Electric switch: Plug-in hybrid BMWs to automatically swap to battery mode in London and Birmingham

Cecilia Keating
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BMW's software will help drivers nix emissions in some city centres | Source: BMW
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BMW's software will help drivers nix emissions in some city centres | Source: BMW

German carmaker urges governments to 'prioritise' plug-in hybrid vehicles as it launches its urban emissions-saving software, as the UK gears up to include PHEVs in its ban on internal combustion engines by 2035

More than 10,000 plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) manufactured by BMW will be able to automatically switch to battery power when they enter low emissions zones in London and Birmingham from today. The German...

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