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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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New Study Reveals that Environmental Impact of Electric Cars Depends on Location

New Study Reveals that Environmental Impact of Electric Cars Depends on Location

Although nothing comes out the tailpipe, electric vehicles do produce carbon emissions and other pollutants; the amount of emissions all depends on the power source from which they are charged. A new

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2013 Chevy Volt Gets a New “EV Hold Mode” and Styling Updates

2013 Chevy Volt Gets a New “EV Hold Mode” and Styling Updates

Word on the street today is that General Motors will be updating the 2013 Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid with some styling upgrades and a new "EV Hold Mode" that will allow the Volt to stay in electric-only

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GM Restarts Chevy Volt Production Earlier than Expected

GM Restarts Chevy Volt Production Earlier than Expected

GM halted production of the Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid in early March due to rising inventory, but now the automaker has restarted production earlier than expected. GM originally planned on temporarily

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Nissan Does Away with the $99 Reservation Fee for its Leaf Electric Vehicle

Nissan Does Away with the $99 Reservation Fee for its Leaf Electric Vehicle

When Nissan first launched the Leaf electric car, buyers had to make a reservation on Nissan's website and pay a $99 reservation fee. Now Nissan is making the buying process easier by allowing customers

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Ford Focus Electric Becomes the First All-Electric NASCAR Pace Car

Ford Focus Electric Becomes the First All-Electric NASCAR Pace Car

Ford has announced that the new 2012 Ford Focus Electric is set to become the first all-electric pace car ever to lead the field for a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at the Richmond 400. The Focus Electric

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PHOTOS: Fisker Atlantic Extended-Range EV Officially Unveiled in New York City!

PHOTOS: Fisker Atlantic Extended-Range EV Officially Unveiled in New York City!

At the unveiling Fisker chairman and founder Henrik Fisker stated "Fisker started this conversation about extended range vehicles. In 2007 no one was talking about extended range electric vehicles. This

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Audi Developing New ‘e-sound’ for e-tron Electric Vehicles

Audi Developing New ‘e-sound’ for e-tron Electric Vehicles

Audi recently shared with Inhabitat a development that it's been keeping under wraps - a new solution dubbed "e-sound" that helps pedestrians hear electric vehicles approaching. Audi's future e-tron

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2013 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid Vehicle Debuts at the New York Auto Show

2013 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid Vehicle Debuts at the New York Auto Show

The Lincoln brand has been without an independent design studio, relying on Ford to design their vehicles up until this new MKZ. It's the first step towards relaunching Lincoln and its new styling

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Chevy Volt Sales Surge 277% in March

Chevy Volt Sales Surge 277% in March

Sales of GM’s Chevrolet Volt are stronger than ever, with sales in March spiking to 2,289. The numbers gave the Volt its best month ever - up 277 percent from one year ago. The good news comes despite

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Buy a House in Illinois and Get a Free Tesla Model S Electric Sedan

Buy a House in Illinois and Get a Free Tesla Model S Electric Sedan

One home seller in Barrington, Illinois is apparently giving away a Tesla Model S electric sedan as a way to sweeten the deal for his $1.29 million house. According to the seller's website

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Fisker Atlantic Plug-in Hybrid Photos Leaked Ahead of New York Auto Show Debut

Fisker Atlantic Plug-in Hybrid Photos Leaked Ahead of New York Auto Show Debut

The first images of Fisker's next model, the Atlantic plug-in hybrid, have leaked onto the internet ahead of the model's upcoming debut at the 2012 New York Auto Show. Originally dubbed the Fisker Nina

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Ford to Use “Build-to-Order” Sales Model for the 2012 Focus Electric

Ford to Use “Build-to-Order” Sales Model for the 2012 Focus Electric

The word on the street today is that Ford will be rolling out the new Focus Electric in a "build-to-order" process that is similar to the production scheme used by PC manufacturer Dell. Mike Tinskey,

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California to Get New Network of EV Charging Stations

California to Get New Network of EV Charging Stations

Driving an electric car in California will soon be a lot easier thanks to a new $120 million dollar settlement. California governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. has announced a $120 million settlement with NRG

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Infiniti to Unveil New Nissan Leaf-Based EV at New York Auto Show

Infiniti to Unveil New Nissan Leaf-Based EV at New York Auto Show

Nissan's Infiniti luxury brand is about to get a new electric vehicle that will be based on the Nissan Leaf EV. Nissan is being quiet about the details of the upcoming Infiniti EV, but company officials

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VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: Inhabitat Gets Electric Vehicle Fever at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show

VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: Inhabitat Gets Electric Vehicle Fever at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show

Inhabitat's Jill Fehrenbacher recently hit the scene of the 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, where she toured the laser-filled show to bring you an exclusive look at the world's

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First 2012 Coda All-Electric Sedan Rolls Off the Line

First 2012 Coda All-Electric Sedan Rolls Off the Line

Coda Automotive has announced that its first all-electric sedan has been produced at its plant in Benicia, CA. The first EV to roll off the line is a silver sedan with a 31 kWh battery pack. “This

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