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Google Gets the First 2012 Ford Focus Electric Before Everyone Else

Google Gets the First 2012 Ford Focus Electric Before Everyone Else

The long-awaited 2012 Ford Focus Electric is currently available for pre-order, but the lucky folks at Google already have their hands on one! The first production unit was presented to the company just

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Leaf-Shaped Lotus Electric Vehicle Charger Doubles as a Solar-Powered LED Streetlight!

Leaf-Shaped Lotus Electric Vehicle Charger Doubles as a Solar-Powered LED Streetlight!

Springing up from the ground like a large leaf, the Lotus is a solar-powered electric vehicle charger that doubles as an LED streetlight and a sheltered bench. Perfect for parks and parking areas alike,

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Top 6 Transportation Stories of 2011 – Vote for Your Favorite!

Top 6 Transportation Stories of 2011 – Vote for Your Favorite!

2011 was another great year for green transportation, with the unveiling of numerous new electric vehicles, planes, trains and more. With green transportation solidifying its status as a viable

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Fisker Karma Batteries Pose Safety Issues, Fix is in the Works

Fisker Karma Batteries Pose Safety Issues, Fix is in the Works

A123, the battery manufacturer that supplies power packs to Fisker Automotive, has admitted that some batteries installed in the Karma may malfunction due to misaligned hose clamps. The hose clamps could

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Ikea in Emeryville, California Installs Four Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Ikea in Emeryville, California Installs Four Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

As a part of its partnership with ECOtality, Inc. the Ikea store in Emeryville, California has installed four Blink Level 2 electric vehicle charging stations. Ikea has made the green news quite a bit

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US Army Gets Takes a Plug-In Hybrid Electric Armored Vehicle for a Test Run

US Army Gets Takes a Plug-In Hybrid Electric Armored Vehicle for a Test Run

The Army has just received the first prototype of a plug-in hybrid electric armored vehicle at their U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) in Warren, Michigan.

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Wireless Car Charging Could Be Here As Soon as 2013 from Companies Including Evatran, WiTricity, and HaloIPT

Wireless Car Charging Could Be Here As Soon as 2013 from Companies Including Evatran, WiTricity, and HaloIPT

Wireless electric car charging, the technology many said was too inefficient or impractical to be a success, now appears to be a top priority for many automakers and electronics suppliers. We recently

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First Ford Focus Electric Vehicles Roll Off Production Lines in Michigan

First Ford Focus Electric Vehicles Roll Off Production Lines in Michigan

Ford Motor Company just officially started production on its new Ford Focus Electric 2012 model in its Wayne, Michigan assembly plant. The Ford Focus Electric is the first EV of its kind to receive a 100

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$20,000 EnviroTech Lightning Electric Hot Rod Hits 60 MPH in 5 Seconds

$20,000 EnviroTech Lightning Electric Hot Rod Hits 60 MPH in 5 Seconds

If you're buying an electric car for fun or just running around town, how about a little hot rod like this Lightning Electric Car? It's lighter, which means more power, and has better range and

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Rinspeed’s New Dock + Go Mobility Concept Turns Your City Car Into a Road-Tripping Truck

Rinspeed’s New Dock + Go Mobility Concept Turns Your City Car Into a Road-Tripping Truck

One of the reasons Americans are still buying huge vehicles is that they occasionally need to haul large loads across town or on a road trip, and small cars just don't do the job. Rinspeed has come up

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Bulletproof Solar-Powered Jo-Mojo Electric Roadster to Hit the Streets Next Year

Bulletproof Solar-Powered Jo-Mojo Electric Roadster to Hit the Streets Next Year

Estonian auto company Dartz Kombat is known for making the Prombron -- basically a bulletproof Hummer on steriods - however they recently announced plans to go 'green' by launching a bulletproof

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Daimler Announces Plans for B-Class E-Cell Plug-in Hybrid With Inductive Charging

Daimler Announces Plans for B-Class E-Cell Plug-in Hybrid With Inductive Charging

Daimler is working hard to integrate wireless inductive charging into their B-Class E-Cell plug-in hybrid, and they say they have nearly achieved success. Inductive charging is a system by which a vehicle

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Volkswagen Unveils Its Plug-in Hybrid AWD Cross Coupe Concept at the Tokyo Auto Show

Volkswagen Unveils Its Plug-in Hybrid AWD Cross Coupe Concept at the Tokyo Auto Show

Volkswagen has just revealed its new plug-in hybrid AWD Cross Coupe Concept at the Tokyo Motor Show, and it displays the direction the company will be heading in its design for future vehicles. We love

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Fisker Karma Named Top Car of the Year by BBC’s Top Gear

