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Electric Vehicles Could Account for 70% Reduction in Lung Illnesses

Electric Vehicles Could Account for 70% Reduction in Lung Illnesses

Despite its strict tailpipe emission standards, California is still the state with the dirtiest air due to its geography that traps pollution and the fact that it is the state with the largest number of

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Aerodynamic Seven Electric Car Achieves Super Efficient 207.5 MPGe

Aerodynamic Seven Electric Car Achieves Super Efficient 207.5 MPGe

After falling short in last summer’s Progressive Automotive X-Prize competition, the Illuminati team’s vehicle, “Seven,” has recently proven itself, hitting 207.5 miles per gallon equivalent at a

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San Francisco to Allow Electric Vehicle Owners to Juice Up for Free

San Francisco to Allow Electric Vehicle Owners to Juice Up for Free

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee just announced that electric vehicle charging will be made available free of charge in city-owned parking garages and at San Francisco International Airport until the end of

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Nebraska Prepares NEV Bill To Allow Slow EVs on State Roads

Nebraska Prepares NEV Bill To Allow Slow EVs on State Roads

Electric vehicles are going mainstream, but one area that lags behind is the legality of driving a slow EV, or neighborhood EV, on public roads. Nebraska is taking steps to become the 36th state to allow

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2,200MPG Celeritas Solar Car Wins Shell Eco-Marathon

2,200MPG Celeritas Solar Car Wins Shell Eco-Marathon

Solar cars are rapidly becoming more and more efficient, but they're going to have to step up their game in order to beat the Celeritas, a 275 lb vehicle that can travel 2,200 miles per gallon. The car,

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BMW CEO Announces ActiveE, Then Bashes Electric Vehicles

BMW CEO Announces ActiveE, Then Bashes Electric Vehicles

In advance of the New York International Auto Show, BMW CEO Jim O’Donnell announced to the Detroit News that the company will be releasing 1,100 of it’s newest electric vehicle, the ActiveE. That's

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Unmodified Nissan LEAF Enters Pike’s Peak Hill Climb Race

Unmodified Nissan LEAF Enters Pike’s Peak Hill Climb Race

That an electric car would enter the grueling Pike's Peak Hill Climb race is not in itself surprising: last year's champion was Ikuo Hanawa's custom-built EV Sports Concept HER-02 from Japan. That a

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Revenge of the Electric Car: New Film Follows the Race To Develop Viable EVs

Revenge of the Electric Car: New Film Follows the Race To Develop Viable EVs

  Who killed the electric car? Not GM. Revenge of the Electric Car, a new film from the makers of the original film criticizing GM for pulling its EVs off the market takes viewers behind the

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Mitsubishi’s Electric i to Be Most Affordable Electric Car Available in US at $21K

Mitsubishi’s Electric i to Be Most Affordable Electric Car Available in US at $21K

Mitsubishi announced at the New York auto show that its all-electric i car will cost just over $21,000 after the $7,000 federal tax rebate for EVs. The goal was to get the price under $20k, but the

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Charge Your Electric Car at Night and You Could Help Diminish Harmful Ozone Levels

Charge Your Electric Car at Night and You Could Help Diminish Harmful Ozone Levels

A recent study shows that charging your electric vehicle at night could help diminish harmful pollutants at the Earth's surface. The study was conducted by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

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Fisker Karma Electric Sedan Will be Ready for Sale This Summer

Fisker Karma Electric Sedan Will be Ready for Sale This Summer

Fisker Automotive, an ambitious start-up raising funds to manufacture green luxury cars, has announced that they’ve reached their $1 billion dollar goal! With ample funds now in hand the company is

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Nissan Unveils Carbon-Bodied LEAF NISMO RC Electric Racecar

Nissan Unveils Carbon-Bodied LEAF NISMO RC Electric Racecar

Nissan is turning its all-electric Nissan LEAF into a zero-emissions race car. The LEAF NISMO RC prototype debuted this week at the New York Auto Show. The vehicle is powered by a lithium ion battery,

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T3 Motion’s R3 Electric Three Wheeler is Ready to Hit the Streets

T3 Motion’s R3 Electric Three Wheeler is Ready to Hit the Streets

T3 Motion's R3 Electric Three Wheeler will be hitting the streets soon -- and you can reserve yours today for just a $500 deposit. The R3’s ultramodern dashboard features a Galaxy Tab that digitally

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Green Overdrive Video: Tesla’s Apple-Inspired Stores

Green Overdrive Video: Tesla’s Apple-Inspired Stores

Tesla has a new inspiration for selling its pioneering electric car: Apple. Last Summer Tesla hired George Blankenship to be in charge of its interactive in-store customer experience. Blankenship is well

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Ford Releases List of Top 25 Electric Vehicle Friendly Cities

Ford Releases List of Top 25 Electric Vehicle Friendly Cities

Ford Motor Company just released a list of the top 25 electric vehicle (EV) friendly cities in anticipation of the release of their Ford Focus Electric later this year. The list was compiled by

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Bulli: Volkswagen Releases an All-Electric Concept Version of the Classic VW Bus

