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    Video: Meet ZelectricBug, the amazing '63 VW Bug converted to EV power
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    No word a lie, we here at AutoblogGreen are fans of classic cars. What we are not fond of, however, is the pollution that their inefficient engines create, and so it's great to see our old favorites lovingly up-cycled with electric drivetrains. The ZelectricBug is a beautiful example of how new, ...

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    Video: Rally racer Bill Caswell drives EV West's electric BMW M3, loves it!
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    EV West is due to race its awesomely awesome converted BMW M3 in the upcoming Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on August 12. With a bit of unexpected time on its hands – the event was delayed due to the recent Colorado wildfires – the outfit tossed the keys to one Bill Caswell to ...

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    Yan does a wheelie good DIY Smart car conversion
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    When Daimler first launched the Smart Ed, the electric version of the Fortwo, its performance was apropos of its acronymized appellation: somewhat limp. Daimler has since improved it somewhat – the 3rd generation on sale now goes from 0 to 60 in 13 seconds and tops out at 75 mph – but ...

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    Geek Group to electrify Lotus Esprit, you can help [w/VIDEO]
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    The Geek Group – a self-described non-profit organization focused on science, technology, engineering, math, and arts education – has decided to take on the task of making a Lotus Esprit, vintage 1997, run on electricity instead of gasoline. Those familiar with the group, perhaps ...

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    It's Friday: Get your Steam Whistle beer in a 100% green delivery truck [w/video]
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    Steam Whistle, arguably Canada's greenest brewery, has added a custom-built, eco-friendly vintage ride to its delivery fleet. Called Retro Electro, this green machine started life as a 1958 Chevy Apache truck. Steam Whistle retrofitted it with an AC motor capable of cranking out 465 pound-feet ...

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    John Wayland creating Silver Streak, the all-electric Honda Insight with a 350-mile range
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    John Wayland (A.K.A. Plasma Boy) is best known for building the record-setting White Zombie racer. His latest electric vehicle project, the Silver Streak, puts the emphasis on distance rather than quickness. That is not to say the Honda Insight conversion will be pokey (in fact, we're pretty sure ...

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    Google's investment in Transphorm could give electric cars more range
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    Compared to gas and diesel vehicles, electric cars are incredibly efficient. It's a good thing too, since their batteries hold only a small fraction of the energy in a typical gas tank. As with most any technology, though, there is always room to boost efficiency. This is where start-up ...

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    Video: Green Overdrive cruises the streets in electrified $18,000 VW Bug
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    Homemade electric VW Bug – Click above to watch video after the jump
    DIY-er and entrepeneur Al Bullock's electrified 1970 Volkswagen Beetle proves that converting a conventional, gasoline-fueled vehicle over to run on battery power doesn't have to cost the proverbial arm and a leg. For ...

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    VST Conversions BWM EV gets faster, lighter, more powerful
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    While it was only a short four months ago when we first reported on the BMW bi-moto EV Racer, things haven't slowed down at VST Conversions. We wanted to give you an update on this one-of-a-kind electric conversion that is only getting better. Gone are the pair of power packs (one in the ...

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    Neil Young's Lincvolt severly damaged in warehouse fire
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    Multi-fuel turbine electric hybrid Lincvolt – Click above to watch video after the jump
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    It's a tragedy of epic proportions. Neil Young's 1959 Lincoln Continental Mark IV convertible, which he has spent the past few years converting into a ...

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    Video: Porsche owner electrifies his 928
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    Electrified Porsche 928 – Click above to watch video after the jump
    Over the years, we've seen the boxer engines ripped out of numerous Porsche 911s and replaced with electric motors and racks of batteries, but this may be the first time we've seen it done to a 928. Jeff McCabe started by ...

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    Start-up company Alte converts fleet vehicles to plug-in hybrids, 50,000 mile warranty included
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    With 10.2 million fleet vehicles in use in the U.S., innovative start-up company Alte saw a market opportunity to develop a plug-in hybrid conversion that would transform the nation's inefficient vehicles into the fleet of the future. The company, founded less than two short years ago, hopes to ...

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    Volkswagen Squareback resurrected with electricity [w/VIDEO]
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    1969 Volkswagen Squareback electric conversion – Click above to watch video after the jump
    A lot of energy goes into producing a new car and so, if an old one can be resurrected from rusting and put back to work, we think that's a pretty cool thing. Especially when it ends up looking as ...

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    TTAC drives Citroen C1 ev'ie, mostly likes it
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    We took notice that a large portion (60!) of the electric cars in Copenhagen for the ongoing U.N. climate conference were of the Citroen C1 ev'ie variety and had a tiny panic attack. A certain test drive of this electric vehicle last summer had not proceeded, to put it mildly, especially well and ...

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    eCorolla to debut at Finnish Electric Motor Show [w/VIDEO]
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    eCars Now! eCorolla - Click above to watch the videos after the jump
    The Electric Motor Show kicks off in Helsinki, Finland on the 6th of November and making its proud world debut will be the eCorolla. Just as you might expect from the name, the "eToyota" is an electric conversion of a regular ...

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    Want an electric Trabant? It's already here
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    DIY electric Trabant conversion - click above for high res gallery
    While we were enjoying the look of the updated and all-electric Trabant nT concept that made its debut in Frankfurt, reader Nikki made sure we knew that an electric Trabant is already here. As we can see in the before and after ...

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    Can I convert an older vehicle to something more environmentally-friendly?
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    Converted plug-in Prius – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Cash For Clunkers is officially over and helped put almost 700,000 new cars on the road. Now that the easy $4,500 are no longer available to buyers with low-mpg cars, we thought it'd be a good time to answer AutoblogGreen ...

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    EV-TV perfects Porsche, now converting Clubman
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    In the "Can I convert a gas vehicle to electric" installation of our Greenlings series we featured a video of a very sweet '57 Porsche 356 Speedster reproduction from Special Edition that had an electric drivetrain installed in place of its original gas-burner. Jack Rickard, the man behind that ...

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    Energetique and RLE bringing evMe concept to Europe
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    The Australian company behind the evMe has announced plans to expand their conversion-concept horizons to the European market. Energetique has made the trip from Down Under to Germany and signed an Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with vehicle development firm RLE that will see the partnership ...

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    Can I convert a gas vehicle to electric?
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    There are all kinds of reasons why one might want to drive an electric vehicle (EV). Perhaps you're concerned about the environmental damage done by oil exploration, recovery, refining, and the eventual burning of carbon-based fuels. Maybe you just hate handing money over to huge companies with ...

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