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BMW and Toyota May Team Up to Create the Next Generation of Lithium-Ion Batteries

BMW and Toyota May Team Up to Create the Next Generation of Lithium-Ion Batteries

The rumor mill is hot this week with news that BMW and Toyota are about to announce a partnership to research the next generation of lithium-ion batteries for electric cars. If this partnership comes to

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Jay Leno Drives His Chevrolet Volt Gas Free for an Astounding 11,000 Miles

Jay Leno Drives His Chevrolet Volt Gas Free for an Astounding 11,000 Miles

// Photo via Jay Leno's Garage Jay Leno is known to have quite the car collection - around 100 in all, not including 90 motorcycles - but until recently, he didn't own an electric vehicle! But after

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South Africa’s First Electric Vehicle is a Real “Joule”

South Africa’s First Electric Vehicle is a Real “Joule”

We first heard about South Africa’s exciting first electric vehicle named the “Joule” last year, and are happy to bring you updated information and images. This 5 seater passenger

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Infiniti Releases Teaser Shots of Its Upcoming Plug-in Hybrid Sports Car Concept

Infiniti Releases Teaser Shots of Its Upcoming Plug-in Hybrid Sports Car Concept

Infiniti has just released photos of its upcoming plug-in hybrid sports car concept, to be released in March 2012 at the Geneva Motor Show. The company is promising a “highly advanced,

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Happy Thanksgiving 2011 from Inhabitat!

Happy Thanksgiving 2011 from Inhabitat!

Happy Thanksgiving! Can you believe that another Thanksgiving is here at last? As we pause to reflect upon the past year in green design it's clear that we have a lot to be thankful for - we've seen

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Northwestern University Researchers Create Breakthrough Batteries That Could Give EVs 500 Mile Range, 10 Minute Charge Time

Northwestern University Researchers Create Breakthrough Batteries That Could Give EVs 500 Mile Range, 10 Minute Charge Time

Researchers led by professor Harold Kung at Northwestern University have just developed a breakthrough battery technology that could allow electric cars to run 10 times longer and recharge 10 times

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EXCLUSIVE PICS: Honda Unveils the 2013 Fit EV at the 2011 LA Auto Show

EXCLUSIVE PICS: Honda Unveils the 2013 Fit EV at the 2011 LA Auto Show

Using the same motor as Honda's FCX Clarity fuel-cell EV, the Fit EV has a 123 mile range in the city that blows its competition, including the Nissan Leaf, right out of the water. Hooked up to a 240-volt

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Coda Lowers the Price of Their Electric Car and Announces Start of Production

Coda Lowers the Price of Their Electric Car and Announces Start of Production

Coda claims that its batteries have a range of 150 miles, and that it charges faster than the Nissan Leaf or Chevy Volt. The company also offers a 10-year, 100,000-mile warranty on its batteries. The

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Scientists Create World’s Smallest Electric Vehicle from a Molecule and Four Motors

Scientists Create World’s Smallest Electric Vehicle from a Molecule and Four Motors

Electric vehicles have made major waves at auto shows over the past few years, however the latest big development in EV technology is the world's smallest car - and it's unlikely anyone will be using this

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F1 Designer Gordon Murray Wins Future Car Challenge With 350MPGe EV

F1 Designer Gordon Murray Wins Future Car Challenge With 350MPGe EV

Former F1 designer Gordon Murray has won the Future Car Challenge with his mini-EV -- a vehicle able to achieve the electric equivalent of 350 mpg! The feat puts it head and shoulders above the likes

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Edison2 eVLC Car Achieves Amazing 245 MPGe Rating from the EPA!

Edison2 eVLC Car Achieves Amazing 245 MPGe Rating from the EPA!

Last year, a team driving a gas-powered Edison2 VLC (Very Light Car) won the X Prize Mainstream Class, after which the company hinted that a similar car with “other power sources” could cure

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Celebrate Your EV This Sunday at the First Ever National Plug-In Day for Electric Vehicles!

Celebrate Your EV This Sunday at the First Ever National Plug-In Day for Electric Vehicles!

This Sunday, drivers in over 20 cities nationwide will celebrate the benefits of electric vehicles by staging the largest electric vehicle parade ever and hosting “tailpipe-free” tailgate

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2,000-Mile WAVE Rally of Electric Vehicles and Bikes Travels from Paris to Prague

2,000-Mile WAVE Rally of Electric Vehicles and Bikes Travels from Paris to Prague

Louis Palmer, the Swiss man famous for driving his Solar Taxi all over the world, has just completed his latest project, the WAVE Rally (a.k.a. World Advanced Vehicle Expedition) which took 20 vehicles

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Reverse Graffiti Hits Munich Streets and Pays Homage to Green Vehicles

Reverse Graffiti Hits Munich Streets and Pays Homage to Green Vehicles

Sponsored by the German magazine, Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin, the duo have been using their clean graffiti technique to pay homage to electric vehicles.  Many of the industry leaders - the Tesla

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Edison2 Unveils an Electric Version of Their Very Light Car

Edison2 Unveils an Electric Version of Their Very Light Car

Edison2 recently revealed an electric version of their Very Light Car, which, until now, used to run on gasoline or ethanol. The company, known for building super efficient transportation solutions and

