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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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Ford working on natural fiber materials for automotive applications

Ford working on natural fiber materials for automotive applications

Ford has announced that it has teamed up with Weyerhaeuser to develop automotive applications for natural fiber materials. Ford is looking into the use of tree fibers called cellulose in some of the plastic composites used to produce its automobiles. Ford says that the use of cellulose in automotive applications has the potential to significantly reduce carbon dioxide emissions and weight.

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Consumer Reports slams the Fisker Karma saying it’s “plagued with flaws”

Consumer Reports slams the Fisker Karma saying it’s “plagued with flaws”

I think most people knew back in March that Consumer Reports' review of the Fisker Karma wasn't going to go well. Consumer Reports ordered up its most expensive car ever for review at over $107,000, and the vehicle broke down before Consumer Reports had finished checking it into its fleet. That initial flaw was foreshadowing for what was to come when the vehicle returned.

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iPhone 5 launch date imminent as 4S included in “recycling” program

iPhone 5 launch date imminent as 4S included in “recycling” program

Apple has launched a program on their own website called Reuse and Recycling in which they're more than willing to take your iPhone 4S for a gift certificate in their store. Of course the main reason a lot of people will be doing this is that once the iPhone 5 (or whatever it'll be called) is on the market, the iPhone 4S might not look so fabulous anymore. To the early adopter "must have it" crowd, that is.

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ECOXPOWER adds a headlight and smartphone charger to your bicycle

ECOXPOWER adds a headlight and smartphone charger to your bicycle

At first glance, this seems like a weird device. It's designed as both a headlight and a smartphone charger for your bicycle in one device. Every time I see something like this it reminds me of that episode of The Simpsons where Bart has the headlight dynamo generator thingy that makes it nearly impossible to pedal his bike. I don't think you'll have that problem with the ECOXPOWER.

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Ford invests in electrification big time

Ford invests in electrification big time

It seems like Washington and the big automakers in Detroit have gone electrification crazy. Everyone is working on the electrification of the automobile industry with more hybrids and pure electric vehicles being researched and produced all around the world. The push for electrification is to save drivers at the pump, help the environment, and to reduce the nation's dependence on foreign oil.

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