electric vehicles

Microsoft Launches Database to Help EV Drivers Find the Cheapest Charging Stations

Microsoft Launches Database to Help EV Drivers Find the Cheapest Charging Stations

Microsoft just launched a national database of plug-in vehicle charging rate plans that makes it a snap to find the best electricity prices to charge your plug-in vehicle. The database is called the

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Scientists Discover that Styrofoam Beads Help Give EV Batteries a Super Fast Charge

Scientists Discover that Styrofoam Beads Help Give EV Batteries a Super Fast Charge

Styrofoam has had a terrible rep with environmentalists for quite some time now, but here's a breakthrough that could change that - well, at least in some applications. According to the folks at Engadget,

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Tesla Chief Bets on Capacitors Over Batteries for Future of Electric Vehicles

Tesla Chief Bets on Capacitors Over Batteries for Future of Electric Vehicles

While Tesla has been on the forefront of electric vehicle battery technology, company chief Elon Musk recently said that capacitors, not batteries, are the future of EV's. Musk told a Cleantech Forum in

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Google Headquarters Gets The World’s First Evatran “Hands Free” EV Charger

Google Headquarters Gets The World’s First Evatran “Hands Free” EV Charger

Select Google employees at the company's headquarters in California will be able to juice up their electric vehicles using a new Plugless Power™ charging station. Installed recently by the cleantech

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Renault’s “Get You Home” EV Program Ensures You Won’t Be Left in a Dark Alley

Renault’s “Get You Home” EV Program Ensures You Won’t Be Left in a Dark Alley

Even with Google Map's new charging station finder, locating a place to plug-in your EV could still present a problem if you're out on the open road. So if you're afraid of being left out cold with no way

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Smart Electric Vehicle Transformed Into Sparkling Disco Ball!

Smart Electric Vehicle Transformed Into Sparkling Disco Ball!

Everything that glitters is green - at least that's what we're gathering from this spectacular Smart Electric Drive that has been decked out like a disco ball! The pint-sized EV has been adorned with

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Veritas RSIII Roadster is the World’s Fastest Plug-in Hybrid

Veritas RSIII Roadster is the World’s Fastest Plug-in Hybrid

The gorgeous and beastly Veritas RS III Roadster was released just over a year ago, and now Vermont AG is adding a hybrid drive to its V10-powered retro ride. The Hybrid version adds a 105 kilowatt

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Japan Charges Electric Cars With Soft Drink Vending Machines

Japan Charges Electric Cars With Soft Drink Vending Machines

There's no reason you shouldn't allow yourself a little recharge when it comes time to power up your EV. To cut overall costs, ten Japanese companies will begin installing electric vehicle chargers at the

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Better Place Announces Pricing for its Electric Vehicles and Charging Services

Better Place Announces Pricing for its Electric Vehicles and Charging Services

Better Place has finally announced a pricing plan for its cars at its first European retail station in Copenhagen, Denmark. The company has teamed up with Renault for the venture. We've been following the

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3 Electric Vehicles Finish Epic 80 Day Zero Race Around the World!

3 Electric Vehicles Finish Epic 80 Day Zero Race Around the World!

Back in August, we reported on the start of the Zero Race - an epic 80 day around-the-world excursion that pitted electric vehicles from Australia, Germany, South Korea and Switzerland against each other

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New Lithium-Ion Batteries Could Significantly Extend the Range of Electric Cars

New Lithium-Ion Batteries Could Significantly Extend the Range of Electric Cars

Range anxiety is one of the biggest hurdles facing electric cars today. For electric vehicles to truly become mainstream, batteries will have to provide a longer range and become much cheaper.

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Rolls-Royce Unveils First Pics of the 102EX Phantom Experimental Electric Car

Rolls-Royce Unveils First Pics of the 102EX Phantom Experimental Electric Car

Electric cars are clearly gaining traction, considering that uber-luxury auto manufacturers are trying to get in on the action -- Rolls-Royce has just confirmed that it will show its first electric car at

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China Announces Plans to Make 1 Million Electric Cars Per Year By 2015

China Announces Plans to Make 1 Million Electric Cars Per Year By 2015

Just as President Obama announced his goal of placing one million electric cars on U.S. roads by 2015, China has announced plans to manufacture 1 million per year by 2015. According to an article from

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Wind-Powered Car Completes an Epic 5,000km Journey Across Australia

Wind-Powered Car Completes an Epic 5,000km Journey Across Australia

Man has used wind power to travel for centuries, but it is traditionally used on the sea. However, two Germans have decided to harness this natural occurrence to complete an epic road-trip across

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The EV Project Secures $230 Million to Roll out 15,000 EV Chargers Across the States

The EV Project Secures $230 Million to Roll out 15,000 EV Chargers Across the States

Just this month ECOtality North America received a $2.87 million grant from San Francisco, marking a total $230 million in funding to roll out the EV Project -- the United States' largest deployment of

