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Tesla Motors and Panasonic Sign $200–300 Million Deal for the First Gigafactory

Tesla Motors and Panasonic Sign $200–300 Million Deal for the First Gigafactory

It's happening! After much speculation, Panasonic Corporation and Tesla Motors have struck a formal agreement over the Japanese company's manufacture and supply of lithium-ion batteries for the electric

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Breakthrough Honeycomb Lithium-Ion Batteries Could Boost EV Range to 300 Miles

Breakthrough Honeycomb Lithium-Ion Batteries Could Boost EV Range to 300 Miles

A team from the Stanford School of Engineering has made a breakthrough in lithium-ion battery design that is expected to result in more stable batteries for electric vehicles (EVs) and significantly

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EXO: The World’s First Geodesic Electric Car

EXO: The World’s First Geodesic Electric Car

You've surely heard about geodesic dome homes by now - but what about geodesic cars? Mauro Fragiotta and Mark Beccaloni drew upon the work of Buckminster Fuller to design EXO - the world's first

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Norway Set to Become First Nation With One Electric Vehicle For Every Hundred Cars

Norway Set to Become First Nation With One Electric Vehicle For Every Hundred Cars

At some point in April, the Nordic nation of Norway will become the first country in the world with one electric vehicle on the road for every 100 cars. Last September Norwegian auto buyers took to the

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Porsche’s First Car Built in 1898 Was Electric!

Porsche’s First Car Built in 1898 Was Electric!

When Porsche fans think back to the history of the brand that is responsible for the iconic 911, most of us think the brand came to life in 1948 and in many ways it did. But long before the 911 was born,

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This Batmobile-esque Electric Car Built in a Barn is Capable of 207.5 MPG!

This Batmobile-esque Electric Car Built in a Barn is Capable of 207.5 MPG!

Since 2007, a team of self-funded volunteers have spent their time designing and building an electric vehicle from scratch. They recently unveiled their project, and not only does it work - it's capable

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Ford Showcases Sun-Powered C-Max Solar Energi Car at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show

Ford Showcases Sun-Powered C-Max Solar Energi Car at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show

Ford's C-MAX Solar Energi Concept marks the first time a major automaker has unveiled a car that can harness enough energy from the sun to power its electric motor. The vehicle was developed in

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Audi Unveils Allroad Shooting Brake Hybrid at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show

Audi Unveils Allroad Shooting Brake Hybrid at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show

Audi's Allroad Shooting Brake Concept is designed to handle "light off-road conditions," and as such it features a slightly raised suspension and large 19-inch wheels made from lightweight carbon

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Inhabitat Reports LIVE From the 2014 Detroit Auto Show Today!

Inhabitat Reports LIVE From the 2014 Detroit Auto Show Today!

Heads up transportation fans - today Inhabitat is reporting LIVE from the floor of the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, where we'll be bringing you a first look at this year's most

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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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Recargo Releases Report Detailing the Habits of EV Drivers

Recargo Releases Report Detailing the Habits of EV Drivers

As the population of EV owners begins to grow, California-based software and service company Recargo is conducting research into their driving habits. Last week, the firm released "PlugInsights", a

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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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NRG eVgo Installs Nation’s First All-EV Supercharger Station in San Diego

NRG eVgo Installs Nation’s First All-EV Supercharger Station in San Diego

NRG eVgo just unveiled the first electric vehicle charging station capable of powering up any EV on the market! Located in San Diego, the station features a new SAE combination plug, a CHAdeMO DC

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BMW to Make Plug-in Hybrid Electric Versions of Entire Lineup

BMW to Make Plug-in Hybrid Electric Versions of Entire Lineup

BMW is going electric in a big way. The German luxury vehicle maker announced that it is going to manufacture a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) version of each of its models. BMW has begun

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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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INFOGRAPHIC: The Evolution of the Electric Supercar

INFOGRAPHIC: The Evolution of the Electric Supercar

The recent crop of all-electric supercars might seem new, but EVs have been around a lot longer than you might think - since 1899 in fact! This infographic by Driving Experiences explores the past,

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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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GM Aims to Compete with Tesla with 200 Mile, $30,000 Electric Car

GM Aims to Compete with Tesla with 200 Mile, $30,000 Electric Car

Image via Shutterstock Watch out Tesla - a General Motors executive just revealed that GM is working to develop an electric car with a 200 mile range that will be available for around $30,000. Vice

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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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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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Singapore’s First Driverless Electric Vehicle Hits the Streets for Testing

Singapore’s First Driverless Electric Vehicle Hits the Streets for Testing

A driverless electric vehicle is taking to the streets of Singapore - and it looks nothing like the autonomous vehicles that Google has been testing in California and other places. Nanyang Technological

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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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Electric Vehicle Sales Up Nearly 530 Percent Since Last Year

Electric Vehicle Sales Up Nearly 530 Percent Since Last Year

U.S. sales of electric vehicles have increased an astronomical 522 percent since 2012 - July sales are up 529 percent compared to last year. When plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) and conventional

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Japanese Government and Auto Industry Team Up on $1.025 Billion EV Charging Plan

Japanese Government and Auto Industry Team Up on $1.025 Billion EV Charging Plan

Japan is pushing an ambitious $1.025 billion (100.5 Yuen) plan to install a national electric vehicle charging infrastructure powered by renewable energy, and the government is enlisting the help of the

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100% Electric Cars Are Now Outselling Plug-in Hybrids in the US

100% Electric Cars Are Now Outselling Plug-in Hybrids in the US

Photo via Shutterstock Range anxiety isn't holding back the electric car. Sales figures are in for the first half of 2013, and they show that 100% electric cars, buoyed by the Tesla Model S and Nissan

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ABB to Build World’s Largest Network of Electric Vehicle Fast-Charging Stations in the Netherlands

ABB to Build World’s Largest Network of Electric Vehicle Fast-Charging Stations in the Netherlands

ABB, a company that specializes in electric vehicle power solutions, recently announced plans to build the world’s largest nationwide network of EV fast-charging stations in the Netherlands.

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Drayson Racing Sets 204.2 MPH World Land Speed Record for Electric Cars

Drayson Racing Sets 204.2 MPH World Land Speed Record for Electric Cars

Drayson Racing just set a new land speed record for electric cars, reinforcing its position as one of the world's top EV manufacturers. With chief executive and former science minister Lord Drayson behind

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Bosch And Evatran Team Up to Launch Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging System

Bosch And Evatran Team Up to Launch Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging System

Bosch Automotive Service Solutions and the Evatran Group are developing a wireless electric vehicle charging system that could become the first commercially available system of its kind in the US. Unlike

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TEST DRIVE: Inhabitat Takes the 2013 Ford Fusion Energi for a Spin in NYC

TEST DRIVE: Inhabitat Takes the 2013 Ford Fusion Energi for a Spin in NYC

The Ford Fusion Energi is Ford’s newest plug-in hybrid and is capable of delivering up to 21 miles in electric-only mode. Marrying an advanced lithium-ion battery and electric motor with a gasoline

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