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On the way to hybridizing the 750i sedan, BMW engineers had an electrifying idea; they could not only squeeze some additional fuel efficiency from the 4.4-liter V8 engine, they could also make it go even faster! Yup, the 0-to-60 mph time of the ActiveHybrid 7 is 4.7 seconds, making it the quickest hybrid in the […]

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In one more sign of the need to overhaul of U.S. energy policy, the Internal Revenue Service has certified the 2011 BMW ActiveHybrid 7 for a tax credit of up to $900 under Alternative Motor Vehicle rules. BMW calls its ActiveHybrid 7 “the fastest-accelerating hybrid sedan in the world.” Acceleration to 60 mph in less […]

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It’s commonly reported that lithium ion batteries will usher in a new era of electric cars and plug-in hybrids. Not exactly, says John German, the engineer who literally wrote the book about hybrid cars for the Society of Automotive Engineers. After 11 years at Honda, German now serves as a senior fellow for the International […]

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