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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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Roehr Set to Debut First American Electric Motorcycle

Roehr Set to Debut First American Electric Motorcycle

Motorcycle enthusiasts have good reason to rev their engines. Ready to burn some serious rubber, Roehr Motorcycles are set to release two battery-powered motorbikes this spring. As the electric

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NASA Unveils All-Electric Personal Flight Vehicle

NASA Unveils All-Electric Personal Flight Vehicle

NASA is currently working on a personal aircraft that will put jet packs to shame. The Puffin is an all-electric one-man aircraft that could be the start of some new and amazing air travel technology.

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New York Gets Its First Solar Electric Vehicle Charging Station

New York Gets Its First Solar Electric Vehicle Charging Station

We have great news for green-eyed New Yorkers who have been coveting San Francisco's sophisticated electric vehicle charging systems. Beautiful Earth Group, a New York-based sustainable energy company,

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Capstone Unveils Hybrid SuperCar Propelled by a Jet Turbine

Capstone Unveils Hybrid SuperCar Propelled by a Jet Turbine

Capstone Turbine is set to blow through the boundaries of conventional hybrid electric vehicles with its recently unveiled

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275 MPG eVARO Electric Vehicle Goes From 0 to 60 in 5 Seconds

275 MPG eVARO Electric Vehicle Goes From 0 to 60 in 5 Seconds

The Progressive Automotive X-Prize is heating up as the May 2010 start date approaches, and one of our favorite entrants is the eVARO, a three-wheeled plug-in hybrid from Future Vehicles Technology. The

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Yamaha Unveils Slick EC-f Electric Motorcycle

Yamaha Unveils Slick EC-f Electric Motorcycle

We've see plenty of great green concept cars at this week's Tokyo Motor Show, but Yamaha might take the prize for the best-looking two-wheeler with its new EC-f electric motorcycle. Designed to make

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SunPods Modular Solar EV Charging Station Debuts in California

SunPods Modular Solar EV Charging Station Debuts in California

The problem with most electric vehicle charging stations is that you never know where your electricity is coming from--and unfortunately it's often arriving courtesy of a dirty coal plant. Luckily, the

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Cupcake Car is the Tastiest Electric Vehicle Around

Cupcake Car is the Tastiest Electric Vehicle Around

Electric vehicles already attract attention on the street, but if you really want to get noticed, consider buying the Cupcake Car, a tasty-looking automobile designed by Bay Area artist Lisa Pongrace.

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MIT Developing Electric Vehicle that Charges in 10 Minutes Flat

MIT Developing Electric Vehicle that Charges in 10 Minutes Flat

Students at MIT recently announced that they are developing an extended range electric vehicle capable of achieving the same performance as its gasoline-powered counterparts. Dubbed the elEVen, the

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Solar Forest Charging System for Parking Lots

Solar Forest Charging System for Parking Lots

Although electric vehicle use is on the rise, we're certainly not out of the woods yet in terms of providing them with a steady supply of clean energy - that's why designer Neville Mars has conceived of

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