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Recharging EV Interest: GM, BMW Finish DC Fast Charger Testing

Quickly recharging electric vehicles is about to get much easier. BMW and General Motors engineers have finished testing on SAE Combo DC Fast Charge stations developed by different suppliers, making sure each is capable of providing a quick charge for electric vehicles including the BMW i3 and Chevrolet Spark EV. ...
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2015 Audi A3/S3 Sedan Debuts, A3 Hatch PHEV Confirmed for U.S. – 2013 New York

Show floor update: Audi revealed the 2015 A3 and S3 to reporters at a private event ahead of the New York auto show ahead of its public debut at the Shanghai auto show next month. Executives at the automaker revealed additional details during the preview, including a prediction of “almost ...
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Touring the Innovative BMW i3 Assembly Plant

As BMW fine-tunes the robots and tooling that will soon begin building the i3—the world’s first mass-produced carbon-fiber-intensive electric/plug-in-hybrid car—we were invited for a tour of its innovative Leipzig assembly plant home for a progress report and a look at just how environmentally friendly the i3 really is. As we’ve previously ...
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Subaru’s SHARC Wins Highway Patrol Vehicle 2025 Competition at L.A. Auto Show

With the automotive landscape constantly changing, law enforcement vehicles must also evolve. For this year’s L.A. Auto Show Design Challenge, designers were tasked with envisioning the Highway Patrol’s bad guy-foiling vehicle for the year 2025. Subaru Global Design’s SHARC (Subaru Highway Automated Response Concept) has been crowned the winner of ...
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Visio.M: BMW, Daimler Involved in Joint Venture to Make Small EV for the Masses

Electric vehicles like the Nissan Leaf may finally be making impressions on U.S. buyers, but that doesn’t mean the search to improve EV technology is over. In an attempt to better EV technology by focusing on lowering weight and cost, BMW served as the lead manager of a joint venture ...
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We Hear: BMW to use Toyota Hybrid, Hydrogen Powertrains

We already knew that Toyota and BMW had made plans to share some powertrain technologies, but a new report from Automotive News suggests that Toyota will supply its hybrid and hydrogen fuel cell technologies to BMW for use in the German company’s cars. In December of last year, Toyota and BMW agreed that ...
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Toyota, BMW Fuel-Cell Technology Sharing Agreement Almost Finalized

Toyota and BMW may announce the final details of their fuel-cell technology sharing agreement this week. From the Japanese automaker, BMW will lease fuel-cell technology including drivetrain and hydrogen storage technology, Automotive News reports. BMW plans to show a fuel-cell prototype by 2015 and have a production car by 2020. A ...
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Spied: BMW 1 Series GT Previews BMW’s Upcoming Front-Drive Four-Door Hatch

Like it or not, you’re looking at part of BMW’s future. A BMW 1 Series GT production prototype has been caught just a day after we brought you spy shots of a Mini Cooper four-door hatch. First seen in concept form as the BMW Concept Active Tourer, these photos provide ...
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Addicted to Torque: Top 10 Diesels We Want in the U.S. Now

Just a decade ago, the consumer diesel market in America was practically nonexistent. Aside from domestic full-sized trucks, Volkswagen was one of the only automakers catering to diehard diesel loyalists. Those Volkswagen TDI drivers may have been oil-burning oddballs, but they also lead the way to the resurgence of modern ...
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Thread of the Day: Tesla Model S, BMW M5, Mercedes CLS63 AMG, or Porsche Panamera Turbo S?

It may be an electric car, but the 2012 Tesla Model S is fast. Stupid fast. In our exclusive First Test and Range Verification, a 2012 Model S Signature Performance 85 accelerated from 0-60 mph in 3.9 seconds, and completed the quarter mile in 12.5 seconds at 110.9 mph, making ...
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