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France to Deploy All-Electric Garbage Trucks Next Week

France to Deploy All-Electric Garbage Trucks Next Week

The French are not only aiming to keep their streets clean, but green -- next week the country will unveil a next-generation fleet of super quiet, all-electric vehicles that will collect garbage from city

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Supersonic: Removable Battery-Powered EV Concept Car Honored in Michelin Challenge

Supersonic: Removable Battery-Powered EV Concept Car Honored in Michelin Challenge

This three-wheeled beauty is the brainchild of Serbian industrial designer and professor Marko Lukovic, who was honored for his “Supersonic” concept car in the Michelin Challenge Design

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Coachella’s Human Powered DJ Booth Blasts Renewable Blips and Bleeps

Coachella’s Human Powered DJ Booth Blasts Renewable Blips and Bleeps

The 2011 Coachella Music Festival featured a DJ booth powered by an energy generating playground. Festival goers could choose from a series of different electricity producing installations that fed into a

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New Lithium-Air Batteries Could Go 500 Miles on a Single Charge

New Lithium-Air Batteries Could Go 500 Miles on a Single Charge

Researchers at the materials research division of Risø DTU in Denmark are developing a new lithium-air (Li-air) vehicle battery that is lightweight, holds a lot of energy, and could enable car-makers to

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Kia Unveils Boxy New All-Electric Naimo Concept at Seoul Auto Show

Kia Unveils Boxy New All-Electric Naimo Concept at Seoul Auto Show

Kia unveiled their latest all-electric concept crossover vehicle, the Naimo — which literally means “square shape” in Korean — at the Seoul Motor Show this week. The sporty car,

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Georgia Tech Students Unveil Sun-Powered Audi TT for World Solar Challenge

Georgia Tech Students Unveil Sun-Powered Audi TT for World Solar Challenge

A team of students from Georgia Tech recently rolled out a hyper-modified electric Audi TT that runs on electricity harvested from the sun. The solar-electric hybrid was designed to participate in the

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New Shock Wave Engines Have the Potential to Triple Fuel Efficiency in Hybrid Vehicles

New Shock Wave Engines Have the Potential to Triple Fuel Efficiency in Hybrid Vehicles

We've seen a number of innovations focused on improving the efficiency of hybrid cars. But while most of these new ideas have focused on optimizing battery capacity, here is one new piece of technology

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Japan Disaster to Seriously Disrupt World’s Electronics Production

Japan Disaster to Seriously Disrupt World’s Electronics Production

Photo © smemon87 Consumer electronics made in Japan are set to become very expensive or even entirely unavailable as manufacturers struggle to cope with the tsunami's aftermath. While most plants have

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The New Electric Zero XU Motorcycle Lets Streetbikers Go Green

The New Electric Zero XU Motorcycle Lets Streetbikers Go Green

For all of you bikers out there, you can now ride a motorbike that not only lets you explore the outdoors, but protect it as well. The new Zero XU is set to be one of the most popular electric

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Rolls-Royce Unveils 102 EX Phantom Electric Vehicle at Geneva Auto Show

Rolls-Royce Unveils 102 EX Phantom Electric Vehicle at Geneva Auto Show

Today Luxury car maker Rolls-Royce officially unveiled its first electric car -- the 102EX Phantom Experimental Vehicle -- at the Geneva Auto show. Although only a concept at this point, the car will be

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Honda Civic Hybrid Battery ‘Fix’ May be Making Things Worse

Honda Civic Hybrid Battery ‘Fix’ May be Making Things Worse

For the past few years Honda have been besieged by complaints that the batteries in the Civic Hybrid die prematurely. Traditionally battery packs are meant to last for over 100,000 miles, with some even

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New Lithium-Ion Batteries Could Significantly Extend the Range of Electric Cars

New Lithium-Ion Batteries Could Significantly Extend the Range of Electric Cars

Range anxiety is one of the biggest hurdles facing electric cars today. For electric vehicles to truly become mainstream, batteries will have to provide a longer range and become much cheaper.

