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Official: There are now more than 500,000 EVs on the planet

In the three years since automakers started selling mass-produced plug-ins such as the Nissan Leaf battery-electric and Chevrolet Volt extended-range plug-in, global customers have acquired a half-million plug-ins, according to a UC Davis report .

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Related Topix: Nissan Leaf, Nissan, Hatchback, Electric Vehicle, Chevrolet Volt, Hybrid, Chevrolet, UC Davis, Tesla Model S, Sedan, BMW, Ford Fusion, Ford

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Autoblog

Official: 2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class ED has 87-mile range, 84 MPGe

Well, that extra weight had to be felt somewhere. With Mercedes-Benz getting ready to start US sales of its B-Class Electric drive this summer, the big question was how well its range would stack up against other electric vehicles sold in the States.

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Related Topix: Hatchback, Mercedes-Benz B-Class, Mercedes-Benz, Sedan, BMW, Nissan Leaf, Nissan, Tesla Model S

Digital Trends

No cables needed: BMW and Daimler working on wireless charging technology for EVs

The German automakers recently announced a joint effort to develop a wireless charging system for the i3 electric vehicle and i8 plug-in hybrid.

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

Paul Tan's Automotive News

China waives 10% sales tax on EVs to combat smog

Seen or experienced Beijing's infamous smog before? The locals may be used to the grey blanket, but it's a worrying matter nonetheless.

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Related Topix: Li Keqiang, Coupe, BMW i8, Hatchback, BMW

The Jersey Journal

Week-long BMW 'Ultimate Driving Experience' coming to MetLife Stadium

The BMW Ultimate Driving Experience, a nationwide tour featuring 80 BMW models and dynamic behind-the-wheel driving programs at various venues in the U.S, will make a stop next week at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford.

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Related Topix: Hatchback, BMW X3, SUV, BMW, BMW 335i, East Rutherford, NJ, Rutherford, NJ

Paul Tan's Automotive News

BMW and Daimler to work on EV wireless charging

You'll soon be able to say goodbye to plugging up your EV up every night. BMW Group and Daimler have announced a joint venture in the development and implementation of a standardised technology for inductive wireless charging for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles.

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Related Topix: Coupe, BMW i8, BMW, Hatchback, Hybrid, Mercedes-Benz S-Class, Mercedes-Benz, Sedan

Thu Jul 10, 2014

The Auto Channel

BMW Launches First App to Automate the Home Charging Process for BMW i Electric Vehicles

June 9, 2014: The new BMW Smart Charging App makes it possible for BMW i customers to automatically identify the best rates and times for charging their electric vehicles at home.

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Related Topix: Hatchback, BMW, Coupe, BMW i8

Autoblog

BMW working on 'FAST' CUV to slot between X1 and 2 Series

Our spy shooters have caught a new FAST BMW testing that's rumored to hit the market in late 2015.

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Related Topix: Wagon, Hybrid, BMW 5 Series, BMW X1, SUV, Sedan, BMW, Coupe, BMW 7 Series, BMW 6 Series, BMW 2 Series, Hatchback, Convertible

Pocket-lint.co.uk

BMW i8: Driving the supercar of the future

Standing in a small car park on the far Western Coast of the Scottish highlands ought to be the last place you'd expect to draw a crowd.

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Related Topix: Coupe, BMW i8, BMW, Hatchback, Tesla Model S, Sedan

CanadianDriver

Comparison Test: 2014 BMW 335i GT vs. 2015 Volvo V60 T6 R-Design

Twenty years ago, such a comparison would have been unthinkable. Putting up a Volvo wagon against a BMW - any BMW - would be just plain silly.

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Related Topix: BMW 335i, BMW, Volvo V60, Wagon, Volvo, BMW 3 Series, Coupe, Hybrid, BMW 5 Series, Convertible, Hatchback, Sedan, BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo

Suria

China to scrap purchase tax on electric...

China will exempt electric cars and other types of "new energy" vehicles from purchase tax, the government said, as it seeks to reduce pollution and conserve resources.

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Related Topix: Hatchback, BMW

Wed Jul 09, 2014

India Auto News

BMW, Daimler team up for wireless car charging system

Leading automakers BMW and Daimler have entered into a joint venture for the development of wireless charging for electric cars and plug in hybrids.

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Related Topix: Coupe, BMW i8, Hatchback, BMW

Jalopnik

BMW May Change Names To 330i And 340i With New Engines

Remember the days when a BMW 328i had a 2.8-liter engine and a 535i had a 3.5-liter engine, and you knew this from the name of the car? Thanks to downsizing and turbos, those days are gone, but now BMW is reportedly set to unveil another perplexing change to their model names.

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Related Topix: BMW 328i, BMW, BMW 330i, Coupe, BMW i8, Hatchback, BMW 335i, BMW 535i

MotorAuthority

BMW And Mercedes Working Together On Wireless Charging

When it comes to electric vehicles, both BMW and Mercedes-Benz have, to some extent, got the hard part out of the way.

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Related Topix: Hatchback, BMW

EETimes

Inductive Charging Takes Shape at BMW & Daimler

BMW has shared some insight into its development of inductive charging schemes for electric vehicles.

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Related Topix: Coupe, BMW i8, BMW, Hatchback

Ubergizmo

BMW Looks At New Wireless Inductive Charging Technology

While gas-powered vehicles still command majority of the vehicle sales figures out here, this does not mean the idea of electric vehicles as well as plug-in hybrids are not going to mount a fight.

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

GreenCarReports

Tesla Owner Rates BMW i3, New Smart Car, Electric Motorcycle Road-Tripping: Today's Car News

Today on Green Car Reports: Our resident Tesla Model S owner weighs in on the BMW i3, we learn more about the upcoming all-new Smart ForTwo minicar, and we offer advice on the best way to ride long distances on electric motorcycles.

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Related Topix: Hatchback, BMW, Tesla Model S, Sedan, Convertible, smart fortwo, Motorcycles, BMW Motorcycle, BMW S

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Gizmag

BMW developing wireless inductive charging system for electric vehicles

Electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids may be green and sustainable, but that doesn't mean much if you forget to plug them in the night before.

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

GreenCarReports

2014 BMW i3: What A Tesla Driver Thinks Of New Electric BMW

Several reports in general news media recently have touted the new 2014 BMW i3 electric car as a serious challenger to the Tesla Model S. There's no way a frumpy-looking little 2+2 city car is going to challenge the mighty Tesla.

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Related Topix: Hatchback, BMW, Tesla Model S, Sedan, Hybrid, Electric Vehicle, Chevrolet Volt, Chevrolet

TechCrunch

A Weekend With The All-Electric BMW i3

I've never driven a BMW, or an electric car, so I might have been an odd choice to test drive the new BMW i3 , the German car maker's all-electric hatchback, which packs the equivalent of 170 HP into its electric engine.

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Related Topix: Hatchback, BMW

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