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BMW i3 Electric Car Teardown: Profitable At 20,000 Units, Says Engineer (Video)

BMW i3 Electric Car Teardown: Profitable At 20,000 Units, Says Engineer (Video)

Underneath its radical styling, the BMW i3 electric car has some unusual features. Its carbon fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) body shell and aluminum chassis are unlike anything found in most other cars--let alone its floor-mounted battery pack and optional range-extending two-cylinder engine... read more

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BMW i3 at DC fast-charging station

BMW Launches Flexible Mobility Program For i3 Electric Car

It's not a new idea, but it's one that carries a certain allure: Let the buyers of an electric car borrow a different vehicle for those few times a year when they need to... read more December 8, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW i3, 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show

BMW: No Interest In Tesla Cooperation, Musk Was Posturing For PR

BMW and Tesla Motors seem like potential electric-car rivals, but over the past week there's been much talk of a possible collaboration between the two carmakers. That's... read more December 1, 2014 by 


 
BMW i3

2015 BMW i3 Electric Car: Quick Charging, Seat Heaters Now Standard

The BMW i3 electric car appears ready to enter its second model year with a few more items on its list of standard equipment. DC fast charging, seat heaters, and satellite... read more November 27, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW i3 4-door HB Grille

BMW To Phase Out Combustion Engines When? 10 Years, Analyst Claims

It's a vision that seems like something from a future century: a carmaker preparing to phase out combustion engines altogether. The notion that an entire brand could walk... read more November 26, 2014 by 


 
2013 Tesla Model S and 2014 BMW i3, Hudson Valley, NY, Nov 2014

Tesla, BMW Chat Over Possible Partnership, Elon Musk Says

BMW and Tesla Motors are both committed to offering mass-market luxury electric cars, which would seem to make them natural rivals. Yet there's also the possibility that they... read more November 25, 2014 by 


 
2015 BMW i8 construction at Leipzig plant

Strong Demand For BMW i8 Plug-In Hybrid Coupe May Presage Production Rise

The 2015 BMW i8 coupe's futuristic styling gained our attention when we test drove it earlier this year, and apparently we're not the only ones. Demand for the sleek plug-in... read more November 25, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW i3 and 2014 Tesla Model S   [photo: Tom Moloughney]

Tesla And BMW: Natural Competitors In Electric Cars, One Day

They may both be luxury vehicles, but the BMW i3 and Tesla Model S electric cars are quite different. The two models don't quite directly compete, but rather approach the... read more November 24, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW i3 in Vancouver, Canada   [photo: Don Chandler]

BMW i3 Sales Slow In Germany; Will They Hold Up In States?

Over its first six months of U.S. sales, the 2014 BMW i3 electric car--with or without its innovative optional range-extending engine--has done quite well in the sales... read more November 17, 2014 by 


 
BMW headquarters in Munich, Germany.

Street Lights With Electric-Car Charging Sockets: Why Didn't We Think Of This?

Sometimes, without realizing it, the solution to a problem can literally be right in front of you. Carmakers are working to increase the number of public electric-car... read more November 10, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW i3 4-door HB Grille

How Audi, BMW & Mercedes Plan To Compete With Tesla--And Why

We already know that in the next few years, we'll see a slew of mid-size SUVs offered with plug-in hybrid powertrains--most from luxury brands like Audi, BMW, Mercedes... read more October 29, 2014 by 


 
2015 BMW i8 construction at Leipzig plant

Research Backed By BMW Halfway To Carbon-Fiber Cost 90% Lower

Lightweight materials can help improve fuel efficiency, but they also add cost. One case in point is carbon fiber, which is light and strong, but also expensive. Now, a... read more October 14, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW i3

BMW i3 Faces VW e-Golf, Mercedes B-Class Electric Cars In New Reviews

The BMW i3 electric car takes risks, and not just with its plug-in powertrain. A radical design and carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic body shell make the i3 unlike most other... read more October 9, 2014 by 


 
BMW EVO i3

First Body Kit For BMW i3 Electric Car: Looks Tougher, Probably Less Efficient

It had to happen eventually. Many car owners have a strong desire to personalize their vehicles, and BMW buyers may be among the most enthusiastic when it comes to... read more October 8, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW i3 electric cars waiting at East Coast shipping port for distribution, May 2014

BMW i3 Electric-Car Incentives: Highest On The Battery-Only Model

In just five months, more than 3,100 BMW i3 electric cars have been delivered to U.S. buyers. That's a fast pace out of the box, and it indicates that BMW is serious about... read more October 7, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW i3 REx range-extended electric car owned by Tom Moloughney - in dealership showroom

2014 BMW i3 Lease Deals Appear: $369/Month For Electric Car

It's a pretty standard part of the car-launch cycle: The earliest buyers pay sticker price or more, and then the discounting starts to set in. Accordingly, with the BMW i3... read more September 25, 2014 by 


 

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