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Driving 7,500 Miles in a 2017 BMW i3

High-tech throughout, BMW’s i3 is a statement in urban mobility and what environment-friendly driving ought to be about. It’s nimble, it’s quick, and it’s also super-efficient. Plus, of course, it affords desirable zero-emission driving while operating on its lithium-ion batteries.

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BMW i8 Rocks as 2015 Luxury Green Car of the Year

The BMW i8, the second milestone model to emerge as part of BMW’s innovative ‘i’ sub-brand, earned the distinction as Green Car Journal’s 2015 Luxury Green Car of the Year™ at the recent Washington Auto Show in the nation’s capital. There

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Green Car Awards in Washington DC

For a decade, Green Car Journal has been recognizing vehicles that significantly raise the bar in environmental performance. With automakers stepping up to offer ever-more efficient and ‘greener’ vehicles in all classes, the magazine’s awards program has naturally expanded to

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Students Build 3D-Printed Solar Car

The evolving world of 3D printing is nothing less than astonishing. Today, 3D printing is being used to help create everything from body parts to car parts. As demonstrated at last year’s SEMA Show, an entire car can also be

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  • February 7, 2015
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BMW i3 Wins 2015 Green Car of the Year!

Over the 10 year history of Green Car Journal’s Green Car of the Year award program, there has never been a battery electric car that has been compelling enough to be recognized as the best-of-the-best in an ever-expanding field of ‘green’

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Electric Drive Can Get Us There

It is an exciting time to be involved with the auto industry, or to be in the market for a new car. The auto industry has responded splendidly to the challenge of new emission, fuel economy, and safety standards. The

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Audi Laserlight Showcases High Tech

Illuminating the road ahead is a crucial element in driving. It’s also one that has long benefitted from technological innovation. To this end, Audi celebrates the evolution of automotive lighting with its Sport quattro laserlight concept car. The high performance,

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Advanced Materials Key to Future Cars

Race car designers go to extreme measures to make competition vehicles as light as possible. Lighter is faster. It’s simple physics; less horsepower is required to accelerate a light vehicle compared to a heavy one. So on a given amount

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DOE Seeks Sustainable Carbon Fiber

Can cost-efficient carbon fiber be created from renewable, non-food-based feedstocks like agricultural residues and woody biomass? The Department of Energy believes so and is now putting up $12 million in funding to help make it happen. The agency says that

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  • February 4, 2014
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Lightweight Car Doors Can Help MPG

Lightweighting vehicles is a big deal. The lighter the car, the less relative energy required to move it down the road. This thinking has been influencing car design and manufacturing for some time now as automakers strive to make models

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  • June 25, 2013
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