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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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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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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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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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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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Takayanagi’s All-Electric Roadster Has a 1920′s Twist

Takayanagi’s All-Electric Roadster Has a 1920′s Twist

Pull out your prohibition apparel because Takayanagi is bringing back a cool new roadster you'll be dying to get behind the wheel of. The Japanese company recently unveiled their throwback to the 1920's

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Hertz to Launch First EV Rental Program in the US Next Week!

Hertz to Launch First EV Rental Program in the US Next Week!

Today the Hertz Corporation announced that they'll be the first car rental company in the United States to offer electric vehicles (EVs) as part of their rental program. The EVs will be deployed through

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Renault to Launch Performance Version of the Electric Zoe

Renault to Launch Performance Version of the Electric Zoe

In order to release a competitive electric hatchback by 2013, Renault has announced that they will be producing a performance model of their electric hatchback 'Zoe', which was unveiled earlier this year

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Inhabitat’s Top Green Car Picks from the LA Auto Show

Inhabitat’s Top Green Car Picks from the LA Auto Show

Automobiles have managed to garner more interest over the past year, and the motor companies have expanded their exhibitions to make them more interactive than last year’s showing. We would like to

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Chevy Volt Crowned 2011 Green Car of the Year at LA Auto Show!

Chevy Volt Crowned 2011 Green Car of the Year at LA Auto Show!

We've covered the Chevy Volt extensively over the past few years, and we are now excited to announce that the EV has just claimed the title of Green Car of the Year at this year's Los Angeles Auto Show!

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Oslo’s All-Electric Car Share Program Just Reached 1,000 Members

Oslo’s All-Electric Car Share Program Just Reached 1,000 Members

Some mornings we here at Inhabitat like to grab a cup of coffee, cozy up on the couch and dream about future days of sharing electric vehicles in our urban havens. But dream no longer – with EV car

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Electric Audi Drives 372 Miles to Break EV Distance Record!

Electric Audi Drives 372 Miles to Break EV Distance Record!

A tiny electric Audi A2 with a battery made by DBM Energy recently drove 372 miles from Munich to Berlin without stopping, shattering the world record for EV range. The drivers averaged 52 miles per hour,

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Los Angeles Auto Show Unveils Eco Cars of the Future

Los Angeles Auto Show Unveils Eco Cars of the Future

Now before you start looking for the flying car that Back To The Future Part II promised us we'd have by 2015, I must warn you that you won't find it. What you will find however are some of the most

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The Ki Kicks Off on San Francisco’s Treasure Island This Week!

The Ki Kicks Off on San Francisco’s Treasure Island This Week!

Heads up San Francisco readers! This weekend The Ki is bringing a totally new experience to San Francisco that features the finest sustainable designs, technologies, fashions, foods, wines, fabulous

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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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Honda Voted the Greenest Automaker, by a Hair

Honda Voted the Greenest Automaker, by a Hair

For the fifth time in a row the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) has bestowed upon Honda the title of Greenest Automaker. UCS is an organization of “citizens and scientists” dedicated to

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Miami’s Only LEED Gold Tower Can Withstand 300mph Winds!

Miami’s Only LEED Gold Tower Can Withstand 300mph Winds!

Located in Miami's Brickell Financial District, the new tower hosts over 582,000 sq ft of leasable 'class A' space. And unlike most buildings in the Miami area, the new Brickell building features

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Test Drive: Amp Electrifies the Chevy Equinox

Test Drive: Amp Electrifies the Chevy Equinox

Looking for an electric vehicle that is larger and has a greater electric drive range than either the Nissan Leaf or the Chevy Volt? There are options -- Cincinnati-area-based AMP has started taking

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Rural Tennessee Town Gets Solar Parking Lot with EV Chargers

Rural Tennessee Town Gets Solar Parking Lot with EV Chargers

Anybody's who ever said that electric vehicles are only for the bright lights of a big city just got proven wrong by Pulaski, Tennessee -- population 7,871. Local business Richland, LLC (with help from

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