BMW Announces Environmentally Friendly Drivetrain Of The Future

Bertel Schmitt
by Bertel Schmitt
bmw announces environmentally friendly drivetrain of the future

Major players in the industry think that EVs are a stopgap measure at best. Volkswagen declared that nobody wants EVs, except governments. In Japan, Toyota and Honda are talking louder and louder about hydrogen. There must be something better than plugins: A revolutionary technology that powers the car from a renewable energy source in an environmentally responsible fashion.

BMW just found what the world needs.

BMW’s CEO Norbert Reithofer said today that automakers, especially German automakers, need to look beyond electricity as the only renewable energy source. He thinks it’s foolish to focus on a single technology, reports Associated Press via Canada’s CTV.

Ok, ok, what is it? You’ve heard it here first:

Reithofer said Germany’s leading automakers “have to come up with something new.”

No kidding, really? You bet. Reithofer predicted that future cars will be based on “a new concept, new construction.”

It’s that simple. German ingenuity at its best.

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  • Boff Boff on Nov 26, 2010

    It's such an advanced technology, no word for it yet exists in the English (or German) languages.

  • AaronH AaronH on Nov 26, 2010

    Translation: "How can we con the ignorant chumps out of more of their taxmoney...Oh...We can call it the Quantitative Easing Drivetrain and tell them it runs on rainbows and exhausts Haagen-Dazs"

  • PeriSoft PeriSoft on Nov 27, 2010

    Obviously they've found a way to power cars using their drivers' arrogance - their implementation will no doubt be industry-leading.

  • Don1967 Don1967 on Nov 27, 2010

    Gotta love that BMW hubris... so supremely confident that it can trash the competition while offering absolutely nothing in return. It reminds me of Toyota's self-congratulatory "quality award" commercials, which tried to pawn off a showroom full of bland products just as a tidal wave of recalls and Sonatas was approaching. The Emperor's New Clothes should be mandatory reading at auto executives' college.