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Nissan Unveils Carbon-Bodied LEAF NISMO RC Electric Racecar

Nissan Unveils Carbon-Bodied LEAF NISMO RC Electric Racecar

Nissan is turning its all-electric Nissan LEAF into a zero-emissions race car. The LEAF NISMO RC prototype debuted this week at the New York Auto Show. The vehicle is powered by a lithium ion battery,

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Green Overdrive Video: Tesla’s Apple-Inspired Stores

Green Overdrive Video: Tesla’s Apple-Inspired Stores

Tesla has a new inspiration for selling its pioneering electric car: Apple. Last Summer Tesla hired George Blankenship to be in charge of its interactive in-store customer experience. Blankenship is well

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Ford Releases List of Top 25 Electric Vehicle Friendly Cities

Ford Releases List of Top 25 Electric Vehicle Friendly Cities

Ford Motor Company just released a list of the top 25 electric vehicle (EV) friendly cities in anticipation of the release of their Ford Focus Electric later this year. The list was compiled by

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Luxgen Unveils Sleek Neora Concept Ahead of Shanghai Auto Show

Luxgen Unveils Sleek Neora Concept Ahead of Shanghai Auto Show

Taiwanese electric car maker Luxgen has released preview sketches and video of its Neora (from “New Era”) Concept ahead of the Shanghai Auto Show. The all-electric vehicle features unique LED

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Breaking News: TREXA Unveils New Enertube Prototype

Breaking News: TREXA Unveils New Enertube Prototype

Electric vehicle platform maker TREXA has just unveiled a new production prototype in conjunction with filing for a patent for the company's unique Enertube energy storage system. TREXA's Enertube is a

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Ockel’s 23-Passenger EV Superbus Can Hit 155 MPH

Ockel’s 23-Passenger EV Superbus Can Hit 155 MPH

Wubbo Ockels, professor of aerospace engineering and technology and the Netherlands' first astronaut, has led a design team to create this 23-passenger EV Superbus, complete with gull-wing doors and a

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Breaking News: Nissan LEAF Struggles with Start Failures

Breaking News: Nissan LEAF Struggles with Start Failures

The 2011 Nissan LEAF has hit a rough patch: owners on MyNissanLeaf.com have been reporting recently that the vehicle will not restart under certain circumstances. After using the car's air conditioning

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Audi’s All-Electric E-Tron A3 Concept Car Could Hit the Market in 2013

Audi’s All-Electric E-Tron A3 Concept Car Could Hit the Market in 2013

Audi has just revealed their all-electric E-Tron A3 concept car and unlike some of their past ideas (like the E-Tron Type C) this vehicle is no exercise in design - it's a market-ready no-emissions

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Green Overdrive Video: Wrightspeed Retrofits Trucks to Go Electric

Green Overdrive Video: Wrightspeed Retrofits Trucks to Go Electric

Cutting down on the fuel usage of company trucks and fleets could make a major dent in the oil consumption of the U.S. Silicon Valley-based startup Wrightspeed is led by a co-founder of Tesla Motors, and

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GM Announces That Chevy Volt Owners Can Go 1,000 Miles Between Fill-ups

GM Announces That Chevy Volt Owners Can Go 1,000 Miles Between Fill-ups

General Motors just announced that a sample of Chevrolet Volt owners have been able to drive for over 1,000 miles before filling up their tanks at the station. While the EPA estimate's the Volt's

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Tesla Roadster Wins 5th Monte Carlo Alternative Energy Rally

Tesla Roadster Wins 5th Monte Carlo Alternative Energy Rally

For the second year in a row, electric vehicle-maker Tesla has bested all competitors in the Monte Carlo Alternative Energy Rally, throwing more doubt on Top Gear's claims of low range for its electric

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Kia Unveils Boxy New All-Electric Naimo Concept at Seoul Auto Show

Kia Unveils Boxy New All-Electric Naimo Concept at Seoul Auto Show

Kia unveiled their latest all-electric concept crossover vehicle, the Naimo — which literally means “square shape” in Korean — at the Seoul Motor Show this week. The sporty car,

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Tesla Sues BBC TV’s Top Gear Show Over Roadster Libel

Tesla Sues BBC TV’s Top Gear Show Over Roadster Libel

A full two years after Jeremy Clarkson poked fun at the Tesla Roadster on the hit show Top Gear, the automotive company has slapped the BBC with a lawsuit. On the show, Clarkson acts more like a child in

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Next Generation Fisker Hybrids to Have Lighter Engines

Next Generation Fisker Hybrids to Have Lighter Engines

Fisker's next generation of hot hybrid cars are likely to have lighter, dedicated three- or four-cylinder engines, according to Autoblog. The company is seriously looking into the Lotus Engineering

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Fisker Unveils First Karma Hybrid Fresh from the Assembly Line

Fisker Unveils First Karma Hybrid Fresh from the Assembly Line

Last year we showcased the Karma 1, a plug-in hybrid that can go from zero to 60 in under six seconds, has a top speed of 120 mph, and offers an average fuel efficiency of 100 mpg. Designed by Henrik

