Better than a sweet sixteen: High schoolers build world’s most efficient electric car

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If you thought getting asked to prom was exciting, try setting the world record for most efficient electric car before you can even drive.  Students from DeLaSalle High School in Kansas City are awaiting confirmation from the Guinness Book of World Records that a vehicle they built for a class project sets a new world record for fuel efficiency.

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Game Changer: First public quick-charge station for EVs installed in Portland

Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski plugs in the all-electric Nissan LEAF to the nation's first publicly available quick-charge station at Portland General Electric headquarters in Portland, Oregon. (Photo: Business Wire)

The day will soon come when you are driving your Nissan Leaf or other electric vehicle, running low on juice and need to power up stat. You’re no where near your home, have a meeting in less than an hour and running on a 5% charge. Your standard recharging station will take at least 4 hours to get anything on the meter, until now.

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Is that a giant iPod or a Blink EV gas pump?

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Frog Design and ECOtality reveal the Blink, an electric vehicle charger for residential and commercial use set to change the way we fuel automobiles of the future. With its sleek aesthetic and user friendly touch screen, it looks more like a giant iPod than a car charger. This touch screen however is more than just a pretty face; it communicates via smart phone and the Web about information regarding energy consumption and most inexpensive times to charge your EV.

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GM prices Chevy Volt electric car at $41,000, $31,500 after rebate

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GM has announced the price of the Chevy Volt electric car, the first mass-produced EV to hit the streets of America (since the EV1, but that wasn’t mass-produced, just mass-acred) will cost $41,000. The US Government is giving a $7,500 credit, so this would take the EV’s price down to $33,500. This price is just about in the middle of the range that was expected; although at the pre-rebate, not post-rebate price.

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Chevy Volt electric car gets a price tomorrow

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Eyes have been on the Chevrolet Volt for quite some time now. This electric-vehicle is supposed to revolutionize the automotive industry, but how much will it cost us? Well, that part of the equation is expected to be revealed tomorrow. General Motors VP of US Marketing Joel Ewanick will be making an announcement at the Plug-In 2010 Conference in San Jose, California.

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Tesla and Toyota to manufacture model S sedan

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It was recently announced that California electric car manufacturer Tesla would be working with Japanese automobile producer Toyota to produce the Tesla Model S sedan, a high end electric car.

For those not current on their electric car data, Tesla which was incorporated in 2003 and is known for producing high powered electric sports cars. The 2010 Tesla Roadster boasts a 0-60 time of around 4 seconds, with a range of about 250 miles between charges.

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FedEx to trial four new EV trucks in LA

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FedEx is fully on board the greenwagon, perhaps they are driving it, at least in the parcel delivery industry as they intend to launch four purely electric trucks to roam the streets of LA this summer.

A 2,021 mile journey started today, their Modec/Navistar trucks will travel across “Route 66” from Chicago, IL to Los Angeles, CA stopping at St. Louis, Joplin, Oklahoma City, Amarillo and Albuquerque. With an estimated range of 100 miles per battery charge, it would have to travel 500 miles per day, batteries take 8 hours to recharge, they could be swapped out as they will be in 24/7 operating conditions, that only takes 20 minutes to do

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Nissan Leaf EV Hits Retail Channels in 2010

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Just because we want the convenience of having a personal vehicle does not mean that we should throw our care for the world out the window. It won’t completely eliminate our environmental impact, but it’ll certainly reduce the footprint that we leave behind. Thats’ because the Nissan Leaf EV is an all-electric car. The Leaf […]

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