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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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Mercedes Unveils Its Hot New E300 and E400 Hybrids at the Detroit Auto Show

Mercedes Unveils Its Hot New E300 and E400 Hybrids at the Detroit Auto Show

The E300 features a turbodiesel engine with 204 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque (read: plenty) with an electric motor pushing out another 27 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque (plenty more). We love

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BMW Shows Off Its New ActiveHybrid 3 and ActiveHybrid 5 Vehicles at NAIAS

BMW Shows Off Its New ActiveHybrid 3 and ActiveHybrid 5 Vehicles at NAIAS

The BMW ActiveHybrid 5 claims to be the most powerful and efficient full hybrid in its segment, and will come with a twin-turbo six in-line engine paired with an electric drive system for a total output

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Top 6 Green Cars To Watch at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show

Top 6 Green Cars To Watch at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show

Lexus LF-LC Sports Coupe Concept Many automakers will be bringing a hybrid or electric car to the 2012 Detroit auto show for the first time, but Lexus has been at this hybrid thing for a while, so we

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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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Smart to Reveal ‘For-US’ Ultra Compact Electric Pickup Truck at the Detroit Auto Show

Smart to Reveal ‘For-US’ Ultra Compact Electric Pickup Truck at the Detroit Auto Show

Mercedes-Benz-owned Smart has announced plans to unveil an ultra-compact plug-in electric pickup truck called the For-US at the Detroit auto show next week. The vehicle will use the same platform as a

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General Motors to Make Structural Changes to Chevy Volt Batteries To Ease Fire Fears

General Motors to Make Structural Changes to Chevy Volt Batteries To Ease Fire Fears

General Motors announced yesterday that they'll be making enhancements on all Chevy Volts currently on the road in an effort to allay fears that Volt batteries will catch on fire after severe crashes. The

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TEST DRIVE: Inhabitat Drives The Futuristic Three-Door Hyundai Veloster Coupe

TEST DRIVE: Inhabitat Drives The Futuristic Three-Door Hyundai Veloster Coupe

The Hyundai Veloster is a standard gas engine car, but because of its compact size, aerodynamic shape, and state-of-the-art engine, it manages to pull out 32+ combined mpg with normal driving. With

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Fisker Officially Recalls All Karmas to Fix Battery Defect

Fisker Officially Recalls All Karmas to Fix Battery Defect

Fisker Automotive, the maker of the Fisker Karma luxury plug-in electric hybrid vehicle has officially announced a recall of all 239 Karmas in the world in order to fix a defect recently revealed by their

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Fisker Karma Batteries Pose Safety Issues, Fix is in the Works

Fisker Karma Batteries Pose Safety Issues, Fix is in the Works

A123, the battery manufacturer that supplies power packs to Fisker Automotive, has admitted that some batteries installed in the Karma may malfunction due to misaligned hose clamps. The hose clamps could

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First Ford Focus Electric Vehicles Roll Off Production Lines in Michigan

First Ford Focus Electric Vehicles Roll Off Production Lines in Michigan

Ford Motor Company just officially started production on its new Ford Focus Electric 2012 model in its Wayne, Michigan assembly plant. The Ford Focus Electric is the first EV of its kind to receive a 100

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Oscar Vinals’ XLDron Zero Gravity Rocket Plane Concept Launches Tourists Into Space

Oscar Vinals’ XLDron Zero Gravity Rocket Plane Concept Launches Tourists Into Space

Just as Virgin Galactic started taking reservations for the first mass tourist trips into space, designer Oscar Vinals has envisioned a way to make space tourism possible for the day tripper, with the

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$20,000 EnviroTech Lightning Electric Hot Rod Hits 60 MPH in 5 Seconds

$20,000 EnviroTech Lightning Electric Hot Rod Hits 60 MPH in 5 Seconds

If you're buying an electric car for fun or just running around town, how about a little hot rod like this Lightning Electric Car? It's lighter, which means more power, and has better range and

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Rinspeed’s New Dock + Go Mobility Concept Turns Your City Car Into a Road-Tripping Truck

Rinspeed’s New Dock + Go Mobility Concept Turns Your City Car Into a Road-Tripping Truck

One of the reasons Americans are still buying huge vehicles is that they occasionally need to haul large loads across town or on a road trip, and small cars just don't do the job. Rinspeed has come up

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Honda Recreates Its “Motor Compo” Folding Electric Motorcycle at the Tokyo Motor Show

Honda Recreates Its “Motor Compo” Folding Electric Motorcycle at the Tokyo Motor Show

Back in the 80s, Honda created a unique folding electric motorcycle called the Motocompo. Now the automaker is updating the unique scooter with its modernized "Motor Compo" version, which it displayed at

