BMW mulls converting hybrids to electric only mode in polluted cities
German carmaker BMW has said that its hybrid cars could be converted to automatically disable the combustion engine when entering inner city areas, reports Reuters. BMW is currently demonstrating the technology to local authorities in German cities, which may be forced to ban heavily polluting diesel cars as a way to meet the European Union’s clean air rules.
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