BMW Electric Microcar will go on sale in 2014

BMW will introduce the all-electric i3 next year at the base price of  $42,225.

Some buyers of this car will qualify for the $7500 US tax credit in addition to variable state and local tax breaks for purchasing such a “green” vehicle. The new BMW i3 will be officially unveiled next week in New York, London and Beijing (apparently the target cities for such a small vehicle).

Read more at USA today

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Federal Safety Regulators investigate 2008-2009 Mercedes-Benz C-class for potential fire risk in tail lights

Federal Investigators from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration are investigating 21 recent reports that tail lights in the 2008-2009 MBZ C-class are starting fires.

“In multiple instances consumers have reported smelling smoke and seeing burn marks in the trunks of the vehicles,” NHTSA said in a statement.

The models affected are the C300, C350, C36 AMG, C43 AMG and C63 AMG sold as 2008 and 2009 models.

Read more about it at the Los Angeles Times.

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