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Chevy Volt Sales Surge 277% in March

Chevy Volt Sales Surge 277% in March

Sales of GM’s Chevrolet Volt are stronger than ever, with sales in March spiking to 2,289. The numbers gave the Volt its best month ever - up 277 percent from one year ago. The good news comes despite

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Zipcar Adds the Chevy Volt to its Chicago Fleet

Zipcar Adds the Chevy Volt to its Chicago Fleet

Zipcar, the popular car sharing network in the U.S., has announced the launch of the company's first large-scale plug-in vehicle pilot program in Chicago. Five Chevy Volts are now available to Zipcar

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GM Signs New Deal to Bring Chevy Volt Demo Fleet to China

GM Signs New Deal to Bring Chevy Volt Demo Fleet to China

In an effort to raise awareness and support for electric vehicles in China, General Motors China has signed a memorandum of understanding with the China Automotive Technology and Research Center (CATARC).

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California to Get New Network of EV Charging Stations

California to Get New Network of EV Charging Stations

Driving an electric car in California will soon be a lot easier thanks to a new $120 million dollar settlement. California governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. has announced a $120 million settlement with NRG

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New West Coast Electric Highway Opens Along Historic Oregon Trail

New West Coast Electric Highway Opens Along Historic Oregon Trail

A portion of the historic Oregon Trail is now blazing a new path as the nation’s next electric highway! Stretching from Northern California to Cottage Grove, Oregon, the new highway is designed to cater

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Eco E-Trike is a Futuristic Electric Vehicle Concept for City Driving

Eco E-Trike is a Futuristic Electric Vehicle Concept for City Driving

Stephen Reon Francisco's Eco E-Trike is a concept for an electric vehicle that allows people to get around the city with ease. Looking a bit like a streamlined golf-cart, the E-Trike is more convenient

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New Gallup Poll Shows More Americans Mistakenly Blaming President Obama for Rising Gas Prices

New Gallup Poll Shows More Americans Mistakenly Blaming President Obama for Rising Gas Prices

According to a new Gallup poll, 65% of Americans mistakenly believe that President Obama and Congress are responsible for the recent spike in gas prices, while only 31% understand that neither the

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President Obama to Announce $1 Billion Initiative for Clean, Advanced Vehicle Model Communities

President Obama to Announce $1 Billion Initiative for Clean, Advanced Vehicle Model Communities

President Obama is set to announce today a $1 billion initiative that will assist communities around the country in developing the backbone infrastructure needed for the deployment of clean, advanced fuel

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Shenzhen, China Launches the World’s Largest Electric Vehicle Fleet

Shenzhen, China Launches the World’s Largest Electric Vehicle Fleet

Shenzhen, China has laid claim to the largest fleet of electric vehicles in the world - and they recently announced the addition of 1,500 EVs to their fleet of 500, bringing the grand total up to 2,000

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Tesla Unveils the Model X: The World’s First All-Electric Crossover Luxury car

Tesla Unveils the Model X: The World’s First All-Electric Crossover Luxury car

The auto world is buzzing today about Tesla's highly-anticipated Model X family-sized vehicle, which was unveiled just last night. Built for parents with a need for speed, this car breaks the mold for

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Toyota to Unveil Life-Size Monopoly Driving Track at Chicago Auto Show

Toyota to Unveil Life-Size Monopoly Driving Track at Chicago Auto Show

The Chicago Auto Show is just around the corner and the word on the street is that Toyota, already the leader in green car design, is poised to steal the show by premiering their latest hybrid designs on

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Evatran Now Accepting Pre-Orders for Plugless Power Wireless EV Charging System

Evatran Now Accepting Pre-Orders for Plugless Power Wireless EV Charging System

Early last year we reported on the unveiling of Evatran's Plugless Power - the world's first wireless EV charger. Now - just in time for the new year - we're happy to say that Evatran has launched its

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South Africa’s First Electric Vehicle is a Real “Joule”

South Africa’s First Electric Vehicle is a Real “Joule”

We first heard about South Africa’s exciting first electric vehicle named the “Joule” last year, and are happy to bring you updated information and images. This 5 seater passenger

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SynergEthic’s 3-Wheeled Tilter Electric Vehicle is Part Motorcycle, Part Car

SynergEthic’s 3-Wheeled Tilter Electric Vehicle is Part Motorcycle, Part Car

Under its neon colored encasement the Tilter boasts tons of features similar to a motorbike. The seats are arranged in a single line and they tilt along with the vehicle around sharp turns. Foot brakes

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Nissan Unveils 10 Minute Electric Vehicle Charger

Nissan Unveils 10 Minute Electric Vehicle Charger

Nissan just announced that, in conjunction with Japan's Kansai University, it has built an electric vehicle charger that is capable of fully recharging a car in just 10 minutes. One of the biggest

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Inexpensive, Lighter Jelly Batteries Could Power Laptops and Electric Vehicles

Inexpensive, Lighter Jelly Batteries Could Power Laptops and Electric Vehicles

British scientists have created a lithium jelly that could be used to make safer, cheaper and less toxic batteries. The new gel would replace the liquid electrolytes in common lithium batteries, which

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World’s First Manned Electric Helicopter Takes Flight!

