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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 40-60 times.

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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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Takayanagi’s All-Electric Roadster Has a 1920′s Twist

Takayanagi’s All-Electric Roadster Has a 1920′s Twist

Pull out your prohibition apparel because Takayanagi is bringing back a cool new roadster you'll be dying to get behind the wheel of. The Japanese company recently unveiled their throwback to the 1920's

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Tesla’s Red Hot and Green Los Angeles Showroom

Tesla’s Red Hot and Green Los Angeles Showroom

While the showroom is still definitely a car dealership, Tesla's flagship store is more like a sculpture gallery with a simple, yet bold interior. Bright red walls are complimented by concrete floors and

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Electric “BamBoo” Concept Car Evokes Endless Green Summer

Electric “BamBoo” Concept Car Evokes Endless Green Summer

Though only the interior of this car is actually constructed from its namesake material, the new BamBoo concept car from Rinspeed is the perfect summer getaway car -- that is, if you're escaping stress

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Nissan Leaf is First Electric Car to Win European Car of the Year

Nissan Leaf is First Electric Car to Win European Car of the Year

While a number of electric vehicles around the world are being graced with green car honors, the Nissan Leaf just one-upped them all by nabbing one of the world's most coveted auto prizes -- European

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Inhabitat’s Top Green Car Picks from the LA Auto Show

Inhabitat’s Top Green Car Picks from the LA Auto Show

Automobiles have managed to garner more interest over the past year, and the motor companies have expanded their exhibitions to make them more interactive than last year’s showing. We would like to

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Chevy Volt Crowned 2011 Green Car of the Year at LA Auto Show!

Chevy Volt Crowned 2011 Green Car of the Year at LA Auto Show!

We've covered the Chevy Volt extensively over the past few years, and we are now excited to announce that the EV has just claimed the title of Green Car of the Year at this year's Los Angeles Auto Show!

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Tesla & Toyota Unveil RAV4 Electric Vehicle at LA Auto Show

Tesla & Toyota Unveil RAV4 Electric Vehicle at LA Auto Show

Earlier this spring we announced the very exciting news of Toyota's $50 million dollar investment in Tesla and their partnership to build a new mass-market electric vehicle, and now we are thrilled to

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Hybrid Electric Kinetic Photovoltaic Vehicle is One Green Machine

Hybrid Electric Kinetic Photovoltaic Vehicle is One Green Machine

This Hybrid Electric-Kinetic Photovoltaic Vehicle packs some serious alternative energy punch - and it was built pretty much from the ground up by one man! It features a generator that charges a capacitor

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Wireless EV Charging Station Unveiled by Delphi and WiTricity

Wireless EV Charging Station Unveiled by Delphi and WiTricity

If a new partnership between Delphi Automotive and WiTricity works out, electric vehicle owners may soon be able to charge their cars simply by pulling up to a parking spot. Delphi and WiTricity are

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Juice Bar Chargers Offer Free EV Fill-Ups

Juice Bar Chargers Offer Free EV Fill-Ups

Electric vehicles would become much more appealing to the general consumer if they were cheap to fuel. With that in mind, Connecticut-based Green Garage Associates has realized that even better than

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Nation-E’s Electric Hummer H1 Offers Disaster Relief

Nation-E’s Electric Hummer H1 Offers Disaster Relief

Nation-E is an automotive company dedicated to freeing humanity from its grip on oil. Their latest offering is the Angel H1 -- a converted H1 Hummer that runs completely on battery power. Now before you

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Swedish Passive Home Could Cut Carbon Footprint by 8x

Swedish Passive Home Could Cut Carbon Footprint by 8x

The One Tonne Life project was started and sponsored by Swedish wooden home builder A-hus, renewable energy firm Vattenfall and car maker Volvo. Designed for a four person family, the One Tonne Home is an

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Green Overdrive Video: Soccer Moms Embrace the Electric Mini Van

Green Overdrive Video: Soccer Moms Embrace the Electric Mini Van

The world's first 7-passenger electric luxury minivan is coming, and it's brought to you by start-up AC Propulsion and Taiwan automaker Yulon. For this week's episode of GigaOM TV's Green Overdrive show,

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Super Futuristic Kia Pop EV Unveiled At Paris Motor Show

Super Futuristic Kia Pop EV Unveiled At Paris Motor Show

What's small, compact, able to be charged in six hours and has a top speed of the 87mph? Why it's the Kia Pop, the latest concept car from Kia that is not only fully-electric but, despite its small size,

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Green Overdrive: Electric Bike Off-Roading!

Green Overdrive: Electric Bike Off-Roading!

If you thought off-road mountain biking was fun, why not try the battery-assisted version. Yep, that would be electric bike off-roading, with big ol' fat tires, courtesy of Fortune Hanebrink, a small bike

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