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Tesla And BMW: Natural Competitors In Electric Cars, One Day

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 market from different angles. RELATED: How Audi, BMW & Mercedes Plan To Compete With Tesla--And Why That doesn't mean the... read more

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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 

2014 BMW i3

BMW i3 Faces VW e-Golf, Mercedes B-Class Electric Cars In New Reviews

The BMW i3 electric car takes risks, and not just with its plug-in powertrain. A radical design and carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic body shell make the i3 unlike most other... read more October 9, 2014 by 


First Body Kit For BMW i3 Electric Car: Looks Tougher, Probably Less Efficient

It had to happen eventually. Many car owners have a strong desire to personalize their vehicles, and BMW buyers may be among the most enthusiastic when it comes to... read more October 8, 2014 by 

2014 BMW i3 electric cars waiting at East Coast shipping port for distribution, May 2014

BMW i3 Electric-Car Incentives: Highest On The Battery-Only Model

In just five months, more than 3,100 BMW i3 electric cars have been delivered to U.S. buyers. That's a fast pace out of the box, and it indicates that BMW is serious about... read more October 7, 2014 by 

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

2014 BMW i3 Lease Deals Appear: $369/Month For Electric Car

It's a pretty standard part of the car-launch cycle: The earliest buyers pay sticker price or more, and then the discounting starts to set in. Accordingly, with the BMW i3... read more September 25, 2014 by 

MINI Superleggera Vision concept

Electric Mini Superleggera Decision Delayed For Months

Unveiled earlier this year, the MINI Superleggera Vision concept was a refreshing counterpoint to current MINI production models, which seem to grow larger and uglier by the... read more September 12, 2014 by 

2014 BMW i3

2014 BMW i3 REx 38-HP Range Extender Vs. 14,000-Foot Mountain: Who Wins?

Steep climbs are the enemy of electric car drivers. While modern electric vehicles are more than capable of powering up a hill, with ample torque, the effect on a car with... read more September 2, 2014 by 

2014 BMW i3 REx vs Chevrolet Volt comparison  [photos: David Noland, Tom Moloughney]

2014 BMW i3 REx Vs Chevy Volt: Range-Extended Electric Cars Compared

Until recently, the Chevy Volt was the only range-extended electric car available in the U.S. I've driven a Volt for almost three years now, and it's been a splendid... read more August 22, 2014 by 

First 2015 BMW i8 plug-in hybrid coupes delivered at Pebble Beach

First BMW i8 Plug-In Hybrid Sport Coupes Delivered At Pebble Beach Concours

The annual Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance is perhaps the premiere classic car event in the country. Lately, it's become a place for manufacturers to preview their newest... read more August 18, 2014 by 

BMW Vision Future Luxury

BMW i3, i8 Electric-Car Tech To Let 2016 BMW 7-Series Shed 400 Pounds

BMW is aiming for a significant weight-reduction with its next-generation 7-Series luxury sedan. To do this, BMW will dip into lessons learned from its i3 electric car and i8... read more August 7, 2014 by 

2014 BMW i3

BMW i3 To Get Fuel Cell Version With Toyota Tech?

In 2015, Japanese automaker Toyota will make a fuel-cell vehicle available to the public. It has worked on the project with German firm BMW, itself planning a fuel-cell... read more August 1, 2014 by 

2014 BMW i3

BMW i3 Electric Car Owners To Get Free DC Fast Charging Through 2015

Buyers of the 2014 BMW i3 electric car will soon get more charging options. At least, they will if they live in California. The German carmaker is partnering with the NRG... read more July 29, 2014 by 

2014 BMW i3

BMW Launches Its Own DC Fast-Charging Station, Priced At $6,500

BMW has launched a new range of DC fast chargers aimed at providing a convenient charging standard for drivers of its i3 electric cars. Developed in conjunction with Bosch... read more July 28, 2014 by 

BMW 2-Series Active Tourer

2015 BMW 2-Series Active Tourer: More Details Announced

BMWs are big, aggressive gas-guzzlers, right? Not so much, in recent months. The BMW i3 electric car is already finding fans, as is the plug-in hybrid i8. And while the new... read more July 21, 2014 by 

2014 BMW i3 REx range-extended electric car owned by Tom Moloughney - after delivery

2014 BMW i3: Is Range Extended Version Outselling Battery Only?

The 2014 BMW i3 electric car has a unique feature offered by no other vehicle in the world: Buyers can choose to have it as a battery-electric vehicle, or add an optional... read more July 17, 2014 by 


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