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Hiriko Citycar EV Folds Up For Easy Parking, Could Hit Streets in Europe Next Year

Hiriko Citycar EV Folds Up For Easy Parking, Could Hit Streets in Europe Next Year

We have all tried to park our cars in spaces that were too small -- but wouldn't it be easier if we could just get out, fold up our car and place it in a gap that no other vehicle could fit? That is

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Top 7 New Electric Vehicles and Hybrid Cars Hitting the Streets in 2012

Top 7 New Electric Vehicles and Hybrid Cars Hitting the Streets in 2012

Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid Volkswagen is late to the hybrid party, but they're trying to make up for lost time by focusing on hybrid tech inside their new Jetta Hybrid instead of designing a new car

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PHOTOS: The Chevy MiRay Concept Is a Hot New Take on the Chevy Volt

PHOTOS: The Chevy MiRay Concept Is a Hot New Take on the Chevy Volt

The designers who crafted the exterior and interior of the MiRay stopped by the stand to pose with the car while we were visiting, so we snapped a few photos of them by their creation while we were there.

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NAIAS PHOTOS: Michelin Challenge Design Shows Off The Best in Futuristic City Cars

NAIAS PHOTOS: Michelin Challenge Design Shows Off The Best in Futuristic City Cars

The Renault Zoe ZE Concept uses a 95-horsepower motor and a lithium ion battery to create a total vehicle range of 100 miles. The car features multiple hexagonal honeycomb details, even comprising the

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Tata Technologies Showcases Futuristic eMO Micro Electric Vehicle at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show

Tata Technologies Showcases Futuristic eMO Micro Electric Vehicle at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show

Tata Technologies decided to go small for the Michelin Challenge Design showcase and came up with the eMO electric mini car being displayed now at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

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Bob Lutz Unveils Via Motors’ eREV VTRUX Extended-Range EV Pickup at NAIAS

Bob Lutz Unveils Via Motors’ eREV VTRUX Extended-Range EV Pickup at NAIAS

The Via eREV VTRUX pickup will go into production next year and ramp up production to 20,000 units at some point after that. Via also has an SUV and van in the works, both pictured here. All three

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Nissan Rolls Out Its All-Electric eNV200 Concept Van at the Detroit Auto Show

Nissan Rolls Out Its All-Electric eNV200 Concept Van at the Detroit Auto Show

Nissan has been testing its electric van concept in London with FedEx, making use of the Nissan LEAF drivetrain and a quick-charging system that juices up the versatile delivery vans to 80 percent

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Inhabitat is Reporting Live From the 2012 Detroit Auto Show Today!

Inhabitat is Reporting Live From the 2012 Detroit Auto Show Today!

Inhabitat is reporting live from the floor of the 2012 Detroit Auto Show! Heads up green transportation fans - Team Inhabitat is gearing up for an exciting day at the 2012 North American International

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VIDEO: A Look Back at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show and The Green Cars We Loved

VIDEO: A Look Back at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show and The Green Cars We Loved

Last year I had the good fortune to attend the North American International Auto Show (or NAIAS) in Detroit - for the first time - and the timing couldn't have been more perfect! I had never attended an

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Smart to Reveal ‘For-US’ Ultra Compact Electric Pickup Truck at the Detroit Auto Show

Smart to Reveal ‘For-US’ Ultra Compact Electric Pickup Truck at the Detroit Auto Show

Mercedes-Benz-owned Smart has announced plans to unveil an ultra-compact plug-in electric pickup truck called the For-US at the Detroit auto show next week. The vehicle will use the same platform as a

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Volkswagen to Unveil Beetle-Inspired Electric Concept Car at the Detroit Auto Show

Volkswagen to Unveil Beetle-Inspired Electric Concept Car at the Detroit Auto Show

The Detroit auto show kicks off next week, and Volkswagen already has the newswires buzzing with plans to unveil an all-electric concept car inspired by the Beetle. The company says the car will take

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General Motors to Make Structural Changes to Chevy Volt Batteries To Ease Fire Fears

General Motors to Make Structural Changes to Chevy Volt Batteries To Ease Fire Fears

General Motors announced yesterday that they'll be making enhancements on all Chevy Volts currently on the road in an effort to allay fears that Volt batteries will catch on fire after severe crashes. The

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Leaf-Shaped Lotus Electric Vehicle Charger Doubles as a Solar-Powered LED Streetlight!

Leaf-Shaped Lotus Electric Vehicle Charger Doubles as a Solar-Powered LED Streetlight!

Springing up from the ground like a large leaf, the Lotus is a solar-powered electric vehicle charger that doubles as an LED streetlight and a sheltered bench. Perfect for parks and parking areas alike,

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Top 6 Transportation Stories of 2011 – Vote for Your Favorite!

Top 6 Transportation Stories of 2011 – Vote for Your Favorite!

