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BMW Reveals First Details About Its Electric Car

BMW Reveals First Details About Its Electric Car

Luxury car fans, start your engines -- BMW's very first electric vehicle is on its way. The Megacity Vehicle, set to be released in 2013, is made out of lightweight carbon fiber and aluminum and will be

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Tesla Unveils Roadster 2.5 — a New Body and a Sexier Look

Tesla Unveils Roadster 2.5 — a New Body and a Sexier Look

In our opinion, The Tesla Roadster was already the sexiest car on the road -- and now the first all-electric sports car to hit the market has gotten a stylish upgrade with the release of the Roadster

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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 larger families

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Finland Unveils RaceAbout All-Electric Supercar

Finland Unveils RaceAbout All-Electric Supercar

Competition is heating up for the Progressive X-Prize, and the latest super-efficient green vehicle to be rolled out is Finland's Electric RaceAbout (ERA) EV. Recently unveiled by the Helsinki Metropolia

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An EV For the People: All-Electric Nissan Leaf to Cost $25,280

An EV For the People: All-Electric Nissan Leaf to Cost $25,280

Last year we announced the unveiling of the Nissan Leaf -- the first affordable all-electric vehicle from a mainstream automaker -- but up until now, Nissan would only concede that the vehicle would cost

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GM Reveals EN-V All Electric Vehicle That Could Drive Itself Home

GM Reveals EN-V All Electric Vehicle That Could Drive Itself Home

Currently, three versions of the EN-V exist - the Xiao, the Jiao and the Miao. Each one is based on the same mechanical platform and measures about six feet tall, four feet wide and four feet long. All

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Thermopower Waves:MIT Scientists Discover New Way to Produce Electricity

Thermopower Waves:MIT Scientists Discover New Way to Produce Electricity

We've written about the possibilities that carbon nanotubes can unlock before, and now, an intrepid team of MIT scientists have discovered a never before known phenomenon using the tubes, which are

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Mercedes-Benz Introduces Ultra-Sleek F800 Plug-in Hybrid

Mercedes-Benz Introduces Ultra-Sleek F800 Plug-in Hybrid

Mercedes-Benz is no newcomer to the field of stylish, fuel-efficient cars -- just check out their crazy hybrid F-Cell Roadster or the all-electric Gullwing concept car -- but their new F800 style concept

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Airnergy Charges Your Gadgets With Wi-Fi Signals

Airnergy Charges Your Gadgets With Wi-Fi Signals

This year's Consumer Electronics Show is over, but there are still a number of nifty devices trickling into our inboxes. One of our favorites is the RCA Airnergy, a USB-connected device that converts

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Nokia Concept Phone Runs on Coke

Nokia Concept Phone Runs on Coke

As a general rule, cell phone batteries are costly, resource-intensive, and difficult to dispose of properly. So why not ditch them and run our cell phones on soda? That's the thinking behind designer

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Top 5 Green Cars at the LA Auto Show!

Top 5 Green Cars at the LA Auto Show!

The LA Auto Show is off and running, and Inhabitat was on the scene earlier this week to witness the unveiling of all the lean, green rides on display. Throughout the show we were struck by the array of

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New York City Unveils New Silent Electric Bus

New York City Unveils New Silent Electric Bus

Photo by Michael Appleton Perhaps following London's lead, the NYC Transit recently rolled out a new electric bus that uses a turbine engine to recharge a lithium-ion battery. Also eco on the inside,

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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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Top 5 Alternative Autos From the Frankfurt Motor Show

Top 5 Alternative Autos From the Frankfurt Motor Show

The Frankfurt International Motor Show or Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung (IAA) is the world’s largest car show, and we were thrilled to discover a slew of incredibly clean machines this year.

