Archives for July 3rd, 2013

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Fleet of Ford Fusion Energi plug-ins take over charging stations, ruffle feathers

Conjuring up the always entertaining image of a couple of Bay Area treehuggers going medieval on each other, the debate about whether battery-electric vehicles have priority over plug-in hybrids at publicly accessible charging stations went wide this week. The incident was kicked off when a group of ChargePoint stations in ...
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A look back on BMW, South Carolina and Southern manufacturing

It has been 20 years since BMW broke ground on its Spartanburg, SC manufacturing facility, and while the automaker doesn't have any plans to mark the moment, economists and industry analysts have taken a closer look at the facility's impact on South Carolina, the South and global manufacturing. As of ...
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February 2013: BMW Group USA sales down 2.2%. BMW brand sales up 0.5% – BMW BLOG

The BMW Group in the U.S. (BMW and MINI combined) reported February sales of 25,613 vehicles, a decrease of 2.2 percent from the 26,184 vehicles sold in the same month a year ago. “The February results showed there’s a strong underlying demand ready to fuel momentum in the coming months,” said ...
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Video: BMW X6 vs. snowcat

One of BMW’s boldest moves in the past decade is the X6 model. Released in 2008, BMW’s first Sports Activity Coupe combines the attributes of an SUV (high ground clearance, all wheel drive and all-weather ability, large wheels and tires) with the stance of a coupé (bold styling, dramatic sloping ...
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