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Report: BMW hydrogen-electric hybrid drivetrain could see use in Mini lineup

Not too long ago we learned that BMW was secretly working on a hydrogen hybrid powertrain. Then, just days ago, we brought spy shots of the real deal caught in action. Yep, that's a modified front-wheel drive 1 Series

BMW rumored to quit hydrogen but just dropping Hydrogen 7

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Petersen Automotive Museum gets two BMW Hydrogen 7s

The Petersen Automotive Museum in LA, California, is launching a new Alternative Power Exhibit that will highlight some of the most interesting alt-fuel vehicles created since the beginning of the automobile. Cars that run (ran?) on hydrogen fuel cells, steam, electricity and even wood and coal will be included. Another star is sure to be the Chrysler Turbine Car from 1963.

Pierce Brosnan cruising in a Hydrogen 7 to Golden Globes

After Mamma Mia! and being James Bond, what else is there to do but let BMW loan you the dual-fuel Hydrogen 7 to go to the 66th Golden Globe Awards tonight. That must've been what Pierce Brosnan was thinking, as he (pictured above with his wife, Keely Shaye Smith) will be one of many celebs headed to the red carpet in a luxury ride; this one just happens to be capable of "zero-emission" miles. Sebastian Blanco

Port Authority skittish over BMW Hydrogen 7

Note to all you celebs and journos driving around in BMW Hydrogen 7s: be careful where you go in New York and New Jersey. While taking the uber-clean car for a joyride, The New York Times was informed it was not to drive through either the Lincoln or Holland Tunnels or on the lower level of the George Washington Bridge. It seems that the Port Authorit

BMW greenwashing? Do they really make a pollution consuming engine?

When we first heard about the new mono-fuel BMW Hydrogen 7, we were rather impressed by the extremely low emissions numbers posted by the model when tested at Argonne National Laboratory. The fact that BMW was able to reduce the emissions, boast better range and make more power a

BMW builds a hydrogen-only version of the Hydrogen 7

So far all the Hydrogen 7s that BMW has produced and distributed have been dual fuel vehicles that are capable of running on either hydrogen or gasoline. This is helpful since the H7 only has a range of about 100 miles from its tank of liquid hydrogen. BMW has now built a mono-fuel hydrogen only version of the H7 that has been optimized for running on the alternative fuel. By not having to compromise the engine to run on gasoline, BMW has been able to improve performance, reduce fuel consumptio

BMW's hydrogen V12 engine: only a fraction of SULEV emissions levels

There are many hurdles standing in the way of hydrogen becoming widespread as an energy carrier for our vehicles, either by the direct burning of it in internal combustion engines or in fuel cells. Very few hydrogen refueling centers exist today, and the gas is difficult to capture, transport and store. One thing is certain regarding hydrogen, though: it can offer extremely low emissions, as it does in BMW's hydrogen-burning V12 engine.

BMW Hydrogen 7 transporting celebrities during Rome Film Festival

A few weeks ago we told you about the BMW Hydrogen 7 being the official limo for the Rome International Film Festival. So far, the hydrogen-powered luxury sedan has had some A-List passengers during the event: actors Gérard Depardieu, Jane Fonda, Greta Scacchi and Cate Blanchett and film directors such as Mazzacurati and Francis Ford Coppola.

BMW's Christoph Huss says hydrogen is still the long-term answer

When Margo Oge, director of the EPA's Office of Transportation and Air Quality, mentioned that ethanol production is way past the governments mandates, this article says that Cristoph Huss, BMW senior vice president for science and traffic policy, shook his head. He suggests that BMW still sees hydrogen as the long-term answer to the automotive problems of emissions and energy

Check out the new Gallery of the Giugiaro VAD.HO, powerd by hydrogen V12

We brought you news of the Giugiaro VAD.HO concept which was shown in Geneva at the Motor Show, and now we have some live pictures of the machine from the show floor.

BMW's Club of Pioneers website is a cold, cold place

The Club of Pioneers website, "enabled" and founded by BMW, opened for business on December 19th. The dramatic name matches the vision of the site, which focuses on clean energy (and a lot of hydrogen). Right now one of the main features is the chance to submit text to the site, which will then be projected on a bit of 1,000-year-old ice in a cave in Austria (and a World Heritage Site). Anyone can submit a

BMW Hydrogen 7 enters production today

The few lucky ones who will get to drive the new BMW Hydrogen 7 next year can mark today down on the calendar as the car's birthday. The limited edition clean car entered production today, with an initial set of 100 being made. We won't get to see the Hydrogen 7 until the end of the month (the 28th of November, if you've still got your calendar out) at the Los Angeles Motor Show. Touted as "the world's first hydrogen-powered, emission-free, luxury car," the Hydrogen 7 features an internal combus

GM and BMW's public relations battle over hydrogen car news

Winding Road, which got the scoop on the hydrogen-powered GM Chevy Sequel earlier this week, has a great follow-up post on the media battle between GM and BMW, which also announced big hydrogen car news this week. Winding Road took snapshots of various Yahoo news sites throughout the week and compared them to the headlines provided in the press releases from GM and BMW. While GM got out of the gate first with news of the Sequel, the company didn't hype the hydrogen angle enough (they instead cal

More photos of the BMW Hydrogen 7

As we just reported, BMW announced the Hydrogen 7, what the company is calling "the world's first hydrogen-drive luxury performance automobile for everyday use". The car will be available to buy next year, but today we also have some more images, direct from BMW. Click through the jump to see more.