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Lexus May Actually Produce the LF-LC Hybrid Sports Coupe Concept

Lexus May Actually Produce the LF-LC Hybrid Sports Coupe Concept

Lexus's big debut ride at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show was the smoking hot LF-LC hybrid sports coupe concept, which was meant to show off the future design direction of the Lexus brand. The hybrid coupe

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Volkswagen Uses Space Foil To Make Cars Safer

Volkswagen Uses Space Foil To Make Cars Safer

When auto makers submit their cars to crash tests, the sensors that are used to collect data about the crash process are often destroyed by the impact of the crash. To solve that problem, German car maker

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California to Get New Network of EV Charging Stations

California to Get New Network of EV Charging Stations

Driving an electric car in California will soon be a lot easier thanks to a new $120 million dollar settlement. California governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. has announced a $120 million settlement with NRG

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Honda, Hyundai, Nissan and Subaru Team Up for Unprecedented Environmental Partnership

Honda, Hyundai, Nissan and Subaru Team Up for Unprecedented Environmental Partnership

The big vehicle news of the day is that car industry heavyweights Honda, Hyundai, Nissan, and Subaru have joined the Suppliers Partnership for the Environment (SP) in an effort to reduce their

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Toyota FT-Bh Super Mini Hybrid Concept Unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show

Toyota FT-Bh Super Mini Hybrid Concept Unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show

Toyota has just unveiled the FT-Bh hybrid concept at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. Toyota's mini hybrid concept minimizes emissions by using economically viable technologies and manufacturing methods. The

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7 Sexy, Sporty Hybrid Cars Hitting the Streets Soon

7 Sexy, Sporty Hybrid Cars Hitting the Streets Soon

The Honda CR-Z was first introduced as a concept vehicle in 2007 with the production version finally arriving at the end of 2010. As soon as the CR-Z concept was unveiled, it immediately brought back

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Shenzhen, China Launches the World’s Largest Electric Vehicle Fleet

Shenzhen, China Launches the World’s Largest Electric Vehicle Fleet

Shenzhen, China has laid claim to the largest fleet of electric vehicles in the world - and they recently announced the addition of 1,500 EVs to their fleet of 500, bringing the grand total up to 2,000

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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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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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Tesla’s Model X Crossover is the Fastest Selling Tesla Ever

Tesla’s Model X Crossover is the Fastest Selling Tesla Ever

Last week Tesla officially unveiled its latest model, the Model X crossover. Four days after the automaker started taking reservations for the new electric crossover, Tesla has already received over 500

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Toyota to Unveil Life-Size Monopoly Driving Track at Chicago Auto Show

Toyota to Unveil Life-Size Monopoly Driving Track at Chicago Auto Show

The Chicago Auto Show is just around the corner and the word on the street is that Toyota, already the leader in green car design, is poised to steal the show by premiering their latest hybrid designs on

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The Super Fast All-Electric Lightning GT Supercar Gears Up to Hit the Streets!

The Super Fast All-Electric Lightning GT Supercar Gears Up to Hit the Streets!

The Lightning Car Company is creating not only one of the best looking green vehicles, but also one of the most impressive feats of engineering beneath the hood. While most EV's power up with lithium-ion

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Classic Toyota 2000GT Transformed Into Solar-Powered Electric Vehicle

Classic Toyota 2000GT Transformed Into Solar-Powered Electric Vehicle

The Toyota 2000GT is often hailed as the pinnacle of Japanese sports cars, and we were excited to see one of these babies turned into a solar powered electric vehicle. As reported

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Top 7 New Electric Vehicles and Hybrid Cars Hitting the Streets in 2012

Top 7 New Electric Vehicles and Hybrid Cars Hitting the Streets in 2012

Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid Volkswagen is late to the hybrid party, but they're trying to make up for lost time by focusing on hybrid tech inside their new Jetta Hybrid instead of designing a new car

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PHOTOS: The Chevy MiRay Concept Is a Hot New Take on the Chevy Volt

PHOTOS: The Chevy MiRay Concept Is a Hot New Take on the Chevy Volt

The designers who crafted the exterior and interior of the MiRay stopped by the stand to pose with the car while we were visiting, so we snapped a few photos of them by their creation while we were there.

