New law requires all electric and hybrid vehicles to make noise by 2019

November 16, 2016 by  
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The days of having an electric car suddenly appear out of nowhere next to you will soon be gone, as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHSTA) just finalized its “Quiet Car” rule – a law designed to make sure pedestrians don’t get hurt by near-silent electric cars they can’t hear coming. As of 2019, electric vehicles will have to make enough noise at low speeds to let you know they’re coming.

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Test Drive: The 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid is lighter, larger, and gets 47 MPG

December 11, 2015 by  
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It takes a lot to stand out in the crowded midsize sedan market – but the 2016 Malibu Hybrid has all the makings of greatness. Over the past few years Chevrolet has faced stiff competition from the Ford Fusion , the Honda Accord , the Hyundai Sonata and the Toyota Camry , so they upped the ante and swung for the fences. Starting at $28,645, the 2016 Chevy Malibu manages to be both larger and 300 pounds lighter than its precursor, and the hybrid version gets an impressive 47 mpg combined, which places it at the top of its class. Read the rest of Test Drive: The 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid is lighter, larger, and gets 47 MPG

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Chile’s plan to build a hydroelectric plant in the desert is actually brilliant

December 11, 2015 by  
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If you were to picture the optimal spot for building a hydroelectric power plant, I’ll bet the middle of a desert would not be your first choice. Yet, the Chilean energy company Valhalla has decided the Atacama Desert is the perfect location for such an endeavor. The plant will provide power for three nearby provinces, drastically slashing their reliance on fossil fuels. So, how exactly would this work? Read the rest of Chile’s plan to build a hydroelectric plant in the desert is actually brilliant

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Toyota debuts the 2016 RAV4?s new hybrid powertrain

April 2, 2015 by  
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France will pay $11,000 if you upgrade to an electric vehicle

February 13, 2015 by  
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Getting a green vehicle in France could bank you some greenbacks, provided you have an old gas guzzler to exchange. France is implementing a new initiative to financially compensate car owners who trade in a diesel vehicle, aged 13 years or more, for a fully electric vehicle or a plug-in hybrid. The campaign comes from the Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, and seeks to target older cars, which are responsible for a disproportionate percentage of greenhouse gas emissions . Read the rest of France will pay $11,000 if you upgrade to an electric vehicle Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bonus for electric vehicles , car trade in bonus , conversion premium , conversion premium France , electric cars , electric vehicles , electric vehicles incentives , France carbon emissions , France cash for clunkers , France pollution , hybrid vehicles

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Infographic: A Guide to the Most Environmentally-Friendly Cars

June 26, 2014 by  
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Are you thinking about buying a green car but don’t know where to start? Or maybe you can’t afford a new car and want to improve the one you have? If so, this infographic from Southside Motor Factors might interest you. In addition to highlighting the fact that car emissions are among the biggest causes of environmental pollution, the infographic outlines the benefits of buying eco-friendly cars that emit less pollution than traditional vehicles. But for those of us who can’t buy a spiffy new Tesla , the infographic also demonstrates how we can at least make conventional cars slightly more economical. + Southside Motor Factors The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: car pollution , conventional cars , electric cars , electric vehicles , EVs , green cars , green transportation , greenhouse gas emissions , guide to eco-friendly cars , guide to environmentally-friendly cars , guide to green cars , hybrid vehicles , hydrogen vehicles , infographic , tesla

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Spectacular Solar-Powered Oakland Zoo Vet Hospital Boasts an EV Charging Station

June 26, 2014 by  
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Study Claims Driving Electric and Hybrid Vehicles Won’t Slow Climate Change

March 5, 2014 by  
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Researchers from North Carolina State University report that despite the recent increase in electric drive passenger vehicles (EDVs) sales, will not significantly reduce emissions of high-profile air pollutants such as carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide or nitrogen oxides – even if the trend continues to 2050. But their study assumes that EVs and hybrids will always be powered by fossil fuels, even though renewables are being rapidly implemented not only in the United States, but across the globe. Read the rest of Study Claims Driving Electric and Hybrid Vehicles Won’t Slow Climate Change Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: carbon dioxide , carbon emissions , EDVs , electric hybrid vehicles , electric vehicles , hybrid vehicles , nitrogen oxides , north carolina state unversity , prius , sulfur dioxide , us emission        

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Morphosis’ Spectacular Emerson College Campus Set to Open in Hollywood

March 5, 2014 by  
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Minnesota-Based Duo Builds a Three-Wheeled Hybrid Electric Vehicle That Gets 75 Miles Per Charge

January 20, 2014 by  
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Human Electric Vehicle is a three-wheeled , energy-efficient vehicle that is part car, part motorcycle and part kayak bike. It combines the pedal power of a bicycle with an electric engine and features a tablet computer that gives information on mileage and speed. Minnesota-based designer Lyon Smith and CEO Rich Kronfeld hope to perfect the vehicle and enable it to travel at the speed of up to 100 mph, between 50 and 75 miles per charge. Read the rest of Minnesota-Based Duo Builds a Three-Wheeled Hybrid Electric Vehicle That Gets 75 Miles Per Charge Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Battery powered vehicle , carbon fiber vehicle , electric vehicles , green transportation , Human Electric Vehicle , human-powered vehicles , hybrid vehicles , kayak bikes , kayak-like vehicle , Minnesota green transportation , Minnesota hybrid vehicles , pedal powered vehicles , solar panels vehicle , vehicle prototypes        

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