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    Official: Sunswift solar-powered car smashes 26-year EV speed record
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    We're not sure which is more impressive: that a team of Australian students set a new distance-speed record for an electric vehicle or the fact that the driver got that little solar-powered bad boy up to 82 miles per hour. Either way, the Sunswift team at University of New South Wales (NSW) has ...

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    Official: Honda, SolarCity expand sun-powered partnership with new $50 million fund
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    It must be solar-power announcement time. The DOE is ready to throw $25 million at concentrating solar power and New York State just announced $94 million for solar projects. At the broadly green-minded South By Southwest Eco festival in Austin, TX this week, Honda announced an expansion of its ...

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    Exclusive: Leilani Munter loves her Energy Freedom Race Car, Tesla Model S
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    Leilani Münter is putting a red, white and blue spin on green at the Kansas Speedway tonight. That's where the eco-minded racer is debuting her Energy Freedom car with the message that people should be able to choose how clean they want their energy to be. Tonight is the last race of the ...

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    Report: EVs are the missing link in making solar power competitive with fossil energy
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    Anyone having a sour day could do worse than reading the conclusions of a UBS report that lays out the near-term future of electric vehicle adoption and on-site energy storage. That's because the Swiss bank's findings paint a fairly rosy picture when it comes to sustainable transportation and ...

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    Official: Australia's Sunswift claims new EV distance speed world record
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    With a name like Sunswift, optimism must abound. So let's start with the fact that the team behind it has built a great looking solar-powered car. And Australia has plenty of road and more than enough sun, the pieces are coming together. Australia's University of New South Wales first put ...

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    Recharge Wrap-up: Toyota FCV wears silver, Foxconn's $15K EV, solar power at GM
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    The Toyota FCV made its North American debut at the 2014 Aspen Ideas Festival, and this time it's not sporting its usual blue sheet metal. This silver paint job shows a bit more contrast. Certain features stand out a bit more, especially the black strip that wraps around the grille and down the ...

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    Official: Old Toyota Camry Hybrid batteries find new life in Yellowstone
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    Beginning this fall, used hybrid batteries that would otherwise be recycled will get a second life in Yellowstone National Park. 208 nickel-metal hydride batteries are being retired from the Toyota Camry Hybrids they once helped power and will become part of an off-the-grid energy system at ...

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    Two Wheels: Skylock brings your bike into the 21st sharing century
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    Keys and combinations are for your old man. Skylock brings your bike lock into the digital age, which actually is more exciting and practical than it sounds. This solar-powered U-lock claims to be "as strong as any lock on the market," and features levels of connectivity that add a lot of ...

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    Dutch Toyota dealer has plans for old Prius batteries as solar backup
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    A Toyota dealer in the Netherlands is looking to the sky for power. The Louwman Hague Toyota dealership has put almost 1,000 solar panels on the roof, and there might be some Prius hybrid batteries involved. Our Dutch isn't as good as it could be and our questions to Toyota in the US haven't ...

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    Video: Solar Roadways puts up a parking lot, launches Indiegogo campaign [w/video]
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    Joni Mitchell was wrong when she sang out against paving paradise and putting up a parking lot. Ok, maybe not. Still, we think the demonstration project just built by the folks over at Solar Roadways would get a pass from the Canadian singer-songwriter. That's because the real estate in question ...

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    Video: Honda Smart Home, NJ dealer show the power of solar
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    Car dealerships are not usually thought of as "green" enterprises. They sell, after all, the fossil fuel-powered vehicles that account for about 18 percent of the CO2 emissions created in the US each year. As demonstrated by Rossi Honda in Vineland, NJ though, it doesn't have to be that way. ...

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    Official: Honda MC-β will use solar-powered chargers in 'micro' EV tests
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    Honda is envisioning what it calls a CO2-free society and, not surprisingly, it's a rather sunny one, in one Japanese city, at least. The Japanese automaker is kicking off a test program with the micro-electric-vehicle that will use power generated via photovoltaic energy collected and stored at ...

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    SOTU: President Obama promises tougher truck mpg standards, more renewable energy
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    The green car rhetoric of President Obama's State Of The Union speech last night was much, much softer than it was three years ago. That was when he spoke about a million electric vehicles on the road by 2015. It was even less vociferous than last year, when Obama said we could take money given ...

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    Report: EV drivers beware, ALEC is coming for your solar power
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    We wonder how the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) would feel about vehicle-to-grid energy technology being promoted by automakers such as Honda and Nissan. Because when it comes to home solar power-to-grid transmission, the group of primarily conservative lawmakers and business folks ...

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    Exclusive: A visit to Toyota Ecoful Town, Japan's leader in green living
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    A visit to Ecoful Town in Toyota City, Japan is misleading; checking out the exhibits on the three-acre parcel in the center of Aichi Prefecture makes one think he's learning what kinds of lives homeowners and citizens might experience in some future city not that different from our own. But ...

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    Official: GM's 1.8 MW big solar field on Ohio factory will be state's largest
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    General Motors will have the largest solar array in the state of Ohio when it completes a rooftop solar-energy system at its Toledo transmission factory in November. The array will deliver 1.8 megawatts of power from 21,000 panels that will supply about three percent of the factory's power use ...

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    Official: Coda back in the game with 175-kW solar DC fast charging station
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    The sun may have set on Coda Holdings' electric vehicle plans in May, but the company hasn't given up on playing in the EV field altogether. Coda Energy, along with Energy Vault and Growing Energy Labs (GELI), will deploy a fast charging Eco-Station in the San Francisco Bay area. The station is ...

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    Official: Honda goes solar in Japan, will sell renewable energy in 2015
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    The sun should be smiling on the new Honda facility in Sakura, Japan, where the automaker is installing a "mega solar system" that can produce 10 MW a year on a new test course. The track will cover 25 hectares (about 62 acres) and be used to test "advanced safety technologies," but we're more ...

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    Video: Formula Sun hits the track at COTA with Translogic
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    The Circuit Of The Americas racetrack in Austin, Texas plays host to all manner of racing machinery, from Formula 1 to MotoGP. That said, the Formula Sun Grand Prix isn't like most other series that run at COTA – these cars are powered by nothing but the sun. Which team can go furthest and ...

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    Official: Sunswift Eve is a solar car for everyone, maybe [w/video]
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    Sydney's University of New South Wales Sunswift team has worked on a number of solar-powered cars in the past, enough that they call themselves "Australia's premier solar car racing team." The team is headed in a new direction now, though, with the Eve, which dispenses with the ultra-efficient ...

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