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Good News: Toyota’s RAV4 Actually WILL Be Sold To The Public

Good News: Toyota’s RAV4 Actually WILL Be Sold To The Public

When we told you recently that the Toyota RAV4 electric vehicle would only be available to car sharing programs and fleets next year, we were happily misinformed. Apparently the phrase “very

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The Chevy Volt Makes Itself Scarce This Summer

The Chevy Volt Makes Itself Scarce This Summer

If you want a Chevy Volt this summer, you will have to fight other customers for the measly stock of 200 vehicles available nationwide while GM idles its Detroit-Hamtramck plant. But there is a reward for

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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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5 Incredible Transforming Concept Vehicles

5 Incredible Transforming Concept Vehicles

What we love most about these concepts is that they are not only powered by green technology -- most of them are EVs or a type of hybrid -- but these vehicles look to solve future transportation, global

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Retractable Steering Wheels Should Make it Easier to Get Into Tiny EVs

Retractable Steering Wheels Should Make it Easier to Get Into Tiny EVs

It's no surprise that our cars are getting smaller. With fuel an ever decreasing resource, we are ramping up the electric vehicle (EV) market with tiny, compact cars that require less energy to run. The

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Green Overdrive Video: Home Brew Volvo, Powered by Solyndra Solar

Green Overdrive Video: Home Brew Volvo, Powered by Solyndra Solar

An engineer at solar panel maker Solyndra electrified an old Volvo and has been using it for his daily commute to work, where he designs aspects of Solyndra's tube-shaped solar panels. Even better, he's

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Ford Focus’ At-Home Charging Station Charges EVs in Less than 4 Hours

Ford Focus’ At-Home Charging Station Charges EVs in Less than 4 Hours

Ford Focus Electric owners can now charge up their vehicles without leaving their homes! In a partnership with Leviton and Best Buy, consumers will be able to purchase their own in-home charging stations

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Ford Spent $1.65 Million in First Quarter 2011 Lobbying for Electric Vehicle Tax Breaks

Ford Spent $1.65 Million in First Quarter 2011 Lobbying for Electric Vehicle Tax Breaks

It's old news that automobile companies spend a lot of time and money in Washington DC trying to get what they want, but these days they've got their eyes on a new prize - electric vehicle (EV) tax

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Nissan LEAF Becomes First Electric Class Pike’s Peak Champion

Nissan LEAF Becomes First Electric Class Pike’s Peak Champion

Remember the stock Nissan LEAF that was planning to take on the grueling Pike's Peak Hill Climb? Well, it may not have had much competition this year to become the Electric Production Class's first

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Infineon Raceway Unveils Massive 353 KW Solar Array – Exclusive Photos!

Infineon Raceway Unveils Massive 353 KW Solar Array – Exclusive Photos!

Panasonic started installing solar panels at Infineon Raceway last November, and they just announced the completion of the project this past weekend. The arrays feature Panasonic's high-quality HIT

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Mitsubishi and Hawaii Promote Electric Vehicles Through Additional Rebates and EV Charging Stations

Mitsubishi and Hawaii Promote Electric Vehicles Through Additional Rebates and EV Charging Stations

  Automaker Mitsubishi and the state of Hawaii are teaming up to promote the use of electric cars across the islands. The plan is to offer an extra $4,500 discount on electric cars sold in

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Citroen Survolt Leads Sexy New Breed of Superfast EVs

Citroen Survolt Leads Sexy New Breed of Superfast EVs

Recently the Michelin Challenge Bibendum introduced us to a whole new breed of electric cars, but there is one we can't get out of our heads: the Citroen Survolt. This electric supercar leads the way for

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MIT’s New Liquid Flow Batteries Could Make Refueling EVs as Fast as Pumping Gas

MIT’s New Liquid Flow Batteries Could Make Refueling EVs as Fast as Pumping Gas

A team of researchers at MIT set out to “reinvent the rechargeable battery” and succeeded by creating a liquid-flow battery, suitable for electric vehicles that can be recharged as quickly as

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The New Tesla Model S Revealed, But Does It Dazzle as Expected?

The New Tesla Model S Revealed, But Does It Dazzle as Expected?

