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Nissan Does Away with the $99 Reservation Fee for its Leaf Electric Vehicle

Nissan Does Away with the $99 Reservation Fee for its Leaf Electric Vehicle

When Nissan first launched the Leaf electric car, buyers had to make a reservation on Nissan's website and pay a $99 reservation fee. Now Nissan is making the buying process easier by allowing customers

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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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Inhabitat’s Top Picks from the 2012 NY Auto Show

Inhabitat’s Top Picks from the 2012 NY Auto Show

Nissan NV 200 Taxi of Tomorrow Selected by the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) to serve as the exclusive taxi of New York City beginning in late 2013, the Nissan NV200 has several

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Infiniti Unveils LE Concept Electric Sedan, With World’s First Home Wireless Charging System

Infiniti Unveils LE Concept Electric Sedan, With World’s First Home Wireless Charging System

Infiniti just unveiled its new Infiniti LE electric sedan concept at the 2012 New York Auto Show, and Inhabitat was on the scene to get the scoop on this gorgeous new electric vehicle. The Infiniti LE

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Crowd-Pleasing Electric DeLorean Makes a Surprise Visit to the New York Auto Show

Crowd-Pleasing Electric DeLorean Makes a Surprise Visit to the New York Auto Show

The DMCev is powered by a 32-kWh lithium iron phosphate battery pack and has a 125 mile per hour top speed with a range of 100 miles. It can go from about 0 to 60mph in under six seconds. The vehicle can

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Mitsubishi Shows Off Its Bubbly i-MiEV Sport Air Concept at the New York Auto Show

Mitsubishi Shows Off Its Bubbly i-MiEV Sport Air Concept at the New York Auto Show

The small, 2,161 lb. sporty car features a more powerful all-electric drive train than that of the production-based vehicle giving it a max output of 80 horsepower and a torque of 170 lb-ft. Its very low

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Audi Developing New ‘e-sound’ for e-tron Electric Vehicles

Audi Developing New ‘e-sound’ for e-tron Electric Vehicles

Audi recently shared with Inhabitat a development that it’s been keeping under wraps – a new solution dubbed “e-sound” that helps pedestrians hear electric vehicles

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2013 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid Vehicle Debuts at the New York Auto Show

2013 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid Vehicle Debuts at the New York Auto Show

The Lincoln brand has been without an independent design studio, relying on Ford to design their vehicles up until this new MKZ. It's the first step towards relaunching Lincoln and its new styling

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Infiniti to Unveil New Nissan Leaf-Based EV at New York Auto Show

Infiniti to Unveil New Nissan Leaf-Based EV at New York Auto Show

Nissan's Infiniti luxury brand is about to get a new electric vehicle that will be based on the Nissan Leaf EV. Nissan is being quiet about the details of the upcoming Infiniti EV, but company officials

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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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First 2012 Coda All-Electric Sedan Rolls Off the Line

First 2012 Coda All-Electric Sedan Rolls Off the Line

Coda Automotive has announced that its first all-electric sedan has been produced at its plant in Benicia, CA. The first EV to roll off the line is a silver sedan with a 31 kWh battery pack. “This

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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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Nissan’s Hi-Cross Hybrid Crossover Concept Could Hit Streets Soon

Nissan’s Hi-Cross Hybrid Crossover Concept Could Hit Streets Soon

Nissan currently has a full lineup of crossovers and SUVs, but none of them feature a hybrid powertrain. This could all change very soon, however - Nissan just unveiled its Hi-Cross Concept at the 2012

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350 MPGe Peraves MonoTracer Electric MTE-150 Motorbike Hits the Market

350 MPGe Peraves MonoTracer Electric MTE-150 Motorbike Hits the Market

Here's the ultimate ride for two-wheeled electric speed freaks -  the Peraves MonoTracer MTE-150. A commercial version of the electrified motorbike that took away top X-Prize honors in the alternative

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Leaked Pictures of Infiniti’s Sexy Emerg-E Plug-in Hybrid Revealed Before Geneva Motor Show

Leaked Pictures of Infiniti’s Sexy Emerg-E Plug-in Hybrid Revealed Before Geneva Motor Show

