Tag: BMW


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency last week officially rated the 2014 BMW 328d sedan at 32 mpg in the city and 45 mpg on the highway, for combined fuel economy of 37 miles per gallon. BMW previously predicted that efficiency Read more…


A lot of people have been waiting to get behind the wheel of an electric vehicle since the 1980s. But what was once promised to consumers as an extremely economical way to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels and help Read more…


The BMW i3 represents one of the biggest parts of the manufacturer’s Project i series, which is focusing on electric city cars. The i3 is expected to be released in 2013, and converts what has been a long process of Read more…


In the 2011 film Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, Tom Cruise is upstaged by BMW’s new star supercar, the i8 plug-in hybrid. The winged-door i8 accelerates from zero to 60 miles in less than five seconds—and is capable of a top Read more…


BMW is seeking 700 so-called “electronauts” to test a fleet of 2012 BMW Active E vehicles. While BMW is not shy of flaunting the phrase “ultimate driving machine”, one would not necessarily attach that phrase to the auto industry’s current Read more…


I was amused at the remarks of BMW’s spokesperson Tom Kowaleski when I talked to him about two years ago about the company’s initial foray into the electric vehicles market with the Mini E. He snickered when I asked if Read more…


Are drivers really ready for a transition to electric cars? BMW’s aims to judge compatibility with a new app. Just like those “core value” questions asked by the most popular online dating sites, the EVolve app will determine if the Read more…


As the market for electric vehicles continues to grow, it is becoming increasingly common to see automobile manufacturers banding together to form research and development partnerships. With current partnerships existing between Renault and Nissan and the more recent Toyota and Read more…


Poland has teamed up with Siemens and BMW to create a recyclable subway car for Metro Warszawskie. The Inspiro design was developed by Siemens in cooperation with the BMW Group DesignworksUSA, which is an independently operating BMW Group subsidiary based Read more…


There has been considerable buzz about electric vehicles this week. So let’s have a look at the latest EV-related news. BMW The German auto manufacturer announced an investment of 400 million


As the electric vehicle market expands, the biggest names in automobile manufacturing are drawn towards adapting some of their latest models to the plug instead of gasoline. While Japan has had little issue with creating entire lines of hybrid and Read more…

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