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Daimler Announces Plans for B-Class E-Cell Plug-in Hybrid With Inductive Charging

Daimler Announces Plans for B-Class E-Cell Plug-in Hybrid With Inductive Charging

Daimler is working hard to integrate wireless inductive charging into their B-Class E-Cell plug-in hybrid, and they say they have nearly achieved success. Inductive charging is a system by which a vehicle

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BREAKING: Aptera Closes Its Doors Before Ever Releasing Its Three-Wheeled 2e Car

BREAKING: Aptera Closes Its Doors Before Ever Releasing Its Three-Wheeled 2e Car

The rumors have been circulating for months, and now it's a sad reality. Futuristic EV maker Aptera has announced it will close its doors before ever releasing its spaceship-like 3-wheeled electric 2e to

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Volkswagen Unveils Its Plug-in Hybrid AWD Cross Coupe Concept at the Tokyo Auto Show

Volkswagen Unveils Its Plug-in Hybrid AWD Cross Coupe Concept at the Tokyo Auto Show

Volkswagen has just revealed its new plug-in hybrid AWD Cross Coupe Concept at the Tokyo Motor Show, and it displays the direction the company will be heading in its design for future vehicles. We love

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Fisker Karma Named Top Car of the Year by BBC’s Top Gear

Fisker Karma Named Top Car of the Year by BBC’s Top Gear

Henrik Fisker and the Fisker Automotive team are racking up quite the list of awards this year - and their pile might just about be complete with their latest accolade. The UK's immensely popular Top

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Honda Unveils Its Futuristic EV-STER Mini Convertible at the Tokyo Auto Show

Honda Unveils Its Futuristic EV-STER Mini Convertible at the Tokyo Auto Show

Honda has developed a "Twin Lever Steering" joystick system that allows a driver to push one stick and pull the other when turning, in the direction g-forces are pushing his body. Traditional steering

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The 2013 Nissan Altima Will Have a Hybrid Engine as Powerful as the Current V6 Option

The 2013 Nissan Altima Will Have a Hybrid Engine as Powerful as the Current V6 Option

Today in Japan, Nissan announced it will put a new hybrid system in its upcoming cars that is as powerful as its current V6 engine. The system manages this feat even while improving fuel economy by 10

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Zoleco Unveils Futuristic 151 MPG Hypermiling Eco Exotic Sports Car

Zoleco Unveils Futuristic 151 MPG Hypermiling Eco Exotic Sports Car

Zoleco's goal is to use the least amount of energy while achieving the best possible performance. The Eco Exotic Sports Car's aggressive curves make it look a bit like a retro spaceship, however this

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GM Announces It Will Offer a Plug-in Hybrid Chevy Cruze

GM Announces It Will Offer a Plug-in Hybrid Chevy Cruze

According to Jim Federico, who is GM’s executive director, group vehicle line director and VLE for global compact, mini, small and electric vehicles (yes, they have long titles over there), the company

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Jay Leno Drives His Chevrolet Volt Gas Free for an Astounding 11,000 Miles

Jay Leno Drives His Chevrolet Volt Gas Free for an Astounding 11,000 Miles

// Photo via Jay Leno's Garage Jay Leno is known to have quite the car collection - around 100 in all, not including 90 motorcycles - but until recently, he didn't own an electric vehicle! But after

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Infiniti Releases Teaser Shots of Its Upcoming Plug-in Hybrid Sports Car Concept

Infiniti Releases Teaser Shots of Its Upcoming Plug-in Hybrid Sports Car Concept

Infiniti has just released photos of its upcoming plug-in hybrid sports car concept, to be released in March 2012 at the Geneva Motor Show. The company is promising a "highly advanced, range-extending

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EPA Declares the Mitsubishi i EV Is the Most Fuel Efficient Car in the U.S.

EPA Declares the Mitsubishi i EV Is the Most Fuel Efficient Car in the U.S.

More than 17,000 vehicles with technology like the Mitsubishi i have already sold outside the U.S., and Mitsubishi is hoping this news will push the i's sales forward in the States as well. "We are very

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European Testing Ranks the Fisker Karma at 112 mpg!

European Testing Ranks the Fisker Karma at 112 mpg!

As we are not conspiracy theorists, we think it must have to do with how the vehicles are being driven and what is considered normal conditions for testing. The Fisker Karma is a series plug-in hybrid,

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Ford Announces That Its Evos Plug-in Hybrid Will Make Its U.S. Debut in January

Ford Announces That Its Evos Plug-in Hybrid Will Make Its U.S. Debut in January

The focus of the EVOS is actually on technology more than its eco-friendly credentials. The car allegedly adjusts its driving style based on driver profile, map, and weather data pulled from the cloud. It

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