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2015 BMW i3 Electric Car Price Raised $1,000 To $43,350

2015 BMW i3 Electric Car Price Raised $1,000 To $43,350

The BMW i3 electric car enters its second model year largely unchanged, with a few added features and a price hike to boot. The 2015 BMW i3 now comes standard with DC fast-charging capability, satellite radio, and heated front seats--for a starting price that's $1,075 higher than the 2014 model... read more

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BMW i3 body shell

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... read more January 5, 2015 by 


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

Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Porsche Electric Cars To Target Tesla Model S (Plug-In Hybrids Too)

This was the year when it became obvious that upstart electric-car maker Tesla Motors has startled and worried all of the German luxury-car companies. And now that they're... read more December 29, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW i3 REx range-extended electric car - buyer Tom Moloughney with salesman Manny Antunes

BMW i3 REx: Road-Tripping With 72 Electric Miles, 1.9-Gallon Gas Tank

There are drivers who view the limited range of an electric car as a limitation--and those who view it as a challenge. Only with the latter attitude would one BMW i3 owner... read more December 19, 2014 by 


 
BMW i3 at DC fast-charging station

BMW Promises CCS Fast-Charging Blitz For 2015, Details In Detroit

When it comes to electric cars, automakers have to manage not only designing, building, and selling the vehicles, but also the buildup of infrastructure. Companies like... read more December 12, 2014 by 


 
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 


 

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