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Wind-Powered Car Completes an Epic 5,000km Journey Across Australia

Wind-Powered Car Completes an Epic 5,000km Journey Across Australia

Man has used wind power to travel for centuries, but it is traditionally used on the sea. However, two Germans have decided to harness this natural occurrence to complete an epic road-trip across

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Mitsuoka’s Himiko is a Classic Electric Sports Car

Mitsuoka’s Himiko is a Classic Electric Sports Car

Electric cars usually take contemporary forms, but there is something to be said for classic auto design. With that in mind, Japanese company Mitsuoka Motors has developed a sleek-looking electric sports

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New Toyota Hybrid Will Feature Lithium-Ion Battery

New Toyota Hybrid Will Feature Lithium-Ion Battery

Though no official announcement has been made, a source close to Toyota has stated that the company will manufacture a hybrid with a lithium-ion battery “in the very near future.” This will be

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India to Install Solar-Powered Cell Phone Towers This Year

India to Install Solar-Powered Cell Phone Towers This Year

Mobile communications are a big business in India, but they traditionally tend to be powered by coal. However Vihaan Networks Limited (VNL) is set to change all that -- they just announced plans to roll

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New Materials Could Double Chevy Volt Battery Capacity

New Materials Could Double Chevy Volt Battery Capacity

Since its release last December the Chevy Volt has proven to be extremely popular -- it's been crowned the 2011 Green Car of the Year, the North American Car of the Year and its sales eclipsed those of

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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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New Lithium-Ion Ultracapacitor Can Charge Tools In Under 60 Seconds

New Lithium-Ion Ultracapacitor Can Charge Tools In Under 60 Seconds

New York based Ioxus have developed a lithium ion ultracapacitor that could charge items in mere seconds.

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Venturi Unveils America Concept EV at the Detroit Auto Show

Venturi Unveils America Concept EV at the Detroit Auto Show

We've seen some really awesome sustainable sports cars unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show this week, and yesterday, the French EV specialists, Venturi, added to the list with the introduction of the

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New Nanomaterial Could Charge Electric Vehicles 40 Times Faster

New Nanomaterial Could Charge Electric Vehicles 40 Times Faster

Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) have developed a new type of material made from “nanoscoops”, which can increase the charging speed of small lithium-ion batteries by

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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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Allianz 4000: The World’s First Hybrid Electric Street Sweeper

Allianz 4000: The World’s First Hybrid Electric Street Sweeper

Street cleaning is a service we might take for granted, but it is hard to miss the irony of a street cleaning machine that spews diesel exhaust, dust, and makes a racket. The Allianz 4000 is the world's

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Honda X-Track Hybrid Transforms from Sporty to Street Mode

Honda X-Track Hybrid Transforms from Sporty to Street Mode

The Honda X-Track concept is perfect for environmentally-conscious drivers who want a flashy sports car -- sometimes. Designed by Nikita Kalinin, the hybrid vehicle features a transforming body that can

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Sandia Creates World’s Smallest Single Nanowire Battery

Sandia Creates World’s Smallest Single Nanowire Battery

A team led by Sandia National Laboratories' researcher Jianyu Huang has succeeded in creating the world's smallest battery at a research facility belonging to the Department of Energy. The battery is in

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Tobacco Virus Could Increase Lithium Ion Battery Capacity

Tobacco Virus Could Increase Lithium Ion Battery Capacity

A team of scientists at the University of Maryland recently announced that a virulent disease that destroys tobacco could enhance the energy capacity of lithium-ion batteries by ten times. The virus,

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Takayanagi’s All-Electric Roadster Has a 1920′s Twist

Takayanagi’s All-Electric Roadster Has a 1920′s Twist

Pull out your prohibition apparel because Takayanagi is bringing back a cool new roadster you'll be dying to get behind the wheel of. The Japanese company recently unveiled their throwback to the 1920's

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SRZero EV Completes Epic Journey From Alaska to Argentina

SRZero EV Completes Epic Journey From Alaska to Argentina

A British electric sports car' has just completed an epic journey, travelling from the outskirts of the Arctic Circle all the way to the bottom tip of South America. And if you're trying to calculate what

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Sol Cinema: The World’s Smallest Solar-Powered Movie Theater

Sol Cinema: The World’s Smallest Solar-Powered Movie Theater

While An Inconvenient Truth may have opened our eyes to the perils of global warming, most of us still saw it in a cinema powered by large amounts of electricity. Fortunately, movie fans now have an

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DARPA Funding Batteries Smaller Than A Grain Of Salt

DARPA Funding Batteries Smaller Than A Grain Of Salt

The United States' Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is funding new research that could reduce the dimensions of lithium-ion batteries used in phones, laptops and other electronic devices to the

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