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Electrics, Hybrids Help Push U.S. Fuel Economy to Record High in 2013

Electrics, Hybrids Help Push U.S. Fuel Economy to Record High in 2013

Average fuel economy for U.S. vehicles set a record 24.8 miles per gallon in calender year 2013. This is up one gallon over 2012 and an increase of 4.7 mpg since October 2007, the month and year the

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Navia: World’s First Commercial Driverless Electric Car Hits the Streets, Won’t Break Any Speed Records

Navia: World’s First Commercial Driverless Electric Car Hits the Streets, Won’t Break Any Speed Records

We've been hearing talk of self-driving cars for ages, but now it looks like rumor has finally become reality with the release of Navia, the world's first commercial driverless car. Surprisingly, a

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100 Self-Driving Cars Set to Hit Sweden’s Public Roads in 2017

100 Self-Driving Cars Set to Hit Sweden’s Public Roads in 2017

Volvo just unveiled plans for the world's first large-scale trial of self-driving cars. The 'Drive Me' project will see 100 autonomous vehicles take to the streets of Gothenburg, Sweden in 2017. The cars

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CellEra’s Breakthrough Platinum-Free Fuel Cell is Cheaper and Doesn’t Use Rare Earth Metals

CellEra’s Breakthrough Platinum-Free Fuel Cell is Cheaper and Doesn’t Use Rare Earth Metals

CellEra’s new platinum-free fuel cell could be the cleanest engine ever created. Instead of using an extremely expensive rare earth metal as the fuel cell’s catalyst, CellEra employs a catalyzed,

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Honda Accord Named “2014 Green Car of the Year”

Honda Accord Named “2014 Green Car of the Year”

At this year's Los Angeles Auto Show the Honda Accord was named the "2014 Green Car of the Year" by Green Car Journal. The Honda Accord received this year's award because of its ability to offer an

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TEST DRIVE: 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid Zooms to the Top of the Hybrid Segment

TEST DRIVE: 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid Zooms to the Top of the Hybrid Segment

Many people will remember that this isn't the first time that Honda has produced a hybrid version of the Accord. Back in 2003 Honda released an Accord Hybrid that mated a V6 engine to an electric motor,

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University of Michigan’s Generation Solar Car to Compete in 1800-Mile World Solar Challenge

University of Michigan’s Generation Solar Car to Compete in 1800-Mile World Solar Challenge

The University of Michigan’s (U-M) solar car, called the Generation, is a strange beast. A curved, asymmetrically lopsided vehicle that looks more like a motorcycle with a sidecar, the car's solar panel

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California to Extend Electric Vehicle Tax Credits to 2024

California to Extend Electric Vehicle Tax Credits to 2024

California's lawmakers have approved legislation that will extend the state's tax credits for plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles until 2024. The bill, which is expected to be signed by Gov. Jerry Brown,

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Apple’s Latest 5C and 5S iPhones are Even More Breakable than Previous Models

Apple’s Latest 5C and 5S iPhones are Even More Breakable than Previous Models

It’s no secret that iPhones are fragile and prone to breaking - and Apple’s latest versions, the 5C and 5S are no exception. But surprisingly, these new models are actually even less robust than last

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August a Record Month for U.S. Electric Vehicle Sales

August a Record Month for U.S. Electric Vehicle Sales

August was the best month ever for U.S. sales of 100 percent electric vehicles (EV), plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) and conventional hybrids. EV sales increased 457.48 percent compared to August

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TEST DRIVE: The 2013 Lexus ES 300h Hybrid is Full of Surprises

TEST DRIVE: The 2013 Lexus ES 300h Hybrid is Full of Surprises

For the 2013 model year Lexus has completely revamped its ES, which is now in its sixth generation. The big news for the popular Lexus sedan is the addition of the new hybrid version and the fact that for

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Electric Vehicle Sales Up Nearly 530 Percent Since Last Year

Electric Vehicle Sales Up Nearly 530 Percent Since Last Year

U.S. sales of electric vehicles have increased an astronomical 522 percent since 2012 - July sales are up 529 percent compared to last year. When plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) and conventional

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Japanese Government and Auto Industry Team Up on $1.025 Billion EV Charging Plan

Japanese Government and Auto Industry Team Up on $1.025 Billion EV Charging Plan

Japan is pushing an ambitious $1.025 billion (100.5 Yuen) plan to install a national electric vehicle charging infrastructure powered by renewable energy, and the government is enlisting the help of the

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Danish Researchers Develop More Climate Friendly Fuel Cells for Hydrogen Vehicles

Danish Researchers Develop More Climate Friendly Fuel Cells for Hydrogen Vehicles

When it comes to hydrogen fuel cells, they are worth their weight in platinum. A team of researchers at the Department of Chemistry at the University of Copehagen has developed technology that allows the

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Honda’s New Hybrid Powertrain for Small Cars Gets 86 MPG in Japan

Honda’s New Hybrid Powertrain for Small Cars Gets 86 MPG in Japan

Today the hybrid car market is largely dominated by Toyota and most recently Ford - but Honda is getting ready to enter the segment in full force with new models like the upcoming 2014 Accord hybrid. The