Are you saving up your pennies for the upcoming Tesla Model S? Well, Tesla just revealed the first photos of their new Tesla S, and we have to confess to being a tiny bit disappointed by the somewhat

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INHABITAT INTERVIEW: John Viera of Ford Motor Company

INHABITAT INTERVIEW: John Viera of Ford Motor Company

John Viera has made a name for himself as a pioneer for the green movement within the automotive industry. As Ford Motor Company's Director of Sustainable Business Strategies, he has been building a new

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Volkswagen To Launch Electric Up! & Golf in Japan Within 3 Years

Volkswagen To Launch Electric Up! & Golf in Japan Within 3 Years

According to president and CEO of Volkswagen Japan Gerry Dorizas, VW is planning to release two EVs based on its Up! subcompact and Golf compact in Japan within the next 3 years. The Golf model is likely

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GM’s European Brand Opel Will Be Next Automaker To Release a Subcompact EV

GM’s European Brand Opel Will Be Next Automaker To Release a Subcompact EV

And another domino falls. According to a new report in a German newspaper, GM's European brand Opel will be the next automaker to release a subcompact EV. The new car will be similar to the current Corsa

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Nissan Keeps the Range of Renault-Nissan’s Zoe EV a Closely Guarded Secret

Nissan Keeps the Range of Renault-Nissan’s Zoe EV a Closely Guarded Secret

Most automakers boast about the range capabilities of their upcoming electric vehicles, but not Renault-Nissan. As confirmed in the recent Revenge of the Electric Car film, Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn prefers

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Energy Secretary Chu Announces 1,800+ EV Charging Stations Have Been Installed Due to Recovery Act

Energy Secretary Chu Announces 1,800+ EV Charging Stations Have Been Installed Due to Recovery Act

U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced last Friday that more than 1,800 electric vehicle charging stations have now been installed due to the Recovery Act. Four hundred million dollars was allocated

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BMW i3 Electric Car To Revolutionize Automotive Engineering & Manufacturing

BMW i3 Electric Car To Revolutionize Automotive Engineering & Manufacturing

You wouldn’t know it from the way BMW badmouths electric vehicles, but the company is hard at work producing several EVs. One of those, the i3 (formerly called the “Megacity Vehicle”),

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AMP to Electrify Icelandic Auto Market with Mercedes-Benz EV SUVs

AMP to Electrify Icelandic Auto Market with Mercedes-Benz EV SUVs

Iceland is the perfect place for electrified SUVs, or at least that's the idea behind a new contract between AMP and Iceland's Northern Lights Energy. The company, known for turning mainstream vehicles

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Tree Theory Bags: Origami-Style Carryalls That Minimize Waste

Tree Theory Bags: Origami-Style Carryalls That Minimize Waste

There are few bags that manage to forgo the manufacturing process of sewing, but Strand Design has created a range of bags that does just that. Believing that their products need to adhere to a

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Nebraska Prepares NEV Bill To Allow Slow EVs on State Roads

Nebraska Prepares NEV Bill To Allow Slow EVs on State Roads

Electric vehicles are going mainstream, but one area that lags behind is the legality of driving a slow EV, or neighborhood EV, on public roads. Nebraska is taking steps to become the 36th state to allow

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Tesla to Develop Swappable Battery Scheme for its Model S

Tesla to Develop Swappable Battery Scheme for its Model S

Considering an EV but worried about running out of range during long road trips? Electric carmakers have come up with a potential solution: switchable battery packs. Better Place has been rolling out

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BMW CEO Announces ActiveE, Then Bashes Electric Vehicles

BMW CEO Announces ActiveE, Then Bashes Electric Vehicles

In advance of the New York International Auto Show, BMW CEO Jim O’Donnell announced to the Detroit News that the company will be releasing 1,100 of it’s newest electric vehicle, the ActiveE. That's

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BIG Unveils a Driverless World of the Future Complete With Solar-Powered Streets

BIG Unveils a Driverless World of the Future Complete With Solar-Powered Streets

(Driver)Less is More is BIG's entry in the Audi Urban Future Initiative -- an international competition that challenges designers and architects to envision the world of tomorrow. BIG's proposal

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Revenge of the Electric Car: New Film Follows the Race To Develop Viable EVs

Revenge of the Electric Car: New Film Follows the Race To Develop Viable EVs

  Who killed the electric car? Not GM. Revenge of the Electric Car, a new film from the makers of the original film criticizing GM for pulling its EVs off the market takes viewers behind the

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DOE and Google Build an Interactive Map for Green Vehicle Drivers

DOE and Google Build an Interactive Map for Green Vehicle Drivers

The Department of Energy, Google, Best Buy, Tom Tom and around 80 other companies have formed a joint venture called the GeoEVSE to create a database that helps EV and alternative fuel vehicle drivers

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Charge Your Electric Car at Night and You Could Help Diminish Harmful Ozone Levels

Charge Your Electric Car at Night and You Could Help Diminish Harmful Ozone Levels

A recent study shows that charging your electric vehicle at night could help diminish harmful pollutants at the Earth's surface. The study was conducted by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

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European Union to Organize an Electric F1 Racing Championship

European Union to Organize an Electric F1 Racing Championship

Formula One racing is one of the most popular sports in the world, but it's hardly the most environmentally friendly. Despite the excitement, the glory and the scantily clad pit girls, the fact is that

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