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Could an Apple Car Compete with Tesla?

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What we know so far is that the project has been given a code name, Titan, and that the design of the car will be similar to a minivan.

VW Bulli Electric Microbus Concept

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The VW microbus concept has resurfaced after a decade since being canceled. Now, it’s been reborn as the VW Bulli and will even make an appearance at this year’s Geneva Motor Show. The VW Bulli will bring the legendary VW microbus into the current millennium and from this blogger’s perspective, the concept looks fantastic.

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Canadian Condo Owner Not Allowed to Charge Chevy Volt Electric Car

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In Ottawa, Canada, a Mike Nemat is fighting with his condominium complex about charging his electric car, a Chevy Volt. The residents of the complex split the electric bill for the whole complex, so they do not want all the owners to have to pay for his car. He is arguing that charging the car only costs around $1 a night to charge.

Honda Civic is 2012 Green Car of the Year

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And it’s not even 2012 yet. The 2012 Green Car of the Year award didn’t go to an electric or diesel vehicle (as it has the past few years) but instead was taken by none other than the Honda Civic Natural Gas. The Civic beat out the Ford Focus Electric, Mitsubishi i, Toyota Prius V and the Volkswagen Passat TDI.

Could an Apple Car Compete with Tesla?

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It’s been a while since Apple has made a real splash in the news, but the Wall Street Journal broke news last week with rumors that the company responsible for the creation of the iPhone has a team of employees working on a design for an electric car. Apple has assembled a team of about 100 employees to begin development on the car.

Porsche 918 RSR Hybrid Racer

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Porsche recently showed off their 918 Hybrid Racer in Detroit. The two-seater mid-engine coupé 918 RSR is a development from the 911 GT3 R hybrid and the design of the 918 Spyder combined in a super sports car, with a V8 engine taken from Porsche’s Spyder coupe that gets 563 horsepower at 10,300 RPM. No work yet on cost or availability.

Mission R Electric SuperBike

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Mission announced their Mission R electric superbike at the Longbeach Motorshow late last year. The bike features a 141hp electric motor and a 14kWh lithium-ion battery system. “The heart of the Mission R is an advanced MissionEVT powertrain that packs 141hp and 14.4 kWh of energy storage in a package smaller than a 600cc sportbike.

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On a Budget? The Affordable 2012 Toyota Yaris Hybrid

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Toyota has always prided itself on being a car company that made affordable vehicles that surpassed all safety and emissions standards.

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Video: Tesla Model S Test Drive

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A few preproduction alpha versions of the Tesla Model S get put through their paces on a test track in the above video.

Obama Takes Shot at Romney, “some wanted to let the auto industry die”

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President Barack Obama, seen above at the Washington Auto Show Tuesday, hailed the triumphant rebound of the U.S. auto industry. Obama sat inside a 2013 Ford C-Max Energi , which won this year’s Green Car Vision Award , among some gas guzzling trucks, SUVs and muscle cars made by General Motors, Chrysler and Ford. The U.S.

2012 Green Car Vision Award Goes to Ford C-Max Energi

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Chalk up another win for Ford as they take home the Green Car Journal Green Car Vision award for the second year in a row at the Washington Auto Show. The Ford C-Max Energi has indeed been turning many heads and other still are awaiting the 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid that will become available this fall.

A Look at the Smart For-Us Concept Pickup

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Well, it certainly looks cool, but by calling it a pick-up – are the marketers at Smart trying too hard to win over a truck-crazed American market who are allergic to electric vehicles? The Smart For-Us concept features a 75-horsepower electric motor and a 17.6 kW/h lithium ion battery pack (more than the Chevy Volt.).

California Air Resources Board Paving The Way For Fully Electric Vehicles

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California air pollution has kept law makers and particularly Mary Nichols, chair of the California Air Resource Board , very busy. As we all know, air pollution has been a growing problem, but it seems they have finally found a solution to move in the right direction. Something that many believe will greatly reduce air pollution. miles per gallon.

See the Tesla Model X Crossover SUV on Feb 9

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Elon Musk, Tesla’s point man, has announced that the company’s electric crossover will be unveiled on Feb. 9 at the company’s design studio in Hawthorne, Calif. People are pretty excited about the crossover EV, as it will feature seven-passenger seating, something that Tesla is not famous for.

Nissans Leaf Wins Japan Car of the Year Award

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The Nissan Leaf has won Car of the Year Japan for 2011-2012, according to the executive committee for the award announced at the Tokyo Auto Show. The Leaf is Nissan’s first mass-produced electric car and since then they’ve moved just over 20,000 vehicles. Electric Nissan Leaf

Volkswagen AG Will Build EVs in China

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Volkswagen has plans in motion to manufacture their electric vehicles in China starting in 2013. Because they are counting on China to pass GM and Toyota as the world’s biggest automaker by 2018, they are putting their chips into the nation that they believe will be able to meet the demand for cars that are less polluting. Electric volkswagen EV

Tesla Model S Faster Than Porsche 911

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Here’s yet another reason to go electric – the forthcoming Tesla Model S is not only environmentally friendly and cheaper to operate than its gas powered compatriots, but it’s also accelerating in a class of cars like the Chevy Corvette, Audio R8 and the Porsche 911 which it recently proved faster than by two tenths of second with a 4.5

Another Month of Nissan Leaf Outselling Chevy Volt

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There still isn’t much in the way of options for entry level electric car buyers out there. There’s the Nissan Leaf and the Chevy Volt and of the two it seems to be Nissan that’s stolen the hearts of electric car buyers. August numbers are in and the Nissan Leaf sold 1,362 while the Chevy Volt sold a modest 302.

