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Ford Polls Facebook Fans For Favorite Focus Electric Noise

Ford Polls Facebook Fans For Favorite Focus Electric Noise

President Obama recently called on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to ensure that EVs weren't silently bowling over people who couldn't see, or hear, them coming, by mandating that EVs

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FedEx Express to More Than Double Its Electric Vehicle Fleet

FedEx Express to More Than Double Its Electric Vehicle Fleet

FedEx Express is more than doubling its electric vehicle fleet, adding twenty-four all-electric vehicles and introducing electric service to New York City, Chicago and Memphis. It's also adding more

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Think EVs To Be Revived from Bankruptcy by Investor Boris Zingarevich

Think EVs To Be Revived from Bankruptcy by Investor Boris Zingarevich

EV makers have been dropping left and right during the recession, including Think, the maker of the Think City EV. But now the company will get a second chance thanks to serial investor Boris Zingarevich,

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Fisker’s Multi-Speed Gearbox Could Give EVs Supercar Performance

Fisker’s Multi-Speed Gearbox Could Give EVs Supercar Performance

Electric cars can be fun to drive because they have all their power available at all speeds, which means incredibly quick acceleration. But until now, carmakers have been limited in the performance they

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Ian Kettle’s Citroen Egoiste Is an EV for Fashionistas

Ian Kettle’s Citroen Egoiste Is an EV for Fashionistas

Electric city cars tend to be tiny and economical affairs - you might go so far as to call some of them drab. That's not the case with the Citroen Egoiste EV concept from designer Ian Kettle. The Egoiste

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Marco Sweston’s Touch Effect Concept Is Made of Synthetic Muscle and Bone

Marco Sweston’s Touch Effect Concept Is Made of Synthetic Muscle and Bone

What will we all do for fun in the future when we're bored with all the digital thrills we have sought indoors? Designer Marco Sweston has the answer: a track racer built from synthetic bone, muscle, and

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Nissan Leaf Price Tag to Jump $2,400 in 2012

Nissan Leaf Price Tag to Jump $2,400 in 2012

Word on the street is that Nissan will add $2,400 to the price of the Leaf next year bumping the total cost of the car up to $35,200. That still clocks in well below the cost of the Chevy Volt, which has

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Popa Lucian’s Deuce Is an Electric Concept Car for Surfers

Popa Lucian’s Deuce Is an Electric Concept Car for Surfers

When people say Deuce, they're usually referring to Detroit or the number 2, so we were a little surprised to see that term pop up on a concept car for San Francisco surfers. Nevertheless, we like this

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The Chevy Volt Makes Itself Scarce This Summer

The Chevy Volt Makes Itself Scarce This Summer

If you want a Chevy Volt this summer, you will have to fight other customers for the measly stock of 200 vehicles available nationwide while GM idles its Detroit-Hamtramck plant. But there is a reward for

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VIDEO: Inhabitat Interviews Henrik Fisker, Founder of Fisker Automotive and Designer of the Karma

VIDEO: Inhabitat Interviews Henrik Fisker, Founder of Fisker Automotive and Designer of the Karma

Car designer and entrepreneur Henrik Fisker made his name in the car industry designing the highest of the high-end luxury cars for BMW and Aston Martin. After making waves in the auto industry with

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Car2Go Launches North America’s First All-Electric Car Sharing Fleet in San Diego

Car2Go Launches North America’s First All-Electric Car Sharing Fleet in San Diego

Car2Go, a subsidiary of Daimler, has just announced the launch of North America's first all-electric car sharing program, which will have 300 Smart ForTwo electric vehicles by the end of this year. In

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SOLD OUT: Fisker Karma Electric Vehicle Already Has 3,000 Pre-Orders

SOLD OUT: Fisker Karma Electric Vehicle Already Has 3,000 Pre-Orders

The sexy Tesla Roadster may be driving into the sunset in the coming months, but Fisker is just ramping up its competitor, the $100,000 Karma range-extended EV. The Karma already has 3,000 pre-orders and

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UPDATE: 4,000+ Nissan LEAFs Have Now Been Sold in the U.S.

UPDATE: 4,000+ Nissan LEAFs Have Now Been Sold in the U.S.

Not only is the Nissan LEAF is World Car of the Year for 2011 and a Top Safety Pick from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, it is also selling like hotcakes! Even though the electric vehicle is

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Chevy Volt Drivers Log 1.3 Million All-Electric Miles!

Chevy Volt Drivers Log 1.3 Million All-Electric Miles!

