BMW X5 eDrive Concept SUV

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The latest automaker to get into the plug-in hybrid game is BMW. While Munich’s efforts in the EV genre are becoming well known through their range of ‘I’ cars, the BMW X5 eDrive Concept is their first endeavor in the Plug-in Hybrid field. Concept Vehicles

BMW i Future Interaction Concept At CES Hints At i8 Spyder (Again)

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Way back in 2012, BMW unveiled a convertible i8 Spyder as a followup to the original i8 plug-in hybrid coupe concept. But while the coupe went into production as a 2014 model, the i8 Spyder never went beyond the concept stage. But BMW isn't quite done with the idea of a convertible i8, apparently. DON'T MISS: BMW's Electric Range Grows With 2015. CES plug-in cars Consumer Electronics Show BMW i8 Concept Spyder


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BMW iNext concept previews electric sedan flagship to come in 2021

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BMW will launch an all-electric flagship sedan in 2021 that will supplant its current top-of-the-line 7-Series range, it said yesterday. The model will be previewed by a concept called iNext, and is another addition to the increasingly-diverse BMW "i" lineup of plug-in cars. Future Cars plug-in cars BMW iThe iNext is viewed by analysts as a direct reaction to the success of.

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BMW marks 100th birthday with autonomous, zero-emission concept

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BMW is now a century old. To celebrate, the brand has unveiled a concept car that emits nothing from its tailpipe and can drive itself. The automaker hasn't said just how the Vision Next 100 concept manages to go emission-free, but it did talk a lot about the car's exotic materials and construction. DON'T MISS: BMW's first electric car (video) For.

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BMW Releases New Video On First Electric Car: 1972 BMW 1602e

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Today''s BMW i3 may be the first electric car available to the public in large quantities from the Bavarian brand, but it''s certainly not BMW''s first-ever electric vehicle.

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BMW to introduce BMW 530e iPerformance plug-in hybrid at Detroit show

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BMW will stage the world premiere of the new BMW 5 Series Sedan and the US premiere of the BMW Concept X2 at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in January in Detroit. BMW ConnectedDrive will be showcasing a selection of new services. BMW eDrive.

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News in brief: BMW to unveil plug-in hybrid car

Green Cars News

BMW will use the event to unveil its BMW Concept Active Tourer plug-in hybrid (pictured) for the first time in North [.]. BMW Green cars Hybrid cars Latest news BMW Concept Active Tourer Plug-in Hybrid green cars New York International Auto Show

BMW i home energy storage system integrates 2nd-life i3 vehicle batteries

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BMW i announced a home stationary energy storage system solution integrating its BMW i3 vehicle battery at EVS 29 in Montréal. The system utilizes BMW i3 high-voltage batteries and can be expanded to incorporate second-life batteries as they become available in the market.

Long-delayed BMW i8 Spyder plug-in hybrid due in 2018

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A convertible version of the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid coupe was teased as far back as the 2012 New York Auto Show, when the i8 Spyder concept first debuted. But while the i8 coupe went into production as a 2014 model, BMW has been unusually slow to approve a convertible version for production. BMW mentioned an i8 convertible during a March press. Plug-In Hybrids Future Cars plug-in cars BMW i

BMW Concept X5 eDrive Updated For New York Auto Show (Photos)

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BMW''s X5 eDrive plug-in hybrid isn''t due in production form until 2015, but the German automaker has unveiled an updated version of the Concept X5 eDrive at the New York Auto Show. First shown at last September''s Frankfurt Auto Show, the latest Concept displays a host of small refinements to bring the car even closer to its production-ready stage

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Tesla And BMW Talk, VW Golf Hydrogen Concept, Angry Car Dealers: Today's Car News

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Today we''ve got news of talks between BMW and Tesla Motors, details on the Volkswagen Golf SportWagen hydrogen fuel-cell concept, and the latest rumblings from car-dealer groups over criticism of haggling. BMW considers increasing production of the i8 plug-in hybrid coupe as strong demand draws out customer

BMW to present new hybrid car in Geneva

Green Cars News

While planning to debut its new BMW 5 Series saloon car at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show next week, the German car manufacturer has also revealed plans for a Concept 5 Series ActiveHybrid. The BMW Concept 5 Series ActiveHybrid will be the first combination of a straight-six with electric drive.

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Audi e-Tron Quattro Concept: 2018 Q6 Electric Car Previewed At Frankfurt Motor Show

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It's been teased and previewed and discussed and debated, and now the concept is real: The Audi e-Tron Quattro Concept debuted at today's Frankfurt Motor Show. A styling concept that is likely to reach production as the Audi Q6, a more coupe-like crossover utility vehicle similar to the BMW X6, the key feature of the concept car is its.

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BMW shows i Pedelec Concept e-bike

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Coinciding with the opening of the first BMW i Store on London’s Park Lane, the BMW Group presented the new BMW i Pedelec (Pedal Electric Cycle) Concept—a custom-made complement to the BMW i3 Concept ( earlier post ). BMW i Pedelec.

