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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

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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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Saab’s New 9-3 ePower Will Be an All-Electric Utility Wagon

Saab’s New 9-3 ePower Will Be an All-Electric Utility Wagon

Saab Automobiles will soon be debuting their brand new 9-3 ePower station wagon -- one of their key pieces in an effort to build a green future for their company.  With a prototype of the 9-3 ePower set

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Green Overdrive Video: Test Driving the Tesla Roadster 2.5!

Green Overdrive Video: Test Driving the Tesla Roadster 2.5!

Electric sports car maker Tesla recently released an upgraded version of its inaugural car the Roadster, dubbed the Roadster 2.5, which has a new front-end design, new wheel spokes, a bigger touch screen

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Test Drive: Amp Electrifies the Chevy Equinox

Test Drive: Amp Electrifies the Chevy Equinox

Looking for an electric vehicle that is larger and has a greater electric drive range than either the Nissan Leaf or the Chevy Volt? There are options -- Cincinnati-area-based AMP has started taking

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Tell Us What is Going on in This Pic to Win a $50 Gift Card!

Tell Us What is Going on in This Pic to Win a $50 Gift Card!

What in tarnation is going on here? You tell us! Come up with a clever caption for this photo and you could win yourself a $50 Amazon gift card! Maybe it's someone's attempt to hedge their investments --

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Four Electric Vehicles Embark on 80 Day Trip Around the World

Four Electric Vehicles Embark on 80 Day Trip Around the World

Is it possible to travel the globe in electric vehicles powered by renewable energy offsets? We’ll find out soon — the “Zero Race”, an 80 day around-the-world excursion, just

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McKinsey & Company Says that US is Leading World EV Race

McKinsey & Company Says that US is Leading World EV Race

Take that world! In a recently released study by the venerated international consultancy firm McKinsey & Company, the United States -- not China -- was named as the country most likely to lead the

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Students Develop World’s Most Efficient Zero-Emissions Car

Students Develop World’s Most Efficient Zero-Emissions Car

High school students at the DeLaSalle School in Kansas City, Missouri have ditched video games and Justin Bieber Youtube videos for a new interest - zero emissions transportation! They developed an

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Green Overdrive Video: Wrightspeed’s Tesla-Passing Race!

Green Overdrive Video: Wrightspeed’s Tesla-Passing Race!

Ian Wright left the electric car maker he helped found -- Tesla -- to create a company that builds high performance electric and hybrid race car technology. The result? His X1 electric racecar prototype,

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Green Overdrive: A Rare Test Drive of the Think City

Green Overdrive: A Rare Test Drive of the Think City

Norwegian car maker Think won't be selling its boxy all-electric, plastic-bodied car the Think City in the U.S. until 2011, but GigaOM TV's Green Overdrive show got a rare chance to take the Think City

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Chevy Announces It Will Increase Volt Production by 50% in 2012

Chevy Announces It Will Increase Volt Production by 50% in 2012

If you think the ailing auto industry is still in need of a spark, we've got good news -- during a recent visit from President Barack Obama to their Hamtramck Auto Plant in Michigan, General Motors

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Porsche Gets the Go-Ahead for the Sexiest Hybrid Ever

Porsche Gets the Go-Ahead for the Sexiest Hybrid Ever

Earlier this year we told you all about the Porsche 918 Spyder hybrid concept car and now we get to tell you -- as we so rarely get to do -- that this concept car is about to become a reality! The Spyder

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Optimal Energy Unveils the Joule Electric Car

Optimal Energy Unveils the Joule Electric Car

South African company Optimal Energy is on track to launch its first large-scale electric car, the Joule. Test models were seen on the country's roads during the recent World Cup. The Joule also received

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Green Overdrive: Test Driving the All-Electric Nissan LEAF!

Green Overdrive: Test Driving the All-Electric Nissan LEAF!

For this week's episode of GigaOM TV's Green Overdrive video show we test drive the all-electric Nissan LEAF, which will go on sale starting in December in select cities. With a sticker price of $33,000,

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Porsche Confirms Plan to Develop All-Electric Vehicles

Porsche Confirms Plan to Develop All-Electric Vehicles

Sports car manufacturers have been lining up left and right to bring their own brand of electric vehicles to the market, so it comes as no surprise that Porsche is finally joining in with a few

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Driverless EVs Begin 8,000 Mile Journey From Italy to China

Driverless EVs Begin 8,000 Mile Journey From Italy to China

Are driverless cars the next big thing in transportation? A group of Italian engineers are getting ready to send two driverless electric vehicles on an 8,000 mile journey from Italy to China, where they

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Green Overdrive: Kleenspeed’s Blazing Fast EV Race Car

Green Overdrive: Kleenspeed’s Blazing Fast EV Race Car

If you watch this video footage, from GigaOM TV's latest episode of Green Overdrive, you might be surprised to see who's driving the neon green electric race car soaring around the track at the Mazda

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Brammo Unveils 100 MPH Electric Motorcycle With 100-Mile Range

Brammo Unveils 100 MPH Electric Motorcycle With 100-Mile Range

What's not to love about an electric motorcycle? All-electric superbikes are getting more shred-tastic everyday, and they make you look cool for being green -- something long overdue! Enter Oregon-based

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GE and Yves Béhar Unveil Superfast WattStation EV Charger

GE and Yves Béhar Unveil Superfast WattStation EV Charger

If you read Inhabitat on the regular, you know that two topics we're gaga about are electric vehicles and industrial design mastermind Yves Béhar. That's why we're thrilled to announce that Béhar and

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BMW Reveals First Details About Its Electric Car

BMW Reveals First Details About Its Electric Car

Luxury car fans, start your engines — BMW’s very first electric vehicle is on its way. The Megacity Vehicle, set to be released in 2013, is made out of lightweight carbon fiber and aluminum

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Tesla Unveils Roadster 2.5 — a New Body and a Sexier Look

Tesla Unveils Roadster 2.5 — a New Body and a Sexier Look

In our opinion, The Tesla Roadster was already the sexiest car on the road -- and now the first all-electric sports car to hit the market has gotten a stylish upgrade with the release of the Roadster

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