Ambitious Eiffel Tower Renovation Turns the Aging Icon’s 1st Floor into a Green Energy Powerhouse

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Norway Set to Become First Nation With One Electric Vehicle For Every Hundred Cars

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At some point in April, the Nordic nation of Norway will become the first country in the world with one electric vehicle on the road for every 100 cars. Last September Norwegian auto buyers took to the Tesla Model S in droves and the electric vehicle topped monthly sales charts. In October, the zero emissions Nissan LEAF was the best seller. There are now nearly 24,000 plug-in electric cars registered, and EVs account for more than three percent of car sales. The LEAF currently dominates the market – so far in 2014 there have been 1,478 LEAF’s sold to Tesla’s 563 units moved. How did the snowy nation of more than 5 million become the global leader in the electric vehicle market? Generous government incentives via a program called EV Norway . Read the rest of Norway Set to Become First Nation With One Electric Vehicle For Every Hundred Cars Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: charging stations , electric vehicles , ev , government incentives , Nissan Leaf , Nordic , norway , tesla model-s        

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Chinese Man Builds Tiny, All-Electric Lamborghini to Take His Grandson to School

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Getting the kids out the door, in the car, and off to school is hard enough. For families in China – many of whom share a moped or scooter as their only vehicle – it’s even more difficult, not to mention unsafe. In Zhengzhou, a grandfather who goes by the name “Old Guo” decided that he wanted to take his grandson to school each day in something a little more stable and fun – so he set about building a tiny electric car with just enough room for him and the little tyke. But as NetEase reports , this isn’t just any mini car. Oh no. Old Guo turned approximately $815 dollars in stainless steel and batteries into a working model of a Lamborghini sports car–complete with stylish scissor doors! Keep reading to find out just how many amenities he packed into the 3′x6′ car. Read the rest of Chinese Man Builds Tiny, All-Electric Lamborghini to Take His Grandson to School Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: all electric car , china , DIY cars , DIY electric car , Lamborghini , little Lamborghini , miniature cars , tiny cars in China        

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