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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
Today's electric vehicles may have much lower carbon footprints than gasoline and diesel powered cars, but the two hours it can often take to charge a lithium ion battery can be a significant
Scientists from the University of Saint Andrews in Scotland recently made a breakthrough in the production of EV lithium-ion batteries by adding gold to the mix. The team previously discovered that an
The Finnish-based company Amplisonic Ltd takes the idea of "garage rock" one step further with its guitar amplifiers made from recycled gas cans. The V8 T.A.N.K models offer over eight hours of continuous
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
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
Next month the first deliveries of Honda’s highly anticipated electric car, the 2013 Honda Fit EV will kick off. As the Fit EV goes head to head with other full electric vehicles such as the Nissan LEAF
California artists Mark Grieve and Ilana Spector recently constructed this incredible towering obelisk made entirely out of bikes on a street corner in Santa Rosa. Dubbed Cyclisk, the monument is an ode
Tomorrow is a big day for Tesla, with expectations high for the first deliveries of the all-new Tesla Model S sedan. We've now learned that the EPA has officially rated the Tesla Model S electric sedan at
Audi just gave us a quick drive behind the wheel of a prototype of its upcoming A3 e-tron electric car — which won't hit the streets for another two years! Although the A3 e-tron we drove will look
In order to make Mirai Nihon a reality, TBWAHAKUHODO developed a platform to identify new technologies and innovations that had not yet been commercialized. Next, the firm partnered with Nissan, maker of
The 2013 Honda Fit EV has just been given the EPA's highest fuel-efficiency rating ever - 118 MPGe! The Honda Fit EV's 20-kWh lithium-ion battery gives the electric Fit a range of 82 miles, which means
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
The taxi light is recognizable in great cities around the world, and now designer Guilhem de Castelbajac has immortalized the iconic item with his series of repurposed LED lamps, “Off Duty No More.”
By any measure, the release of Ford's 2012 Focus Electric is a big deal. It's the company's first all-electric car, and Ford says it can be recharged in nearly half the time it takes to
Coda Automotive and China's Great Wall Motors have announced plans to co-develop an affordable electric vehicle that will be the first all-electric vehicle for worldwide distribution. The electric vehicle
VERDMX' eco-sculptures serve as both artworks and oxygen replenishers. VERDMX's work, sponsored by Nissan, serves as an example of how nonprofit organizations, businesses and local governments
Infiniti just unveiled its new Infiniti LE electric sedan concept at the 2012 New York Auto Show, and Inhabitat was on the scene to get the scoop on this gorgeous new electric vehicle. The Infiniti LE
In the past, the general consensus by all those working for Fox News has been that the Chevy Volt was an epic misstep for the Obama administration and that it was an initiative forced upon General Motors.
Honda gave us a preview of Acura's new supercar with their NSX concept at this year's Detroit Auto Show, and now fans of the car have something new to be excited about. The NSX concept was the preview of
Volkswagen gave us a preview of its electric Golf with the Golf Blue-e-motion prototype, and the company recently announced that the vehicle is set to hit the streets late next year as a 2014 model.
Driving an electric car in California will soon be a lot easier thanks to a new $120 million dollar settlement. California governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. has announced a $120 million settlement with NRG
A portion of the historic Oregon Trail is now blazing a new path as the nation’s next electric highway! Stretching from Northern California to Cottage Grove, Oregon, the new highway is designed to cater
Inhabitat's Jill Fehrenbacher recently hit the scene of the 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, where she toured the laser-filled show to bring you an exclusive look at the world's
Former General Motors vice chairman Bob Lutz recently took to his Forbes blog to defend the Chevy Volt, which has been under fire since GM announced plans to stop production for five weeks due to rising
Coda Automotive has announced that its first all-electric sedan has been produced at its plant in Benicia, CA. The first EV to roll off the line is a silver sedan with a 31 kWh battery pack. "This is an
When General Motors unveiled plans to temporarily halt production of the plug-in hybrid Chevy Volt for five weeks, the announcement was widely portrayed as the demise of one of our favorite vehicles.
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