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Volkswagen Expands Electric Car Choices

Volkswagen says its one-seat electric car will be "even better" than the XL 1 diesel hybrid, shown, which gets 261 mpg.  Read more: http://www.autoweek.com/article/20110823/carnews/110829959#ixzz2rJvMnYJc  Follow us: @AutoweekUSA on Twitter | AutoweekUSA on FacebookWith five new electric cars hitting the market during 2014, these are good times for environmentally-aware car owners, according to FuelEconomy.gov. Hybrids are commonplace of course, including a growing number of plug-in models, and diesels are proliferating, but until now, electric options have been limited.

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World’s Largest (4GW) Solar Project Planned For India

repost-us-image-7437450The Ultra-Mega Green Solar Power Project is intended to eventually produce 4 GW of solar power. If this goal is reached, it will be more than twice as large as India’s current solar power production. An estimated 6,000 million kWh per year will be…

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Nissan LEAF Hitting South Africa In October — Will Be First EV On Sale In The Country

repost-us-image-7155761The Nissan LEAF will finally be hitting the South African market in October — making it the first electric car for sale in South Africa. Kind of funny when you think about it, given that South Africa is Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s home country. The LEAF…

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Tesla Motors Changes Name To “Tuosule” In China

repost-us-image-6826733Some people will do anything to make a buck, and trademark squatting is one way to make fast and easy money. Zhan Baosheng thought he could fleece Tesla Motors for $32 million by trademarking the “Tesla” name, so rather than pay up, Tesla will simply go by another name in China; “Tuosule”, the transliteration of the Tesla name in a dialect native to Hong Kong.

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Swedish Engineers Invent ‘Nano Gas’ That ‘Instantly Neutralizes’ Carbon Pollution

repost-us-image-6806655The old saying “fighting fire with fire” may be true or not depending upon the situation, but if someone told you the best way to fight (carbon-based) gas is with another gas, you might raise a skeptical eyebrow or two. But that’s exactly what…

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Ecotourism Spotlight This Week: Dubai

The Al Maha Desert Resort and Spa in Dubai Recycles All of Its Water - Image from WikipediaIt’s not too late to start planning your summer vacation, but why not plan one that is totally different from the norm? If going skiing in a desert oasis and walking on streets of gold sounds appealing to you, then Eco-Dubai should be next on your list. This Middle Eastern spot is perfect for ecotourism, allowing you to embrace and protect nature while taking a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

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Tesla Expanding Into China

repost-us-image-6582447This article was first published on Gas2.By Chris DeMorro With over 1.3 billion people and much of the world’s manufacturing and economic power, China holds incredible buying power and a nigh-insatiable lust for luxury goods.

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