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Coda and China’s Great Wall Motors Announce Plans for an Affordable Electric Car

Coda and China’s Great Wall Motors Announce Plans for an Affordable Electric Car

Coda Automotive and China's Great Wall Motors have announced plans to co-develop an affordable electric vehicle that will be the first all-electric vehicle for worldwide distribution. The electric vehicle

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TEST DRIVE: Inhabitat Conquers Range Anxiety in the All-Electric Nissan LEAF

TEST DRIVE: Inhabitat Conquers Range Anxiety in the All-Electric Nissan LEAF

First off, what does it take to keep a Nissan LEAF juiced up and happy? You can plug it into a standard grounded household outlet (110-120 volts) and get a full charge in 7 hours, or you can plug it into

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GM Restarts Chevy Volt Production Earlier than Expected

GM Restarts Chevy Volt Production Earlier than Expected

GM halted production of the Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid in early March due to rising inventory, but now the automaker has restarted production earlier than expected. GM originally planned on temporarily

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Nissan Does Away with the $99 Reservation Fee for its Leaf Electric Vehicle

Nissan Does Away with the $99 Reservation Fee for its Leaf Electric Vehicle

When Nissan first launched the Leaf electric car, buyers had to make a reservation on Nissan's website and pay a $99 reservation fee. Now Nissan is making the buying process easier by allowing customers

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Infiniti Unveils LE Concept Electric Sedan, With World’s First Home Wireless Charging System

Infiniti Unveils LE Concept Electric Sedan, With World’s First Home Wireless Charging System

Infiniti just unveiled its new Infiniti LE electric sedan concept at the 2012 New York Auto Show, and Inhabitat was on the scene to get the scoop on this gorgeous new electric vehicle. The Infiniti LE

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Crowd-Pleasing Electric DeLorean Makes a Surprise Visit to the New York Auto Show

Crowd-Pleasing Electric DeLorean Makes a Surprise Visit to the New York Auto Show

The DMCev is powered by a 32-kWh lithium iron phosphate battery pack and has a 125 mile per hour top speed with a range of 100 miles. It can go from about 0 to 60mph in under six seconds. The vehicle can

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Rennholz: This Wooden Racer is Unbelievably Powered by an Electric Drill

Rennholz: This Wooden Racer is Unbelievably Powered by an Electric Drill

Believe it or not, this wooden racer is powered by nothing more than an everyday electric drill. Dubbed Rennholz, which translates to “Race Wood,” the ride represents the ultimate in

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Audi Developing New ‘e-sound’ for e-tron Electric Vehicles

Audi Developing New ‘e-sound’ for e-tron Electric Vehicles

Audi recently shared with Inhabitat a development that it’s been keeping under wraps – a new solution dubbed “e-sound” that helps pedestrians hear electric vehicles

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2013 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid Vehicle Debuts at the New York Auto Show

2013 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid Vehicle Debuts at the New York Auto Show

The Lincoln brand has been without an independent design studio, relying on Ford to design their vehicles up until this new MKZ. It's the first step towards relaunching Lincoln and its new styling

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Buy a House in Illinois and Get a Free Tesla Model S Electric Sedan

Buy a House in Illinois and Get a Free Tesla Model S Electric Sedan

One home seller in Barrington, Illinois is apparently giving away a Tesla Model S electric sedan as a way to sweeten the deal for his $1.29 million house. According to the seller's website

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ZBoard Electric Skateboard is Propelled by Your Body Weight

ZBoard Electric Skateboard is Propelled by Your Body Weight

If you’ve always wanted the convenience of riding a skateboard, but are just too clumsy, the ZBoard electric skateboard may be for you! Reminiscent of Back to the Future’s Hoverboard, the intelligent

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Tesla’s Model X Electric Crossover Was Designed Specifically for Women

Tesla’s Model X Electric Crossover Was Designed Specifically for Women

After the upcoming Model S sedan, Tesla will release the Model X crossover in early 2014. According to Tesla the Model X, which shares its platform with the Model S, was designed to blend the best of an

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VW Confirms 2014 All-Electric Golf Will Arrive Late Next Year

VW Confirms 2014 All-Electric Golf Will Arrive Late Next Year

Volkswagen gave us a preview of its electric Golf with the Golf Blue-e-motion prototype, and the company recently announced that the vehicle is set to hit the streets late next year as a 2014 model.

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California to Get New Network of EV Charging Stations

California to Get New Network of EV Charging Stations

Driving an electric car in California will soon be a lot easier thanks to a new $120 million dollar settlement. California governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. has announced a $120 million settlement with NRG

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Infiniti to Unveil New Nissan Leaf-Based EV at New York Auto Show

Infiniti to Unveil New Nissan Leaf-Based EV at New York Auto Show

Nissan's Infiniti luxury brand is about to get a new electric vehicle that will be based on the Nissan Leaf EV. Nissan is being quiet about the details of the upcoming Infiniti EV, but company officials

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Volkswagen Launches Electric Golf Test Fleet in the U.S.

