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Fisker Investigates Cause of Second Karma Plug-In Hybrid Fire

Fisker Investigates Cause of Second Karma Plug-In Hybrid Fire

Last Friday a Fisker Karma plug-in hybrid caught fire in Woodside, California. Thankfully there were no passengers in the Karma at the time that flames erupted from the driver's side front corner of the

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MIT’s Folding Hiriko City Car Set to Hit the Market Next Year for $16,000

MIT’s Folding Hiriko City Car Set to Hit the Market Next Year for $16,000

As our city centers become more and more populated, new transportation ideas are being developed to keep the population moving. The Hiriko Fold city car is an ultra-compact car that can fold upright to

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Ford Launches the Only Front-Wheel-Drive Hybrid Transmission Made in North America

Ford Launches the Only Front-Wheel-Drive Hybrid Transmission Made in North America

Ford is celebrating the launch of its new HF35 front-wheel-drive hybrid transmissions, which will be produced at its Van Dyke transmission plant in Sterling Heights, MI. The new transmission for hybrid

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Audi’s “Electric Life” Series Follows Audi’s A3 Electric Car in the Real World

Audi’s “Electric Life” Series Follows Audi’s A3 Electric Car in the Real World

Audi just released the first YouTube video from its “Electric Life” series, which chronicles the daily lives of Audi’s “e-Pilots” that have been given an A3 e-tron prototype

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2013 Ford C-MAX Energi is the Most Affordable Plug-in Hybrid Available in America

2013 Ford C-MAX Energi is the Most Affordable Plug-in Hybrid Available in America

Ford has just announced that the all-new 2013 C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid is now America’s most affordable plug-in hybrid. Ford's first production plug-in hybrid, the C-MAX Energi is officially priced

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Honda Delivers the First 2013 Fit EV to a Couple in California

Honda Delivers the First 2013 Fit EV to a Couple in California

The 2013 Fit EV is now officially available in California and Oregon. Honda has delivered the first 2013 Honda Fit EV to a customer in Southern California. Ventura County, California, residents, Matt and

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Rimac Automobili’s 1,088 Horsepower Concept One Electric Supercar To Debut this Fall

Rimac Automobili’s 1,088 Horsepower Concept One Electric Supercar To Debut this Fall

Last year Rimac Automobili unveiled the Concept One electric supercar to the auto industry in Frankfurt, and now the 1,088 horsepower car is set to be shown to the public in September at the UK’s Salon

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World’s First Nissan LEAF Electric Stretch Limo Hits the Streets in Tennessee

World’s First Nissan LEAF Electric Stretch Limo Hits the Streets in Tennessee

A hotel in Nashville, Tennessee has created the world's first electric Nissan LEAF stretch limo. This is probably one of the last cars that you would ever think of seeing converted into a limousine, but

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ECOmove Announces 500 Mile Range Electric Vehicle Based on the QBEAK E-Car

ECOmove Announces 500 Mile Range Electric Vehicle Based on the QBEAK E-Car

Danish electric car manufacturer ECOmove has announced plans to develop an electric car based on the company's QBEAK city car that will feature a whopping 500 mile driving range. Dubbed the Modular Energy

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World’s First Hydrogen-Powered Formula One Race Car Competes at Silverstone

World’s First Hydrogen-Powered Formula One Race Car Competes at Silverstone

The world's first hydrogen fuel cell-powered Formula One race car recently competed against over 100 other gas-powered race cars at the Silverstone circuit in the UK. Delft University of Technology

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Japan’s Modi-Corp Unveils Build-It-Yourself Pius Electric Car!

Japan’s Modi-Corp Unveils Build-It-Yourself Pius Electric Car!

Japan's Modi-Corp has just unveiled a new electric car called the Pius that you can actually build yourself! The Pius, not to be confused with the Toyota Prius, is a single-seat electric car that will be

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Drayson Racing Electric Car Sets World Record at Goodwood Festival of Speed

Drayson Racing Electric Car Sets World Record at Goodwood Festival of Speed

Drayson Racing Technologies just set a world record with its new electric-powered prototype racing car, the B12/69EV, at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed hillclimb. In front of thousands of fans,

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Fisker Automotive Teams Up With Leonardo DiCaprio to Promote Global Sustainability

Fisker Automotive Teams Up With Leonardo DiCaprio to Promote Global Sustainability

Fisker Automotive and actor Leonardo DiCaprio just announced that they will work together to promote global sustainability. Both Fisker and DiCaprio are deeply committed to the cause - Leonardo is an

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TEST DRIVE: 2013 Honda Fit EV Is The Most Fuel Efficient Car in the US, With Few Compromises

TEST DRIVE: 2013 Honda Fit EV Is The Most Fuel Efficient Car in the US, With Few Compromises

Next month the first deliveries of Honda’s highly anticipated electric car, the 2013 Honda Fit EV will kick off. As the Fit EV goes head to head with other full electric vehicles such as the Nissan LEAF

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Audi R8 e-tron Electric Car Sets World Record on the Nürburgring Nordschleife

Audi R8 e-tron Electric Car Sets World Record on the Nürburgring Nordschleife

This fall Audi's first electric car, the R8 e-tron will arrive in Audi showrooms, and it just set a world record by the completing a lap on Germany's Nürburgring Nordschleife faster than any other

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Eggasus is a Personal Egg-Shaped Electric Vehicle for the Future

Eggasus is a Personal Egg-Shaped Electric Vehicle for the Future

This egg-shaped vehicle may look like something out of the movies, but the Eggasus is a new personal electric vehicle that is set to launch in the U.S. this fall. Unlike the current electric vehicles on

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Nissan LEAF Electric Car to Attempt World Record for Driving in Reverse!

