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New EPA Fuel Economy Window Sticker Rates Tesla Roadster at Industry-Topping 119mpge

New EPA Fuel Economy Window Sticker Rates Tesla Roadster at Industry-Topping 119mpge

The EPA has just revealed a new design for the stickers you see in the windows of new cars. The new setup aims to help consumers calculate the equivalent mileage of electric and hybrid vehicles and judge

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Take a Guilt-Free Road Trip in NAU’s All-Electric Ecco Camper Vehicle

Take a Guilt-Free Road Trip in NAU’s All-Electric Ecco Camper Vehicle

The Ecco rides low to the ground, unlike the VW bus, ensuring minimum wind resistance. But it's also wider, and when parked, expands into one of the most comfortable and spacious temporary travel homes of

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GM’s European Brand Opel Will Be Next Automaker To Release a Subcompact EV

GM’s European Brand Opel Will Be Next Automaker To Release a Subcompact EV

And another domino falls. According to a new report in a German newspaper, GM's European brand Opel will be the next automaker to release a subcompact EV. The new car will be similar to the current Corsa

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Protoscar Reveals Lampo3 Third-Gen Electric Super Coupe

Protoscar Reveals Lampo3 Third-Gen Electric Super Coupe

Not all automakers are sizing down their cars to go electric. Protoscar just revealed their third-gen Lampo3 electric super coupe, a 550-horsepower EV with 660 lb-ft of torque. Translation: that's plenty.

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Nissan Keeps the Range of Renault-Nissan’s Zoe EV a Closely Guarded Secret

Nissan Keeps the Range of Renault-Nissan’s Zoe EV a Closely Guarded Secret

Most automakers boast about the range capabilities of their upcoming electric vehicles, but not Renault-Nissan. As confirmed in the recent Revenge of the Electric Car film, Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn prefers

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Energy Secretary Chu Announces 1,800+ EV Charging Stations Have Been Installed Due to Recovery Act

Energy Secretary Chu Announces 1,800+ EV Charging Stations Have Been Installed Due to Recovery Act

U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced last Friday that more than 1,800 electric vehicle charging stations have now been installed due to the Recovery Act. Four hundred million dollars was allocated

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BMW i3 Electric Car To Revolutionize Automotive Engineering & Manufacturing

BMW i3 Electric Car To Revolutionize Automotive Engineering & Manufacturing

You wouldn't know it from the way BMW badmouths electric vehicles, but the company is hard at work producing several EVs. One of those, the i3 (formerly called the "Megacity Vehicle"), is expected to come

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GM Breaks Ground on First U.S. Electric Motor Factory by Major Automaker

GM Breaks Ground on First U.S. Electric Motor Factory by Major Automaker

GM broke ground yesterday on what will be the first electric motor factory in the U.S. for a major automaker. The factory is an addition to the GM Baltimore Operations Complex and will open in 2013 to

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Arcimoto Unveils “Red 5″ SRK EV Prototype with Help of Actors Nathan Fillion, Jon Huertas

Arcimoto Unveils “Red 5″ SRK EV Prototype with Help of Actors Nathan Fillion, Jon Huertas

It's not every electric automaker who gets called up by sci-fi cult fan favorite and primetime TV star Nathan Fillion and his Castle co-star Jon Huertas and asked for a test drive. But that is apparently

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Nebraska Prepares NEV Bill To Allow Slow EVs on State Roads

Nebraska Prepares NEV Bill To Allow Slow EVs on State Roads

Electric vehicles are going mainstream, but one area that lags behind is the legality of driving a slow EV, or neighborhood EV, on public roads. Nebraska is taking steps to become the 36th state to allow

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2,200MPG Celeritas Solar Car Wins Shell Eco-Marathon

2,200MPG Celeritas Solar Car Wins Shell Eco-Marathon

Solar cars are rapidly becoming more and more efficient, but they're going to have to step up their game in order to beat the Celeritas, a 275 lb vehicle that can travel 2,200 miles per gallon. The car,

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Crazy Uno 3 Transforming Electric Scooter Now Available for Pre-Order

Crazy Uno 3 Transforming Electric Scooter Now Available for Pre-Order

BPG Motors just announced that their crazy transforming Uno 3 scooter is now available for pre-order! The high-powered electric di-cycle can be ridden on two or three wheels, and it's compact enough to

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Toyota and WiTricity To Develop New Wireless Charging Tech That Requires No Contact

Toyota and WiTricity To Develop New Wireless Charging Tech That Requires No Contact

Toyota is partnering with Massachusett's-based WiTricity to develop a new kind of wireless charging for electric vehicles that doesn't require contact. Called "resonance," this new tech is more efficient

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Unmodified Nissan LEAF Enters Pike’s Peak Hill Climb Race

Unmodified Nissan LEAF Enters Pike’s Peak Hill Climb Race

That an electric car would enter the grueling Pike's Peak Hill Climb race is not in itself surprising: last year's champion was Ikuo Hanawa's custom-built EV Sports Concept HER-02 from Japan. That a

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Revenge of the Electric Car: New Film Follows the Race To Develop Viable EVs

Revenge of the Electric Car: New Film Follows the Race To Develop Viable EVs

  Who killed the electric car? Not GM. Revenge of the Electric Car, a new film from the makers of the original film criticizing GM for pulling its EVs off the market takes viewers behind the

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Mitsubishi’s Electric i to Be Most Affordable Electric Car Available in US at $21K

Mitsubishi’s Electric i to Be Most Affordable Electric Car Available in US at $21K

Mitsubishi announced at the New York auto show that its all-electric i car will cost just over $21,000 after the $7,000 federal tax rebate for EVs. The goal was to get the price under $20k, but the

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Charge Your Electric Car at Night and You Could Help Diminish Harmful Ozone Levels

Charge Your Electric Car at Night and You Could Help Diminish Harmful Ozone Levels

A recent study shows that charging your electric vehicle at night could help diminish harmful pollutants at the Earth's surface. The study was conducted by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

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Protean Demonstrates That Its Electric Motors Can Drive an F150 From the Wheels

Protean Demonstrates That Its Electric Motors Can Drive an F150 From the Wheels

Protean Electric came to the 2011 SAE World Congress ready to prove that its in-wheel electric motors could power more than a mini city car. They brought an F150 kitted out with Protean's motors and

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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 lighting on

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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, which features a glass

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