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2012 London Olympics

  • Formulec EF01 electric race car

    Olympic sports events leave a lasting impression on the countries they visit. Not just in terms of athletes, but in the facilities they leave behind. London's 2012 Olympic Games were no different, and several companies are attempting to find a use for the huge Olympic park specially constructed to host the games. One of those could involve electric cars--a race series, to be precise. According to businessGreen, former UK Science Minister and now race car builder Lord Drayson, has suggested the Olympic Park could be a venue for the upcoming Formula E series. Formula E is the touted electric...

  • BMW's London 2012 Olympic remote control MINIs
    Electric Mini MINIs Help Out At London Olympic Games

    The 2012 Olympic Games might be based in London this year, but the official car sponsor is distinctly German, with BMW supplying all the official games vehicles. Still, Brits can take some solace that a selection of MINIs make up part of the fleet, adding a traditional touch to the games. Forty of...

  • London Taxi
    Hydrogen-Fueled Olympics Taxis Sent 130 Miles To Refuel--On Diesel Trucks

    The London Olympics now underway are a showcase for green cars. Automotive sponsor BMW is getting massive exposure for 4,000 of its greenest vehicles, including lower-emission ActiveHybrid models, fuel-efficient diesels, and much-anticipated i3 all-electric city car and i8 plug-in hybrid sports...

  • BMW's London 2012 Olympic Games fleet
    Five Green Rings: BMW's Electric, Hybrid, Diesels Olympic Fleet

    Nobody envies the country that follows China in hosting the Olympic Games. With huge, spectacular and immaculately choreographed opening and closing ceremonies to compete with, London has chosen a different tack for its games: Green. That's why the London Olympic organizing committee has teamed up...

  • BMW diesels used to support the 2012 London Olympic Games
    BMW's Low-Emissions Olympic Fleet Lands In London

    London is making big claims that its Olympic games held this summer will be the greenest yet. To that end, it was announced last year that BMW would be supplying 4,000 of its low-emissions cars to the event, including 200 electric cars. The company has revealed that the first cars in its huge fleet...

  • 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 as much trouble beating Beijing's pollution levels though, which is why London is claiming its games will be the "greenest...

  • BMW ActiveE

    The 2012 Olympics to be held next summer in London may be the greenest yet, with spectators and many participants moving by mass transit among the various venues. Still, automotive partner BMW plans to provide up to 4,000 vehicles for use during the events. Now we learn that 200 of those will be battery electric vehicles: 160 BMW ActiveE sedans, plus 40 Mini E two-seat hatchbacks. The bulk of the cars will be clean-diesel versions of its various models--only two of which are presently sold in the States--along with the new BMW ActiveHybrid 5 sedan, which has not yet been introduced here...

  • Rolls-Royce 102EX Electric Phantom
    Rolls-Royce Confirms 102EX Electric Phantom Prototype

    Silent cruising in a seemingly impregnable fortress of fine leather, sensuous wood, and hand-built steel and glass is the ultimate goal of hyper-luxury brands like Rolls-Royce. Which means it's not too surprising that the automaker has confirmed the development of an all-electric version of its...

  • 2010 Rolls-Royce Phantom
    Want To Waft In Eco-Friendly Fashion? Electric Rolls-Royce May Be On The Way

    If Bentley is all about seamless low-end torque from V-8 engines (or the odd W-12), then Rolls-Royce is about 'wafting'. That's the word used to describe the experience of riding in an utterly silent, totally effortless conveyance that sets one above the common man. Which might, if you think about...

  • BMW Megacity Vehicle official teaser
    BMW Green Vehicles, Including Megacity Electric, Named 'i'

    The BMW "MegaCity" carbon-fiber all-electric car, scheduled for launch in 2013, may be the most radical BMW in decades. BMW had confirmed that this first production electric car to wear the BMW badge would be the first of a sub-brand within the make, much as its "M" series of performance editions...

  • BMW Megacity Vehicle official teaser
    BMW Megacity On Show At 2012 London Olympic Games

    Though it’s not scheduled to go on sale until 2013, BMW’s upcoming Megacity Vehicle will appear in near-production form one year earlier, at the 2012 Olympics Games taking place in London. BMW is the official automotive partner for the 2012 games so you can bet that a small fleet of the...

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