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Automakers located in the U.S. will try to have vehicles talk to utility companies during a special field test this week. Eight global automakers are joining forces for a first-ever test of technology that will allow utility companies to communicate with plug-in electric vehicles via the cloud, an advancement that would help manage energy use […]

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BMW is increasing prices on some of its models, including a couple of its hybrid versions. BMW of North America announced what it describes as a modest inflationary price increase for some 2015 vehicles, effective October 1, 2014. The prices increase touches the 3 and 5 series, as well as the X3; prices increase vary […]

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With BMW’s new line of electric vehicles, the company is also offering a complete line of charging equipment to complement them. The BMW i Wallbox now comes in two variations: the already released Pure and the new Pro. Both deliver charging rates of up to 7.4 kilowatts, but the Pro can charge an i3 to […]

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BMW, Nissan, Renault and VW have entered a partnership of Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) manufacturers to strengthen EV infrastructure. The four manufacturers’ joint project is through the European Union’s Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) program, and aims to create a multi-standard and interoperable EV charging network through the United Kingdom and Ireland. The consortium said it’s […]

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Sebastien Buemi of e.dams-Renault set the fastest time on the FIA Formula E Championship final day of pre-season testing at Donington Park. This last round of testing was held ahead of the opening round of the all-electric in Beijing on September 13. The Swiss driver set a lap of 1:31.792 seconds to top the timesheets […]

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Yesterday PGA Tour Player Hunter Mahan was presented with an all-electric BMW i3. He won the vehicle after scoring a hole-in-one on the 17th hole during the 2013 BMW Championship at Conway Farms Golf Club in Lake Forest, Ill. In addition to receiving the i3, Mahan met Melyzjah Smith, the 2013 BMW Hole-in-One Scholar, who […]

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Luxury automaker Rolls-Royce announced a new model for 2016-2017 and all info leads to believe this new model may involve some form of electrification in the powertrain department. The manufacturer confirmed this week the development program for a new Rolls-Royce, stating the new car will reach the market by mid-2016. Rolls-Royce stated the car will […]

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BMW said the Vision Future Luxury concept will soon grace the concept car lawn at the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance marking its North American premiere. Offering a glimpse into the long-term view of modern luxury for the BMW brand, the BMW Vision Future Luxury stands, BMW says, for a forward-looking fusion of exclusivity and […]

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Audi may be lagging behind with EVs at the moment, but it’s reportedly working on two long-range electric SUVs to go head to head against the BMW i3 and Tesla Model X respectively. According to Autobild, the A2Q small SUV concept (pictured) is an answer to BMW’s first i-series city car and aiming for an […]

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Eight major automakers and 15 utilities organized by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) are demonstrating a standards-based, open grid integration platform for plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs). The manufacturers involved said the open platform will simplify and streamline vehicle-to-grid (V2G) communications, enabling PEVs to provide grid services and increasing the overall value proposition of plug-in […]

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