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BMW 530e next-generation plug-in hybrid sedan: photos, details

BMW 530e next-generation plug-in hybrid sedan: photos, details

The BMW 5-Series has always slotted between the Bavarian maker's high-volume 3-Series and full-size 7-Series in size and price. But while BMW currently offers plug-in hybrid versions of those two sedans, it doesn't yet do so with the 5-Series (although it did show one several years ago as part of a... read more

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2017 BMW i3

2017 BMW i3 preview

The 2017 BMW i3 represents the first significant update of BMW's electric car since it went on sale in the U.S. back in May 2014. This mid-cycle refresh includes several... read more October 7, 2016 by

2017 BMW i3

BMW will electrify its regular cars; what happens to 'i' models?

When the BMW i3 went on sale in the U.S. back in May 2014, it marked not only the debut of the German automaker's first mass-market electric car, but also a new sub-brand... read more September 21, 2016 by

BMW i3 and Volkswagen e-Golf electric cars using Combined Charging System (CCS) DC fast charging

DC fast-charging in east, west coast corridors done, say VW, BMW

BMW and Volkswagen have finally completed a network of network of public DC fast-charging sites that use the Combined Charging Standard (CCS). In January 2015, the two German... read more September 14, 2016 by

2017 BMW i3

2017 BMW i3 REx: 97-mile electric range, lower efficiency for range-extended model

The 2017 BMW i3 is the most significant update to the groundbreaking electric car since it went on sale in the U.S. back in May 2014. Changes are headlined by a larger... read more September 12, 2016 by

2016 BMW X1 xDrive25Le iPerformance (Chinese spec)

BMW X1 plug-in hybrid SUV for China only, not North America

BMW is making another addition to its growing roster of plug-in hybrids, but this one won't be sold in the U.S. Unveiled at the 2016 Chengdu Motor Show last week, the BMW X1... read more September 8, 2016 by

BMW i8 Protonic Red Special Edition, 2016 Geneva Motor Show

Samsung Hungarian battery plant to open in 2018, perhaps for BMW electric cars?

Anticipated increases in electric-car production in 2018 and later now have battery suppliers scrambling to add manufacturing capacity. One of the major players is Korean... read more September 2, 2016 by

2014 BMW i3 REx, Catskill Mountains, New York, Oct 2014

BMW i3 REx range extender: owner assesses pros and cons of limited-power engine

The BMW i3 electric car may be the most ambitious small car of recent years, bristling with new technology and innovation. Its carbon-fiber reinforced plastic body shell... read more August 29, 2016 by

2014 BMW i3 REx, scenic New Jersey, Apr 2015  [photo by owner Tom Moloughney]

The '1,000-MPG' BMW i3: 56,000 miles on 50 gallons of gas

The few available range-extended electric car models give drivers added flexibility by using gasoline engines as onboard backup generators. But using the range extender too... read more August 26, 2016 by

2017 BMW 740e xDrive i Performance

2017 BMW 740e large plug-in hybrid luxury sedan with 14-mile range announced for U.S.

More than a year after it was first announced, the 2017 BMW 740e plug-in hybrid luxury sedan is about to arrive in U.S. showrooms. The 740e xDrive i Performance—to use... read more August 12, 2016 by

2016 BMW 330e

BMW 330e plug-in hybrid ads: no wait for Tesla Model 3 needed

The Tesla Model 3 electric car, which its maker says will launch late next year with 200 miles of range and a $35,000 price, has caused a few shock waves across the car... read more August 8, 2016 by

BMW i3 at DC fast-charging station

BMW ChargeNow by EVgo electric-car charging rolls out in 25 cities, for a fee

Charging cards offered by electric-car makers to potential buyers act as a combination of sales tool and spur to regional and national charging networks. They get new drivers... read more August 4, 2016 by

2017 BMW X3

2017 BMW diesel lineup gets EPA approval for sale

The Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal has caused regulators to take a closer look at all new diesel models submitted for certification. Backups caused by more extensive... read more August 3, 2016 by

2017 BMW 330e i Performance

Next BMW 3-Series to include all-electric Tesla Model 3 rival: report

Tesla rocked the German luxury makers a couple of years ago when it became clear that its all-electric Model S sedan was truly appealing to a wide swath of enthusiastic... read more July 22, 2016 by

2016 BMW X5 xDrive 40e, Hudson Valley, NY, Dec 2015

BMW still leads U.S. plug-in sales percentages; X5 plug-in hybrid SUV helps

Twenty months ago, in November 2014, the BMW i3 electric car had only been on sale in the U.S. for six months. But the numbers sold just in the first half-year had... read more July 12, 2016 by

Rolls-Royce Vision Next 100 (103EX) concept

All-electric Rolls Royce is company's vision for next 100 years

How will the design of luxury cars evolve over the next 100 years? BMW is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, and to mark the occasion it made futuristic concept... read more July 3, 2016 by


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