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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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FedEx Express to More Than Double Its Electric Vehicle Fleet

FedEx Express to More Than Double Its Electric Vehicle Fleet

FedEx Express is more than doubling its electric vehicle fleet, adding twenty-four all-electric vehicles and introducing electric service to New York City, Chicago and Memphis. It's also adding more

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Ian Kettle’s Citroen Egoiste Is an EV for Fashionistas

Ian Kettle’s Citroen Egoiste Is an EV for Fashionistas

Electric city cars tend to be tiny and economical affairs - you might go so far as to call some of them drab. That's not the case with the Citroen Egoiste EV concept from designer Ian Kettle. The Egoiste

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Good News: Toyota’s RAV4 Actually WILL Be Sold To The Public

Good News: Toyota’s RAV4 Actually WILL Be Sold To The Public

When we told you recently that the Toyota RAV4 electric vehicle would only be available to car sharing programs and fleets next year, we were happily misinformed. Apparently the phrase "very strategic

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Bad News: Toyota RAV4 EV Won’t Be Sold To The Public

Bad News: Toyota RAV4 EV Won’t Be Sold To The Public

You say you want a Toyota RAV4 electric vehicle when they come out next year? Too bad. Toyota won't be selling them to the general public, so in order to get one you'll have to organize a neighborhood car

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The Chevy Volt Makes Itself Scarce This Summer

The Chevy Volt Makes Itself Scarce This Summer

If you want a Chevy Volt this summer, you will have to fight other customers for the measly stock of 200 vehicles available nationwide while GM idles its Detroit-Hamtramck plant. But there is a reward for

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SOLD OUT: Fisker Karma Electric Vehicle Already Has 3,000 Pre-Orders

SOLD OUT: Fisker Karma Electric Vehicle Already Has 3,000 Pre-Orders

The sexy Tesla Roadster may be driving into the sunset in the coming months, but Fisker is just ramping up its competitor, the $100,000 Karma range-extended EV. The Karma already has 3,000 pre-orders and

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Chevy Volt Drivers Log 1.3 Million All-Electric Miles!

Chevy Volt Drivers Log 1.3 Million All-Electric Miles!

When Chevy released the Volt, a lot of drivers questioned how effective the vehicle's 40 mile all-electric range would be at curbing emissions. Well, today we can sigh a breath of relief - the auto

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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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Retractable Steering Wheels Should Make it Easier to Get Into Tiny EVs

Retractable Steering Wheels Should Make it Easier to Get Into Tiny EVs

It's no surprise that our cars are getting smaller. With fuel an ever decreasing resource, we are ramping up the electric vehicle (EV) market with tiny, compact cars that require less energy to run. The

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World’s First Wireless Electric Bike Also Powers Gadgets Using Regenerative Power

World’s First Wireless Electric Bike Also Powers Gadgets Using Regenerative Power

We are big fans of electric bikes here at Inhabitat, but Daymak have raised the bar by creating the first ever completely wireless bike - almost. The brand new Shadow eBike hosts only a bit of wiring

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Attila Tari’s Saddle Trike Is a Modern Horseless Carriage

Attila Tari’s Saddle Trike Is a Modern Horseless Carriage

You've never seen a trike like this before. Designer Attila Tari's electric Saddle concept is a tricycle with not only a saddle and equestrian-inspired seating position but also reins. Yes, reins. The

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Tesla Motors Announces It Will Stop Production of the Roadster Electric Sports Car

Tesla Motors Announces It Will Stop Production of the Roadster Electric Sports Car

If you've been pinching your pennies to save up for a Tesla Roadster electric sports car, it's time to cash in your savings. Tesla Motors announced that it is stopping production of its popular electric

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VIDEO: Inhabitat Test Drives the Chevy Volt!

VIDEO: Inhabitat Test Drives the Chevy Volt!

When Chevrolet offered me a chance to test drive their brand new electric car, the Chevy Volt, several months ago I jumped at the chance. After all, I have been following the growing momentum of

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TEST DRIVE: Inhabitat Takes the Tesla Roadster for a Spin in Silicon Valley

TEST DRIVE: Inhabitat Takes the Tesla Roadster for a Spin in Silicon Valley

The day was hot and the car was very, very fast. Electric cars have all of their power available to you at all times, so if you want to, say, take the car from 0-40 in two seconds, your lungs will simply

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The Green Overdrive Show: A Folding Electric Scooter

