Electric cars and hybrids are getting seriously interesting now – new investments made by the Government in charging stations and the advancements made by car manufacturers with fuelling mean that the average motorist is more tempted than ever before to get a car that’s designed to be kind to the environment. Combine that with some of the stunning electric car designs you can get now (the Tesla Model S and BMW i8 being prime examples), and even teenagers are starting to drool over cars that are powered by the same thing as a tablet computer. Continue reading New Vauxhall Ampera Review
BMW is gearing up for a remarkable world premiere and the US debut of two exciting new vehicles on the West Coast. At the LA Auto Show 2013, the BMW 4 Series Convertible is being unveiled on the world stage to reveal an extraordinary combination of dynamic performance, aesthetic appeal and the thrill of the open-air driving experience. Continue reading BMW at the LA Motor Show 2013
The present and future of driving pleasure converge in the new models presented by the BMW and BMW i brands at the International Motor Show (IAA) 2013 in Frankfurt am Main. One of the highlights of the world’s most important car show this year is the joint premiere of the BMW i3 and BMW i8. The BMW Group’s first purely electrically powered vehicle to go into series production and the world’s most forward-looking sports car showcase the future focus, universal appeal and broad spread of the BMW i brand. The BMW i3 is the world’s first premium car conceived from the ground up to deliver electric mobility and emission-free driving in urban areas. With its eye on maximising efficiency both within the city limits and beyond, the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid combines the dynamic capability of a high-performance sports car with fuel consumption and emissions you would normally expect from a small car. Both models feature a passenger cell made from carbon-fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) and BMW eDrive technology that enables them to be driven on electric power alone. Continue reading BMW at the 2013 Frankfurt International Motor Show
The world, and with it the sphere of personal mobility, is in a state of ecological, economic and social upheaval. Global developments such as climate change, dwindling resources and increasing urbanisation call for fresh solutions. BMW i is finding those solutions. The brand stands for visionary vehicle concepts, inspiring design and a new understanding of premium that is strongly defined by sustainability. Continue reading The BMW i3
When BMW AG decided to venture into electric powered concept cars, its overall strategy was that it would be done from the ground up — encompassing recyclable materials for use in manufacturing the cars up to tapping on renewable energy to power the plant.
The German luxury carmaker is investing about €400 million (RM1.6 billion) in new buildings and production facilities by 2013 which will also create 800 new jobs.
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