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Uganda’s first electric car!

| Emerging Technologies, New Cars, Uganda | December 21, 2012

Uganda's first electric car

Electric vehicle manufacturing isn’t limited to big countries with huge auto industries. At Makerere University in Uganda, a group of engineering students and their professors showed they can do it too (and with fewer resources).

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2013 Nissan Leaf: More range, better charging

| Japan, Nissan | November 22, 2012

2013 Nissan Leaf: More range, better charging

Second-gen Nissan Leaf was unveiled in Japan this week, and it comes with a lot of improvements. This is still the Leaf people know and (mostly) love, but it’s incrementally better all around.

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Toyota Smart INSECT city car concept makes the connection

| Concept Vehicles, Emerging Technologies, Japan, Toyota | October 5, 2012

Toyota Smart INSECT city car concept makes the connection

Just like automakers have started invading the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the same trend might be starting at the CEATEC show in Japan.

Although its design is very bug-like, the Smart INSECT’s name is actually an acronym that stands for “Information Network Social Electric City Transporter,” and it is a smart vehicle in that it allows users to stay connected in the same manner they can with a smartphone. That isn’t to say this car doesn’t look the part of its INSECT name with a bug-eyed face and wing-like doors, but this concept is all about showing of the technology.

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Honda finds a way to make the Segway look elegent

| Emerging Technologies, Green Culture, Honda, Japan, Transportation Alternatives | June 22, 2012

Honda is jumping into the personal-mobility vehicle market associated with the Segway, and the Japanese automaker even has a cute name for the device.

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