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

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 coupe went into production as a 2014 model, BMW has been unusually slow to approve a convertible version for production. BMW... read more

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2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive  -  First Drive, May 2014

Will Mercedes start an electric-only sub-brand (like BMW i)?

German luxury carmakers have always been very competitive, especially with each other. When Audi, BMW, or Mercedes-Benz launches a new model or feature, it rarely takes long... read more July 1, 2016 by

2016 BMW i8

BMW i8 prototype to drop engine, go all-electric: report

BMW's next all-electric car could be a variant of the i8 plug-in hybrid coupe. The German carmaker currently offers only one all-electric model—the i3... read more June 27, 2016 by

Battery storage system electrified by BMW i

BMW electric-car batteries to be used as home energy-storage devices

Tesla Motors was the first carmaker to branch out from selling electric cars to offering standalone battery packs for energy storage, but others have followed the company's... read more June 24, 2016 by

BMW i8 Protonic Red Special Edition, 2016 Geneva Motor Show

BMW iNext concept previews electric sedan flagship to come in 2021

BMW will launch an all-electric flagship sedan in 2021 that will supplant its current top-of-the-line 7-Series range, it said yesterday. The model will be previewed by a... read more May 19, 2016 by

2017 BMW i3

BMW loses electric-car staff to Chinese startup, says it's unaffected

It seems that China is fast becoming a breeding ground for startups planning new electric cars. Many have been inspired by Tesla Motors, and hope to follow in the Silicon... read more May 6, 2016 by

2015 BMW i3

2017 BMW i3 Electric Car: 100- To 110-Mile Range, Battery Pack Retrofit?

The BMW i3 electric car is due for a range boost in the near future, Harald Krüger--the company's CEO--said recently. But BMW hasn't publicly discussed the matter... read more November 25, 2015 by

2012 Fisker Karma from the Rogers' Classic Car Museum collection

Karma Automotive (Nee Fisker) To Use BMW Electric-Car Powertrains

Karma Automotive--the carmaker formerly known as Fisker Automotive--says it will use BMW powertrain components in upcoming production models. BMW will supply high-voltage... read more November 13, 2015 by

2015 BMW i3

BMW i3 Electric Car To Get Longer Range Next Year, CEO Says

The BMW i3 electric car will get a longer range next year, and it will soon be followed by another "i" model, the carmaker's chief executive says. That would expand the BMW... read more October 22, 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

2014 BMW i3 (German-market version), Amsterdam, Oct 2013

Is BMW i3 Electric Car Selling Better In U.S. Than Germany?

One of the notable features of last year's electric-car sales was the strong, and so far sustained, sales of the radical new BMW i3 electric car. The little plastic-bodied... read more January 28, 2015 by

2014 BMW i3

BMW Launches Its Own DC Fast-Charging Station, Priced At $6,500

BMW has launched a new range of DC fast chargers aimed at providing a convenient charging standard for drivers of its i3 electric cars. Developed in conjunction with Bosch... read more July 28, 2014 by

BMW Smart Charging App for i3 and i8

BMW Smartphone App Helps Cut Home Electric Car Charging Costs

Unless you're a Tesla owner with access to free Supercharger fast charging stations, there's no better place to charge your electric car than at home. Pick the right... read more June 10, 2014 by

2014 BMW i3 (German-market version), Amsterdam, Oct 2013

2014 BMW i3 Electric-Car Orders Limited To Single Trim Level (For 3 Months)

Forget, temporarily, some of that things that were said when the production 2014 BMW i3 electric car was revealed last summer. For the first three months it's on sale in the... read more February 11, 2014 by

2014 BMW i3 (German-market version), Amsterdam, Oct 2013

BMW's 'i' Electric Car Brand Shrugs Off SUV Option

BMW surprised its traditionalist owners when releasing the X5 SUV back in 1999, but there's no risk of the same happening in its new electric brand. The automaker has... read more October 31, 2013 by

2014 BMW i3 Electric Car: Connectivity, Navigation Highlights

BMW i Genius: Artificial Intelligence Answers Electric Car Queries

It takes customers a little while to get used to any new vehicle, but for new vehicles like the BMW i3 and upcoming BMW i8 sports car it could take a little longer than most... read more August 28, 2013 by


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