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BMW on Designing the Revolutionary i8 and i3

BMW on Designing the Revolutionary i8 and i3
In the past few months, BMW has brought to the market two new cars that are arguably the most innovative production cars of the past year: the compact, pure-electric BMW i3 and the very capable plug-in hybrid BMW i8.
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Audi A 2.0 e-tron Concept

Audi A 2.0 e-tron Concept
This concept car wasn’t designed by Audi, but rather by three students in the Master in Transportation and Automotive Design program in Politecnico of Milan. Sponsored by Audi, Giacomo Franceschi, Antonio Paglia, and Cem Kayserili worked for 15 months on developing the compact concept car designed to be an all-electric city car that would appeal to buyers in the 18-30 age group.
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BMW Shows ConnectedDrive in the i8

BMW Shows ConnectedDrive in the i8
BMW’s new ConnectedDrive system is BMW’s newest generation of in-car infotainment systems, providing apps and smartphone integration that essentially turn your car into a smartcar. BMW is showcasing ConnectedDrive’s capabilities in this latest ad for their hybrid sports car, the BMW i8 while also showing just how easy it is to own and operate the plug-in hybrid as a daily driver.
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Nissan Completes First All-Electric Lap of Le Mans

Nissan Completes First All-Electric Lap of Le Mans
Nissan made motorsport history when its all-electric ZEOD RC completed the first all-electric lap at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Driver Wolfgang Reip was the first winner of Nissan’s Gran Turismo Academy and took the Nissan ZEOD RC racer successfully around the 8.5-mile circuit using only electric power pushing the car’s two 110 kilowatt electric motors.
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DIY Solar and Wind-Powered Electric VW Beetle

DIY Solar and Wind-Powered Electric VW Beetle
Electric vehicles are clearly here to stay, but even today’s cheapest all-electrics cost nearly $30,000, and most of them cost significantly more. With that in mind, one enterprising student in Nigeria decided to build his own electric car – and this one can run on solar or wind power.
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Winner Hits 2,824 MPG in Shell Eco-Marathon

Winner Hits 2,824 MPG in Shell Eco-Marathon
The 2014 Shell Eco-marathon Americas involves teams of university students competing to see which team can eke out the highest mileage from a gasoline-powered vehicle. Everyone was chasing after last year’s winner, Université Laval located in Quebec City, Canada but they pulled out another victory by hitting an astounding 2,824 mpg, barely edging out the second-place team, the University of Toronto, which managed, 2,712 mpg.
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Nissan LEAF vs. the Volcano

Nissan LEAF vs. the Volcano
The Nissan LEAF isn’t exactly known for its long range. In fact, the LEAF in this video basically used up all of its electricity driving to the summit of the 10,000+ foot-tall Haleakalā volcano in Hawaii.
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2014 Ford Fusion Energi SE Plug-in Hybrid Review

2014 Ford Fusion Energi SE Plug-in Hybrid Review
The Ford Fusion is one of my favorite mid-size cars of the last few years. From the minute you lay your eyes on the car’s muscular exterior, you can tell that Ford really stepped up their game with the Fusion when they redesigned it last year.
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