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Daihatsu Prepares Three Tiny New “Kei” Cars for the Tokyo Auto Show

Daihatsu Prepares Three Tiny New “Kei” Cars for the Tokyo Auto Show

Daihatsu is proving its ability to work with a diverse line of products: The FC ShoCase is a fuel cell vehicle that contains no precious metals, while the PICO EV works in a variety of configurations and

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PHOTOS: BMW Unveils i3 Electric Car and i8 Hybrid Electric Vehicle on US Soil for the First Time!

PHOTOS: BMW Unveils i3 Electric Car and i8 Hybrid Electric Vehicle on US Soil for the First Time!

The BMW i3 concept is the company's first electric vehicle designed from the ground up for mass production, and the auto maker has come out swinging with an innovative EV that looks set to take the luxury

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The Ryno Electric Unicycle is a One-Wheeled Muscle Machine

The Ryno Electric Unicycle is a One-Wheeled Muscle Machine

If you love turning heads when you take a ride around town, then the Ryno electric unicycle is probably for you. Designer Chris Hoffmann had his eyes set on the Segway crowd when he started work on the

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Regina, Q, and Swift: Suzuki Will Bring Entirely New Lineup of EVs to the Tokyo Motor Show

Regina, Q, and Swift: Suzuki Will Bring Entirely New Lineup of EVs to the Tokyo Motor Show

Keep an eye out for the rest of the alternative fuel line from Suzuki, including quite a few options on two wheels. We will be watching all the green goings on in Tokyo in early December when the show

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6 Sexy Electric Cars Hitting the Streets in 2012

6 Sexy Electric Cars Hitting the Streets in 2012

2011 is almost over, but we're not sad to see it come to an end because 2012 is going to be an amazing year for new electric cars. Whether you're looking for a ride that's practical, luxurious or super

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Tesla Defies Industry Standard and Unveils Their Own Rapid EV Charger

Tesla Defies Industry Standard and Unveils Their Own Rapid EV Charger

Tesla, one of the tried and true dedicated electric vehicle manufacturers, has decided to keep their unorthodox mystique alive by introducing an all new, high-powered, electric vehicle charger that is not

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World’s First Manned Electric Multicopter Flight Achieved by e-Volo

World’s First Manned Electric Multicopter Flight Achieved by e-Volo

In late October, Thomas Senkel of e-volo completed the world’s first manned flight of an electric multicopter on an airstrip in the southwest of Germany. The flight lasted one minute and 30 seconds.

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Varley’s Sexy New evR450 Electric Car is a Banana Colored Beauty

Varley’s Sexy New evR450 Electric Car is a Banana Colored Beauty

Remember when electric vehicles were just toasters on wheels? Not anymore! Especially with vehicles like this banana-colored all-electric Varley evR450 sports car. Varley is an Australian company that up

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Good News: Tesla Announces It Will Reintroduce a Redesigned Roadster in 2014!

Good News: Tesla Announces It Will Reintroduce a Redesigned Roadster in 2014!

Expect Tesla stock to shoot up on this news: the company has finally announced its plans to reintroduce a redesigned Roadster in 2014! We always thought it was strange that Tesla would yank the Roadster

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Juha-Pekka Rautio’s CCrab Electric Car Can Sidle Its Way Out of a Traffic Jam

Juha-Pekka Rautio’s CCrab Electric Car Can Sidle Its Way Out of a Traffic Jam

There are an increasing number of electric vehicles being designed for tight urban areas, but this one is unique. Juha-Pekka Rautio's Citroen CCrab concept has independently turning wheels that allow it

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Tesla’s Model S Electric Sedan Will be Powered by Ultra-Efficient Panasonic Batteries

Tesla’s Model S Electric Sedan Will be Powered by Ultra-Efficient Panasonic Batteries

This morning Tesla Motors announced that their new Model S electric sedan will be powered by top of the line lithium-ion batteries provided by the Panasonic Corporation. The collaboration is part of

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Tesla Offers Up Fossil Fuel Killer “Beta” Model S for Test Drives

Tesla Offers Up Fossil Fuel Killer “Beta” Model S for Test Drives

Well, first of all this car hails from Silicon Valley, so priority is put on the electronics. This nets new Tesla owners a 17-inch vertically oriented display screen with a full web browser, Google Voice

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Edison2 eVLC Car Achieves Amazing 245 MPGe Rating from the EPA!

