BMW ActiveE

Not All BMW ActiveE Drivers Moving To BMW i3, Poll Finds

Not All BMW ActiveE Drivers Moving To BMW i3, Poll Finds

A new car's biggest competitor is sometimes the one that came before it. That wasn't supposed to be the case with the upcoming 2014 BMW i3 electric car and its predecessor, the ActiveE tested by hundreds of U.S. drivers. Those "Electronauts"--as BMW calls them--paid to lease the car and provide... read more

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2012 BMW ActiveE  -  Driven in Monterey, February 2012

Electric Car Trip From SF To LA? Take Note Of King City

It's no surprise that California is becoming the heart of electric car ownership. Its weather, state incentives and even public attitudes make for an ideal environment in... read more September 11, 2012 by  4

BMW DriveNow service launches in San Francisco

BMW Launches ActiveE DriveNow Electric Car Sharing In San Francisco

We quite like the BMW ActiveE. It's a good-looking, comfortable, quick electric car, and its existence will help develop BMW's first true electric production car, the 2014... read more August 23, 2012 by  3

2012 BMW ActiveE  -  Driven in Monterey, February 2012

BMW ActiveE Safety Recall For Possible Power Steering Failure

BMW is recalling its ActiveE electric cars to replace a potentially faulty component whose failure could leave drivers without power steering. According to the text of the... read more July 6, 2012 by  8

Tesla Roadster #16 on track at ReFuel EV races

Want To Know What An Electric-Car Only Race Sounds Like?

Visit any major race track on any day of the week and there’s bound to be a cacophony of noise as professional race teams or enthusiastic amateurs drive lap after lap... read more July 3, 2012 by  6

2012 BMW ActiveE  -  Driven in Monterey, February 2012

BMW ActiveE Electric Car Drivers Compete In East Vs West Battle

New York or San Francisco? Bagels or Sourdough? East or West? If you’re from the east or west coasts of the U.S., you’ll know that there’s a (mainly)... read more May 30, 2012 by 

2012 BMW ActiveE  -  Driven in Monterey, February 2012

BMW ActiveE Drivers To Benefit From Cheaper Solar Power

"Yeah, but where does the electricity come from, huh?" comes the oft-sneering question when the subject of electric cars is brought up in polite conversation. Sneery it may... read more May 9, 2012 by  6

BMW ActiveE

BMW ActiveE: Extended Drive Report (Video)

BMW’s 1,000-strong fleet of ActiveE electric cars are stationed around the world, with the largest number of test cars concentrated in the U.S. Earlier this year, we... read more May 4, 2012 by  15

1972 BMW Electric 1602

BMW: We've Been Making Electric Cars Since The 1972 Olympics

BMW might be more than a year away from bring its first production electric car -- the 2014 BMW i3 -- to production, but the German automaker wants you to know that it... read more March 22, 2012 by  2

BMW ActiveE electric car, January 2012, New Jersey

Electric-Car Buyers: Free Home Charging Stations Offered By ChargePoint

If you're thinking about applying to lease a BMW ActiveE--or of buying one of several other electric cars now on the market--you may be eligible for a nice freebie. Coulomb... read more February 15, 2012 by  4

BMW ActiveE electric car

BMW Opens Registration For ActiveE Electric Car Leases

Want to boldly go where few have gone before? If so, you might just have what it takes to become an "Electronaut", BMW's term for the select few who'll be piloting the 2012... read more January 23, 2012 by 

BMW ActiveE electric car, January 2012, New Jersey

BMW ActiveE First Drive: At The Wheel (Video)

Yesterday we reviewed the BMW ActiveE electric car after spending an afternoon in the first ActiveE delivered in the U.S. Now, we have a brief video clip to take you inside... read more January 19, 2012 by  8

BMW ActiveE electric car, January 2012, New Jersey

BMW ActiveE Electric Car First Drive: What's It Really Like?

The first BMW ActiveE electric car in North America was just delivered last Friday. Now, with only 600 miles on that car, we've driven it. Our first impressions of BMW's... read more January 18, 2012 by  33

Tom & Meredith Moloughney get keys to first BMW ActiveE electric car delivered in U.S., Jan 2012

BMW Delivers First of 700 ActiveE Electric Cars In New Jersey

Regular readers may recognize the name of Tom Moloughney, who has written several stories on his experiences living with a Mini E electric car for two years. Now Moloughney... read more January 16, 2012 by 

BMW ActiveE electric car

With 4,000 VIP BMWs, How Green Are London's Olympic Games?

Like a karaoke singer following a top rock band, London has its work cut out in hosting the 2012 Olympic games, following China's impressive 2008 games. The city won't have... read more January 3, 2012 by  3

BMW ActiveE electric car, Munich, October 2011; photo by Tom Moloughney

First Drive: BMW ActiveE Electric Car Prototype

A couple of weeks ago, BMW invited me to come to Munich and take part in the first drive of production versions of the BMW ActiveE, their second battery electric test... read more October 18, 2011 by  2


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