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Next MINI Countryman SUV To Offer Plug-In Hybrid Version

Next MINI Countryman SUV To Offer Plug-In Hybrid Version

Plug-in hybrid SUVs seem to be the "in" thing among luxury carmakers, with Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Volvo all rolling out plug-in versions of recent large utility vehicles. And that trend may soon extend to yet another brand, one known for making vehicles that are a bit smaller. The next MINI... read more

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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


 
2015 BMW i3

BMW i3: How Far Can You Go Without Touching The Brake Pedal?

The regenerative braking system in the BMW i3 electric car is quite extreme. If you plan ahead and allow enough stopping distance, by lifting off the accelerator, this little... read more August 20, 2015 by


 
BMW M4 GTS concept, 2015 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

Future BMW M4 To Use Water Injection For Power, Efficiency At Same Time

BMW recently demonstrated water injection on a small hatchback, but its first planned production use of the feature will be on quite a different type of car. At the 2015... read more August 14, 2015 by


 
2015 BMW i3

Test Pays BMW i3 Electric-Car Owners To Let Utility Delay Charging

The rise of modern electric cars has brought concerns that their cumulative charging needs could have an increasing impact on electric power grids. Too many cars charging at... read more August 10, 2015 by


 

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