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NAIAS PHOTOS: Michelin Challenge Design Shows Off The Best in Futuristic City Cars

NAIAS PHOTOS: Michelin Challenge Design Shows Off The Best in Futuristic City Cars

The Renault Zoe ZE Concept uses a 95-horsepower motor and a lithium ion battery to create a total vehicle range of 100 miles. The car features multiple hexagonal honeycomb details, even comprising the

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Bob Lutz Unveils Via Motors’ eREV VTRUX Extended-Range EV Pickup at NAIAS

Bob Lutz Unveils Via Motors’ eREV VTRUX Extended-Range EV Pickup at NAIAS

The Via eREV VTRUX pickup will go into production next year and ramp up production to 20,000 units at some point after that. Via also has an SUV and van in the works, both pictured here. All three

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Nissan Rolls Out Its All-Electric eNV200 Concept Van at the Detroit Auto Show

Nissan Rolls Out Its All-Electric eNV200 Concept Van at the Detroit Auto Show

Nissan has been testing its electric van concept in London with FedEx, making use of the Nissan LEAF drivetrain and a quick-charging system that juices up the versatile delivery vans to 80 percent

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PHOTOS: Toyota Finally Reveals Its NS4 Plug-in Hybrid Concept at the Detroit Auto Show

PHOTOS: Toyota Finally Reveals Its NS4 Plug-in Hybrid Concept at the Detroit Auto Show

Toyota's goal with the NS4 was to create a simple and intuitive interior that brought the driver information more quickly than ever. Unique features include adaptive headlights that aim away from

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LIVE PHOTOS: Lexus Unveils HOT New LF-LC Luxury Hybrid Coupe at Detroit Auto Show!

LIVE PHOTOS: Lexus Unveils HOT New LF-LC Luxury Hybrid Coupe at Detroit Auto Show!

With its aerodynamic body and hourglass grill, the Lexus LF-LC Sports Coupe Concept Car is one of the most futuristic and innovative hybrid vehicles we've ever seen from the luxury auto maker, and wait

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Ford Unveils 2013 Fusion Energi Plug-In Hybrid at the Detroit Auto Show!

Ford Unveils 2013 Fusion Energi Plug-In Hybrid at the Detroit Auto Show!

With smoke machines, lasers, 360 degree giant monitors, and cars continually driving onto the stage, these Ford stage show planners really don't mess around when it comes to dramatic unveils at the NAIAS.

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PICS: Volkswagen Debuts Its 2013 Hybrid Jetta at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show

PICS: Volkswagen Debuts Its 2013 Hybrid Jetta at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show

Volkswagen really stepped up their green game at the 2012 NAIAS as this new Jetta makes them one of the very few automakers that offers both clean-diesel and hybrid versions of the same vehicle. The car

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Inhabitat is Reporting Live From the 2012 Detroit Auto Show Today!

Inhabitat is Reporting Live From the 2012 Detroit Auto Show Today!

Inhabitat is reporting live from the floor of the 2012 Detroit Auto Show! Heads up green transportation fans - Team Inhabitat is gearing up for an exciting day at the 2012 North American International

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Lexus Unveils LF-LC Luxury Hybrid Sports Coupe Concept Car Before Detroit Auto Show

Lexus Unveils LF-LC Luxury Hybrid Sports Coupe Concept Car Before Detroit Auto Show

Lexus just released the first photos of its hot new LF-LC Hybrid sports coupe a week before its official unveiling at theDetroit Auto Show. While details of what exactly is under the hood have not yet

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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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Bridgestone’s New Air-Free Tires are 100% Recyclable

Bridgestone’s New Air-Free Tires are 100% Recyclable

Highway blowouts and Fix-A-Flat could soon be things of the past. Following the trend started by Michelin with the Tweel, Bridgestone recently unveiled an airless tire of its own at the Tokyo Motor Show.

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Porsche Announces Plans to Develop a Third Generation 911 GT3 R Hybrid

Porsche Announces Plans to Develop a Third Generation 911 GT3 R Hybrid

Porsche just announced plans to develop a third generation version of its hot flywheel-propelled Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid. The company says that the third generation of the über fast auto will further

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