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Popa Lucian’s Deuce Is an Electric Concept Car for Surfers

Popa Lucian’s Deuce Is an Electric Concept Car for Surfers

When people say Deuce, they're usually referring to Detroit or the number 2, so we were a little surprised to see that term pop up on a concept car for San Francisco surfers. Nevertheless, we like this

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Bad News: Toyota RAV4 EV Won’t Be Sold To The Public

Bad News: Toyota RAV4 EV Won’t Be Sold To The Public

You say you want a Toyota RAV4 electric vehicle when they come out next year? Too bad. Toyota won't be selling them to the general public, so in order to get one you'll have to organize a neighborhood car

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The Chevy Volt Makes Itself Scarce This Summer

The Chevy Volt Makes Itself Scarce This Summer

If you want a Chevy Volt this summer, you will have to fight other customers for the measly stock of 200 vehicles available nationwide while GM idles its Detroit-Hamtramck plant. But there is a reward for

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VIDEO: Inhabitat Interviews Henrik Fisker, Founder of Fisker Automotive and Designer of the Karma

VIDEO: Inhabitat Interviews Henrik Fisker, Founder of Fisker Automotive and Designer of the Karma

Car designer and entrepreneur Henrik Fisker made his name in the car industry designing the highest of the high-end luxury cars for BMW and Aston Martin. After making waves in the auto industry with

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Car2Go Launches North America’s First All-Electric Car Sharing Fleet in San Diego

Car2Go Launches North America’s First All-Electric Car Sharing Fleet in San Diego

Car2Go, a subsidiary of Daimler, has just announced the launch of North America's first all-electric car sharing program, which will have 300 Smart ForTwo electric vehicles by the end of this year. In

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SOLD OUT: Fisker Karma Electric Vehicle Already Has 3,000 Pre-Orders

SOLD OUT: Fisker Karma Electric Vehicle Already Has 3,000 Pre-Orders

The sexy Tesla Roadster may be driving into the sunset in the coming months, but Fisker is just ramping up its competitor, the $100,000 Karma range-extended EV. The Karma already has 3,000 pre-orders and

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UPDATE: 4,000+ Nissan LEAFs Have Now Been Sold in the U.S.

UPDATE: 4,000+ Nissan LEAFs Have Now Been Sold in the U.S.

Not only is the Nissan LEAF is World Car of the Year for 2011 and a Top Safety Pick from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, it is also selling like hotcakes! Even though the electric vehicle is

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Chevy Volt Drivers Log 1.3 Million All-Electric Miles!

Chevy Volt Drivers Log 1.3 Million All-Electric Miles!

When Chevy released the Volt, a lot of drivers questioned how effective the vehicle's 40 mile all-electric range would be at curbing emissions. Well, today we can sigh a breath of relief - the auto

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Renault’s 100% Electric Frendzy Concept Car Takes Flexibility Literally

Renault’s 100% Electric Frendzy Concept Car Takes Flexibility Literally

At the most recent Frankfurt auto show, Renault unveiled their new 100% electric concept car, the Frendzy. Like several other modern concept cars, the Frendzy takes on the challenge of multi-faceted

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Retractable Steering Wheels Should Make it Easier to Get Into Tiny EVs

Retractable Steering Wheels Should Make it Easier to Get Into Tiny EVs

It's no surprise that our cars are getting smaller. With fuel an ever decreasing resource, we are ramping up the electric vehicle (EV) market with tiny, compact cars that require less energy to run. The

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World’s First Wireless Electric Bike Also Powers Gadgets Using Regenerative Power

World’s First Wireless Electric Bike Also Powers Gadgets Using Regenerative Power

We are big fans of electric bikes here at Inhabitat, but Daymak have raised the bar by creating the first ever completely wireless bike - almost. The brand new Shadow eBike hosts only a bit of wiring

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Attila Tari’s Saddle Trike Is a Modern Horseless Carriage

Attila Tari’s Saddle Trike Is a Modern Horseless Carriage

You've never seen a trike like this before. Designer Attila Tari's electric Saddle concept is a tricycle with not only a saddle and equestrian-inspired seating position but also reins. Yes, reins. The

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Nissan LEAF Becomes First Electric Class Pike’s Peak Champion

Nissan LEAF Becomes First Electric Class Pike’s Peak Champion

Remember the stock Nissan LEAF that was planning to take on the grueling Pike's Peak Hill Climb? Well, it may not have had much competition this year to become the Electric Production Class's first

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Tesla Motors Announces It Will Stop Production of the Roadster Electric Sports Car

Tesla Motors Announces It Will Stop Production of the Roadster Electric Sports Car

If you've been pinching your pennies to save up for a Tesla Roadster electric sports car, it's time to cash in your savings. Tesla Motors announced that it is stopping production of its popular electric

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Drive Your Wind Turbine To Work with the Aiolos Concept from Kyoung Soo Na

Drive Your Wind Turbine To Work with the Aiolos Concept from Kyoung Soo Na

The Aiolos Concept from designer Kyoung Soo Na is a proposed solution to the air pollution of South Korea. In the Aiolos, you can drive to work in a wind turbine, which generates more energy the faster

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Lotus Reports That It Will Bring Its Ethos City Car Concept to Market in 2014

Lotus Reports That It Will Bring Its Ethos City Car Concept to Market in 2014

Just after our recent Tesla Roadster test drive in Silicon Valley, we saw not one but seven Lotus sports cars being tested on the 680N freeway in the East Bay and wondered what Lotus is up to these days.