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Mitsubishi Unexpectedly Raises Price of the i EV

Mitsubishi Unexpectedly Raises Price of the i EV

We told you back in April that Mitsubishi was working hard to keep the cost of its i electric car lower than any other EV on the U.S. market. Originally this brought the price to an extremely affordable

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XV Studio Proposes to Turn Barcelona Bullfighting Ring into Animal-Friendly Eco Center

XV Studio Proposes to Turn Barcelona Bullfighting Ring into Animal-Friendly Eco Center

Built in 1914, la Plaza Monumental sits in what is considered one of the three most prestigious squares in Spain, next to Plaza de Las Ventas in Madrid and the Maestranza in Seville. Once bullfighting was

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Researchers Find That Electric Vehicle Battery Cost Could Halve by 2018

Researchers Find That Electric Vehicle Battery Cost Could Halve by 2018

Right now, one of the biggest roadblocks to the widespread adoption of electric cars is the cost of the vehicles -- which is mostly linked to their very expensive batteries. A group of researchers in

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EcoVelocity: Mayor of London to Open Europe’s Largest Low Carbon Motor Festival This Week

EcoVelocity: Mayor of London to Open Europe’s Largest Low Carbon Motor Festival This Week

London's mayor, Boris Johnson, has been a big supporter of green transportation -- he's installed thousands of EV chargers around the city and opened a bike superhighway to make it easier for cyclists to

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Laser Power Systems is Developing Cars Fueled by Nuclear Power

Laser Power Systems is Developing Cars Fueled by Nuclear Power

There may finally be a way to power your car forever -- the only catch is that the fuel would be radioactive. Charles Stevens of Laser Power Systems (LPS) is working on creating an emissions free

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MySaver Safeguards Your iPhone, iPad and iPod Cables from Damage

MySaver Safeguards Your iPhone, iPad and iPod Cables from Damage

If you own an Apple product, chances are you've had to deal with broken charge cords and fraying cables. The MySaver project, designed by Thomas Lehman, and funded through Kickstarter, demonstrates an

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5.2 Million Strong: Report Predicts 46x Increase in EV Sales by 2017

5.2 Million Strong: Report Predicts 46x Increase in EV Sales by 2017

Clean tech market intelligence firm Pike Research just published a report entitled 'Electric Vehicle Market Forecasts' that goes against the naysayers currently predicting the doom of EVs and plug-in

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New EV Profiler Tracks Your Driving and Tells You If Electric Vehicles are Right for You

New EV Profiler Tracks Your Driving and Tells You If Electric Vehicles are Right for You

Finally, a gadget that will actually tell you whether an electric vehicle is right for you. The EV Profiler is a device that plugs into the cigarette outlet of your car and keeps a low profile as it

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BMW’s 2014 i3 Electric Car Spotted in Chicago Before its Official Unveiling

BMW’s 2014 i3 Electric Car Spotted in Chicago Before its Official Unveiling

We just came across a spy video (shot by YouTube user jprothe) of BMW taping a commercial or promotional video for its 2014 i3 that shows the yet to be unveiled electric vehicle in action on Wacker

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Ford to Offer SunPower Solar Arrays with Their New Focus Electric

Ford to Offer SunPower Solar Arrays with Their New Focus Electric

Ford has teamed up with SunPower to offer Ford Focus Electric buyers a solar array that will generate enough energy to power their vehicle for 1,000 miles a month. The two companies announced the

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Ford and U of M Researchers Say Enough Lithium Exists To Power EVs Until 2100

Ford and U of M Researchers Say Enough Lithium Exists To Power EVs Until 2100

Researchers at the University of Michigan and Ford Motor Company have just released a study stating that there is enough lithium in existence to power electric vehicles at least until the year 2100. The

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BMW Unveils Breakthrough i3 and i8 Electric Vehicles

BMW Unveils Breakthrough i3 and i8 Electric Vehicles

BMW just raised the stakes for electric vehicles by unveiling its new i Series concept cars. The runabout all-electric i3 is to debut in 2013, followed by the sporty i8 hybrid in 2014. Both 4-seaters push

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President Obama Announces 54.5 MPG Average Fleet Goal for All US Automakers

President Obama Announces 54.5 MPG Average Fleet Goal for All US Automakers

President Barack Obama announced this morning that his administration and the thirteen major automakers have come to an agreement to pursue a 54.5 MPG average fleet goal by the vehicle model year 2025.

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Suzuki’s Electric “Every” Van Launches in Japan for Real-World Testing

Suzuki’s Electric “Every” Van Launches in Japan for Real-World Testing

Suzuki recently launched the “Every” van - the Japanese car manufacturer’s first foray into battery-powered transportation. Suzuki is playing it safe, however; only 13 of the plug-in Every vans have

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The New Sanya Skypump is a Wind and Solar-Powered Electric Vehicle Charger!

The New Sanya Skypump is a Wind and Solar-Powered Electric Vehicle Charger!

Electric vehicle charging stations have taken the world by storm lately - from Ford’s home hook up system to Ikea’s new parking lot charging stations. Now Inhabitat is proud to announce the brand new

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