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Automakers across the globe are embracing electrification. To the general public, Tesla is leading the charge for electric vehicles, while the Toyota Prius and Chevrolet Volt are top of mind for hybrids and plug-ins. But those automakers and vehicles fit only a very small set of scenarios. Luxury car buyers seem to be a big […]

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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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MINI has unveiled a concept car to preview a production model that will launch in 2019. Called the MINI Electric Concept, the stylish EV will make its public debut at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show in September. Although the British automaker isn’t sharing specifics on the powertrain just yet, it is pure electric and will […]

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Mini said last month that an electric model was on the way, and now a report says it will debut next month. Mini confirmed last month that it plans to have a fully electric model available by 2019. That car will be based on the three-door Mini, not the larger Countryman that gave birth to […]

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BMW will be bringing its flexible electrified vehicle architecture over to an all-electric Mini in 2019. An all-electric variant of the brand’s core 3-door small car model, also known as the Mini Cooper, will start production that year. Car buyers will be able to consider a traditional gasoline or diesel engine version, a plug-in hybrid, […]

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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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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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Rumors about a Mini Countryman plug-in hybrid (PHEV) have been swirling around since last year. A sleuth photographer has caught the next-generation Countryman “replenishing its thirst for electrons” confirming that it exists (unfortunately, we cannot print the copyrighted pictures). Additionally, British publication Autocar recently reported its inside sources say the model will be called the Mini […]

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Mini revealed an autonomous electric car in London yesterday shaped by a forecast that traditional car ownership will become optional. The Mini Vision Next 100 electric concept car is able to pick up passengers autonomously. Users of the car can change its color to fit their preferences. It parks and recharges without human intervention, the […]

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