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Green Overdrive: Take a Ride With Us in a Tesla Model S Beta!

Green Overdrive: Take a Ride With Us in a Tesla Model S Beta!

For the latest episode of GigaOM TV's Green Overdrive show, we bring you a ride in a Beta version of electric car maker Tesla's second car - the Model S. A Beta car is an almost production-ready car, and

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The KTM E3W Electric Concept Features Lamborghini-Style Scissor Doors for Tight Urban Spaces

The KTM E3W Electric Concept Features Lamborghini-Style Scissor Doors for Tight Urban Spaces

We recently saw a new crop of open-wheeled concept cars at the Frankfurt Motor Show that boasted electric motors and futuristic good looks. Here's another take on that idea, the KTM E3W, recently released

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Peugeot Citroen Reveals Its Futuristic VELV Concept Car

Peugeot Citroen Reveals Its Futuristic VELV Concept Car

PSA Peugeot Citroen has just revealed its futuristic new VELV electric concept car at the ADEME innovation forum. This tiny car with a narrow rear track is envisioned as being created only for rental or

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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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Edison2 Unveils an Electric Version of Their Very Light Car

Edison2 Unveils an Electric Version of Their Very Light Car

Edison2 recently revealed an electric version of their Very Light Car, which, until now, used to run on gasoline or ethanol. The company, known for building super efficient transportation solutions and

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This Thursday is World Car-Free Day

This Thursday is World Car-Free Day

World Car-Free Day - a day when people organize their own events to explore alternative transportation - is coming up this Thursday, September 22nd. The event is loosely run by the World Carfree Network

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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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Mitsubishi Unexpectedly Raises Price of the i EV

Mitsubishi Unexpectedly Raises Price of the i EV

We told you back in April that Mitsubishi was working hard to keep the cost of its i electric car lower than any other EV on the U.S. market. Originally this brought the price to an extremely affordable

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Researchers Find That Electric Vehicle Battery Cost Could Halve by 2018

Researchers Find That Electric Vehicle Battery Cost Could Halve by 2018

Right now, one of the biggest roadblocks to the widespread adoption of electric cars is the cost of the vehicles -- which is mostly linked to their very expensive batteries. A group of researchers in

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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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Don’t Make Eye Contact: Electric Audi A2 Concept Will Pack Laser Tail Lights

Don’t Make Eye Contact: Electric Audi A2 Concept Will Pack Laser Tail Lights

First the BMW i8 concept, and now the electric Audi A2 concept car are expected to electrify the Frankfurt Motor Show with laser headlights and tail lights. These tiny and efficient light sources make up

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Rimac Concept One: Croatia Quietly Builds a 1,000-Horsepower Electric Supercar

Rimac Concept One: Croatia Quietly Builds a 1,000-Horsepower Electric Supercar

Automakers have been leaking photos of upcoming concept cars leading up to next week's Frankfurt Motor Show, but no one saw this one coming. A 23-year-old entrepreneur and automotive designer from Croatia

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Volkswagen Jumps on the City Car Bandwagon with the NILS Concept

Volkswagen Jumps on the City Car Bandwagon with the NILS Concept

Here is one more car to add to the growing list of futuristic electric city cars going into production. The Volkswagen NILS EV Concept will debut alongside its Audi Urban Concept cousin at the Frankfurt

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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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Laser Power Systems is Developing Cars Fueled by Nuclear Power

Laser Power Systems is Developing Cars Fueled by Nuclear Power

There may finally be a way to power your car forever -- the only catch is that the fuel would be radioactive. Charles Stevens of Laser Power Systems (LPS) is working on creating an emissions free

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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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Smart’s Forvision EV Concept Features a Futuristic Yet Funky Form

Smart’s Forvision EV Concept Features a Futuristic Yet Funky Form

The most striking feature of the car is the hexagon sprinkled roof. The glass top is covered in solar cells and the numerous shaped boxes covering them work as light transmitters that use the solar energy

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TMG EV P001 Becomes First EV To Break the Nurburgring 8-Minute Speed Record

TMG EV P001 Becomes First EV To Break the Nurburgring 8-Minute Speed Record

Toyota's TMG EV P001 just became the first electric car to shatter the 8-minute barrier at the Nurbirgring racetrack in Germany, with a blazing new time of 7 minutes and 47.794 seconds. Toyota Motorsport

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Electric OSCar Gears up for Grueling Race Across South America

Electric OSCar Gears up for Grueling Race Across South America

In the movie “The Dilemma,” Vince Vaughn and Kevin James are challenged with the task of making hybrids sexy – namely, they must create a system that makes electric vehicles growl like

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New EV Profiler Tracks Your Driving and Tells You If Electric Vehicles are Right for You

New EV Profiler Tracks Your Driving and Tells You If Electric Vehicles are Right for You

Finally, a gadget that will actually tell you whether an electric vehicle is right for you. The EV Profiler is a device that plugs into the cigarette outlet of your car and keeps a low profile as it

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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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Leonardo DiCaprio Spotted Driving His New Fisker Karma Luxury EV!

Leonardo DiCaprio Spotted Driving His New Fisker Karma Luxury EV!

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio was just seen driving his brand-new Fisker Karma luxury range-extended EV, which means the green sports car is finally here! We told you before how DiCaprio had lined up to be the

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A Pothole Turns The Bluebird EV Land Speed Record Attempt into a Disaster

A Pothole Turns The Bluebird EV Land Speed Record Attempt into a Disaster

The ultra-aerodynamic Bluebird electric vehicle set out to set a new land speed record for the UK last Saturday, but the run resulted in a shockingly bad accident instead. The Bluebird reportedly

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Aptera Refunding 2e Electric Car Deposits: Is Our Future EV Dream Car Dead?

Aptera Refunding 2e Electric Car Deposits: Is Our Future EV Dream Car Dead?

Aptera was developing a futuristic 200 mpge electric car that would knock our socks off. But then the company stopped taking deposits last month, blaming a problem with the escrow account in which they

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BMW’s 2014 i3 Electric Car Spotted in Chicago Before its Official Unveiling

BMW’s 2014 i3 Electric Car Spotted in Chicago Before its Official Unveiling

We just came across a spy video (shot by YouTube user jprothe) of BMW taping a commercial or promotional video for its 2014 i3 that shows the yet to be unveiled electric vehicle in action on Wacker

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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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Wold Record-Breaking “Schluckspecht” EV Goes Over 1,000 Miles on a Single Charge!

Wold Record-Breaking “Schluckspecht” EV Goes Over 1,000 Miles on a Single Charge!

Electric vehicle records are being broken all the time these days, which is great news for the advancement of EV technology. But the “Schluckspecht” EV (“heavy drinker” in German)

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Fisker Launching Crossover, Convertible, and Miniature Versions of Its Karma Sedan

Fisker Launching Crossover, Convertible, and Miniature Versions of Its Karma Sedan

You have to hand it to start-up car makers like Fisker. In order to compete with established automakers, they have to crank out whole product lines in just a few years, and building even one hybrid or

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UK Opens Free Solar-Powered Highway EV Charging Network from Ecotricity

UK Opens Free Solar-Powered Highway EV Charging Network from Ecotricity

The first three of many free EV charging points have just opened in the UK in Hertfordshire, Reading, and Gloucestershire. The Ecotricity charging points will be part of a network of free, 100% green

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