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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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Tesla Posts First Quarterly Profits in Company’s 10-Year History

Tesla Posts First Quarterly Profits in Company’s 10-Year History

To say that it's been a good week for Tesla would be quite an understatement. First, the Tesla Model S earned Consumer Reports' highest-ever rating with a score of 99 out of 100. Then, after 10 years in

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Yannick Read Designs a Pedal-Powered Popemobile for the Vatican

Yannick Read Designs a Pedal-Powered Popemobile for the Vatican

It sounds like a late April Fools’ joke, but the Pope may be acquiring a pedal-powered vehicle to demonstrate his commitment to sustainability. The carbon-neutral Popemobile was designed by the

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Rumor Has it Fisker Automotive May File for Bankruptcy

Rumor Has it Fisker Automotive May File for Bankruptcy

Several news organizations are reporting that the U.S. government-backed electric vehicle company Fisker Automotive is seeking counsel from a law firm that specializes in bankruptcy proceedings. The

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Subaru 2014 XV Crosstrek Hybrid Unveiled at the 2013 New York Auto Show

Subaru 2014 XV Crosstrek Hybrid Unveiled at the 2013 New York Auto Show

The 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid marries a 2.0-liter Subaru BOXER engine with a 13.4-hp electric motor, and will have the ability to drive in EV mode only up to 25 mph. After 25 mph, the gasoline

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Tesla Model S Named 2013 World Green Car of the Year!

Tesla Model S Named 2013 World Green Car of the Year!

This week, the all-electric Tesla Model S was named the 2013 World Green Car of the Year at the New York International Auto Show! With a sleek design and a battery range of up to 285 miles on a single

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Which of These 3 Vehicles Should Win the 2013 World Green Car of the Year Award?

Which of These 3 Vehicles Should Win the 2013 World Green Car of the Year Award?

The 2013 World Green Car of the Year will be announced later this week at the New York International Motor Show, and the three finalists have been named. Vying for the prized title are two all-electric

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Colibri One-Seat Electric Car to Go Into Production Next Year

Colibri One-Seat Electric Car to Go Into Production Next Year

Earlier this month, the Innovative Mobility Automobile GmbH unveiled a tiny one-seat electric vehicle at the Geneva Motor Show called the Colibri. The car is so small that two of them can occupy a

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Top Gear Bravely Tests World’s Smallest Car on England’s Hectic A3 Highway

Top Gear Bravely Tests World’s Smallest Car on England’s Hectic A3 Highway

Jeremy Clarkson takes the world's smallest car for a terrifying test drive on England's busy A3 highway in this hilarious Top Gear episode. Built with a four wheel, all-terrain drive train, the P45 comes

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V-Tent is a Solar-Powered EV Charger That Protects Your Car

V-Tent is a Solar-Powered EV Charger That Protects Your Car

V-Tent is an eco-friendly parking system designed by Hakan Gürsu that protects and charges vehicles. It is a collapsible canopy that can be used in both personal and public parking areas. Aiming to

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NAIAS 2013: Chinese Automaker Guangzhou Shows Off Three Green Electric and Hybrid Models in Detroit

NAIAS 2013: Chinese Automaker Guangzhou Shows Off Three Green Electric and Hybrid Models in Detroit

We love the idea of bi-directional house-vehicle charging, which seems to be an increasingly popular concept among automakers who realize the potential advantages of using a vehicle as a house or

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NAIAS 2013: Acura Confirms Details for Luxury RLX Hybrid

NAIAS 2013: Acura Confirms Details for Luxury RLX Hybrid

The base Acura RLX will run you $48,000, the Tech package $54,000, and the Advanced $60,000. Acura plan to offer test-drives at dealerships in advance of the vehicle's release, so if you're interested in

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NAIAS 2013: Acura Brings Its Awesome NSX Concept Sports Hybrid Back to Detroit

NAIAS 2013: Acura Brings Its Awesome NSX Concept Sports Hybrid Back to Detroit

The NSX Concept packs a new direct-injected 3.5-liter V-6 engine and 40-horsepower motor, plus two more 27-horsepower motors at the front wheels for extra push. Honda is still saying that their

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NAIAS 2013: Tesla Brings Gullwing Model X to the Detroit Auto Show

NAIAS 2013: Tesla Brings Gullwing Model X to the Detroit Auto Show

In true Tesla fashion, this Model X is an updated design prototype, which means there is still a long road ahead before we see a beta version or anything approaching a production car. Ever since

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NAIAS 2013: We Check Out Nissan’s New Quick-Charging 2013 Leaf EV

NAIAS 2013: We Check Out Nissan’s New Quick-Charging 2013 Leaf EV

The new Nissan LEAF has improved efficiency given better aerodynamics. It is rated at 107 horsepower and 187 lb-ft of torque, and it is expected to have an improved driving range. We don't see anything

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NAIAS 2013: Mercedes Unveils Sleek New CLA Class Compact Sedan in Detroit

NAIAS 2013: Mercedes Unveils Sleek New CLA Class Compact Sedan in Detroit

The CLA Class retains styling cues from Mercedes' Concept Style Coupe unveiled last year in Beijing, with an interior and front end similar to the brand's European A Class hatch. The vehicle is just 15

