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TEST DRIVE: Audi Gives Us the Keys to an A3 e-tron Electric Car Prototype

TEST DRIVE: Audi Gives Us the Keys to an A3 e-tron Electric Car Prototype

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

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Toyota Develops System that Enables Electric Vehicles To Power Your Home

Toyota Develops System that Enables Electric Vehicles To Power Your Home

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

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The Interior of Ford’s All-New 2013 Fusion is Made of Recycled Bottles and Cotton

The Interior of Ford’s All-New 2013 Fusion is Made of Recycled Bottles and Cotton

The all-new 2013 Ford Fusion midsize sedan is set to arrive in showrooms this fall, and it features some highly unusual recycled materials. While a great amount of time was spent on finding ways to make

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2013 Ford C-MAX Hybrid, Ford’s First Dedicated Hybrid Starts at $25,995

2013 Ford C-MAX Hybrid, Ford’s First Dedicated Hybrid Starts at $25,995

Ford's first dedicated hybrid, the 2013 Ford C-MAX compact utility vehicle, is slated to arrive in dealers this fall. Ford has announced that the compact five-passenger C-MAX hybrid will start at $25,995

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Porsche’s Upcoming 918 Spyder Hybrid Packs More Than 770 Horsepower, While Getting 78 MPG

Porsche’s Upcoming 918 Spyder Hybrid Packs More Than 770 Horsepower, While Getting 78 MPG

Porsche has just released more official information about its upcoming 918 Spyder hybrid sports car, which is set to go into production at the end of 2013. Porsche is currently testing prototypes of the

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Finally, an Outdoor Gym that Generates Energy Instead of Wasting It

Finally, an Outdoor Gym that Generates Energy Instead of Wasting It

Going to the gym is of course great for your health, but there are at least two things that we dislike about traditional fitness clubs: you have to exercise inside (which feels particularly silly in the

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The World’s 6 Most Pressing Environmental Issues

The World’s 6 Most Pressing Environmental Issues

Water Pollution of a Copper Mine Exploitation Image from Shutterstock WATER Water; we can't live without it, and thankfully much of the Earth is made up of it. Yet we face major problems where the

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2013 Chevy Volt Gets a New “EV Hold Mode” and Styling Updates

2013 Chevy Volt Gets a New “EV Hold Mode” and Styling Updates

Word on the street today is that General Motors will be updating the 2013 Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid with some styling upgrades and a new “EV Hold Mode” that will allow the Volt to stay in

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GM Restarts Chevy Volt Production Earlier than Expected

GM Restarts Chevy Volt Production Earlier than Expected

GM halted production of the Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid in early March due to rising inventory, but now the automaker has restarted production earlier than expected. GM originally planned on temporarily

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Former General Motors R and D Head Predicts Driverless Cars by 2020

Former General Motors R and D Head Predicts Driverless Cars by 2020

General Motors former head of Research and Development, Larry Burns, has been looking to the future, and he sees driverless cars hitting the road as soon as 2020. The notion of removing human interaction

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Justin Bieber Wraps His 2012 Fisker Karma in Shiny Chrome

Justin Bieber Wraps His 2012 Fisker Karma in Shiny Chrome

Last month Pop singer Justin Bieber received a 2012 Fisker Karma plug-in hybrid for his 18th birthday, but like any teenage rockstar, Beiber has modified his $102,000 present - by completely covering the

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Honda and Zipcar Team Up to Provide Hybrid and Electric Vehicles to Car Share Members

Honda and Zipcar Team Up to Provide Hybrid and Electric Vehicles to Car Share Members

Zipcar, the world's leading car sharing network, has announced that Honda will be Zipcar's preferred automaker with a focus on hybrid and electric vehicles. The new partnership will give Zipcar members

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Inhabitat’s Top Picks from the 2012 NY Auto Show

Inhabitat’s Top Picks from the 2012 NY Auto Show

Nissan NV 200 Taxi of Tomorrow Selected by the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) to serve as the exclusive taxi of New York City beginning in late 2013, the Nissan NV200 has several

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Volt Production to Restart Early as GM Reports Increased Demand

Volt Production to Restart Early as GM Reports Increased Demand

It looks like the Chevy Volt's fortune might just be turning around; General Motors has announced that it will resume production of the plug-in hybrid on April 16, a week earlier than anticipated. The

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Chevy Volt Sales Surge 277% in March

