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Pininfarina Showcases Cambiano Microturbine Electric Hybrid Concept

Instead of using a conventional ICE-age four-banger like the Volt or Karma, Pininfarina opted to utilize a Bladon Jets microturbine in the Cambiano electric hybrid concept featured in this computer animation. The physical car was shown in Geneva and will be on display at Beijing Motor Show. The Bladon Jets microturbine is designed to run on diesel fuel, but can be adapted to other available fueling options. A similar type of engine is being used in the Russian Yo-Mobil hybrid.

Robert Llewellyn Vents About 'Top Gear' and Electric Cars

Host of Fully Charged television program takes on Top Gear's flaming of electric cars, and takes viewers for a ride in an alternative car rally in Britain. Don't be alarmed, he's a huge fan of EVs.

UCF's Solar-powered ZENN Electric Vehicle

Dave Norvell explains how the University of Central Florida's ZENN electric car is powered by just 3 175w PV panels and never needs charging from the grid.

Electric Dune Buggy Takes on the Dakar Rally

Americans Alister McRae and Tim Coronel want to tackle the 2012 Dakar Rally, a brutal 14-day race across the mountains and deserts of Argentina and Chile in an all-electric version of McRae ProDakar dune buggy. The above video pumps up the adrenaline in anticipation of the challenge.

SOURCE: WIRED

ABB Builds Out Nationwide Electric Car Charging Network In Estonia

200 of the 700 public chargers being installed across the Baltic country of Estonia are fast chargers, able to recharge appropriately equipped electric cars in at little as 30 minutes.

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