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Life Cycle Assessment Proves Electric Vehicles are a Cleaner Choice

Life Cycle Assessment Proves Electric Vehicles are a Cleaner Choice

A report released earlier this month took into account the entire life cycle of hybrid, electric and gas powered cars -- analyzing everything from gathering resources to disposing of used vehicles -- and

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Mitsubishi and Hawaii Promote Electric Vehicles Through Additional Rebates and EV Charging Stations

Mitsubishi and Hawaii Promote Electric Vehicles Through Additional Rebates and EV Charging Stations

  Automaker Mitsubishi and the state of Hawaii are teaming up to promote the use of electric cars across the islands. The plan is to offer an extra $4,500 discount on electric cars sold in

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Willie Tay’s Zeleritas Electric Concept Vehicle Is a Sweet Single-Passenger Racer

Willie Tay’s Zeleritas Electric Concept Vehicle Is a Sweet Single-Passenger Racer

What do you get when you combine a monocoque carbon fiber body with a single seat, a retractable glass roof, and electric racing tech? The Zeleritas electric racing concept from designer Willie Tay. This

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VIDEO: Inhabitat Test Drives the Chevy Volt!

VIDEO: Inhabitat Test Drives the Chevy Volt!

When Chevrolet offered me a chance to test drive their brand new electric car, the Chevy Volt, several months ago I jumped at the chance. After all, I have been following the growing momentum of

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Electric Diwheel is a New Kind of Urban Vehicle That Can Flip Its Driver Upside Down

Electric Diwheel is a New Kind of Urban Vehicle That Can Flip Its Driver Upside Down

The future of urban transportation might feel more like a theme park than stop and go traffic if this electric diwheel catches on. Fourteen students from the University of Adelaide, Australia have

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TEST DRIVE: Inhabitat Takes the Tesla Roadster for a Spin in Silicon Valley

TEST DRIVE: Inhabitat Takes the Tesla Roadster for a Spin in Silicon Valley

The day was hot and the car was very, very fast. Electric cars have all of their power available to you at all times, so if you want to, say, take the car from 0-40 in two seconds, your lungs will simply

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Volvo Rolls Out C30 Electric Hatchback in Europe

Volvo Rolls Out C30 Electric Hatchback in Europe

The Volvo C30, a cute and functional modern hatchback, is now being created in electric form for European customers. Volvo has just announced that the first deliveries of the green vehicle will begin at

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Car Bodies That Double as Batteries Extend EV Range While Cutting Weight

Car Bodies That Double as Batteries Extend EV Range While Cutting Weight

It may look like any other car, but the battery-powered vehicle in Emile Greenhalgh’s laboratory could just steer us towards the future of electric transportation. One of the most salient issues in

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Citroen Survolt Leads Sexy New Breed of Superfast EVs

Citroen Survolt Leads Sexy New Breed of Superfast EVs

Recently the Michelin Challenge Bibendum introduced us to a whole new breed of electric cars, but there is one we can't get out of our heads: the Citroen Survolt. This electric supercar leads the way for

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Souped-Up Electric VW Bug Goes a Record Breaking 0-60mph in 1.6 Seconds

Souped-Up Electric VW Bug Goes a Record Breaking 0-60mph in 1.6 Seconds

The Bugatti Veyron is considered the fastest car in the world with a top speed of 264 mph. With an engine capable of going from 0-60mph in 2.5 seconds, it's hard to think of a contender who could grab the

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MIT’s New Liquid Flow Batteries Could Make Refueling EVs as Fast as Pumping Gas

MIT’s New Liquid Flow Batteries Could Make Refueling EVs as Fast as Pumping Gas

A team of researchers at MIT set out to "reinvent the rechargeable battery" and succeeded by creating a liquid-flow battery, suitable for electric vehicles that can be recharged as quickly as simply

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The New Tesla Model S Revealed, But Does It Dazzle as Expected?

The New Tesla Model S Revealed, But Does It Dazzle as Expected?

Are you saving up your pennies for the upcoming Tesla Model S? Well, Tesla just revealed the first photos of their new Tesla S, and we have to confess to being a tiny bit disappointed by the somewhat

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EDWARD Electric Diwheel Makes for a Fun Commute Flipped Upside Down!

EDWARD Electric Diwheel Makes for a Fun Commute Flipped Upside Down!

Diwheels are the amusement park rides of the electric vehicle scene. Traditionally designed with a frame and suspension contained between two wheels, this sweet design has just been taken on a

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The Green Overdrive Show: A Folding Electric Scooter

The Green Overdrive Show: A Folding Electric Scooter

For the latest episode of GigaOM TV's Green Overdrive Show, we test drive an electric folding scooter that can carry a large box (or me!). The company that made the cargo scooter is called Lit Motors and

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