Some European automakers have set up manufacturing plants in Brazil to get around the country’s steep taxes on imported cars. Thus a WTO ruling demanding an end to the taxes might not be wholly to the liking of everybody in the EU....More
The German automaker imports two electric vehicles into Thailand, the ’14 BMW i8 and the ’15 BMW i3. It says tax incentives and infrastructure development would make it possible for all local automakers to build EVs....More
BMW enters the family-hauler sector with the new front-drive 2-Series Gran Tourer. The lineup will consist of five trim levels and a full range of advanced technology features will be offered, including BMW’s EfficientDynamics and ConnectedDrive systems.
Hella unveils its Intelligent Damage Detection System, which uses piezo-based sensors to detect whenever a body panel sustains a scratch, dent or worse. Think of the implications for rental fleets, car-sharing companies and personal vehicles....More
The plan calls for the charging stations to be in place along I-95 between Boston and Washington on the East Coast and along a route from Portland, OR, to San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego on the West Coast by the end of the year....More
Prices are falling faster for gasoline than for diesel fuel, but that isn’t discouraging BMW from keeping a steady course with diesels in the portfolio. The automaker also unveils a refreshed 6-Series in three body styles in Detroit....More
The classic image of a V-8 is big and thirsty. Engineers set out to dispel that notion by making the small-block Gen V engines extremely efficient. Along the way, some dynamometers also got toasted....More
Today’s auto-industry executives must connect Silicon Valley and Detroit, as well as address entirely new dimensions of safety concerns, such as how to protect their customers’ privacy and data....More