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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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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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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 electric motor. That's

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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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