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Car Wars! Family Edition: Which BMW M Is The Best Looking To You?

As we've seen the BMW brand grow in the US, it's been interesting to see the company go from the production of cars in the fashion of "same sausage, different size" into more organic designs.

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Related Topix: Coupe, BMW M3, Hatchback, Convertible, Sedan, BMW, BMW M, BMW i8, Autos

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Reuters

Tesla Motors, China Unicom to build car charging outlets across China

The companies have signed a deal to build charging posts at 400 China Unicom stores in 120 cities, and will also set up super-charging outlets in 20 Chinese cities, Tesla's China spokeswoman Peggy Yang said.

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Related Topix: Telecom, China Unicom, Tesla Motors, Startups, Coupe, BMW i8, Hatchback, BMW, Auto Dealers, Santa Clara County, CA, Palo Alto, CA

Ludlow Advertiser

New BMW i8 is simply electric on the road

FACTS AT A GLANCE BMW i8, A 94,845 inc A 5,000 gov grant Engine: 1.5-litre petrol unit and electric motor producing a combined 357bhp and 420lb/ft of torque Transmission: Six-speed dual clutch gearbox driving the rear wheels.

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Related Topix: Coupe, BMW i8, BMW, Hatchback

Thu Aug 28, 2014

INAUTONEWS

[VIDEO] BMW i8 gets tested by Motor Trend

Jonny Lieberman from Motor Trend has recently went for a spin in the impressive BMW i8 and he tried to answer some pretty difficult questions.

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Related Topix: Coupe, BMW i8, BMW, Hatchback

GreenCarReports

Main Path To Better Fuel Efficiency: Lighter Vehicles, Say Automakers

There are many routes to improving fuel efficiency in modern cars, but one route in particular seems to be resonating with automakers, automotive engineers and designers: Shedding weight.

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Related Topix: Land Rover Range Rover, Land Rover, SUV, Land, BMW 6 Series, BMW, Coupe, Hatchback, Convertible, BMW i8, Volkswagen, Volkswagen Golf

Iol.co.za

Re-charging SA, one BMW i3 at a time

We all know the chicken-and-egg conundrum facing all battery-car makers: you can't sell high-powered electric cars unless the charging infrastructure is in place and you can't get anybody to provide infrastructure until the cars are there to use it.

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Related Topix: Hatchback, BMW, Coupe, BMW i8, Marketing

INAUTONEWS

US: BMW needs Silicon Valley gurus to adopt the i8

The German premium automaker managed to hit the bulls eye when one of the first US customers of the $136,000 i8 plug-in hybrid top of the range sports car was a former Apple executive.

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Related Topix: Coupe, BMW i8, BMW, Hatchback, Science / Technology, Apple, Startups, Steve Jobs

Pocket-lint.co.uk

BMW 220d review

Great to drive, great combination of power and efficiency from the 2-litre diesel engine, spacious, good ergonomics and iDrive continues to impress Diesel engine is a little noisy, lacks some basic kit in this guise and needs speccing carefully, design and technology fail to wow - especially in a showroom setting BMW has gone to town on a host of ... (more)

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Related Topix: BMW, Coupe, BMW 2 Series, Convertible, BMW 3 Series, Wagon, Hybrid, Hatchback, Sedan, BMW i8, SUV, BMW X4, Audi TT, Audi

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Car and Driver

10 Green Cars that Don't Suck: Eco-Excellence at All Price Points

Mix pious intentions with dreary mechanical bits and then stir in some driving misery, and the result is a "green car."

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Related Topix: Marketing, Hatchback, BMW, Coupe, BMW i8, BMW M3, Convertible, Sedan, Volkswagen, Volkswagen Golf, Big Sur, CA

Automotive News

China said to mull $16 billion funding for EV chargers

China is considering providing as much as 100 billion yuan in government funding to build electric-vehicle charging facilities and spur demand for clean cars, according to two people familiar with the matter.

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Related Topix: World News, China, Asia, Construction, Berkshire Hathaway, Investment Services, Hatchback, BMW

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Ludlow Advertiser

New BMW i8 is simply electric on the road

FACTS AT A GLANCE BMW i8, A 94,845 inc A 5,000 gov grant Engine: 1.5-litre petrol unit and electric motor producing a combined 357bhp and 420lb/ft of torque Transmission: Six-speed dual clutch gearbox driving the rear wheels.

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Related Topix: Coupe, BMW i8, BMW, Hatchback

Sun Aug 24, 2014

Digital Trends

Telecom company testing wireless EV charging on the track, predicts 2017 consumer debut

BMW and Daimler announced a cooperative effort to develop wireless electric vehicle charging technology in July, but similar charging methods are already in use, albeit in a place you might not expect.

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Related Topix: Coupe, BMW i8, Hatchback, BMW, Autos

GuruFocus.com

Tesla Motors Is Now Facing a New Challenge

Tesla has had a virtual bolt on the high end of the electric auto market up to this point.

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Related Topix: Tesla Model S, Sedan, Tesla Motors, Startups, Hatchback, BMW, Coupe, Toyota Prius, Hybrid, Toyota

Christian Science Monitor

Tax incentives for electric and hybrid plugins: five tips

A BMW i3 electric car and charger is shown at the Electric Power Research Institute's Plug-In 2014 conference in San Jose, Calif.

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Related Topix: Hatchback, BMW, Tax

Sat Aug 23, 2014

GreenCarReports

GM 200-Mile Electric Car, Accord Hybrid Shortages, Volt Vs BMW i3 REx, : The Week In Reverse

Why is Honda's Accord Hybrid still in such short supply? And how much do we really know about GM's mythical 200-mile electric car? Friday, we published a comprehensive driving comparison of the two main range-extended electric cars on the U.S. market: the 2014 BMW i3 REx and the Chevy Volt .

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Related Topix: Hybrid, Electric Vehicle, Hatchback, Chevrolet Volt, Chevrolet, BMW

Fri Aug 22, 2014

GreenCarReports

BMW i3 REx Vs Chevy Volt, Chargepoint App Tested, 2015 Honda Fit Safety: Today's Car News

Today we have a range-extended electric-car faceoff between the 2014 BMW i3 REx and the Chevrolet Volt.

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Related Topix: Hybrid, Honda, Electric Vehicle, Hatchback, Honda Fit, Chevrolet Volt, Chevrolet, BMW

GreenCarReports

2014 BMW i3 REx Vs Chevy Volt: Range-Extended Electric Cars Compared

I've driven a Volt for almost three years now, and it's been a splendid car--quiet, smooth, peppy, and amazingly economical.

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Related Topix: Hatchback, BMW, Hybrid, Electric Vehicle, Chevrolet Volt, Chevrolet, Environmental Law, Law

MotorAuthority

BMW i8 Named Official Safety Car Of Formula E: Video

If you're going to launch a low-emissions motor sport like Formula E , you'll want to extend its ethos into off-track aspects of the series too.

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Related Topix: Coupe, BMW i8, BMW, Hatchback

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Inhabitat

Point.One S: BMW's First Solar Charging Point Brings Beautiful...

Eco-friendly technology is looking better than ever thanks to innovations like the recently launched Point.One S, BMW's first solar charging point for their i3 and i8 e-mobility line.

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Related Topix: Coupe, BMW i8, Hatchback, BMW

Nanaimo Daily News

BMW takes a risk on electric ...

Standing apart from the crowd can be risky in the car business. Do it right and buyers will reward you with plenty of cash-in-hand orders.

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Related Topix: Hatchback, BMW, Hybrid, Electric Vehicle, Chevrolet Volt, Chevrolet

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