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Do The BMW i3 And i8 Electric Cars Pose A Threat To Tesla?

Do The BMW i3 And i8 Electric Cars Pose A Threat To Tesla?

With the 2014 BMW i3 battery-electric car now being delivered to its first buyers, and the range-extended i3 REx version to follow within several weeks, BMW is at last in the business of selling electric cars in volume. And that, argues one financial analyst, may pose the most direct threat yet to... read more

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

2014 BMW i3 Electric Car Rated At 81 Miles, 124 MPGe: BREAKING

Well, the numbers are in, courtesy of a quickly-photographed window sticker, and now we know the range and efficiency ratings for the 2014 BMW i3 electric car. The EPA-rated... read more May 1, 2014 by 


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

2015 BMW i8: Sexy Plug-In Hybrid Sport Coupe, Our First Drive

Could the 2015 BMW i8 sports coupe, coming this summer, do for plug-in hybrids what the Tesla Model S did for battery-electric vehicles? That is, could the sleek, sexy... read more April 29, 2014 by 


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

2014 BMW i3: What Staff Training Ride & Drives Revealed

With deliveries of the first 2014 BMW i3 battery-electric cars now just days away, BMW has busily been training service personnel and dealership staff on its new and radical... read more April 25, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW i3

2014 BMW i3 Electric-Car Production Rises To Meet Strong Demand

The 2014 BMW i3 electric car has represented a major risk for its maker, but at the moment, it seems to be paying off. BMW has recently had to increase i3 production to meet... read more April 23, 2014 by 


 
BMW Concept X5 eDrive at 2014 New York Auto Show

BMW Concept X5 eDrive Updated For New York Auto Show (Photos)

BMW's X5 eDrive plug-in hybrid isn't due in production form until 2015, but the German automaker has unveiled an updated version of the Concept X5 eDrive at the New York Auto... read more April 17, 2014 by 


 
BMW X5 e-Drive plug-in hybrid prototype, test drive, Woodcliff Lake, NJ, April 2014

BMW X5 Plug-In Hybrid Prototype: We Drive Future Electric SUV

They're not here yet, but in less than two years, U.S. buyers will have a choice of at least three plug-in hybrid SUV models to choose from. Now, we've driven a prototype... read more April 15, 2014 by 


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

2014 BMW i3: Polarizing Looks, Average Range--Can It Succeed?

Most of the world's truly significant cars have been striking, even polarizing, designs. But some unusual, even polarizing, designs have been colossal failures. And it... read more April 14, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW 535d xDrive, Catskill Mountains, Feb 2014

2014 BMW 535d xDrive Diesel Sedan: Fuel Economy Drive Review

For 2014, BMW offers diesel engines in its three sedan lines, and now we've spent a long weekend with the mid-size 5-Series sedan fitted with the fuel-efficient engine. Given... read more March 27, 2014 by 


 
Toyota FT-1

Joint Toyota-BMW Hybrid Sports Car To Use Supercapacitors From Le Mans Program

BMW has announced more details of the hybrid sports car project it's developing in conjunction with Toyota, confirmed last year. While the two vehicles will be very different... read more March 25, 2014 by 


 
2015 BMW i8, 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show

2015 BMW i8 Production Starts, Final Specs Released For Plug-In Hybrid Supercar

The 2015 BMW i8 is one of this year's most eagerly-anticipated cars, but there's not long to wait now as the first examples begin to roll from the production line. The German... read more March 11, 2014 by 


 
BMW 2-Series Active Tourer, 2014 Geneva Motor Show

2014 BMW 2-Series Active Tourer: Live Photos From Geneva Show

Let's get any confusion out of the way: The new BMW 2-Series Active Tourer is completely unrelated to the new BMW 2-Series. BMW has chosen the name to differentiate the new... read more March 7, 2014 by 


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

Not All BMW ActiveE Drivers Moving To BMW i3, Poll Finds

A new car's biggest competitor is sometimes the one that came before it. That wasn't supposed to be the case with the upcoming 2014 BMW i3 electric car and its predecessor... read more March 4, 2014 by 


 
2015 BMW i8, 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show

2015 BMW i8: Sexy Plug-In Hybrid Sport Coupe Coming Later This Year

With awareness of the 2014 BMW i3 battery-electric car starting to rise--it will arrive at dealers in late April or early May--it's sometimes easy to forget that BMW has a... read more February 27, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW i3 hits the race track

2014 BMW i3 Gets CA Carpool-Lane Access: Battery Only, So Far

As expected, the 2014 BMW i3 electric car has been awarded its "white sticker," the coveted permission to drive in High-Occupancy Vehicle lanes with only one occupant on... read more February 24, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW i3 hits the race track

BMW's Toughest Task: Training Its Dealers On i3 Electric Car

Early adopters, ecology-minded citizens and, increasingly, drivers who want very low running costs are now buying plug-in electric cars. That much we know. But many have... read more February 19, 2014 by 


 
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