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    Report: BMW crushing ActiveE EVs, saving all batteries
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    It's unlikely to spark a movement and a movie, the way a certain EV1 did a decade ago, but anyone who's seen Who Killed The Electric Car? will likely cringe at this bit of news. Despite the fact that crushing and recycling old vehicles is standard operating procedure in the auto industry, when ...

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    BMW refutes Megacity lease-only reports, final name coming this month
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    BMW Megacity – Click above for high-res image
    Within days of reports that BMW's upcoming Megacity electric may end up being offered on a short-term lease basis, the German automaker has refuted the claim. Though BMW's 1-Series-based ActiveE will test out the short-term leasing waters, the ...

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    Report: BMW mulling lease-only program for Megacity
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    In mid-January, Autocar reported that BMW's upcoming Megacity electric will be an "expensive" vehicle, noting that "BMW is a premium product and electric mobility will not be cheap." The high price comes from not only the battery but the ...

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    Report: BMW Megacity to cost more than the Nissan Leaf
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    BMW Megacity – Click above for high-res image
    BMW's upcoming electric vehicle, the Megacity, will rely upon the use of high-tech carbon fiber to keep weight in check, thereby improving its performance and range. However, the Megacity's radical design, which incorporates an extensive amount ...

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    BMW mulls addition of pedestrian warning system for electric vehicles
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    BMW ActiveE concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    In mid-December, the U.S. Senate and House voted to approve a measure that would require hybrids and plug-in vehicles to emit a sound when traveling at low speeds to warn nearby pedestrians. The bill, called the Pedestrian Safety ...

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    BMW announces trial markets for ActiveE electric car effort
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    BMW ActiveE concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The evolution of BMW's electric vehicle program, Project i, goes sort of like this: from Mini E concept to leasing that car to happy customers to the ActiveE concept to field tests of the larger sedan next year and then on to the ...

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    BMW releases teaser sketch of Megacity EV, and we tease a little too
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    BMW Megacity Vehicle – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Just as automakers tease with design sketches that reveal very little, we too can tease by offering up just a smidge of info before our big release. So here goes: the BMW Megacity electric vehicle (EV) will be the first ...

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    Megacity to kick off new BMW sub-brand lineup of radical electric vehicles, some sporty
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    BMW has been actively working on electric vehicles for more than 20 years. The vehicles pictured above represent a limited view of the company's efforts, but all are nothing more than concepts or one-off attempts. Now BMW is making real progress towards an electric future that started with the ...

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    At Witz' End - BMW's "One Day University" details lessons learned in the Mini E program
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    The Mini E Field Trial Last time, I reported on a BMW "One Day University" put on for selected media at the company's Woodcliff Lake, NJ, U.S. Engineering Center. Among the things I learned that day was how BMW has been executing an "EfficientDynamics" engineering philosophy to continuously ...

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    BMW envisions early electric vehicles as niche rides for urban dwellers
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    BMW ActiveE concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    BMW is known for delivering the "Ultimate Driving Machine," words that don't really conjure up images of tiny city cars that rarely get a chance to exceed 40 miles per hour. So, it's somewhat surprising that the company's first ...

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    20 UK drivers will get free leases of the all-electric Mini E
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    MINI E – Click above for high-res image gallery
    It seems that most of the Mini E drivers in the U.S – who are paying $850 a month to lease the all-electric prototype vehicles – really love their vehicles. This is what we hear from the drivers themselves and from BMW. While U.S. ...

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    BMW: Actually, we're planning on more than 200 ActiveE units for the U.S.
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    BMW ActiveE concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    There was news last week that BMW's upcoming lease program for the BMW ActiveE concept, an all-electric 1 Series, would be limited to 200 units in the U.S. BMW would like everyone to know that final distribution numbers for the ...

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    BMW to produce Megacity electric vehicle in Leipzig
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    BMW ActiveE concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    BMW announced today that it will build its first regular series production electric vehicle at its plant in Leipzig in northern Germany. The Megacity EV is expected to debut sometime around 2012-13 and will be targeted as an urban ...

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    BMW gets MINI E research assist from UC Davis in year-long study
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    The University of California at Davis has a long history of understanding plug-in vehicles and how people use plug-ins. After all, this is a school with a dedicated Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) Research Center. The latest automaker to ...

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    BMW will create new electric vehicle sub-brand
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    MINI E - Click above for high-res image gallery
    BMW CEO Norbert Reithofer told Reuters this week that its future electric cars will be badged as BMWs. This contradicts some earlier rumors that the automaker would revive another brand such as Triumph or Isetta for its electric vehicles. The ...

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    BMW building more MINI Es for European testing
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    MINI E - click above for high-res image gallery
    The popularity of BMW's MINI E test program in the United States has evidently prompted the company to expand production beyond the original 500 cars and add a smaller test fleet in Europe. The original plan, as announced last fall, was for 500 of ...

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    BMW Announces Megacity hybrid-electric vehicle
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    BMW Chairman Norbert Reithofer has reportedly confirmed a new eco-friendly machine called the Megacity Vehicle as part of the automaker's Project i. Beyond the name, details are sketchy. According to Reithofer, "Customers will have the choice between a fully electric drive and a high-efficiency ...

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