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Why the Halt in Chevy Volt Production Doesn’t Foretell Electric Vehicle Doomsday

Why the Halt in Chevy Volt Production Doesn’t Foretell Electric Vehicle Doomsday

When General Motors unveiled plans to temporarily halt production of the plug-in hybrid Chevy Volt for five weeks, the announcement was widely portrayed as the demise of one of our favorite vehicles.

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General Motors Halts Chevy Volt Production for Five Weeks Due to Poor Sales

General Motors Halts Chevy Volt Production for Five Weeks Due to Poor Sales

General Motors recently announced that it will halt production of the Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid for up to five weeks due to poor sales and rising inventory numbers. In February GM sold 1,023 Volts,

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Infiniti Emerg-E Electric Sports Car Concept Debuts in Geneva

Infiniti Emerg-E Electric Sports Car Concept Debuts in Geneva

Infiniti finally unveiled its highly anticipated Emerg-E electric sports car at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show this week, and the sexy coupe shows Infiniti's intent to produce a new halo model for the

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7 Sexy, Sporty Hybrid Cars Hitting the Streets Soon

7 Sexy, Sporty Hybrid Cars Hitting the Streets Soon

The Honda CR-Z was first introduced as a concept vehicle in 2007 with the production version finally arriving at the end of 2010. As soon as the CR-Z concept was unveiled, it immediately brought back

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Mr. Simo Repurposes Vintage Suitcases into Sick Boom Boxes

Mr. Simo Repurposes Vintage Suitcases into Sick Boom Boxes

The BoomCase is a portable, self-powered boom box that lasts up to 9 hours on a single charge. They are compatible with iPods, iPhones, and any other device that has a headphone plug. Adapted from vintage

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Justin Bieber Gets a Fisker Karma Hybrid for His 18th Birthday

Justin Bieber Gets a Fisker Karma Hybrid for His 18th Birthday

Pop singer Justin Bieber turns 18 today and to celebrate his birthday, he'll be presented with the car of his dreams on the Ellen DeGeneres Show. So why are we so excited about this? Well because Bieber's

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Sexy Hyundai i-oniq Hybrid Concept to Debut at the Geneva Motor Show

Sexy Hyundai i-oniq Hybrid Concept to Debut at the Geneva Motor Show

Hyundai just gave us a sneak peek of its latest eco concept car, which will be debuting next week at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. The Hyundai i-oniq concept is a new hybrid coupe that is propelled by a

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TEST DRIVE: Inhabitat Takes a Chilly But Impressive Ride in the Mitsubishi i EV

TEST DRIVE: Inhabitat Takes a Chilly But Impressive Ride in the Mitsubishi i EV

We had been warned to precondition the cabin of the i by remote starting the heater to pull the energy off the grid before starting off, because using the HVAC in the i can reduce your range. We didn't

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Republicans Criticize Obama for Supporting the American-Made Chevy Volt in New Video

Republicans Criticize Obama for Supporting the American-Made Chevy Volt in New Video

We were pretty sure that the Republican party was all for American-made cars and the American jobs they create, but we must be wrong because they've recently begun an all-out war on the American-made

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Audi Launches A3 E-tron Electric Vehicle Pilot Program

Audi Launches A3 E-tron Electric Vehicle Pilot Program

Audi just took its first step into the expanding U.S. electric vehicle landscape by launching a pilot program for the hotly anticipated battery-electric Audi A3 e-tron. The A3 e-tron pilot program will

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TEST DRIVE: We Get 40 mpg From a Non-Hybrid Hyundai Elantra!

TEST DRIVE: We Get 40 mpg From a Non-Hybrid Hyundai Elantra!

The Hyundai Elantra is one of these great new efficient cars. It has a 148-horsepower 4-cylinder engine, but Hyundai has squeezed every drop of efficiency from it to give you up to 40 mpg. The best part

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GM Launches Low Emissions Package for the 2012 Chevy Volt in California

GM Launches Low Emissions Package for the 2012 Chevy Volt in California

GM has announced a new low emissions package for the 2012 Chevy Volt, which will provide a few extra green benefits for Volt owners in California. Volts with the special add-on, which is now standard in

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New Study Ranks the Least Toxic Cars, Honda Civic Tops the List

New Study Ranks the Least Toxic Cars, Honda Civic Tops the List

Many car buyers love that "new car smell" that comes with their brand new rides, but the chemicals that give off that "pleasant" scent are actually quite toxic. According to a new study by the Ecology

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The Super Fast All-Electric Lightning GT Supercar Gears Up to Hit the Streets!

The Super Fast All-Electric Lightning GT Supercar Gears Up to Hit the Streets!

The Lightning Car Company is creating not only one of the best looking green vehicles, but also one of the most impressive feats of engineering beneath the hood. While most EV's power up with lithium-ion

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7 Ways Super Bowl XLVI is Going Green!

