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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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14,000 People Pre-ordered the Nissan Leaf, Most are Conquest Sales

14,000 People Pre-ordered the Nissan Leaf, Most are Conquest Sales

When most car companies create new models, their object is to “steal” buyers away from other companies — these sales are called conquest sales . You see, we get loyal to a company and we

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What Will the Nissan Leaf EV Sound Like?

What Will the Nissan Leaf EV Sound Like?

We often take for granted that we can hear a car when it's coming our way -- the familiar roar of the gasoline-powered engine notifies us of an impending collision. But electric cars are eerily -- and

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Solar Powered Shrub Car is Not Your “Garden Variety” EV

Solar Powered Shrub Car is Not Your “Garden Variety” EV

If you’re going to drive around in a solar-powered vehicle, you might as well make it a snazzy one. Enter the Terrestrial Shrub Rover, a solar-powered vehicle that looks, as you may have guessed,

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Electric “Dynacar” Goes From Zero to 87 MPH in 10 Seconds

Electric “Dynacar” Goes From Zero to 87 MPH in 10 Seconds

Photo courtesy of Physorg A new electric concept vehicle puts race cars to shame. Spain's Tecnalia Technological Corporation recently unveiled the Dynacar, an electric car than can go from zero to 87

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E. Rex Three-Wheeled EV Is Three Times More Efficient Than a Prius

E. Rex Three-Wheeled EV Is Three Times More Efficient Than a Prius

Would you drive a strange-looking three-wheeled car if it was three times more efficient than a Prius? If so, we'd like to direct your attention to the E. Rex, an EV designed by Silicon Valley startup

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GM Unveils Chevy Volt MPV5 Electric Crossover Vehicle

GM Unveils Chevy Volt MPV5 Electric Crossover Vehicle

You've probably noticed that we at Inhabitat are super excited for the commercial release of the Chevy Volt in the US. Well it turns out that General Motors has another extended range electric Volt model

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DARPA Reveals Plans for Avatar-Like Flying, Electric Transformer Car

DARPA Reveals Plans for Avatar-Like Flying, Electric Transformer Car

Photo credit: Popular Science We are totally nerd-ing out right now over a new DARPA project. The Department of Defense's research branch wants to merge the best elements of a plane, electric vehicle

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Honda Unveils All-New Electric Scooter, the EV-neo

Honda Unveils All-New Electric Scooter, the EV-neo

It may be awhile before mass-marketed electric vehicles are commercially available, but a new electric scooter can be purchased as early as this winter. Yesterday, Honda unveiled the EV-neo, an all-new,

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GM Invests $8 Million to Double the Size of their Battery Lab

GM Invests $8 Million to Double the Size of their Battery Lab

GM announced today that they will be doubling the size of their electric battery testing lab with an investment of $8 million. The Global Battery Systems Lab -- which is the largest automotive battery

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Finland Unveils RaceAbout All-Electric Supercar

Finland Unveils RaceAbout All-Electric Supercar

Competition is heating up for the Progressive X-Prize, and the latest super-efficient green vehicle to be rolled out is Finland's Electric RaceAbout (ERA) EV. Recently unveiled by the Helsinki Metropolia

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GM Rolls Out First Production Run Chevy Volt

GM Rolls Out First Production Run Chevy Volt

GM may not be releasing the much-awaited Chevrolet Volt as soon as originally planned, but the production process is moving right along. Today the automaker rolled out its first Volt using production

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GM Reveals EN-V All Electric Vehicle That Could Drive Itself Home

GM Reveals EN-V All Electric Vehicle That Could Drive Itself Home

Currently, three versions of the EN-V exist - the Xiao, the Jiao and the Miao. Each one is based on the same mechanical platform and measures about six feet tall, four feet wide and four feet long. All

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Will the Nissan Leaf Battery Deliver All It Promises?

Will the Nissan Leaf Battery Deliver All It Promises?

The Nissan Leaf electric vehicle is set to be released in a few months, with Nissan pushing it ahead of their original 2011 release date, and even ahead of the official release of the Chevy Volt in

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Amusement Park Powers EVs Using Electric Toothbrush Technology

Amusement Park Powers EVs Using Electric Toothbrush Technology

Last year, we watched as Korea’s Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) developed a new kind of electric vehicle that relies entirely on power from cables buried beneath the road--no

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Flying Sailboat Soars Through the Sky On Solar Power

Flying Sailboat Soars Through the Sky On Solar Power

Ever wished you could sail through the sky? Designer Damien Grossemy wants to make that dream a reality with his Zep'lin, a flying sailboat designed for Renault. The vertically-built Zep'lin concept

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Honda Unveils Three Wheeled Electric 3R-C Vehicle

Honda Unveils Three Wheeled Electric 3R-C Vehicle

Honda has just revealed this incredible looking three-wheeled 3R-C concept vehicle at the 2010 Geneva Auto Show. The sleek scooter-like pod is an EV that showcases Honda's latest research into compact

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918 Spyder is Porsche’s First Ever Plug In Hybrid Electric Car

918 Spyder is Porsche’s First Ever Plug In Hybrid Electric Car

Photos via Autoblog Porsche recently blew everyone at the Geneva Auto Show out of the water with their freshly unveiled electric concept car - their first plug-in hybrid ever. Dubbed the 918 Spyder,

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Plans to Release the Chevy Volt Early Hit a Speedbump

Plans to Release the Chevy Volt Early Hit a Speedbump

General Motor's Chairman and CEO Ed Whitacre has been pushing hard for an early roll-out of the Chevy Volt, GM's extended-range electric car. GM was planning to release a small number of the vehicles

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Lotus Unveils Hybrid 414E Evora Supercar

Lotus Unveils Hybrid 414E Evora Supercar

Lotus recently unveiled its Evora 414E Hybrid concept, a sleek supercar that looks ready to take on the fabulous Tesla Roadster. Lotus has impressed us in the past with green technologies ranging from the

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Yves Béhar Unveils New Hackable Solar Electric Car!

Yves Béhar Unveils New Hackable Solar Electric Car!

Yesterday, at the Greener Gadgets conference in NYC, prolific industrial designer Yves Béhar unveiled never before seen plans for his “hackable” solar powered electric car. While Béhar and

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