electric vehicles

Tesla Supercharging Stations Enable Effortless Travel from LA to New York

Tesla Supercharging Stations Enable Effortless Travel from LA to New York

For the first time, Tesla Model S drivers can travel from coast to coast at no charge, thanks to a network of “superchargers” stretching across a number of major US cities. In the past, Model S

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Minnesota-Based Duo Builds Three-Wheeled Hybrid Electric Vehicle That Gets 75 Miles Per Charge

Minnesota-Based Duo Builds Three-Wheeled Hybrid Electric Vehicle That Gets 75 Miles Per Charge

The Human Electric Vehicle is a three-wheeled, energy-efficient vehicle that is part car, part motorcycle and part kayak bike. It combines the pedal power of a bicycle with an electric engine and features

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29,000 Tesla Model S Chargers Recalled Due to Fire Hazard

29,000 Tesla Model S Chargers Recalled Due to Fire Hazard

Tesla Motors just announced a recall of 29,000 NEMA 14-50 charging adapters for its Model S car, citing concerns that the adapters could overheat while plugged in - affected chargers could melt or even

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Electrics, Hybrids Help Push U.S. Fuel Economy to Record High in 2013

Electrics, Hybrids Help Push U.S. Fuel Economy to Record High in 2013

Average fuel economy for U.S. vehicles set a record 24.8 miles per gallon in calender year 2013. This is up one gallon over 2012 and an increase of 4.7 mpg since October 2007, the month and year the

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Navia: World’s First Commercial Driverless Electric Car Hits the Streets, Won’t Break Any Speed Records

Navia: World’s First Commercial Driverless Electric Car Hits the Streets, Won’t Break Any Speed Records

We've been hearing talk of self-driving cars for ages, but now it looks like rumor has finally become reality with the release of Navia, the world's first commercial driverless car. Surprisingly, a

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The Arrow: What Happens When an Electric Motorcycle and a Fighter Jet Have a Love Child

The Arrow: What Happens When an Electric Motorcycle and a Fighter Jet Have a Love Child

The Arrow by car designer Charles Bombardier demonstrates what would happen if an electric motorcycle and a fighter jet had a love child. Underneath the Arrow's retractable canopy, driver and passenger

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Inhabitat’s Top 7 News Stories of 2013 – Vote for the Most Important!

Inhabitat’s Top 7 News Stories of 2013 – Vote for the Most Important!

With 2014 just around the corner, we are taking a retrospective look at the biggest news stories of 2013, and we're seeing a healthy combination of both really disturbing, depressing news and positive

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New EU Law to Create Massive Electric Vehicle Charging Grid Throughout Europe by 2020

New EU Law to Create Massive Electric Vehicle Charging Grid Throughout Europe by 2020

The European Parliament just passed a resolution this week that will require member states to install a specified number of electric vehicle charging stations and hydrogen and natural gas stations by

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Honda Accord Named “2014 Green Car of the Year”

Honda Accord Named “2014 Green Car of the Year”

At this year's Los Angeles Auto Show the Honda Accord was named the "2014 Green Car of the Year" by Green Car Journal. The Honda Accord received this year's award because of its ability to offer an

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US Government Opens Inquiry into Tesla Fires as Elon Musk Defends EV Safety Record

US Government Opens Inquiry into Tesla Fires as Elon Musk Defends EV Safety Record

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced on Tuesday that the agency is opening an investigation into two recent Tesla Model S Sedan battery fires that occurred in Washington and

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PHOTOS: Inhabitat Witnesses the Prosthesis Anti-Robot’s Angry, Stomping Foot

PHOTOS: Inhabitat Witnesses the Prosthesis Anti-Robot’s Angry, Stomping Foot

A giant, stomping robot foot is pretty difficult to ignore, so Inhabitat really had no choice but to check out eatART's Prosthesis "Anti-Robot" at last week's Engadget Expand. The zero-emissions

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Volvo is Developing a Wireless Inductive Charging Pad for Electric Vehicles

Volvo is Developing a Wireless Inductive Charging Pad for Electric Vehicles

Swedish automaker Volvo just announced that it's working on a wireless inductive charger for electric vehicles. The charging pad is able to wireless charge any EV that parks above it using an

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Elon Musk to Retrofit James Bond’s Submarine Car With a Tesla Engine

Elon Musk to Retrofit James Bond’s Submarine Car With a Tesla Engine

Elon Musk has already conquered land and space with electric vehicle company Tesla Motors and space transport company SpaceX. So perhaps it should come as no surprise that Musk has set his sights on the

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Yves Behar’s New Centro Tower Brings Sustainability and Walkable Urbanism to Downtown Miami

Yves Behar’s New Centro Tower Brings Sustainability and Walkable Urbanism to Downtown Miami

With 352 units and dramatic 10-foot ceilings, The Centro swaps floors of lifeless gray parking for spacious lofts and a lower overall carbon footprint. In lieu of a built-in parking garage, residents will

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New Palo Alto Building Code Requires Wiring for Electric Cars

New Palo Alto Building Code Requires Wiring for Electric Cars

A big hurdle facing potential electric vehicle owners is installing the equipment to charge their new car at home. Installing a home charging station can be a complicated process, often involving

