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Electric Car Under Hood
Many new electric cars are coming on the market including this one, Mistubishi’s all-electric i-MiEV, which was recently named the Greenest Vehicle by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy.
PHOTO: MITSUBISHI
Electric Car Home Charging Station
You can have an easy-to-use electric car charging station installed right in your garage.
AEROVIRONMENT
Electric Car Lithium Ion Battery
A lithium-ion battery pack, a key electric car technology.
NISSAN
Electric Car Public Plug In
As electric car options increase, so do the options for recharging them, including a network of public charging stations.
ECOTALITY
Electric Car Dashboard Display
Dash displays on the Chevrolet Volt show battery level, total range (gas + electric) and much more.
CHEVROLET
Electric Car Street Charging Station
More public charging stations can mean commuting without using a drop of gas.
CHEVROLET
Mitsubishi I Front Silver
Mitsubishi has high hopes for its all-electric i-MiEV, which is getting a lot of buzz in the world of electric vehicles.
MITSUBISHI
Tesla Model S On Road
Tesla’s Model S electric sports car combines luxury and sustainability.
TESLA MOTORS
Nissan Leaf Red Right
Nissan jumped out in front of many automakers with its introduction of the Nissan Leaf.
NISSAN
Honda Fit Blue Left
The Honda Fit EV joins several other electric cars hitting markets in 2012.
HONDA
Electric BMW I3 Concept Car
The new all-electric BMW i3 concept is designed for super-efficient city driving.
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