The first pictures of Infiniti's racy new electric supercar were just leaked ahead of its official unveiling at the Geneva Motor Show, which takes place in a couple of weeks. Sexy, sophisticated, and

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Audi Launches A3 E-tron Electric Vehicle Pilot Program

Audi Launches A3 E-tron Electric Vehicle Pilot Program

Audi just took its first step into the expanding U.S. electric vehicle landscape by launching a pilot program for the hotly anticipated battery-electric Audi A3 e-tron. The A3 e-tron pilot program will

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GM Launches Low Emissions Package for the 2012 Chevy Volt in California

GM Launches Low Emissions Package for the 2012 Chevy Volt in California

GM has announced a new low emissions package for the 2012 Chevy Volt, which will provide a few extra green benefits for Volt owners in California. Volts with the special add-on, which is now standard in

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“Bricked” Tesla Roadster Battery Launches Electric Vehicle Debate

“Bricked” Tesla Roadster Battery Launches Electric Vehicle Debate

The electric car community is up in arms about a story involving a “dead” Tesla Roadster and its owner. Max Drucker, a Tesla Roadster owner had the unfortunate experience of his beloved

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Washington State Legislators Pass $100 Electric Vehicle Tax

Washington State Legislators Pass $100 Electric Vehicle Tax

Washington State legislators just passed a bill that will require owners of electric vehicles to pay a $100 fee when they register their cars each year in order to make up for lost revenue on gas tax. We

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New Study Finds That Electric Cars in China Using Fossil Fuels Have a Higher Carbon Footprint Than Gasoline Gars

New Study Finds That Electric Cars in China Using Fossil Fuels Have a Higher Carbon Footprint Than Gasoline Gars

If you read Inhabitat, you probably know that we're big fans of green transportation, but we do think it's important to see the bigger picture when it comes to electric cars. A new finding from the

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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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London Designer Creates a Super Futuristic Solar-Powered Concept Car

London Designer Creates a Super Futuristic Solar-Powered Concept Car

London designer Omer Sagiv created this solar-powered concept car that looks like it’s straight out of the latest sci-fi movie. The concept car is referred to as the SPV (Solar Power Vehicle)

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Industrial Giant ABB Announces Plans for Worldwide Electric Vehicle Charging Network

Industrial Giant ABB Announces Plans for Worldwide Electric Vehicle Charging Network

Switzerland-based industrial machine behemoth ABB just announced plans to throw its weight behind a massive network of electric vehicle charging stations across Europe, the US, and Asia. The company plans

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Mitsubishi’s i-MIEV Electric Car Grabs the “Greenest” Vehicle Title From the Honda Civic

Mitsubishi’s i-MIEV Electric Car Grabs the “Greenest” Vehicle Title From the Honda Civic

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) just released its 14th annual comprehensive environmental rankings, and this year’s list shows some surprising results. The council has

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Sexy Lotus-Based PG Elektrus EV Combines Classic Style With Sustainable Technology

Sexy Lotus-Based PG Elektrus EV Combines Classic Style With Sustainable Technology

Crossing classic sports car design with sustainable technology, PG launched their sexy new Lotus Elise-based Elektrus PG in Berlin, Germany. This 'premium-segment urbane sports car' was presented by its

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Volvo Debuts XC60 Plug-in Hybrid at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show

Volvo Debuts XC60 Plug-in Hybrid at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show

There is plenty of electric vehicle buzz at this year's North American International Auto Show and Volvo just added to the green transportation hype by showcasing the world's first (and second) plug-in

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VIDEO: A Look Back at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show and The Green Cars We Loved

VIDEO: A Look Back at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show and The Green Cars We Loved

Last year I had the good fortune to attend the North American International Auto Show (or NAIAS) in Detroit - for the first time - and the timing couldn't have been more perfect! I had never attended an

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Top 6 Transportation Stories of 2011 – Vote for Your Favorite!

Top 6 Transportation Stories of 2011 – Vote for Your Favorite!

2011 was another great year for green transportation, with the unveiling of numerous new electric vehicles, planes, trains and more. With green transportation solidifying its status as a viable

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