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[qi:_earth2tech] “The upcoming launch of a new generation of plug-in and hybrid electric vehicles is coinciding with the explosive popularity of Apple’s iPhone platform,” writes Josie on Earth2Tech. “Combine that with increased pressure on U.S. automakers to demonstrate innovation and advanced technology, and you get new […]

[qi:_earth2tech] “The upcoming launch of a new generation of plug-in and hybrid electric vehicles is coinciding with the explosive popularity of Apple’s iPhone platform,” writes Josie on Earth2Tech. “Combine that with increased pressure on U.S. automakers to demonstrate innovation and advanced technology, and you get new smartphone applications pushing forward the idea of Car 2.0, or the intersection of vehicles, communication networks and the electrical grid.” To that end, Earth2Tech has compiled a collection of eight Car 2.0 apps and platforms, along with evaluations of their real or potential environmental impact, that do everything from monitoring speed and acceleration to delivering “eco ratings” for drivers — and more.

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