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It's unlikely to spark a movement and a movie, the way a certain EV1 did a decade ago, but anyone who's seen Who Killed The Electric Car? will likely cringe at this bit of news. Despite the fact that crushing and recycling old vehicles is standard operating procedure in the auto industry, when EVs are involved, it's always a touchy subject.

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BMW Megacity – Click above for high-res image

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BMW Megacity – Click above for high-res image

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BMW ActiveE concept – Click above for high-res image gallery

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BMW ActiveE concept – Click above for high-res image gallery

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BMW ActiveE concept – Click above for high-res image gallery

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BMW Megacity Vehicle – Click above for high-res image gallery

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BMW ActiveE concept – Click above for high-res image gallery

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MINI E – Click above for high-res image gallery

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BMW ActiveE concept – Click above for high-res image gallery

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BMW ActiveE concept – Click above for high-res image gallery

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MINI E - Click above for high-res image gallery

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BMW CEO Norbert Reithofer has confirmed to Reuters that its future electric cars will be badged as BMWs. This contradicts some earlier rumors that the automaker would revive another brand such as Triumph or Isetta for its electric vehicles.

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MINI E - click above for high-res image gallery

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BMW Chairman Norbert Reithofer has reportedly confirmed a new eco-friendly machine called the Megacity Vehicle as part of the automaker's Project i. Beyond the name, details are sketchy. According to Reithofer, "Customers will have the choice between a fully electric drive and a high-efficiency combustion engine. Large-scale production could start in the first half of the next decade."

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BMW's U.S. success means that come 2012, it will be considered a large vehicle manufacturer here in the States. In preparation for that, BMW will decide this year on whether to make "an ecologically-compatible car for the U.S. market," most likely to help the automaker meet more stringent CAFE standards that are forthcoming. Incredibly, for a company known for its engines, this newest car venture would probably run on batteries according to CEO Norbert Reithofer. We mentioned that BMW is conside

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