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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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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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South Korea Unveils World’s First Commerical Electric Bus

South Korea Unveils World’s First Commerical Electric Bus

Many countries have invested in green public transportation as of late, with both the UK and the US implementing trial electric bus services. However South Korea set to surpass both nations as the Seoul

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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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World’s Largest Solar-Powered Boat Successfully Crosses Atlantic

World’s Largest Solar-Powered Boat Successfully Crosses Atlantic

The TÛRANOR PlanetSolar, the world's largest solar-powered boat, has just completed the first stage of its journey around the world - a trans-Atlantic journey from Monaco to Miami. The Swiss-designed

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Ford Announces First Cities To Receive the New Focus Electric

Ford Announces First Cities To Receive the New Focus Electric

Ford has announced which lucky markets will be the first to receive the Focus Electric, their first all electric passenger car that can travel 100 miles on a full charge whilst creating zero CO2

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Electric Renault DeZir Unveiled at Paris Motor Show

Electric Renault DeZir Unveiled at Paris Motor Show

The Renault DeZir is one of the most striking green super cars that we've ever seen, and this month it was officially unveiled at the Paris Motor Show. Underneath its fluid lines and aerodynamic chassis,

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Jaguar Unveils the C-X75 Hybrid Supercar

Jaguar Unveils the C-X75 Hybrid Supercar

Jaguar recently unveiled a luxurious hybrid super-vehicle at the Paris Auto Show 2010 that is powered by four 195-horsepower electric motors (one at each wheel) coupled with two 80,000-rpm gasoline

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Drained Chevy Volt Batteries To Be Used In Smart Grids

Drained Chevy Volt Batteries To Be Used In Smart Grids

Drained battery disposal is one of the pitfalls of the electric car, however GM is set to give used cells a second lease on life by collaborating with ABB Group, a power grid supplier, to store energy

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Saab’s New 9-3 ePower Will Be an All-Electric Utility Wagon

Saab’s New 9-3 ePower Will Be an All-Electric Utility Wagon

Saab Automobiles will soon be debuting their brand new 9-3 ePower station wagon -- one of their key pieces in an effort to build a green future for their company.  With a prototype of the 9-3 ePower set

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California Man Gets $1.8M to Store Solar Energy in Tesla Batteries

California Man Gets $1.8M to Store Solar Energy in Tesla Batteries

We hear people talking all the time about storing renewable energy. You know the deal - clean energy will never be viable until we can make it storable for those times when production is low due to

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Korean Carmaker CT&T Announces It Will Make Tiny EVs in South Carolina

Korean Carmaker CT&T Announces It Will Make Tiny EVs in South Carolina

The Korean automaker CT&T is banking on Americans putting their money in more environmentally friendly transportation in the coming years. They've just announced plans to build a $21 million dollar

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Renault Unveils All-Electric DeZir Supercar

Renault Unveils All-Electric DeZir Supercar

French automaker Renault just unveiled a striking green supercar that embodies the company's new slogan -- "Drive the Change" -- and its new commitment to the future. Dubbed the DeZir, the

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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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