Fisker Karma Named Top Car of the Year by BBC’s Top Gear

Henrik Fisker and the Fisker Automotive team are racking up quite the list of awards this year – and their pile might just about be complete with their latest accolade. The UK’s immensely

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BMW and Toyota May Team Up to Create the Next Generation of Lithium-Ion Batteries

BMW and Toyota May Team Up to Create the Next Generation of Lithium-Ion Batteries

The rumor mill is hot this week with news that BMW and Toyota are about to announce a partnership to research the next generation of lithium-ion batteries for electric cars. If this partnership comes to

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New Graphene Lithium-Air Batteries Increase Energy Density and Decrease Costs

New Graphene Lithium-Air Batteries Increase Energy Density and Decrease Costs

In a not so distant future the concept of electric vehicle range anxiety may completely disappear thanks to research by laboratories across the nation. Technology took a step closer to that future today

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Jay Leno Drives His Chevrolet Volt Gas Free for an Astounding 11,000 Miles

Jay Leno Drives His Chevrolet Volt Gas Free for an Astounding 11,000 Miles

// Photo via Jay Leno's Garage Jay Leno is known to have quite the car collection - around 100 in all, not including 90 motorcycles - but until recently, he didn't own an electric vehicle! But after

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Infiniti Releases Teaser Shots of Its Upcoming Plug-in Hybrid Sports Car Concept

Infiniti Releases Teaser Shots of Its Upcoming Plug-in Hybrid Sports Car Concept

Infiniti has just released photos of its upcoming plug-in hybrid sports car concept, to be released in March 2012 at the Geneva Motor Show. The company is promising a “highly advanced,

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Northwestern University Researchers Create Breakthrough Batteries That Could Give EVs 500 Mile Range, 10 Minute Charge Time

Northwestern University Researchers Create Breakthrough Batteries That Could Give EVs 500 Mile Range, 10 Minute Charge Time

Researchers led by professor Harold Kung at Northwestern University have just developed a breakthrough battery technology that could allow electric cars to run 10 times longer and recharge 10 times

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New Study Says That Hybrid Drivers Are 25% Less Likely to Be Injured in a Crash

New Study Says That Hybrid Drivers Are 25% Less Likely to Be Injured in a Crash

A new study by the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) shows that hybrids cause 25% fewer injuries in crashes than their internal combustion engine counterparts. Traditionally, drivers have had to

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EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: Croatia’s First EV Prototype the DOK-ING XD Unveiled at the LA Auto Show

EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: Croatia’s First EV Prototype the DOK-ING XD Unveiled at the LA Auto Show

What is perhaps most surprising about the DOK-ING XD is that it doesn't come from a car company. DOK-ING is a 20 year-old Croatian company that designs and manufactures robotic mining and firefighting

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EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: Audi’s Hybrid Diesel E-Tron Spyder Concept at the LA Auto Show

EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: Audi’s Hybrid Diesel E-Tron Spyder Concept at the LA Auto Show

Sadly, this concept probably won't ever make it to market, though it is rumored that a car that looks like this may join the Audi lineup with a conventional internal combustion engine sometime soon. The

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Coda Lowers the Price of Their Electric Car and Announces Start of Production

Coda Lowers the Price of Their Electric Car and Announces Start of Production

Coda claims that its batteries have a range of 150 miles, and that it charges faster than the Nissan Leaf or Chevy Volt. The company also offers a 10-year, 100,000-mile warranty on its batteries. The

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European Testing Ranks the Fisker Karma at 112 mpg!

European Testing Ranks the Fisker Karma at 112 mpg!

As we are not conspiracy theorists, we think it must have to do with how the vehicles are being driven and what is considered normal conditions for testing. The Fisker Karma is a series plug-in hybrid,

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Ford Announces That Its Evos Plug-in Hybrid Will Make Its U.S. Debut in January

Ford Announces That Its Evos Plug-in Hybrid Will Make Its U.S. Debut in January

The focus of the EVOS is actually on technology more than its eco-friendly credentials. The car allegedly adjusts its driving style based on driver profile, map, and weather data pulled from the cloud. It

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German Museum Recreates the World’s Oldest Electric Car and Rides in It!

German Museum Recreates the World’s Oldest Electric Car and Rides in It!

Employees at the Autovision Museum in Germany weren't content just staring at the historic plans for the world's first electric vehicle, they wanted to actually ride in it! So they recreated the fabled

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Daihatsu Prepares Three Tiny New “Kei” Cars for the Tokyo Auto Show

Daihatsu Prepares Three Tiny New “Kei” Cars for the Tokyo Auto Show

Daihatsu is proving its ability to work with a diverse line of products: The FC ShoCase is a fuel cell vehicle that contains no precious metals, while the PICO EV works in a variety of configurations and

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