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3D Printed Race car

First 3D-Printed Racecar Is Real And Real Fast  Jason Torchinsky As many of you already know, I’m a big fan of 3D printing, especially for its potential for use for cars and car parts. So when reader Kevin sent us this … Continue reading

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The times they are a changing – Bob Dillan

Charging an electric car may soon be as quick and easy as refueling at the pump. Nissan, in conjunction with Japan’s Kansai University, says it has created the necessary technology to charge the batteries needed by vehicles such as the … Continue reading

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Ford Focus Electric will offer Solar home option

Ford and SunPower team up to provide a high-efficiency rooftop solar system that will provide Focus Electric owners enough renewable energy production to offset the energy used for charging. Ford and SunPower team up to provide a high-efficiency rooftop solar … Continue reading

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Nissan to invest $68M to add Leaf motor production to US plant

Nissan Americas today confirmed that, starting in early 2013, it will produce the electric motor for the Nissan LEAF at its Decherd, Tenn., powertrain assembly plant. Preparation of the plant for electric motor production, facilitated by U.S. Department of Energy … Continue reading

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Japanese researchers triple li-ion battery capacity using metal foam

A new material has been developed by Japanese researchers, which has the ability to triple the capacity of lithium-ion batteries. Sumitomo Electric Industries has worked to set up a “small-scale production line” for producing such a material at its Osaka … Continue reading

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Toyota concept home

Toyota Plugs In Home, To Honda makes engines, airplanes and robots. Toyota makes cars, boats and modular homes. What?                   Yes, Toyota is also into the modular home business in Japan like the concept home depicted above. It sold 5,300 last … Continue reading

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