2011 was another great year for green transportation, with the unveiling of numerous new electric vehicles, planes, trains and more. With green transportation solidifying its status as a viable

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China and Russia Team Up to Launch the World’s Largest Lithium Ion Battery Plant

China and Russia Team Up to Launch the World’s Largest Lithium Ion Battery Plant

Lithium ion batteries currently power everything from laptops to electric cars, and Russia and China are gearing up to dominate the industry by launching the world's largest Li-ion battery plant. Planned

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Fisker Karma Batteries Pose Safety Issues, Fix is in the Works

Fisker Karma Batteries Pose Safety Issues, Fix is in the Works

A123, the battery manufacturer that supplies power packs to Fisker Automotive, has admitted that some batteries installed in the Karma may malfunction due to misaligned hose clamps. The hose clamps could

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Porsche Announces Plans to Develop a Third Generation 911 GT3 R Hybrid

Porsche Announces Plans to Develop a Third Generation 911 GT3 R Hybrid

Porsche just announced plans to develop a third generation version of its hot flywheel-propelled Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid. The company says that the third generation of the über fast auto will further

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Ikea in Emeryville, California Installs Four Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Ikea in Emeryville, California Installs Four Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

As a part of its partnership with ECOtality, Inc. the Ikea store in Emeryville, California has installed four Blink Level 2 electric vehicle charging stations. Ikea has made the green news quite a bit

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US Army Gets Takes a Plug-In Hybrid Electric Armored Vehicle for a Test Run

US Army Gets Takes a Plug-In Hybrid Electric Armored Vehicle for a Test Run

The Army has just received the first prototype of a plug-in hybrid electric armored vehicle at their U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) in Warren, Michigan.

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Wireless Car Charging Could Be Here As Soon as 2013 from Companies Including Evatran, WiTricity, and HaloIPT

Wireless Car Charging Could Be Here As Soon as 2013 from Companies Including Evatran, WiTricity, and HaloIPT

Wireless electric car charging, the technology many said was too inefficient or impractical to be a success, now appears to be a top priority for many automakers and electronics suppliers. We recently

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First Ford Focus Electric Vehicles Roll Off Production Lines in Michigan

First Ford Focus Electric Vehicles Roll Off Production Lines in Michigan

Ford Motor Company just officially started production on its new Ford Focus Electric 2012 model in its Wayne, Michigan assembly plant. The Ford Focus Electric is the first EV of its kind to receive a 100

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$20,000 EnviroTech Lightning Electric Hot Rod Hits 60 MPH in 5 Seconds

$20,000 EnviroTech Lightning Electric Hot Rod Hits 60 MPH in 5 Seconds

If you're buying an electric car for fun or just running around town, how about a little hot rod like this Lightning Electric Car? It's lighter, which means more power, and has better range and

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Rinspeed’s New Dock + Go Mobility Concept Turns Your City Car Into a Road-Tripping Truck

Rinspeed’s New Dock + Go Mobility Concept Turns Your City Car Into a Road-Tripping Truck

One of the reasons Americans are still buying huge vehicles is that they occasionally need to haul large loads across town or on a road trip, and small cars just don't do the job. Rinspeed has come up

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Daimler Announces Plans for B-Class E-Cell Plug-in Hybrid With Inductive Charging

Daimler Announces Plans for B-Class E-Cell Plug-in Hybrid With Inductive Charging

Daimler is working hard to integrate wireless inductive charging into their B-Class E-Cell plug-in hybrid, and they say they have nearly achieved success. Inductive charging is a system by which a vehicle

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BREAKING: Aptera Closes Its Doors Before Ever Releasing Its Three-Wheeled 2e Car

BREAKING: Aptera Closes Its Doors Before Ever Releasing Its Three-Wheeled 2e Car

The rumors have been circulating for months, and now it's a sad reality. Futuristic EV maker Aptera has announced it will close its doors before ever releasing its spaceship-like 3-wheeled electric 2e to

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Volkswagen Unveils Its Plug-in Hybrid AWD Cross Coupe Concept at the Tokyo Auto Show

Volkswagen Unveils Its Plug-in Hybrid AWD Cross Coupe Concept at the Tokyo Auto Show

Volkswagen has just revealed its new plug-in hybrid AWD Cross Coupe Concept at the Tokyo Motor Show, and it displays the direction the company will be heading in its design for future vehicles. We love

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Fisker Karma Named Top Car of the Year by BBC’s Top Gear

Fisker Karma Named Top Car of the Year by BBC’s Top Gear

Henrik Fisker and the Fisker Automotive team are racking up quite the list of awards this year – and their pile might just about be complete with their latest accolade. The UK’s immensely

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BMW and Toyota May Team Up to Create the Next Generation of Lithium-Ion Batteries

BMW and Toyota May Team Up to Create the Next Generation of Lithium-Ion Batteries

The rumor mill is hot this week with news that BMW and Toyota are about to announce a partnership to research the next generation of lithium-ion batteries for electric cars. If this partnership comes to

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