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Meet Carice Mk1 From The Netherlands, The 350kg Plastic Lookalike Of Porsche 356 (Gallery)

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Carice Mk1: The 350kg plastic Porsche 356 lookalike from The Netherlands.

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The Electric Car Battery That Never Has To Be Replaced?

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Even though you may be saving at the pump, owning a hybrid or pure electric vehicle means that you have to replace that expensive lithium-ion battery at some point. However, A123 Systems claims that it has created a battery that doesn't need replacing.

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Who Bricked The Electric Car? You Did!

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According to an article by Michael Degusta over at theunderstatement.com, if a Tesla electric car, such as the Roadster is parked unplugged, it will eventually become what the company calls a "brick". The vehicle can no more be started or even pushed down the road. This is the result of the car’s always-on subsystems which continually feed on the battery.

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Three Hiriko Folding Electric Cars Fit In One Standard Parking Spot

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Most of us have had this experience. You head into the busy downtown of a crowded metropolis and there simply isn't any parking on the street. There has to be a more efficient way to cram more cars into the same amount of space, and the Hiriko folding electric car looks like it will be able to do that.

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Many X-Factors In Tesla’s New Electric Car ‘Model X’

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Tesla recently unveiled its Model X, an all-electric cross between a SUV and a minivan, that could indeed make some hard-core petrol motorists rethink their loyalties.

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Just 1,100 All-Electric Honda Fit EVs To Be Built In 2012

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When paired with a 240-volt charging port, the Fit EV can fully recharge in as little as three hours. A full charge can travel about 123 miles, which is higher than both the Nissan Leaf and Ford’s all-electric Focus.

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Revenge of the Electric Car In Theaters Oct. 21

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Even so, there is a big push toward hybrids and electrics these days and it really represents the resurgence of a pre-existing idea. As such, a documentary has been made and it is titled, appropriately enough, Revenge of the Electric Car.

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GM Announces All-Electric Chevy Spark EV for 2013

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As the market for electric cars grows, General Motors have announced the upcoming 2013 launch of a new electric urban car, cleverly named the Chevy Spark.

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Sony wants to power your electric vehicle

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Sometime in the middle of this decade, Sony will start manufacturing lithium-ion batteries specifically for electric cars and hybrids. Demand for these batteries will surely increase as more people buy hybrids and electric cars, so Sony says it is prepared to build dedicated plants for this purpose too.

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Nissan Screws up Leaf Orders

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Nissan messed up. Though naysayers hate on EVs because of low ranges, lack of refueling stations on every corner and expensive batteries, things looked promising for the all-electric Leaf. The EV has won several car awards, including the 2011 European Car of the Year and the 2011 World Car of the Year, and currently ranks as the most efficient EPA certified vehicle for all fuels ever. The EV has received praise from critics and was met with enthusiasm from consumers. But now Nissan has dropped customers from the waiting list for the car and asked them to reapply. This has angered customers who have been waiting for months for the car and have faced multiple delays.

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Nurburgring EV Lap Record Shattered by Peugeot EX1 Electric Concept

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Who said electric cars can't be fast? The Peugeot EX1 electric concept car, which we first saw some time last year, recently attacked the iconic Nurburgring Nordschleife circuit in Germany, emerging with a new lap record.

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Can’t Decide Between Car or Scooter? Get the McCar from Geely

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Believe it or not, this vehicle really has nothing to do with the golden arches and you probably won't be able to super size it with a Diet Coke. Strange name aside, the Geely McCar might actually provide a novel solution to the urban commuter.

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T3 Motion Swaps iPad for Galaxy Tab in R3 Electric Three-Wheeler

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You know, tablets look a lot like those fancy in-car entertainment systems, offering a similar size screen and even more functionality. T3 Motion recognized this last year when they plunked an iPad into the GT3. Now, they've integrated a Samsung Galaxy Tab into the new R3 series.

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Kia Naimo Electric Crossover Vehicle Debuts in Seoul

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When the idea of a hybrid car first hit the scene, most of the unveilings were for compact looking cars. The same thing happened with electric vehicles (EVs), but that's starting to change. Moving in that direction is the newly announced Kia Naimo, an electric vehicle that happens to be a crossover utility vehicle.

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RWD BMW i3 City Car Proves Electrics Can Drift, Have Fun (Video)

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Just because you want to get an electric car doesn't mean you have to leave "fun" behind. Check out this video of the upcoming BMW i3 in action. It's a fully electric city car that also happens to be rear-wheel-drive. You know what that means?

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