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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 muscle cars. Now a

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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) from the University of

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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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Google’s Self Driving Car Crashes – But It May Not Be How You Think

Google’s Self Driving Car Crashes – But It May Not Be How You Think

We've been following Google's awesome self-driving car since the search giant broke the news last fall that it was developing an autonomous, robotic car that drives itself. By using sensors and specially

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Siemens Study: Electric Cars More Convenient To Refuel Than Engined Cars

Siemens Study: Electric Cars More Convenient To Refuel Than Engined Cars

German electronics giant Siemens just released the results of a study of Munich EV owners and the results show that drivers in this compact European city find EVs quite suitable for everyday use - not

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Schneider Electric Unveils Two-Car Electric Vehicle Charger

Schneider Electric Unveils Two-Car Electric Vehicle Charger

Schneider Electric recently revealed a two-car electric vehicle charger for use outdoors, giving way to faster and more efficient charging of fleets and electric vehicles on the go. The new dual EV

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In-Road Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging Breakthrough Yields 90% Efficiency

In-Road Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging Breakthrough Yields 90% Efficiency

Utah State University researchers have made a breakthrough in the quest to make in-road electric vehicle chargers practical for the real world, managing to wirelessly transmit 5 kilowatts of electricity

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Opel Plans a Massive Rollout of Fuel Cell Luxury Cars for 2016

Opel Plans a Massive Rollout of Fuel Cell Luxury Cars for 2016

They say pioneers are the ones with arrows in their backs, but pioneers of new technologies are sometimes the first to be able to sell new products in volume after they have proven their worth. That seems

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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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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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