The Green Overdrive Show: A Folding Electric Scooter

For the latest episode of GigaOM TV's Green Overdrive Show, we test drive an electric folding scooter that can carry a large box (or me!). The company that made the cargo scooter is called Lit Motors and

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INHABITAT INTERVIEW: John Viera of Ford Motor Company

INHABITAT INTERVIEW: John Viera of Ford Motor Company

John Viera has made a name for himself as a pioneer for the green movement within the automotive industry. As Ford Motor Company's Director of Sustainable Business Strategies, he has been building a new

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GM Breaks Ground on First U.S. Electric Motor Factory by Major Automaker

GM Breaks Ground on First U.S. Electric Motor Factory by Major Automaker

GM broke ground yesterday on what will be the first electric motor factory in the U.S. for a major automaker. The factory is an addition to the GM Baltimore Operations Complex and will open in 2013 to

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Electric Vehicles Could Account for 70% Reduction in Lung Illnesses

Electric Vehicles Could Account for 70% Reduction in Lung Illnesses

Despite its strict tailpipe emission standards, California is still the state with the dirtiest air due to its geography that traps pollution and the fact that it is the state with the largest number of

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Renault Launches Online Reservation Program for Twizy EV

Renault Launches Online Reservation Program for Twizy EV

Renault is now taking online reservations for its two-seater electric city car, the Twizy, which uses tandem seating to create an ultra-trim silhouette. The car comes in a 17-horsepower Twizy model

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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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2,200MPG Celeritas Solar Car Wins Shell Eco-Marathon

2,200MPG Celeritas Solar Car Wins Shell Eco-Marathon

Solar cars are rapidly becoming more and more efficient, but they're going to have to step up their game in order to beat the Celeritas, a 275 lb vehicle that can travel 2,200 miles per gallon. The car,

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Green Overdrive Video: Tesla’s Apple-Inspired Stores

Green Overdrive Video: Tesla’s Apple-Inspired Stores

Tesla has a new inspiration for selling its pioneering electric car: Apple. Last Summer Tesla hired George Blankenship to be in charge of its interactive in-store customer experience. Blankenship is well

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Ockel’s 23-Passenger EV Superbus Can Hit 155 MPH

Ockel’s 23-Passenger EV Superbus Can Hit 155 MPH

Wubbo Ockels, professor of aerospace engineering and technology and the Netherlands' first astronaut, has led a design team to create this 23-passenger EV Superbus, complete with gull-wing doors and a

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Breaking News: Nissan LEAF Struggles with Start Failures

Breaking News: Nissan LEAF Struggles with Start Failures

The 2011 Nissan LEAF has hit a rough patch: owners on MyNissanLeaf.com have been reporting recently that the vehicle will not restart under certain circumstances. After using the car's air conditioning

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Green Overdrive Video: Wrightspeed Retrofits Trucks to Go Electric

Green Overdrive Video: Wrightspeed Retrofits Trucks to Go Electric

Cutting down on the fuel usage of company trucks and fleets could make a major dent in the oil consumption of the U.S. Silicon Valley-based startup Wrightspeed is led by a co-founder of Tesla Motors, and

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Tesla Sues BBC TV’s Top Gear Show Over Roadster Libel

Tesla Sues BBC TV’s Top Gear Show Over Roadster Libel

A full two years after Jeremy Clarkson poked fun at the Tesla Roadster on the hit show Top Gear, the automotive company has slapped the BBC with a lawsuit. On the show, Clarkson acts more like a child in

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Fisker Unveils First Karma Hybrid Fresh from the Assembly Line

Fisker Unveils First Karma Hybrid Fresh from the Assembly Line

Last year we showcased the Karma 1, a plug-in hybrid that can go from zero to 60 in under six seconds, has a top speed of 120 mph, and offers an average fuel efficiency of 100 mpg. Designed by Henrik

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Porsche Now Taking Pre-Orders for 918 Spyder Hybrid Super Car Priced at $845,000

Porsche Now Taking Pre-Orders for 918 Spyder Hybrid Super Car Priced at $845,000

We whet the appetites of sports car enthusiasts everywhere when we first mentioned Porsche's Spyder 918, but now they can really start salivating because the super fast  hybrid sports car is finally

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Artega Introduces Hot New SE Electric Sports Car to Rival the Tesla Roadster

Artega Introduces Hot New SE Electric Sports Car to Rival the Tesla Roadster

Green speed demons may soon rejoice - in Europe, at least. Joining the ranks of the Tesla Roadster, Germany’s Artega SE is a new electric sports car which debuted at the recent Geneva Motor Show. The

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