BMW i3 and i3S 120Ah (Image: BMW Group)

Retired batteries stripped from high-mileage electric BMWs and Minis to be used in a mobile charging station for other plug-in vehicles

One of the biggest concerns about electric cars is what happens to the batteries They are historically difficult to recycle and could result in waste mountains . BMW UK has partnered with Off Grid Energy to provide second-life solutions for batteries decommissioned from its electric cars. Batteries are being used by the energy storage firm

Porsche Taycan Turbo S (Image: Porsche)

We Drove 8 Electric Cars over 120 miles…

…in real conditions so you don’t have to As it turns out, not all electric cars are created equal Electric cars are not absolute newcomers to the car industry anymore. Over the past five years or so, most carmakers have churned out at least one electric car with plans to release a handful of others

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2020 set to be year of the electric car, say industry analysts

Mini, Vauxhall Corsa and Fiat 5oo will join rapidly expanding European EV market Europe’s carmakers are gearing up to make 2020 the year of the electric car, according to automotive analysts, with a wave of new models launching as the world’s biggest manufacturers scramble to lower the carbon dioxide emissions of their products. Previous electric

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New Mini Electric revealed as affordable Brit-built EV

Mini’s first mass-production electric car will start from under £25k and will arrive in UK dealers in early 2020 Mini’s long-awaited first attempt at a mass production electric car has been revealed, mating the brand’s classic three-door hatchback with an electric powertrain offering Cooper S performance in a package claimed to be more affordable than

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All about that bass: carmakers seek electric car sounds for post-petrol era

GENEVA (Reuters) – Carmakers are dreaming up futuristic electric car engine sounds to ensure that pedestrians can hear vehicles that lack audible cues like high-revving, howling combustion engines, senior executives at the Geneva car show said. As BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Audi, Mini and VW prepare to launch battery-driven vehicles, carmakers are searching for a new way