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Aligned to achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement with its ambitious efforts to combat climate change and adapt to its effects, the Hydrogen Council was launched at the World Economic Forum 2017 in Davos, Switzerland.
The 745e xDrive forgoes the turbocharged 2.0L 4-cyl. gasoline engine used by the older 740e for a turbocharged 3.0L inline 6-cyl. powerplant, bringing with it an additional 28 hp and 37 lb.-ft. of torque at 282 hp and 332 lb.-ft.
A concept video shows that when a vehicle is ordered by smartphone to charge, it will automatically cruise to a vacant wireless charging station. Once fully charged, the EV will relocate to a vacant parking space using an automated system.
Mahle says the acquisition will expand its expertise in the powertrain as a whole to include the transmission, a key component of the integrated drive systems being increasingly used by electric vehicles.