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Classic Gullwing Mercedes To Be Revived As All Electric Supercar

Classic Gullwing Mercedes To Be Revived As All Electric Supercar

Mercedes has confirmed the rumors that have been flying about - they will revive the classic Gullwing Mercedes as an all electric dynamo car. It's exactly the kind of car James Bond would drive in his

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Maya 300: All Electric Vehicle Brought To You By ExxonMobil

Maya 300: All Electric Vehicle Brought To You By ExxonMobil

Not to be beat out by the slew of electric carmakers that seem to be emerging from the woodwork these days, ExxonMobil has teamed up with Electrovaya, a pioneer in lithium-ion battery technology, to bring

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The World’s First Garbage Powered Garbage Truck

The World’s First Garbage Powered Garbage Truck

Generating energy from waste may seem like a dream, but one British borough recently announced that they have come as close to closing that loop as anyone in the world. Kirklees Council has adapted their

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Yves Béhar Unveils the World’s Fastest Electric Motorcycle

Yves Béhar Unveils the World’s Fastest Electric Motorcycle

Just yesterday Yves Béhar unveiled the Mission One, the world's fastest electric production motorcycle. The fantastic looking bike is the brainchild of Mission Motors and Fuseproject, and is designed to

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Better Place Makes Electric Vehicle Grids a Reality

Better Place Makes Electric Vehicle Grids a Reality

Lately the Better Place electric vehicle network has been expanding at an incredible rate, with Hawaii recently signing on for an electric vehicle grid and Israel recently unveiling the first completed

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Yamaha’s Suave Hybrid Electric City-C Bike

Yamaha’s Suave Hybrid Electric City-C Bike

Here's one to file in the "wish-that-I-could-get-one" department. Yamaha recently revealed their PAS City-C, a sleek battery-powered electric bike that was designed by the famed japanese firm ±0, who are

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TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: The Electric Mini Revealed

TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: The Electric Mini Revealed

Just in time for the Los Angeles Motor Show, BMW has released the first images of the all new fully electric Mini E! We've hinted at it before, and it was just a matter time before it was unveiled,

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The iYo Magnetic Induction iPhone Charger

The iYo Magnetic Induction iPhone Charger

For those times when you are hanging out in your underground lair with no sunlight to speak of, this little device could power your iPhone should the battery die. The iYo Induction Power Charger,

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TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: The Chevy Volt Revealed!

TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: The Chevy Volt Revealed!

Recently General Motors revealed its hope for the future of transportation: a production model of the Chevrolet Volt. The plug-in electric powerhouse will feature a revolutionary propulsion system that

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TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: The 80mph TRIAC Goes on Sale!

TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: The 80mph TRIAC Goes on Sale!

Although we love our public transportation here at Inhabitat, we cannot deny the allure of a zero-emission vehicle. We're always excited to see more sustainable transportation options for consumers,

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Robot-Equipped Electric Eco Car: Nissan Pivo 2

Robot-Equipped Electric Eco Car: Nissan Pivo 2

When shopping for a new car, you might be looking for fuel efficiency, style, and safety. But after seeing the new Nissan Pivo 2 electric concept car, you might just have to add "talking robot" to your

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TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: Cadillac Provoq

TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: Cadillac Provoq

One of the biggest announcements at this years CES was the introduction of the hydrogen-powered Cadillac Provoq concept vehicle by General Motors. The Provoq is another one of GM's efforts to develop

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Hydrogen Power Coming Soon to Your Cell Phone

Hydrogen Power Coming Soon to Your Cell Phone

From cars to prefabs and some slightly greener gadgets, CES gave us plenty of things to marvel at this year. One of the most impressive in terms of future-forward innovation was the Motoslvr cell phone

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TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: Green Means Go in Frankfurt

TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: Green Means Go in Frankfurt

The Frankfurt Motor Show, probably one of the biggest ones in the world, is occurring right now as we speak, and the word from the floor is that green, means go. In a huge reversal from the usual race to

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Tesla’s Diamond-Shaped Nevada Gigafactory Will be Powered by Solar and Wind Energy

Tesla’s Diamond-Shaped Nevada Gigafactory Will be Powered by Solar and Wind Energy

After a recent leak finally revealed that Tesla Motors' new Gigafactory is to be built in Nevada, the company confirmed the news late last week and released a new image of the proposed design. In a joint

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