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BMW, keeping with its goal to have an electrified version of every one of its model by 2021, will show the new 2018 BMW 530e iPerformance Plug-in Hybrid at January’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Borrowing the drivetrain from the 530e iPerformance, the 5 Series plug-in hybrid pairs a 180 horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter […]

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Mercedes-Benz might be late to the EV party, but that doesn’t bother Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche. The head of Mercedes-Benz’ parent company isn’t fazed that rivals BMW and Tesla have launched high-volume luxury EVs first. SEE ALSO: Daimler Unveils New Electric Brand Through Generation EQ Concept in Paris In his mind, it’s like the timing […]

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If things go to plan for a pervasive ultra-fast charging network in Europe, by 2020 automakers will make publically recharging electric cars as convenient as a fuel station stop. That’s the takeaway from an ambitious collaboration announced today by BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company and Volkswagen Group with Audi and Porsche. As they […]

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BMW is aiming to sell 100,000 all-electric and plug-in models by next year. That would be a two-thirds increase over the automaker’s expected 60,000 deliveries of battery-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles this year. BMW has sold about 100,000 of those vehicles since 2013. SEE ALSO: 2017 BMW i3 EPA Rated For 114 Miles Range German […]

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Pressured to meet global escalating government fuel economy and emissions standards, auto manufacturers increasingly are adding engine stop-start systems across their lineups. At its most basic level, a stop-start system automatically shuts the engine off every time the vehicle stops, such as at a traffic signal, and restarts it instantly when the brake pedal is […]

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BMW-owned Mini has confirmed that its first plug-in hybrid electric vehicle will be the 2017 Clubman. The British automaker teased the new second-generation model with photos showing a near production prototype model. It has been known for some time that the Countryman plug-in would share the same platform and gasoline-electric drivetrain with the European BMW […]

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Car companies are welcoming a plan by the European Union that would require every new or refurbished home in all EU countries to be equipped with an EV charging point beginning in 2019. Additionally, the draft directive (to be published later this year) would require that all new buildings with parking facilities, including apartment buildings, […]

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A recent patent publication in Japan may have just revealed the BMW i5. The patent has been registered to BMW and was originally filed earlier this year in April, but was just recently published. The images reveal a vehicle that looks similar to the i3, but is sleeker and a bit longer while sporting four […]

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At the close of media days at the Paris Motor Show last Friday, BMW confirmed an earlier Friday report by Bloomberg News that it would produce battery electric versions of its popular X3 crossover SUV and Mini models. Automotive News is reporting that BMW’s Chief Executive Officer, Harald Krueger, told Bloomberg that the electric Mini […]

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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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