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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

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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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