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Electric Vehicle Sales Up Nearly 530 Percent Since Last Year

Electric Vehicle Sales Up Nearly 530 Percent Since Last Year

U.S. sales of electric vehicles have increased an astronomical 522 percent since 2012 - July sales are up 529 percent compared to last year. When plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) and conventional

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BMW Unveils New 2014 i3 Electric Vehicle in New York City!

BMW Unveils New 2014 i3 Electric Vehicle in New York City!

Earlier this morning, BMW unveiled the brand new 2014 i3 at an exclusive event in New York City - and Inhabitat was on the scene to get a first look at this hot all-electric vehicle! The i3 will be the

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BMW i3 Electric Car to Arrive in the U.S. Early Next Year Starting Around $35,000

BMW i3 Electric Car to Arrive in the U.S. Early Next Year Starting Around $35,000

BMW has yet to officially unveil the production version of its upcoming i3 electric vehicle - however BMW's execs recently dropped a few hints about its impending launch date. According to Autoblog we can

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Nissan Adds EV Quick Charging Stations at More than 100 U.S. Dealerships

Nissan Adds EV Quick Charging Stations at More than 100 U.S. Dealerships

DC quick chargers are set to revolutionize the electric vehicle segment, because they will dramatically drop the amount of time it takes to re-charge an EV. Nissan has announced plans to install the new

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Retired Couple to Travel Around the Wold on Solar Powered Electric Tricycle

Retired Couple to Travel Around the Wold on Solar Powered Electric Tricycle

Building an electric tricycle from scratch is one thing - but driving it through 100 countries around the world in 5 years is another thing entirely. Li Linxiang, 66, and his wife Zhao Yafan, 64, are a

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General Motors and Honda Announce Partnership to Develop Next-Gen Fuel Cell Technologies

General Motors and Honda Announce Partnership to Develop Next-Gen Fuel Cell Technologies

General Motors and Honda just announced a new partnership that will enable both automakers to collaborate on next-generation fuel cell and hydrogen storage technologies. GM and Honda are currently the

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Drayson Racing Sets 204.2 MPH World Land Speed Record for Electric Cars

Drayson Racing Sets 204.2 MPH World Land Speed Record for Electric Cars

Drayson Racing just set a new land speed record for electric cars, reinforcing its position as one of the world's top EV manufacturers. With chief executive and former science minister Lord Drayson behind

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Rumors Swirl that Google Might Purchase Tesla Motors

Rumors Swirl that Google Might Purchase Tesla Motors

Bloomberg got the rumor mill running with a recent article speculating about whether Google might have eyes for high-end electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla Motors. The Palo Alto-based car company was

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Tesla Unveils Technology to Swap EV Batteries in 90 Seconds Flat

Tesla Unveils Technology to Swap EV Batteries in 90 Seconds Flat

Tesla just unveiled its new battery swap technology, which gives Model S owners the ability to completely charge their electric vehicles in less than half the time it takes a high speed gas pump to refill

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Moto Electra Sets World Record by Crossing the US on an Electric Motorcycle in 3 Days

Moto Electra Sets World Record by Crossing the US on an Electric Motorcycle in 3 Days

We recently told you about Moto Electra's bold attempt to drive an electric motorcycle across the United States in just 3 days - and on June 6th the team accomplished this world record-breaking feat!

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Honda Lowers Pricing for the 2013 Honda Fit EV to $259 a Month

Honda Lowers Pricing for the 2013 Honda Fit EV to $259 a Month

In an effort to keep ahead of the competition, Honda has announced that the pricing for the 2013 Honda Fit EV has been lowered to $259 a month. Currently the Fit EV's monthly lease price is set at $389 a

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Israeli Electric Car Company Better Place Files for Bankruptcy

Israeli Electric Car Company Better Place Files for Bankruptcy

The once-promising electric car company Better Place has filed for bankruptcy. The company sought to put in place a large and innovative electric vehicle network with interchangable batteries, which

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Tesla Repays its Entire $465 Million Federal Loan Nine Years Early

Tesla Repays its Entire $465 Million Federal Loan Nine Years Early

Tesla Motors just announced that it has repaid the entire $465 million loan that it received from the Department of Energy a full nine years early. The development makes Tesla the only US car company in

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Chevy Announces 2014 Spark EV Pricing Starts at $27,495

Chevy Announces 2014 Spark EV Pricing Starts at $27,495

Electric Vehicle buyers in the US looking for a good deal now have three models to choose from, as General Motors just announced that pricing for the 2014 Chevy Spark EV starts at $27,495. Buyers can also

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TEST DRIVE: Inhabitat Takes the 2013 Ford Fusion Energi for a Spin in NYC

TEST DRIVE: Inhabitat Takes the 2013 Ford Fusion Energi for a Spin in NYC

The Ford Fusion Energi is Ford’s newest plug-in hybrid and is capable of delivering up to 21 miles in electric-only mode. Marrying an advanced lithium-ion battery and electric motor with a gasoline

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Consumer Reports Gives the Tesla Model S its Highest Test Rating Ever

