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BMW, Samsung To Share Electric-Car Battery Tech With Other Makers

BMW, Samsung To Share Electric-Car Battery Tech With Other Makers

BMW has announced that it's open to sharing the battery technology it uses in its i3 and i8 plug-in vehicles with other automakers. The company hopes that by sharing the technology, which it co-developed with Samsung SDI, it will benefit from improved economies of scale. According to Automotive... read more

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2014 BMW i3 REx owned by Tom Moloughney

2014 BMW i3 Electric Car: Likes And Dislikes From An Early Owner

Many of us have experienced the highs and lows that come with getting behind the wheel of a new vehicle for the first time. In some respects, your new vehicle will be much... read more June 24, 2014 by 


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

Will Hollywood Abandon Tesla Model S For BMW i3 Electric Car?

Electric cars can be confusing enough to neophytes--a car that you plug in at night just like a phone ?!?!?--but when you add in social status signifiers, it can all get... read more June 19, 2014 by 


 
Elon Musk plugs a Tesla Model S into a Supercharger (Image: deanslavnich on Twitter)

Nissan Wants In On Tesla, BMW Electric-Car Charging Talks: Report

With modern, mass-market electric cars on sale for three and a half years now, you might think that the path for growth has been pretty much laid out by now. But the great... read more June 16, 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 REx range-extended electric car owned by Tom Moloughney - in dealership showroom

BMW i3 Electric Car Buyers: Mostly New To BMW (But Not i8 Owners)

The 2014 BMW i3 is proving to be very effective at luring new buyers to BMW--buyers who haven't before owned one of its cars. Such buyers, known as conquests, are highly... read more June 9, 2014 by 


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

2014 BMW 328d xDrive: 40-MPG Diesel Sport Wagon Reviewed

Lots of people want practical vehicles to haul families and their goods around, and increasingly small and fuel-efficient diesel engines are an option--albeit often an... read more June 6, 2014 by 


 
Michael Thwaite tests the BMW i3's Park Distance Control function

Watch The BMW i3 Electric Car Park Itself, As Owner Reacts (Video)

Parking is one of those maneuvers that we all screw up now and then, no matter how experienced we are at driving. And there's nothing worse than having an audience just as... read more June 4, 2014 by 


 
2015 BMW i8, test drive in greater Los Angeles area, Apr 2014

BMW, Tesla Are Only Electric-Car Makers 'To Build A Business': Really ??

Sometimes we read things that just make us scratch our heads. Often, statements about the electric-car industry by (presumably) highly-paid analysts in the finance industry... read more May 30, 2014 by 


 
China

BMW: China Biggest Electric Car Market By 2019, i3 On Sale Soon

BMW has become the latest in a growing list of automakers to put its faith in the Chinese electric car market. The Chinese automobile market is huge: 18 million passenger... read more May 29, 2014 by 


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

BMW i3 REx Range-Extended Electric: No NJ Sales-Tax Exemption, Costing Owners Extra $3,000-Plus

Electric cars enjoy many incentives, from tax credits and purchase rebates through carpool-lane access, to encourage buyers to give them a try. But the range-extended model... read more May 28, 2014 by 


 
James May

Top Gear's James May To Buy 2014 BMW i3 REx Electric Car

You know Top Gear, right? The UK car show with a trio of presenters who hate fuel-efficient cars, think electric cars are useless and like to scream around airfields in... read more May 26, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW i3 REx range-extended electric car owned by Tom Moloughney - in front of house

2014 BMW i3 REx: Range-Extended Electric Car Drive Report, By Very First Owner

This past Wednesday, May 21, I picked up my shiny new 2014 BMW i3 REx range-extended electric car from JMK BMW in Springfield, New Jersey. The car, in Laurel Grey, was the... read more May 24, 2014 by 


 
BMW ActiveE electric cars from test fleet after crushing, seen on CA 91, May 2014

Crushed BMW ActiveE Test Fleet Headed For Scrapyard (UPDATED)

Just two weeks ago, drivers of the BMW ActiveE fleet of electric test vehicles were delighted to see that their cars would have a second life. BMW announced that it would... read more May 23, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW i3 hits the race track

2014 BMW i3 Test Drive: No Help From Salesman For Electric-Car Buyer

Every time I visit a conventional car dealership to test-drive an electric car, I'm struck by the salesman's lack of savvy about plug-in cars. The first time I drove a Chevy... read more May 23, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW i3 range-extender EPA window sticker (Image: Tom Moloughney)

2014 BMW i3 REx Window Sticker Revealed, 39 MPG On Gasoline: BREAKING

Yesterday we reported on the delay getting range-extended versions of BMW's 2014 i3 electric car to the market, pending the confirmation and fitment of their EPA-approved... read more May 21, 2014 by 


 
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