Daily Archives: October 30, 2009

John Gapper

While at BMW in Munich, I received an insight into why we should not hold our breath for pure electric cars to replace those with internal combustion engines.

It came from Hans Rathgeber, a BMW executive in charge of developing fuel-efficient technology for the BMW and Mini brands. Mr Rathgeber’s latest project is a BMW concept sports car, unveiled at the Frankfurt motor show, which accelerates to 100 km per hour in 4.8 seconds but is extremely fuel efficient. Read more