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Kia’s First U.S. Hybrid to be Priced at Only $26,500

Kia’s First U.S. Hybrid to be Priced at Only $26,500

o Kia may be a little late to the hybrid party in the U.S., but they're making up for that by setting the base price of the 2011 Kia Optima Hybrid at only $26,500. Stocked with an impressive options

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First Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid Test Drives To Take Place at Berlin Challenge Bibendum

First Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid Test Drives To Take Place at Berlin Challenge Bibendum

The first official test drives of the Volvo V60 plug-in hybrid will take place next week during the Michelin Challenge Bibendum, a symposium on sustainable transportation for the future that this year is

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World’s Oldest Hybrid, The Porsche Semper Vivus, Drives Into the New York Auto Show

World’s Oldest Hybrid, The Porsche Semper Vivus, Drives Into the New York Auto Show

Think hybrid vehicles have only been around a couple of decades? The Porsche Semper Vivus, developed over a century ago in the year 1900 proves otherwise. A beautifully crafted copy of the original Semper

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New York Auto Show: Porsche’s 911 GTR 3 “Facebook” Hybrid Gets a Lot of Likes

New York Auto Show: Porsche’s 911 GTR 3 “Facebook” Hybrid Gets a Lot of Likes

Porsche has created a special edition of its 911 GTR 3 hybrid to commemorate passing the 1 million Facebook fan mark. The hybrid race car is plastered with 27,000 signatures of Porsche fans and will be

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Toyota Unveils Future Plan to Release 10 More Electric and Hybrid Vehicles by 2015

Toyota Unveils Future Plan to Release 10 More Electric and Hybrid Vehicles by 2015

Yesterday we reported on Toyota’s hybrid car sales topping 3 million vehicles worldwide and this morning the automaker announced that there’s a lot more where those came from. In their

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Toyota Hybrid Car Sales Top 3 Million Vehicles Worldwide

Toyota Hybrid Car Sales Top 3 Million Vehicles Worldwide

So far it's been a big year for the Toyota Prius - not only did the world's most popular hybrid car receive an official pluralization (Prii), but Toyota just announced that its hybrid sales have topped 3

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TEST DRIVE: Inhabitat Takes the Honda CR-Z Hybrid Sport Coupe for a Spin

TEST DRIVE: Inhabitat Takes the Honda CR-Z Hybrid Sport Coupe for a Spin

Inhabitat recently had the opportunity to test drive the new 2011 Honda CR-Z Sport Coupe in all three of its modes: Eco, Normal and Sport. A Prius driver myself, I have to admit there are times when I

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Toyota Developing Magnesium Battery that Could Reduce Range Anxiety

Toyota Developing Magnesium Battery that Could Reduce Range Anxiety

Range anxiety could be a problem of the past thanks to a new battery currently in development by Toyota. The magnesium-sulfur battery holds twice as much energy as lithium-ion cells, meaning that electric

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Top 6 Green Transportation Stories of 2010 – Vote for Your Fave!

Top 6 Green Transportation Stories of 2010 – Vote for Your Fave!

2010 saw a fleet of planes, trains and automobiles that were greener and more efficient than ever before. With the world realizing that electric vehicles, high speed rail and electric cars are both money

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Volvo Developing the World’s Fastest Hybrid Truck

Volvo Developing the World’s Fastest Hybrid Truck

This is one competition we never thought we’d see: Volvo Trucks is reportedly developing a diesel-electric hybrid truck dubbed the “Mean Green.” Going forward in a green way, the famed

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Electric Concept Car Travels by Land, Sea and Air

Electric Concept Car Travels by Land, Sea and Air

Can you imagine being able to drive your car to the airport, fly it over water and then land it on a faraway island? Well, designer Phil Pauley proposes a vehicle that can do all three. The Halo

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VW Successfully Tests Hydrogen Vehicle in Long-Range Drive

VW Successfully Tests Hydrogen Vehicle in Long-Range Drive

Volkswagen recently successfully tested its new Bora Hy.Power hydrogen vehicle by subjecting it to a long-range drive between France and Italy. Unlike other hydrogen cars, the Bora Hy.Power features

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Volkswagen to Unveil Hybrid Beetle Next Year

Volkswagen to Unveil Hybrid Beetle Next Year

The classic VW Beetle is about to get a(nother) green makeover: Volkswagen is set to unveil a hybrid Bug at next year's Detroit auto show. The 20 kilowatt lithium battery will get the Love Bug roughly 45

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LAcarGuy Jumpstarts LA’s Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure

LAcarGuy Jumpstarts LA’s Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure

Last week at a preview event for one of Fisker‘s first showrooms, the LAcarGuy made his move to become the first automotive dealer in the US to offer “Level 2″ electric vehicle charging

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Lotus Unveils Hybrid 414E Evora Supercar

Lotus Unveils Hybrid 414E Evora Supercar

Lotus recently unveiled its Evora 414E Hybrid concept, a sleek supercar that looks ready to take on the fabulous Tesla Roadster. Lotus has impressed us in the past with green technologies ranging from the

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Porsche Unveils 911 Hybrid With Flywheel Speed Booster

Porsche Unveils 911 Hybrid With Flywheel Speed Booster

Green racing fans rejoice! Porsche has just unveiled its 911 GT3 R Hybrid, a 480 horsepower track vehicle ready to rock the 24-hour Nurburgring race this May. Porsche's latest supercar will use the same

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Top Five Greenest Vehicles at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show

Top Five Greenest Vehicles at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show

These days it seems that every car manufacturer in the world is desperately trying to green their entire line of vehicles, and nowhere was this trend more evident than at this year's Geneva Motor Show. We

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TRANSPORTATION TUES: The 220mpg Supercar

TRANSPORTATION TUES: The 220mpg Supercar

Our loyal love for the Tesla is being tested by this super sexy and sustainable new sportscar. Hybrid Technologies' sleek designed entry to the Automotive X-prize promises to do the one thing that no

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AN AFFORDABLE ELECTRIC VEHICLE? The $30K ZAP Alias

AN AFFORDABLE ELECTRIC VEHICLE? The $30K ZAP Alias

All-electric vehicles may seem like an impossible dream to most, with a price point that's far out of reach. That may soon change, if car company ZAP gets its way. It has just announced a partnership with

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