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

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 include adding all-electric powertrains to models within the main BMW brand in future. That is part of an effort to grow sales... read more

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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


 
2017 Toyota Mirai

Carmakers, fuel and oil companies form Hydrogen Council to promote fuel cells

In addition to automakers and policymakers, battery-electric cars can count on support from a variety of advocacy groups. But grassroots support for hydrogen fuel-cell cars... read more January 31, 2017 by


 
BMW i3 at DC fast-charging station

BMW expands electric-car ChargeNow by EVgo program to 33 states

Two days ago, BMW and Nissan announced the latest expansion of their jointly funded DC fast-charging sites for electric cars, which is operated by the EVgo charging network... read more January 26, 2017 by


 
BMW and Nissan electric car fast-charging station

BMW, Nissan fund EVgo fast-charging network expansion: 670 dual-standard sites open

At the end of 2015, BMW and Nissan announced that the two companies had partnered to fund the installation of 120 DC fast-charging stations for electric cars across 19... read more January 25, 2017 by


 
2017 BMW 3-Series

All 2017 BMW diesels certified by EPA, production now starting

This might not seem to be the most convenient moment to restart production of a gaggle of diesel cars. The Volkswagen diesel scandal continues to unfold, and last week the... read more January 16, 2017 by


 
2018 BMW 530e iPerformance

2018 BMW 530e 'iPerformance' plug-in hybrid sedan for U.S. unveiled

The latest model in BMW's expanding lineup of plug-in hybrids sold in the U.S. is a version of its new 5-Series sedan, with a plug. Called the 530e iPerformance, it joins... read more December 19, 2016 by


 
2017 BMW i3

BMW plans to sell 100,000 plug-in cars in 2017, CEO says

Among the established German luxury automakers, BMW has so far shown the greatest commitment to electric cars. It launched the "i" sub-brand dedicated to plug-in cars in... read more December 7, 2016 by


 
2017 BMW i3

German government worries carmakers vulnerable to electric-car onslaught

Many governments across the globe have enacted stricter emissions standards to curb air pollution and greenhouse gases; others plan to do so. Some have also drafted... read more December 6, 2016 by


 
Tesla Supercharger site in Dorno, Italy, photo by problemidiricarica.wordpress.com/

BMW, Ford, Mercedes, VW Group to build electric-car fast-charging network in Europe

With a slew of 200-mile electric cars planned for 2018 and later, the question of how their drivers will be able to make long-distance trips is coming to the fore in a big... read more November 30, 2016 by


 
2017 BMW i3

BMW crosses sales of 100,000 plug-in electric cars

Almost exactly three years after the European launch of the i3 electric car in November 2013, BMW has reached a notable milestone in its electrification efforts. The German... read more November 17, 2016 by


 
2017 Mini Countryman

New 2017 Mini Countryman, including plug-in hybrid: 'biggest Mini yet'

Over the past few years, Mini models have been getting bigger, to point where most aren't particularly "mini" anymore. That might seem to go against what the brand is... read more November 16, 2016 by


 

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