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

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 2013, and continues to sell the i3 electric city car and i8 plug-in hybrid sport coupe. BMW has also rapidly expanded the number... read more

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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


 
2016 Tesla Model S

Among large luxury sedans, Tesla dominates Mercedes (also Audi, BMW, Lexus)

The Tesla Model S has been on sale for just over four years now, and its global sales seem to be staying steady. They're strong enough, in fact, that Tesla Motors claims the... read more October 27, 2016 by


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

2019 BMW i5 crossover utility vehicle rendered from patent drawings

With BMW having decided to offer not only plug-in hybrids across its range but also fully electric versions of its core models, its 'i' sub-brand is in a curious position. Is... read more October 24, 2016 by


 
2017 BMW 530e iPerformance

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... read more October 19, 2016 by


 
BMW i8 Concept Spyder

Long-delayed BMW i8 Spyder plug-in hybrid due in 2018

A convertible version of the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid coupe was teased as far back as the 2012 New York Auto Show, when the i8 Spyder concept first debuted. But while the i8... read more October 17, 2016 by


 
Mini Countryman plug-in hybrid prototype

Plug-in hybrid next-generation Mini Countryman teased before launch

The next generation Mini Countryman crossover utility vehicle will be the brand's first model to offer a plug-in hybrid powertrain. Its parent company BMW has released teaser... read more October 17, 2016 by


 
2016 MINI Cooper S Convertible  -  First Drive

Electric Mini officially confirmed by BMW CEO, also electric BMW X3

It's increasingly evident that BMW will offer all-electric versions of existing models, departing from its previous strategy of building dedicated plug-in models under the... read more October 12, 2016 by


 
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


 

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