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BMW i3 Electric Car Already Has 100,000 Test Drive Reservations

BMW i3 Electric Car Already Has 100,000 Test Drive Reservations | Mecanica Mario Castillon | Scoop.it
Update June 15: Readers tell us that the price of the BMW i3 starts at €40,000 (~$53,000). I'm also told that the

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Update June 15: Readers tell us that the price of the BMW i3 starts at €40,000 (~$53,000). I’m also told that the “reservations” are actually just reservations to test drive the vehicle, which makes more sense but wasn’t clear from our source.


Original Article: Last month, we featured an infographic showing that the Tesla Model S was outselling non-electric luxury brand competitors by BMW, Mercedes, and Audi. Notably, none of these companies have an electric car on the market yet. While Mercedes is working on an electric vehicle option (the Mercedes B-Class Electric Drive), Audi has scrapped its plans for developing an electric Audi R8 e-tron. BMW will be the first to bring one to mass market, the BMW i3 (followed by the BMW i8). If BMW’s numbers are correct, it looks like the BMW i3 will come off the tracks strong. Here’s more info from EV Obsession:

 

BMW has been slow to the electric vehicle game. Or maybe it has just been timing itself carefully. The BMW i3, which I featured back in March and which is scheduled to hit European markets at the end of the year, already has over 100,000 reservations, according to BMW’s Ian Robertson.

Notably, those include reservations with and without deposits. But nonetheless…. And Robertson says a “significant number” of them have actually made deposits.

 

As I wrote back in March, the i3 is a beauty. And, clearly, coming from a trusted, high-quality brand doesn’t hurt.

 



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Consumers lack confidence in self-driving cars - Christian Science Monitor

Consumers lack confidence in self-driving cars - Christian Science Monitor | Mecanica Mario Castillon | Scoop.it
Christian Science Monitor Consumers lack confidence in self-driving cars Christian Science Monitor While we've had no issues expressing our qualms about the driverless future of cars, we also can't help but find the technology interesting, even...
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2014 Toyota Yaris Hybrid-R Concept

2014 Toyota Yaris Hybrid-R Concept | Mecanica Mario Castillon | Scoop.it
Toyota Yaris Hybrid-R Concept combines a 3.4-liter V8 engine with an electric motor.
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ME AYUDARA A COMPARAR CON PROTOTIPO DE BMW i3

 

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"Natural" Gas from Fracking "Sidelines health and environment"

"Natural" Gas from Fracking "Sidelines health and environment" | Mecanica Mario Castillon | Scoop.it

Brussels, May 14, 2013 – The hype surrounding shale gas in Europe is founded in the American shale gas boom, where “cheap and abundant” energy appears to provide energy security. Bringing the "Bulls" or investors into the market, inflating the "Carbon Bubble" which might pop as investors realise their mistake and bail out of investments.


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However, according to Food and Water Europe and Friends of the Earth Europe, a closer look at the US boom reveals an economic system based on shaky foundations, that side-lines health and the environment, and is reliant on unsustainably low prices driven by speculation and industry overestimates.

 

Experts invited to speak today at “Behind the hype: the economics of shale gas in Europe” questioned the longer-term contribution of shale gas to America’s energy mix and warned against the dangers of replicating the U.S. example in Europe.

 

The Canadian geoscientist David Hughes, following the analysis of historical production from 65,000 oil and gas wells, concluded that the average production figures for shale gas wells are already falling, as “sweets spots” in mature shale basins have been drilled off.

 

Given the steep decline curves of shale gas wells, a “drilling treadmill”, requiring an annual investment of U.S. $42 billion per year, will be needed just to keep shale gas production flat [1] . “A hard look at the historical production from American shale gas wells shows that unconventional gas cannot provide a long-lasting – never mind environmentally sustainable – answer to European low-carbon energy needs”, said Food & Water Europe Policy Officer Geert De Cock. “Europe cannot drill its way to decarbonisation by 2050”.

 

The Energy Watch Group expert Werner Zittel demonstrated that the contribution of shale gas to reduce gas imports and improve the European Union’s overall energy mix will be negligible, particularly when viewed against steep declines in European conventional gas production.

 

Population density, shortage of drilling equipment, acute shortage of qualified personnel, stronger environmental rules and lack of public acceptability cause structural barriers for the large-scale development of shale gas in Europe [2] .

 

Antoine Simon, shale gas campaigner for Friends of the Earth Europe said: “The US shale gas boom is based on unsustainably low prices and wishful thinking.

