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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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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 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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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"), is expected to come

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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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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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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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MiraQua: A Tiny Electric Car You Enter Through the Front Like Steve Urkel’s

MiraQua: A Tiny Electric Car You Enter Through the Front Like Steve Urkel’s

With President Obama aiming to have 1 million electric cars on the road by 2015, there has never been a better time for manufacturers of EVs to think big... or in this case, small.  Like the electric

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Google Maps Now Indicates Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Google Maps Now Indicates Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Google is never one to be left behind in the cold, especially when it comes to innovative green transportation initiatives. The search engine powerhouse has been dabbling in everything from a network of

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Toyota Hybrid Car Sales Top 3 Million Vehicles Worldwide

Toyota Hybrid Car Sales Top 3 Million Vehicles Worldwide

So far it's been a big year for the Toyota Prius - not only did the world's most popular hybrid car receive an official pluralization (Prii), but Toyota just announced that its hybrid sales have topped 3

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Japan Charges Electric Cars With Soft Drink Vending Machines

Japan Charges Electric Cars With Soft Drink Vending Machines

There's no reason you shouldn't allow yourself a little recharge when it comes time to power up your EV. To cut overall costs, ten Japanese companies will begin installing electric vehicle chargers at the

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Smart to Unveil Topless (But Not Convertible) Electric Forspeed at Geneva Auto Show

Smart to Unveil Topless (But Not Convertible) Electric Forspeed at Geneva Auto Show

Smart is about to release its latest invention at the Geneva Motor Show, the topless Forspeed electric vehicle. The Forspeed is meant to be a sexier version of the recently unveiled Fortwo and features an

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Rolls-Royce Unveils First Pics of the 102EX Phantom Experimental Electric Car

Rolls-Royce Unveils First Pics of the 102EX Phantom Experimental Electric Car

Electric cars are clearly gaining traction, considering that uber-luxury auto manufacturers are trying to get in on the action -- Rolls-Royce has just confirmed that it will show its first electric car at

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China Announces Plans to Make 1 Million Electric Cars Per Year By 2015

China Announces Plans to Make 1 Million Electric Cars Per Year By 2015

Just as President Obama announced his goal of placing one million electric cars on U.S. roads by 2015, China has announced plans to manufacture 1 million per year by 2015. According to an article from

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Lack of Standard for Fast-Charging EV Stations Means Some Cars Can’t Plug In

Lack of Standard for Fast-Charging EV Stations Means Some Cars Can’t Plug In

Without an established industry standard for quick-charge electric vehicle (EV) stations, the city of Chicago has still decided to go ahead with a program to install seventy-three, $65,000 public

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