World’s First Manned Electric Helicopter Takes Flight!

Instead of a tail-rotor, which exacts a heavy load on the helicopter's battery, Chretien's helicopter uses a coaxial design with 2 counter-rotating rotors on top. This is a torque-balanced program that

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GM and LG Join Forces to Manufacture Electric Vehicles

GM and LG Join Forces to Manufacture Electric Vehicles

Industry giants General Motors and LG Group have just announced that they are joining forces to design premium electric vehicles. LG will bring its expertise in battery systems to the relationship,

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New EV Profiler Tracks Your Driving and Tells You If Electric Vehicles are Right for You

New EV Profiler Tracks Your Driving and Tells You If Electric Vehicles are Right for You

Finally, a gadget that will actually tell you whether an electric vehicle is right for you. The EV Profiler is a device that plugs into the cigarette outlet of your car and keeps a low profile as it

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Cadillac Converj Plug-In EV Gets Green Light for Production in 2013

Cadillac Converj Plug-In EV Gets Green Light for Production in 2013

Rumor has it, the Cadillac Converj luxury coupe has been approved for production - again. After wowing the crowds at the Detroit Auto Show in January 2009, and enduring an on-again off-again release deal

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Ford and U of M Researchers Say Enough Lithium Exists To Power EVs Until 2100

Ford and U of M Researchers Say Enough Lithium Exists To Power EVs Until 2100

Researchers at the University of Michigan and Ford Motor Company have just released a study stating that there is enough lithium in existence to power electric vehicles at least until the year 2100. The

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SolarCity Brings Solar-Powered EV Charging Stations to the Masses

SolarCity Brings Solar-Powered EV Charging Stations to the Masses

Hundreds of thousands of electric cars are expected to be on the road in the next five years. Charging these vehicles has proven to be a challenge, mostly because of the lack of infrastructure -- but now

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Aluminum-Celmet Could Increase Electric Vehicle Range by 300%

Aluminum-Celmet Could Increase Electric Vehicle Range by 300%

Much is being done to increase the range of electric vehicles, from improved lithium ion batteries to reducing the chassis weight. However, Japanese company Sumitomo Electric Industries (SEI) have

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Toyota Plans to Re-Enter the Electric Vehicle Fray With the Tiny Scion iQ EV

Toyota Plans to Re-Enter the Electric Vehicle Fray With the Tiny Scion iQ EV

After thanking the 1,233 US dealers present at a recent gathering in Las Vegas for their joint contributions of $11.5 million (that is being used to help with the Japanese disaster relief), Japanese

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The Mighty Cri-Cri Electric Mini Plane Breaks Another Speed Record

The Mighty Cri-Cri Electric Mini Plane Breaks Another Speed Record

Attendees of this year's Paris Air Show got to see history being made as the mighty micro Cri-Cri broke the electric plane speed record. The plane first took to the skies last September and drew in a

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Mini Electric Humvee Spotted On the Streets Of London

Mini Electric Humvee Spotted On the Streets Of London

Humvees aren't the type of vehicle you'd normally find on the streets of Great Britain -- Schwarzenegger's garage, yes. However, last weekend a Humvee was indeed spotted in our fair capital, but it wasn't

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San Francisco to Allow Electric Vehicle Owners to Juice Up for Free

San Francisco to Allow Electric Vehicle Owners to Juice Up for Free

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee just announced that electric vehicle charging will be made available free of charge in city-owned parking garages and at San Francisco International Airport until the end of

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GM Filed 135 Clean Energy Patents in 2010, More Than Any Other Automaker

GM Filed 135 Clean Energy Patents in 2010, More Than Any Other Automaker

General Motors (GM) took the race for green vehicle technology to a whole new level in 2010 by filing and receiving 135 clean energy patents — more than any other automaker. According to the

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SAE World Congress Goes Green: Alternative Fuels, EV Tech, and Award for Chevy Volt

SAE World Congress Goes Green: Alternative Fuels, EV Tech, and Award for Chevy Volt

This year's SAE World Congress in Detroit has gone green, honoring the design of electric vehicles such as the Chevy Volt and focusing on technologies that bring better efficiencies to new and existing

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European Union to Organize an Electric F1 Racing Championship

European Union to Organize an Electric F1 Racing Championship

Formula One racing is one of the most popular sports in the world, but it's hardly the most environmentally friendly. Despite the excitement, the glory and the scantily clad pit girls, the fact is that

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