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 Electric BMW X3e to come in 2020, but BMW i5 defunct: what happened, and why?

Electric BMW X3e to come in 2020, but BMW i5 defunct: what happened, and why?

Over the last two years, Audi and Mercedes-Benz have released several all-electric concept cars that are thinly disguised production models to arrive in 2018 and beyond. But electric-car pioneer BMW's plans are less clear. Its sole recent electric concept car was the iNext luxury sedan shown more... read more

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Rendering of BMW i5 electric crossover utility vehicle, from patent drawings [Indian Autos Blog]

If BMW i5 is canceled, what does that mean for its electric cars?

When it launched in 2013, the BMW i3 electric car was arguably the most futuristic automobile in mass production anywhere in the world. Its all-electric powertrain could be... read more May 30, 2017 by


 
Mercedes-Benz EQ electric car concept  [photo: Axel Harries]

German electric-car industry centers in 'Silicon Saxony'

Silicon Valley seems to grab many of the tech headlines in the United States, especially when it comes to autonomous vehicles, cars that plug in, and the future of... read more May 26, 2017 by


 
2014 BMW i3 REx range-extended electric car at 3 years   [photo: owner Tom Moloughney]

BMW i3 REx: owner's 3 years with range-extended electric car

This week, my 2014 i3 REx turned three years old; I picked it up on May 21, 2014. For the most part I’ve been very pleased with the car. It’s definitely not... read more May 24, 2017 by


 
MINI E electric cars used in vehicle-to-grid test. Photo by University of Delaware/Evan Krape

New all-electric Mini E to launch in 2019 as halo for brand

The first Mini E, cobbled together by putting a battery pack where the rear seat used to be, was BMW's very first attempt at building a modern electric car. Only a few... read more May 17, 2017 by


 
BMW Vision Next 100 concept

Why BMW uses Tesla electric cars to scare its staff into the future

When Tesla arrived on the scene 10 years ago, no major automaker took it very seriously—let alone thought it would cause the disruption it has in the market for luxury... read more May 4, 2017 by


 
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What diesel backlash? 2018 BMW 540d coming to U.S.: report

While the diesel backlash stemming from the VW emission scandal is real, BMW is forging ahead with the high-torque, high-efficiency engines regardless. For its latest... read more May 1, 2017 by


 
2017 BMW i3

Soon, 'electric-car range will no longer be a factor,' BMW chief says

Among German luxury brands, BMW was the first to show significant interest in electric cars. It launched its "i" sub-brand in Europe in 2013, and its plans have evolved to... read more March 28, 2017 by


 
Jaguar I-Pace Concept, 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show

What Tesla hath wrought: bumper crop of luxury electric cars

It may have taken some time, but the auto industry is now reacting to Tesla in full force. More than four years after the first Tesla Model S was delivered, we are on the... read more March 17, 2017 by


 
Rendering of BMW i5 electric crossover utility vehicle, from patent drawings [Indian Autos Blog]

Which luxury brand will do best in electric cars? Poll results

Within the next two years we will see new all-electric luxury cars from Audi, BMW, Jaguar, and Mercedes-Benz appear in actual showrooms. All four of those makes have shown... read more March 15, 2017 by


 
2017 BMW i3

Sales of BMW plug-in cars more than double over last year

BMW is off to a strong start in meeting its ambitious plug-in car sales goals for 2017. In the first two months of 2017, it doubled combined sales of electric cars and... read more March 13, 2017 by


 
2017 BMW 740e xDrive

BMW 740e, X5 xDrive 40e: where do low-range plug-in hybrids fit in?

More than a year ago, we spent a weekend with a 2016 BMW X5 xDrive 40e luxury plug-in hybrid SUV. Rated at 14 miles of range, it never achieved anything near that number in... read more March 9, 2017 by


 
Mercedes-Benz Generation EQ concept, 2016 Paris auto show

Daimler invests in ChargePoint to grow electric-car charging in Europe, joins BMW

As automakers produce electric cars in greater numbers, public charging infrastructure will become even more crucial to lure new buyers and convince them the cars can be... read more March 2, 2017 by


 
Section of 2018 BMW i3 spy shot  [image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien, as used on Motor Authority]

2018 BMW i3 preview (including battery rumors)

This year's updated BMW i3 electric car is only just arriving at U.S. dealerships after a battery-capacity boost that gives it longer range. But already some details of the... read more February 24, 2017 by


 
2017 BMW i3

BMW i3 plug-in hybrid recall to fix fuel-vapor problem, fire concerns

BMW is recalling more than 19,000 i3 REx extended-range electric cars due to concerns over the potential for fires to be started by fuel vapors. The REx uses a small gasoline... read more February 22, 2017 by


 
2017 Tesla Model S

BMW i3, Tesla Model S electric cars miss top IIHS safety ratings

Two of the most prominent electric cars have missed out on the highest award given for vehicle safety by the influential IIHS: Top Safety Pick+. Funded by the insurance... read more February 1, 2017 by


 

 
 

 
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