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Top 7 New Electric Vehicles and Hybrid Cars Hitting the Streets in 2012

Top 7 New Electric Vehicles and Hybrid Cars Hitting the Streets in 2012

Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid Volkswagen is late to the hybrid party, but they're trying to make up for lost time by focusing on hybrid tech inside their new Jetta Hybrid instead of designing a new car

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Renault Showcases All-Electric Zoe Z.E. Concept Car at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show – Exclusive Photos!

Renault Showcases All-Electric Zoe Z.E. Concept Car at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show – Exclusive Photos!

The Zoe Z.E. made its initial debut in 2009 but it still has a fresh design sensibility, as we saw at the 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit -- it's futuristic enough to turn heads but

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China and Russia Team Up to Launch the World’s Largest Lithium Ion Battery Plant

China and Russia Team Up to Launch the World’s Largest Lithium Ion Battery Plant

Lithium ion batteries currently power everything from laptops to electric cars, and Russia and China are gearing up to dominate the industry by launching the world's largest Li-ion battery plant. Planned

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Nissan Leaf Named Japan Car of the Year at Tokyo Motor Show

Nissan Leaf Named Japan Car of the Year at Tokyo Motor Show

The Nissan Leaf became the first 100% electric vehicle to be named the Japan Car of the Year for 2011-2012 on Friday at the Tokyo Motor Show. Nissan's Leaf, which hit the roads in the US in December of

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BMW and Toyota May Team Up to Create the Next Generation of Lithium-Ion Batteries

BMW and Toyota May Team Up to Create the Next Generation of Lithium-Ion Batteries

The rumor mill is hot this week with news that BMW and Toyota are about to announce a partnership to research the next generation of lithium-ion batteries for electric cars. If this partnership comes to

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South Africa’s First Electric Vehicle is a Real “Joule”

South Africa’s First Electric Vehicle is a Real “Joule”

We first heard about South Africa’s exciting first electric vehicle named the “Joule” last year, and are happy to bring you updated information and images. This 5 seater passenger

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Northwestern University Researchers Create Breakthrough Batteries That Could Give EVs 500 Mile Range, 10 Minute Charge Time

Northwestern University Researchers Create Breakthrough Batteries That Could Give EVs 500 Mile Range, 10 Minute Charge Time

Researchers led by professor Harold Kung at Northwestern University have just developed a breakthrough battery technology that could allow electric cars to run 10 times longer and recharge 10 times

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University of California Riverside Gets an Olympic Pool-Sized Battery to Power Its Engineering Building

University of California Riverside Gets an Olympic Pool-Sized Battery to Power Its Engineering Building

The University of California Riverside has one very dedicated alum who puts our measly $50 annual donations to our alma maters to shame. Winston Chung, founder and CEO of Chinese energy heavyweight

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Uganda’s First Electric Car Built by Makerere Students

Uganda’s First Electric Car Built by Makerere Students

A group of 25 Ugandan students from Makerere University's College of Engineering, Art and Design have built Uganda's first electric car, the Kiira EV. Initially designed in 2009, the fabricated car was

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PHOTOS: Inhabitat Takes a Peek Inside the Panasonic Eco Ideas House in Tokyo, Japan

PHOTOS: Inhabitat Takes a Peek Inside the Panasonic Eco Ideas House in Tokyo, Japan

Panasonic created the Eco Ideas House to show the world how a symphony of their every-saving products working in concert can help consumers realize a zero CO2-emissions home, and live a more enriched

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New Wind Farm In West Virginia Uses Batteries to Improve Performance

New Wind Farm In West Virginia Uses Batteries to Improve Performance

A wind farm which opened in this week in West Virginia marks an important milestone in wind energy -- the farm is using a battery system to store energy and improve performance. Laurel Mountain wind

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Tesla’s Model S Electric Sedan Will be Powered by Ultra-Efficient Panasonic Batteries

Tesla’s Model S Electric Sedan Will be Powered by Ultra-Efficient Panasonic Batteries

This morning Tesla Motors announced that their new Model S electric sedan will be powered by top of the line lithium-ion batteries provided by the Panasonic Corporation. The collaboration is part of

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Team Tokai Wins Veolia World Solar Challenge With Sun-Powered Car!

Team Tokai Wins Veolia World Solar Challenge With Sun-Powered Car!

Australia’s Veolia World Solar Challenge just announced that it has crowned a new winner - team Tokai University from Japan! Team Tokai beat first runner-up Nuon Solar by a nose in this sun-powered

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All-Electric DeLorean Car To Hit the Streets in 2013!

All-Electric DeLorean Car To Hit the Streets in 2013!

