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BMW is not expecting to earn any profits with its first generation electric vehicles, such as the upcoming Megacity Vehicle, until possibly the second product cycle. BMW's conventional drive cars will subsidize the company's foray into electrical cars.
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The combustion engine drivetrain for the production Vision Efficient Dynamics (gasoline motor version) has been revealed to be from the BMW Concept Active 5, a twinpower turbo straight-six gasoline engine with elecric drive and eight-speed automatic transmission. A fully hybrid version of the VED will follow later.
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AMS reports that BMW's board has decided to green-light the Vision Efficient Dynamics for production at the Leipzig plant. The BMW VED is scheduled to hit the market in 2013 using a regular combustion engine. The drivetrain concept shown at last year's unveiling of the VED (1.5l Diesel engine ... CONTINUED
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We bring you the first photos of the all-electric BMW Concept ActiveE 1-series production model. Compared to concept version, the production ActiveE receives more conventional wheels and tires, a different front bumper, a new hood with a bump, new headlight design, and "E Drive" badges. The upcoming lifecycle impulse ... CONTINUED
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Later today at Opportunity Green in Los Angeles, BMW will announce the markets which will participate in the BMW ActiveE field trial when it begins in summer 2011 - including NYC, LA, San Diego, San Francisco, Sacramento and Boston.
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As expected, the dontblogaboutthis BMW Mystery Car has a new look. Up until now it has been in a randomly thrown-together looking VED+6-series form. The look we're looking at is the form that this concept car may take at a possible unveiling at the 2010 Paris Motor Show next week ... CONTINUED
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For the 6th year straight, BMW has been named as the auto industry’s Supersector leader (aka the world’s most sustainable "green" automobile manufacturer). This was the conclusion of the SAM Group, published in its latest evaluation for the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI). The BMW Group is the only company ... CONTINUED
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A mystery BMW has surfaced at dontblogaboutthis.com. No info is provided on it except some teaser videos and photos. It wears the VED (Vision Efficientdynamics Concept), so could it be a VED production version? Judging by the tall skinny wheels our guess is a hybrid/electric/alternative fuel vehicle of some ... CONTINUED
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In a rather strict interpretation of BMWs Concept AciveEs advertising message, the European Advertising Standards Alliance has banned BMW from advertising "Zero Emissions" with respect to its electric cars. Their basis is that this is a false claim by BMW. See the following explanation:... CONTINUED
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BMW Insider Scott26 has posted up some very very interesting and tantalizing news on BMWs future engine productions, which are of course very much in the vein of EfficientDynamics. The new engine in question is a 3-Cylinder engine that BMW has developed for use primarily within the next generation ... CONTINUED
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The Internal Revenue Service today certified that the BMW ActiveHybrid 7 qualifies for up to a $900 tax credit under the Alternative Motor Vehicle provision. This serves as yet another endorsement for the BMW EfficientDynamics strategy.The ActiveHybrid 7 combines an electric motor with BMW’s much-praised 4.4-liter ... CONTINUED
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Quote: Its really a shame that the word "hybrid" has such a miserly connotation. Its as though everything stamped with the word has to be either economical, eco-friendly or worse: both! How are ... CONTINUED
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Fifth Gear host Tom Ford managed to drive a stock BMW 320d from the Chunnel exit in France to Munich, Germany and almost the entire way back on just one tank of diesel. This equates to 68.9mpg (imperial gallon) and 57.5mpg (US gallon). BMW diesel power flexing its muscle!
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The BMW Group is taking an active role in the “national platform for electromobility” launched by German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on Monday. The BMW Group will contribute its many years of experience in the area of electromobility to the project, plus the extensive scientific results from field tests ... CONTINUED
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Remember these spyshots? Looks like the photos were of a FWD hydrogen hybrid 1-series test car afterall, according to autoblog.nl. The 1-series hydrogen hybrid concept is powered by a 120hp 4 cylinder gas engine, hydrogen fuel, cell, electric motor, FWD and RWD!. The car operates ... CONTINUED
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The world wide premiere of the F10 5-series ActiveHybrid concept is not until the official BMW Press Conference tomorrow, but we bring you photos today of BMW's newest hybrid concept. As you can see by the scene, the 5-series hybrid is a main part of a presentation that will be ... CONTINUED
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Here are all the official details, videos and wallpapers related to the newly released Concept ActiveHybrid 5-series. This is still a concept car in name, but expect a production model to follow suit
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Here are the first official photos of the F10 5-series hybrid which will be making its world debut at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show in just a few days! Photos courtesy of Auto Motor und Sport.
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