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Is The 2012 BMW ActiveHybrid 5 Really Green, Or Not?

Is The 2012 BMW ActiveHybrid 5 Really Green, Or Not?

Just ten years ago, cars like the 2002 Toyota Prius traded performance for unbelievably-high gas mileage, bringing the concept of eco-friendly gasoline electric hybrid cars to the masses. Recently however, automakers like BMW have used full hybrid technology to give high performance luxury cars... read more

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BMW ActiveE electric car

With 4,000 VIP BMWs, How Green Are London's Olympic Games?

Like a karaoke singer following a top rock band, London has its work cut out in hosting the 2012 Olympic games, following China's impressive 2008 games. The city won't have... read more January 3, 2012 by  3


 
2013 BMW i3 Electric Car Smartphone App

2013 BMW i3 Electric Car iPhone App Screenshots Teased: 2012 Detroit Auto Show

We’re less than a week away from the 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, and that means automakers are eagerly dropping hints about what we’ll... read more January 3, 2012 by  1


 
The 2013 Lexus GS 250

BMW Won’t Be Giving Lexus Diesel Engines, BMW Confirms

At the end of November, BMW and Toyota Europe announced they had entered into a green engine partnership in order to work together on diesel engine and battery technology. At... read more December 19, 2011 by  2


 
2006 BMW Hydrogen 7

BMW And GM On The Brink Of Fuel Cell Partnership?

It's sometimes easy to forget about fuel cell vehicles, with so much emphasis by manufacturers on electric cars and hybrids as a way of weaning ourselves off gasoline. Honda... read more December 13, 2011 by  2


 
BMW and Toyota to swap green technology

BMW, Toyota Release More Information On Green Engine Partnership

Earlier this week our sister site Motor Authority reported that the European arms of BMW and Toyota had plans to work together on exchanging diesel and hybrid car technology... read more December 1, 2011 by 


 
The 2012 Toyota Prius. Image: Toyota

Expecting A BMW-Engined Toyota Or BMWs With Toyota Hybrids? You Shouldn’t

Earlier today, our sister site MotorAuthority covered a story detailing a new green-engine partnership between BMW and Toyota for European-built BMW and Toyota cars. But... read more November 29, 2011 by 


 
BMW i3 Concept, Nov. 2011

Are The BMW i3 And i8 Electric Cars A Mission Impossible?

At the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show, BMW introduced its press conference with a preview of the next installment of the Tom Cruise Mission Impossible movie series. BMW features... read more November 18, 2011 by 


 
BMW i3 and i8 preview, New York City, November 2011, photo by Tom Moloughney

Sneak Peek: BMW i3 And i8 U.S. Debut Before LA Auto Show

Yesterday afternoon, BMW hosted a Special Sneak Peek Preview Event of the BMW i3 and BMW i8 concept electric cars in New York. Both cars will make their official U.S. debut... read more November 10, 2011 by  3


 
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BMW Pairs Electric And Traditional Turbos To Boost Efficiency

To improve fuel efficiency, engines are gradually shedding accessory drives. Electric power steering is now commonplace, and electric air conditioning compressors are used on... read more November 3, 2011 by  3


 
BMW ActiveE electric car, Munich, October 2011; photo by Tom Moloughney

First Drive: BMW ActiveE Electric Car Prototype

A couple of weeks ago, BMW invited me to come to Munich and take part in the first drive of production versions of the BMW ActiveE, their second battery electric test... read more October 18, 2011 by  2


 
2013 BMW ActiveHybrid 3

2013 BMW ActiveHybrid 3: Is This The Greenest 3-Series Ever?

BMW today announced the sixth generation of its quintessential 3-Series, the compact sport sedan that is its highest volume seller and the face of BMW globally. Along with... read more October 14, 2011 by  4


 
BMW i Purif-I hand sanitizer by Susanne Kaufmann Cosmetics

BMW Purif-i Hand Sanitizer Even Cleaner Than i3 Electric Car

The world of car-branded merchandise has resulted in some unusual items in the past. Ferrari, for instance is well known for its scarlet-clad teddy bears and a hugely... read more October 11, 2011 by  2


 
2014 BMW i3 spotted in Chicago

BMW Executives Detail More About 2014 i3 Electric Car

BMW might be working hard to encourage drivers to become electronauts in its Active E electric car trials due to start in the next few months, but the German automaker has... read more October 6, 2011 by  6


 
BMW i8 Concept live photos, 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show

GM, BMW Partner To Boost Fuel Efficiency: Report

Necessity, it’s said, can make for strange bedfellows. Take General Motors and BMW, for example; while rival automakers, neither really competes in the same market for... read more October 3, 2011 by  1


 
2012 BMW ActiveHybrid 5

2012 BMW ActiveHybrid 5: Taking Hybrid Luxury To Next Level

Exit one BMW hybrid, enter another. Next March will see the U.S. launch of the 2012 BMW ActiveHybrid 5, the second hybrid sedan in the Germany luxury-car maker's lineup. And... read more September 30, 2011 by 


 
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