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Top 7 New Electric Vehicles and Hybrid Cars Hitting the Streets in 2012

Top 7 New Electric Vehicles and Hybrid Cars Hitting the Streets in 2012

Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid Volkswagen is late to the hybrid party, but they're trying to make up for lost time by focusing on hybrid tech inside their new Jetta Hybrid instead of designing a new car

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EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: Volkswagen Reveals Its Secret E-Bugster Electric Beetle Concept at the Detroit Auto Show

EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: Volkswagen Reveals Its Secret E-Bugster Electric Beetle Concept at the Detroit Auto Show

We asked Volkswagon representatives about the quirky moniker (our suggestion; drop the "E") - apparently the design is meant to be an electric roadster version of the iconic VW Beetle (or what Americans

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Google Gets the First 2012 Ford Focus Electric Before Everyone Else

Google Gets the First 2012 Ford Focus Electric Before Everyone Else

The long-awaited 2012 Ford Focus Electric is currently available for pre-order, but the lucky folks at Google already have their hands on one! The first production unit was presented to the company just

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Tesla’s Model S Electric Sedan Will be Powered by Ultra-Efficient Panasonic Batteries

Tesla’s Model S Electric Sedan Will be Powered by Ultra-Efficient Panasonic Batteries

This morning Tesla Motors announced that their new Model S electric sedan will be powered by top of the line lithium-ion batteries provided by the Panasonic Corporation. The collaboration is part of

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10 Solar-Powered Designs to Charge Your Life

10 Solar-Powered Designs to Charge Your Life

From smartphones and e-readers to laptops and tablet computers, today's high-tech devices put a wealth of information and utility at our fingertips - however it can be a real challenge to keep these

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Top 14 Green Gadgets for Back to School

Top 14 Green Gadgets for Back to School

THINKSOUND TS02 HEADPHONES - $90 We're big fans of Thinksound's stylish line of wooden headphones, so we were thrilled to see that their new TS02+mic model has a built-in microphone that allows you to

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Daimler Goes Smaller Than the Smart Car with Its Smart E-Bike

Daimler Goes Smaller Than the Smart Car with Its Smart E-Bike

You would have thought Daimler had learned it wasn't terribly good at making small cars after its Smart car turned out to have disappointing gas mileage, disappointing build quality--well, disappointing

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Inhabitat Takes a Spin in the New 2012 Honda Civic Hybrid

Inhabitat Takes a Spin in the New 2012 Honda Civic Hybrid

There are a lot of hybrid sedans out on the market these days, but the 2012 Civic Hybrid just happens to be the most fuel-efficient one available in the U.S. Inhabitat recently had an opportunity to take

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PlanetSolar: The World’s Largest Solar Powered Boat Docks in Hong Kong

PlanetSolar: The World’s Largest Solar Powered Boat Docks in Hong Kong

The deck of the catamaran TÛRANOR is lined with over 5,380 square feet of solar paneling that extends over each side of the ship. Measuring around 101 feet long and 49 feet wide, PlanetSolar can

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MIT Unveils Solar Power System That Doesn’t Need Sunlight

MIT Unveils Solar Power System That Doesn’t Need Sunlight

A solar energy system that doesn't require sunlight is almost as bizarre as a tidal power system that doesn't use water - however that's exactly what researchers at MIT have cooked up. The team just

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VIDEO: Inhabitat Interviews Henrik Fisker, Founder of Fisker Automotive and Designer of the Karma

VIDEO: Inhabitat Interviews Henrik Fisker, Founder of Fisker Automotive and Designer of the Karma

Car designer and entrepreneur Henrik Fisker made his name in the car industry designing the highest of the high-end luxury cars for BMW and Aston Martin. After making waves in the auto industry with

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World’s First Wireless Electric Bike Also Powers Gadgets Using Regenerative Power

World’s First Wireless Electric Bike Also Powers Gadgets Using Regenerative Power

We are big fans of electric bikes here at Inhabitat, but Daymak have raised the bar by creating the first ever completely wireless bike - almost. The brand new Shadow eBike hosts only a bit of wiring

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MIT’s New Liquid Flow Batteries Could Make Refueling EVs as Fast as Pumping Gas

MIT’s New Liquid Flow Batteries Could Make Refueling EVs as Fast as Pumping Gas

A team of researchers at MIT set out to "reinvent the rechargeable battery" and succeeded by creating a liquid-flow battery, suitable for electric vehicles that can be recharged as quickly as simply

