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BMW X5 xDrive40e

AutoVolt Mar-Apr 2016

March-April 2016 AutoVolt Now Available

Are hydrogen fuel cell cars the future and what are they like to live with? We ask the question and experience first hand the advantages, and disadvantages, of living with a fuel cell. AutoVolt was given exclusive access to Qualcomm Halo to learn all about the wireless charging system, how it operates and what it might mean for the future adoption of EVs. There’s a real chance wireless charging might become an inherent and accepted part of our infrastructure and it’s an exciting prospect. AutoVolt was also privileged to be asked to participate in a New Hydrogen World Record, which consisted driving laps continuously around the M25 accumulating more than 6,000 miles in total over just five days and nights!

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BMW 225xe and 330e PHEVs

Four New Plug-ins Join BMW’s Hybrid Line-up

The new BMW X5 xDrive40e was the first Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle production car from the BMW core brand, not from fledgling BMW i. BMW marks its 100th anniversary this year and the announcements for plug-in hybrid vehicles are coming thick and fast. BMW will offer an additional four PHEVs to broaden the opportunity to drive ultra-low emission vehicles with all electric drive capability, bringing a total of five BMW branded PHEVs to market before the year’s end.

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