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BMW Launches Smart Charging App

BMW Launches Smart Charging App

BMW launched its Smart Charging App for BMW i customers, an application for Android and iOS devices that will allow drivers to carefully plan when and how they charge their vehicles. The app has the potential to save users up to $400 annually, according to the automobile manufacturer.
The app  connects …

BMW Sees Increase in Sales for May 2014

BMW Sees Increase in Sales for May 2014

The BMW Group announced financial results for May 2014. The automobile manufacturer reported a 13.3% year-over-year increase.  The company’s year-to-date sales were up 4.9%, to 145,957.
BMW brand sales were 29,602, a 17.3% increase over last May, and a year-to-date increase of 12.2%. The BMW i3 was released last month and …

Volkswagen of America Reports Financial Result for May 2014

Volkswagen of America Reports Financial Result for May 2014

Volkswagen of America announced financial results for May 2014. The auto manufacturer reported 32, 163 units delivered in May, and started sales of the seventh-generation 2015 Golf GTI.
TDI Clean Diesel models made up 23.6% of sales last month.
Passat delivered 8,955 units for the month, with Passat TDI delivering 3,172 clean …

Chrysler Group Has Best May Sales Since 2007

Chrysler Group Has Best May Sales Since 2007

Chrysler Group announced financial results for May 2014. The automaker reported record sales of 194,421 units for the month, a 17% increase over May 2013, and its highest May performance since 2007.
Jeep brand sales were up 58%, and the month was the first time Jeep sales topped 70,000 units in …

Audis Posts Best U.S. Sales Figures to Date for May 2014

Audis Posts Best U.S. Sales Figures to Date for May 2014

Audi announced financial results for May 2014. The month showed the second-best performance for any month in the car manufacturer’s history, with sales of 16,601 vehicles, second only to December 2013.
Audi sales year-to-date were up to 67,482 vehicles sold, an increase of 11.4%.
The manufacturer sold 2,261 A3 Sedans in May, …

Diesel Cars Awarded Five Slots on AAA’s Green Car Guide Top 10 List

Diesel Cars Awarded Five Slots on AAA’s Green Car Guide Top 10 List

The Automobile Association of America’s recent Green Car Guide, which reviewed 83 hybrids, electrics, CNGs, clean diesel vehicles, and partial zero emissions vehicles, gave diesel cars top honors. Half of the top 10 highest scoring cars on the AAA guide’s list were clean diesel vehicles.
The list included five clean diesels, …

BMW Debuts New Diesel Engine and Eight Speed Transmission

BMW Debuts New Diesel Engine and Eight Speed Transmission

BMW announced the unveiling of a new generation of four-cylinder diesel engines for the BMW 5 Series. The Munich-based automaker is also introducing a new 8-speed transmission for many of its vehicles.
The four-cylinder diesel engines will premier on the BMW 518d, the BMW 520d, and the BMW 520d xDrive, all …

BMW Expands DriveNow Program in San Francisco

BMW Expands DriveNow Program in San Francisco

BMW announced it is adding street parking in San Francisco for its car-sharing program, DriveNow. The company will add 80 electric BMW ActiveE vehicles to its fleet, which will be available on San Francisco streets and at 17 DriveNow locations in the Bay Area, including Palo Alto and both San …

First All-Electric BMW i3 Delivered in U.S.

First All-Electric BMW i3 Delivered in U.S.

BMW delivered an all-electric BMW i3 in the United States to its first customer, Charles Rabie, a Tufts University professor and advocate of electric vehicles in Boston. BMW i3s are now available for delivery at select dealerships nationwide.
The car will cost $41,350, while the range-extender model will start at $45,200.
The …

Chrysler Reports Best April Sales Since 2007

Chrysler Reports Best April Sales Since 2007

Chrysler announced financial results for April, reporting a 14% increase in sales from last year with a figure of 178,652 units. The Jeep, Dodge, Ram Truck, and Fiat brands all saw a rise in sales compared to last year’s numbers for the month.
Jeep had its best month ever with a …

VW Reports Best April Ever

VW Reports Best April Ever

Volkswagen released financial results for April, reporting 30,831 units delivered. The month showed an increase in deliveries of TDI Clean Diesel cars, but other sales were down from last year.
The month was the best April and year-to-date yet for the Passat TDI, with 9,315 units delivered, making up 42.1% of …