Have the first gold medals of the 2012 London Olympic Games already been won, and by the Germans? The games organisers LOCOG stipulated that the cars in the official Olympic fleet should fuel-efficient, and emit an average of no more than 120 grammes of CO2 per kilometer (g/km). BMW, the official supplier, have beaten that… Continue reading
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Could London Olympics give lift-off to the electric car.
The London Olympics are likely to be the best advertisement yet for the electric car. BMW, who will be exclusively providing the vehicles for athletes, officials and VIPs, have fallen far short of the initial target of 4000 electric vehicles shuttling noiselessly and emission-free to and from the Olympic facilities. But in this new era… Continue reading →
BMW works on mass-market electric car
BMW has entered the race to bring a mass-market electric car to the showrooms, by as soon as 2013. In July 2010 the German car maker told assembled media at a plant outside Munich that battery technology had ”reached the point where it really makes sense to drive electric.”