The iconic DeLorean Motor Company has weathered a stormy past, but it's coming back with a vengeance by introducing an electric version of it gull-winged masterpiece. The company just rolled out a

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The Faraday Electric Bike Goes Incognito With a Classic Look

The Faraday Electric Bike Goes Incognito With a Classic Look

The Faraday was built for the Oregon Manifest design competition, and the design team wanted to keep their cycle's look simple. With a minty fresh paint job, all of the bike's techy pieces are kept

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10 Solar-Powered Designs to Charge Your Life

10 Solar-Powered Designs to Charge Your Life

From smartphones and e-readers to laptops and tablet computers, today's high-tech devices put a wealth of information and utility at our fingertips - however it can be a real challenge to keep these

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SOLARCROSS: Brilliant Electric Bike is Boosted by the Sun’s Rays

SOLARCROSS: Brilliant Electric Bike is Boosted by the Sun’s Rays

Inventor Terry Hope has created the Solarcross - a sun-powered electric bike outfitted with three photovoltaic panels, a 24-volt electric motor, and three 5,000 mAh lithium-ion batteries. The brilliant

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Inhabitat Takes a Spin in the New 2012 Honda Civic Hybrid

Inhabitat Takes a Spin in the New 2012 Honda Civic Hybrid

There are a lot of hybrid sedans out on the market these days, but the 2012 Civic Hybrid just happens to be the most fuel-efficient one available in the U.S. Inhabitat recently had an opportunity to take

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Morgan Announces Plans for High-Performance Electric Sports Car Prototype

Morgan Announces Plans for High-Performance Electric Sports Car Prototype

While driving fast cars is fun, it would be even more enjoyable if they ran on clean alternative energy. With that in mind, the Morgan Motor Company and a consortium of British technology specialists are

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Ford and U of M Researchers Say Enough Lithium Exists To Power EVs Until 2100

Ford and U of M Researchers Say Enough Lithium Exists To Power EVs Until 2100

Researchers at the University of Michigan and Ford Motor Company have just released a study stating that there is enough lithium in existence to power electric vehicles at least until the year 2100. The

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Pipistrel Introduces The World’s Most Powerful Electric Airplane

Pipistrel Introduces The World’s Most Powerful Electric Airplane

Pipistrel just rolled out the world's most powerful electric aircraft -- and it's the first to seat four people. The Taurus G4 required two years of preparation and development, but took just four months

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Nissan Leaf’s New Vehicle Charger Lets Your Car Power Your House

Nissan Leaf’s New Vehicle Charger Lets Your Car Power Your House

The Nissan Leaf, heralded as the first all-electric production car, has yet another neat trick up its sleeve. Just unveiled in Japan, the car's charger can send the battery's stored electricity back to

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Aluminum-Celmet Could Increase Electric Vehicle Range by 300%

Aluminum-Celmet Could Increase Electric Vehicle Range by 300%

Much is being done to increase the range of electric vehicles, from improved lithium ion batteries to reducing the chassis weight. However, Japanese company Sumitomo Electric Industries (SEI) have

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MIT Using Carbon Nanotubes to Create a Constant Charging Solar ‘Sponge’ Battery

MIT Using Carbon Nanotubes to Create a Constant Charging Solar ‘Sponge’ Battery

Devices and systems for storing solar energy are thankfully becoming more and more common, but a team from MIT may be on the cusp of creating a solar battery made from carbon nanotubes that can be

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Pope Benedict XVI Gets a M-Class Mercedes Hybrid Popemobile

Pope Benedict XVI Gets a M-Class Mercedes Hybrid Popemobile

As the leader of the Catholic Church and ‘father’ to the planet’s 1 billion Catholics, the Pope must always set a good example. Pope Benedict XVI has already been dubbed “the green

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World’s First Wireless Electric Bike Also Powers Gadgets Using Regenerative Power

World’s First Wireless Electric Bike Also Powers Gadgets Using Regenerative Power

We are big fans of electric bikes here at Inhabitat, but Daymak have raised the bar by creating the first ever completely wireless bike - almost. The brand new Shadow eBike hosts only a bit of wiring

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FIRST PHOTOS: Solar-Powered Transforming EDV-01 Emergency Shelter Unveiled!

FIRST PHOTOS: Solar-Powered Transforming EDV-01 Emergency Shelter Unveiled!

The high-tech shelter is designed to provide a sustainable source of vital resources on-site. Four hydraulic legs quickly stabilize the structure on rugged terrain, and an outer wall rises to create a

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Holy Environmentalism Batman! The Dark Knight’s Greener Batmobile

Holy Environmentalism Batman! The Dark Knight’s Greener Batmobile

Holy environmentalism Batman! Considering the Dark Knight has a personal fortune of $7 billion, you would think that Bruce Wayne would have made a greener version of the Batmobile a long time ago.

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Slick and Speedy GK2G Electric Go-Kart Folds in Half!

Slick and Speedy GK2G Electric Go-Kart Folds in Half!

Since most of us never realized our 4th grade aspirations of procuring a go-kart, now is the perfect time to revive those lost childhood dreams with Beau Reid's latest design: the super fast, foldable

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Car Bodies That Double as Batteries Extend EV Range While Cutting Weight

Car Bodies That Double as Batteries Extend EV Range While Cutting Weight

It may look like any other car, but the battery-powered vehicle in Emile Greenhalgh’s laboratory could just steer us towards the future of electric transportation. One of the most salient issues in

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