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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 launched today. The race

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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 and will be

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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 just keep going

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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, exactly

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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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