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Electric Car Sales Are Growing More Than 100 Percent Every Year

Electric Car Sales Are Growing More Than 100 Percent Every Year

Electric car sales continue to improve every year as more and more models hit the market and consumers begin to adopt the technology. A recent report shows that EV sales are currently growing at a rate of

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Elon Musk Responds to New Jersey’s Tesla Ban

Elon Musk Responds to New Jersey’s Tesla Ban

The founder of Tesla Motors, Elon Musk, recently released a statement condemning New Jersey governor Chris Christie for banning the sale of electric vehicles directly to consumers. Musk believes that, in

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How Smart Meters Could Optimize the United States’ Energy Grid for EV Charging

How Smart Meters Could Optimize the United States’ Energy Grid for EV Charging

Last year car buyers bought a record 100,000 electric vehicles - and that number is expected to grow more and more each year. As electric cars like the Tesla Model S and Nissan Leaf leave dealer

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Rimac’s 1088 Horsepower Concept_One is the Electric Hyper Car of the Future

Rimac’s 1088 Horsepower Concept_One is the Electric Hyper Car of the Future

The Rimac Concept_One's staggering amount of power comes from four sets of electric motors, each of which is fitted above a wheel. Rimac has developed an All-Wheel Torque Vectoring (AWTV) system that

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Miami Developer Offers Free Tesla Model S to Penthouse Buyers

Miami Developer Offers Free Tesla Model S to Penthouse Buyers

A Miami developer is offering an unusual perk for prospective tenants: if potential buyers play their cards right, they may receive a customized Telsa Model S free with their new penthouse. Property

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Tesla Supercharging Stations Enable Effortless Travel from LA to New York

Tesla Supercharging Stations Enable Effortless Travel from LA to New York

For the first time, Tesla Model S drivers can travel from coast to coast at no charge, thanks to a network of “superchargers” stretching across a number of major US cities. In the past, Model S

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Cars Merge Onto a Maglev Rail Line for High-Speed Travel in this Transportation Concept

Cars Merge Onto a Maglev Rail Line for High-Speed Travel in this Transportation Concept

Many visions for the future of transportation involve everyone being driven around on superfast, self-driving robotic cars or trains. Getting to that future, however, means letting go of the wheel and not

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Tesla’s Sales Surge at the End of 2013 with Highest Sales Ever in the Fourth Quarter

Tesla’s Sales Surge at the End of 2013 with Highest Sales Ever in the Fourth Quarter

Tesla is reporting that its sales in the fourth quarter of 2013 were the highest ever in the company's history, with almost 6,900 vehicles delivered. The sales in the last quarter of 2013 exceeded

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Navia: World’s First Commercial Driverless Electric Car Hits the Streets, Won’t Break Any Speed Records

Navia: World’s First Commercial Driverless Electric Car Hits the Streets, Won’t Break Any Speed Records

We've been hearing talk of self-driving cars for ages, but now it looks like rumor has finally become reality with the release of Navia, the world's first commercial driverless car. Surprisingly, a

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Nissan LEAF Electric Vehicles are Powering Office Buildings in Japan

Nissan LEAF Electric Vehicles are Powering Office Buildings in Japan

Nissan’s zero-emission LEAF electric vehicle may be used to power entire buildings in Japan. The car manufacturer successfully completed an early test of the ‘vehicle-to-building’ technology at the

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Apple’s VP Doug Field Joins Tesla Motors to Lead Vehicle Development

Apple’s VP Doug Field Joins Tesla Motors to Lead Vehicle Development

Tesla Motors is making waves in the automotive industry with a recent acquisition that makes its nickname the “Apple of carmakers" even more credible. The electric car giant announced yesterday that it

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Volvo’s New Electric Vehicle Battery Technology Stores Energy in a Car’s Body Panels

Volvo’s New Electric Vehicle Battery Technology Stores Energy in a Car’s Body Panels

Conventional batteries that power today's electric cars and hybrids take up space and add a lot of extra weight to the vehicles. Volvo just announced that it has developed a concept for lightweight

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New Palo Alto Building Code Requires Wiring for Electric Cars

New Palo Alto Building Code Requires Wiring for Electric Cars

A big hurdle facing potential electric vehicle owners is installing the equipment to charge their new car at home. Installing a home charging station can be a complicated process, often involving

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INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Chats with J Mays, VP of Global Design and Chief Creative Officer at Ford Motor Company

INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Chats with J Mays, VP of Global Design and Chief Creative Officer at Ford Motor Company

Automotive designer J Mays has become well-known as the design director of Ford Motor Company. Born in rural Oklahoma, Mays started working at his family's auto parts store at an early age with

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INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Talks Resilient Design with J Mays, VP of Global Design and Chief Creative Officer at Ford Motors

INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Talks Resilient Design with J Mays, VP of Global Design and Chief Creative Officer at Ford Motors

Few designers get the opportunity to define a brand as prominent as Ford, but for the last 16 years, J Mays has been the driving design force behind the vehicles coming off the car company's production