Consumer Reports Gives the Tesla Model S its Highest Test Rating Ever

Consumer Reports recently tried out the Tesla Model S electric car, and after all the testing was done, the magazine found that the Model S outscored every other car in their ratings. "It does so even

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Cheaper EV Charging System Can Charge Electric Cars 4 Times Faster

Cheaper EV Charging System Can Charge Electric Cars 4 Times Faster

Charging time and cost are two of the biggest obstacles facing electric vehicle battery technology today. Fortunately, researchers at the Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden just developed an

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California Bill Introduced to Lower Sales Tax on Plug-in Electric Vehicles

California Bill Introduced to Lower Sales Tax on Plug-in Electric Vehicles

Many of us would love to own a shiny new car, especially if that vehicle were at the forefront of cutting-edge technology. Electric vehicles seem like an enlightened way to get around without having to

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Toyota’s ME.WE Concept is an Electric Vehicle Without Any Excess

Toyota’s ME.WE Concept is an Electric Vehicle Without Any Excess

Toyota just unveiled the new ME.WE electric concept, which is a pick-up, convertible, off-roader and small city car in one. Toyota says that the ME.WE is simpler, more appropriate and more realistic than

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GreenTech Automotive and JAC Motors Partner Up to Build a US-Made Electric Sedan

GreenTech Automotive and JAC Motors Partner Up to Build a US-Made Electric Sedan

GreenTech Automotive, manufacturer of the electric MyCar, and Chinese automaker JAC Motors have announced a new partnership that will include the development of a five-passenger electric sedan. The new

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Boosted Boards Unveils the World’s Lightest Electric Vehicle

Boosted Boards Unveils the World’s Lightest Electric Vehicle

Boosted Boards just unveiled a new electric skateboard that it claims is "the world's lightest electric vehicle." While the electric skateboard won't be going head to head with one of Tesla's EVs anytime

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All-Electric SportStar EPOS Plane Takes First Flight

All-Electric SportStar EPOS Plane Takes First Flight

As electric vehicles claim an increasing share of the road, their counterparts in the air are just starting to take off. On March 28, the SportStar EPOS two-seater electric plane made its first 30-minute

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2013 Nissan Leaf Shatters Sales Records in March With 2,236 Units Sold

2013 Nissan Leaf Shatters Sales Records in March With 2,236 Units Sold

Last month was a great month for the 2013 Nissan Leaf with 2,236 units sold, making it the best month ever the for electric vehicle. For the 2013 model year Nissan updated the Leaf and even moved

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Subaru 2014 XV Crosstrek Hybrid Unveiled at the 2013 New York Auto Show

Subaru 2014 XV Crosstrek Hybrid Unveiled at the 2013 New York Auto Show

The 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid marries a 2.0-liter Subaru BOXER engine with a 13.4-hp electric motor, and will have the ability to drive in EV mode only up to 25 mph. After 25 mph, the gasoline

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All-Electric Grizzly Robotic Vehicle Can Tackle Practically Any Terrain

All-Electric Grizzly Robotic Vehicle Can Tackle Practically Any Terrain

Clearpath Robotics has designed an all-electric utility vehicle called the Grizzly that can trek over practically any terrain. The large ATV-like robotic vehicle has 8 inches of ground clearance and huge

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Matternet’s Battery-Powered Drones Could Bring Supplies and Disaster Relief to Remote Areas

Matternet’s Battery-Powered Drones Could Bring Supplies and Disaster Relief to Remote Areas

While drones are typically—and quite reasonably—associated with the horrors of modern warfare, California-based startup Matternet, Inc. hopes that a network of peaceful unmanned aerial vehicles could

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TORQ Roadster: Epic EV Unveils the World’s Fastest All-Electric Trike!

TORQ Roadster: Epic EV Unveils the World’s Fastest All-Electric Trike!

Depending on one's perspective, this crazy new all-electric TORQ Roadster from Epic EV either looks like the most fun you can have on three wheels, or absolutely terrifying. Set to be officially unveiled

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Phinergy’s Recyclable Aluminum-Air Battery Could Power Electric Vehicles for Thousands of Miles

Phinergy’s Recyclable Aluminum-Air Battery Could Power Electric Vehicles for Thousands of Miles

Range anxiety is a much-discussed concern among drivers—and potential drivers—of electric vehicles, and in attempt to thwart it, automakers are trying to install more EV charging stations, offering

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Detroit Electric to Debut Battery-Powered US-Made Sports Car Next Month

Detroit Electric to Debut Battery-Powered US-Made Sports Car Next Month

After five years of silence, Detroit Electric has resurfaced with the announcement that they will debut a battery-powered two-seater sports car on April 3rd. Headed up by former Lotus executive and

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Volkswagen Unveils its First Electric Vehicle – the e-up!

Volkswagen Unveils its First Electric Vehicle – the e-up!

Volkswagen just took the wraps off its first ever production electric vehicle - the e-up! Unveiled today at the Annual Press and Investors Conference in Wolfsburg, the four-seater e-up! is powered by an

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