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Toyota Is Now A Green Building Leader With 29 LEED-Certified Facilities

Toyota Is Now A Green Building Leader With 29 LEED-Certified Facilities

Toyota is well known for its efficient automobiles, but with news that 29 of their facilities have achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification, the auto company stake their

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Nissan Recycles 40 Gas Pumps Into Guitar Amps, Juke Boxes, PacMan Games and More!

Nissan Recycles 40 Gas Pumps Into Guitar Amps, Juke Boxes, PacMan Games and More!

The exciting exhibit commemorates the release of the Nissan Leaf, which runs on 100% electricity, can be made locally, and utilizes recycled materials. In this spirit of a greener future, the designer set

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Global Automakers to Debut New Technology That Recharges EVs in 20 Minutes

Global Automakers to Debut New Technology That Recharges EVs in 20 Minutes

Next week global automakers from the United States and Germany will demonstrate new fast-charging technology that will give electric vehicle owners the ability to recharge their EVs in as little as 15-20

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Nissan and GE Unveil New EV Technology That Lets Your EV Power Your House

Nissan and GE Unveil New EV Technology That Lets Your EV Power Your House

Using the energy from your electric car to power your house during a blackout is an advancement that could be just around the corner, thanks to new technology that General Electric and Nissan showed off

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GE Energy Launches Its WattStation Electric Vehicle Charging Platform

GE Energy Launches Its WattStation Electric Vehicle Charging Platform

GE Energy just unveiled its new fully-networked WattStation electric vehicle charging platform at the SAE 2012 World Congress in Detroit. The WattStation platform and corresponding Connect software

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New Study Reveals that Environmental Impact of Electric Cars Depends on Location

New Study Reveals that Environmental Impact of Electric Cars Depends on Location

Although nothing comes out the tailpipe, electric vehicles do produce carbon emissions and other pollutants; the amount of emissions all depends on the power source from which they are charged. A new

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Honda and Zipcar Team Up to Provide Hybrid and Electric Vehicles to Car Share Members

Honda and Zipcar Team Up to Provide Hybrid and Electric Vehicles to Car Share Members

Zipcar, the world's leading car sharing network, has announced that Honda will be Zipcar's preferred automaker with a focus on hybrid and electric vehicles. The new partnership will give Zipcar members

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Groundbreaking Zero-Energy zHomes Are Topped with a Massive Solar Array

Groundbreaking Zero-Energy zHomes Are Topped with a Massive Solar Array

David Vandervort was keen to create a happy marriage between the relative urbanity of Issaquah and a sense of privacy for the residents living at zHome. The entire complex is organized around a central

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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 vehicle may not be as

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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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