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BMW’s 2013 ActiveHybrid 3 is the Perfect Balance Between Fuel Efficiency and Power

BMW’s 2013 ActiveHybrid 3 is the Perfect Balance Between Fuel Efficiency and Power

Since the first hybrid models arrived on the market over a decade ago, we’ve become accustomed to most hybrids placing a large emphasis on fuel efficiency at the cost of sheer power and fun. The new

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Test Drive: 2013 Ford Focus Electric Rules the Testing Track

Test Drive: 2013 Ford Focus Electric Rules the Testing Track

The Ford Focus launched this year, with the first models on sale in EV-friendly California, New Jersey and New York; sales will roll out to 16 additional states by the end of this year. Ford has not set

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TEST DRIVE: 2013 Honda Fit EV Is The Most Fuel Efficient Car in the US, With Few Compromises

TEST DRIVE: 2013 Honda Fit EV Is The Most Fuel Efficient Car in the US, With Few Compromises

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

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Audi R8 e-tron Electric Car Sets World Record on the Nürburgring Nordschleife

Audi R8 e-tron Electric Car Sets World Record on the Nürburgring Nordschleife

This fall Audi's first electric car, the R8 e-tron will arrive in Audi showrooms, and it just set a world record by the completing a lap on Germany's Nürburgring Nordschleife faster than any other

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BMW and Toyota Announce Plans to Develop New Sports Car, Green Technologies

BMW and Toyota Announce Plans to Develop New Sports Car, Green Technologies

Late last year BMW and Toyota kicked off a new partnership that allowed the two automakers to share hybrid and diesel engines, and today they announced plans to continue their partnership to develop a

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Rice University’s Carbon Nanotube Paint Turns Any Surface Into A Solar Battery

Rice University’s Carbon Nanotube Paint Turns Any Surface Into A Solar Battery

Carbon nanotubes have been used in everything from energy-free lights to oil spill clean-up technology, and now a team from Rice University has used them to develop a paint that transforms any surface

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First Batch of Tesla Model S Electric Sedans Hit the Streets One Month Early!

First Batch of Tesla Model S Electric Sedans Hit the Streets One Month Early!

Tesla’s first batch of highly-anticipated Model S electric sedans were delivered to customers this past Friday - one month ahead of schedule - at an invitation-only event at the Tesla Factory in

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2012 Tesla Model S Electric Sedan is Officially Rated at 89 MPGe with a 265 Mile Range

2012 Tesla Model S Electric Sedan is Officially Rated at 89 MPGe with a 265 Mile Range

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

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The Kaylad 2.0 Electric Tricycle Promotes Eco-Friendly Commuting

The Kaylad 2.0 Electric Tricycle Promotes Eco-Friendly Commuting

Hopefully, in the not too distant future, we will be riding about town in more stylish electric vehicles like this electric tricycle designed by Dimitris Niavis. The Kaylad 2.0 electric tricycle is an

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The New FlyNano Electric Seaplane Would Make James Bond Jealous

The New FlyNano Electric Seaplane Would Make James Bond Jealous

A group of Finnish engineers have developed the FlyNano - a single-seater electric seaplane that can soar through the skies and land on any body of water. The tiny seaplane was originally designed to be

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118 MPGe 2013 Honda Fit EV Awarded Highest EPA Fuel-Efficiency Rating

118 MPGe 2013 Honda Fit EV Awarded Highest EPA Fuel-Efficiency Rating

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

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Audi Unveils High Performance Wörthersee E-Bike!

Audi Unveils High Performance Wörthersee E-Bike!

Next week Audi will debut their prototype Wörthersee e-bike, which promises to be a highly advanced, versatile electric bike from the German automakers. The Audi e-bike will be unveiled at Wörthersee in

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Tesla and SolarCity Team Up to Create New Off-the-Grid Solar Power Storage System

Tesla and SolarCity Team Up to Create New Off-the-Grid Solar Power Storage System

Tesla may be best known for exceptionally good-looking electric sports cars, but their role in the automotive industry has honed their skills in battery-making too. Now, the company is teaming up with

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Audi Unveils Its First Hybrid, the 2013 Q5 Hybrid Quattro

Audi Unveils Its First Hybrid, the 2013 Q5 Hybrid Quattro

Audi recently unveiled some changes to their 2013 Audi Q5 midsize SUV range, which will include their first ever hybrid model. The 2013 Audi Q5 Hybrid Quattro combines a four-cylinder engine with an

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Coda and China’s Great Wall Motors Announce Plans for an Affordable Electric Car

