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LiquidPiston has just released proof-of-concept of its X Mini rotary engine in a go-kart demonstration car to illustrate the efficiency of its small engine compared to traditional engines. The LiquidPiston team removed the go-kart’s 39-pound engine and replaced it with its four-pound XMv3 engine. It’s being demonstrated as a go-kart in a promotional video linked […]

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Imagine being able to see your navigation system or other car-related function while keeping your eyes on the road. Mini is working on it! Mini revealed Augmented Vision at the Auto Shanghai, a special pair of glasses that aims to helps the driver see both the road and information displayed. SEE ALSO: Augmented Reality Coming […]

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Electric car sales in China recently exceeded sales in the U.S. for the first time, and along with China’s newfound interest in electric cars, comes a new fad: mini electric cars. Small and affordable, mini electric cars are becoming a popular option in China for recent college graduates, young couples, and those purchasing a second […]

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As we reported last month, BMW has encountered several problems with its program to evaluate the all-electric Mini E. The program continues to stumble as a growing number of volunteers—who are leasing the Mini E for $850 a month for a year—are going public with their issues. The

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As part of a special one year lease program from BMW Group, New York City will be receiving ten MINI E electric cars to join its Street Condition Observation Unit, also known as SCOUT. SCOUT’s purpose is to search out and report potholes, graffiti and other street-level damages throughout the city’s five burroughs. The ten […]

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BMW officially jumped on the electric car bandwagon with the announcement of the limited edition Mini E car for production. The electric car, based on the Mini Cooper platform, will get power from a 150-kilowatt electric motor tied to a newly developed high-power lithium ion battery. Dr. Klaus Draeger, BMW chief of development, told Hybridcars.com, […]

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Today Chrysler unveiled its autonomous-capable 250-mile range Portal electric minivan Concept at CES, but how close it is to production could be a mystery. The new electric vehicle is said to have the latest in touch screens, ports, and social media options to find interest from millennial car buyers, and for those fascinated with electric, […]

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Patience and persistence have paid off for Toyota’s hybrid sales in Europe. Toyota Motor Corp. had taken a slow and steady approach to marketing its hybrid vehicles in a region that, not long ago, was more than half diesel vehicles in industrywide sales. In more than a year since Volkswagen’s “Dieselgate” scandal broke, Toyota is […]

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The Obama administration is looking to lock in fuel economy standards before Donald Trump takes office in January. This is happening as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to not change fuel economy and emissions standards through 2025. Under law, the EPA must decide by April 2018 whether to modify 2022-2025 model year vehicle […]

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Following its online debut last month, Mini’s 2017 Countryman SE ALL4 plug-in hybrid made its first public appearance Wednesday at the Los Angles auto show. The new Countryman borders on Not-So-Mini by growing larger in every dimension – head, shoulder and leg room expand for both front and rear occupants. The cargo space grows the […]

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