Volkswagen Launches Electric Golf Test Fleet in the U.S.

Volkswagen of America has announced that it will begin a pilot scheme to test 20 prototype E-Golf battery electric vehicles over a nine-month period in Detroit, San Francisco, and Washington D.C.,

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Nissan Announces New Leaf Upgrades Launching in Late 2012

Nissan Announces New Leaf Upgrades Launching in Late 2012

Nissan is on track to double sales of the Leaf for 2012 and with this success, the company has announced plans to launch an upgraded version of the electric vehicle at the end of the year. Available

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VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: Inhabitat Gets Electric Vehicle Fever at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show

VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: Inhabitat Gets Electric Vehicle Fever at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show

Inhabitat's Jill Fehrenbacher recently hit the scene of the 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, where she toured the laser-filled show to bring you an exclusive look at the world's

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Ford Announces 2012 Ford Focus Electric Will Get Extra $2,500 in Tax Credits in California

Ford Announces 2012 Ford Focus Electric Will Get Extra $2,500 in Tax Credits in California

Following the announcement earlier this month that the 2012 Ford Focus Electric is now America’s most fuel-efficient 5-passenger car, Ford has announced that buyers in California are now eligible for an

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Dawn EV: Valmet Unveils Crazy Wireless Charging Electric Car in Geneva

Dawn EV: Valmet Unveils Crazy Wireless Charging Electric Car in Geneva

Valmet Automotive currently builds electric vehicles like the Fisker Karma, but at this year's Geneva Motor Show, the EV builder unveiled this crazy looking Dawn EV concept car. The Dawn EV is an

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Why the Halt in Chevy Volt Production Doesn’t Foretell Electric Vehicle Doomsday

Why the Halt in Chevy Volt Production Doesn’t Foretell Electric Vehicle Doomsday

When General Motors unveiled plans to temporarily halt production of the plug-in hybrid Chevy Volt for five weeks, the announcement was widely portrayed as the demise of one of our favorite vehicles.

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General Motors Halts Chevy Volt Production for Five Weeks Due to Poor Sales

General Motors Halts Chevy Volt Production for Five Weeks Due to Poor Sales

General Motors recently announced that it will halt production of the Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid for up to five weeks due to poor sales and rising inventory numbers. In February GM sold 1,023 Volts,

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Nissan’s Hi-Cross Hybrid Crossover Concept Could Hit Streets Soon

Nissan’s Hi-Cross Hybrid Crossover Concept Could Hit Streets Soon

Nissan currently has a full lineup of crossovers and SUVs, but none of them feature a hybrid powertrain. This could all change very soon, however - Nissan just unveiled its Hi-Cross Concept at the 2012

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2012 Ford Focus Electric Named America’s Most Fuel-Efficient 5-Passenger Car

2012 Ford Focus Electric Named America’s Most Fuel-Efficient 5-Passenger Car

The 2012 Ford Focus Electric is now officially America's most fuel-efficient five-passenger car, with a rating of 110 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) city and 99 MPGe highway. The Focus Electric also

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Justin Bieber Gets a Fisker Karma Hybrid for His 18th Birthday

Justin Bieber Gets a Fisker Karma Hybrid for His 18th Birthday

Pop singer Justin Bieber turns 18 today and to celebrate his birthday, he'll be presented with the car of his dreams on the Ellen DeGeneres Show. So why are we so excited about this? Well because Bieber's

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Sexy Hyundai i-oniq Hybrid Concept to Debut at the Geneva Motor Show

Sexy Hyundai i-oniq Hybrid Concept to Debut at the Geneva Motor Show

Hyundai just gave us a sneak peek of its latest eco concept car, which will be debuting next week at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. The Hyundai i-oniq concept is a new hybrid coupe that is propelled by a

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TEST DRIVE: Inhabitat Takes a Chilly But Impressive Ride in the Mitsubishi i EV

TEST DRIVE: Inhabitat Takes a Chilly But Impressive Ride in the Mitsubishi i EV

We had been warned to precondition the cabin of the i by remote starting the heater to pull the energy off the grid before starting off, because using the HVAC in the i can reduce your range. We didn't

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Fisker Appoints Tom LaSorda as its New CEO

Fisker Appoints Tom LaSorda as its New CEO

Fisker Automotive has just announced that Co-Founder Henrik Fisker will become Executive Chairman of the company, and Tom LaSorda has been appointed CEO and Vice Chairman of the Board. LaSorda was a

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