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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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Last week General Motors and U.S. Army engineers showed the public how they’re coming along with a jointly developed prototype fuel-cell electric truck based on a Chevy Colorado ZH2. Featured at a hydrogen-pump equipped Arco gas station in La Canada Flintridge, Calif. GM and members of the Army’s Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center […]

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As it seeks to keep its competitive edge, BMW’s CEO says it will place a higher emphasize on vehicle electrification and connected, automated features. The revelation by CEO Harald Krueger came while speaking with journalists Thursday at the company’s Munich headquarters. Sales have been particularly strong for the automaker, with BMW, Mini, and Rolls-Royce divisions […]

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BMW is working on resolving a dilemma faced by backers of fuel cell vehicles – where the hydrogen comes from. The automaker is showing a 5-Series GT fuel cell prototype that has hydrogen coming from solar-powered electrolysis. It’s part of the 2017 Hannover Trade Fair in Germany. The electrolysis process breaks the hydrogen down into […]

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Japan is counting on hydrogen and fuel cells to cut carbon emissions and oil imports – and Toyota and Honda are going along for the ride. The Japanese government aims to see 800,000 fuel cell vehicles on its roads by 2030, being fueled by a national network of 900 hydrogen stations. That would shoot up […]

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BMW is stepping up its autonomous and electrified vehicle strategy through opening a self-driving car test center in Germany, and remains committed to its i subbrand for hitting ambious plug-in sales targets. The German automaker expects to radically increase its sales volume to 100,000 plug-in hybrids and all-electric vehicles next year. That benchmark took three […]

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BMW’s i division is hard at work building a secret prototype battery-powered i8 sports car which could result in the coupe discarding the plug-in hybrid powertrain and going fully electric in the future. According to sources speaking to British publication Autocar, the plan is the electric i8 will be based on the i division’s carbon […]

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While several automakers have partnered to share the costly development of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, Hyundai-Kia Automotive Group says it will continue to go solo. The automaker has been contacted by other automakers for potential alliances, according to an article posted today in WardsAuto, but has passed these up. Some of that has to do […]

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Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles have a window of opportunity for reaching the mass market, but that window will close if it doesn’t happen soon, according to an IHS Automotive study. While plans are in place to expand fuel cell cars from three on the market today – the Toyota Mirai, Hyundai ix35/Tucson and the Honda […]

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We all know that BMW is working on an i5 electric car, but is it also preparing a sportier i2 or i4 coupe? A design filing has been posted on Europe’s OHIM system that was originally filed on April 14, 2015 and registered May 11, but details have been kept under wraps until today’s publishing. […]

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