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Next BMW Battery-Powered Cars Will Be Plug-in HybridsIn 2014, BMW introduced two plug-in vehicles: the all-electric i3 and plug-in hybrid i8 sports car. But that might be merely a precursor to a set of new practical plug-in Bimmers coming in 2015 and beyond.
VW E-Golf Scores 116 MPGe Rating, But Does It Matter?Volkswagen announced today that the 2015 E-Golf electric cars was rated by the Environmental Protection Agency at 126 city, 105 highway, and 116 combined miles per gallon of gasoline equivalent. In the world of EVs, these efficiency numbers take a secondary role to the all-important range number: how far an EV can go on a single charge.
The Coming Era of Long-Range Electric CarsThere is mounting evidence that electric cars will soon enter a new era of much greater consumer acceptance. Unlike the current period—circa 2010 to 2014—in which key vehicle shortcomings were overlooked, the next phase will be based on the toughest reality from the past few years: limited range is crimping sales.