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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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EV Owners in the Carolinas Get Free Charging Stations to Help With Electric Grid Study

EV Owners in the Carolinas Get Free Charging Stations to Help With Electric Grid Study

As part of a study on how electric vehicles (EVs) affect the grid, 300 homeowners and early adopters of EVs in the Carolinas will be receiving free charging stations from their local energy providers. The

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San Francisco Will Receive $3.9M for Even More Electric Vehicle Chargers Citywide

San Francisco Will Receive $3.9M for Even More Electric Vehicle Chargers Citywide

Trouncing the competition when it comes to green living, San Francisco has received an additional $3.9 million to expand the number of electric car chargers in the city. The Bay Area Air Quality

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Chevy Volt Lands at Dealerships for Test Drives

Chevy Volt Lands at Dealerships for Test Drives

Are you contemplating buying an electric car, but not sure if it's for you? Well you will soon be able to test drive one at a Chevrolet dealership near you! Chevrolet dealerships in the car's initial

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Audi’s E-Tron Type C is an Electric Cruiser with Classic Styling

Audi’s E-Tron Type C is an Electric Cruiser with Classic Styling

Audi took inspiration from its classic racers when styling the Auto Union Type C E-Tron Study — almost everything about the ride says “old school” except for one thing: its modern

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Smart Fortwo Electric Version of the Smart Car Hits the Roads

Smart Fortwo Electric Version of the Smart Car Hits the Roads

Following fast on the heels of the release of the Nissan LEAF and Chevrolet Volt, Smart has launched its very own electric car. The first electric Smart car was delivered to Mindy Kimball of Silver

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Green Overdrive Video: The Electric Mini!

Green Overdrive Video: The Electric Mini!

BMW doesn't have plans to commercially sell its electric Minis, but boy is the car fun to drive. For this week's episode of GigaOM TV's Green Overdrive Show, we drove an electric Mini around LA, and

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Top 7 Sexiest Green Cars From the 2011 Detroit Auto Show!

Top 7 Sexiest Green Cars From the 2011 Detroit Auto Show!

Porsche 918 RSR Hybrid Race Car Porsche kicked off the Detroit Auto Show with a bang as they unveiled the pulse-pounding 918 RSR, a brand new powerhouse hybrid racer. The smoothly sculpted 767 horsepower

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Blazing Fast Peugeot EX1 Concept is a Record-Setting Electric Vehicle

Blazing Fast Peugeot EX1 Concept is a Record-Setting Electric Vehicle

Powered by two electric motors, one attached to each axle, Peugeot's EX1 concept has an impressive 340 horsepower. The super sleek and sexy EV concept debuted at the 2010 Paris Motor Show and has gone on

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Toyota Developing Magnesium Battery that Could Reduce Range Anxiety

Toyota Developing Magnesium Battery that Could Reduce Range Anxiety

Range anxiety could be a problem of the past thanks to a new battery currently in development by Toyota. The magnesium-sulfur battery holds twice as much energy as lithium-ion cells, meaning that electric

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Tron Light-Segway Out-Geeks Your Lightcycle

Tron Light-Segway Out-Geeks Your Lightcycle

The release of Tron Legacy has inspired scores of amazing designs this year - from hotel suites to actual light-cycles. However this latest design is something that Tron Guy himself would be proud of - an

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GM Shows Off Their EN-V Car of the Future at the Detroit Auto Show

GM Shows Off Their EN-V Car of the Future at the Detroit Auto Show

GM’s EN-V concept cars are the future of urban mobility! The small, light vehicle comes in three different pod-like designs that function like a Segway-Smart car mash up.

