By |2017-11-07T13:16:11-08:00August 6th, 2005|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, BMW, Fuel economy, Podcasts, Technology|

BMW Group Research and Engineering have combined heat and power to improve performance and fuel efficiency in a car for the first time. This combination enhances fuel efficiency by up to 15 percent feasible through the principle of the steam engine. Munich - Using an innovative concept, BMW Group Research and Engineering have succeeded in [...]

Beemer-hybrids, Benz-hybrids and GM-hybrids

By |2018-07-10T10:39:50-07:00August 6th, 2005|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, BMW, GM, Hybrids, Mercedes-Benz, Technology|Tags: , , |

The photos with the big guys will come from the Frankfurt Auto show, but the news has been released; The BMW Group, DaimlerChrysler AG, and General Motors Corporation today signed a "memorandum of understanding" governing the formation of an alliance of equals for the joint development of hybrid drive systems. The three global automakers have [...]

US DOE & CAR Battery Research

By |2017-03-22T08:08:10-07:00August 6th, 2005|Categories: Alternative Fuels, Automobiles and Energy, Plugin-electric vehicles, Podcasts, Technology, Travel & Leisure|Tags: , , , , , |

U.S. CAR AND U.S. DOE TO INVEST UP TO $195 MILLION IN LIGHTWEIGHT MATERIALS AND BATTERIES RESEARCH Ford Motor Company, General Motors Corporation and DaimlerChrysler Corporation, as members of the United States Council for Automotive Research (USCAR), today signed cooperative research agreements with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to support continued research and development [...]

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