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Toyota Unveils Its Hybrid Yaris Subcompact at The Geneva Auto Show

Toyota Unveils Its Hybrid Yaris Subcompact at The Geneva Auto Show

Toyota just made hybrid cars a whole lot more accessible by debuting the Toyota Yaris sub-compact hybrid at this week's 2011 Geneva Motor Show. Hybrids that are currently available typically cost upwards

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TEST DRIVE: Inhabitat Takes the Honda CR-Z Hybrid Sport Coupe for a Spin

TEST DRIVE: Inhabitat Takes the Honda CR-Z Hybrid Sport Coupe for a Spin

Inhabitat recently had the opportunity to test drive the new 2011 Honda CR-Z Sport Coupe in all three of its modes: Eco, Normal and Sport. A Prius driver myself, I have to admit there are times when I

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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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The Honda Civic GX is the Greenest Car of the Year

The Honda Civic GX is the Greenest Car of the Year

Move over Chevy Volt, get out the way Nissan Leaf — the Civic GX NGV has been named “Greenest Vehicle” by the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) for the seventh

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Toyota to Unveil All-Electric iQ at Geneva Auto Show

Toyota to Unveil All-Electric iQ at Geneva Auto Show

While Toyota is going to launch a plug-in hybrid version of the Prius soon, the company isn't backing away from all-electric cars. We recently learned that Toyota will be showing off an all-electric

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New Chevy Volt to be Eligible For Extra $5,000 Tax Rebate in California

New Chevy Volt to be Eligible For Extra $5,000 Tax Rebate in California

The next generation of Chevy Volts will be a little more enticing to California residents now that GM has said they will make them eligible for an extra $5,000 CA state tax rebate -- that is on top of the

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Toyota Will Debut Their New Yaris Hybrid and Prius+ at the Geneva Motor Show

Toyota Will Debut Their New Yaris Hybrid and Prius+ at the Geneva Motor Show

After much talk, Toyota will debut its brand new Yaris HSD concept at the 2011 Geneva Auto Show this March, dedicating its entire stand at the show to the new hybrid technology. The Yaris will

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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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Toyota Developing Electric Motor With Less Rare Earth Metals

Toyota Developing Electric Motor With Less Rare Earth Metals

The Toyota Prius may be one of the most popular hybrid cars on the planet, but Toyota believes they can make it even greener. As such, they are researching and developing a new electric motor that is

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Hertz Rents Out First Chevy Volt in NYC

Hertz Rents Out First Chevy Volt in NYC

Back in December, Hertz launched the first U.S. electric vehicle rental program. Yesterday the company announced that they have rented the first Chevy Volt from their fleet in New York City to a Mr.

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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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Hyundai Reveals 40mpg Veloster at Detroit Auto Show

Hyundai Reveals 40mpg Veloster at Detroit Auto Show

Yesterday at the Detroit Auto Show, Hyundai unveiled its all-new Veloster, a sporty, energy-efficient gasoline car that boasts 40mpg and low hydrocarbon emissions.

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Toyota Unveils New Family of Prius Vehicles at the Detroit Auto Show!

Toyota Unveils New Family of Prius Vehicles at the Detroit Auto Show!

Just minutes ago, Toyota unveiled their new family of Prius vehicles at this year's Detroit Auto Show. Once the gold standard for energy-efficient cars, the company has faced rapidly

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Nissan Leaf is First Electric Car to Win European Car of the Year

Nissan Leaf is First Electric Car to Win European Car of the Year

While a number of electric vehicles around the world are being graced with green car honors, the Nissan Leaf just one-upped them all by nabbing one of the world's most coveted auto prizes -- European

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Toyota’s Hydrogen Powered FCHV-adv Undertakes First Trial Run

Toyota’s Hydrogen Powered FCHV-adv Undertakes First Trial Run

While this week's LA Auto Show may be making headlines with its sheer number of showcased models, that does not mean other innovations are not happening in other parts of the world. In fact, on the other

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Toyota Announces Recycling Facilities For Hybrid NiMH Batteries

Toyota Announces Recycling Facilities For Hybrid NiMH Batteries

Toyota is one of the world's leading 'green' car brands, and now they are doing everything they can to ensure their vehicles don't cause unnecessary waste. The company recently announced plans to recycle

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Contour Energy Systems Designing Batteries That Last 10x Longer

Contour Energy Systems Designing Batteries That Last 10x Longer

Lithium ion batteries may be the battery of choice for electric vehicles such as the Prius, but they'e still severely limited, with some batteries needing a recharge after 100 miles. As such, Contour

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Massachusetts Set To Install 100 EV Charging Stations!

