electric vehicle

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. Of

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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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Fisker Karma Receives EPA Certification, but Only for 52 mpge/20 mpg!

Fisker Karma Receives EPA Certification, but Only for 52 mpge/20 mpg!

There is good news, however. EPA certification is the final hurdle preventing Fisker from selling the Karma in the U.S., and since the numbers are finally in, the company will start importing the cars

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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 range

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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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Exoconcept EXO: A Carbon Fiber Electric Jet Ski James Bond Would Love

Exoconcept EXO: A Carbon Fiber Electric Jet Ski James Bond Would Love

We have been hot on the trail of some James Bond-worthy sustainable rides lately, and this goes right along. The Exoconcept EXO is a carbon fiber electric jet ski you ride in the prone position to escape

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One Euro Car: Opel Unveils Electric City Car Before Frankfurt Auto Show

One Euro Car: Opel Unveils Electric City Car Before Frankfurt Auto Show

The Frankfurt Motor Show hasn't even begun, but this already appears to be the year of the electric city car concept, with multiple futuristic offerings from Audi and Volkswagen, and now Opel. The German

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Don’t Make Eye Contact: Electric Audi A2 Concept Will Pack Laser Tail Lights

Don’t Make Eye Contact: Electric Audi A2 Concept Will Pack Laser Tail Lights

First the BMW i8 concept, and now the electric Audi A2 concept car are expected to electrify the Frankfurt Motor Show with laser headlights and tail lights. These tiny and efficient light sources make up

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Volkswagen Jumps on the City Car Bandwagon with the NILS Concept

Volkswagen Jumps on the City Car Bandwagon with the NILS Concept

Here is one more car to add to the growing list of futuristic electric city cars going into production. The Volkswagen NILS EV Concept will debut alongside its Audi Urban Concept cousin at the Frankfurt

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Ford Unveils Photos of Its Gorgeous Electric Gullwing EVOS Concept

Ford Unveils Photos of Its Gorgeous Electric Gullwing EVOS Concept

Ford just leaked photos of its EVOS Concept to be revealed at next week's Frankfurt Motor Show. In short, we love it. The EVOS is a plug-in hybrid with four exotic gullwing doors and a gorgeous design

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SKhy Bus Is A Carbon-Negative Solar & Wastewater Fueled Shuttle Bus Of The Future

SKhy Bus Is A Carbon-Negative Solar & Wastewater Fueled Shuttle Bus Of The Future

Portuguese designer Alan Monteiro has illustrated his vision of green transportation: an aerodynamic carbon swallowing, wastewater recycling, oxygen releasing, unmanned shuttle bus concept called SKhy.

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Michal Jelinek’s Black Ice Glider Is a Fuel Cell-Powered Winter Wonder Vehicle

Michal Jelinek’s Black Ice Glider Is a Fuel Cell-Powered Winter Wonder Vehicle

Designer Michal Jelinek recently put together a series of concept vehicles for use on ice. We particularly like this one, called Black Ice, which is a fuel cell turbine-powered glider. Hydrogen fuel cells

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TMG EV P001 Becomes First EV To Break the Nurburgring 8-Minute Speed Record

TMG EV P001 Becomes First EV To Break the Nurburgring 8-Minute Speed Record

Toyota's TMG EV P001 just became the first electric car to shatter the 8-minute barrier at the Nurbirgring racetrack in Germany, with a blazing new time of 7 minutes and 47.794 seconds. Toyota Motorsport

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Brown Goes Green: UPS Purchases 100 EV Delivery Trucks for Its Next-Gen California Fleet

Brown Goes Green: UPS Purchases 100 EV Delivery Trucks for Its Next-Gen California Fleet

UPS has just purchased 100 electric delivery vehicles from EV provider Electric Vehicles International in Stockton, California, for the company's California fleet. The decision makes UPS's California

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