Bulli: Volkswagen Releases an All-Electric Concept Version of the Classic VW Bus

In the spirit of the iconic VW bus that debuted over 60 years ago, Volkswagen unveiled a new compact concept version, the Bulli. Named after what Germans called the original version, the new bus runs on

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Breaking News: TREXA Unveils New Enertube Prototype

Breaking News: TREXA Unveils New Enertube Prototype

Electric vehicle platform maker TREXA has just unveiled a new production prototype in conjunction with filing for a patent for the company's unique Enertube energy storage system. TREXA's Enertube is a

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Audi’s All-Electric E-Tron A3 Concept Car Could Hit the Market in 2013

Audi’s All-Electric E-Tron A3 Concept Car Could Hit the Market in 2013

Audi has just revealed their all-electric E-Tron A3 concept car and unlike some of their past ideas (like the E-Tron Type C) this vehicle is no exercise in design - it's a market-ready no-emissions

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Green Overdrive Video: Wrightspeed Retrofits Trucks to Go Electric

Green Overdrive Video: Wrightspeed Retrofits Trucks to Go Electric

Cutting down on the fuel usage of company trucks and fleets could make a major dent in the oil consumption of the U.S. Silicon Valley-based startup Wrightspeed is led by a co-founder of Tesla Motors, and

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The New Four Door SIM-LEI Electric Car Drives 207 Miles in One Charge

The New Four Door SIM-LEI Electric Car Drives 207 Miles in One Charge

The future of electric cars is here, and the Japanese SIM-LEI EV four seater from SIM-DRIVE has now joined the ranks. Electric cars have been making the news a lot lately, and with each new release

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MiraQua: A Tiny Electric Car You Enter Through the Front Like Steve Urkel’s

MiraQua: A Tiny Electric Car You Enter Through the Front Like Steve Urkel’s

With President Obama aiming to have 1 million electric cars on the road by 2015, there has never been a better time for manufacturers of EVs to think big... or in this case, small.  Like the electric

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European Union May Ban Gas Fueled Cars in Cities by 2050

European Union May Ban Gas Fueled Cars in Cities by 2050

An ambitious new proposal in the European Union calls for the elimination of fossil fuel-burning vehicles in cities by the year 2050. The radical plan, proposed by the European Commission, would prohibit

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Next Generation Fisker Hybrids to Have Lighter Engines

Next Generation Fisker Hybrids to Have Lighter Engines

Fisker's next generation of hot hybrid cars are likely to have lighter, dedicated three- or four-cylinder engines, according to Autoblog. The company is seriously looking into the Lotus Engineering

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Fisker Unveils First Karma Hybrid Fresh from the Assembly Line

Fisker Unveils First Karma Hybrid Fresh from the Assembly Line

Last year we showcased the Karma 1, a plug-in hybrid that can go from zero to 60 in under six seconds, has a top speed of 120 mph, and offers an average fuel efficiency of 100 mpg. Designed by Henrik

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AT&T Will Provide Wireless Control of the Ford Focus Electric

AT&T Will Provide Wireless Control of the Ford Focus Electric

Ford announced today that it will use AT&T's wireless network to connect the Ford Focus electric. Through the new MyFord Mobile smartphone app, Focus drivers will be able to control the car's

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Porsche Now Taking Pre-Orders for 918 Spyder Hybrid Super Car Priced at $845,000

Porsche Now Taking Pre-Orders for 918 Spyder Hybrid Super Car Priced at $845,000

We whet the appetites of sports car enthusiasts everywhere when we first mentioned Porsche's Spyder 918, but now they can really start salivating because the super fast  hybrid sports car is finally

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Giant Shoe Shaped Electric Vehicle by AoKang Cruises Chinese Streets

Giant Shoe Shaped Electric Vehicle by AoKang Cruises Chinese Streets

This crazy shoe shaped car is probably more appropriate for Mother Hubbard, but Chinese footwear company AoKang is actually behind the electric two-seater as a promo for their shoes. Capable of speeds up

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XL Hybrids Can Convert Your Gas-Guzzler Into a Hybrid Car

XL Hybrids Can Convert Your Gas-Guzzler Into a Hybrid Car

Many of us wish we could afford to buy a new hybrid or electric car, but until we get that promotion/new job/win the lottery, we're stuck with our gas-guzzlers. Now a Massachusetts-based company called XL

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Artega Introduces Hot New SE Electric Sports Car to Rival the Tesla Roadster

Artega Introduces Hot New SE Electric Sports Car to Rival the Tesla Roadster

Green speed demons may soon rejoice - in Europe, at least. Joining the ranks of the Tesla Roadster, Germany’s Artega SE is a new electric sports car which debuted at the recent Geneva Motor Show. The

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Used EV Batteries Will Help Power Ford’s Michigan Assembly Plant

Used EV Batteries Will Help Power Ford’s Michigan Assembly Plant

Ford is working with Xtreme Power to test the reuse of electric vehicle batteries for solar power storage at its Michigan Assembly Plant.

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