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BMW's hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle getting closer to reality

BMW's hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle getting closer to reality

Many automakers have chosen to promote battery-electric or hydrogen fuel-cell cars exclusively, but BMW is dabbling in both. The German firm already sells its all-electric i3, along with a growing cadre of plug-in hybrid models. But it's also developing hydrogen fuel-cell powertrains, with some... read more

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BMW Vision Next 100 concept

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

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... read more March 9, 2016 by

2015 MINI Countryman Park Lane

Next MINI Countryman SUV To Offer Plug-In Hybrid Version

Plug-in hybrid SUVs seem to be the "in" thing among luxury carmakers, with Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Volvo all rolling out plug-in versions of recent large utility... read more February 26, 2016 by

2016 Mercedes-Benz S550e Plug-In Hybrid

All Those Plug-In Hybrid Models? They're For China, More Than The U.S.

Between now and 2020, the three German luxury brands--Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz-- will collectively add more than a dozen plug-in hybrid models to their lineups. The goal... read more January 28, 2016 by

2016 BMW 328d

BMW Admits VW Emission Scandal Hurts All Diesel Sales In U.S.

With the revelation that it cheated on emissions tests using "defeat device" software, Volkswagen has gone from one of the biggest proponents of diesel cars in the U.S. to... read more January 26, 2016 by

BMW i Future Interaction concept - 2016 Consumer Electronics Show

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

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... read more January 6, 2016 by

2013 Chevrolet Volt and its replacement, 2015 BMW i3 REx  [photo: Jeff Pantukhoff]

Why A 2015 BMW i3 REx Replaced My 2013 Chevy Volt: Electric-Car Evolution

The car most comparable to the first Chevrolet Volt is the current BMW i3 fitted with the optional REx range-extending engine. Both cars run entirely in electric mode until... read more January 1, 2016 by

2013 BMW 7-Series 4-door Sedan 750Li RWD Grille

2021 BMW i6 Electric Sedan Rumored To Follow 2018 i5 Crossover

With 2016 about to arrive, BMW is by far the most advanced of the three German automakers in selling battery-electric cars. All three makers plan to offer plug-in hybrid... read more December 24, 2015 by

BMW and Nissan electric car fast-charging station

Nissan, BMW Partner To Provide More Fast-Charging For Electric Cars

Many automakers are working to add public DC fast-charging stations for their electric cars. But not all stations can be used by all cars. In fact, there are currently three... read more December 22, 2015 by

2015 BMW i3

2017 BMW i3 Electric Car: 100- To 110-Mile Range, Battery Pack Retrofit?

The BMW i3 electric car is due for a range boost in the near future, Harald Krüger--the company's CEO--said recently. But BMW hasn't publicly discussed the matter... read more November 25, 2015 by

BMW i3 at DC fast-charging station

Some BMW i3 Electric-Car Owners Get Expanded Free Fast Charging

As DC fast-charging networks emerge as a crucial battleground for long-range electric cars, BMW will expand its ChargeNow program for owners of its i3 electric hatchback... read more November 23, 2015 by

BMW i3 Shadow Sport

BMW i3 'Shadow Sport' Limited Edition Electric Car Offers Moonroof At Last

BMW is finally offering a much-sought option for its i3 electric car--but only to a handful of customers. That option is a moonroof, which hasn't been available on the i3 in... read more November 17, 2015 by

Patent drawing for BMW plug-in hybrid research vehicle - Image via Car News China, PC Auto

BMW '706-MPG' Research Car Aims At VW XL1 Ultra-Efficiency Vehicle

BMW is developing an ultra-efficient plug-in hybrid vehicle as a rival to the Volkswagen XL1 diesel plug-in hybrid. At least, that's what patent images filed by BMW in China... read more November 14, 2015 by

2012 Fisker Karma from the Rogers' Classic Car Museum collection

Karma Automotive (Nee Fisker) To Use BMW Electric-Car Powertrains

Karma Automotive--the carmaker formerly known as Fisker Automotive--says it will use BMW powertrain components in upcoming production models. BMW will supply high-voltage... read more November 13, 2015 by

2015 BMW i3

BMW i3 Electric Car To Get Longer Range Next Year, CEO Says

The BMW i3 electric car will get a longer range next year, and it will soon be followed by another "i" model, the carmaker's chief executive says. That would expand the BMW... read more October 22, 2015 by

1917 Detroit Electric Model 68, restored by Donald Davidson  [photo used with permission of EAA]

1917 Detroit Electric Vs 2014 BMW i3: A Century Of Electric Cars

What a difference a century makes, more or less. The 1917 Detroit Electric Model 68 in these photos was painstakingly restored over a period of years by owner Donald... read more September 18, 2015 by


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