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Scientists Use Crab Shells to Make Better Lithium-Ion Batteries

Scientists Use Crab Shells to Make Better Lithium-Ion Batteries

If you can make a battery out of a piece of citrus, why not a crustacean? Scientists at Stanford University are taking a look at the nanostructure of crab shells to create better lithium-ion batteries.

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Scientists 3D Print a Tiny Lithium-Ion Battery the Size of a Grain of Sand

Scientists 3D Print a Tiny Lithium-Ion Battery the Size of a Grain of Sand

As technology advances, gadgets and gizmos are becoming smaller and smaller. From medical devices to bee-sized robots, developments in engineering have made for incredibly tiny electronics. To accommodate

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2014 Honda Accord Hybrid Debuts With 49 MPG Rating

2014 Honda Accord Hybrid Debuts With 49 MPG Rating

As promised, Honda just took the wraps off the 2014 Accord Hybrid, which is the second Accord hybrid following the introduction of the first model earlier this year. The 2014 Accord Hybrid will arrive in

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Tesla to Unveil Quick-Swap Batteries for the Model S Electric Car This Week

Tesla to Unveil Quick-Swap Batteries for the Model S Electric Car This Week

Tesla could revolutionize the electric car industry by solving one of the main reasons why buyers don't make the switch from gasoline - range anxiety. Tesla already announced plans to expand its

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Honda Lowers Pricing for the 2013 Honda Fit EV to $259 a Month

Honda Lowers Pricing for the 2013 Honda Fit EV to $259 a Month

In an effort to keep ahead of the competition, Honda has announced that the pricing for the 2013 Honda Fit EV has been lowered to $259 a month. Currently the Fit EV's monthly lease price is set at $389 a

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Henrik Fisker Teams Up With Hong Kong Billionaire Richard Li to Save Fisker Automotive

Henrik Fisker Teams Up With Hong Kong Billionaire Richard Li to Save Fisker Automotive

Although Fisker Automotive hasn't produced a car since July, a few parties have stepped up to save the fledgling automaker. Reports say that Fisker co-founder Henrik Fisker has teamed up with a group of

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The Specialized Turbo is an Electric Bike that Can Hit a Blistering 27 MPH

The Specialized Turbo is an Electric Bike that Can Hit a Blistering 27 MPH

There are few cyclists who don't have at least a small addiction to speed - whether it's cruising down a steep hill or whizzing past traffic. If you really have the itch to fly down the road, you may want

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With a 119 MPGe Rating, the 2014 Chevy Spark EV is the Most Efficient Electric Vehicle Available in the US

With a 119 MPGe Rating, the 2014 Chevy Spark EV is the Most Efficient Electric Vehicle Available in the US

General Motors has released the official EPA ratings for the 2014 Chevy Spark electric vehicle, which goes on sale this summer in California and Oregon. The 2014 Spark EV has a driving range of up to 82

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SolarWorld and PC-AERO Unveil Two New Solar-Powered Airplanes

SolarWorld and PC-AERO Unveil Two New Solar-Powered Airplanes

SolarWorld and PC-Aero just announced plans to launch two new solar-powered electric aircraft at the AERO Global Show for General Aviation in Friedrichshafen, Germany this month. The show, scheduled to

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New Tiny Lithium Ion Battery is 2,000x More Powerful and Can Charge 1,000x Faster

New Tiny Lithium Ion Battery is 2,000x More Powerful and Can Charge 1,000x Faster

With lithium ion batteries, it used to be that you would have to choose between power and storage capacity. But researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have proven that it is

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Boosted Boards Unveils the World’s Lightest Electric Vehicle

Boosted Boards Unveils the World’s Lightest Electric Vehicle

Boosted Boards just unveiled a new electric skateboard that it claims is "the world's lightest electric vehicle." While the electric skateboard won't be going head to head with one of Tesla's EVs anytime

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Tiny Tin Nanocrystals Help Form the Lithium-Ion Battery of the Future

Tiny Tin Nanocrystals Help Form the Lithium-Ion Battery of the Future

From cell phones to electric vehicles, lithium-ion batteries are the power pack of choice. They are capable of keeping large amounts of energy in a small space with relatively little weight, making them

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2013 Nissan Leaf Shatters Sales Records in March With 2,236 Units Sold

2013 Nissan Leaf Shatters Sales Records in March With 2,236 Units Sold

Last month was a great month for the 2013 Nissan Leaf with 2,236 units sold, making it the best month ever the for electric vehicle. For the 2013 model year Nissan updated the Leaf and even moved

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BMW Unveils Plug-In Hybrid Active Tourer Concept at the 2013 New York Auto Show

BMW Unveils Plug-In Hybrid Active Tourer Concept at the 2013 New York Auto Show

The Concept Active Tourer, which originally debuted at the Paris Motor Show last fall, provides a glimpse of a future compact BMW plug-in hybrid. The small three-cylinder engine sends its power to the

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Volkswagen Unveils its First Electric Vehicle – the e-up!

Volkswagen Unveils its First Electric Vehicle – the e-up!