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AT&T Will Provide Wireless Control of the Ford Focus Electric

AT&T Will Provide Wireless Control of the Ford Focus Electric

Ford announced today that it will use AT&T's wireless network to connect the Ford Focus electric. Through the new MyFord Mobile smartphone app, Focus drivers will be able to control the car's

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Porsche Now Taking Pre-Orders for 918 Spyder Hybrid Super Car Priced at $845,000

Porsche Now Taking Pre-Orders for 918 Spyder Hybrid Super Car Priced at $845,000

We whet the appetites of sports car enthusiasts everywhere when we first mentioned Porsche's Spyder 918, but now they can really start salivating because the super fast  hybrid sports car is finally

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Artega Introduces Hot New SE Electric Sports Car to Rival the Tesla Roadster

Artega Introduces Hot New SE Electric Sports Car to Rival the Tesla Roadster

Green speed demons may soon rejoice - in Europe, at least. Joining the ranks of the Tesla Roadster, Germany’s Artega SE is a new electric sports car which debuted at the recent Geneva Motor Show. The

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Used EV Batteries Will Help Power Ford’s Michigan Assembly Plant

Used EV Batteries Will Help Power Ford’s Michigan Assembly Plant

Ford is working with Xtreme Power to test the reuse of electric vehicle batteries for solar power storage at its Michigan Assembly Plant.

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Pathfinder: Wheeled Electric Submarine Can Travel on Any Terrain

Pathfinder: Wheeled Electric Submarine Can Travel on Any Terrain

If the age of underwater habitation is upon us, then here is the perfect vehicle to navigate the seas. Dubbed the Pathfinder, this electric submarine was designed by Phil Pauley to travel across the sea

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General Motors Announce They Will Double Production of the Chevrolet Volt

General Motors Announce They Will Double Production of the Chevrolet Volt

As an increasing number of customers look towards fuel-efficient cars with gas prices rising, General Motors has just announced that it will double the production of its Chevrolet Volt extended-range

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Thrust Electric Debuts Its Eco Delivery Bikes at the International Pizza Expo

Thrust Electric Debuts Its Eco Delivery Bikes at the International Pizza Expo

Thrust Electric Bikes got restaurant owners thinking recently with their new Eco-Delivery bikes, which they unveiled at the International Pizza Expo in Las Vegas. The new product appeals to pizza shop

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Rolls-Royce Unveils 102 EX Phantom Electric Vehicle at Geneva Auto Show

Rolls-Royce Unveils 102 EX Phantom Electric Vehicle at Geneva Auto Show

Today Luxury car maker Rolls-Royce officially unveiled its first electric car -- the 102EX Phantom Experimental Vehicle -- at the Geneva Auto show. Although only a concept at this point, the car will be

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Fisker Karma Electric Car to Enter Production on March 21st

Fisker Karma Electric Car to Enter Production on March 21st

Fisker just announced that the much-delayed Karma finally has a production date - Autoblog is reporting that the luxury plug-in hybrid will roll off its assembly lines by March 21st and deliveries will

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Smart to Unveil Topless (But Not Convertible) Electric Forspeed at Geneva Auto Show

Smart to Unveil Topless (But Not Convertible) Electric Forspeed at Geneva Auto Show

Smart is about to release its latest invention at the Geneva Motor Show, the topless Forspeed electric vehicle. The Forspeed is meant to be a sexier version of the recently unveiled Fortwo and features an

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BMW Officially Announces “i” Brand For Electric Cars and Plug-Ins

BMW Officially Announces “i” Brand For Electric Cars and Plug-Ins

BMW has been talking about launching an electric car/hybrid sub brand for a while, although the German manufacturer had withheld its official name and details about models until this week: the future

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The MET Concept Car’s Back Wheel is an Interchangeable Battery

The MET Concept Car’s Back Wheel is an Interchangeable Battery

Designers Kyu-Hyun Lee & Sol Lee wanted to solve the hassle of charging electric vehicle (EV) batteries, so they designed the MET concept car which has an interchangeable back wheel that holds the car's

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Toyota to Unveil All-Electric iQ at Geneva Auto Show

Toyota to Unveil All-Electric iQ at Geneva Auto Show

While Toyota is going to launch a plug-in hybrid version of the Prius soon, the company isn't backing away from all-electric cars. We recently learned that Toyota will be showing off an all-electric

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BMW’s ActiveE Electric Car is Ready to Hit the Streets!

BMW’s ActiveE Electric Car is Ready to Hit the Streets!

BMW's ActiveE 1-series electric coupe has finally gone from concept to reality. The German manufacturer has just announced plans to distribute 1,000 of the vehicles to drivers across the U.S, Europe and

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Nissan to Release ESFLOW Its Sexier, Sportier LEAF at the Geneva Auto Show

Nissan to Release ESFLOW Its Sexier, Sportier LEAF at the Geneva Auto Show

Nissan is bringing a sportier, sexier electric car to the Geneva Auto Show next month: The 2011 ESFLOW concept. The car has a lightweight aluminum chassis, and the same laminated lithium-ion battery found

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