Should you buy an electric vehicle?

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In 2017, for the first time, new EV sales passed one million units globally. What is more spectacular is that they are expected to exceed two million by the end of this year. By 2020, EV producers could double that number and reach 4.5 million. According to McKinsey, these numbers represent about 5 percent of the global light-vehicle market and are expected to reach nearly 35 percent by 2030.

This means that in less than 15 years from now, every third car ...

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Shipping a BMW i Series

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If you want to take your BMW with you to your summer destination, you have two options – driving or shipping. We are all up for driving. Who wouldn’t want to drive a BMW i8 all the time, really? Even if it’s just to experience the adrenaline of driving a sports car that’s as light as a feather. And the moment you get out through the scissor doors is priceless. It’s a really dynamic driving experience.

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Choosing an EV: Why and how?

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The EV market has grown tremendously in the last couple of years. Almost all car makers are flooding what was once the sole domain of Tesla. Consumers now have more choice than ever, and yet that makes it harder for us to pick the right one. Or are they all fine? Let’s see!

Although the basic function of most cars is pretty much the same, people still have different needs. Maybe you want a small ...

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Can we learn from Germany’s Automobile Usage?

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In the past decades, we have seen the automobile industry appear more and more frequently in discussions about climate change and the problem of environmental pollution. Institutions around the globe have undertaken the initiative to achieve more sustainable transport and decrease the effects of driving not only on nature but also on the population’s health and lifestyle choices. US government officials have begun examining the situation in other wealthy European countries, and how they deal with this ever growing problem, ...

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Why are EVs not replacing conventional cars?

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European countries accounted for 215 thousand electric car sales in 2016. Solely the Netherlands accounted for 6% market share (EVs and hybrids) in 2016, according to a report by the International Energy Agency (IEA). China has proven its leadership in EVs once again. It surpassed all other nations in the world with a growth of 69% of the newly registered EVs in 2016. In the USA, 2017 was literally the year of the electric vehicle. Yet, something seems a little too slow ...

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Electric vehicles and solar power go better together.

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The rapid changes in economies and the increasing power of technology have affected the automobile industry as well. Connectivity and the higher rates of mobility lead to more on-demand transportation services than ever before. People are no longer willing to own or even drive a car. They would rather share a ride with someone else. This shows how valuable their time and rest is. It shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone then that autonomous vehicles are coming to our daily ...

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Celebrities who drive green

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Often surrounded by negative publicity, many celebrities are not seen in a good light. Add here the fact that most of them can afford several houses in different locations and can buy any car that perfectly combines with what they are wearing at the moment and you’ll get the idea why.

Nonetheless, there are a lot of celebrities out there that donate, serve their community, care about the environment, and drive green.

Queen of kindness, Ellen DeGeneres not only drives green but also eats ...

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The Hydrogen Fuel Cell Car and its Future

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You are probably familiar with the increasing interest in hydrogen fuel cell cars. Supporters claim that more than 20 million hydrogen fuel cell vehicles will be sold by 2032, and these numbers will generate up to $1.2 trillion in revenue for the auto industry.

Yet, you might also know that Elon Musk called them “silly,” “terrible,” and “incredibly dumb.”

 

Hydrogen fuel cell cars use hydrogen and oxygen to produce electricity and power the vehicle’s motor. Technically this makes hydrogen fuel cell cars ...

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Turbochargers: The New Trend in Fuel Economy

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In the past few years, the auto world has witnessed a technological boom aimed at decreasing fuel consumption. Despite the fact that electric vehicles are taking over the United States, there’s been another technology revolutionizing the market. What once used to be just a feature to increase a car’s speed, is now one of the most popular ways to boost fuel economy.

The engine power depends on the amounts of air and fuel forced into the cylinders. In its essence, a ...

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BEV vs ICE: The Costs

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Electric vehicles are probably one of the most discussed auto-related topics of the past year. Considering the increasing success of Tesla Motors, and the emergence of new concepts such as Faraday Future, we can say that this is just the beginning. But emotions aside, could we evaluate how much more feasible it is to rely on an EV when it comes to cost?

 

Battery electric vehicles (BEVs) have numerous advantages over vehicles with internal combustion engines (ICE), there ...

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