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All-electric Mini E for 2019 to appear at Frankfurt show in concept form

All-electric Mini E for 2019 to appear at Frankfurt show in concept form

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 hundred were built, back in 2009, but the quick project gave the German company real-world experience on how electric-car drivers... read more

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2019 BMW 3-Series, portion of spy shot from Motor Authority  [Image via S. Balfauf/SB-Medien]

Fall debut for electric BMW 3-Series to fight Tesla Model 3: report

In August 2016, when the first U.S. ads for the BMW 330e plug-in hybrid sport sedan hit the airwaves, they carried an interesting promise. "You will wait, and wait, and wait... read more June 29, 2017 by


 
2018 BMW X3

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... read more June 28, 2017 by


 
2014 BMW 328d xDrive Sport Wagon, New York City, Jun 2014

What AWD vehicle has the highest fuel economy?

"I want a fuel-efficient car, but I live in a snowy area, and won't buy one without all-wheel drive; what's the best?" It's a question we hear often. Whether or not you agree... read more June 20, 2017 by


 
A semi-autonomous BMW 5 Series, on the highway outside of Munich

Even BMW's hometown may ban older diesel cars

Diesel-powered vehicles are facing a tough road ahead as more European cities move to ban older, dirtier, oil-burning cars. Diesel has long been the preferred fuel of... read more June 20, 2017 by


 
Proterra Catalyst electric bus

BMW venture arm invests in U.S. electric-bus maker Proterra

You can't buy one at your local car dealer, but electric transit buses have a significant role to play in reducing vehicular emissions and expanding the spread of... read more June 13, 2017 by


 
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


 
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


 
2018 BMW 5-Series Li

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


 

 
 

 
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