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Formula E Unveils Blazing Fast Spark-Renault Electric Race Car

Formula E Unveils Blazing Fast Spark-Renault Electric Race Car

Electric cars are going vroom. Earlier this week, FIA President Jean Todt and Formula E Holdings CEO Alejandro Agag revealed the new Spark-Renault SRT_01E fully electric single-seat racecar on the opening

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E-NV200 Zero Emissions Van Will be Nissan’s Second EV When it Arrives in 2014

E-NV200 Zero Emissions Van Will be Nissan’s Second EV When it Arrives in 2014

Small delivery vans spend countless hours delivering packages all over city centers - however they also deliver harmful emissions into the atmosphere. Well, Nissan is set to offer an alternative when the

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Tesla is Sucking Up the World’s Lithium Ion Battery Supply, Kick Starting Cell Production

Tesla is Sucking Up the World’s Lithium Ion Battery Supply, Kick Starting Cell Production

Green Car Reports says that Tesla is on track to deploy more than 1.6 million kilowatt-hour worth of batteries in 21,000 cars this year, and so far the electric carmaker has already sold 14,000 of its

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VIDEO: Inhabitat Interviews California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom!

VIDEO: Inhabitat Interviews California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom!

Inhabitat readers might remember that we interviewed California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom in 2009, back when he was the mayor of San Francisco in a live webcast that was open to any of our readers

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KAIST Unveils Folding Electric Micro Car That Can Fit Into Any Parking Space!

KAIST Unveils Folding Electric Micro Car That Can Fit Into Any Parking Space!

A team of Korean researchers just unveiled a tiny electric vehicle that can fold down to 5.24 feet - which is one third of the space that makes up a standard parking spot! Urban centers around the world

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Singapore’s First Driverless Electric Vehicle Hits the Streets for Testing

Singapore’s First Driverless Electric Vehicle Hits the Streets for Testing

A driverless electric vehicle is taking to the streets of Singapore - and it looks nothing like the autonomous vehicles that Google has been testing in California and other places. Nanyang Technological

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Design Your Ideal Electric Vehicle With Tuk Tuk Factory’s New Online Customization Tool

Design Your Ideal Electric Vehicle With Tuk Tuk Factory’s New Online Customization Tool

All vehicles are not created equal - you wouldn't take a sports car off-roading, or use a sedan as a food-truck. It's important to choose the right vehicle for the job, although we usually just have to

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P-Mob Solar-Powered Electric Car Receives €2.8 Million in Funding

P-Mob Solar-Powered Electric Car Receives €2.8 Million in Funding

Currently solar-powered vehicles remain a distant dream for electric vehicle fans. One of the biggest hurdles is the fact that the current on-board solar panels don't produce enough power to supply the

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KKA Unveils Solar-Powered EV Charging Stations Made From Locally Sourced Wood for Sweden

KKA Unveils Solar-Powered EV Charging Stations Made From Locally Sourced Wood for Sweden

+ Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture's charging stations are designed to be fabricated entirely from FSC-certified, locally sourced wood. Cars are separated from bikes and scooters via an elevated ramp

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KAIST Launches First Road-Charged OLEV Electric Buses in South Korea

KAIST Launches First Road-Charged OLEV Electric Buses in South Korea

Several years ago the Korean Advanced Institute of Technology (KAIST) unveiled their On Line Electric Vehicle (OLEV) charging system, which promised to charge cars and even city buses wirelessly through

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GM Drops Starting Price of 2014 Chevy Volt by $5,000

GM Drops Starting Price of 2014 Chevy Volt by $5,000

General Motors just announced that pricing for its 2014 Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid will now be almost $5,000 lower than the 2013 model at $34,995. This means that after available tax credits the starting

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BMW Unveils New 2014 i3 Electric Vehicle in New York City!

BMW Unveils New 2014 i3 Electric Vehicle in New York City!

Earlier this morning, BMW unveiled the brand new 2014 i3 at an exclusive event in New York City - and Inhabitat was on the scene to get a first look at this hot all-electric vehicle! The i3 will be the

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This Souped-Up GM EV2 Can Go 400 miles on a Single Charge!

This Souped-Up GM EV2 Can Go 400 miles on a Single Charge!

What would have happened if GM's EV1 electric car wasn't killed in 2003? Electric drag car racer, John Wayland, aka Plasma Boy, brings this question to light with the EV2, a second generation electric

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SDA Unveils Gorgeous Solar-Charging Canopy for the Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid

SDA Unveils Gorgeous Solar-Charging Canopy for the Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid

The basis of Pure Tension's design is that of a tension tent: stress applied equally from all angles of a structure helps to keep the canopy taut and standing erect. SDA's approach was to use the car’s

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Investors to Buy Bankrupt Israeli Electric Car Company Better Place

Investors to Buy Bankrupt Israeli Electric Car Company Better Place

This spring, one year after rolling out an extensive vehicle charging network in Israel, electric car company Better Place filed for bankruptcy. Better Place was the first major electric car maker in the

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