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New Axeon Battery Could Extend Electric Car Range by 35%

New Axeon Battery Could Extend Electric Car Range by 35%

UK manufacturer Axeon has successfully led a consortium to develop a new battery pack that could extend the range of electric vehicles by 35 percent. That would be enough to make your Chevy Volt go 50

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Ford Announces That It is Considering Manufacturing Electric Vehicles in China

Ford Announces That It is Considering Manufacturing Electric Vehicles in China

Ford Motor Company CEO Alan Mulally recently told Bloomberg News that the company is thinking of producing electric vehicles in China with their Chinese auto partner Changan Automobile Group. Ford is

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TEST DRIVE: Inhabitat Tests the Real-World Mileage of the 2012 Honda Insight Hybrid

TEST DRIVE: Inhabitat Tests the Real-World Mileage of the 2012 Honda Insight Hybrid

It's inconceivable that an automaker could advance 10 years in automotive technology and build a car with half the fuel mileage of its predecessor, unless it were a radically different car. Well, it turns

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Toyota’s Plug-in Prius Pricing Revealed

Toyota’s Plug-in Prius Pricing Revealed

We recently brought you an advance look at the 2013 plug-in Prius, which was just revealed at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Now pricing details are coming out along with the plan for a gradual rollout across

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City Cars Reign Supreme at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show

City Cars Reign Supreme at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show

With even suppliers focusing on plug-in electric vehicle technology and other green propulsion systems, this has truly been the year of the city car so far at Frankfurt. But the show isn't over yet. We'll

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Intel Unveils Solar Laptop Chipset That Can be Powered by a Desk Lamp

Intel Unveils Solar Laptop Chipset That Can be Powered by a Desk Lamp

In the wake of Intel announcing the world's first 3-D transistor that uses 35% less energy than its counterparts, the company has now decided to kick their own energy record into oblivion. The processor

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Vincent Callebaut’s Zero Carbon Biotic-Arch is a Self-Sufficient Skyscraper

Vincent Callebaut’s Zero Carbon Biotic-Arch is a Self-Sufficient Skyscraper

In fact, the Biotic Arch will release zero emissions and help Taichung's City Government achieve their overall reduction policies. The new building was designed to build a bridge between Taichung's

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One Euro Car: Opel Unveils Electric City Car Before Frankfurt Auto Show

One Euro Car: Opel Unveils Electric City Car Before Frankfurt Auto Show

The Frankfurt Motor Show hasn't even begun, but this already appears to be the year of the electric city car concept, with multiple futuristic offerings from Audi and Volkswagen, and now Opel. The German

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Ford Unveils Photos of Its Gorgeous Electric Gullwing EVOS Concept

Ford Unveils Photos of Its Gorgeous Electric Gullwing EVOS Concept

Ford just leaked photos of its EVOS Concept to be revealed at next week's Frankfurt Motor Show. In short, we love it. The EVOS is a plug-in hybrid with four exotic gullwing doors and a gorgeous design

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TEST DRIVE: The Chevy Volt vs. The Plug-in Prius

TEST DRIVE: The Chevy Volt vs. The Plug-in Prius

We were surprised how much more upmarket the Volt felt compared to the plug-in Prius. We have to mention that the vehicle we were driving was not a final production model, so some features and trim might

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GM and LG Join Forces to Manufacture Electric Vehicles

GM and LG Join Forces to Manufacture Electric Vehicles

Industry giants General Motors and LG Group have just announced that they are joining forces to design premium electric vehicles. LG will bring its expertise in battery systems to the relationship,

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5.2 Million Strong: Report Predicts 46x Increase in EV Sales by 2017

5.2 Million Strong: Report Predicts 46x Increase in EV Sales by 2017

Clean tech market intelligence firm Pike Research just published a report entitled 'Electric Vehicle Market Forecasts' that goes against the naysayers currently predicting the doom of EVs and plug-in

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TEST DRIVE: Inhabitat Takes the New Plug-in Prius For an Extended Drive

TEST DRIVE: Inhabitat Takes the New Plug-in Prius For an Extended Drive

The most important thing we discovered while driving the plug-in Prius was that it is clearly designed for stop-and-go city driving. When we took it from stoplight to stoplight, gradual braking could put

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Quimera’s New AEGT01 Racer Could be the Most Powerful Electric Car on Earth

Quimera’s New AEGT01 Racer Could be the Most Powerful Electric Car on Earth

Electric cars are about to get a whole lot tougher -- as Quimera is set to unveil what could be “most powerful electric car on earth”. Their new, super fast AEGT01 electric muscle car uses high-power

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Audi May Offer An A4 Plug-in Hybrid by 2014!

Audi May Offer An A4 Plug-in Hybrid by 2014!