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Infographic: How Electric Vehicles Can Help Cut US Oil Use in Half Over the Next 20 Years

Infographic: How Electric Vehicles Can Help Cut US Oil Use in Half Over the Next 20 Years

Electric vehicles are taking off in a big way - according to a recent report, EV sales have increased 522% since 2012. But did you know that there's currently over 100,000 electric vehicles from 10

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INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Chats with J Mays, VP of Global Design and Chief Creative Officer at Ford Motor Company

INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Chats with J Mays, VP of Global Design and Chief Creative Officer at Ford Motor Company

Automotive designer J Mays has become well-known as the design director of Ford Motor Company. Born in rural Oklahoma, Mays started working at his family's auto parts store at an early age with

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INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Talks Resilient Design with J Mays, VP of Global Design and Chief Creative Officer at Ford Motors

INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Talks Resilient Design with J Mays, VP of Global Design and Chief Creative Officer at Ford Motors

Few designers get the opportunity to define a brand as prominent as Ford, but for the last 16 years, J Mays has been the driving design force behind the vehicles coming off the car company's production

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Nissan Says There’s “No Charge to Charge” for New LEAF Owners in Texas

Nissan Says There’s “No Charge to Charge” for New LEAF Owners in Texas

Nissan has announced that owners of the all-electric Nissan LEAF in the Dallas-Fort Worth and greater Houston areas will have free, unlimited access to the eVgo network of public charging stations

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Electric Car Breaks Vehicle Acceleration World Record By Traveling 0-62 mph in 2.15 Seconds!

Electric Car Breaks Vehicle Acceleration World Record By Traveling 0-62 mph in 2.15 Seconds!

Who says electric vehicles can't out-muscle internal combustion engine cars? A racing team from the Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands just blasted past the zero to 100 km/h (62

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Stigo Unveils an Ultra Lightweight Electric Scooter That Folds Down to the Size of a Golf Bag

Stigo Unveils an Ultra Lightweight Electric Scooter That Folds Down to the Size of a Golf Bag

Electric vehicles are really hitting their stride this year - and we're not just talking about cars. The world's first road-charged bus and an electric tricycle also made their debut, and now an

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August a Record Month for U.S. Electric Vehicle Sales

August a Record Month for U.S. Electric Vehicle Sales

August was the best month ever for U.S. sales of 100 percent electric vehicles (EV), plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) and conventional hybrids. EV sales increased 457.48 percent compared to August

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Tesla is Sucking Up the World’s Lithium Ion Battery Supply, Kick Starting Cell Production

Tesla is Sucking Up the World’s Lithium Ion Battery Supply, Kick Starting Cell Production

Green Car Reports says that Tesla is on track to deploy more than 1.6 million kilowatt-hour worth of batteries in 21,000 cars this year, and so far the electric carmaker has already sold 14,000 of its

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Tesla Opens Assembly Plant in the Netherlands

Tesla Opens Assembly Plant in the Netherlands

American electric car company Tesla Motors opened an assembly plant last week in the Netherlands. The new Tilburg facility will serve as the final assembly and distribution point for Tesla Model S sales

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Luxury Taxi Company in Portland to Use Tesla Model S Cabs

Luxury Taxi Company in Portland to Use Tesla Model S Cabs

The eco-friendly city of Portland, Oregon will soon be adding electric cars to its fleet of taxis. Luxury eco-touring company Tesla Trips was recently granted a livery license, and the company will soon

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KAIST Unveils Folding Electric Micro Car That Can Fit Into Any Parking Space!

KAIST Unveils Folding Electric Micro Car That Can Fit Into Any Parking Space!

A team of Korean researchers just unveiled a tiny electric vehicle that can fold down to 5.24 feet - which is one third of the space that makes up a standard parking spot! Urban centers around the world

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Researchers Predict Nearly 100 Million Driverless Cars Will Sell Each Year by 2035

Researchers Predict Nearly 100 Million Driverless Cars Will Sell Each Year by 2035

A new report by Navigant Research shows that by 2035, there could be as many as 95.4 million driverless cars cruising roads across the globe. That is roughly 35 million more cars than are currently

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INFOGRAPHIC: The Fastest Electric Vehicles on Earth

INFOGRAPHIC: The Fastest Electric Vehicles on Earth

Emission-free electric vehicles are one of the greenest ways to get around - but early EVs lacked the pulse-pounding specs of their gas-guzzling counterparts. Fortunately, breakthroughs in electric power

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Design Your Ideal Electric Vehicle With Tuk Tuk Factory’s New Online Customization Tool

Design Your Ideal Electric Vehicle With Tuk Tuk Factory’s New Online Customization Tool

All vehicles are not created equal - you wouldn't take a sports car off-roading, or use a sedan as a food-truck. It's important to choose the right vehicle for the job, although we usually just have to

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ASAP Solar-Powered Jet Ski-Paddleboard is Designed to Save Lives at Sea

ASAP Solar-Powered Jet Ski-Paddleboard is Designed to Save Lives at Sea

ASAP of course stands for "As Soon As Possible," an apt name considering British designer Ross Kemp originally created it to be a rescue craft. According to an interview with CNN, the idea came to Kemp

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