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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) announced today it has signed a memorandum of understanding with BMW, Intel, and Mobileye to develop autonomous veghicles. The automaker says its aim is to be the first automaker with these partners – which themselves joined in July 2016 – to bring their autonomous vehicle platform to market. FCA said it will […]

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Mercedes-Benz will be competing against other automakers in the Formula E electric racing series starting in 2019. The automaker is transitioning its motorsports division over from German racing series Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM) to focus on Formula E. The company had played a visible role as a manufacturer sponsoring DTM for several years. The motorsports group will […]

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We’re just 10 years away from most new cars being autonomous, according to Tesla CEO Elon Musk. “It will be rare for a car to be produced in 10 years’ time that is not autonomous,” he said. Autocar reported that he was speaking at the summer meeting of the National Governance Association. That’s the organization […]

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If you’ve grown accustomed to only tepid efforts by European automakers in bringing all-electric cars to market, that’s due to change. Out of a baker’s dozen list of over 13 EVs projected with more than 200 miles due by 2021, all but cars from Hyundai and Kia plus the Ford Model E crossover – which […]

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An all-electric BMW 3 series could arrive as soon as this fall. The news comes just months after BMW CEO Harald Krueger announced that the company would be making a push toward more electrification and connected features. The 3 series is one of the company’s most popular models, so it makes sense that it would […]

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California-based electric busmaker Proterra just scored $55 million through a funding round backed by BMW i Ventures and Al Gore. Proterra announced yesterday the funding was led by Generation Investment Management LLP, which was joined by BMW i Ventures, the German automaker’s corporate venture capital team. Former Vice President Gore serves as chairman at Generation […]

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BMW Group, Intel, and Mobileye said yesterday they’re adding automotive supplier Delphi to their alliance aimed at building a leading autonomous driving platform. Delphi had already been working with BMW on a prototype computing platform. Joining ranks with the others, Delphi will support efforts in the areas of perception, sensor fusion, and automated driving computing. […]

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BMW is planning a new electric vehicle, but look for it to wear a 4 Series GT badge rather than the ‘i’ from BMW’s electric sub-brand. According to a report from Autocar, BMW will replace both the existing 3 Series Gran Turismo and 4 Series Gran Coupe models with a new 4 Series Gran Turismo […]

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Toyota will debut the storied Supra sports car at the Tokyo Motor Show in October boasting a new hybrid powertrain, and will be a part of the company’s new Gazoo performance division. What is Gazoo you ask? Unless you follow Toyota’s factory racing program in the Japanese Super GT series and more recently the World […]

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BMW and Nissan have once again partnered to install 174 50-kilowatt DC fast charger locations for electric vehicles, this time in 32 states and the District of Columbia, with many of the stations already installed. The two automakers joined forces in late 2015 to fund the installation of 120 fast chargers in 19 states. “We […]

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