Coda and China’s Great Wall Motors Announce Plans for an Affordable Electric Car

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

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Infiniti Unveils LE Concept Electric Sedan, With World’s First Home Wireless Charging System

Infiniti Unveils LE Concept Electric Sedan, With World’s First Home Wireless Charging System

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

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Mitsubishi Shows Off Its Bubbly i-MiEV Sport Air Concept at the New York Auto Show

Mitsubishi Shows Off Its Bubbly i-MiEV Sport Air Concept at the New York Auto Show

The small, 2,161 lb. sporty car features a more powerful all-electric drive train than that of the production-based vehicle giving it a max output of 80 horsepower and a torque of 170 lb-ft. Its very low

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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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iZen’s Bamboo Keyboard is for Eco-Conscious iPad Users

iZen’s Bamboo Keyboard is for Eco-Conscious iPad Users

If you've been looking for a keyboard to complement your iPad, why not opt for one of iZen's gorgeous bamboo models instead of a plastic one? iZen Bamboo is the first eco-friendly bluetooth keyboard

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ZBoard Electric Skateboard is Propelled by Your Body Weight

ZBoard Electric Skateboard is Propelled by Your Body Weight

If you’ve always wanted the convenience of riding a skateboard, but are just too clumsy, the ZBoard electric skateboard may be for you! Reminiscent of Back to the Future’s Hoverboard, the intelligent

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Ultra-Thin Batteries Could Power Displays On Credit Cards

Ultra-Thin Batteries Could Power Displays On Credit Cards

Have you ever looked at your debit or credit card and wondered what your balance was? Well, rather than going to an ATM or checking your online statement, ultra-thin batteries could potentially allow for

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Nissan’s Hi-Cross Hybrid Crossover Concept Could Hit Streets Soon

Nissan’s Hi-Cross Hybrid Crossover Concept Could Hit Streets Soon

Nissan currently has a full lineup of crossovers and SUVs, but none of them feature a hybrid powertrain. This could all change very soon, however - Nissan just unveiled its Hi-Cross Concept at the 2012

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Infiniti Emerg-E Electric Sports Car Concept Debuts in Geneva

Infiniti Emerg-E Electric Sports Car Concept Debuts in Geneva

Infiniti finally unveiled its highly anticipated Emerg-E electric sports car at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show this week, and the sexy coupe shows Infiniti's intent to produce a new halo model for the

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Envia Systems Announces New World Record For Lithium-Ion Battery Energy Density

Envia Systems Announces New World Record For Lithium-Ion Battery Energy Density

Lithium-ion batteries are widely considered to be the 'next big thing' in electric vehicle power systems, but their storage capacity is still a cause for concern. That could be about to change though as

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Sexy Hyundai i-oniq Hybrid Concept to Debut at the Geneva Motor Show

Sexy Hyundai i-oniq Hybrid Concept to Debut at the Geneva Motor Show

Hyundai just gave us a sneak peek of its latest eco concept car, which will be debuting next week at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. The Hyundai i-oniq concept is a new hybrid coupe that is propelled by a

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Audi Launches A3 E-tron Electric Vehicle Pilot Program

Audi Launches A3 E-tron Electric Vehicle Pilot Program

Audi just took its first step into the expanding U.S. electric vehicle landscape by launching a pilot program for the hotly anticipated battery-electric Audi A3 e-tron. The A3 e-tron pilot program will

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Acura Debuts Its First Hybrid, the 2013 Acura ILX

Acura Debuts Its First Hybrid, the 2013 Acura ILX

Acura has officially introduced its latest model, the 2013 Acura ILX compact sedan. The ILX is based on the Honda Civic and is being positioned as a gateway into the Acura brand. The ILX will be available

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The Super Fast All-Electric Lightning GT Supercar Gears Up to Hit the Streets!

The Super Fast All-Electric Lightning GT Supercar Gears Up to Hit the Streets!

The Lightning Car Company is creating not only one of the best looking green vehicles, but also one of the most impressive feats of engineering beneath the hood. While most EV's power up with lithium-ion

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Classic Toyota 2000GT Transformed Into Solar-Powered Electric Vehicle

Classic Toyota 2000GT Transformed Into Solar-Powered Electric Vehicle

The Toyota 2000GT is often hailed as the pinnacle of Japanese sports cars, and we were excited to see one of these babies turned into a solar powered electric vehicle. As reported

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Genius Unveils World’s First Battery-Free Wireless Mouse

Genius Unveils World’s First Battery-Free Wireless Mouse

Genius just took a big step forward for computer peripherals by launching the world's first wireless battery-free mouse. The mighty mouse eschews wasteful AAAs and heavier lithium-ion batteries in favor

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