Highly-efficient BMW in the making? Based on information from German magazine Automobilwoche, BMW is developing a high-efficient plug-in hybrid vehicle that will consume a mere 0.4 litres/100 km in the NEDC. However, the car will most likely never make it to serial production since the project’s profitableness is considered low.
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Hydrogen-powered prototype: British company Riversimple Engineering will build a two-seater featuring four wheel hub motors, a fuel cell and supercapacitors. The car will have a range of 300 miles and the prototype will be built with funding from the Welsh government.
R8 e-tron EV update: Green Car Congress takes a closer look at the upcoming R8 e-tron. The car will i.e. feature an especially developed liquid-cooled, high energy density Li-ion battery. The 7,488 cells are packed in 52 modules of 144 cells each. More details can be found in the article.
Self-driving Tesla: Forbes has tested the Tesla Model S, owned and equipped with autonomous driving technology by Bosch. While a fully self-driving Tesla Model S is out of reach for now, Forbes is convinced “that it’s only a matter of time before we’ll be able to let go of the wheel when we want. But also drive ourselves when we want, and in the future, have the best of both worlds”.
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