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Linde E1 Electric Go-Kart Sets World Record for Fastest 0-60 Acceleration

Linde E1 Electric Go-Kart Sets World Record for Fastest 0-60 Acceleration

A 3.4-second 0-60 mph acceleration time is usually the province of exotic supercars, but an electric go-kart from truck maker Linde Material Handling just achieved that time to set a new Guinness World

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Bento: A Solar Powered Way to Compartmentalize Your Smart Devices Like a Japanese Lunchbox

Bento: A Solar Powered Way to Compartmentalize Your Smart Devices Like a Japanese Lunchbox

As our number of personal smart devices grows, it seems we’ve begun to carry around a personal home office everywhere we go - laptop, cell phone, iPod - all jangling around in our bags. Hoping to

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Coachella’s Human Powered DJ Booth Blasts Renewable Blips and Bleeps

Coachella’s Human Powered DJ Booth Blasts Renewable Blips and Bleeps

The 2011 Coachella Music Festival featured a DJ booth powered by an energy generating playground. Festival goers could choose from a series of different electricity producing installations that fed into a

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Audi’s All-Electric E-Tron A3 Concept Car Could Hit the Market in 2013

Audi’s All-Electric E-Tron A3 Concept Car Could Hit the Market in 2013

Audi has just revealed their all-electric E-Tron A3 concept car and unlike some of their past ideas (like the E-Tron Type C) this vehicle is no exercise in design - it's a market-ready no-emissions

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Chevy’s New Mi-Ray Hybrid Super Car Concept Wins Award at Seoul Auto Show

Chevy’s New Mi-Ray Hybrid Super Car Concept Wins Award at Seoul Auto Show

Journalists at the Seoul Motor Show have awarded Chevy's new hybrid super car concept, the Mi-Ray, the Best New Concept Car Award. The Mi-ray is a throw-back and a push forward all at the same time,

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Georgia Tech Students Unveil Sun-Powered Audi TT for World Solar Challenge

Georgia Tech Students Unveil Sun-Powered Audi TT for World Solar Challenge

A team of students from Georgia Tech recently rolled out a hyper-modified electric Audi TT that runs on electricity harvested from the sun. The solar-electric hybrid was designed to participate in 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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Volvo’s New Car Goes From All-Electric to Hybrid or Diesel With the Push of a Button

Volvo’s New Car Goes From All-Electric to Hybrid or Diesel With the Push of a Button

Not sure whether you want to drive an all-electric car, a hybrid or a powerful sports car? Well, now you can do it all the with Volvo's new diesel plug-in hybrid, a new design based on their V60 estate.

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Wind-Powered Car Completes an Epic 5,000km Journey Across Australia

Wind-Powered Car Completes an Epic 5,000km Journey Across Australia

Man has used wind power to travel for centuries, but it is traditionally used on the sea. However, two Germans have decided to harness this natural occurrence to complete an epic road-trip across

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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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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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Audi’s E-Tron Type C is an Electric Cruiser with Classic Styling

Audi’s E-Tron Type C is an Electric Cruiser with Classic Styling

Audi took inspiration from its classic racers when styling the Auto Union Type C E-Tron Study -- almost everything about the ride says "old school" except for one thing: its modern electric motor. That's

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Volkswagen Unveils 313 MPG XL1 Car at 2011 Qatar Motor Show

Volkswagen Unveils 313 MPG XL1 Car at 2011 Qatar Motor Show

Volkswagen just unveiled a new car at the Qatar Motor Show that gets an astounding 100km for less than a lieter of diesel fuel - that's the equivalent of 313 miles per gallon! The green car is an upgraded

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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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GM Shows Off Their EN-V Car of the Future at the Detroit Auto Show

GM Shows Off Their EN-V Car of the Future at the Detroit Auto Show

GM’s EN-V concept cars are the future of urban mobility! The small, light vehicle comes in three different pod-like designs that function like a Segway-Smart car mash up.

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AEV Develops E-Shuttle Bus With Range Of 83 Miles

AEV Develops E-Shuttle Bus With Range Of 83 Miles

Whether at transport hubs, large campuses or construction sites, shuttle buses play a key role in getting people to and from their destinations. And while many traditional buses run on fossil fuels,

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