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TEST DRIVE: Inhabitat Takes the 2013 Ford Fusion Energi for a Spin in NYC

TEST DRIVE: Inhabitat Takes the 2013 Ford Fusion Energi for a Spin in NYC

The Ford Fusion Energi is Ford’s newest plug-in hybrid and is capable of delivering up to 21 miles in electric-only mode. Marrying an advanced lithium-ion battery and electric motor with a gasoline

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TEST DRIVE: Drag Race Saturday, Church on Sunday with the Lexus GS450h Hybrid

TEST DRIVE: Drag Race Saturday, Church on Sunday with the Lexus GS450h Hybrid

The GS450h is an average-size sedan, but it is low and wide. This gives it an aggressive and sporty look from the outside from all but a few angles, but made it feel a bit boat-like from the inside. Maybe

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk in Talks With Google to Develop Self-Driving Cars

Tesla CEO Elon Musk in Talks With Google to Develop Self-Driving Cars

Tesla Motors has long worked towards producing the car of the future, and the Model S may well be the perfect electric vehicle for the middle class. If getting 265 miles per charge wasn't enough to

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California Bill Introduced to Lower Sales Tax on Plug-in Electric Vehicles

California Bill Introduced to Lower Sales Tax on Plug-in Electric Vehicles

Many of us would love to own a shiny new car, especially if that vehicle were at the forefront of cutting-edge technology. Electric vehicles seem like an enlightened way to get around without having to

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Colibri One-Seat Electric Car to Go Into Production Next Year

Colibri One-Seat Electric Car to Go Into Production Next Year

Earlier this month, the Innovative Mobility Automobile GmbH unveiled a tiny one-seat electric vehicle at the Geneva Motor Show called the Colibri. The car is so small that two of them can occupy a

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Hitachi Unveils Smartphone-Operated Autonomous ROPITS Robocar

Hitachi Unveils Smartphone-Operated Autonomous ROPITS Robocar

Turn on your smartphone or tablet, pick a destination on the map and ROPITS self-driving vehicle will do the rest! Hitachi’s new single-seat transport robot was designed to maneuver its way through city

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New Lithium-Ion Battery Holds Three Times More Energy and Recharges in Just 10 Minutes

New Lithium-Ion Battery Holds Three Times More Energy and Recharges in Just 10 Minutes

Photo via Shutterstock Researchers at the University of Southern California have developed a new lithium-ion battery that recharges in just 10 minutes and holds three times as much energy as its

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Wind-Powered Car Travels 3,000 Miles Across Australia for $15 Worth of Electricity

Wind-Powered Car Travels 3,000 Miles Across Australia for $15 Worth of Electricity

A lightweight carbon-fiber car that runs on lithium-ion batteries and a portable wind turbine has just traveled 3,000 miles across Australia—and it used only $15 worth of electricity. The car, dubbed

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Why Google’s Autonomous Cars Probably Won’t Kill the Auto Industry

Why Google’s Autonomous Cars Probably Won’t Kill the Auto Industry

It's undeniable the Google's autonomous driving tech is pretty awesome—impressive enough that even a blind man can travel behind the wheel of one of the web giant's self-driving cars. And there's been a

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South Korean Scientists Develop World’s First Bendable Lithium-Ion Battery

South Korean Scientists Develop World’s First Bendable Lithium-Ion Battery

South Korean scientists just developed the world's first imprintable and bendable battery - and it could pave the way for flexible mobile devices in the near future. According to the researchers, the new

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Lexus Unveils Autonomous Advanced Active Safety Research Vehicle at CES 2013 – But it Isn’t Fully Driverless

Lexus Unveils Autonomous Advanced Active Safety Research Vehicle at CES 2013 – But it Isn’t Fully Driverless

Today Toyota and Lexus unveiled a high-tech autonomous vehicle at CES 2013 that could pave the way towards self-driving cars in the near future. Although it isn't fully driverless, the Advanced Active

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Lexus Releases Sneak Preview of its New Driverless Vehicle

Lexus Releases Sneak Preview of its New Driverless Vehicle

Google no longer has a monopoly on driverless vehicles. Lexus has unveiled a sneak preview of its luxury LS model equipped with proprietary Intelligent Transport Systems technology, including an on-board

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intelliPaper Turns a Scrap Of Paper Into a Customized Recyclable USB Drive

intelliPaper Turns a Scrap Of Paper Into a Customized Recyclable USB Drive

Email and social networking sites have led to a sharp decline in the amount of paper used to communicate and store information. But that doesn't mean paper is completely obsolete in the digital world. A

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Ford Hybrids C-Max and Fusion Fail to Meet Fuel Economy Standards

Ford Hybrids C-Max and Fusion Fail to Meet Fuel Economy Standards

If you drive a Ford C-Max or a Ford Fusion Hybrid, you might want to double check the fuel economy of your car. Two of Ford's hybrids, the C-Max and the Fusion, fell short of fuel economy targets when

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