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Designers Use Toyota’s Technologies to Create ‘Ideas for Good’

Designers Use Toyota’s Technologies to Create ‘Ideas for Good’

We really love green cars, but you know what we love even more? Practical green designs that make the world a better place. With the Ideas for Good competition, Toyota has merged the two into one by

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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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GM Reveals It Charges Volts with Solar Panels Before They Head to Dealerships

GM Reveals It Charges Volts with Solar Panels Before They Head to Dealerships

It seems like the 2011 North American Car of the Year just gets better all the time. GM just installed a carport with 10 charging stations to juice up their plug-in hybrid electric Chevy Volts before they

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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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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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Fiat To Launch 57 mpg TwinAir 500 Line in UK This Summer

Fiat To Launch 57 mpg TwinAir 500 Line in UK This Summer

Fiat, the Italian maker of the beloved 500 city car, will launch a trim TwinAir edition of the vehicle in the U.K. this summer that will get 57 miles per gallon and top out at 108 miles per hour. The new

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Toyota To Make Plug-in Capability Standard on All 2014 Prius Models

Toyota To Make Plug-in Capability Standard on All 2014 Prius Models

According to The Nikkei, Toyota plans to make plug-in capabilities standard on all of its fourth-gen Prius hybrid models debuting in 2014. This is even bigger news than it sounds, since Toyota recently

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The Top 10 US Cities With the Most Energy Star Buildings

The Top 10 US Cities With the Most Energy Star Buildings

Energy Star-certified buildings are on the rise in the United States! In 2010 alone, the number of Energy Star buildings in big cities has doubled in size compared to the past ten years combined. A

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Ford Reports Best Earnings in 13 Years Thanks To Green Vehicles

Ford Reports Best Earnings in 13 Years Thanks To Green Vehicles

Ford just announced its best quarterly profits in 13 years, thanks to rising demand for its fuel-efficient vehicles. Profits rose to $2.55 billion in the first quarter of 2011 from $2.09 billion in the

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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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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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SAE World Congress Goes Green: Alternative Fuels, EV Tech, and Award for Chevy Volt

SAE World Congress Goes Green: Alternative Fuels, EV Tech, and Award for Chevy Volt

This year's SAE World Congress in Detroit has gone green, honoring the design of electric vehicles such as the Chevy Volt and focusing on technologies that bring better efficiencies to new and existing

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GM Announces That Chevy Volt Owners Can Go 1,000 Miles Between Fill-ups

GM Announces That Chevy Volt Owners Can Go 1,000 Miles Between Fill-ups

General Motors just announced that a sample of Chevrolet Volt owners have been able to drive for over 1,000 miles before filling up their tanks at the station. While the EPA estimate's the Volt's

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Microsoft Launches Database to Help EV Drivers Find the Cheapest Charging Stations

Microsoft Launches Database to Help EV Drivers Find the Cheapest Charging Stations

Microsoft just launched a national database of plug-in vehicle charging rate plans that makes it a snap to find the best electricity prices to charge your plug-in vehicle. The database is called the

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Porsche Now Taking Pre-Orders for 918 Spyder Hybrid Super Car Priced at $845,000

Porsche Now Taking Pre-Orders for 918 Spyder Hybrid Super Car Priced at $845,000

We whet the appetites of sports car enthusiasts everywhere when we first mentioned Porsche's Spyder 918, but now they can really start salivating because the super fast  hybrid sports car is finally

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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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General Motors Announce They Will Double Production of the Chevrolet Volt

General Motors Announce They Will Double Production of the Chevrolet Volt

As an increasing number of customers look towards fuel-efficient cars with gas prices rising, General Motors has just announced that it will double the production of its Chevrolet Volt extended-range

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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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For the Vegan Architect, Try This Bow Tie on for Size

For the Vegan Architect, Try This Bow Tie on for Size

Architects are well known for the clean and sophisticated style, but every so often they like to throw a curve ball when it comes to their wardrobe. Digitally restored from real-life 1917 blueprints by

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Toyota Unveils Its Hybrid Yaris Subcompact at The Geneva Auto Show

Toyota Unveils Its Hybrid Yaris Subcompact at The Geneva Auto Show

Toyota just made hybrid cars a whole lot more accessible by debuting the Toyota Yaris sub-compact hybrid at this week's 2011 Geneva Motor Show. Hybrids that are currently available typically cost upwards

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Saab Unveils Sexy PhoeniX AWD Hybrid at 2011 Geneva Auto Show

Saab Unveils Sexy PhoeniX AWD Hybrid at 2011 Geneva Auto Show

The Geneva Auto Show kicks into full gear this week, and so far a number of hot new green cars have turned heads left and right. The latest vehicle to hit the scene is Saab‘s futuristic

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Sexy Agera R Koenigsegg Biofuel Car Unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show

Sexy Agera R Koenigsegg Biofuel Car Unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show

Hypercar statistics get us mildly turned on, but when you mention that a sexy, supercharged sports car runs on biofuel, well that really gets our motor revving. Koenigsegg, the maker of the Agera, has

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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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Toyota to Unveil All-Electric iQ at Geneva Auto Show

Toyota to Unveil All-Electric iQ at Geneva Auto Show

While Toyota is going to launch a plug-in hybrid version of the Prius soon, the company isn't backing away from all-electric cars. We recently learned that Toyota will be showing off an all-electric

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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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Proposed Bill To Give Electric Vehicle Buyers $7,500 Credit Right When They Buy

Proposed Bill To Give Electric Vehicle Buyers $7,500 Credit Right When They Buy

As a way to help advance President Barack Obama's goal to get 1 million new EVs on the road by 2015, U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow unveiled a legislative proposal on Monday that would give buyers of plug-in

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Toyota Will Debut Their New Yaris Hybrid and Prius+ at the Geneva Motor Show

Toyota Will Debut Their New Yaris Hybrid and Prius+ at the Geneva Motor Show

After much talk, Toyota will debut its brand new Yaris HSD concept at the 2011 Geneva Auto Show this March, dedicating its entire stand at the show to the new hybrid technology. The Yaris will

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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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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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Mazda to Launch All-Electric Demio Mazda2 in Japan Next Year

Mazda to Launch All-Electric Demio Mazda2 in Japan Next Year

There no question that market interest for electric vehicles is on the rise, and every smart car manufacturer knows that the time to jump on the EV bandwagon is now. Next year, Mazda will finally make its

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