BMW shows a 2 Series Active Tourer plug-in hybrid prototype at its Innovation Days. The model combines an three-cylinder engine and electrically assisted axle up front, and a battery and electric motor at the rear.
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Man builds giant Tesla logo out of Legos. TransAlta says stationary batteries will encourage renewable energy in Canada. BMW gives Nanyang Technological University an i3 and i8 for electromobility research.
San Antonio might mix the modern with the classic through an $80-million project to have as many as 80 electric trolleys with classic styling servicing the city. The company making them claims up to a 140-mile range for the vehicles.
Honda, Toyota, and Nissan are partnering in Japan to offer up to $90,000 a year per station to subsidize the operation of hydrogen refueling stations. The program is expected to run through 2020 and could cost as much as an estimated $49 million.
Volkswagen chairman Martin Winterkorn says the company is prepping a battery with a 186-mile range, which is more than double the current e-Golf. Although, it's less than the projections of potential competitors like the Tesla Model 3, Chevrolet Bolt, and the rumored upcoming Nissan Leaf update.