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Innovate or die, or in NY and MA sue your competitor so they play by your rules. Tesla Motor company, makers of the Model S electric car that just won Automobile Car of the Year is coming under fire for their sales practices. Unlike traditional car manufactures such as BMW that build cars and support a network of dealerships to do the sales, Tesla is selling directly to the public. This is rubbing the ingrained establishment of dealer networks the wrong way. Robert O'Koniewski, the...

BMW i Born Electric World Tour Arrives in NYC Nov 13th

by Tim Jones on October 25, 2012 at 06:19:32 PM
BMW i Born Electric World Tour Arrives in NYC Nov 13th

The BMW i "Born Electric" world tour will arrive in New York City on November 13th - 18th offering the public an opportunity to explore the future of mobility through new vehicles including the North America debuts of the BMW i8 Spyder Concept and next generation BMW i3 Concept, interactive displays and demonstrations of technologies that will help shape the way we move in and around our cities in the...

Toyota drops plan for widespread sales of electric car

by Tim Jones on September 25, 2012 at 06:20:01 PM

Toyota Motor Corp has scrapped plans for widespread sales of a new all-electric minicar, saying it had misread the market and the ability of still-emerging battery technology to meet consumer demands. Toyota, which had already taken a more conservative view of the market for battery-powered cars than rivals General Motors Co and Nissan Motor Co, said it would only sell about 100 battery-powered eQ vehicles in the...

Tesla Model S - Great reviews so far - Good sign for EVs

by Bimmerfest.com Member - on July 12, 2012 at 04:36:44 PM
Tesla Model S - Great reviews so far - Good sign for EVs

Video review WOT/MotorTrend. Video review WOT/MotorTrend The Model S indeed, high-performance electric vehicles in general-will take some getting used to, even a new vocabulary. We currently don't have a good term for EVs' distinctive concentration of mass, with batteries slung low as possible and centroid to the vehicle. While traction batteries are heavy, and mass is bad for acceleration and agility, the lower center-of-gravity often compensates with higher levels of cornering, especially...

BMW i8 is 2012 Concept Vehicle of the Year

by Tim Jones on July 12, 2012 at 03:58:02 PM
BMW i8 is 2012 Concept Vehicle of the Year

BMW takes the 2012 Concept Car of the Year Award with its i8 Concept Spyder. This award marks BMW's fourth competition as a category finalist and the brand's second visit to the awards podium at the eleventh annual North American Concept Vehicle of the Year Awards announced today. The Concept Car category recognizes those vehicles where passenger carrying is the primary intent. The awards recognize...

Akio Toyoda, President of Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC), met today with Norbert Reithofer, Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG, at BMW Group headquarters in Munich to announce the planned expansion of their existing cooperation initiated in December last year. The two companies signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aimed at long-term strategic collaboration in four fields: joint development of a...


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