carIT Congress: BMW exec sees “iconic change” for car industry

BMW's Blaettel xxx (Photo: Claus Dick)

FRANKFURT – The auto industry is undergoing an “iconic change” as it moves into a new-mobility era, a senior BMW executive said Wednesday. Bernhard Blaettel, director mobility services at the German premium car maker, told the Mobility 3.0 Congress here that the changes are driven by increased urbanization, expectations of higher oil prices and customers’ […]

With Volkswagen’s 1 liter car concept, an old idea is revived

Volkswagen showed a new version of its XL1 ultra-fuel-efficient car on the eve of the Qatar motor show

Volkswagen showed a new version of a one-liter car on the eve of the Qatar auto show. The new XL1 prototype, which has combined fuel consumption of 0.9 liters per 100 km, is powered by a combination of an electric motor and an internal combustion engine, the German automaker said. The XL1 is based on […]