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If you’ve noticed the U.S. now has more than 75 alternative-energy vehicles, and gone are the days when “fuel efficient” and “eco-friendly” need be synonymous with “unexciting.” To rank seven sporty green cars, we’ve sifted through our sales Dashboard which tracks the entire U.S. market, and picked the ones we think few people who like […]

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According to some in the industry, one of the next steps on the way to improve electric drive and plug-in hybrid vehicles is wireless charging. With this concept in mind, Daimler and BMW are jointly developing and implementing one common wireless charging technology. Wireless battery charging will make the handling of electric drive and plug-in […]

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With its current range of models and engines, BMW has won six mentions in the 2014 “Green Mobility Trophy” awards presented by the German automobile magazine Auto Zeitung. Based on a reader survey, the awards were won by the Munich automobile manufacturer in six out of a total of seven categories. Three of these class […]

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Will the electric car market be the most important sector in the next 10 years? Nearly 40 percent of BMW, Audi, Mercedes and Jaguar drivers said they would buy, or seriously consider buying, an all-electric car capable of 300 miles from one charge from their brand. This statement comes from UK Web site WeLoveAnyCar.com. The […]

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If you fancy spending half an hour at the wheel of the new BMW i3, the Ultimate Driving Experience event will be of interest. BMW is launching the Ultimate Driving Experience, described as a nationwide tour that will offer behind-the-wheel driving programs through eight events in seven markets for a total of 74 event days. […]

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BMW is launching an app dedicated to monitoring the charging of its new i EV lineup. The German automaker said its Smart Charging App makes it possible for BMW i customers to automatically identify the best rates and times for charging their electric vehicles at home. The app was developed by the BMW Group and […]

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BMW announced there are now over one million vehicles on the road in the U.S. with active subscriptions to its BMW Assist telematics service. This is a service that acts like a virtual safety net by communicating the car’s status to BMW, not unlike GM’s OnStar, for example. Communications include alerts to BMW regarding things […]

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A consortium of organizations involved in California’s Bay Area wants people to discover electric cars. The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), the Bay Area Air Quality Management District and a consortium of electric vehicle organizations launched May 14 a new electric vehicle awareness campaign: “Experience Electric — The Better Ride.” The regional initiative is designed to […]

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DriveNow, BMW’s premium car-sharing program, will expand to offer street parking in multiple neighborhoods in San Francisco, beginning in areas of the Mission District. The program will also add 80 electric BMW ActiveE vehicles to the existing fleet, increasing the total number of ActiveE vehicles in the San Francisco Bay Area to 150. BMW said […]

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BMW will showcase the BMW Concept X5 eDrive at the New York International Auto Show 2014, a concept it sees as the logical next step towards bringing a radical reduction in fuel consumption and emissions in the SUV segment. The BMW Concept X5 eDrive integrates, as the name implies, a plug-in hybrid drive system. A […]

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