Chevy Volt Sales Surge 277% in March

Sales of GM’s Chevrolet Volt are stronger than ever, with sales in March spiking to 2,289. The numbers gave the Volt its best month ever - up 277 percent from one year ago. The good news comes despite

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BMW Unveils i8 Concept Spyder Future Hybrid Supercar

BMW Unveils i8 Concept Spyder Future Hybrid Supercar

BMW just officially unveiled its gorgeous i8 Concept Spyder, which is the third BMW i model following the i3 and i8 concepts. The BMW i8 Concept Spyder offers a glimpse of future supercars with its

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Fisker Atlantic Plug-in Hybrid Photos Leaked Ahead of New York Auto Show Debut

Fisker Atlantic Plug-in Hybrid Photos Leaked Ahead of New York Auto Show Debut

The first images of Fisker's next model, the Atlantic plug-in hybrid, have leaked onto the internet ahead of the model's upcoming debut at the 2012 New York Auto Show. Originally dubbed the Fisker Nina

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INTERVIEW: Rob Peterson Of Chevy Talks Volt Production Shutdown, Reveals High Customer Satisfaction

INTERVIEW: Rob Peterson Of Chevy Talks Volt Production Shutdown, Reveals High Customer Satisfaction

There is a buzz in the air this week about the Chevy Volt thanks to an announcement by General Motors on Friday that they'll be shutting down production of the Volt at the Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant

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Ford to Use “Build-to-Order” Sales Model for the 2012 Focus Electric

Ford to Use “Build-to-Order” Sales Model for the 2012 Focus Electric

The word on the street today is that Ford will be rolling out the new Focus Electric in a “build-to-order” process that is similar to the production scheme used by PC manufacturer Dell. Mike

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Zipcar Adds the Chevy Volt to its Chicago Fleet

Zipcar Adds the Chevy Volt to its Chicago Fleet

Zipcar, the popular car sharing network in the U.S., has announced the launch of the company's first large-scale plug-in vehicle pilot program in Chicago. Five Chevy Volts are now available to Zipcar

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Chevy Volt’s Twin, the Opel Ampera, Racks Up 7,000 Orders

Chevy Volt’s Twin, the Opel Ampera, Racks Up 7,000 Orders

The Chevy Volt has been getting a lot of attention since GM decided to pause production for five weeks, due to growing inventory. And although sales of the Volt this year are not off to a great start in

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GM Signs New Deal to Bring Chevy Volt Demo Fleet to China

GM Signs New Deal to Bring Chevy Volt Demo Fleet to China

In an effort to raise awareness and support for electric vehicles in China, General Motors China has signed a memorandum of understanding with the China Automotive Technology and Research Center (CATARC).

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Honda Confirms that the Next-Generation Acura RL Will Get the NSX’s Hybrid System

Honda Confirms that the Next-Generation Acura RL Will Get the NSX’s Hybrid System

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

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Mitt Romney’s Extraordinary Flip-Flop on Clean Energy and Cheap Oil

Mitt Romney’s Extraordinary Flip-Flop on Clean Energy and Cheap Oil

Mitt Romney is certainly no stranger to the art of the flip-flop, so perhaps it should be no great surprise that before he pandered to the Republican vote by suggesting that the government’s

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VW Confirms 2014 All-Electric Golf Will Arrive Late Next Year

VW Confirms 2014 All-Electric Golf Will Arrive Late Next Year

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.

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California to Get New Network of EV Charging Stations

California to Get New Network of EV Charging Stations

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

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Fisker Releases a Sketch of Its Nina Plug-In Hybrid Ahead of New York Auto Show Debut

Fisker Releases a Sketch of Its Nina Plug-In Hybrid Ahead of New York Auto Show Debut

Fisker Automotive just released a teaser sketch of its next model, the Fisker Nina plug-in hybrid, ahead of its world debut at the 2012 New York Auto Show. The teaser photo doesn't provide a very clear

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Volkswagen Announces Plan for More Sustainable Manufacturing Plants by 2018

Volkswagen Announces Plan for More Sustainable Manufacturing Plants by 2018

Volkswagen has announced a series of ambitious goals to become more environmentally responsible – including a new program that will see a lineup of more efficient vehicles and more sustainable

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VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: Inhabitat Gets Electric Vehicle Fever at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show

VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: Inhabitat Gets Electric Vehicle Fever at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show

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

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