BMW's Electric Range Grows With 2015 BMW i8 Concept Spyder

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Possibly the most exciting electric cars to appear over the next few years are from BMW. The German maker's electric i3 subcompact and i8 plug-in hybrid supercar have whetted our appetites and now BMW has announced a further addition to the range, in the shape of the i8 Spyder. Autocar reveals that BMW sources have confirmed the Spyder, based on

BMW will commission 400 i3 EVs in Copenhagen for DriveNow; collaboration with Arriva for public transport

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Following the successful introduction of the BMW i3 to the DriveNow car-sharing fleets in Germany, the UK and the USA, BMW will commission 400 BMW i3s in Copenhagen on 3 September. The BMW i3 is the first automobile offering integrated “intermodal routing”—the incorporation of public transport services into the navigation system’s route guidance in the car. Bernhard Blättel, head of BMW Group mobility services.

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BMW to develop plug-in hybrid sports car

Green Cars News

The car will be based on the BMW Vision EfficientDynamics concept study that was displayed at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2009 with BMW presenting a fully road worthy showcase vehicle at the Leipzig trade fair centre. Tags: BMW Electric cars Green cars Hybrid cars Latest news BMW ActiveHybrid BMW EfficientDynamics BMW Megacity BMW plug-in hybrid BMW plug-in hybrid sports car

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BMW i3 Concept Coupe: New Video Of Electric Car

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If the BMW i3 electric car isn't near the top of the list, we'd be surprised. Its bare figures may not be headline-grabbing, but on design alone it makes even BMW's current production cars look a bit half-hearted. Which car are you most excited about for 2013?

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Mercedes to show all-electric hatchback concept this fall, countering Audi: report

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Let one maker—BMW, say—introduce a new category of vehicle—sport utility "coupes," say—and soon Mercedes-Benz and Audi will have their own too. German luxury carmakers often follow each other's product plans in something close to lockstep. And the premium brands appear to be following the same playbook for the expanding. Future Cars Mercedes plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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Ricardo’s low-cost, fuel-efficient automatic transmission concept for motorcycles

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Ricardo has developed and demonstrated an advanced and cost-effective motorcycle Automated Manual Transmission (AMT) concept that offers the comfort and convenience of automatic and semi-automatic operation with better-than-manual fuel efficiency.

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BMW launches operations at Center of Urban Mobility Competence; boosting electromobility through EV sharing

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BMW Group has officially launched operations at its Center of Urban Mobility Competence, which it established earlier this year. Its experts are working with cities and the relevant stakeholders to develop sustainable concepts for future mobility in urban areas.

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BMW boosts battery capacity of MY2017 i3 to 33 kWh with higher energy density Li-ion cells; up to 114 miles combined cycle range

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BMW will offer a new model range of its i3 compact electric car, and from the 2017 model year will be offering a new version with more than 50% increased battery capacity. The motor propels the BMW i3 from 0 to 60 mph in just over 7 seconds. The BMW i3 (94 Ah) now features a 2.4

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BMW Group introduces MINI and Rolls Royce centenary concepts; individual mobility based on megatrends and projections

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To mark its centenary year in 2016, the BMW Group is looking further ahead than usual with a series of Vision Vehicles designed to anticipate and respond to future mobility needs. At its Munich Centenary Event on 7 March, the automaker introduced the BMW VISION NEXT 100.

BMW unveils electric Megacity vehicle design

Green Cars News

Take a look at the design sketch for the BMW Megacity electric vehicle (below), which is due on the market in 2013. The concept consists of two horizontally separated independent modules with the drive [.]. Tags: BMW Electric cars Green cars Latest news BMW Megacity BMW Megacity electric car BMW Megacity vehicle design LifeDrive architecture

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BMW plans hydrogen fuel cell offering “early in next decade”

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Speaking on the future of powertrains at the Aachen Colloquium, Klaus Fröhlich, Member of the Board of Management at BMW AG, Development, said that BMW will enter the fuel cell market early in the next decade, starting with very small production runs. However, he added, “ by the time the fundamentals are in place, the BMW Group will also have marketable products ready that are attractive to customers. ”.

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BMW energy storage, Mercedes electric SUV, Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid pulled: Today's Car News

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Today, BMW debuts an energy-storage system that uses i3 electric car batteries, a Mercedes-Benz electric SUV concept is expected for the 2016 Paris Motor Show, and the Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid is pulled form the U.S. BMW will use i3 electric-car batteries for home energy storage.

