut at the Detroit Auto Show earlier this year, Lexus has unveiled an updated version of its Lexus LF-LC hybrid concept. The biggest change to the design is the new Opal Blue exterior

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2013 Scion iQ Commuter EV to be Offered in the U.S. Through Car-Sharing Programs

2013 Scion iQ Commuter EV to be Offered in the U.S. Through Car-Sharing Programs

Although Toyota changed its production plans for the small iQ electric vehicle, the Japanese automaker has announced that the iQ EV will be offered in the U.S. under the Scion brand. Rather than selling

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2013 Ford C-MAX Energi is the Most Fuel-Efficient Plug-in Hybrid in the U.S.

2013 Ford C-MAX Energi is the Most Fuel-Efficient Plug-in Hybrid in the U.S.

Ford's all-new 2013 C-MAX Plug-in hybrid was just rated as most fuel-efficient plug-in hybrid available in the U.S. thanks to its 108 MPGe city rating and 100 MPGe combined rating. With today's record gas

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TEST DRIVE: Inhabitat Takes Ford’s Stylish 2013 Fusion Hybrid For a Spin

TEST DRIVE: Inhabitat Takes Ford’s Stylish 2013 Fusion Hybrid For a Spin

The all-new Fusion adopts many of the design cues from the Evos concept that Ford unveiled last year at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Its exterior has a more European look, and everyone loves drawing

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California Governor Jerry Brown Signs Bill Legalizing Self-Driving Cars

California Governor Jerry Brown Signs Bill Legalizing Self-Driving Cars

California Governor Jerry Brown just signed a new bill that allows autonomous cars on the state's roads. Bill SB1298 was originally drafted by Democrat Senator Alex Padilla to help establish safety

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Toyota Cancels Productions Plans for the Electric iQ Minicar

Toyota Cancels Productions Plans for the Electric iQ Minicar

Toyota just unveiled its brand new 2013 iQ EV minicar while simultaneously announcing that it will drop its initial production plans for the tiny electric vehicle. Toyota decided to nix its widespread

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2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid Rated as America’s Most Fuel-Efficient Midsize Sedan

2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid Rated as America’s Most Fuel-Efficient Midsize Sedan

This fall Ford is releasing an all-new 2013 Ford Fusion - and the vehicle was just rated by the EPA as the most fuel-efficient midsize sedan in America with fuel economy scores of 47 mpg city, 47 mpg

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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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TEST DRIVE: The Hyundai Sonata Hybrid is Our New Favorite Green Sedan

TEST DRIVE: The Hyundai Sonata Hybrid is Our New Favorite Green Sedan

You’ve probably seen our extensive list of green test drives over this past year, so you’ll understand what we mean when we say we always expect to give something up for green street cred. Whether

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Team ABC’s Green-Roofed Sumbiosi Solar Decathlon House is a Low-Impact Bioclimatic Dwelling

Team ABC’s Green-Roofed Sumbiosi Solar Decathlon House is a Low-Impact Bioclimatic Dwelling

Landes Maritime Pine is the main material that was used for the construction of the Sumbiosi prefab by Team ABC. Not only is it readily available, but it also has excellent thermal qualities that help to

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TEST DRIVE: We Drive the 2013 Ford Focus Electric in San Francisco

TEST DRIVE: We Drive the 2013 Ford Focus Electric in San Francisco

With the introduction of electric vehicles like the Nissan LEAF, Tesla Model S and Honda Fit EV, do you ever wonder what it would be like to actually own one? A quick ten minute test drive at a dealership

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Stanford University’s Self-Driving Audi TTS Hits 120 MPH on the Racetrack

Stanford University’s Self-Driving Audi TTS Hits 120 MPH on the Racetrack

Google and Volvo's self-driving cars have been making headlines with the number of miles they've driven without a traditional driver at the wheel. Now Stanford's Dynamic Design Lab has teamed up with

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Tiny Timber Unuo House in Japan Has a Tall Narrow Entrance and Wide Western View

Tiny Timber Unuo House in Japan Has a Tall Narrow Entrance and Wide Western View

Katsutoshi Sasaki & Associates believe that a residence should be comprised of just one room, but there are no rules in Japanese design that says this room should be boring and monotonous. In addition

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Ronen Tinman Converts Old Car Parts into Fabulous Furniture

Ronen Tinman Converts Old Car Parts into Fabulous Furniture

You can say Tinman has his feet in two worlds – the past and the future. He’s very interested in preserving the dents, the trademarks, the hood ornaments, the scars, and essentially the stories found

