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Hyundai Veloster priced from $17,300

Published: August 25, 2011

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Filed under: MPG , Hyundai 2012 Hyundai Veloster – Click above for high-res image gallery Hyundai Motor America President and CEO John Krafcik just tweeted that the well-equipped 2012 Veloster starts at $17,300. How does that fit in with similar vehicles from other companies?


Tesla Model S chased through Palo Alto Hills

Published: August 25, 2011

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Tesla Motors , USA , Videos Tesla Model S beta testing in the wild – Click above to watch video after the jump We’ve seen footage of the 2012 Tesla Model S on the track posing pretty for the corporate cameras both with its Roadster stable mate and without . In the wild, sightings are more rare, but now video has emerged of a little car chase along a (very) twisty Page Mill Road in the Palo Alto hills. Apparently, someone with a heavy foot, a keen eye and a camera-equipped co-pilot caught up with the all-electric sedan as it was out doing a bit of Saturday afternoon beta testing.


Lithium-ion vehicle batteries to outnumber laptop computer packs by 2015

Published: August 24, 2011

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Filed under: Etc. , EV/Plug-in The automotive industry – more specifically, plug-in vehicles – will be the driving force for demand for lithium-ion batteries by 2015, surpass the laptop computers that today hold the top spot. That’s according to a report from iSuppli, which states that lithium-ion’s distinct advantages over other competing types of rechargeable battery chemistries will push it to the top in automotive applications


General Motors’ flame treatment tech gets paint to stick without solvent primer [w/video]

Published: August 24, 2011

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DOE helps standardize EV charger permit process with online tools

Published: August 24, 2011

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Filed under: Emerging Technologies , EV/Plug-in , USA Electric vehicles are a relatively new thing here in the United States (as long as you ignore vehicles like the short-lived EV1 and the first-gen RAV4 EV and the whole EV thing back in the early 1900s). The current generation EV are so new, in fact, that many cities do not have a standardized permitting process specifically for EV charger installations


2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid

Published: August 24, 2011

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Filed under: Hybrid , Toyota , USA The Toyota hybrid effort has long been dominated by the amazingly efficient Prius . As a dedicated hybrid, the platform has basked in the warm glow of headlines and celebrity love since the second-generation debuted in 2003.


How can BYD fix its troubles?

Published: August 24, 2011

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , China , BYD Chinese automaker BYD , backed by U.S.


Daimler gets in on the electric bicycle game with Smart E-Bike

Published: August 23, 2011

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Filed under: SMART , On Two Wheels Cars don’t get much smaller than the Smart ForTwo , but that, apparently, still isn’t small enough for Daimler . So after having unveiled electric scooter and bicycle concepts at the Paris Motor Show last year, the Smart brand has announced plans to putting the latter into production in time for this year’s Frankfurt expo


City of Akron partners with Greenstar Recycling, Vadxx Energy to convert used plastics to oil

Published: August 23, 2011

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Filed under: Emerging Technologies , Etc. Greenstar Recycling is partnering with the City of Akron to increase recycling in Ohio’s fifth largest metropolitan area


Driverless ULTra electric podcars already cutting emissions at London’s Heathrow Airport

Published: August 23, 2011

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Filed under: Etc. , Transportation Alternatives , UK While robotic vehicles out on the open road move forward in prototype form, a system of driverless electric podcars with dedicated tracks is now operational at London’s Heathrow Airport. The system, which has been operating on a trial basis since April of 2011 and is entering regularly scheduled service this summer, connects Heathrow’s Terminal 5 with two stations in parking lots 1.2 miles away


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