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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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Belgrade Students Design Solar-Powered Cell Phone Charging Station

Belgrade Students Design Solar-Powered Cell Phone Charging Station

A group of University of Belgrade students have the right idea when it comes to sustainability and technology. Designed for The City Square in Obrenovac, this awesome public cell phone charging station

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Lagomorph’s Droolworthy $6K Whip is the Bentley of Bicycles

Lagomorph’s Droolworthy $6K Whip is the Bentley of Bicycles

Lagomorph Design's super-sleek Black Walnut bike is the crossroads of luxury design and sustainable craftsmanship. While this $6,000 bike isn't for the faint of heart (or wallet), it is arguably worth

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Ford Focus’ At-Home Charging Station Charges EVs in Less than 4 Hours

Ford Focus’ At-Home Charging Station Charges EVs in Less than 4 Hours

Ford Focus Electric owners can now charge up their vehicles without leaving their homes! In a partnership with Leviton and Best Buy, consumers will be able to purchase their own in-home charging stations

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1,980 MPG Student-Designed Car Wins the Mallory Park Fuel Efficiency Challenge!

1,980 MPG Student-Designed Car Wins the Mallory Park Fuel Efficiency Challenge!

The young students at Kingdown School in Wiltshire, England are wise beyond their years, having built the car that was the winner of the Mallory Park Mileage Marathon. The amazing energy efficient car

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Werner Aisslinger’s Hemp Chair is a Modern Take on Stackable Seating

Werner Aisslinger’s Hemp Chair is a Modern Take on Stackable Seating

Stackable chairs usually bring forth images of those old, clunky plastic and metal chairs from grade school. But designer Werner Aisslinger has modernized the concept using sustainable hemp to make a

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Life Cycle Assessment Proves Electric Vehicles are a Cleaner Choice

Life Cycle Assessment Proves Electric Vehicles are a Cleaner Choice

A report released earlier this month took into account the entire life cycle of hybrid, electric and gas powered cars -- analyzing everything from gathering resources to disposing of used vehicles -- and

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VIDEO: Inhabitat Test Drives the Chevy Volt!

VIDEO: Inhabitat Test Drives the Chevy Volt!

When Chevrolet offered me a chance to test drive their brand new electric car, the Chevy Volt, several months ago I jumped at the chance. After all, I have been following the growing momentum of

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Hertz Rents Out First Chevy Volt in NYC

Hertz Rents Out First Chevy Volt in NYC

Back in December, Hertz launched the first U.S. electric vehicle rental program. Yesterday the company announced that they have rented the first Chevy Volt from their fleet in New York City to a Mr.

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