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TEST DRIVE: We Take the Tiny Prius c Out for a Picnic

TEST DRIVE: We Take the Tiny Prius c Out for a Picnic

The first thing everyone wants to know about a Prius is its mileage. How did it do? Well, official estimates are 53 city and 46 highway. On our test it was easy to get 40 mpg with combined city and

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2013 Ford C-MAX Energi is the Most Affordable Plug-in Hybrid Available in America

2013 Ford C-MAX Energi is the Most Affordable Plug-in Hybrid Available in America

Ford has just announced that the all-new 2013 C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid is now America’s most affordable plug-in hybrid. Ford's first production plug-in hybrid, the C-MAX Energi is officially priced

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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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Japanese Students Unveil Electric Roadway that Wirelessly Charges Electric Vehicles

Japanese Students Unveil Electric Roadway that Wirelessly Charges Electric Vehicles

One of the biggest hurdles that the electric car has yet to completely conquer is range anxiety - although improved battery technology allows for longer driving ranges, EV charging infrastructure is still

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BMW’s 2013 ActiveHybrid 3 is the Perfect Balance Between Fuel Efficiency and Power

BMW’s 2013 ActiveHybrid 3 is the Perfect Balance Between Fuel Efficiency and Power

Since the first hybrid models arrived on the market over a decade ago, we’ve become accustomed to most hybrids placing a large emphasis on fuel efficiency at the cost of sheer power and fun. The new

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CBS Studios Installs Six PureCell Fuel Cell Systems at Two California Production Facilities

CBS Studios Installs Six PureCell Fuel Cell Systems at Two California Production Facilities

CBS Studios are going green by installing six PureCell stationary fuel cell systems at two of their production locations in California. The fuel cell systems are produced by UTC Power and they will be

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BMW and Toyota Announce Plans to Develop New Sports Car, Green Technologies

BMW and Toyota Announce Plans to Develop New Sports Car, Green Technologies

Late last year BMW and Toyota kicked off a new partnership that allowed the two automakers to share hybrid and diesel engines, and today they announced plans to continue their partnership to develop a

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Consumer Watchdog Group Raises Opposition to Google’s Driverless Cars

Consumer Watchdog Group Raises Opposition to Google’s Driverless Cars

Google's driverless car is leading the way to a future of vehicles that use radar sensors and video cameras to keep vehicles moving along the road with little input from the driver. As some worry that

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Toyota Announces 2013 Avalon Will Have a Hybrid Powertrain for the First Time Ever

Toyota Announces 2013 Avalon Will Have a Hybrid Powertrain for the First Time Ever

When the all-new 2013 Toyota Avalon arrives later this year, it will hit the streets with the line's first ever hybrid powertrain. Toyota has announced that the 2013 Avalon will be offered with either a

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The Lit C-1: The Electric Motorcycle-Car That Stays Upright In A Collision

The Lit C-1: The Electric Motorcycle-Car That Stays Upright In A Collision

We've seen electric cars and electric bikes, but this is the first time we've seen a vehicle that combines elements of the two. Not just that, but Lit Motor's Lit C-1—a compact two-wheeler—also

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Toyota Develops System that Enables Electric Vehicles To Power Your Home

Toyota Develops System that Enables Electric Vehicles To Power Your Home

Toyota just announced that it has developed a new vehicle-to-home (V2H) power system for the mutual sharing of power between electric vehicles and homes. The two-way electric power supply system can

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Toyota Is Now A Green Building Leader With 29 LEED-Certified Facilities

Toyota Is Now A Green Building Leader With 29 LEED-Certified Facilities

Toyota is well known for its efficient automobiles, but with news that 29 of their facilities have achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification, the auto company stake their

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Toyota Prius Pulls into Third Place in Worldwide Auto Sales

Toyota Prius Pulls into Third Place in Worldwide Auto Sales

Toyota’s vaunted Prius line is racing into third place in total cars sold worldwide, proving that, far from being a niche market, hybrid technology is as mainstream as it gets. The news comes soon

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2013 Ford C-MAX Hybrid, Ford’s First Dedicated Hybrid Starts at $25,995

2013 Ford C-MAX Hybrid, Ford’s First Dedicated Hybrid Starts at $25,995

Ford's first dedicated hybrid, the 2013 Ford C-MAX compact utility vehicle, is slated to arrive in dealers this fall. Ford has announced that the compact five-passenger C-MAX hybrid will start at $25,995

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