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Prius Gets Optional Sound Enhancer to Protect Pedestrians

Prius Gets Optional Sound Enhancer to Protect Pedestrians

The Prius might be good for the earth, but it's a bane to many pedestrians and bicyclists because it has an almost-silent engine. Many people (especially the blind) have been concerned about accidents --

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Insurance for Hybrid Vehicles Will Soon Be on the Rise

Insurance for Hybrid Vehicles Will Soon Be on the Rise

Hybrid cars ain't cheap and they're about to get a little bit pricier. Though you're definitely going to save on gas, when you count all the parts, labor and complex technology needed to run a hybrid

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Human-Powered Sno-Cones at Outside Lands Music Fest

Human-Powered Sno-Cones at Outside Lands Music Fest

This weekend, San Francisco hosts the major — and pricey — music festival Outside Lands in Golden Gate Park. The main attraction (besides the tunes)? Toyota and nonprofit Global Inheritance will give

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Another Reason to Buy a Hybrid: Thieves Don’t Steal Them!

Another Reason to Buy a Hybrid: Thieves Don’t Steal Them!

This just in from the The Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI): the Toyota Prius is the least stolen vehicle in America. That's right my fellow green drivers - yet another reason to buy a hybrid. The HLDI

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Five Star Safety: 5 New Accident Control Technologies from Toyota’s Star Safety System™

Five Star Safety: 5 New Accident Control Technologies from Toyota’s Star Safety System™

. What’s Toyota doing to enhance the safety and technology of its vehicles? Toyota invests nearly $1 million an hour on research, development and features, and it’s now the first full-line

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Tesla Working on Electric RAV4, Lexus RX Prototypes for Toyota

Tesla Working on Electric RAV4, Lexus RX Prototypes for Toyota

Remember how Toyota announced last month that it plans to build an electric vehicle with Tesla? It looks like things are moving relatively quickly--at least compared to Tesla's normally turtle-like 

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California Hybrids To Lose Their HOV Status Next Year

California Hybrids To Lose Their HOV Status Next Year

This probably won't come as a surprise to you but Californians weren't buying Priuses just because of their fuel efficiency - they were also in it to gain Clean Air Vehicle status and get a handy HOV

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LAcarGuy Jumpstarts LA’s Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure

LAcarGuy Jumpstarts LA’s Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure

Last week at a preview event for one of Fisker‘s first showrooms, the LAcarGuy made his move to become the first automotive dealer in the US to offer “Level 2″ electric vehicle charging

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Mercedes Unveils All-Electric AMG E-cell Supercar!

Mercedes Unveils All-Electric AMG E-cell Supercar!

Mercedes has just released the first images of their prototype Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG E-Cell electric supercar. Not only it is propelled by an array of battery powered motors -- it also has DeLorean-style

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The Middle-East’s First EV Claims a Range of 2,236 Miles

The Middle-East’s First EV Claims a Range of 2,236 Miles

Photo: the Ford Nucleon American and European electric cars have nothing on an EV currently in the works in Oman. Built by local company Noor Majan, the vehicle will be the first EV built in the

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Better Place Launches Real-World Battery Swapping Station in Tokyo

Better Place Launches Real-World Battery Swapping Station in Tokyo

Better Place is set to revolutionize the electric vehicle industry with their innovative plan for EV infrastructure -- and now they're putting their money where their mouth is by testing a brand new

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Toyota Officially Announces It Will Build An Electric Vehicle With Tesla

Toyota Officially Announces It Will Build An Electric Vehicle With Tesla

Last month, Toyota shocked us with a triple whammy of an announcement: an investment of $50 million in Tesla Motors, an information-sharing partnership with the startup automaker, and a plan for Tesla to

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Toyota Releasing Prius “Alpha” MPV in 2011

Toyota Releasing Prius “Alpha” MPV in 2011

Toyota is capitalizing on the success of its hybrid Prius by releasing 8 new body styles–the first of which will be a compact van. Dubbed “Alpha”, the MPV will launch in Spring 2011. Now

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Toyota Partners With Tesla to Make Electric Cars!

Toyota Partners With Tesla to Make Electric Cars!

Here's some news that's sure to get green car fans revved up: Toyota just announced that it will invest $50 million in Tesla Motors and the two companies will partner to manufacture electric vehicles to

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Toyota to Unveil Prius Minivan in 2011

Toyota to Unveil Prius Minivan in 2011

The Toyota Prius revolutionized the world of hybrid cars. Now Toyota is set to dominate hybrid minivans with the upcoming Prius minivan, set to hit showrooms early next year! According to Toyota, the

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Well Tech Awards Showcase Green Innovation at Milan Design Week

Well Tech Awards Showcase Green Innovation at Milan Design Week

Well-Tech’s mission is to support the creation of innovative projects through planning, research, and promotion. The wide range of designs include electric cars, new materials, renewable energy

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University of Delaware’s Electric Vehicles Give Power Back to the Grid

University of Delaware’s Electric Vehicles Give Power Back to the Grid

Electric vehicles are pretty green in their own right. After all, the cars create zero carbon emissions. But imagine a vehicle that not only runs on electricity, but actually gives power back to the grid.

