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Brammo details Empulse electric motorbike

Brammo details Empulse electric motorbike

Remember the Brammo Empulse R electric bike that we peeked a few weeks ago? The regular version that drops the R has officially been debuted in Hollywood today, with all the nitty gritty details being laid out as well as the price. Brammo say that the bike is capable of reaching speeds up to 100mph, and can travel up to 121 miles on a single charge. it features a 9.3kWh lithium ion battery, and a liquid cooled motor.

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Concept One electric supercar set for production

Concept One electric supercar set for production

Croatian electric carmaker Rimac Automobili was on hand at the Top Marques Monaco 2012 to show the latest version of its sweet looking Concept One electric supercar. This green supercar is very good-looking and has had a few changes to its equipment. The car has new tires to put the power the electric motors generate to the ground.

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IBM, Honda, and PG&E team for smarter electric vehicle charging

IBM, Honda, and PG&E team for smarter electric vehicle charging

There are a lot of technology companies, carmakers, and utility companies that are working together around the world to make the charging of electric vehicles more convenient for drivers. At the same time, these companies are also working to help reduce the load on the electric grid, which in some areas is near its limits. American Honda Motor Company, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, and IBM have announced that they've teamed up on a pilot project to allow communication between EVs and the power grid.

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Infiniti LE concept breaks cover in New York

Infiniti LE concept breaks cover in New York

I've wondered for a long time why it is manufacturers tend to make electric vehicles and hybrids so unattractive. Cars like the Nissan Leaf the Toyota Prius are boring and boxy looking. Thankfully, some companies are starting to come out with hybrids and EVs that are green and good-looking. One of the latest vehicles that falls into the green and attractive range is the Infiniti LE concept that surfaced this week at the New York Auto Show.

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Philippe Starck designs the car haters EV

Philippe Starck designs the car haters EV

Philippe Starck has designed an electric vehicle from the angle of a person who hates cars. Seriously, he hates cars, he said so himself. Apparently, he thinks cars and noisy, dirty, antisocial, masochistic, and bring out the worst in people. Ironically, I rather feel the same way about some designers. The EV looks like something from a 60s moon-themed beach movie. I'm pretty sure Starck wants the owners of this vehicle to die.

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Sim-Lei is simply ugly, proves being green isn’t easy

Sim-Lei is simply ugly, proves being green isn’t easy

If you took a big box of ugly and used it to design a green car, the Sim-Lei is exactly what I would picture the final product coming out as. This has to be the ugliest green car in the world. I don’t get why green car designers make the cars so unattractive so frequently. It’s not like ugly and green have to go together, look at the Tesla Roadster or the Fisker Karma to see green cars that look good too.

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Kia shows off Ray EV

Kia shows off Ray EV

The Kia Ray may well be the ugliest EV I have seen in a long time. It's boxy and square and makes the Prius look good if you ask me. Aside from the questionable looks of the car, it has some interesting features that make it stand out among the EV crowd. The coolest feature is the optional fast charge system that would charge the battery cells in only 25 minutes.

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Chevy announces it will produce the Spark EV in 2013

Chevy announces it will produce the Spark EV in 2013

Chevrolet has announced that it intends to produce the all-electric Spark EV. The spark is a mini car and will be sold in limited quantities in select markets around the country starting in 2013. The Spark is an urban car, so I would expect it would be offered only in urban areas. Chevrolet isn’t offering a huge amount of detail on the car at this point.

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