 

If repeated in Europe, shale gas development will be hindered by significantly higher costs, at a pace unlikely to impact upon gas prices.

Food & Water Europe and Friends of the Earth Europe maintain that until the social, environmental, social and health impacts are adequately addressed, all Member States should suspend ongoing activities, abrogate permits, and place bans on new projects, whether exploration or exploitation.

 

Europe must not be swept up in wishful thinking and replace genuine solutions like renewable energy and energy savings with the shale gas myth.

 

Friends of the Earth Europe is the largest grassroots environmental network in Europe, uniting more than 30 national organisations with thousands of local groups.

 

We are the European arm of Friends of the Earth International which unites 76 national member organisations, some 5,000 local activist groups, and over two million supporters around the world. [1] See more in Hughes’ 2013 report “Drill Baby Drill” [2] Read more in the 2013 Energy Watch Group report “Fossil and Nuclear Fuel – the Supply Outlook”

 

Food & Water Europe is the European program of Food & Water Watch, a nonprofit consumer organization based in the United States that works to ensure the food, water and fish we consume is safe, accessible and sustainable.

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Prototipos electrizantes para el futuro. Tecnoticias sobre ruedas

Prototipos electrizantes para el futuro. Tecnoticias sobre ruedas | Mecanica Mario Castillon | Scoop.it

Tecnoticias sobre ruedas 2. Prototipos, concept cars y nuevas propuestas de movilidad. Híbridos y eléctricos. Salón de Tokio y más.


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TECNOLOGIAS FUTURAS

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How Tesla Motors Builds One of the World's Safest Cars [Video] - Scientific American

How Tesla Motors Builds One of the World's Safest Cars [Video] - Scientific American | Mecanica Mario Castillon | Scoop.it

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Caterham AeroSeven Concept 2014 - Grease n Gasoline

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2013 MINI paceman :stylish mini car

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The Paceman is the latest proof of the elasticity of the word Mini. it’s size has increased as well .
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BMW i3 Electric Car Already Has 100,000 Test Drive Reservations

BMW i3 Electric Car Already Has 100,000 Test Drive Reservations | Mecanica Mario Castillon | Scoop.it
Update June 15: Readers tell us that the price of the BMW i3 starts at €40,000 (~$53,000). I'm also told that the

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Update June 15: Readers tell us that the price of the BMW i3 starts at €40,000 (~$53,000). I’m also told that the “reservations” are actually just reservations to test drive the vehicle, which makes more sense but wasn’t clear from our source.


Original Article: Last month, we featured an infographic showing that the Tesla Model S was outselling non-electric luxury brand competitors by BMW, Mercedes, and Audi. Notably, none of these companies have an electric car on the market yet. While Mercedes is working on an electric vehicle option (the Mercedes B-Class Electric Drive), Audi has scrapped its plans for developing an electric Audi R8 e-tron. BMW will be the first to bring one to mass market, the BMW i3 (followed by the BMW i8). If BMW’s numbers are correct, it looks like the BMW i3 will come off the tracks strong. Here’s more info from EV Obsession:

 

BMW has been slow to the electric vehicle game. Or maybe it has just been timing itself carefully. The BMW i3, which I featured back in March and which is scheduled to hit European markets at the end of the year, already has over 100,000 reservations, according to BMW’s Ian Robertson.

Notably, those include reservations with and without deposits. But nonetheless…. And Robertson says a “significant number” of them have actually made deposits.

 

As I wrote back in March, the i3 is a beauty. And, clearly, coming from a trusted, high-quality brand doesn’t hurt.

 



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Automoviles hibridos, en 3 minutos. www.explainers.tv

Que son, como funcionan y cual es el futuro de los automoviles híbridos, eléctricos y de combustión interna. Hybrid cars in 3 minutes. www.explainers.tv How ... (Conoce ¿Cómo funcionan los autos Híbridos?

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VENTAJAS DEVENTAJAS, COMPONENTES EFICIENCIA AHORRO 

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Engines Ready: 5 Concept Cars (And Gadgets) We Want To Speed ...

Engines Ready: 5 Concept Cars (And Gadgets) We Want To Speed ... | Mecanica Mario Castillon | Scoop.it

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Hollywood's New Favorite Cars Are Armored and Electrified - The ...

Hollywood's New Favorite Cars Are Armored and Electrified - The ... | Mecanica Mario Castillon | Scoop.it

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