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The number of electric cars being manufactured each year is still limited. However, we have tried to come up with some predictions about which plug-in hybrid vehicles have the potential to change the entire world. Check it out: Chevrolet (Chevy) Volt Developed by General Motors (GM), the Chevrolet Volt or Chevy Volt is a Plug-in [...]
Looking at BMW’s highly anticipated i line of flashy electric vehicles (EVs), you’d likely think to yourself that the future is now, or, “didn’t I see that vehicle in a sci-fi movie?” BMW hasn’t started selling the EVs yet, they’re expected to hit the market towards the end of 2013. But the company has been [...]
BMW is leading a consortium of German firms focused on creating a lightweight frame scalable to production electric vehicles. The Visio.M consortium was recently granted $15 million through 2015 from Germany’s Federal Ministry of Education and Research. This group will develop an EV prototype weighing less than 1,000 pounds as part of the ministry’s IKT [...]
BMW and Toyota are reportedly close to locking down a deal in which BMW will license future fuel cell technology from Toyota. According to Nikkei, as reported by Reuters, “BMW will use the technology to build a prototype vehicle by 2015, with plans for a market release around 2020.” Reuters reports: The two automakers have been expanding [...]
There are reports that BMW could be set to unveil a new, sporty electric car at the upcoming 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show. According to writer Antony Ingram at GreenCarReports.com, the new vehicle is likely to be based on the BMW i3 electric city car. The BMW ‘i4′ would be a more “fashionable and sporty” [...]
Given the state of the economy, affordability is the current buzzword you’ve probably been hearing lately, especially when it comes to purchasing a new vehicle. You’ve probably even wondered if it makes better sense to buy a used car instead of going for a brand new one. Fortunately, not only are there plenty of affordable [...]
As consumer demand grows for more environmentally friendly vehicles, car manufacturers around the world are competing to be the biggest producer of electric vehicles. Nearly all of the well known manufacturers offer at least one electric or hybrid vehicle. Nissan has reached a major milestone that puts it far beyond the rest of the pack. [...]
BMW’s venture capital arm, i Ventures, is taking an equity stake in car charging company, Coulomb Technologies. Coulumb announced a $47.5 million equity raise in May. Started just five years ago, Coulomb’s ChargePoint network is the largest independent global charging network, connecting electric vehicle drivers to charging stations in more than 14 countries. The company doesn’t build charging stations, [...]
Overview: BMW’s new 1-series-coupe-based ActiveE is an electric car. Active E doesn’t have an engine but has a motor. The space of the engine has been utilized by a huge battery pack which is a actually equivalent to a size of a big luggage bag. This is vehicle which has been launched after MINI E [...]
Now more than ever, people are concerned about going green and being efficient. Don’t get me wrong, there are still plenty of people who could care less, but getting more bang for your gasoline buck is a very common theme when it comes to cars. The beginning of this green revolution began with hybrid cars [...]
Londoners walking past Park Lane this past weekend witnessed a preview of BMW’s first i Store. This unveiling precedes an official store opening in July 25th and a summer of global demo projects. The i Store differs from BMW dealerships by focusing entirely on sustainable transportation including plug-in vehicles and mobility devices. BMW used this [...]
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