Where Will BMW Electric-Car Batteries Go When They Retire?

Where Will BMW Electric-Car Batteries Go When They Retire?

Presuming you don't toss it over the nearest cliff, what do you do with a used electric-car battery pack? Even after battery capacity has degraded too much for use in cars, lithium-ion cells still have usable storage capacity. Now, BMW plans to put those used batteries to good use. MORE... read more

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Tom & Meredith Moloughney get keys to first BMW ActiveE electric car delivered in U.S., Jan 2012

BMW Delivers First of 700 ActiveE Electric Cars In New Jersey

Regular readers may recognize the name of Tom Moloughney, who has written several stories on his experiences living with a Mini E electric car for two years. Now Moloughney... read more January 16, 2012 by  0

BMW ActiveE electric car, Munich, October 2011; photo by Tom Moloughney

First Drive: BMW ActiveE Electric Car Prototype

A couple of weeks ago, BMW invited me to come to Munich and take part in the first drive of production versions of the BMW ActiveE, their second battery electric test... read more October 18, 2011 by  2

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MINI E Meetup: End Of The Line For Electric Car 'Experiment'

Nauna’s Bella Casa Restaurant in Montclair, N.J., was the venue for the final MINI E Northeast Meetup before the cars must be returned. After a two-year run... read more October 10, 2011 by  3

We're Going To Need Electronauts

Electronauts Only Need Apply For 2012 BMW ActiveE Electric Car

Over the years automakers have used a huge array of techniques to entice members of the public to become test drivers in their electric car test programs. Often however, high... read more September 22, 2011 by  4

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BMW's UK MINI E Test Ends: Drivers Happy, But...

A few months after BMW and MINI's electric car study ended in the United States, a similar scheme run in the U.K. has also come to a close, and the results are in... ...and... read more August 5, 2011 by  10

BMW ActiveE electric car production line, Leipzig, Germany

BMW ActiveE Electric Car Shown On Leipzig Assembly Line (Video)

You might call it pure propaganda, but confident young BMW worker Mirco Schwarze describes the process of assembling the BMW ActiveE electric car in a way that makes it all... read more July 18, 2011 by  2

BMW ActiveE

BMW To Provide 4,000 Cars For 2012 Olympics, Electric Cars Included

The 2012 Olympics to be held next summer in London may be the greenest yet, with spectators and many participants moving by mass transit among the various venues. Still... read more July 15, 2011 by  0

BMW EVolve iPhone App

Are You Electric Car Ready? BMW’s New App Helps You Decide

You may recall earlier this year we wrote about an iPhone app designed to help prospective electric car buyers figure out just how big a battery pack their new electric car... read more April 22, 2011 by  2

BMW ActiveE electric car, at BMW Manhattan media event, April 2011

BMW ActiveE Lease Price: $499 A Month For Electric 4-Seater

The choices among electric cars just keep getting better, as BMW has now announced the lease details for the first stage of its evolution into BMW-branded electric cars. The... read more April 18, 2011 by  1

BMW ActiveE

BMW ActiveE Electric Car Priced At $499 Per Month, $2,250 Down

Electric cars, at the moment, cost more to buy than gasoline cars of similar size and with similar features, powertrain excepted. Leases on electric cars from mass-market... read more April 18, 2011 by  2

BMW ActiveE

BMW Releases More Details, Photos Of ActiveE Electric Car

The BMW ActiveE, first unveiled at the 2010 Detroit Auto Show, is BMW's second attempt at an all-electric vehicle. It follows the not-very-pleasant Mini E, of which 600... read more February 11, 2011 by  2

BMW prototype based on Vision EfficientDynamics concept

BMW Green: Plug-In Hybrid Sports Coupe, MegaCity Plant OKed

BMW is moving full steam ahead with its plans to offer new, radically more fuel efficient vehicles in the next decade. Today, the company said it would put its striking... read more November 5, 2010 by  0

BMW Concept Active E

BMW Announces ActiveE Testing For Key Markets, Starts Summer 2011

As BMW bring to an end the first round of BMW Mini E lease schemes in the U.K, drivers in New York, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Sacramento, Boston and Connecticut... read more September 24, 2010 by  3

BMW Mini

BMW's New Hydrogen Hybrid Mini: Hydrogen, Huh? Oh, REALLY?

Perhaps we're a little cranky this morning, still being on Greenwich Mean Time while the clock says Eastern Daylight. Or maybe we're just cynical. But could everyone please... read more April 12, 2010 by  3

2009 BMW Concept ActiveE

BMW MegaCity Urban Electric Car To Be Built of Carbon Fiber

We don't know what it looks like yet, but another detail emerged yesterday on BMW's upcoming tiny MegaCity urban electric vehicle: It will be built out of carbon fiber that... read more April 7, 2010 by  1


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