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Chevy Volt sales stall leaves inventory double “healthy” levels

Chevy Volt sales stall leaves inventory double “healthy” levels

Chevrolet's first attempt at a true hybrid vehicle isn't going so well, and the company is boosting incentives just to get the cars rolling off of dealership lots. It turns out that Chevrolet has way too many Volts lying around, mostly due to the fact that Chevrolet is churning them off of the assembly line, but no one is buying them.

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ELF rides the line between car and bicycle for green future

ELF rides the line between car and bicycle for green future

The company known as Organic Transit has made an effort this year to show off a vehicle known as ELF, letting it be seen for the first time at the international technology trade fair known as CeBIT. This machine is made to fill a previously un-touched niche between car and bicycle, made to work with users hoping to make their short commutes as easy as possible.

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Tesla aims for low-cost electric cars as CEO discusses climate change

Tesla aims for low-cost electric cars as CEO discusses climate change

Tesla's current and only production electric car, the Model S, isn't exactly cheap. It starts at just over $60,000, which most middle class people wouldn't even bother to purchase. Of course, there's always options from Nissan, Toyota, and Chevrolet that are a bit cheaper, Tesla CEO Elon Musk says that these cheaper electric cars aren't all that great.

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Solar Impulse: interviewing a man on an 18-hour solar-powered flight

Solar Impulse: interviewing a man on an 18-hour solar-powered flight

This week CEO of Solar Impulse André Borschberg is piloting a solar-powered airplane from Phoenix Arizona to Dallas Texas in a record-breaking 18 hour flight. SlashGear got the rare opportunity to participate in this flight earlier today in an interview with Borschberg while he flew over Highway 85. This was an in-flight interview done from a Samsung Galaxy Note II to Solar Impulse's base station and up with a satellite connection to the plane.

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Machine prints 33-feet of solar cells per minute

Machine prints 33-feet of solar cells per minute

There's are a variety of alternative sources of energy out there that break away from the traditional, environment-dampening methods used, some of them better tailored to certain locations than others. Solar power is one such source, and Australia is a prime location for such technology, offering many bright and sunny days. One of the biggest problems with solar power has been its cost, which may be changing in the near future thanks to a machine that prints a solar cell every 2 seconds.

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Elon Musk drops hints about future Tesla BMW 3-series competitor

Elon Musk drops hints about future Tesla BMW 3-series competitor

Tesla has hit an undeniable home run with this Model S electric vehicle, despite the car's high cost. Tesla has created an attractive electric vehicle with an impressively long driving range that has wowed drivers and reviewers alike. The only downside to the vehicle is that a well-equipped version runs and the $100,000 range.

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Mitsubishi unveils a pair of new all electric racecars for 2013 Pikes Peak hill climb

Mitsubishi unveils a pair of new all electric racecars for 2013 Pikes Peak hill climb

If you think about automotive racing, green probably doesn't come to mind. However, race teams are very keen on fuel efficiency and races are commonly won based on fuel economy alone. If one racecar can go more miles in the form of laps that another, they have to make less stops for fuel and therefore win more races. There are also a number of pure electric racecars out there that race various types of events.

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Philips updates Hue App with recurring schedules and more

Philips updates Hue App with recurring schedules and more

We have talked about the Philips Hue LED lighting system several times over the last year or so, in fact we reviewed the system late last year. The Hue is Philips' LED lighting system that replaces the standard incandescent bulbs in your home with more energy-efficient LED units that also have some smart features. This means not only will you save money on electricity, but you can also remotely control the lighting in your home via your smartphone.

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Researchers track megacity carbon footprints using mounted sensors

Researchers track megacity carbon footprints using mounted sensors

Researchers with the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory have undertaken a large project that will allow them to measure the carbon footprint of megacities - those with millions of residents, such as Los Angeles and Paris. Such an endevour is achieved using sensors mounted in high locations above the cities, such as a peak in the San Gabriel Mountains and a high-up level on the Eiffel Tower that is closed to tourist traffic.

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Goal Zero Sherpa 50 solar recharging kit takes your laptop off-grid

Goal Zero Sherpa 50 solar recharging kit takes your laptop off-grid

Long ago during CES 2012, we spent a little hands-on time with an interesting product from a company called GoalZero. The product in question is the Sherpa 50 solar recharging kit. It's been over a year since we first saw this particular product so we understand if you've completely forgotten what it is, and what it's about.

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Ferrari chairman: we’ll never build an electric car

Ferrari chairman: we’ll never build an electric car

Ferrari is all about the speed and luxury, and apparently those words don't go well with "electric," according to Ferrari chairman Di Montezemolo, who said that as long as he's chairman, the exotic car maker will never build an electric car. So for those waiting for the LaFerrari all-electric car will sadly not see such a day come.

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Toyota 2015 fuel-cell car gets ambitious price as eco-tech matures

Toyota 2015 fuel-cell car gets ambitious price as eco-tech matures

Toyota has announced that it plans to launch a fuel cell powered vehicle in 2015. Research in the fuel-cell vehicles has been going on for years for many of the major automotive manufacturers. However, the technology faced some serious challenges before it was ready to come to market. Fuel-cell powered vehicles use hydrogen as fuel.

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