To start, we’ve got a plan from BMW to install 100 electric car chargers in National Parks throughout the U.S. To go with that, I’ve got a few tidbits of information you might want to keep in mind if you’re considering going from gas to electric (or some combination of the two).
By 2020, just about every major automaker will have a vehicle that can run for some distance on electricity alone to keep up with federal fuel economy standards. In addition to bringing down fleet-wide fuel averages, these vehicles also appeal to consumers who want to reduce their carbon footprint or simply save money at the gas pump.
As far as niche performance models go, there are arguably none more niche than the Mini John Cooper Works Clubman. A more hardcore version of a weird compact wagon with barn doors at the back? For a very select few, it may be the perfect vehicle, but the JCW Clubman lacks the mass-market appeal of its more conventional hatchback and sedan competitors.
Today, there’s news from the likes of BMW and Ford, along with some pretty pictures of three German cars. Heck, we’ve even got a review of a very handsome luxury crossover SUV.
Late last year, Nissan Motor Co., spent $2.3 billion to acquire a controlling interest in flailing Mitsubishi Motors.
But it seems BMW has assigned multiple meanings to their famous sub-brand of ultra-fast cars, as “M” could also stand for “many.”
One that we know for sure is really just a mild refresh, another is a vehicle that’s definitely heading for China and seems likely to hit North America next and the final one is a concept that, technically, might never see the light of day.
Using the same Intelligent Multi-Mode Drive (or i-MMD) two-motor hybrid powertrain found in the Accord hybrid sedan, the CR-V hybrid will go on sale later this year in China, where there are more potential consumers along with stricter regulations on air quality.
Consumers aren’t looking to spend a lot of money because they aren’t looking for a lot of vehicle. That’s why it’s incumbent upon automakers to roll as much as they can into these vehicles without jacking up the price.
For two years in a row, the Daily News Autos team has voted the Mazda Mazda6 as the best Family Car you can buy. From its alluring design and top-notch crash-test ratings to its fuel-efficient engine and engaging driving dynamics, the Mazda6 sets the standard in the midsize sedan segment.