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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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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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Nissan Falls Behind On Its LEAF Deliveries

Nissan Falls Behind On Its LEAF Deliveries

The Nissan LEAF's first and most passionate buyers are having an increasingly hard time getting their hands on the actual car. The company finally admits that many of the 20,000 customers who pre-ordered

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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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New Materials Could Double Chevy Volt Battery Capacity

New Materials Could Double Chevy Volt Battery Capacity

Since its release last December the Chevy Volt has proven to be extremely popular -- it's been crowned the 2011 Green Car of the Year, the North American Car of the Year and its sales eclipsed those of

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Top 7 Sexiest Green Cars From the 2011 Detroit Auto Show!

Top 7 Sexiest Green Cars From the 2011 Detroit Auto Show!

Porsche 918 RSR Hybrid Race Car Porsche kicked off the Detroit Auto Show with a bang as they unveiled the pulse-pounding 918 RSR, a brand new powerhouse hybrid racer. The smoothly sculpted 767 horsepower

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Chevy Volt Named North American Car of the Year!

Chevy Volt Named North American Car of the Year!

The Chevy Volt beat out the Hyundai Sonata and the Nissan Leaf to be named the North American Car of the Year at the Detroit Auto Show. A jury of 49 automotive journalists awarded the plug-in hybrid a

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Ford Unveils the All-New Focus Electric!

Ford Unveils the All-New Focus Electric!

After teasing the vehicle earlier this week, Ford unveiled its first all-electric passenger car today at the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The model is a zero-CO2-emissions,

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New Law Mandates Hybrid and Electric Vehicles Must Make Noises for Safety

New Law Mandates Hybrid and Electric Vehicles Must Make Noises for Safety

One of the inherent positives for those gas guzzling vehicles is the sound of their internal combustion engine. This alone can often act as a warning signal for pedestrians and cyclists to get out of the

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New Nanomaterial Could Charge Electric Vehicles 40 Times Faster

New Nanomaterial Could Charge Electric Vehicles 40 Times Faster

Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) have developed a new type of material made from “nanoscoops”, which can increase the charging speed of small lithium-ion batteries by

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Ford Focus EV To Debut At CES Las Vegas

Ford Focus EV To Debut At CES Las Vegas

This week Ford teased the imminent unveiling of the Focus EV by releasing a single image on Facebook showcasing the vehicle's illuminated, Tron-like plug port. As you'd expect from Ford on the release of

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Green Design Predictions For 2011!

Green Design Predictions For 2011!

1. William McDonough (Eco Designer & Thought Leader, Founder Cradle To Cradle, MBDC, and William McDonough + Partners) 2. Graham Hill (Founder, Treehugger.com and Vice President, Interactive Media,

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Chevy Volt Dramatically Outsold Nissan Leaf in December 2010

Chevy Volt Dramatically Outsold Nissan Leaf in December 2010

General Motors and Nissan both made good on their promises to deliver mass-produced electric cars with the debuts of the Chevrolet's Volt and Nissan's Leaf. Sales for both have been small so far due to

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Wheego Whip LiFe Electric Vehicle Will Hit the Road in Early 2011

Wheego Whip LiFe Electric Vehicle Will Hit the Road in Early 2011

Close on the heels of the Volt and the Leaf, a little company called Wheego is gearing up to ship their adorable electric vehicles out to their proud new owners at the start of the new year. The company

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Nissan Leaf Challenges Drivers With Efficiency Driving Game

Nissan Leaf Challenges Drivers With Efficiency Driving Game

It turns out the Nissan Leaf has features that will impress more than just the environmentally-conscious drivers -- it has something for video game lovers too. The car comes complete with a video

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Nissan to Unveil Leaf Aero Concept at Tokyo Auto Show

Nissan to Unveil Leaf Aero Concept at Tokyo Auto Show

As if the Nissan Leaf wasn't garnering enough media attention, Nissan just announced that they will be debuting nine new models at the 2011 Tokyo Auto Salon in January -- including a stunning new Nissan

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Electric Vehicle Smackdown: Chevy Volt vs. Nissan Leaf

Electric Vehicle Smackdown: Chevy Volt vs. Nissan Leaf

If you've been following the growing electric car momentum, you probably know about all of the buzz that's built up around the most anticipated electric vehicles of the year - the Nissan Leaf and the

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First Russian Hybrid Car Coming In 2012

First Russian Hybrid Car Coming In 2012

Photo credit: AFP PHOTO/HO/THE ONEXIM GROUP While the US is being beseiged by green cars such as the Chevy Volt and the Nissan Leaf, Russia has been having to make do with their gas-guzzling

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Dept. of Energy to Give $184 Million to Green Vehicle Development

Dept. of Energy to Give $184 Million to Green Vehicle Development

The US Secretary of Energy, Steven Chu, announced yesterday that the Department of Energy is poised to provide $184 million for research into advanced vehicle development. The cash is meant to help push

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Zero-Energy House Generates Enough Juice to Charge an EV

Zero-Energy House Generates Enough Juice to Charge an EV

The Institute for Lightweight Structures and Conceptual Design (ILEK) at the University of Stuttgart just unveiled a concept home that is not just net zero -- it's actually designed to generate excess

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GM Ships First Wave of Chevy Volts from the Detroit Factory!

GM Ships First Wave of Chevy Volts from the Detroit Factory!

Photo by Jeffrey Sauger for Chevrolet Hot on the tails of the first Nissan Leafs to be shipped to dealerships, Chevy announced yesterday that the first load of Volts is en route to customers throughout

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World’s First First All-Electric Nissan LEAF Lands in California!

World’s First First All-Electric Nissan LEAF Lands in California!

By the end of 2011, Nissan hopes to deliver 20,000 LEAFs to the US and 50,000 globally in response to consumer demand for more environmentally friendly vehicles. Reservations in the US are currently

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Fuel-Efficient Citroen DS3 Named Top Gear’s ’2010 Car of the Year’

Fuel-Efficient Citroen DS3 Named Top Gear’s ’2010 Car of the Year’

As the year comes to a close, the top auto magazines are publishing their picks for automobile of the year -- and Britain’s Top Gear just named the Citroën DS3 as the 2010 title winner. Featuring an

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The Nissan Leaf Officially Released in the US!

The Nissan Leaf Officially Released in the US!

The Nissan Leaf, which was recently named as the 2011 European Car of the Year, was officially launched in the US this past weekend and the response has been overwhelming. A resident of the San Francisco

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COP16: Art in the Climate Change Village in Cancun

COP16: Art in the Climate Change Village in Cancun

Most of the information, performances and talks in the village were available in Spanish only, primarily catering to local residents. However, the days were filled with mariachi music and lectures, and in

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