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NAIAS 2013: Nissan’s Resonance Concept Hybrid Makes its Global Debut

NAIAS 2013: Nissan’s Resonance Concept Hybrid Makes its Global Debut

The current model Murano comes in regular and droptop versions and runs between $29,000 and $44,000, with a 260-horsepower V-6 engine. The new model will offer a supercharged 2.5-liter gas engine with an

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NAIAS 2013: Infiniti Adds a Hot Hybrid to Its New Q50 Lineup

NAIAS 2013: Infiniti Adds a Hot Hybrid to Its New Q50 Lineup

The Infiniti Q50 hybrid packs all kinds of driving enhancement tech, like many other luxury cars at the show, including Direct Adaptive Steering and Active Lane Control. The car also has a customizable

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NAIAS 2013: Smart Debuts New CityFlame Edition in Detroit

NAIAS 2013: Smart Debuts New CityFlame Edition in Detroit

Sound too sporty to be green? Well, the cityflame still features the brand's barely adequate 3-cylinder engine with 70 horsepower and 68 lb-ft of torque. And with a 0-60 time of 12.9 seconds and a top

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NAIAS 2013: Lexus Unveils Its First IS Hybrid Sedan at the Detroit Auto Show

NAIAS 2013: Lexus Unveils Its First IS Hybrid Sedan at the Detroit Auto Show

The IS has some interesting tech inside, including electrostatic switches for HVAC and other controls that can be operated by sliding a finger along the surface of the dash. The car also features thinner

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NAIAS 2013: Mercedes-Benz B-Class F-Cell Hydrogen Car Rocks It E-Style

NAIAS 2013: Mercedes-Benz B-Class F-Cell Hydrogen Car Rocks It E-Style

These cars are only currently available in Germany, Norway, and California. But we still can ogle over the 136-horsepower, 214 lb-ft powertrain. The fact is, we just love this car. It's pretty simple

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NAIAS 2013: We Take a Spin on Current Motors’ Electric Super Scooter at the Detroit Auto Show

NAIAS 2013: We Take a Spin on Current Motors’ Electric Super Scooter at the Detroit Auto Show

Current showed us the features of the scooter, which include a digital instrument cluster and a mobile app that allows drivers to check up on the progress of a charge in real-time, monitor their bike's

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NAIAS 2013: Mercedes-Benz Debuts New Hybrid Version of 2014 E Class Sedan

NAIAS 2013: Mercedes-Benz Debuts New Hybrid Version of 2014 E Class Sedan

Mercedes has redesigned the grille and a few other exterior bits on the new E-Class, but for the first time ever customers can opt for two different faces on the E-Class. The automaker continues to pack

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NAIAS 2013: Volkswagen Debuts Its Crossblue Plugin Hybrid Concept SUV

NAIAS 2013: Volkswagen Debuts Its Crossblue Plugin Hybrid Concept SUV

The Crossblue Concept packs 306 horsepower, 516 pound-feet of torque, and 0 to 60 time estimated at 7.0 seconds. We love how automakers are going larger with their plugin hybrid concepts (such as Volvo's

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Lexus Unveils Autonomous Advanced Active Safety Research Vehicle at CES 2013 – But it Isn’t Fully Driverless

Lexus Unveils Autonomous Advanced Active Safety Research Vehicle at CES 2013 – But it Isn’t Fully Driverless

Today Toyota and Lexus unveiled a high-tech autonomous vehicle at CES 2013 that could pave the way towards self-driving cars in the near future. Although it isn't fully driverless, the Advanced Active

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Study Finds Electric Cars Powered by Coal Plants Have a Heavy Carbon Footrpint

Study Finds Electric Cars Powered by Coal Plants Have a Heavy Carbon Footrpint

Electric car photo from Shutterstock A new study from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology states that electric cars that receive energy from coal-fired power plants could potentially

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Terrestrial is a Modular Car Concept that Rethinks the Lifecycle of a Vehicle

Terrestrial is a Modular Car Concept that Rethinks the Lifecycle of a Vehicle

Cars are extremely wasteful; they use up valuable raw materials and produce tons of waste, and worst of all, they're only about 85% recyclable. But what if a car could be completely rebuilt after each

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The MyFord Mobile App Helps Drivers Find Their Nearest EV Charging Station

The MyFord Mobile App Helps Drivers Find Their Nearest EV Charging Station

Ford just announced the release of its new MyFord mobile app, which will help EV drivers find more than 9,400 public charging stations across the U.S. The app has been designed to be used with the Ford

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European Commission Proposes Cutting CO2 Emissions in New Cars by One-Third

European Commission Proposes Cutting CO2 Emissions in New Cars by One-Third

New cars in Europe could soon produce considerably less harmful emissions than today's cars if a new proposal is implemented. The European Commission has just released a new proposal that would further

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Nissan LEAF Electric Car to Attempt World Record for Driving in Reverse!

Nissan LEAF Electric Car to Attempt World Record for Driving in Reverse!

Nissan is going to show the world just how fun their LEAF electric car is at the upcoming Goodwood Festival of Speed in the U.K., and they're going to do it in reverse. Thanks to its electric powertrain,

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