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BMW’s board will meet at the end of September to decide if the company will develop battery electric versions of its 3 Series, X4 SUV and Mini Cooper. At issue is whether the German automaker can make the costly investment in both zero emissions and autonomous vehicles and still return an 8-percent return on sales, […]

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Spy photographers grabbed photos of a camouflaged Toyota Supra sports car undergoing street tests in Germany. The heavily disguised car is the result of a 2011 joint venture between Toyota and BMW that included development of a new sports car platform as well as sharing battery and hydrogen fuel cell technology. The new chassis will […]

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One constant at major auto shows is the presence of company executives during the show, but that won’t be the case for BMW this year at the 2016 Paris Motor Show. Instead, the brand’s bosses say their time will be better spent staying home to hash out the company’s EV strategy going forward. According to […]

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BMW’s i3 battery-electric sedan and i8 plug-in hybrid sports car have served as a pathway for the German car company’s plan that all future i brand vehicles will become all-electric models. Company engineers are working on the next electric car sedan with a pure electric drivetrain, called Project i20. Also known internally as iNext, the […]

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General Motors invested $500 million last January for a nine-percent stake of ride-sharing company Lyft, and apparently wanted to own all of it. The Detroit Free Press is reporting that the automaker approached Lyft in “recent weeks” about a potential acquisition that was declined. Citing a post from technology website The Information, the report said […]

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Last March, Jaguar’s design head Ian Callum said that within two years the company would have something not powered by a gasoline engine available in the lineup. Now, according to Automobile magazine, the Tata-owned British automaker will have two of those somethings in the lineup: a battery-electric large luxury sedan and an all-electric small crossover […]

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BMW is taking a swipe at Tesla in a new commercial without mentioning the brand by name. The commercial shows a woman walking by what look like Tesla superchargers while pushing the tagline “wait or drive,” playing on the fact that so many customers are waiting for their pre-ordered Model 3 sedans. BMW is using […]

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Faraday Future’s hiring spree now includes Peter Savagian, the general director of General Motors’ electric propulsion drive team, and a former chief engineer of GM’s EV1 battery-electric program in the 1990s. The California electric car start up has had success in recruiting top executives, engineers, designers and technicians from a wide scope of auto manufacturers. […]

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Introduced on July 1, Germany’s plug-in electrified vehicle incentive plan saw some 2,000 people sign applications. Perhaps showing national brand preference, a third of buyers opted for BMW models, while a third were filed on behalf of companies according to an Automotive News report. Buyer incentives include: a subsidy of $4,485 (4,000 euros) available for […]

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One can still count the number of plug-in electrified vehicles that have sold over 50,000 units on the fingers of two hands, and the latest to join the club are the Renault Zoe and BMW i3. As of June, the Zoe has cumulatively sold 51,193 worldwide making it the seventh, and while not announced yet […]

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