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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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Nissan and GE Unveil New EV Technology That Lets Your EV Power Your House

Nissan and GE Unveil New EV Technology That Lets Your EV Power Your House

Using the energy from your electric car to power your house during a blackout is an advancement that could be just around the corner, thanks to new technology that General Electric and Nissan showed off

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Ford Dealerships Get Environmental Assessment in Preparation for 2012 Ford Focus Electric Rollout

Ford Dealerships Get Environmental Assessment in Preparation for 2012 Ford Focus Electric Rollout

By any measure, the release of Ford's 2012 Focus Electric is a big deal. It's the company's first all-electric car, and Ford says it can be recharged in nearly half the time it takes to

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eBay Launches New Green Driving Site for Finding and Buying Eco Vehicles

eBay Launches New Green Driving Site for Finding and Buying Eco Vehicles

INHABITAT: Can you tell us a little bit about what eBay Green Driving is and why eBay decided to develop it? Brad: The site is a one-stop-shop for all things related to green driving. It helps inform

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eBay Green Driving Sweepstakes: Win a New Prius by Tweeting Your Green Driving Tip!

eBay Green Driving Sweepstakes: Win a New Prius by Tweeting Your Green Driving Tip!

With gas prices soaring, we're all looking to green up our driving these days, and eBay Green Driving wants to make it a lot easier for one person by giving them a brand new Toyota Prius! To enter, just

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Audi Unveils Its First Hybrid, the 2013 Q5 Hybrid Quattro

Audi Unveils Its First Hybrid, the 2013 Q5 Hybrid Quattro

Audi recently unveiled some changes to their 2013 Audi Q5 midsize SUV range, which will include their first ever hybrid model. The 2013 Audi Q5 Hybrid Quattro combines a four-cylinder engine with an

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Ford To Recycle Old Dollar Bills And Turn Them Into Car Parts!

Ford To Recycle Old Dollar Bills And Turn Them Into Car Parts!

Here's an astonishing fact: every day, about 10,000 pounds of dollar bills are shredded. This is because they are old, damaged or out-of-circulation (don't worry, the reason for this has nothing to do

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GE Energy Launches Its WattStation Electric Vehicle Charging Platform

GE Energy Launches Its WattStation Electric Vehicle Charging Platform

GE Energy just unveiled its new fully-networked WattStation electric vehicle charging platform at the SAE 2012 World Congress in Detroit. The WattStation platform and corresponding Connect software

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New Study Reveals that Environmental Impact of Electric Cars Depends on Location

New Study Reveals that Environmental Impact of Electric Cars Depends on Location

Although nothing comes out the tailpipe, electric vehicles do produce carbon emissions and other pollutants; the amount of emissions all depends on the power source from which they are charged. A new

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Movement to Ban Copper in Automotive Brake Pads Gains Traction

Movement to Ban Copper in Automotive Brake Pads Gains Traction

Automotive brake pads contain harmful copper shavings that are released whenever a driver hits the brakes, which is harmful to the environment as the copper ends up washing into streams and rivers.

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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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Zipcar Adds the Chevy Volt to its Chicago Fleet

Zipcar Adds the Chevy Volt to its Chicago Fleet

Zipcar, the popular car sharing network in the U.S., has announced the launch of the company's first large-scale plug-in vehicle pilot program in Chicago. Five Chevy Volts are now available to Zipcar

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