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Plugging into a better future | 2018 BMW 530e iPerformance

Published: May 3, 2017

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Filed under: Green , BMW , Fuel Efficiency , First Drives , First Ride , Sedan , Hybrid , Luxury A smaller engine is a bigger play this time around. Continue reading Plugging into a better future | 2018 BMW 530e iPerformance Plugging into a better future | 2018 BMW 530e iPerformance originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 03 May 2017 12:00:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds .


Report: BMW ready to bring more i3, i8 plug-ins to US

Published: October 9, 2014

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Manufacturing/Plants , BMW BMW has found a receptive audience for its first batches of plug-in vehicles in the good ‘ole USA. The German automaker, which started selling its first mass-produced i plug-ins in Europe late last year, will send a higher percentage of those vehicles to the US because of strong demand here, according to Automotive News , which talked with BMW executive Ian Robertson.


Official: Toyota giving away its first hydrogen car in US

Published: October 9, 2014

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Filed under: Hydrogen , Toyota California isn’t Nevada, but Golden State residents are nonetheless being given a chance to make a small bet on what may be a large prize, courtesy of Toyota . The Japanese automaker will start selling its first hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles on the West Coast late next year, and before that, Toyota would like to pick up some positive publicity by giving America’s first one away to one lucky Californian


Report: Tesla looking ahead to certified used car program

Published: October 8, 2014

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Tesla Motors Few people associate Tesla Motors with the classic shady dealings of a used-car lot, but the electric-vehicle maker may be moving in that direction.


Official: Honda, SolarCity expand sun-powered partnership with new $50 million fund

Published: October 8, 2014

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Filed under: Solar , Honda It must be solar-power announcement time. The DOE is ready to throw $25 million at concentrating solar power and New York State just announced $94 million for solar projects . At the broadly green-minded South By Southwest Eco festival in Austin, TX this week, Honda announced an expansion of its work with SolarCity to include a new fund that could finance up to $50 million in solar projects for dealerships and homes.


Report: Tesla autopilot could offer 90 percent autonomous driving next year

Published: October 7, 2014

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Filed under: Emerging Technologies , EV/Plug-in , Tesla Motors Those Tesla Model S electric vehicles look good, but anyone worried about computers taking over our roads may want to steer clear of them starting next year. That’s because 2015 may be when such vehicles will have autonomous-driving capabilities, according to an interview Tesla Chief Elon Musk conducted with CNN Money .


Official: Toyota has now sold over 7 million hybrids

Published: October 7, 2014

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Filed under: Hybrid , Hydrogen , Toyota You take your victories where you can. In Toyota ‘s case, that means disclosing the cumulative total of hybrid sales since the first Prius was sold in Japan in 1997.


Report: Fast charging your EV might not be as bad as predicted

Published: October 6, 2014

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Filed under: Emerging Technologies , EV/Plug-in Tesla Model S owners rejoice, for any reports of a lithium-ion battery’s rapid demise from fast-charging might be highly exaggerated. A study put together by researchers from Stanford, Sandia National Laboratories and MIT and published in Nature Materials refutes previous reports that indicate that rapid charging and intense use of electric-vehicle batteries degrades them at a faster rate than a slower, steadier recharge-discharge process


Report: Tesla Model S EVs now come with lane departure, speed assist AI

Published: October 6, 2014

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Filed under: Emerging Technologies , EV/Plug-in , Tesla Motors When a car’s built on such a technology-heavy platform like the one used by Tesla Motors , there are going to be a lot of bells and whistles. More of those little “noisemakers” are being rolled out, as previewed by a new software update .


Report: The unexpected connection between Chevy Volt and electric Harley LiveWire

Published: July 1, 2014

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , On Two Wheels , USA It’s approximately 385 miles from Detroit to Milwaukee. With former General Motors executive Jim Federico helping to lead Harley-Davidson’s rather quiet trek into the electric-vehicle age, that distance theoretically just got quite a bit shorter. Now, if we only knew how many full charges it will take Harley’s LiveWire EV to get from one city to the other, we’d really be happy.


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