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    Motorsports: Aston Martin to race with solar power
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    Aston Martin may be more about luxury GTs than performance-obsessed supercars, but when it comes to racing, it's no holds barred. Aston Martin Racing has developed competition-spec versions of the Vantage and DB9, and even done a few LMP1 prototypes. But while some have been powered by V8s and ...

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    Report: Solar Roadways raises $1M for solar-panel covered roads [w/video]
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    UPDATE: the campaign has been extended to June 20. See the press release below. The concept of using roads as solar cells seems like a great idea until you start considering all of the damage that streets regularly have to handle. From freezing water to overloaded vehicles, the nation's highways ...

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    Official: BMW i creates high-design solar charging carport
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    With the first deliveries of the i3 under way, and the recent i8 press launch, the marketing push in the US for the BMW electric sub-brand has begun. These i vehicles are supposed to have a completely different feel from the rest of the brand's lineup. To complement their earth-friendly ethos, ...

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    Report: How nasty, foot-long "wandering meatloaf" snails could improve car batteries
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    "Slow" and "ugly" are words used to describe some hybrid cars and, coincidentally, the gumboot chiton. Soon the two may have even more in common thanks to a discovery by researchers at the University of California, Riverside. Gumboots, also known as the "wandering meatloaf," are foot-long ...

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    Report: Researchers developing washless coating for cars
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    We could have easily filed this under "Too Good to Be True" or "Snake Oil," but it sounds legit, and certainly has our attention. Researchers in The Netherlands' Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) have developed a self-healing vehicle coating, meaning that one day, you may not have to ...

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    Official: Ford Focus Electric will offer solar home option
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    Running an electric car on the power of the sun is many an EV enthusiast's dream. Ford isn't the first company to combine EV charging with solar energy, but it is trying to make it as easy as possible to go from driving on imported oil to extremely local energy. Through a new partnership with ...

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    Chevrolet Volt assembly plant to get largest solar array in MI
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    General Motors is adding a photovoltaic array to the roof of its Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant. The facility's new solar panels will help offset the energy consumed when producing Chevy Volts. GM has partnered with DTE Energy on the planned 516-kilowatt installation, which will cover 264,000 ...

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    Audi makes a push for solar
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    Audi is rolling out a new solar program for its fledgling fleet of eTron electric vehicles. The German manufacturer is planning to expand the solar panel system at its facility in Ingolstadt so that the electric vehicle's batteries may be charged using clean, renewable energy from the sun. Audi ...

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    Caption Contest: Giving the gift of green against our better judgement
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    The move to electric-powered vehicles is still in its fledgling stages, but there are plenty of signs that the next few years will finally start ushering in battery-powered transportation for the masses. But there's one class of vehicle that has almost always been powered by batteries: R/C cars. ...

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    Circuit Logic: Pocono Raceway going solar powered?
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    The greening of motorsport continues with NASCAR, which has a program to plant 20 acres of trees at race tracks every year. Individual tracks are doing their own things as well, with Pocono Raceway the latest to go a step further: The New York Times reports that it is planting 25 acres of solar ...

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    Toyota developing solar powered car?
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    Twelve years ago, Toyota started selling a car that was bought by those considered avant-garde, on the fringe. It was called the Prius. Now Toyota is looking to "turn around its struggling business with a futuristic ecological car," and the company is supposedly working on plans for a solar-powered ...

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    AutoblogGreen for 03.20.07
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    AutoblogGreen got to take a look at the testing process that new battery technologies go through before they get on the road in new hybrid vehicles. Speaking of hybrids, a California psychologist examines whether driving one can really make you eternally happy. Oil is the only thing the middle east ...

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    Electric sportscar to debut at New York Auto Show
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    Alternative powertrain technologies continue to be important for the upcoming auto show in New York. Hybrid Technologies, Inc., will be rolling out its battery-powered sportscar, the LiX-75, next week. And what a car. According to the company's head of business Richard Griffiths,  the vehicle, ...

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