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Prince Charles’s Eco-Village Knockroon Will Feature Car Chargers In Every Home

Prince Charles’s Eco-Village Knockroon Will Feature Car Chargers In Every Home

His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales is planning an eco-village in East Ayrshire, Scotland, called Knockroon, and electric car charging infrastructure will be a key element. The plan, involving 700

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US Government Set to Buy 116 New Plug in Vehicles, Getting a Discount on the Volt

US Government Set to Buy 116 New Plug in Vehicles, Getting a Discount on the Volt

As part of President Obama's mandate that all new government vehicles use clean energy by 2015, the US government has decided to purchase 116 new plug-in -- some hybrid, some not -- electric vehicles.

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Nissan & Mitsubishi Form Mini-Car Joint Venture for Japan

Nissan & Mitsubishi Form Mini-Car Joint Venture for Japan

Nissan and Mitsubishi have announced a new joint venture agreement to build a mini car for the Japanese market. The venture has been in the works for a while, as part of an agreement the two corporations

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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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Transportation Secretary LaHood: Rebates May Replace Hybrid Vehicle Tax Credits

Transportation Secretary LaHood: Rebates May Replace Hybrid Vehicle Tax Credits

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced Tuesday that car dealers could handle the $7,500 tax credit for hybrid vehicles in the form of upfront, point-of-purchase rebates as soon as 2012,

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Chevy Volt Factory’s New Solar Array Is Green, But Does It Save Green?

Chevy Volt Factory’s New Solar Array Is Green, But Does It Save Green?

As part of its SolarCurrents program to encourage energy customers to install enough solar arrays to produce 15 megawatts of green electricity in southeast Michigan, Detroit Edison has invested $3 million

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Aerodynamic Seven Electric Car Achieves Super Efficient 207.5 MPGe

Aerodynamic Seven Electric Car Achieves Super Efficient 207.5 MPGe

After falling short in last summer’s Progressive Automotive X-Prize competition, the Illuminati team’s vehicle, “Seven,” has recently proven itself, hitting 207.5 miles per gallon equivalent at a

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Unmodified Nissan LEAF Enters Pike’s Peak Hill Climb Race

Unmodified Nissan LEAF Enters Pike’s Peak Hill Climb Race

That an electric car would enter the grueling Pike's Peak Hill Climb race is not in itself surprising: last year's champion was Ikuo Hanawa's custom-built EV Sports Concept HER-02 from Japan. That a

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Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf Awarded Highest IIHS Safety Ratings

Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf Awarded Highest IIHS Safety Ratings

We may be at the tipping point, after which electric vehicles are no longer feared as unsafe to drive on the highway: The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety today announced it is awarding both the

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Revenge of the Electric Car: New Film Follows the Race To Develop Viable EVs

Revenge of the Electric Car: New Film Follows the Race To Develop Viable EVs

  Who killed the electric car? Not GM. Revenge of the Electric Car, a new film from the makers of the original film criticizing GM for pulling its EVs off the market takes viewers behind the

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Nissan Unveils Carbon-Bodied LEAF NISMO RC Electric Racecar

Nissan Unveils Carbon-Bodied LEAF NISMO RC Electric Racecar

Nissan is turning its all-electric Nissan LEAF into a zero-emissions race car. The LEAF NISMO RC prototype debuted this week at the New York Auto Show. The vehicle is powered by a lithium ion battery,

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Breaking News: Nissan LEAF Struggles with Start Failures

Breaking News: Nissan LEAF Struggles with Start Failures

The 2011 Nissan LEAF has hit a rough patch: owners on MyNissanLeaf.com have been reporting recently that the vehicle will not restart under certain circumstances. After using the car's air conditioning

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Fisker Unveils First Karma Hybrid Fresh from the Assembly Line

Fisker Unveils First Karma Hybrid Fresh from the Assembly Line

Last year we showcased the Karma 1, a plug-in hybrid that can go from zero to 60 in under six seconds, has a top speed of 120 mph, and offers an average fuel efficiency of 100 mpg. Designed by Henrik

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AT&T Will Provide Wireless Control of the Ford Focus Electric