The tipping point is finally here. With new CAFE regulations and more consumers interested in fuel efficient vehicles than ever before, even companies like Audi are capitulating to demand for plug-in

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Cadillac Converj Plug-In EV Gets Green Light for Production in 2013

Cadillac Converj Plug-In EV Gets Green Light for Production in 2013

Rumor has it, the Cadillac Converj luxury coupe has been approved for production - again. After wowing the crowds at the Detroit Auto Show in January 2009, and enduring an on-again off-again release deal

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TEST DRIVE: Inhabitat Lives with the Chevy Volt for a Week

TEST DRIVE: Inhabitat Lives with the Chevy Volt for a Week

What we noticed first when driving the Chevy Volt is that the range of the battery pack varies from charge to charge. We averaged 37 miles estimated total range (the estimate sinks by up to 3 miles if you

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Clean and Quiet Tsekoa II Research Vessel Is North America’s First Plug-in Hybrid Fuel Cell Ship

Clean and Quiet Tsekoa II Research Vessel Is North America’s First Plug-in Hybrid Fuel Cell Ship

Vehicles are usually converted to hybrids for the fuel efficiency and reduced emissions, but the Tsekoa II research ship from the University of Victoria got a plug-in hybrid fuel cell retrofit for an

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Ford to Offer SunPower Solar Arrays with Their New Focus Electric

Ford to Offer SunPower Solar Arrays with Their New Focus Electric

Ford has teamed up with SunPower to offer Ford Focus Electric buyers a solar array that will generate enough energy to power their vehicle for 1,000 miles a month. The two companies announced the

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Ford and U of M Researchers Say Enough Lithium Exists To Power EVs Until 2100

Ford and U of M Researchers Say Enough Lithium Exists To Power EVs Until 2100

Researchers at the University of Michigan and Ford Motor Company have just released a study stating that there is enough lithium in existence to power electric vehicles at least until the year 2100. The

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Google & NASA Partner to Host Green Flight Challenge With $1.65 Million Prize

Google & NASA Partner to Host Green Flight Challenge With $1.65 Million Prize

From the Elektra One electric airplane to Siemens' plug-in hybrid aircraft, we've been seeing a lot of eco-friendly airplanes lately. While we love any airplane that doesn't spew massive amounts of carbon

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BMW Unveils Breakthrough i3 and i8 Electric Vehicles

BMW Unveils Breakthrough i3 and i8 Electric Vehicles

BMW just raised the stakes for electric vehicles by unveiling its new i Series concept cars. The runabout all-electric i3 is to debut in 2013, followed by the sporty i8 hybrid in 2014. Both 4-seaters push

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SolarCity Brings Solar-Powered EV Charging Stations to the Masses

SolarCity Brings Solar-Powered EV Charging Stations to the Masses

Hundreds of thousands of electric cars are expected to be on the road in the next five years. Charging these vehicles has proven to be a challenge, mostly because of the lack of infrastructure -- but now

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Chevy Dealerships Install Solar Green Zones Capable of Charging 4,500 Electric Cars a Year

Chevy Dealerships Install Solar Green Zones Capable of Charging 4,500 Electric Cars a Year

Today GM announced the launch of a new nationwide program to install solar canopy charging stations at their Chevy dealerships across the country. Each canopy, called a Green Zone, will be capable of

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Suzuki’s Electric “Every” Van Launches in Japan for Real-World Testing

Suzuki’s Electric “Every” Van Launches in Japan for Real-World Testing

Suzuki recently launched the “Every” van - the Japanese car manufacturer’s first foray into battery-powered transportation. Suzuki is playing it safe, however; only 13 of the plug-in Every vans have

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ASK A TECH GEEK: What Are Some Easy Ways to Reduce My Laptop’s Energy Consumption?

ASK A TECH GEEK: What Are Some Easy Ways to Reduce My Laptop’s Energy Consumption?

Each week renowned gadget expert Peter Rojas from gadget Q&A site GDGT.com answers your questions about green technology in our Ask A Tech Geek Series. Read on for this week’s installment and

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Porsche Developing a Self-Driving System for their Cars

Porsche Developing a Self-Driving System for their Cars

Porsche is currently taking a cue from Google and developing their very own system for a self-driving car. Known for their sexy streamlined designs, and a capacity to reach high gear in just seconds of

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The Carbon Neutral Emax Excalibur Hybrid Yacht is Covered in Solar Panels

The Carbon Neutral Emax Excalibur Hybrid Yacht is Covered in Solar Panels

The Emax Excalibur solar hybrid luxury yacht isn't shy about its carbon neutral status: it is literally covered in solar panels from prow to stern. The green vessel, built by Sauter Carbon Offset Design

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California Hybrids Will Lose Their HOV Status This Friday

California Hybrids Will Lose Their HOV Status This Friday

If you live in California, it's time to trade in your Prius for a Tesla Model S. This Friday, July 1st, the state will strip hybrids of their HOV carpool lane access -- six months after originally

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Siemens Unveils the World’s First True Hybrid-Electric Airplane

Siemens Unveils the World’s First True Hybrid-Electric Airplane

Siemans just unveiled the world's first true plug-in hybrid-electric airplane, which has an engine that resembles the Chevy Volt's. The airplane took its maiden flight on June 8 at the Wiener Neustadt

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