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  • Solarwatt Carport System

    Tesla pioneered the idea of harnessing solar power to create an incentive to lure potential customers to its cars. Late last year the Californian startup opened the first of a series of ‘fueling’ stations where owners of its Model S could drive in and charge their batteries to approximately half their charge, for no cost whatsoever. Now BMW, which later this year will launch its first of a new range of electric cars, is announcing a similar concept. Rather than establish its own solar-powered charging stations, BMW will offer owners of its new i range of electric cars an elegant...

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    BMW Announces New i Eco Concept For 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show

    The first vehicles from BMW’s new i division for sustainability and future mobility, the i3 electric hatch and i8 plug-in hybrid sports car, are nearing the end of their development phase and will be launched on the market in 2013 and 2014, respectively. However, BMW shows no signs of slowing...

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    Fan Of The BMW i8 Concept? Catch It In New York, This November

    As production edges ever closer for BMW's i3 and i8 electric vehicles, examples of each are touring the globe and letting fans get a closer look. The BMW i 'Born Electric' Tour kicked off in Rome back in June, and is set to make a stop in New York City from November 13-18. The tour lets members of...

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    BMW To Start Selling Cars Online: Report

    BMW will be embarking on a bold new method of selling cars with the launch of its electrified i3 city car and i8 sports car next year, the first models from the automaker’s new i sub-brand for environmentally friendly vehicles. BMW will reportedly offer the cars to customers online, as well...

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    BMW i Born Electric Tour Gets Underway, First Stop Rome

    The first cars from BMW’s new i sub-brand are set to go on sale next year and in the lead up to their arrival BMW will be sending concept versions on a world tour to help further build awareness of the eco-friendly brand. The new tour is the BMW i Born Electric Tour, which has just kicked off...

  • BMW i8 Concept
    Luxury Gets Light: BMW Takes Stake In Carbon Fiber Maker SGL

    BMW today announced it has taken a 15.16 percent stake in SGL Carbon SE, a leading manufacturer of carbon fiber and carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP). This move should surprise no one, as BMW has been closely partnered with SGL for several years now, but it does put a point on the near future...

  • BMW Highly Automated Driving prototype

    We love self-driving cars here at All Car Tech. It's not that we don't like driving ourselves as there's nothing better than having the open road to yourself, but even in the comfiest of cars some traffic conditions make us wish we could simply teleport place to place. In the absence of Star Trek tech, autonomous vehicles are the next best thing. Several carmakers and computing companies are developing the technology to a stage where it now really works. To prove it, BMW has equipped a 5-Series sedan with its very latest autonomous technology, allowing it to travel along a freeway...

  • BMW ActiveE electric car production line, Leipzig, Germany
    Blowin' In The Wind: Turbines To Power BMW Leipzig Factory

    However green cars are able to get, the process of building thousands of them every year still isn't particularly environmentally friendly. The manufacturers are doing all they can to improve this. GM's Detroit-Hamtramck factory that produces the Chevrolet Volt is equipped with several solar panel...

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    More Carbon Fiber Parts In BMW Cars From 2013

    BMW is aiming to become of the first manufacturers to begin high-volume production of carbon fiber car parts. The first part-carbon cars could be seen as soon as 2013. The cost and production time of carbon fiber has been reduced considerably over the last few years. The all-carbon McLaren MP4-12C...

  • Frank Weber
    BMW Confirms Appointment Of Key Chevrolet Volt Engineer Frank Weber

    BMW has confirmed it’s poached GM’s former head of product planning, Frank Weber, to fill the role of head of vehicle architecture and integration at the luxury automaker. Weber, a key engineer in the development of the Chevrolet Volt and its Voltec range-extending electric drive...

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