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Content posted in October 2011
DeLorean Rolls Out Electric Car
Captain Hybrid 
10/31/2011  49 comments
DeLorean Motor Co., Inc. has unveiled the DeLorean EV, an electric car that marries the legendary "Back to the Future" DeLorean automobile of the 1980s with a lithium-ion-based, DC-powered, electric drivetrain of today.
GM to Build First All-Electric Car Since EV1
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10/20/2011  21 comments
General Motors quietly resumed its commitment to electric cars last week, officially announcing that it will produce and sell a new vehicle called the Spark EV in 2013.
Is GM's EV1 Still the Best Electric Car Ever?
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10/17/2011  40 comments
Some experts believe that the GM EV1 is still better than today's electric vehicles.
New Horizons for RFID
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10/12/2011  8 comments
Better chips and new standards are combining to place RFID in applications that no one dreamed of three years ago.




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