Edison2 eVLC Car Achieves Amazing 245 MPGe Rating from the EPA!

Last year, a team driving a gas-powered Edison2 VLC (Very Light Car) won the X Prize Mainstream Class, after which the company hinted that a similar car with “other power sources” could cure

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New Crash-Proof Electric Vehicle Battery Can be Mass Produced

New Crash-Proof Electric Vehicle Battery Can be Mass Produced

Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology ICT in Pfinztal, Germany are looking to help electric vehicles shed a few pounds - the lighter the car, the further it can travel on one

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Green Overdrive: Take a Ride With Us in a Tesla Model S Beta!

Green Overdrive: Take a Ride With Us in a Tesla Model S Beta!

For the latest episode of GigaOM TV's Green Overdrive show, we bring you a ride in a Beta version of electric car maker Tesla's second car - the Model S. A Beta car is an almost production-ready car, and

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The KTM E3W Electric Concept Features Lamborghini-Style Scissor Doors for Tight Urban Spaces

The KTM E3W Electric Concept Features Lamborghini-Style Scissor Doors for Tight Urban Spaces

We recently saw a new crop of open-wheeled concept cars at the Frankfurt Motor Show that boasted electric motors and futuristic good looks. Here's another take on that idea, the KTM E3W, recently released

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Peugeot Citroen Reveals Its Futuristic VELV Concept Car

Peugeot Citroen Reveals Its Futuristic VELV Concept Car

PSA Peugeot Citroen has just revealed its futuristic new VELV electric concept car at the ADEME innovation forum. This tiny car with a narrow rear track is envisioned as being created only for rental or

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TEST DRIVE: Inhabitat Tests the Real-World Mileage of the 2012 Honda Insight Hybrid

TEST DRIVE: Inhabitat Tests the Real-World Mileage of the 2012 Honda Insight Hybrid

It's inconceivable that an automaker could advance 10 years in automotive technology and build a car with half the fuel mileage of its predecessor, unless it were a radically different car. Well, it turns

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Edison2 Unveils an Electric Version of Their Very Light Car

Edison2 Unveils an Electric Version of Their Very Light Car

Edison2 recently revealed an electric version of their Very Light Car, which, until now, used to run on gasoline or ethanol. The company, known for building super efficient transportation solutions and

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This Thursday is World Car-Free Day

This Thursday is World Car-Free Day

World Car-Free Day - a day when people organize their own events to explore alternative transportation - is coming up this Thursday, September 22nd. The event is loosely run by the World Carfree Network

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Toyota’s Plug-in Prius Pricing Revealed

Toyota’s Plug-in Prius Pricing Revealed

We recently brought you an advance look at the 2013 plug-in Prius, which was just revealed at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Now pricing details are coming out along with the plan for a gradual rollout across

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City Cars Reign Supreme at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show

City Cars Reign Supreme at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show

With even suppliers focusing on plug-in electric vehicle technology and other green propulsion systems, this has truly been the year of the city car so far at Frankfurt. But the show isn't over yet. We'll

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Frankfurt Motor Show: Husqvarna’s e-Go Electric Bike Looks Just Like a Motorcycle

Frankfurt Motor Show: Husqvarna’s e-Go Electric Bike Looks Just Like a Motorcycle

Among the many green offerings from the Frankfurt Motor Show is a new bike from Husqvarna called the e-go, an electric bicycle that looks just like a motorcycle but appears to be floating on air. The e-go

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Sealander Aquatic Trailer Morphs From Camper to Boat for the Best Vacation Ever

Sealander Aquatic Trailer Morphs From Camper to Boat for the Best Vacation Ever

The Sealander camper boat is everything you always wished your parents' pop-up trailer could be -- a go-anywhere vehicle that is always ready for an adventure. There are no winches, cranks, or velcro bits

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Mitsubishi Unexpectedly Raises Price of the i EV

Mitsubishi Unexpectedly Raises Price of the i EV

We told you back in April that Mitsubishi was working hard to keep the cost of its i electric car lower than any other EV on the U.S. market. Originally this brought the price to an extremely affordable

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Researchers Find That Electric Vehicle Battery Cost Could Halve by 2018

Researchers Find That Electric Vehicle Battery Cost Could Halve by 2018

Right now, one of the biggest roadblocks to the widespread adoption of electric cars is the cost of the vehicles -- which is mostly linked to their very expensive batteries. A group of researchers in

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