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BMW has unveiled a new electric bike, the Active Hybrid E-Bike, continuing the manufacturer’s quest in electrifying many of its latest models. The Active Hybrid E-Bike’s specifications look very promising, comprising of a Brose electric motor with an output of 250 W, producing 66-pounds-feet of torque with a claimed range of up to 100-km (62-miles) […]

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BMW’s 2018 i8 Roadster due for reveal at the Los Angeles Auto Show in December could have twice the battery size of the present model. A 14.2 kWh or so battery instead of the current i8’s 7.1 kWh could mean double the present car’s 14 mile all-electric EPA-rated range, or somewhere in the realm of […]

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If just some of the automakers who’ve made statements committing to electrify a large percentage or all of their future products stay true to their word, the world ought to be swimming in plug-in cars by mid next decade. Or sooner. Or so one might think given relatively radical projections made by automakers who only […]

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BMW is showing its i Vision Dynamics in Frankfurt, which is believed likely to be a progenitor of the i5 when it reaches showrooms in 2021. If so, the all-electric four-door sedan concept revealed yesterday at the Frankfurt auto show would be the third model in its i-Series lineup. BMW is mulling a plug-in hybrid […]

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The Mercedes Concept EQ A debuts next week. Although most of the excitement from Mercedes at Frankfurt Motor Show will involve AMG’s Project One hypercar, the Concept EQ A will be more attainable by general consumers. Little is still known about the Concept EQ A, but it will preview the German automaker’s entry-level electric offering […]

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Never mind that next month the U.S. government will be bending its ear to automakers asking it to put the brakes on cleaner car development, September will otherwise see an intensive 30-day spate of new plug-in vehicle unveilings. Yes, as the feds are mulling whether to freeze or amend 2021-2025 fuel economy and emission rules, […]

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BMW has updated its electric i3 and has added a sportier model to the lineup. Set to debut at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, the refreshed 2018 BMW i3 receives more-athletic styling with redesigned front and rear bumpers. Overall, the i3 has a wider appearance, while the front bumper inlay and its U-shaped surrounding have […]

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Daimler’s Car2Go and BMW’s DriveNow may be merging their car-sharing services, according to a hint by the chief executive of DriveNow’s partner, Sixt. CEO Erich Sixt, who heads the Germany-based car rental company named after him, would not confirm that talks are under way, but suggested that it is in motion. “At the last press […]

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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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