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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 is an

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Dawn EV: Valmet Unveils Crazy Wireless Charging Electric Car in Geneva

Dawn EV: Valmet Unveils Crazy Wireless Charging Electric Car in Geneva

Valmet Automotive currently builds electric vehicles like the Fisker Karma, but at this year's Geneva Motor Show, the EV builder unveiled this crazy looking Dawn EV concept car. The Dawn EV is an

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Why the Halt in Chevy Volt Production Doesn’t Foretell Electric Vehicle Doomsday

Why the Halt in Chevy Volt Production Doesn’t Foretell Electric Vehicle Doomsday

When General Motors unveiled plans to temporarily halt production of the plug-in hybrid Chevy Volt for five weeks, the announcement was widely portrayed as the demise of one of our favorite vehicles.

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Toyota FT-Bh Super Mini Hybrid Concept Unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show

Toyota FT-Bh Super Mini Hybrid Concept Unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show

Toyota has just unveiled the FT-Bh hybrid concept at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. Toyota's mini hybrid concept minimizes emissions by using economically viable technologies and manufacturing methods. The

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Justin Bieber Gets a Fisker Karma Hybrid for His 18th Birthday

Justin Bieber Gets a Fisker Karma Hybrid for His 18th Birthday

Pop singer Justin Bieber turns 18 today and to celebrate his birthday, he'll be presented with the car of his dreams on the Ellen DeGeneres Show. So why are we so excited about this? Well because Bieber's

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TEST DRIVE: Inhabitat Takes a Chilly But Impressive Ride in the Mitsubishi i EV

TEST DRIVE: Inhabitat Takes a Chilly But Impressive Ride in the Mitsubishi i EV

We had been warned to precondition the cabin of the i by remote starting the heater to pull the energy off the grid before starting off, because using the HVAC in the i can reduce your range. We didn't

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Leaked Pictures of Infiniti’s Sexy Emerg-E Plug-in Hybrid Revealed Before Geneva Motor Show

Leaked Pictures of Infiniti’s Sexy Emerg-E Plug-in Hybrid Revealed Before Geneva Motor Show

The first pictures of Infiniti's racy new electric supercar were just leaked ahead of its official unveiling at the Geneva Motor Show, which takes place in a couple of weeks. Sexy, sophisticated, and

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Audi Launches A3 E-tron Electric Vehicle Pilot Program

Audi Launches A3 E-tron Electric Vehicle Pilot Program

Audi just took its first step into the expanding U.S. electric vehicle landscape by launching a pilot program for the hotly anticipated battery-electric Audi A3 e-tron. The A3 e-tron pilot program will

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GM Launches Low Emissions Package for the 2012 Chevy Volt in California

GM Launches Low Emissions Package for the 2012 Chevy Volt in California

GM has announced a new low emissions package for the 2012 Chevy Volt, which will provide a few extra green benefits for Volt owners in California. Volts with the special add-on, which is now standard in

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“Bricked” Tesla Roadster Battery Launches Electric Vehicle Debate

“Bricked” Tesla Roadster Battery Launches Electric Vehicle Debate

The electric car community is up in arms about a story involving a "dead" Tesla Roadster and its owner. Max Drucker, a Tesla Roadster owner had the unfortunate experience of his beloved Roadster's battery

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Toyota to Unveil FT-Bh Super Mini Hybrid Concept at Geneva Motor Show

Toyota to Unveil FT-Bh Super Mini Hybrid Concept at Geneva Motor Show

Toyota is set to unveil a new super mini hybrid concept, the FT-Bh, at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show on March 6th. According to Toyota, the new hybrid concept has about the same interior room as the Toyota

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Tesla and Mercedes-Benz to Collaborate on a New Mercedes EV

Tesla and Mercedes-Benz to Collaborate on a New Mercedes EV

Tesla has already collaborated with Toyota for an EV version of the Toyota RAV4 and now it's being reported that the highly sought after car company is set to work with Mercedes-Benz on a new electric

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