GM to Launch New EN-V Podcar by 2020

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GM has been tinkering away on the next generation of EN-V two-person electric podcar which it hopes to start selling to the public by 2020. EN-V secong gen augmentations are said to include a bigger pod as well as a four-wheel model. Rumors suggest that GM is targeting urban centers in China, South Africa and The U.S. Let us know what you think.

Nissan Leaf Gets Top Safety Rating

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The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration recently gave the Nissan Leaf top marks for safety with a five-star rating. That makes the Leaf the first electric car to attain such a rank. The European New Car Assessment Program found the Nissan Leaf just as praiseworthy when it gave it a five star rating in June.

Germany Investing Billions in Plug-in Electric Cars

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In a major move to help support the proliferation of electric cars, the German government is prepared to spend “billions of euros” in an effort to get a million electric vehicles registered before 2021. Additionally, the German government is expected to directly purchase thousands of electric cars itself.

Chevy Volt Burns, Then Burns Again

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A Chevy Volt owned by Dee and Storm Connors in Barkhamsted, CT was caught in a garage fire and ruined along with the home-converted electric Suzuki Samurai that was parked there. Now more recently, the same Chevy Volt, which has remained sitting in the remains of the burnt out garage, has apparently reignited somehow.

Prius Hits 1 Million Sold in US

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Toyota Motor announced recent;y that they have sold their 1 millionth Prius in the United States. This is no surprise, as Toyota released September 2010 statistics revealing that it had sold over 2 million Priuses worldwide. Toyota is into production of the third generation of the Prius, the first mass-produced hybrid-gas vehicle.

EU to Ban Gas-powered Cars by 2050?

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It looks like the European Union intends to make a bold pledge to ban all diesel and gas-powered cars by the year 2050. This plan is expected to be part of the EU’s Roadmap on Transport which will also aim for a cut in gas-powered cars on the road by 50% by 2030. Government / Industry CO2 emissions Green House Gases

U.S. May Ban Electric Car Noise Maker Off Switch

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Federal authorities are considering removing any option of running in stealth mode in your electric and hybrid vehicles. Case in point, the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid (pictured above) had been slated to hit dealerships late last year but the new regulation left Hyundai scrambling to yank all of the onoff switches for the noise maker. Or possibly not.

Renault Electric Twizzy Priced at $9,700

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If you’re looking for a very small electric vehicle that doesn’t need to go faster than 28 miles per hour or travel further than 60 miles per charge, then you may want to consider the upcoming Renault Twizzy which has just been revealed to be priced at $9,700 USD. The Twizzy isn’t so much a car as it is a two-seater suburban electric cart-thing.

Chevy Volt Not a World Car of the Year Finalist

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The nominees have been announced for the World Car of the Awards and the Chevy Volt, to some people’s surprise, was not listed among the 10 finalists. Why is it a surprise? Well, whether you like the Chevy Volt or not, it’s scooped more car awards than you can shake a gas pump at and was looking like a definite contender for World Car of the Year.

Google’s Self-Driving Cars are a Go!

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Googles self driving fully autonomous cars seem to be coming to fruition very quickly. So, how would it work down at the car sales lot?

Honda gives itself room to delay FCV hydrogen car until June 2017

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So, we asked Honda North America’s senior environment and safety specialist Angie Nucci if this means that the FCV will be delayed at all.

Honda gives itself room to delay FCV hydrogen car until June 2017

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So, we asked Honda North America’s senior environment and safety specialist Angie Nucci if this means that the FCV will be delayed at all.

Uber Tests All-Electric Cars in Chicago

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Uber announced last Friday that they have signed a deal with one of China’s largest automakers BYD Co.

Uber Tests All-Electric Cars in Chicago

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Uber announced last Friday that they have signed a deal with one of China’s largest automakers BYD Co.

Apple Named In Lawsuit For Poaching A123 Car Battery Engineers

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and engineering employees, thereby effectively shutting down various projects/programs at A123,” states the lawsuit available online.

Apple Named In Lawsuit For Poaching A123 Car Battery Engineers

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and engineering employees, thereby effectively shutting down various projects/programs at A123,” states the lawsuit available online.

Tesla Unveils New Model S Sedan

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This puts the Model S in a class with the quickest production cars on the road. The Model S will come in three new “D” trim lines.

Tesla Unveils New Model S Sedan

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This puts the Model S in a class with the quickest production cars on the road. The Model S will come in three new “D” trim lines.

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Nissan Leafs Roll Out For Low Carbon London Project

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The Low Carbon London Project has provided brand new Nissan Leafs to 25 individuals as a part of its electric vehicle (EV) lease scheme.

Nissan Leafs Roll Out For Low Carbon London Project

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The Low Carbon London Project has provided brand new Nissan Leafs to 25 individuals as a part of its electric vehicle (EV) lease scheme.

Discover the Range of Hybrid Car Options

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It doesn’t matter whether you are an eco-activist or just trying to save money on fuel costs, a hybrid car is an excellent choice. Toyota Prius.