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Electric OSCar Gears up for Grueling Race Across South America

Electric OSCar Gears up for Grueling Race Across South America

In the movie "The Dilemma," Vince Vaughn and Kevin James are challenged with the task of making hybrids sexy - namely, they must create a system that makes electric vehicles growl like muscle cars. Now a

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Electric Toyota Supercar Aims to Set EV Lap Record at Nordschleife

Electric Toyota Supercar Aims to Set EV Lap Record at Nordschleife

We love electric vehicles (EV), but personally we can't get enough of EV supercars. Now comes news that Toyota Motorsport GmbH (TMG) will be attempting to make Nürburgring history on August 29th with

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Audi May Offer An A4 Plug-in Hybrid by 2014!

Audi May Offer An A4 Plug-in Hybrid by 2014!

The tipping point is finally here. With new CAFE regulations and more consumers interested in fuel efficient vehicles than ever before, even companies like Audi are capitulating to demand for plug-in

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Leonardo DiCaprio Spotted Driving His New Fisker Karma Luxury EV!

Leonardo DiCaprio Spotted Driving His New Fisker Karma Luxury EV!

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio was just seen driving his brand-new Fisker Karma luxury range-extended EV, which means the green sports car is finally here! We told you before how DiCaprio had lined up to be the

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A Pothole Turns The Bluebird EV Land Speed Record Attempt into a Disaster

A Pothole Turns The Bluebird EV Land Speed Record Attempt into a Disaster

The ultra-aerodynamic Bluebird electric vehicle set out to set a new land speed record for the UK last Saturday, but the run resulted in a shockingly bad accident instead. The Bluebird reportedly

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Lightning Motorcycles Breaks 200 MPH Electric Bike Speed Record!

Lightning Motorcycles Breaks 200 MPH Electric Bike Speed Record!

Lighting Motorcycles just raised the bar for green transportation as it shattered the land speed record for electric bikes. Rider Paul Thede clocked in a blazing average of 206.079 miles per hour at the

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Aptera Refunding 2e Electric Car Deposits: Is Our Future EV Dream Car Dead?

Aptera Refunding 2e Electric Car Deposits: Is Our Future EV Dream Car Dead?

Aptera was developing a futuristic 200 mpge electric car that would knock our socks off. But then the company stopped taking deposits last month, blaming a problem with the escrow account in which they

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BMW’s 2014 i3 Electric Car Spotted in Chicago Before its Official Unveiling

BMW’s 2014 i3 Electric Car Spotted in Chicago Before its Official Unveiling

We just came across a spy video (shot by YouTube user jprothe) of BMW taping a commercial or promotional video for its 2014 i3 that shows the yet to be unveiled electric vehicle in action on Wacker

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TEST DRIVE: Inhabitat Lives with the Chevy Volt for a Week

TEST DRIVE: Inhabitat Lives with the Chevy Volt for a Week

What we noticed first when driving the Chevy Volt is that the range of the battery pack varies from charge to charge. We averaged 37 miles estimated total range (the estimate sinks by up to 3 miles if you

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Wold Record-Breaking “Schluckspecht” EV Goes Over 1,000 Miles on a Single Charge!

Wold Record-Breaking “Schluckspecht” EV Goes Over 1,000 Miles on a Single Charge!

Electric vehicle records are being broken all the time these days, which is great news for the advancement of EV technology. But the "Schluckspecht" EV ("heavy drinker" in German) from the University of

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Fisker Launching Crossover, Convertible, and Miniature Versions of Its Karma Sedan

Fisker Launching Crossover, Convertible, and Miniature Versions of Its Karma Sedan

You have to hand it to start-up car makers like Fisker. In order to compete with established automakers, they have to crank out whole product lines in just a few years, and building even one hybrid or

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Ohio State’s 400 MPH Buckeye Bullet 3 to Attempt Electric Vehicle Speed Record

Ohio State’s 400 MPH Buckeye Bullet 3 to Attempt Electric Vehicle Speed Record

Last year Ohio State's streamlined Buckeye Bullet supercar made headlines as it shattered the world speed record for an electric vehicle by clocking in a blistering 291 miles per hour. As if that feat

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Scottish Distillery Powers Their Nissan Leaf With Whiskey

Scottish Distillery Powers Their Nissan Leaf With Whiskey

Whiskey isn't just good for a stiff drink at the end of the day; it's also a handy tool for powering electric vehicles. At least that's what the Bruichladdich Whiskey Distillery on the Scottish isle of

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UK Opens Free Solar-Powered Highway EV Charging Network from Ecotricity

UK Opens Free Solar-Powered Highway EV Charging Network from Ecotricity

The first three of many free EV charging points have just opened in the UK in Hertfordshire, Reading, and Gloucestershire. The Ecotricity charging points will be part of a network of free, 100% green

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Pipistrel Introduces The World’s Most Powerful Electric Airplane

