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Ford Simulates 10 Years of Battery Use in Just 10 Months with the Key Life Test

Ford Simulates 10 Years of Battery Use in Just 10 Months with the Key Life Test

As more electric and hybrid vehicles enter the market, there is a growing concern from consumers about the reliability of the batteries that power them. Ford has unveiled a new lab test, the Key Life

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TEST DRIVE: Inhabitat Drives the 2013 Chevy Volt in Los Angeles

TEST DRIVE: Inhabitat Drives the 2013 Chevy Volt in Los Angeles

In Beverly Hills, California, luxury cars like BMWs and Mercedes-Benz are the norm - so it was surprising to get so many oohs and ahhs when we rolled up in the 2013 Chevy Volt! Yes, California is also the

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2013 Ford Fusion Named Green Car of the Year at the 2012 LA Auto Show

2013 Ford Fusion Named Green Car of the Year at the 2012 LA Auto Show

The all-new 2013 Ford Fusion has been named Green Car Journal's 2013 Green Car of the Year at the 2012 LA Auto Show. The Ford Fusion emerged on top of a field of finalist, which included the 2013 Dodge

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General Motors Aims to Have 500,000 Electric Vehicles on the Road by 2017

General Motors Aims to Have 500,000 Electric Vehicles on the Road by 2017

General Motors is working hard to boost the number of hybrid and electric models in its lineup. According to Mary Barra, GM's senior vice president of Global Product Development, General Motors expects to

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Audi Scraps Plans to Sell its R8 E-tron Electric Car

Audi Scraps Plans to Sell its R8 E-tron Electric Car

Bad news, luxury car fans - Wired just confirmed Audi has scrapped its plans to sell the all-electric R8 e-tron coupe. Sources at the company cited shortcomings in battery technology and differing

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2013 Scion iQ Commuter EV to be Offered in the U.S. Through Car-Sharing Programs

2013 Scion iQ Commuter EV to be Offered in the U.S. Through Car-Sharing Programs

Although Toyota changed its production plans for the small iQ electric vehicle, the Japanese automaker has announced that the iQ EV will be offered in the U.S. under the Scion brand. Rather than selling

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Society of Automotive Engineers Approves New Chargers That Will Recharge EVs in Minutes

Society of Automotive Engineers Approves New Chargers That Will Recharge EVs in Minutes

The days of waiting hours to recharge your electric vehicle may soon be behind you. The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)—an international body which sets technical standards in the industry—has

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Top Eight Innovative Green Cars Debuting at Next Week’s 2012 Paris Motor Show

Top Eight Innovative Green Cars Debuting at Next Week’s 2012 Paris Motor Show

Lexus LF-CC Concept The Lexus LF-CC concept previews the next-generation Lexus IS and a new hybrid powertrain that will eventually be offered in the Lexus lineup. The LF-CC concept takes the design of

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Fisker Automotive Sets Two World Records for EV Charging in the Netherlands

Fisker Automotive Sets Two World Records for EV Charging in the Netherlands

Fisker Automotive's Karma EV just set two new world records at a recent event at the Floriade Horticultural World Expo in Venlo, Netherlands. Fisker now holds the the world record for the highest number

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TEST DRIVE: We Drive the 2013 Ford Focus Electric in San Francisco

TEST DRIVE: We Drive the 2013 Ford Focus Electric in San Francisco

With the introduction of electric vehicles like the Nissan LEAF, Tesla Model S and Honda Fit EV, do you ever wonder what it would be like to actually own one? A quick ten minute test drive at a dealership

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Obama Administration Finalizes 54.5 MPG Fuel Efficiency Standards for 2025

Obama Administration Finalizes 54.5 MPG Fuel Efficiency Standards for 2025

Photo from Shutterstock Today the Obama Administration finalized new standards that will increase fuel economy for cars and light-duty trucks to the equivalent of 54.5 mpg. The newest standards will

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The MyFord Mobile App Helps Drivers Find Their Nearest EV Charging Station

The MyFord Mobile App Helps Drivers Find Their Nearest EV Charging Station

Ford just announced the release of its new MyFord mobile app, which will help EV drivers find more than 9,400 public charging stations across the U.S. The app has been designed to be used with the Ford

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Audi’s “Electric Life” Series Follows Audi’s A3 Electric Car in the Real World

Audi’s “Electric Life” Series Follows Audi’s A3 Electric Car in the Real World

Audi just released the first YouTube video from its "Electric Life" series, which chronicles the daily lives of Audi's "e-Pilots" that have been given an A3 e-tron prototype for several months. The A3

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ECOmove Announces 500 Mile Range Electric Vehicle Based on the QBEAK E-Car

ECOmove Announces 500 Mile Range Electric Vehicle Based on the QBEAK E-Car

Danish electric car manufacturer ECOmove has announced plans to develop an electric car based on the company's QBEAK city car that will feature a whopping 500 mile driving range. Dubbed the Modular Energy