Massachusetts Set To Install 100 EV Charging Stations!

You'd have expected such news to come from the Prius-loving state of California, but it's actually Massachusetts that has announced that it is going to make life easier for its EV drivers by installing

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Angel Car: World’s First Mobile Charging Station For Electric Cars

Angel Car: World’s First Mobile Charging Station For Electric Cars

While the electric car is slowly being embraced by auto manufacturers and the public alike, the lack of charging stations has prevented it from fully being accepted by car-purchasing consumers. At the end

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Japan Announces World’s First Solar-Powered Public Bus

Japan Announces World’s First Solar-Powered Public Bus

On September 1, the world's first solar cell-equipped public bus will hit the streets of Okayama City in Southern Japan. The Sanyo-designed bus is a hybrid diesel-electric vehicle whose rooftop solar

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Peugeot 3008 Hybrid4 is World’s First Diesel-Fueled Hybrid Car

Peugeot 3008 Hybrid4 is World’s First Diesel-Fueled Hybrid Car

There is a battle that rages inside every environmentally conscious driver between getting better mileage with a diesel or to go for a hybrid and cut emissions. Now, you can get the best of both worlds

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Prius Gets Optional Sound Enhancer to Protect Pedestrians

Prius Gets Optional Sound Enhancer to Protect Pedestrians

The Prius might be good for the earth, but it's a bane to many pedestrians and bicyclists because it has an almost-silent engine. Many people (especially the blind) have been concerned about accidents --

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Insurance for Hybrid Vehicles Will Soon Be on the Rise

Insurance for Hybrid Vehicles Will Soon Be on the Rise

Hybrid cars ain't cheap and they're about to get a little bit pricier. Though you're definitely going to save on gas, when you count all the parts, labor and complex technology needed to run a hybrid

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Human-Powered Sno-Cones at Outside Lands Music Fest

Human-Powered Sno-Cones at Outside Lands Music Fest

This weekend, San Francisco hosts the major — and pricey — music festival Outside Lands in Golden Gate Park. The main attraction (besides the tunes)? Toyota and nonprofit Global Inheritance will give

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Another Reason to Buy a Hybrid: Thieves Don’t Steal Them!

Another Reason to Buy a Hybrid: Thieves Don’t Steal Them!

This just in from the The Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI): the Toyota Prius is the least stolen vehicle in America. That's right my fellow green drivers - yet another reason to buy a hybrid. The HLDI

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Green Overdrive Video: How to Give Your Prius a Plug

Green Overdrive Video: How to Give Your Prius a Plug

Yes, your Prius is awesome, but it could be just a littler more rad if you could connect it to the power grid and it got 100 MPG. Over here in San Francisco, we've got an answer for you: Green Gears, a

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Tesla Working on Electric RAV4, Lexus RX Prototypes for Toyota

Tesla Working on Electric RAV4, Lexus RX Prototypes for Toyota

Remember how Toyota announced last month that it plans to build an electric vehicle with Tesla? It looks like things are moving relatively quickly--at least compared to Tesla's normally turtle-like 

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California Hybrids To Lose Their HOV Status Next Year

California Hybrids To Lose Their HOV Status Next Year

This probably won't come as a surprise to you but Californians weren't buying Priuses just because of their fuel efficiency - they were also in it to gain Clean Air Vehicle status and get a handy HOV

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California to Get 1,600 New Coulomb EV ChargePoint Stations!

California to Get 1,600 New Coulomb EV ChargePoint Stations!

Us East Coasters are green with envy once again this morning. Word on EV street is that Coulomb Technologies is expected to announce today that it'll be installing 1,600 new electric vehicle charging

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New Light Bulb Labeling Program Coming Next Year

New Light Bulb Labeling Program Coming Next Year

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has just announced a new labeling program for light bulbs that will help consumers compare the wide range of products available. Although CFL and LED bulbs have been

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