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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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EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: Volkswagen Reveals Its Secret E-Bugster Electric Beetle Concept at the Detroit Auto Show

EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: Volkswagen Reveals Its Secret E-Bugster Electric Beetle Concept at the Detroit Auto Show

We asked Volkswagon representatives about the quirky moniker (our suggestion; drop the "E") - apparently the design is meant to be an electric roadster version of the iconic VW Beetle (or what Americans

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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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US Army Gets Takes a Plug-In Hybrid Electric Armored Vehicle for a Test Run

US Army Gets Takes a Plug-In Hybrid Electric Armored Vehicle for a Test Run

The Army has just received the first prototype of a plug-in hybrid electric armored vehicle at their U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) in Warren, Michigan.

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Toyota’s New Color-Changing Fun-Vii Car is a Social Network on Wheels

Toyota’s New Color-Changing Fun-Vii Car is a Social Network on Wheels

Toyota just unveiled their latest futuristic concept car - the Toyota Fun-Vii ahead of the Tokyo Auto Show. The innovative vehicle features a high-tech body embedded with a display that allows drivers to

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SynergEthic’s 3-Wheeled Tilter Electric Vehicle is Part Motorcycle, Part Car

SynergEthic’s 3-Wheeled Tilter Electric Vehicle is Part Motorcycle, Part Car

Under its neon colored encasement the Tilter boasts tons of features similar to a motorbike. The seats are arranged in a single line and they tilt along with the vehicle around sharp turns. Foot brakes

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The 6 Sexiest Green Cars at the 2011 L.A. Auto Show

The 6 Sexiest Green Cars at the 2011 L.A. Auto Show

Jaguar C-X16 Few cars -- let alone hybrids -- can match the sex appeal of Jaguar's C-X16 concept car. The sporty hybrid made its North American debut at the LA Auto Show, and it features a 375

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PHOTOS: Jaguar’s Sporty C-X16 Hybrid Concept at the LA Auto Show

PHOTOS: Jaguar’s Sporty C-X16 Hybrid Concept at the LA Auto Show

The C-X16 Hybrid made its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, where it dazzled car lovers with its supercharged 375-horsepower,  V-6 engine, and this is its first visit to North America. With

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EXCLUSIVE PICS: Honda Unveils the 2013 Fit EV at the 2011 LA Auto Show

EXCLUSIVE PICS: Honda Unveils the 2013 Fit EV at the 2011 LA Auto Show

Using the same motor as Honda's FCX Clarity fuel-cell EV, the Fit EV has a 123 mile range in the city that blows its competition, including the Nissan Leaf, right out of the water. Hooked up to a 240-volt

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Autonomo: A Futuristic Vehicle Concept for a Green Commute

Autonomo: A Futuristic Vehicle Concept for a Green Commute

The Autonomo is a fully autonomous vehicle concept designed by Charles Rattray. The design, inspired by biomimicry, sustainability, artificial intelligence and information technology, is created to

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Green Overdrive Video: A Day of Driving the Electric i MiEV

Green Overdrive Video: A Day of Driving the Electric i MiEV

GigaOM's Green Overdrive show has test driven a decent amount of electric cars, but most of them have been around the block or on a closed track. But for the latest episode we wanted to see what it would

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Nissan Unveils 10 Minute Electric Vehicle Charger

Nissan Unveils 10 Minute Electric Vehicle Charger

Nissan just announced that, in conjunction with Japan's Kansai University, it has built an electric vehicle charger that is capable of fully recharging a car in just 10 minutes. One of the biggest

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Coffee-Powered Car Breaks World Speed Record for Vehicle Powered by Organic Material

Coffee-Powered Car Breaks World Speed Record for Vehicle Powered by Organic Material

Our guess is that there are no tea drinkers on this team of British automotive engineers that has been constructing a car that runs entirely on coffee beans! Just earlier this month, their pepped up ride

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City Cars Reign Supreme at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show

City Cars Reign Supreme at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show

With even suppliers focusing on plug-in electric vehicle technology and other green propulsion systems, this has truly been the year of the city car so far at Frankfurt. But the show isn't over yet. We'll

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Researchers Find That Electric Vehicle Battery Cost Could Halve by 2018

Researchers Find That Electric Vehicle Battery Cost Could Halve by 2018

Right now, one of the biggest roadblocks to the widespread adoption of electric cars is the cost of the vehicles -- which is mostly linked to their very expensive batteries. A group of researchers in

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Sun-Powered Solaris Car Wins Mazda’s Aurora Survivor 2050 Competition

Sun-Powered Solaris Car Wins Mazda’s Aurora Survivor 2050 Competition

The car is built to be super efficient, with a top speed of 93 mph. While this isn't what you'd consider a family sedan - it only seats one passenger and a driver - you might just see it skimming across

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GOP Investigating Obama’s New Fuel Economy Rules

GOP Investigating Obama’s New Fuel Economy Rules

Just four days ago, we were celebrating the news that President Obama reached a landmark agreement with 13 automakers to pursue a 54.5 MPG average fleet goal by the vehicle model year 2025. The agreement

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