7 Ways Super Bowl XLVI is Going Green!

The Stadium The Indianapolis Lucas Oil Stadium recently released a list of green initiatives that make any sports outing at their facility more eco-friendly than ever. The famous retractable roof with

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Mercedes Announces B-Class E-Cell Electric Vehicle for the US in 2013

Mercedes Announces B-Class E-Cell Electric Vehicle for the US in 2013

The race for the coolest electric vehicle in the United States just heated up a little as Mercedes-Benz's Head of Sales and Marketing Joachim Schmidt just announced that a US-only range-extended B-Class

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Top 7 New Electric Vehicles and Hybrid Cars Hitting the Streets in 2012

Top 7 New Electric Vehicles and Hybrid Cars Hitting the Streets in 2012

Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid Volkswagen is late to the hybrid party, but they're trying to make up for lost time by focusing on hybrid tech inside their new Jetta Hybrid instead of designing a new car

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PHOTOS: The Chevy MiRay Concept Is a Hot New Take on the Chevy Volt

PHOTOS: The Chevy MiRay Concept Is a Hot New Take on the Chevy Volt

The designers who crafted the exterior and interior of the MiRay stopped by the stand to pose with the car while we were visiting, so we snapped a few photos of them by their creation while we were there.

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Toyota Officially Unveils Its Prius C Hybrid Car at the Detroit Auto Show

Toyota Officially Unveils Its Prius C Hybrid Car at the Detroit Auto Show

The Prius c has the same basic bits you find in any small Toyota--nothing special here other than a digital nav screen that is necessary to monitor the hybrid system but seems slightly upmarket for such a

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7 Hottest New Hybrids & Electric Cars at the 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit

7 Hottest New Hybrids & Electric Cars at the 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit

Volkswagon Electric E-Bugster Can you imagine being a fly on the wall when Volkswagen finally took the covers off of its closely guarded E-Bugster electric concept vehicle? The curvaceous auto

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Top 6 Green Cars To Watch at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show

Top 6 Green Cars To Watch at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show

Lexus LF-LC Sports Coupe Concept Many automakers will be bringing a hybrid or electric car to the 2012 Detroit auto show for the first time, but Lexus has been at this hybrid thing for a while, so we

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BMW’s i8 Hybrid-Electric Sports Car Saves the World in Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol

BMW’s i8 Hybrid-Electric Sports Car Saves the World in Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol

After three weeks at the box office, Mission: Impossible: Ghost Protocol is still dominating first place in the charts - and with the film's continued success comes a healthy heap of promotion for BMW's

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Smart to Reveal ‘For-US’ Ultra Compact Electric Pickup Truck at the Detroit Auto Show

Smart to Reveal ‘For-US’ Ultra Compact Electric Pickup Truck at the Detroit Auto Show

Mercedes-Benz-owned Smart has announced plans to unveil an ultra-compact plug-in electric pickup truck called the For-US at the Detroit auto show next week. The vehicle will use the same platform as a

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Republican Congressman Calls for the End of the $7,500 Electric Vehicle Tax Credit

Republican Congressman Calls for the End of the $7,500 Electric Vehicle Tax Credit

On December 30th, Republican congressman Mike Kelly from Pennsylvania introduced H.R. 3768, a piece of legislation that would repeal the $7,500 tax credit for electric vehicle buyers. Representative Kelly

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Department of Defense’s New Headquarters is LEED Gold Certified

Department of Defense’s New Headquarters is LEED Gold Certified

Thanks to the Army Corps of Engineers, the new Washington Headquarters Office Complex at the Mark Center has just earned LEED Gold certification. The $1.03 billion Pentagon headquarters, designed by HKS

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Fisker Replaces Almost All Of Its Faulty Karma Batteries in a Speedy Fashion

Fisker Replaces Almost All Of Its Faulty Karma Batteries in a Speedy Fashion

Two weeks ago, Fisker Automotive and their battery supplier A123 announced to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that the lithium ion batteries used in their Fisker Karma plug-in hybrid

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TEST DRIVE: Inhabitat Drives The Futuristic Three-Door Hyundai Veloster Coupe

TEST DRIVE: Inhabitat Drives The Futuristic Three-Door Hyundai Veloster Coupe

The Hyundai Veloster is a standard gas engine car, but because of its compact size, aerodynamic shape, and state-of-the-art engine, it manages to pull out 32+ combined mpg with normal driving. With

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Fisker Officially Recalls All Karmas to Fix Battery Defect

Fisker Officially Recalls All Karmas to Fix Battery Defect

Fisker Automotive, the maker of the Fisker Karma luxury plug-in electric hybrid vehicle has officially announced a recall of all 239 Karmas in the world in order to fix a defect recently revealed by their

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China and Russia Team Up to Launch the World’s Largest Lithium Ion Battery Plant

China and Russia Team Up to Launch the World’s Largest Lithium Ion Battery Plant

Lithium ion batteries currently power everything from laptops to electric cars, and Russia and China are gearing up to dominate the industry by launching the world's largest Li-ion battery plant. Planned

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Wireless Car Charging Could Be Here As Soon as 2013 from Companies Including Evatran, WiTricity, and HaloIPT

Wireless Car Charging Could Be Here As Soon as 2013 from Companies Including Evatran, WiTricity, and HaloIPT

Wireless electric car charging, the technology many said was too inefficient or impractical to be a success, now appears to be a top priority for many automakers and electronics suppliers. We recently

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