When Chevy released the Volt, a lot of drivers questioned how effective the vehicle's 40 mile all-electric range would be at curbing emissions. Well, today we can sigh a breath of relief - the auto

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Renault’s 100% Electric Frendzy Concept Car Takes Flexibility Literally

Renault’s 100% Electric Frendzy Concept Car Takes Flexibility Literally

At the most recent Frankfurt auto show, Renault unveiled their new 100% electric concept car, the Frendzy. Like several other modern concept cars, the Frendzy takes on the challenge of multi-faceted

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Retractable Steering Wheels Should Make it Easier to Get Into Tiny EVs

Retractable Steering Wheels Should Make it Easier to Get Into Tiny EVs

It's no surprise that our cars are getting smaller. With fuel an ever decreasing resource, we are ramping up the electric vehicle (EV) market with tiny, compact cars that require less energy to run. The

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Ford Focus’ At-Home Charging Station Charges EVs in Less than 4 Hours

Ford Focus’ At-Home Charging Station Charges EVs in Less than 4 Hours

Ford Focus Electric owners can now charge up their vehicles without leaving their homes! In a partnership with Leviton and Best Buy, consumers will be able to purchase their own in-home charging stations

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Nissan LEAF Becomes First Electric Class Pike’s Peak Champion

Nissan LEAF Becomes First Electric Class Pike’s Peak Champion

Remember the stock Nissan LEAF that was planning to take on the grueling Pike's Peak Hill Climb? Well, it may not have had much competition this year to become the Electric Production Class's first

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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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Tesla Motors Announces It Will Stop Production of the Roadster Electric Sports Car

Tesla Motors Announces It Will Stop Production of the Roadster Electric Sports Car

If you've been pinching your pennies to save up for a Tesla Roadster electric sports car, it's time to cash in your savings. Tesla Motors announced that it is stopping production of its popular electric

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Drive Your Wind Turbine To Work with the Aiolos Concept from Kyoung Soo Na

Drive Your Wind Turbine To Work with the Aiolos Concept from Kyoung Soo Na

The Aiolos Concept from designer Kyoung Soo Na is a proposed solution to the air pollution of South Korea. In the Aiolos, you can drive to work in a wind turbine, which generates more energy the faster

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Lotus Reports That It Will Bring Its Ethos City Car Concept to Market in 2014

Lotus Reports That It Will Bring Its Ethos City Car Concept to Market in 2014

Just after our recent Tesla Roadster test drive in Silicon Valley, we saw not one but seven Lotus sports cars being tested on the 680N freeway in the East Bay and wondered what Lotus is up to these days.

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Life Cycle Assessment Proves Electric Vehicles are a Cleaner Choice

Life Cycle Assessment Proves Electric Vehicles are a Cleaner Choice

A report released earlier this month took into account the entire life cycle of hybrid, electric and gas powered cars -- analyzing everything from gathering resources to disposing of used vehicles -- and

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Mitsubishi and Hawaii Promote Electric Vehicles Through Additional Rebates and EV Charging Stations

Mitsubishi and Hawaii Promote Electric Vehicles Through Additional Rebates and EV Charging Stations

  Automaker Mitsubishi and the state of Hawaii are teaming up to promote the use of electric cars across the islands. The plan is to offer an extra $4,500 discount on electric cars sold in

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Willie Tay’s Zeleritas Electric Concept Vehicle Is a Sweet Single-Passenger Racer

Willie Tay’s Zeleritas Electric Concept Vehicle Is a Sweet Single-Passenger Racer

What do you get when you combine a monocoque carbon fiber body with a single seat, a retractable glass roof, and electric racing tech? The Zeleritas electric racing concept from designer Willie Tay. This

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VIDEO: Inhabitat Test Drives the Chevy Volt!

VIDEO: Inhabitat Test Drives the Chevy Volt!

When Chevrolet offered me a chance to test drive their brand new electric car, the Chevy Volt, several months ago I jumped at the chance. After all, I have been following the growing momentum of

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Electric Diwheel is a New Kind of Urban Vehicle That Can Flip Its Driver Upside Down

Electric Diwheel is a New Kind of Urban Vehicle That Can Flip Its Driver Upside Down

The future of urban transportation might feel more like a theme park than stop and go traffic if this electric diwheel catches on. Fourteen students from the University of Adelaide, Australia have

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TEST DRIVE: Inhabitat Takes the Tesla Roadster for a Spin in Silicon Valley

TEST DRIVE: Inhabitat Takes the Tesla Roadster for a Spin in Silicon Valley

The day was hot and the car was very, very fast. Electric cars have all of their power available to you at all times, so if you want to, say, take the car from 0-40 in two seconds, your lungs will simply

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Volvo Rolls Out C30 Electric Hatchback in Europe

Volvo Rolls Out C30 Electric Hatchback in Europe

The Volvo C30, a cute and functional modern hatchback, is now being created in electric form for European customers. Volvo has just announced that the first deliveries of the green vehicle will begin at

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Car Bodies That Double as Batteries Extend EV Range While Cutting Weight

Car Bodies That Double as Batteries Extend EV Range While Cutting Weight

It may look like any other car, but the battery-powered vehicle in Emile Greenhalgh’s laboratory could just steer us towards the future of electric transportation. One of the most salient issues in

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