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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 popular Top

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Honda Unveils Its Futuristic EV-STER Mini Convertible at the Tokyo Auto Show

Honda Unveils Its Futuristic EV-STER Mini Convertible at the Tokyo Auto Show

Honda has developed a "Twin Lever Steering" joystick system that allows a driver to push one stick and pull the other when turning, in the direction g-forces are pushing his body. Traditional steering

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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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New Graphene Lithium-Air Batteries Increase Energy Density and Decrease Costs

New Graphene Lithium-Air Batteries Increase Energy Density and Decrease Costs

In a not so distant future the concept of electric vehicle range anxiety may completely disappear thanks to research by laboratories across the nation. Technology took a step closer to that future today

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Jay Leno Drives His Chevrolet Volt Gas Free for an Astounding 11,000 Miles

Jay Leno Drives His Chevrolet Volt Gas Free for an Astounding 11,000 Miles

// Photo via Jay Leno's Garage Jay Leno is known to have quite the car collection - around 100 in all, not including 90 motorcycles - but until recently, he didn't own an electric vehicle! But after

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Infiniti Releases Teaser Shots of Its Upcoming Plug-in Hybrid Sports Car Concept

Infiniti Releases Teaser Shots of Its Upcoming Plug-in Hybrid Sports Car Concept

Infiniti has just released photos of its upcoming plug-in hybrid sports car concept, to be released in March 2012 at the Geneva Motor Show. The company is promising a "highly advanced, range-extending

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EPA Declares the Mitsubishi i EV Is the Most Fuel Efficient Car in the U.S.

EPA Declares the Mitsubishi i EV Is the Most Fuel Efficient Car in the U.S.

More than 17,000 vehicles with technology like the Mitsubishi i have already sold outside the U.S., and Mitsubishi is hoping this news will push the i's sales forward in the States as well. "We are very

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Northwestern University Researchers Create Breakthrough Batteries That Could Give EVs 500 Mile Range, 10 Minute Charge Time

Northwestern University Researchers Create Breakthrough Batteries That Could Give EVs 500 Mile Range, 10 Minute Charge Time

Researchers led by professor Harold Kung at Northwestern University have just developed a breakthrough battery technology that could allow electric cars to run 10 times longer and recharge 10 times

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New Study Says That Hybrid Drivers Are 25% Less Likely to Be Injured in a Crash

New Study Says That Hybrid Drivers Are 25% Less Likely to Be Injured in a Crash

A new study by the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) shows that hybrids cause 25% fewer injuries in crashes than their internal combustion engine counterparts. Traditionally, drivers have had to

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EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: Croatia’s First EV Prototype the DOK-ING XD Unveiled at the LA Auto Show

EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: Croatia’s First EV Prototype the DOK-ING XD Unveiled at the LA Auto Show

What is perhaps most surprising about the DOK-ING XD is that it doesn't come from a car company. DOK-ING is a 20 year-old Croatian company that designs and manufactures robotic mining and firefighting

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Coda Lowers the Price of Their Electric Car and Announces Start of Production

Coda Lowers the Price of Their Electric Car and Announces Start of Production

Coda claims that its batteries have a range of 150 miles, and that it charges faster than the Nissan Leaf or Chevy Volt. The company also offers a 10-year, 100,000-mile warranty on its batteries. The

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European Testing Ranks the Fisker Karma at 112 mpg!

European Testing Ranks the Fisker Karma at 112 mpg!

As we are not conspiracy theorists, we think it must have to do with how the vehicles are being driven and what is considered normal conditions for testing. The Fisker Karma is a series plug-in hybrid,

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Ford Announces That Its Evos Plug-in Hybrid Will Make Its U.S. Debut in January

Ford Announces That Its Evos Plug-in Hybrid Will Make Its U.S. Debut in January

The focus of the EVOS is actually on technology more than its eco-friendly credentials. The car allegedly adjusts its driving style based on driver profile, map, and weather data pulled from the cloud. It

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Autonomo: A Futuristic Vehicle Concept for a Green Commute

Autonomo: A Futuristic Vehicle Concept for a Green Commute

The Autonomo is a fully autonomous vehicle concept designed by Charles Rattray. The design, inspired by biomimicry, sustainability, artificial intelligence and information technology, is created to

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Tiny Prius Model C to Debut at Tokyo Motor Show

Tiny Prius Model C to Debut at Tokyo Motor Show

Hard to believe the Toyota Prius is 15 years old as a brand. After only a few tweaks in design over the years, Toyota is finally letting loose some new form factors of the proven technology. They just

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German Museum Recreates the World’s Oldest Electric Car and Rides in It!

German Museum Recreates the World’s Oldest Electric Car and Rides in It!

Employees at the Autovision Museum in Germany weren't content just staring at the historic plans for the world's first electric vehicle, they wanted to actually ride in it! So they recreated the fabled

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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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Honda Leaks Pics of Its AC-X Concept Plug-in Hybrid

Honda Leaks Pics of Its AC-X Concept Plug-in Hybrid

The AC-X features a lot of high tech bits inside as well, including a panoramic display screen and joystick controllers. Also in the plans is an iPhone app or "Smart Connect" key with display that helps

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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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Nissan’s Newly Unveiled Self-Parking Pivo3 EV Could Soon Be Put Into Production

Nissan’s Newly Unveiled Self-Parking Pivo3 EV Could Soon Be Put Into Production

Nissan says it is considering "candidates" for the EV that will follow its LEAF, Infiniti EV, and LCV EV, but there are other contenders, including a compact sports EV. Either way, it looks like Nissan is

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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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