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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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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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Top 6 Transportation Stories of 2011 – Vote for Your Favorite!

Top 6 Transportation Stories of 2011 – Vote for Your Favorite!

2011 was another great year for green transportation, with the unveiling of numerous new electric vehicles, planes, trains and more. With green transportation solidifying its status as a viable

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Green Lite Motors Develops Super Efficient Hybrid Trike Vehicle

Green Lite Motors Develops Super Efficient Hybrid Trike Vehicle

Green Lite Motors just unveiled a three-wheeled, two-passenger hybrid vehicle that looks like it could be the child of a motorcycle and a Prius. The prototype balances efficiency, comfort, and safety with

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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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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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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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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,

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New Study Says That Hybrid Drivers Are 25% Less Likely to Be Injured in a Crash

New Study Says That Hybrid Drivers Are 25% Less Likely to Be Injured in a Crash

A new study by the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) shows that hybrids cause 25% fewer injuries in crashes than their internal combustion engine counterparts. Traditionally, drivers have had to

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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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Yuhan Zhang’s Geely Aeolus Hybrid Concept Car Envisions a Sportier Urban Future

Yuhan Zhang’s Geely Aeolus Hybrid Concept Car Envisions a Sportier Urban Future

A small pneumatic hybrid like the Aeolus would likely be best received in India or China, where an unusual but inexpensive propulsion system and a small car body could be very popular. Details like the

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PHOTOS: BMW Unveils i3 Electric Car and i8 Hybrid Electric Vehicle on US Soil for the First Time!

PHOTOS: BMW Unveils i3 Electric Car and i8 Hybrid Electric Vehicle on US Soil for the First Time!

The BMW i3 concept is the company's first electric vehicle designed from the ground up for mass production, and the auto maker has come out swinging with an innovative EV that looks set to take the luxury

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TEST DRIVE: Inhabitat Zips Around Town in the Manual Transmission Honda CRZ Sport Hybrid

TEST DRIVE: Inhabitat Zips Around Town in the Manual Transmission Honda CRZ Sport Hybrid

How sporty is Sport mode, really? We're so glad you asked. It's surprisingly powerful, actually--even coltish. The CRZ feels a bit restrained in ECON mode, though not nearly as much as in other Honda

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Japan’s Prius C Brochure Leaked Ahead of Official Introduction [PICS]

Japan’s Prius C Brochure Leaked Ahead of Official Introduction [PICS]

The brochure for the Japanese domestic market Toyota Prius C was just leaked ahead of the vehicle's official intro at this year's Tokyo Motor Show, giving us a sneak peak at its real-world numbers.

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TEST DRIVE: Inhabitat Takes the New Honda Civic Hybrid for a Fall Color Tour

TEST DRIVE: Inhabitat Takes the New Honda Civic Hybrid for a Fall Color Tour

We were happy to discover that not only does the Civic Hybrid get good mileage at high and low speeds, but that it's possible to beat the EPA estimated 44 miles per gallon fuel mileage rating without even

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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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U.S. Army Could Replace the Humvee with the Diesel Hybrid L-ATV

U.S. Army Could Replace the Humvee with the Diesel Hybrid L-ATV

The U.S. Army isn't expecting green street cred for their upcoming decision to potentially replace the aging Humvee with this diesel electric hybrid L-ATV. The decision to go green may be made out of

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Ford Unveils Photos of Its Gorgeous Electric Gullwing EVOS Concept

Ford Unveils Photos of Its Gorgeous Electric Gullwing EVOS Concept

Ford just leaked photos of its EVOS Concept to be revealed at next week's Frankfurt Motor Show. In short, we love it. The EVOS is a plug-in hybrid with four exotic gullwing doors and a gorgeous design

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TEST DRIVE: The Chevy Volt vs. The Plug-in Prius

TEST DRIVE: The Chevy Volt vs. The Plug-in Prius

We were surprised how much more upmarket the Volt felt compared to the plug-in Prius. We have to mention that the vehicle we were driving was not a final production model, so some features and trim might

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Audi May Offer An A4 Plug-in Hybrid by 2014!

Audi May Offer An A4 Plug-in Hybrid by 2014!

The tipping point is finally here. With new CAFE regulations and more consumers interested in fuel efficient vehicles than ever before, even companies like Audi are capitulating to demand for plug-in

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Protean In-Wheel Motors Could Up Hybrid Efficiency By 300 Percent

Protean In-Wheel Motors Could Up Hybrid Efficiency By 300 Percent

Many electric concept cars feature in-wheel electric motors to move them down the road, but only recently have they truly proven themselves as the greenest way to move future hybrid vehicles. A Vauxhall

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100-MPG Honda Insight Rally Car Banned for Being Too Fast

100-MPG Honda Insight Rally Car Banned for Being Too Fast

What happens if a racing team comes up with a car that has a clear advantage over the competition? They would clean up in awards and championships, right? Well, not exactly. The OakTec team's Honda

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Prince Charles’s Eco-Village Knockroon Will Feature Car Chargers In Every Home

Prince Charles’s Eco-Village Knockroon Will Feature Car Chargers In Every Home

His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales is planning an eco-village in East Ayrshire, Scotland, called Knockroon, and electric car charging infrastructure will be a key element. The plan, involving 700

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New EPA Fuel Economy Window Sticker Rates Tesla Roadster at Industry-Topping 119mpge

New EPA Fuel Economy Window Sticker Rates Tesla Roadster at Industry-Topping 119mpge

The EPA has just revealed a new design for the stickers you see in the windows of new cars. The new setup aims to help consumers calculate the equivalent mileage of electric and hybrid vehicles and judge

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Hyundai Announces It Will Offer Plug-in Hybrid in 2013

Hyundai Announces It Will Offer Plug-in Hybrid in 2013

Joining the ranks of automakers a little late to the hybrid party, Hyundai just announced plans to offer a plug-in hybrid by 2013. An unnamed company official told Reuters this weekend that Hyundai

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