BMW unveils their i3 electric and i8 plug-in hybrid concept cars

National Green Transportation

On Friday last week BMW held a press conference unveiling the their BMW.i concept vehicles. These are the i3, all electric sedan meant for urban use, and the i8, plug-in hybrid sports car meant for longer trips

Future BMW M4 To Use Water Injection For Power, Efficiency At Same Time

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BMW recently demonstrated water injection on a small hatchback, but its first planned production use of the feature will be on quite a different type of car. At the 2015 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, the carmaker unveiled the M4 GTS concept--a hardcore version of its current M4 sports coupe. A production version of the M4 GTS will arrive in. turbocharged Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Performance

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Nissan Gripz Concept uses Note e-Power series-hybrid system

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In cars, it's been confined to the BMW i3 REx and the Fisker Karma (now Karma Revero). The series-hybrid powertrain, in which motive power is provided exclusively by one or more electric motors that run on electricity produced by a combustion engine, has been popular in trains and boats for many decades. Even the first-generation Chevrolet Volt. series hybrid e-Power

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BMW i3 Concept: Battery Electric Urban Minicar—Full Details

All Cars Electric

The concept version of the 2014 BMW i3 unveiled today in Frankfurt shows just how radical a change BMW has made from its legacy of gasoline-powered, front-engine, rear-drive sporty vehicles. For one, it’s entirely powered by electricity. The flat lithium-ion battery pack is built into the car’s floor, and it powers a 125-kilowatt

BMW Digital Charging Service optimizes charging and integrates electric vehicles into the energy market

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BMW i is expanding its engagement in electric mobility with the new BMW Digital Charging Service (DCS)—an intelligent service for predictive, convenient, cost-effective and green power-optimized charging. The new service is part of BMW 360° ELECTRIC portfolio.

BMW reveals 3 Series Plug-in hybrid prototype with 117.5 mpg; next-gen Power eDrive: 2x current capacity, electric AWD

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BMW 3 Series Plug-in hybrid prototype. BMW has unveiled a 3 Series plug-in hybrid prototype. 3 Series PHEV concept. Drivetrain of the 3 Series plug-in hybrid concept. Power eDrive: new generation of “highly electrified” concepts.

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BMW unveils third i concept model: i8 Concept Spyder plug-in hybrid

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BMW i8 Concept Spyder. Following on the presentation of the BMW i3 Concept and BMW i8 Concept coupé at the Frankfurt show in 2011 ( earlier post ), the BMW Group has introduced a third i Model: the BMW i8 Concept Spyder.

2014 BMW i3 Electric Car Revealed In Leaked Images

Green Car Reports

BMW''s long-awaited i3 electric car and range-extended electric car aren''t officially unveiled until next Monday--but leaked images finally reveal the production car''s form. Unsurprisingly, the pictures of the production i3, spotted by Autocar, show a car that doesn''t differ too greatly from the concept version first revealed at the 2011 Frankfurt

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BMW plug-in hybrid Active Tourer concept for Paris debut

Green Cars News

More Paris news today as it is revealed that BMW is to take the covers off a new plug-in hybrid concept at the city’s forthcoming motor show. Using the same technology as featured in the i8 sports car, which is planned for launch in 2014, the new Concept Active Tourer is a small MPV-type vehicle [.]. BMW concept Paris Motor Show plug-in hybrid

First BMW i Store Opens in London, i3 Concept Gets New Interior

Green Car Reports

Now, weeks ahead of the BMW-sponsored 2012 London Olympic games, BMW’s London Park Lane store will become If you’ve ever visited central London in England and visited its famous Hyde Park, the chances are you’ve also seen one of BMW’s most prestigious showrooms, located along the highly-expensive and exclusive Park Lane.

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BMW i4 Concept Electric Coupe To Appear At LA Show: Report

Green Car Reports

BMW could be set to unveil a new, sporty electric car at the upcoming 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show. Likely to be based on the BMW i3 electric city car, the new BMW 'i4' would be a more "fasionable and sporty" model to complement the i3 in BMW's increasing electric range. According to French magazine l'Automobile, the new car could be unveiled at the

BMW Reveals All-Electric Vision ConnectedDrive Concept

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BMW is going to great lengths to show that electric cars can look good as well as just being green, revealing today its new Vision ConnectedDrive zero-emission roadster concept ahead of its world debut next month at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show. The automaker doesn’t go into detail as to what is powering the concept but does state that it

BMW to launch new ‘project i’ sub-brand on Monday

Green Cars News

An important landmark in the history of the BMW Group is expected on Monday 21 February as the German carmaker announces the introduction of an entirely new sub-brand. Expected to be the production realisation of the manufacturer’s work on the Mega City Vehicle concept and ‘project i’, the new marque is expected to hit European [.]. BMW Electric cars electric car Mega City

Porsche's All-Electric Tesla Competitor Coming To Frankfurt As Concept: Report

Green Car Reports

The German automaker known for its sports cars has already built three plug-in hybrids, beating Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz to launch that powertrain in the large luxury sedan and mid-size crossover segments. Among established luxury brands, Porsche may be among the best equipped to challenge Tesla Motors.