Nissan LEAF Electric Car to Attempt World Record for Driving in Reverse!

Nissan is going to show the world just how fun their LEAF electric car is at the upcoming Goodwood Festival of Speed in the U.K., and they're going to do it in reverse. Thanks to its electric powertrain,

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First Batch of Tesla Model S Electric Sedans Hit the Streets One Month Early!

First Batch of Tesla Model S Electric Sedans Hit the Streets One Month Early!

Tesla’s first batch of highly-anticipated Model S electric sedans were delivered to customers this past Friday - one month ahead of schedule - at an invitation-only event at the Tesla Factory in

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2012 Tesla Model S Electric Sedan is Officially Rated at 89 MPGe with a 265 Mile Range

2012 Tesla Model S Electric Sedan is Officially Rated at 89 MPGe with a 265 Mile Range

Tomorrow is a big day for Tesla, with expectations high for the first deliveries of the all-new Tesla Model S sedan. We've now learned that the EPA has officially rated the Tesla Model S electric sedan at

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BMW Unveils Updated i3 and New i Pedelec Electric Bicycle in London

BMW Unveils Updated i3 and New i Pedelec Electric Bicycle in London

To coincide with the opening of the world’s first BMW i Store on London’s Park Lane, BMW has unveiled an updated i3 concept and the i Pedelec concept electric bicycle. The updated i3 is based on the

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The Lit C-1: The Electric Motorcycle-Car That Stays Upright In A Collision

The Lit C-1: The Electric Motorcycle-Car That Stays Upright In A Collision

We've seen electric cars and electric bikes, but this is the first time we've seen a vehicle that combines elements of the two. Not just that, but Lit Motor's Lit C-1—a compact two-wheeler—also

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The New Lexus ES300h: We Test Drive the First Ever Hybrid ES in Oregon Wine Country

The New Lexus ES300h: We Test Drive the First Ever Hybrid ES in Oregon Wine Country

Before we get into any more details about the car, I should mention that I'm not a car expert - but if you're reading this, you probably aren't, either. Lexus provided us with a comprehensive press packet

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Tesla to Deliver the First Model S Electric Sedans on June 22

Tesla to Deliver the First Model S Electric Sedans on June 22

Tesla Motors has announced that the first deliveries of its new Model S electric sedan will begin on June 22nd, ahead of the previously  predicted July delivery date. The first Model S buyers will

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Ample Eo Debuts as the World’s First All Electric Quadricycle

Ample Eo Debuts as the World’s First All Electric Quadricycle

The guys over at Autoblog were on hand when Ample International unveiled the Eo, a new small electric vehicle that Ample is calling the “world’s first e-quadricycle.” The Eo was on display at the

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Smart Announces Plan to Launch Electric Scooter in 2014

Smart Announces Plan to Launch Electric Scooter in 2014

Daimler's Smart division, best known for small cars like the Smart ForTwo, has announced that it will bring an electric scooter to the market in 2014. Smart originally unveiled the escooter in 2010,

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Ford Dealerships Get Environmental Assessment in Preparation for 2012 Ford Focus Electric Rollout

Ford Dealerships Get Environmental Assessment in Preparation for 2012 Ford Focus Electric Rollout

By any measure, the release of Ford's 2012 Focus Electric is a big deal. It's the company's first all-electric car, and Ford says it can be recharged in nearly half the time it takes to

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Audi Unveils Its First Hybrid, the 2013 Q5 Hybrid Quattro

Audi Unveils Its First Hybrid, the 2013 Q5 Hybrid Quattro

Audi recently unveiled some changes to their 2013 Audi Q5 midsize SUV range, which will include their first ever hybrid model. The 2013 Audi Q5 Hybrid Quattro combines a four-cylinder engine with an

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Coda and China’s Great Wall Motors Announce Plans for an Affordable Electric Car

Coda and China’s Great Wall Motors Announce Plans for an Affordable Electric Car

Coda Automotive and China's Great Wall Motors have announced plans to co-develop an affordable electric vehicle that will be the first all-electric vehicle for worldwide distribution. The electric vehicle

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TEST DRIVE: Inhabitat Conquers Range Anxiety in the All-Electric Nissan LEAF

TEST DRIVE: Inhabitat Conquers Range Anxiety in the All-Electric Nissan LEAF

First off, what does it take to keep a Nissan LEAF juiced up and happy? You can plug it into a standard grounded household outlet (110-120 volts) and get a full charge in 7 hours, or you can plug it into

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