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Consumer Reports: avoid buying used 2014 BMW i3 electric cars

Consumer Reports: avoid buying used 2014 BMW i3 electric cars

The BMW i3 electric car has been on sale in the U.S. since May 2014, meaning some of the earliest examples are now likely turning up on used-car lots. So does BMW's radical electric city car make a good used-car purchase? If you are planning on going that route, it might be best to avoid the... read more

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2016 Mercedes-Benz S550e Plug-In Hybrid

All Those Plug-In Hybrid Models? They're For China, More Than The U.S.

Between now and 2020, the three German luxury brands--Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz-- will collectively add more than a dozen plug-in hybrid models to their lineups. The goal... read more January 28, 2016 by


 
2016 BMW 328d

BMW Admits VW Emission Scandal Hurts All Diesel Sales In U.S.

With the revelation that it cheated on emissions tests using "defeat device" software, Volkswagen has gone from one of the biggest proponents of diesel cars in the U.S. to... read more January 26, 2016 by


 
BMW i Future Interaction concept - 2016 Consumer Electronics Show

BMW i Future Interaction Concept At CES Hints At i8 Spyder (Again)

Way back in 2012, BMW unveiled a convertible i8 Spyder as a followup to the original i8 plug-in hybrid coupe concept. But while the coupe went into production as a 2014... read more January 6, 2016 by


 
2013 Chevrolet Volt and its replacement, 2015 BMW i3 REx  [photo: Jeff Pantukhoff]

Why A 2015 BMW i3 REx Replaced My 2013 Chevy Volt: Electric-Car Evolution

The car most comparable to the first Chevrolet Volt is the current BMW i3 fitted with the optional REx range-extending engine. Both cars run entirely in electric mode until... read more January 1, 2016 by


 
2013 BMW 7-Series 4-door Sedan 750Li RWD Grille

2021 BMW i6 Electric Sedan Rumored To Follow 2018 i5 Crossover

With 2016 about to arrive, BMW is by far the most advanced of the three German automakers in selling battery-electric cars. All three makers plan to offer plug-in hybrid... read more December 24, 2015 by


 
BMW and Nissan electric car fast-charging station

Nissan, BMW Partner To Provide More Fast-Charging For Electric Cars

Many automakers are working to add public DC fast-charging stations for their electric cars. But not all stations can be used by all cars. In fact, there are currently three... read more December 22, 2015 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


 
BMW i3 at DC fast-charging station

Some BMW i3 Electric-Car Owners Get Expanded Free Fast Charging

As DC fast-charging networks emerge as a crucial battleground for long-range electric cars, BMW will expand its ChargeNow program for owners of its i3 electric hatchback... read more November 23, 2015 by


 
BMW i3 Shadow Sport

BMW i3 'Shadow Sport' Limited Edition Electric Car Offers Moonroof At Last

BMW is finally offering a much-sought option for its i3 electric car--but only to a handful of customers. That option is a moonroof, which hasn't been available on the i3 in... read more November 17, 2015 by


 
Patent drawing for BMW plug-in hybrid research vehicle - Image via Car News China, PC Auto

BMW '706-MPG' Research Car Aims At VW XL1 Ultra-Efficiency Vehicle

BMW is developing an ultra-efficient plug-in hybrid vehicle as a rival to the Volkswagen XL1 diesel plug-in hybrid. At least, that's what patent images filed by BMW in China... read more November 14, 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


 
1917 Detroit Electric Model 68, restored by Donald Davidson  [photo used with permission of EAA]

1917 Detroit Electric Vs 2014 BMW i3: A Century Of Electric Cars

What a difference a century makes, more or less. The 1917 Detroit Electric Model 68 in these photos was painstakingly restored over a period of years by owner Donald... read more September 18, 2015 by


 
2016 BMW 330e and 225xe plug-in hybrids

BMW's Next Two Plug-In Hybrids Officially Revealed, Only One For U.S.

BMW has released details on the pair of new plug-in hybrids it will launch at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, although only one will be offered for sale in the U.S. The first... read more September 4, 2015 by


 
2015 BMW i3 REx  -  Driven, Portland OR, April 2015

BMW i3 REx Electric Car: 'Coding' Unlocks Features Owners Want (And May Void Warranty)

The BMW i3 REx model is an unusual beast, the sole example to date of a car built specifically to comply with California regulations that define it as a zero-emission... read more August 28, 2015 by


 

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