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Venturi Unveils America Concept EV at the Detroit Auto Show

Venturi Unveils America Concept EV at the Detroit Auto Show

We've seen some really awesome sustainable sports cars unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show this week, and yesterday, the French EV specialists, Venturi, added to the list with the introduction of the

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The Uno 3 Electric Scooter is a Real-Life Transformer

The Uno 3 Electric Scooter is a Real-Life Transformer

Autobots, fall out! Okay, so the Uno 3 electric scooter is no Megatron or Bumblebee, but it actually does transform (and it's real, which helps too). BPG Motors unveiled the green machine, which has the

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AEV Develops E-Shuttle Bus With Range Of 83 Miles

AEV Develops E-Shuttle Bus With Range Of 83 Miles

Whether at transport hubs, large campuses or construction sites, shuttle buses play a key role in getting people to and from their destinations. And while many traditional buses run on fossil fuels,

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Ford Unveils the All-New Focus Electric!

Ford Unveils the All-New Focus Electric!

After teasing the vehicle earlier this week, Ford unveiled its first all-electric passenger car today at the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The model is a zero-CO2-emissions,

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Charge Your Electric Vehicle Wirelessly with Fulton Innovation’s eCoupled Technology

Charge Your Electric Vehicle Wirelessly with Fulton Innovation’s eCoupled Technology

We've seen mats that allow you to charge your gadgets cordlessly just by placing them down (Chevy actually just unveiled the one that is going to be in all of their new Volts), but how about something a

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New Nanomaterial Could Charge Electric Vehicles 40 Times Faster

New Nanomaterial Could Charge Electric Vehicles 40 Times Faster

Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) have developed a new type of material made from “nanoscoops”, which can increase the charging speed of small lithium-ion batteries by

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The iMo: If Apple Designed Electric Cars…

The iMo: If Apple Designed Electric Cars…

No, Steve Jobs has not decided to tackle the automobile market. This concept electric vehicle is the work of French designer Anthony Jannarelly who conducted an independent study for a future robotic car

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Bluebird EV to Attempt UK Electric Land Speed Record In 2011

Bluebird EV to Attempt UK Electric Land Speed Record In 2011

In August 2000, Don Wales and the Bluebird Electric Team set the UK electric land speed record by hitting 139 mph at the Pendine Sands in Wales. However next year, Wales is aiming to not only break the UK

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Top 6 Green Transportation Stories of 2010 – Vote for Your Fave!

Top 6 Green Transportation Stories of 2010 – Vote for Your Fave!

2010 saw a fleet of planes, trains and automobiles that were greener and more efficient than ever before. With the world realizing that electric vehicles, high speed rail and electric cars are both money

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South Korea Unveils World’s First Commerical Electric Bus

South Korea Unveils World’s First Commerical Electric Bus

Many countries have invested in green public transportation as of late, with both the UK and the US implementing trial electric bus services. However South Korea set to surpass both nations as the Seoul

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Wheego Whip LiFe Electric Vehicle Will Hit the Road in Early 2011

Wheego Whip LiFe Electric Vehicle Will Hit the Road in Early 2011

Close on the heels of the Volt and the Leaf, a little company called Wheego is gearing up to ship their adorable electric vehicles out to their proud new owners at the start of the new year. The company

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Nissan Leaf Challenges Drivers With Efficiency Driving Game

Nissan Leaf Challenges Drivers With Efficiency Driving Game

It turns out the Nissan Leaf has features that will impress more than just the environmentally-conscious drivers -- it has something for video game lovers too. The car comes complete with a video

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Electric Vehicle Smackdown: Chevy Volt vs. Nissan Leaf

Electric Vehicle Smackdown: Chevy Volt vs. Nissan Leaf

If you've been following the growing electric car momentum, you probably know about all of the buzz that's built up around the most anticipated electric vehicles of the year - the Nissan Leaf and the

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Hot New Mission R Electric Motorcycle Unveiled Today

Hot New Mission R Electric Motorcycle Unveiled Today

Green rides have been looking sexier and sexier, and the new Mission R electric motorcycle just upped the ante even more. Mission Motors unveiled the hot new ride today, and it's already been receiving a

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