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Opel 3-cyl headed for 2016 Chevy Volt?

The Chevrolet Volt could be in for a significant redo in the next 18 to 24 months, according to a report from <i>Automotive News</i>. When the new model comes on line in late 2015 or early 2016, besides the regular spate of interior and exterior styling tweaks, the next Volt could feature a three-cylinder …

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In Jinan, China, there's a section of highway over which some 45,000 vehicles drive every day. A company called Qilu Transportation Development Group is converted about two-thirds of a mile of that roadway to generate solar electricity — enough to power the highway lights and 800 homes. Qilu …

As GM Cuts Volt Price, EV Bargains Multiply

GM announced on August 6 that it will reduce the price of the 2014 model Chevrolet Volt by $5,000 from the 2013 model. After the price cut, the Volt will be under $35,000, and after the federal tax credit, under $27,500. The price cut on the Volt has been expected for some time, following a similar …

OUYA founder and CEO Julie Uhrman on the Motorola StarTAC and fitness gadget dependency

<i>Every week, a new and interesting human being tackles our decidedly geeky take on the Proustian Q&A. This is the Engadget Questionnaire.</i><p>In this freshly transcribed edition of our regular smattering of queries, OUYA founder and CEO Julie Uhrman addresses click reduction and quantifying inactivity. …

Autoblog Green

The Trump administration is considering ways to require imported automobiles to meet stricter environmental standards in order to protect U.S. carmakers, according to two sources familiar with the administration's thinking.<p>One of the biggest stunners of the New York Auto Show came from an unlikely …

U.S.-Built Electric Cars To Get U.S.-Made Battery Cells Too

9<p>While the number of plug-in electric cars built in the U.S. is steadily increasing, the lithium-ion cells in their batteries have mostly come from …

BMW Launches Its First Electric Vehicle, While U.S. EV Sales Double In First Six Months Of 2013

The positive trend continues for electric vehicles. Today, BMW unveiled its first mass-produced electric vehicle, the BMW i3, which is expected to reach U.S. markets in 2014, at a cost just over $41,000 (before incentives or federal tax credit). For customers wanting to tackle the issue of ‘range …

São Paulo Sets Ambitious Goal Of 70% Renewable Energy By 2020

<b>Published on</b> July 29th, 2013 | <i>by James Ayre</i><p>1<p>July 29th, 2013 by <b>James Ayre</b><p>São Paulo — the largest, richest, and most populous state in Brazil — has now …

Google To Supply Free Wi-Fi Hotspots For All 7,000 U.S. Starbucks Locations

Google has just announced via a blog post that it will be offering free, faster Wi-Fi hotspots at all U.S. company-operated Starbucks locations, which will get up and running sometime within the next 18 months. Google says that its speeds should beat the existing hotspots at the coffee shops by at …

The 10 Coolest Things You Can 3-D Print Right Now

Cameras, guitars, RC aircraft and more!<p>One survey of the 3-D printing landscape will quickly show you that it's brimming with novelty items and useless junk. But don't let that overwhelm you! We sorted through the clutter to create this list of 10 projects that are both awesome and practical.<p>Don't …

World energy use to jump 56% by 2040, study says

Global energy consumption is expected to rise 56% by 2040 with a changing composition of energy sources, with China and India driving the rate increase far more than the rest of the world.<p>According to a new report by the U.S. Energy Information Administration, fossil fuels are expected to keep …

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Hand painted Mario custom headphones/earphones with Mario and Luigi. They feature the Mario brothers, the Super Mushroom, 1-Up Mushroom, the Starman, Piranha Plant and more. These headphones would a great gift for him or her. With great sound they are perfect for a dj. Also a great geek chic …

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Ouya CEO defends game sales as 'better than we expected'

But are they really?<p>On Monday, reports surfaced that Ouya is, so far, a console without any major breakout hits. For the most part, gamers are sticking to free games on Ouya rather than upgrading to paid titles. The evidence reported was anecdotal, with a handful of developers speaking on how much …

Ouya Developers Reveal Modest Sales

Exclusive sales data.<p>Exit Theatre Mode<p>With Ouya consoles slowly and steadily reaching retailers and early Kickstarter backers, sales figures for …

Opinion: Why you should love the fighting game community

To understand a sport, study its players. To understand a community, talk to the people who cherish it.<p>My best friend, David, has always been an avid baseball fan. Though he never played above the high school level, David was a talented young pitcher and continued to follow the sport long after his …

Sales Surprise: Battery-Electric Cars Are Outselling Plug-In Hybrids

203<p>Poring over monthly sales figures for plug-in electric cars--and our six-month summary--the data points out an unexpected fact.<p>Did you know that …

Solar Impulse plane ends American odyssey with fears, tears and cheers

The Swiss-built Solar Impulse airplane ended its two-month-long, solar-powered trip across America with a nail-biter of a flight from Washington to New York on Saturday.<p>"Maybe if I didn't have 10 cameras pointed at me, I would cry," Swiss adventurer Bertrand Piccard, one of the pilots for the …

Solar Impulse

A Nanoscale Peek at Lithium-air Batteries Promises Better Electric Vehicles

Researchers at MIT and Sandia National Laboratory have made some long-awaited progress in lithium-air batteries. The research has provided insight …

Electric Vehicles

Detroit takes on Tesla Motors with an electric Cadillac

There are more and more ways for the global elite to use going green as an excuse to splurge on luxury.<p>Since Tesla Motors began production of its Model S sports sedan last year, the Silicon Valley automaker has dominated the luxury electric market, basically because the market consists of one …

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What’s next for the electric car? Wireless power, lithium-air batteries and more

The first generation of electric cars arrived in the early days of last century, and died out largely because batteries couldn’t compete with gas …

Electric Vehicles

Nanomaterial Introduces Zinc-Air Batteries to the EV Party

It seems both the commercial markets and the research community are coming to terms with the idea that the energy density (the amount of energy …

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OnStar And TimberRock Team Up for EV Solar Charging

GM’s OnStar division announced yesterday, July 10, a project with TimberRock Energy Solutions, Inc. that uses aggregation software and solar charging …

Garbage-Eating Drone Destroys Ocean Pollution

Drones have been a hot topic in the media lately. Whether they’re for surveillance or combat, the idea of drones patrolling our airspace is one …

The Energy Fix: Reinventing The Solar Array

Reinventing the array could usher in a new age for solar.<p>The solar market has been on fire. In the U.S., it's grown by 600 percent over the past five years, culminating in 3,313 installed megawatts in 2012. This past March, seven solar projects added the only new utility power of any kind to the …

Unclean at Any Speed

<b>Last summer, California highway police pulled over pop star Justin Bieber</b> as he sped through Los Angeles in an attempt to shake the paparazzi. He was …

Electric Vehicles

States Have Started Charging Electric Car Owners For Not Paying Gas Taxes

Just when you think you’ve found a way to help the environment and even save a little money with your electric car, you find you’re being penalized …

Lithium-Sulfur Battery Looks Promising For Electrified Vehicles

Could it be that the laboratory that once ushered in the atomic age has developed the battery chemistry that will enable affordable electric cars …

Why Tesla Is Beating GM, Nissan and Ford

The last 12 months Tesla Motors stock has been on a tear. From $25 it has more than quadrupled to over $100. And most analysts still recommend owning the stock, even though the company has never made a net profit.<p><b>Tesla is #1 in electric automobiles</b><p>There is no doubt that each of the major car …