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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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Leaked Pictures of Infiniti’s Sexy Emerg-E Plug-in Hybrid Revealed Before Geneva Motor Show

Leaked Pictures of Infiniti’s Sexy Emerg-E Plug-in Hybrid Revealed Before Geneva Motor Show

The first pictures of Infiniti's racy new electric supercar were just leaked ahead of its official unveiling at the Geneva Motor Show, which takes place in a couple of weeks. Sexy, sophisticated, and

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Audi Launches A3 E-tron Electric Vehicle Pilot Program

Audi Launches A3 E-tron Electric Vehicle Pilot Program

Audi just took its first step into the expanding U.S. electric vehicle landscape by launching a pilot program for the hotly anticipated battery-electric Audi A3 e-tron. The A3 e-tron pilot program will

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GM Launches Low Emissions Package for the 2012 Chevy Volt in California

GM Launches Low Emissions Package for the 2012 Chevy Volt in California

GM has announced a new low emissions package for the 2012 Chevy Volt, which will provide a few extra green benefits for Volt owners in California. Volts with the special add-on, which is now standard in

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“Bricked” Tesla Roadster Battery Launches Electric Vehicle Debate

“Bricked” Tesla Roadster Battery Launches Electric Vehicle Debate

The electric car community is up in arms about a story involving a “dead” Tesla Roadster and its owner. Max Drucker, a Tesla Roadster owner had the unfortunate experience of his beloved

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Toyota to Unveil FT-Bh Super Mini Hybrid Concept at Geneva Motor Show

Toyota to Unveil FT-Bh Super Mini Hybrid Concept at Geneva Motor Show

Toyota is set to unveil a new super mini hybrid concept, the FT-Bh, at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show on March 6th. According to Toyota, the new hybrid concept has about the same interior room as the Toyota

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Washington State Legislators Pass $100 Electric Vehicle Tax

Washington State Legislators Pass $100 Electric Vehicle Tax

Washington State legislators just passed a bill that will require owners of electric vehicles to pay a $100 fee when they register their cars each year in order to make up for lost revenue on gas tax. We

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Tesla and Mercedes-Benz to Collaborate on a New Mercedes EV

Tesla and Mercedes-Benz to Collaborate on a New Mercedes EV

Tesla has already collaborated with Toyota for an EV version of the Toyota RAV4 and now it's being reported that the highly sought after car company is set to work with Mercedes-Benz on a new electric

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Tesla’s Model X Crossover is the Fastest Selling Tesla Ever

Tesla’s Model X Crossover is the Fastest Selling Tesla Ever

Last week Tesla officially unveiled its latest model, the Model X crossover. Four days after the automaker started taking reservations for the new electric crossover, Tesla has already received over 500

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New Study Finds That Electric Cars in China Using Fossil Fuels Have a Higher Carbon Footprint Than Gasoline Gars

New Study Finds That Electric Cars in China Using Fossil Fuels Have a Higher Carbon Footprint Than Gasoline Gars

If you read Inhabitat, you probably know that we're big fans of green transportation, but we do think it's important to see the bigger picture when it comes to electric cars. A new finding from the

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Tesla Unveils the Model X: The World’s First All-Electric Crossover Luxury car

Tesla Unveils the Model X: The World’s First All-Electric Crossover Luxury car

The auto world is buzzing today about Tesla's highly-anticipated Model X family-sized vehicle, which was unveiled just last night. Built for parents with a need for speed, this car breaks the mold for

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London Designer Creates a Super Futuristic Solar-Powered Concept Car

London Designer Creates a Super Futuristic Solar-Powered Concept Car

London designer Omer Sagiv created this solar-powered concept car that looks like it’s straight out of the latest sci-fi movie. The concept car is referred to as the SPV (Solar Power Vehicle)

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Acura Debuts Its First Hybrid, the 2013 Acura ILX

Acura Debuts Its First Hybrid, the 2013 Acura ILX

Acura has officially introduced its latest model, the 2013 Acura ILX compact sedan. The ILX is based on the Honda Civic and is being positioned as a gateway into the Acura brand. The ILX will be available

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Mitsubishi’s i-MIEV Electric Car Grabs the “Greenest” Vehicle Title From the Honda Civic

Mitsubishi’s i-MIEV Electric Car Grabs the “Greenest” Vehicle Title From the Honda Civic

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) just released its 14th annual comprehensive environmental rankings, and this year’s list shows some surprising results. The council has

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San Francisco Set to Launch Electric Bike Sharing Program

San Francisco Set to Launch Electric Bike Sharing Program

San Francisco's new electric bicycle sharing experiment will soon offer an affordable green transit alternative for those navigating the city's inclines. The e-bike program will offer riders the option to

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