BMW versus fossil fuels
BMW is considering deploying technology that would force its hybrids to go electric in city centres. The German car maker would lean on GPS to turn off combustion engines and force the car to drive electric.
The company is demonstrating its automated switch-off gear to authorities in those German cities which are currently considering a ban on diesels.
e-takeout: German cities have come out heavily against diesels since VW’s Dieselgate scandal broke. And they have the power to do something with their animus following a decision by the country’s highest administrative court earlier this year that gave cities the power to banish diesel vehicles from their streets to improve air quality. BMW’s switch-off solution could prove useful in bringing recalcitrant Dieselheads in line.