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New green inventions: 15 cutting-edge items

By: Bryan Nelson on March 23, 2010, 11:15 a.m.
New green inventions: Chevy Volt

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Chevy Volt

Perhaps the most extravagant electronic toy of them all, the much anticipated Chevy Volt is expected to become the first commercially viable, mass-marketed electric vehicle this year. The car will be able to run for 40 miles on a single charge, but it is also equipped with a flex fuel engine for longer distances.