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Porsche Unveils Brand New Boxster-E Electric Car

Porsche Unveils Brand New Boxster-E Electric Car

When it comes to sexy cars, Porsche has always had it in the bag. But to up the ante even further, the famed car maker has just unveiled the first of three brand new electric Boxsters, the Boxster E. With

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Hertz Will Install 2.48 MW of Solar Photovoltaics at 15 Locations Across the US

Hertz Will Install 2.48 MW of Solar Photovoltaics at 15 Locations Across the US

It seems that Hertz are doing everything they can to establish themselves as America's greenest car rental company. Not only were they the first to start an EV rental program, but now they have contracted

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Proposed Bill To Give Electric Vehicle Buyers $7,500 Credit Right When They Buy

Proposed Bill To Give Electric Vehicle Buyers $7,500 Credit Right When They Buy

As a way to help advance President Barack Obama's goal to get 1 million new EVs on the road by 2015, U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow unveiled a legislative proposal on Monday that would give buyers of plug-in

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San Francisco Will Receive $3.9M for Even More Electric Vehicle Chargers Citywide

San Francisco Will Receive $3.9M for Even More Electric Vehicle Chargers Citywide

Trouncing the competition when it comes to green living, San Francisco has received an additional $3.9 million to expand the number of electric car chargers in the city. The Bay Area Air Quality

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Nissan’s LEAF Electric Car Makes Its Way To The UK

Nissan’s LEAF Electric Car Makes Its Way To The UK

Nissan has been slow to deliver the LEAF the world over, however the company has finally shipped the all-electric car to the UK. Sixty-seven LEAFs arrived today in North East England intended for

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Obama Will Not Meet His Electric Car Goal by 2015

Obama Will Not Meet His Electric Car Goal by 2015

As part of his push to cut our dependence on foreign oil, President Obama said at his State of the Union address reiterated his vision of seeing one million electric vehicles on the road by 2015.

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Obama to Push Congress to Fund More Electric Vehicle Programs

Obama to Push Congress to Fund More Electric Vehicle Programs

President Obama reiterated his vision of seeing one million electric vehicles on the road by 2015 at yesterday’s State of the Union address. “With more research and incentives, we can break

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Volkswagen Unveils 313 MPG XL1 Car at 2011 Qatar Motor Show

Volkswagen Unveils 313 MPG XL1 Car at 2011 Qatar Motor Show

Volkswagen just unveiled a new car at the Qatar Motor Show that gets an astounding 100km for less than a lieter of diesel fuel - that's the equivalent of 313 miles per gallon! The green car is an upgraded

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Nissan To Ramp Up LEAF Production By March

Nissan To Ramp Up LEAF Production By March

After facing much criticism in the media for production delays on the LEAF, Nissan announced today that it would add overtime hours at one of its Japanese factories to speed up production of the LEAF by

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GM Likely to Double 2012 Chevy Volt Production Capacity to 120,000

GM Likely to Double 2012 Chevy Volt Production Capacity to 120,000

General Motors Chief Executive Officer Dan Akerson is expected to announce that GM will double the output of the 2012 Chevy Volt from 60,000 to 120,000. This comes just after Akerson told the public that

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Nissan Falls Behind On Its LEAF Deliveries

Nissan Falls Behind On Its LEAF Deliveries

The Nissan LEAF's first and most passionate buyers are having an increasingly hard time getting their hands on the actual car. The company finally admits that many of the 20,000 customers who pre-ordered

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Rolls Royce Electric Limousine May Hit Streets in 2012

Rolls Royce Electric Limousine May Hit Streets in 2012

Electric transmissions are jump starting everything from domestic vehicles to public transportion these days, so it was only a matter of time before we heard about an electric limo in the works. Rolls

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Tesla Unveils Model S “Alpha Build” Prototype at Detroit Auto Show

Tesla Unveils Model S “Alpha Build” Prototype at Detroit Auto Show

Tesla's exploded Model S Alpha Build Prototype is an incredible display that piqued the curiosity of many Detroit Auto Show attendees. The prototype is the exact model that engineers are using in the

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VIDEO: Racecar Driver David Coulthard Takes the Mercedes SLS AMG E-Cell for a Spin

VIDEO: Racecar Driver David Coulthard Takes the Mercedes SLS AMG E-Cell for a Spin

Earlier in the week, we brought you an eye-searing photo gallery of the electric yellow Mercedes SLS AMG E-Cell that was unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show, and now we'll do ya one better. Reader Terry

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Mercedes-Benz unveils SLS AMG E-Cell Electric Sports Car at the Detroit Auto Show

Mercedes-Benz unveils SLS AMG E-Cell Electric Sports Car at the Detroit Auto Show

Today at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show, Mercedes-Benz made the public unveil of their new electric sports car, the SLS AMG E-Cell prototype! The new supercar features four electric motors, and has a killer

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