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Smart Electric Drive coming to the US in 2013 starting at $25,000

Smart Electric Drive coming to the US in 2013 starting at $25,000

Smart cars have been available in the United States for several years now. Odds are you've seen one of these tiny little gasoline-powered two-seaters cruising the streets in your area. What you probably haven't seen cruising around the streets is the electric version of the Smart car. Smart is on the third generation of its electric vehicle and in 2013, the car will come to the US.

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Toyota unleashes new COMS golf cart

Toyota unleashes new COMS golf cart

Toyota may have already taken the time at Ceatec to announce its new Smart INSECT electric vehicle, but it wasn't stopping there. The company also revealed a new version of the COMS golf cart, and looking at the images below, it seems to have a lot in common with the Smart INSECT, at least from an aesthetic perspective. One of the main differences that you'll immediately notice is that the COMS doesn't come with doors, which is a pretty good way of distinguishing the two.

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Tesla plans to build solar chargers along major US highways for its vehicle owners

Tesla plans to build solar chargers along major US highways for its vehicle owners

Tesla Motors has some of the coolest electric vehicles on the market today including the Roadster and the new Model S. Despite how cool these electric vehicles are people may still have the same range anxiety with these cars as they would any other electric vehicle, such as the Nissan Leaf or others. Tesla has a plan to address this range anxiety, and the plan has nothing to do with bigger batteries.

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Greener Toyota: 21 hybrids by 2015 and $46k eQ EV in December

Greener Toyota: 21 hybrids by 2015 and $46k eQ EV in December

Toyota will launch 21 new hybrids before the end of 2015 and an all-electric compact car, the Toyota eQ, in Japan and the US later this year, as part of a significant investment in eco-friendly transportation. The roll-out will start with a new 2.5-liter gas engine which, Toyota claims, achieves a world-record setting thermal efficiency of 38.5-percent, and be followed by a smaller capacity, turbocharged version, a Prius that can power your fridge in an emergency, and then a fuel-cell system in 2015.

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Tesla Model S hits eBay before it’s built

Tesla Model S hits eBay before it’s built

One of the most interesting electric vehicles on the market is the Tesla Model S. The thing that's so interesting about this EV is that it seats multiple adults comfortably and has an impressively long driving range. A 2012 Model S Signature edition has hit eBay even before it's actually built.

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Pikes Peak racing EV catches fire

Pikes Peak racing EV catches fire

There've been a surprising number of EVs that caught fire recently. The last high-profile fire in an electric vehicle was over the past weekend when a Fisker Karma caught fire in a grocery store parking lot. The exact cause of that fire is still under investigation. It's not only street legal EVs that have caught fire in recent days. A racing electric vehicle caught fire during the annual Pikes Peak Hill climb race in Colorado over the weekend.

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GE, Ford, and the University of Michigan team up to extend EV battery life

GE, Ford, and the University of Michigan team up to extend EV battery life

Researchers all around the world are teaming up with automotive manufacturers and battery manufacturers to attempt to design improvements in battery packs that will help electric vehicles drive farther. GE, Ford, and the University of Michigan are all working together on a new project with the goal of extending battery life for EVs. Longer battery life equates to a longer driving distance for electric vehicles.

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