Pipistrel Introduces The World’s Most Powerful Electric Airplane

Pipistrel just rolled out the world's most powerful electric aircraft -- and it's the first to seat four people. The Taurus G4 required two years of preparation and development, but took just four months

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Siemens Study: Electric Cars More Convenient To Refuel Than Engined Cars

Siemens Study: Electric Cars More Convenient To Refuel Than Engined Cars

German electronics giant Siemens just released the results of a study of Munich EV owners and the results show that drivers in this compact European city find EVs quite suitable for everyday use - not

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Schneider Electric Unveils Two-Car Electric Vehicle Charger

Schneider Electric Unveils Two-Car Electric Vehicle Charger

Schneider Electric recently revealed a two-car electric vehicle charger for use outdoors, giving way to faster and more efficient charging of fleets and electric vehicles on the go. The new dual EV

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In-Road Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging Breakthrough Yields 90% Efficiency

In-Road Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging Breakthrough Yields 90% Efficiency

Utah State University researchers have made a breakthrough in the quest to make in-road electric vehicle chargers practical for the real world, managing to wirelessly transmit 5 kilowatts of electricity

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Opel Plans a Massive Rollout of Fuel Cell Luxury Cars for 2016

Opel Plans a Massive Rollout of Fuel Cell Luxury Cars for 2016

They say pioneers are the ones with arrows in their backs, but pioneers of new technologies are sometimes the first to be able to sell new products in volume after they have proven their worth. That seems

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Chevy Dealerships Install Solar Green Zones Capable of Charging 4,500 Electric Cars a Year

Chevy Dealerships Install Solar Green Zones Capable of Charging 4,500 Electric Cars a Year

Today GM announced the launch of a new nationwide program to install solar canopy charging stations at their Chevy dealerships across the country. Each canopy, called a Green Zone, will be capable of

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EV Racers Could be Turned Into Life-Size Slot Cars Using Wireless Charging

EV Racers Could be Turned Into Life-Size Slot Cars Using Wireless Charging

Every kid who's ever played with slot cars had the dream that one day they could get inside one and whizz around a race track. Of course getting inside a regular petrol-driven car would probably give the

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Ford Polls Facebook Fans For Favorite Focus Electric Noise

Ford Polls Facebook Fans For Favorite Focus Electric Noise

President Obama recently called on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to ensure that EVs weren't silently bowling over people who couldn't see, or hear, them coming, by mandating that EVs

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Suzuki’s Electric “Every” Van Launches in Japan for Real-World Testing

Suzuki’s Electric “Every” Van Launches in Japan for Real-World Testing

Suzuki recently launched the “Every” van - the Japanese car manufacturer’s first foray into battery-powered transportation. Suzuki is playing it safe, however; only 13 of the plug-in Every vans have

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FedEx Express to More Than Double Its Electric Vehicle Fleet

FedEx Express to More Than Double Its Electric Vehicle Fleet

FedEx Express is more than doubling its electric vehicle fleet, adding twenty-four all-electric vehicles and introducing electric service to New York City, Chicago and Memphis. It's also adding more

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Think EVs To Be Revived from Bankruptcy by Investor Boris Zingarevich

Think EVs To Be Revived from Bankruptcy by Investor Boris Zingarevich

EV makers have been dropping left and right during the recession, including Think, the maker of the Think City EV. But now the company will get a second chance thanks to serial investor Boris Zingarevich,

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Fisker’s Multi-Speed Gearbox Could Give EVs Supercar Performance

Fisker’s Multi-Speed Gearbox Could Give EVs Supercar Performance

Electric cars can be fun to drive because they have all their power available at all speeds, which means incredibly quick acceleration. But until now, carmakers have been limited in the performance they

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Ian Kettle’s Citroen Egoiste Is an EV for Fashionistas

Ian Kettle’s Citroen Egoiste Is an EV for Fashionistas

Electric city cars tend to be tiny and economical affairs - you might go so far as to call some of them drab. That's not the case with the Citroen Egoiste EV concept from designer Ian Kettle. The Egoiste

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Marco Sweston’s Touch Effect Concept Is Made of Synthetic Muscle and Bone

Marco Sweston’s Touch Effect Concept Is Made of Synthetic Muscle and Bone

What will we all do for fun in the future when we're bored with all the digital thrills we have sought indoors? Designer Marco Sweston has the answer: a track racer built from synthetic bone, muscle, and

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Nissan Leaf Price Tag to Jump $2,400 in 2012

Nissan Leaf Price Tag to Jump $2,400 in 2012

Word on the street is that Nissan will add $2,400 to the price of the Leaf next year bumping the total cost of the car up to $35,200. That still clocks in well below the cost of the Chevy Volt, which has

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Good News: Toyota’s RAV4 Actually WILL Be Sold To The Public

Good News: Toyota’s RAV4 Actually WILL Be Sold To The Public

When we told you recently that the Toyota RAV4 electric vehicle would only be available to car sharing programs and fleets next year, we were happily misinformed. Apparently the phrase "very strategic

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