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E-cars to shine at Frankfurt show as diesel takes backseat

Frankfurt Am Main - Hundreds of thousands of car enthusiasts are set to flock to Frankfurt's IAA motor show next week where auto giants hope to show off their electric prowess as scandal-plagued diesels take a backseat.

Finland's oldest ferry goes electric

Oripaeae - The oldest operating ferry in Finland, hitherto powered by diesel, is set to be relaunched as the Nordic country's first all-electric ship.

VW to launch production of electric utility vehicle in Poland

Varsovia - German carmaker Volkswagen will manufacture its new e-Crafter electric utility vehicles at a factory in neighbouring Poland, a spokesman for the group said Thursday.

Review: It's a super return for the Pet Shop Boys

Everybody's favourite operatic pop duo are back with 'Super,' their first album since 2013's 'Electric.' Digital Journal gave it a listen, fully expecting to walk away impressed.

Atlantic City fines bankrupt casino-hotel for losing power

Atlantic City - The empty Revel casino-hotel has already been fined $20,000 and will continue to be fined $5,000 a day by the city of Atlantic City until it gets electric service restored, officials said.

Harley-Davidson debuts electric motorcycle

New York - That's right. The Motor Company is going green, starting with the unveiling of a Harley-Davidson original electric motorcycle on June 23.

Bankrupt Fisker sells assets to China's Wanxiang

Washington - The one-time star electric carmaker Fisker Automotive said Monday it sold "substantially all" of its assets to the Chinese auto parts group Wanxiang for $150 million.The news came after last year's bankruptcy filing by Fisker, whose sleek, sporty elect...

Hyundai Motor to launch first battery-powered electric car in '16

Hyundai Motor Co plans to start selling its first battery-powered electric vehicle (EV) in 2016 as South Korea's champion of fuel-cell cars hedges its bets in next-generation green technology.

Tesla boosts sales despite safety issues

Detroit - Electric car upstart Tesla brushed off a new safety issue Tuesday as it turned in fourth quarter sales numbers that underscored its dominance of the US electric car market.

Tesla Motors charging stations arrive on US East Coast

Tesla Motors, maker of electric cars, launched the first official Supercharger station on the US East Coast. The goal is to bring faster and more convenient charging of electric cars with lower wait time and more drive time.

1st Car of the Year with no internal combustion engine (video)

Meet the Tesla Model S - an electric car with a difference. Forget the idea of a little golf cart that you plug in each night. This Motor Trend 2013 Car of the Year is the real deal.

Video: Dog pees on electric fence

A YouTube video has gone viral showing what happens when a member of the animal kingdom learns the hard way about how effectively water can channel electricity.

Israel fends off 1000 attacks every minute from cyber terrorists

Tel Aviv - Israel's latest battleground is online as cyber terrorists try to strike a blow against public utilities, launching 1000 attacks every minute.

Nissan's new London Taxi updated version of traditional black cab

Nissan is riding the wave of Olympic hype to unveil its new London Taxi, with many of the same features as the black cabs but a few changes like the ability to go electric.

Op-Ed: New Train to Toronto's Pearson Airport ready by 2015 'ARL' Special

Toronto - The new commuter Metrolinx (ARL) train from Union Station downtown to Pearson International Airport will be up and running by 2015, according to Premier Dalton McGuinty. The new rail line will be 23.3 km long and run every 15 min.

Horses die in parade ring at Newbury races

Newbury - Two horses died in the parade ring before the first race at Newbury on Saturday, and racing was called off amid speculation that the animals were killed by an electric shock.

McLaren F1 designer reveals plans for electric car

Plans for a new electric car have been revealed by Gordon Murray who has worked for McLaren F1 in the past. There are plans to create three prototypes of the vehicle in a period of 16 months.

Obama to give $3.4 billion for smart grid

President Barack Obama will announce $3.4 billion in government grants to help build a "smart" electric grid. the administration said that smart-grid deployment could cut electricity use by more than 4 percent by 2030.

Clean Energy Generated from Highways?

Finding alternative sources of energy may not be easy for some, but sometimes it's where the rubber meets the road. Entrepreneurs are taking note, experimenting with small wind turbines lining the roads, solar arrays, and speed bumps.

China bans electric shock therapies for web-addiction

The Ministry of Health (MOH) on Monday issued a new regulation, banning all electric shock therapies for treating young people who are addicted to the Internet, and shut down a related clinic.

Best Buy to sell electric vehicles

Some Best Buy outlets are beginning to sell electric bicycles, scooters, and motorcycles, both from Brammo and Currie Technologies.

Zip My DooDah - Electric Speed

I like sports cars, I like fast sports cars, I like the new Tesla Roadster electric model for a number of reasons. First it is quiet!

All-electric car set for U.S. sales in 2009

A Norwegian automaker plans to sell an all-electric car that can go 110 miles without a charge. It has a top speed of about 65 miles per hour and will cost less than $25,000.

300 MPG Hybrid For Under $30K Now Taking Reservations

Aptera announced today that they are producing a new car that gets 300 miles to the gallon for less than $30k. The car will come in both all-electric and hybrid versions. Aptera is Greek for "Wingless Flight"

GM About to Test Fuel-Cell SUV's

GM is about to market test a half dozen electric, fuel-cell powered SUV's this coming Monday in New York which will make it the largest market test of gasoline-free vehicles to date.

New Hi-Performance Electric Super Car Runs On Laptop Batteries

Ex-eBay chief Jeff Skoll, PayPal cofounder Elon Musk, and Google's Larry Page and Sergey Brin join Rocket eBook designer Martin Eberhard to build a hi-performance 130-mph, electric powered supercar that runs on laptop batteries.

Bill Costs Man Pennies -- 52,662 Of Them

A southern Illinois man who's fed up with higher electric rates has come up with a way to show his displeasure while paying his bill......genius!

Illinois Electric Bills Skyrocket Up To 170%

When Illinois' 10-year price freeze ended January 1st, people were told to expect an increase of around 22-55%, according to BusinessWeek. Now the legislature is looking into why some Amren customers are paying on average up to 170% more than before the p

Tom Hanks Picks Up First Electric Scion XB

Tom Hanks was quoted as saying, "There are three electric cars sitting on the moon, and now another one in my garage"

Moon too static for astronauts?

Would living on the Moon be a shocking experience? Scientists think it could be.
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Tesla Roadster.
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Volkswagen Type 2 late split screen version at Beaulieu German Autofest; CC License: Attrition, no deriv.
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Tesla vehicles cut in half the carbon dioxide emissions of its petroleum-burning rivals.
Tesla vehicles cut in half the carbon dioxide emissions of its petroleum-burning rivals.
File photo: Tesla Roadster cut in half the carbon dioxide emissions of its petroleum-burning rivals.
File photo: Tesla Roadster cut in half the carbon dioxide emissions of its petroleum-burning rivals.
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Ford s 2017 Focus Electric is powered by a 35 kWh lithium ion battery.
Ford's 2017 Focus Electric is powered by a 35 kWh lithium ion battery.
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The Toyota i-ROAD is an innovative  fun-to-drive three-wheel personal electric vehicle.
The Toyota i-ROAD is an innovative, fun-to-drive three-wheel personal electric vehicle.
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The little Japanese Mitsubishi i-MiEv has ballooned for the North American market.
The little Japanese Mitsubishi i-MiEv has ballooned for the North American market.
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The first Future Car Challenge took place on 6 November 2010
Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class Chris McGuire  from Philadelphia  tests the battery of an electric fo...
Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class Chris McGuire, from Philadelphia, tests the battery of an electric forklift during routine maintenance in the hangar bay aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74).
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