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BMW’s Hydrogen 7, which has garnered attention for being test-driven by a roster of celebrities, has been put through rigorous testing by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory. Scientists at the facility have confirmed that the vehicle produces virtually zero emissions. The tests have shown that the Hydrogen 7’s engine operates at a […]

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BMW will begin testing of what may be called the i5 fuel cell vehicle using a Toyota co-developed fuel cell system, but battery electric technology may rise up and render it uncompetitive before hydrogen ever really takes hold, says the German automaker. This revelation by its sales and marketing chief that BMW’s FCV may never […]

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BMW is gung-ho for its electric i3 (pictured), and plug-in hybrid i8, and i-what-ever-is-next, but this week said it is still very much interested in fuel cells due to pure battery cars’ range anxiety. “This is why the whole industry is still looking very much at fuel cells because it is not clear what is […]

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Audi is again at work on a fuel cell version of one its cars, in this case, its well-regarded A7 sedan. In 2009, Audi also tested a fuel cell version of another of its models it called the Q5 HFC which utilized two high-pressure hydrogen cylinders to supply the vehicle’s two electric motors. As a […]

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Not exactly a technological lightweight itself, BMW is in talks with General Motors about partnering on future tech research and development, including for fuel cell powertrains. BMW’s CEO Norbert Reithofer said at the Geneva Motor Show today that he “can imagine” sharing the workload with GM, and BMW has said it may also work with […]

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Last year at this time, we profiled the Top 10 Wackiest Green Concept Cars of 2008. Here we go again. This year, we kept our list to seven—all of which fall into the theme of cars that can change shape or otherwise be radically transformed. None of these cars stand a chance of going into […]

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Hybrids will take center stage at 2008 Los Angeles Auto Show, which opens to the public on Nov. 21. Thirty hybrid models will be on display—revealing the diversity of options coming to the market, including small affordable hybrid cars, luxury hybrids, sporty hybrids, hybrid crossover SUVs, hybrid pickups, and even a Toyota Camry Hybrid concept […]

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Perhaps the only time you’ve heard about fuel cell vehicles is when Hollywood stars roll up to the red carpet. A star with a green streak is more than happy to lend his or her name to the cause of emission-free motoring, and car companies will do what’s necessary to promote their forward-thinking advanced technologies. […]

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It’s not the first time a car with no internal combustion “engine” won Wards Auto’s prestigious 10 Best Engine award, but Hyundai’s Tucson fuel cell vehicle is the first hydrogen powered car to win in 21 years of the award. The Nissan Leaf won it in 2010, and this year BMW’s i3 also garnered the […]

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BMW says it will soon show its 3-Series plug-in hybrid as the first of its core brand models to receive the PHEV treatment. The 3-Series will be shown soon in Miramas, France, and utilizes lessons learned from BMW’s new i-Series which has created a flexible technology the automaker says can be “rapidly deployed” on cars […]

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