Tech: New 48-Volt Mild Hybrids Coming

More Electrical Power; Better Fuel Economy Automakers are being squished. On the one hand, governments have implemented new rules to reduce harmful emissions and increase fuel economy. On the other hand, new electric technologies are taxing the traditional 12-volt battery, making it more difficult to meet tightening global fuel-economy and carbon-dioxide ... Read More...

Road Test: 2017 BMW i3 Electric

Less Shocking, More Range                                                 When BMW introduced its new i3 electric car for the 2014 model year, I was impressed, but also a little shocked. The styling, frankly, is oddball, but I think that was done intentionally to differentiate it from the Ultimate Driving Machines on the BMW lot. After ... Read More...