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Chevy gets 40 MPG without Hybrid Price Tag in their new Cruze Eco

Chevy gets 40 MPG without Hybrid Price Tag in their new Cruze Eco

At the New York Auto Show later this week Chevrolet will debut their new super fuel-efficient mid-size sedan, the Cruze Eco. Clocking in at 40 mpg without hybrid technology means great gas mileage without

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CHAdeMO Developing Global Electric Vehicle Charging Standard

CHAdeMO Developing Global Electric Vehicle Charging Standard

Without a standardized system of electric vehicle charging stations, automakers will be hard-pressed to get most people to splurge for EVs. That's why a coalition of Japanese automakers and engineering

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Will the Nissan Leaf Battery Deliver All It Promises?

Will the Nissan Leaf Battery Deliver All It Promises?

The Nissan Leaf electric vehicle is set to be released in a few months, with Nissan pushing it ahead of their original 2011 release date, and even ahead of the official release of the Chevy Volt in

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Ferrari Unveils 599 HY-KERS Hybrid Supercar

Ferrari Unveils 599 HY-KERS Hybrid Supercar

The 2010 Geneva Auto Show is showcasing some incredible green machines, with scores of auto manufacturers including Porsche and Lotus rolling out fuel-efficient vehicles. The latest to step up to the

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Plans to Release the Chevy Volt Early Hit a Speedbump

Plans to Release the Chevy Volt Early Hit a Speedbump

General Motor's Chairman and CEO Ed Whitacre has been pushing hard for an early roll-out of the Chevy Volt, GM's extended-range electric car. GM was planning to release a small number of the vehicles

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Antro Unveils a Solar Car That Splits into Two Vehicles!

Antro Unveils a Solar Car That Splits into Two Vehicles!

Although it's not particularly known for its autos, Hungary is taking a stab at the electric vehicle market with a futuristic new solar-electric car. Founded by auto enthusiasts and backed by local

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Toyota Recalls 437,000 Hybrid Vehicles Due to Braking Glitch

Toyota Recalls 437,000 Hybrid Vehicles Due to Braking Glitch

If you're one of many greenies who recently purchased a 2010 Toyota Prius, turn that ride right around. The Japanese company has just announced that it's recalling 437,000 of its hybrid cars because of a

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Top 5 Eco Vehicles From the Detroit Auto Show

Top 5 Eco Vehicles From the Detroit Auto Show

The Detroit Auto Show kicked off this week with a slew of fantastic electric and hybrid vehicles ranging from the purely conceptual to the near production-ready. Electric vehicles were so prominently

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Toyota Unveils Cheap, Compact Hybrid Concept

Toyota Unveils Cheap, Compact Hybrid Concept

Toyota recently unveiled the FT-CH, a hybrid concept car that stands to one-up the Prius in terms of price and performance. A full two feet shorter than its predecessor, the compact hybrid is lighter,

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3Prong Power Upgrades Any Prius to Plug-in Status

3Prong Power Upgrades Any Prius to Plug-in Status

Toyota is leasing 500 prototype plug-in hybrid Prius's to lucky recipients in the U.S, Europe, and Japan next year, but what about all the other Prius owners who want to provide some plug-in juice to

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Five Lean, Mean, and Green Electric Vehicles at the Tokyo Motor Show

Five Lean, Mean, and Green Electric Vehicles at the Tokyo Motor Show

It's almost time again for the Tokyo Motor Show, Japan's biennial auto show that is famous for showcasing the latest and greatest concept cars. This year's show doesn't take place until October 24, but

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Herzog + de Meuron’s Hamburg Philharmonic Concert Hall Breaks Ground

Herzog + de Meuron’s Hamburg Philharmonic Concert Hall Breaks Ground

Officials have recently unveiled the new design for the Elbphilharmonie, the new home for the Hamburg Philharmonic to be inaugurated in 2012. The concert hall is currently being constructed in the

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SAHİMO Hydrogen Vehicle Travels 568 Kilometers on 1 Liter of Fuel

SAHİMO Hydrogen Vehicle Travels 568 Kilometers on 1 Liter of Fuel

Students from Turkey's Sakarya University have unveiled a remarkable attempt at creating Europe's most fuel efficient vehicle. The SAHİMO is a hydrogen powered vehicle that is capable of traveling 568

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