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Fuel Cell Cars Take Limelight at Los Angeles Auto ShowFive years ago, major auto shows were dominated by unveilings of battery electric vehicles. Carmakers that had new plug-in models and concepts to show were considered in the vanguard, and those without them were left scrambling to shoehorn a battery pack in any existing model. Now that electric cars are on the road, and selling at relatively steady rates, it appears that the magic words in auto show marketing has become: hydrogen fuel cell.
Is BMW Positioned To Become the Leader in Electric Vehicles?BMW is barely out of the gate with sales of its i3 and i8 battery-powered cars. Yet, it has already established a leadership role in the electric car world—putting the company in the top echelon of EV-makers along with Tesla and Nissan. As news emerges of more BMW EVs and plug-in hybrids in the works, the German automaker appears to be moving faster than Tesla or Nissan toward an entire suite of plug-in cars.
Tesla Model X Delayed Until Fall 2015Tesla this week announced that its Model X all-electric SUV would be delayed until about Q3 2015. It had originally been expected sometime in 2014. In the announcement by CEO Elon Musk, made during an investor earnings call, he said the company needed more time to address challenges regarding mass production of the vehicle.