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1917 Detroit Electric Vs 2014 BMW i3: A Century Of Electric Cars

1917 Detroit Electric Vs 2014 BMW i3: A Century Of Electric Cars

What a difference a century makes, more or less. The 1917 Detroit Electric Model 68 in these photos was painstakingly restored over a period of years by owner Donald Davidson, who is only the car's third owner in 98 years. It's shown with Electric Auto Association board member Chris Neff's 2014 BMW... read more

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BMW M4 GTS concept, 2015 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

Future BMW M4 To Use Water Injection For Power, Efficiency At Same Time

BMW recently demonstrated water injection on a small hatchback, but its first planned production use of the feature will be on quite a different type of car. At the 2015... read more August 14, 2015 by 

2015 BMW i3

Test Pays BMW i3 Electric-Car Owners To Let Utility Delay Charging

The rise of modern electric cars has brought concerns that their cumulative charging needs could have an increasing impact on electric power grids. Too many cars charging at... read more August 10, 2015 by 

2015 BMW i3 REx  -  Driven, Portland OR, April 2015

BMW Mulls Large All-Electric SUV To Counter Tesla Model X: Report

Battery-electric vehicles with ranges of 150 to 200 miles and prices under $50,000 are now on the horizon from Chevrolet, Nissan, and Tesla, but details of BMW's entry into... read more July 31, 2015 by 

2015 BMW i3 REx  -  Driven, Portland OR, April 2015

Apple Wanted To Use BMW i3 As Basis For Its Own Electric Car: Report

BMW and Apple have long cooperated on advanced technology. The German carmaker was the first in the world to incorporate iPod recognition into a car, more than 10 years ago... read more July 24, 2015 by 

2016 BMW 2-Series Active Tourer plug-in hybrid prototype

BMW To Add Another Plug-In Hybrid? If So, Not For U.S. Sale

BMW already has four plug-in hybrids in production or on the way, but apparently that isn't enough for the Bavarian carmaker. At its Innovation Days 2015 event in Miramas... read more July 8, 2015 by 

BMW i8 hydrogen fuel cell concept

BMW Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Prototypes Now Testing, Production "Sometime After 2020"

As the cost of advanced technologies to reduce the carbon footprint of vehicle travel rises, car companies have increasingly partnered to share those technologies and their... read more July 7, 2015 by 

BMW 1-Series Hatchback prototype with direct water injection

BMW: Water Injection Can Boost Power And Cut Fuel Consumption

Electric cars and hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles may get a lot of attention, but every carmaker is still searching for ways to improve the fuel efficiency of internal-combustion... read more July 7, 2015 by 

2015 BMW i3 REx  -  Driven, Portland OR, April 2015

BMW i3 Electric Car Quirk: No AM Radio--But Why?

The BMW i3 electric car is a tour de force of advanced engineering--and the most energy-efficient car sold in the U.S. this year. Its body shell is made of carbon-fiber... read more June 29, 2015 by 

2016 BMW X5 xDrive40e

2016 BMW X5 xDrive 40e Plug-In Hybrid SUV Starts At $63,095

The 2016 BMW X5 xDrive 40e plug-in hybrid SUV won't arrive in U.S. showrooms for a few more months, but we now have some new details--including pricing information. The... read more June 19, 2015 by 

BMW 5-Series Gran Turismo Power eDrive prototype

BMW To Make Whole Lineup Electric, With Range Extenders, AWD: Report

German carmaker BMW may be on the cusp of the most radical transformation in its history--one that will stun the auto industry if it comes to pass. If a report from early... read more June 18, 2015 by 

2015 BMW i3 REx  -  Driven, Portland OR, April 2015

Ultra-Efficient BMW Four-Seat Plug-In Hybrid For Research Only, Not Sales: Report

The limited-production Volkswagen XL1 ultra-economy two-seater gets astounding fuel efficiency from its two-cylinder diesel plug-in hybrid powertrain. It's well over 100... read more June 17, 2015 by 

BMW vehicles in production at the Spartanburg, South Carolina plant

BMW To Build All-Electric Tesla Model X Competitor Too, In U.S.: Report

The upcoming Audi Q6 e-tron electric crossover could become a direct competitor for the Tesla Model X, but both vehicles may soon have another all-electric German utility... read more June 12, 2015 by 

2016 BMW 740e xDrive

2016 BMW 740e Plug-In Hybrid: Fifth Electric Car From German Maker

The 2016 BMW 7-Series has now been announced, and among the dizzying array of models and trim packages is a plug-in hybrid version. That makes the awkwardly-named 2016 BMW... read more June 11, 2015 by 

2015 BMW 740Ld xDrive, upstate New York, May 2015

2015 BMW 740Ld xDrive Diesel: Fuel Economy Review

For long road trips, there are few better ways to travel than in a large German luxury sedan with a diesel engine. We learned that lesson three years ago, when we tested a... read more June 2, 2015 by 

Stevens Creek BMW i Center, Santa Clara, California, May 2015 opening

First Standalone BMW Electric-Car Sales Facility Opens--In CA, Of Course

Electric cars are still a rarity in most of North America, and for that matter most of the world. But California, which has led automotive trends pretty much since the Second... read more May 26, 2015 by 


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