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Declining Lithium-Ion Battery Costs Could Knock Thousands Off the Price of Electric Cars

Declining Lithium-Ion Battery Costs Could Knock Thousands Off the Price of Electric Cars

According to a recent McKinsey study, the price of automotive lithium-ion batteries is expected to drop by thousands of dollars by the end of the decade - a change which could substantially increase the

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Justin Bieber Pulled Over by Cops for Speeding in his Chrome Fisker Karma

Justin Bieber Pulled Over by Cops for Speeding in his Chrome Fisker Karma

Justin Bieber’s custom-chrome Fisker Karma plug-in hybrid is really hard to miss -- especially when he’s driving it well over the speed limit! The teen heartthrob was pulled over last week for putting

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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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TEST DRIVE: Audi Gives Us the Keys to an A3 e-tron Electric Car Prototype

TEST DRIVE: Audi Gives Us the Keys to an A3 e-tron Electric Car Prototype

Audi just gave us a quick drive behind the wheel of a prototype of its upcoming A3 e-tron electric car — which won't hit the streets for another two years! Although the A3 e-tron we drove will look

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Toyota Develops System that Enables Electric Vehicles To Power Your Home

Toyota Develops System that Enables Electric Vehicles To Power Your Home

Toyota just announced that it has developed a new vehicle-to-home (V2H) power system for the mutual sharing of power between electric vehicles and homes. The two-way electric power supply system can

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The Interior of Ford’s All-New 2013 Fusion is Made of Recycled Bottles and Cotton

The Interior of Ford’s All-New 2013 Fusion is Made of Recycled Bottles and Cotton

The all-new 2013 Ford Fusion midsize sedan is set to arrive in showrooms this fall, and it features some highly unusual recycled materials. While a great amount of time was spent on finding ways to make

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2013 Chevy Volt Gets a New “EV Hold Mode” and Styling Updates

2013 Chevy Volt Gets a New “EV Hold Mode” and Styling Updates

Word on the street today is that General Motors will be updating the 2013 Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid with some styling upgrades and a new "EV Hold Mode" that will allow the Volt to stay in electric-only

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GM Restarts Chevy Volt Production Earlier than Expected

GM Restarts Chevy Volt Production Earlier than Expected

GM halted production of the Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid in early March due to rising inventory, but now the automaker has restarted production earlier than expected. GM originally planned on temporarily

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Former General Motors R and D Head Predicts Driverless Cars by 2020

Former General Motors R and D Head Predicts Driverless Cars by 2020

General Motors former head of Research and Development, Larry Burns, has been looking to the future, and he sees driverless cars hitting the road as soon as 2020. The notion of removing human interaction

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Justin Bieber Wraps His 2012 Fisker Karma in Shiny Chrome

Justin Bieber Wraps His 2012 Fisker Karma in Shiny Chrome

Last month Pop singer Justin Bieber received a 2012 Fisker Karma plug-in hybrid for his 18th birthday, but like any teenage rockstar, Beiber has modified his $102,000 present - by completely covering the

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Volt Production to Restart Early as GM Reports Increased Demand

Volt Production to Restart Early as GM Reports Increased Demand

It looks like the Chevy Volt's fortune might just be turning around; General Motors has announced that it will resume production of the plug-in hybrid on April 16, a week earlier than anticipated. The

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PHOTOS: Fisker Atlantic Extended-Range EV Officially Unveiled in New York City!

PHOTOS: Fisker Atlantic Extended-Range EV Officially Unveiled in New York City!

At the unveiling Fisker chairman and founder Henrik Fisker stated "Fisker started this conversation about extended range vehicles. In 2007 no one was talking about extended range electric vehicles. This

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Chevy Volt Sales Surge 277% in March

Chevy Volt Sales Surge 277% in March

Sales of GM’s Chevrolet Volt are stronger than ever, with sales in March spiking to 2,289. The numbers gave the Volt its best month ever - up 277 percent from one year ago. The good news comes despite

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INTERVIEW: Rob Peterson Of Chevy Talks Volt Production Shutdown, Reveals High Customer Satisfaction

INTERVIEW: Rob Peterson Of Chevy Talks Volt Production Shutdown, Reveals High Customer Satisfaction

There is a buzz in the air this week about the Chevy Volt thanks to an announcement by General Motors on Friday that they'll be shutting down production of the Volt at the Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant

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Ford to Use “Build-to-Order” Sales Model for the 2012 Focus Electric

Ford to Use “Build-to-Order” Sales Model for the 2012 Focus Electric

The word on the street today is that Ford will be rolling out the new Focus Electric in a "build-to-order" process that is similar to the production scheme used by PC manufacturer Dell. Mike Tinskey,

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Zipcar Adds the Chevy Volt to its Chicago Fleet

Zipcar Adds the Chevy Volt to its Chicago Fleet

Zipcar, the popular car sharing network in the U.S., has announced the launch of the company's first large-scale plug-in vehicle pilot program in Chicago. Five Chevy Volts are now available to Zipcar

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