AT&T Will Provide Wireless Control of the Ford Focus Electric

Ford announced today that it will use AT&T's wireless network to connect the Ford Focus electric. Through the new MyFord Mobile smartphone app, Focus drivers will be able to control the car's

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Japan’s Earthquake and High Gas Prices Lead to a Shortage of the Toyota Prius

Japan’s Earthquake and High Gas Prices Lead to a Shortage of the Toyota Prius

Car dealers across the United States are facing a shortfall of Japanese fuel-efficient cars as rising gas prices and uncertainty about new shipments coming in from Japan have increased demand. Toyota and

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Following Nuclear Plant Shutdown, Japan Initiates Month-Long Power Cuts

Following Nuclear Plant Shutdown, Japan Initiates Month-Long Power Cuts

Photo: DVIDSHUB After shutting down several power plants following an earthquake last week that was upgraded to 9.0 on the Richter scale, Japan's utility has announced plans to initiate a schedule

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Renault’s Twizy To Be Cheapest Electric Vehicle On The Market

Renault’s Twizy To Be Cheapest Electric Vehicle On The Market

The problem with electric vehicles is that the technology is still quite pricey, however Renault are aiming to change that with the Twizy, which will become the cheapest electric vehicle on the

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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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Green Overdrive Video: The Electric VW Bug!

Green Overdrive Video: The Electric VW Bug!

Introducing the all-electric VW bug! No, you can't buy it out on the showroom floor -- DIY-er and entrepreneur Al Bullock electrified his VW bug and has been driving around Livermore, Calif. for the past

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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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The EV Project Secures $230 Million to Roll out 15,000 EV Chargers Across the States

The EV Project Secures $230 Million to Roll out 15,000 EV Chargers Across the States

Just this month ECOtality North America received a $2.87 million grant from San Francisco, marking a total $230 million in funding to roll out the EV Project -- the United States' largest deployment of

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Nissan Leaf is a World Car of the Year Finalist, Chevy Volt Not on List

Nissan Leaf is a World Car of the Year Finalist, Chevy Volt Not on List

The list of finalists for the 2011 World Car of the Year has been announced and though the Nissan Leaf made the cut the Chevy Volt was swept aside. The World Car of the Year is decided by journalists from

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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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Nissan to Release ESFLOW Its Sexier, Sportier LEAF at the Geneva Auto Show

Nissan to Release ESFLOW Its Sexier, Sportier LEAF at the Geneva Auto Show

Nissan is bringing a sportier, sexier electric car to the Geneva Auto Show next month: The 2011 ESFLOW concept. The car has a lightweight aluminum chassis, and the same laminated lithium-ion battery found

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Nissan’s LEAF Electric Car Makes Its Way To The UK

Nissan’s LEAF Electric Car Makes Its Way To The UK

Nissan has been slow to deliver the LEAF the world over, however the company has finally shipped the all-electric car to the UK. Sixty-seven LEAFs arrived today in North East England intended for

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Obama Will Not Meet His Electric Car Goal by 2015

Obama Will Not Meet His Electric Car Goal by 2015

As part of his push to cut our dependence on foreign oil, President Obama said at his State of the Union address reiterated his vision of seeing one million electric vehicles on the road by 2015.

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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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Smart Fortwo Electric Version of the Smart Car Hits the Roads

Smart Fortwo Electric Version of the Smart Car Hits the Roads

Following fast on the heels of the release of the Nissan LEAF and Chevrolet Volt, Smart has launched its very own electric car. The first electric Smart car was delivered to Mindy Kimball of Silver

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Obama to Push Congress to Fund More Electric Vehicle Programs

Obama to Push Congress to Fund More Electric Vehicle Programs

President Obama reiterated his vision of seeing one million electric vehicles on the road by 2015 at yesterday’s State of the Union address. “With more research and incentives, we can break

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Nissan To Ramp Up LEAF Production By March

Nissan To Ramp Up LEAF Production By March

After facing much criticism in the media for production delays on the LEAF, Nissan announced today that it would add overtime hours at one of its Japanese factories to speed up production of the LEAF by

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