Volkswagen just took the wraps off its first ever production electric vehicle - the e-up! Unveiled today at the Annual Press and Investors Conference in Wolfsburg, the four-seater e-up! is powered by an

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i-ROAD: Toyota Unveils Three-Wheeled All-Electric Vehicle Ahead of Geneva Motor Show

i-ROAD: Toyota Unveils Three-Wheeled All-Electric Vehicle Ahead of Geneva Motor Show

Toyota just unveiled its new i-ROAD concept - an all-electric three-wheeled trike that is set to debut this week at the Geneva Motor Show. Toyota says that the two-seater i-ROAD is the perfect vehicle for

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Land Rover Gives the Classic Defender an Electric Motor for the Geneva Auto Show

Land Rover Gives the Classic Defender an Electric Motor for the Geneva Auto Show

The Land Rover Defender is a classic vehicle that is known all over the world for its off-road capabilities — and Land Rover just announced that it is hard at work on an electric-hybrid powertrain for

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Volkswagen Confirms Production Plans For the 261 MPG XL1 Plug-in Hybrid!

Volkswagen Confirms Production Plans For the 261 MPG XL1 Plug-in Hybrid!

Volkswagen just confirmed plans to produce its XL1 plug-in hybrid - which gets an astounding 261 miles per gallon! When it is officially unveiled at the upcoming 2013 Geneva Motor Show the XL1 will be the

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Smart Collaborates with Designer Jeremy Scott to Fashionize the Electric Car

Smart Collaborates with Designer Jeremy Scott to Fashionize the Electric Car

Image courtesy of smart Jeremy Scott has become known for the wings that make an appearance on sweatshirts, sunglasses and sneakers in his many fashion collections. Building on his trademark, wings are

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Mercedes-Benz Teams Up With Cigarette Racing to Create the World’s Fastest Electric Boat

Mercedes-Benz Teams Up With Cigarette Racing to Create the World’s Fastest Electric Boat

Mercedes-Benz and Cigarette Racing just unveiled the world's fastest electric boat - the Cigarette AMG Electric Drive. The vehicle, which is set to debut this week at the Miami International Boat Show,

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Lumio: Hard-Bound Book Unfolds to Unveil a Low-Energy Lamp

Lumio: Hard-Bound Book Unfolds to Unveil a Low-Energy Lamp

A bit of light reading anyone? The Lumio may look like a hard-bound book on the outside - but open the cover and it unfolds into a beautiful modern light! Lumio was created by industrial designer Max

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2013 Nissan Leaf Starts at Under $19,000 After Available Tax Incentives Making it the Cheapest 5-Passenger EV in the US

2013 Nissan Leaf Starts at Under $19,000 After Available Tax Incentives Making it the Cheapest 5-Passenger EV in the US

Nissan has given the 2013 Nissan Leaf several updates for the 2013 model year, which includes some styling tweaks, a faster charger and more features. The best part is that the 2013 Leaf starts at

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2013 Nissan Leaf is Now More Efficient and Charges in Half the Time

2013 Nissan Leaf is Now More Efficient and Charges in Half the Time

The Nissan Leaf electric vehicle has only been on the market since 2010, but Nissan is giving it some significant upgrades for the 2013 model. Nissan has announced that the 2013 Nissan Leaf will be more

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GM Unveils 2014 Cadillac ELR Teaser Photo Ahead of Next Week’s Detroit Auto Show Debut

GM Unveils 2014 Cadillac ELR Teaser Photo Ahead of Next Week’s Detroit Auto Show Debut

General Motors is set to unveil the all-new 2014 Cadillac ELR next Tuesday at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show, but in advance of the big reveal the automaker has released a new teaser photo of the range

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2013 Fiat 500e Tops Class With 108 MPGe Highway Rating and 87 Mile Range

2013 Fiat 500e Tops Class With 108 MPGe Highway Rating and 87 Mile Range

Fiat has announced the official performance specs for the 2013 Fiat 500e electric vehicle. The 2013 500e beats out other electric vehicles like the Honda Fit EV and Nissan Leaf with an EPA rating of 108

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Next-Gen 3D ‘Sponge’ Battery Could Recharge in Minutes, Retain Energy for Days

Next-Gen 3D ‘Sponge’ Battery Could Recharge in Minutes, Retain Energy for Days

We like to boast about how 'smart' our mobile devices and computers have become - but why are we still powering them with dumb batteries? Amy Prieto, a chemistry professor at Colorado State University,

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General Electric Unveils Its New Durathon Battery for Lower-Cost Zero Emission Electric Buses

General Electric Unveils Its New Durathon Battery for Lower-Cost Zero Emission Electric Buses

Researchers at GE Global Research have achieved a first step in reducing the cost of zero emission buses, with a vehicle powered by General Electric’s new Durathon battery in tandem with a lithium

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2013 Ford C-MAX Hybrid Named Official Car For 2013 International CES

2013 Ford C-MAX Hybrid Named Official Car For 2013 International CES

The all-new 2013 Ford C-MAX hybrid and C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid models are off to a great start. November was the first full month that both C-MAX hybrids were available and combined they outsold their

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Ford Simulates 10 Years of Battery Use in Just 10 Months with the Key Life Test

Ford Simulates 10 Years of Battery Use in Just 10 Months with the Key Life Test

As more electric and hybrid vehicles enter the market, there is a growing concern from consumers about the reliability of the batteries that power them. Ford has unveiled a new lab test, the Key Life

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Nissan Announces Plans to Introduce 15 Hybrid Models by 2016 and Move Battery Production to Tennessee

Nissan Announces Plans to Introduce 15 Hybrid Models by 2016 and Move Battery Production to Tennessee

Nissan has announced plans to add 15 new hybrid models to its lineup by 2016 and to launch the United States’ largest lithium-ion automotive battery plant in Smyrna, Tennessee. Although Nissan only

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