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2018 BMW i3 preview (including battery rumors)

2018 BMW i3 preview (including battery rumors)

This year's updated BMW i3 electric car is only just arriving at U.S. dealerships after a battery-capacity boost that gives it longer range. But already some details of the 2018 BMW i3 have leaked out, in the form of spy photos and further rumors about more battery capacity yet. Unlike our usual... read more

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2017 Toyota Prius Prime Premium

At 133 MPGe, Toyota Prius Prime wallops BMW i3 on energy efficiency

Move over, BMW: there's a new efficiency champion in town this year—and you'll have to give back that laurel wreath you've worn since 2014. Last week, final EPA... read more October 10, 2016 by


 
2017 BMW i3

2017 BMW i3 preview

The 2017 BMW i3 represents the first significant update of BMW's electric car since it went on sale in the U.S. back in May 2014. This mid-cycle refresh includes several... read more October 7, 2016 by


 
2017 BMW i3

2017 BMW i3 REx: 97-mile electric range, lower efficiency for range-extended model

The 2017 BMW i3 is the most significant update to the groundbreaking electric car since it went on sale in the U.S. back in May 2014. Changes are headlined by a larger... read more September 12, 2016 by


 
2014 BMW i3 REx, Catskill Mountains, New York, Oct 2014

BMW i3 REx range extender: owner assesses pros and cons of limited-power engine

The BMW i3 electric car may be the most ambitious small car of recent years, bristling with new technology and innovation. Its carbon-fiber reinforced plastic body shell... read more August 29, 2016 by


 
2014 BMW i3 REx, scenic New Jersey, Apr 2015  [photo by owner Tom Moloughney]

The '1,000-MPG' BMW i3: 56,000 miles on 50 gallons of gas

The few available range-extended electric car models give drivers added flexibility by using gasoline engines as onboard backup generators. But using the range extender too... read more August 26, 2016 by


 
2017 BMW i3

Are 100-mile BMW, Nissan, VW electric cars already a lost cause?

The continuing tepid sales of the Nissan Leaf electric car, despite a range upgrade to 107 miles, remains one of the puzzles in the plug-in car market. Sure, it's an aging... read more June 28, 2016 by


 
Battery storage system electrified by BMW i

BMW electric-car batteries to be used as home energy-storage devices

Tesla Motors was the first carmaker to branch out from selling electric cars to offering standalone battery packs for energy storage, but others have followed the company's... read more June 24, 2016 by


 
2017 BMW i3

2017 BMW i3 electric car: longer-range battery, but current 81-mile model to stay

The 2017 BMW i3 will go on sale this fall with significant updates, most notably a higher-capacity battery pack. Its capacity rises a full 50 percent, from 22 to 33... read more June 21, 2016 by


 
LAPD BMW i3

LA police to buy 100 BMW i3 electric cars for department use

Last year, the Los Angeles Police Department took delivery of a BMW i3 electric car for testing. The officers who drove the little electric hatchback liked it, apparently... read more June 9, 2016 by


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

BMW i3 REx electric-car lawsuit: range-extender power loss alleged

The BMW i3 is the only electric car in the world sold with an optional range-extending engine to increase driving capability beyond the range provided by the battery. The... read more May 20, 2016 by


 
2017 BMW i3

2017 BMW i3: up to 114 miles of range from 50-percent battery increase

For its fourth year on the market, the 2017 BMW i3 electric car gets a huge boost in battery capacity and hence its EPA-rated range. The battery capacity rises 50 percent... read more May 1, 2016 by


 
BMW E1

BMW i3 wasn't German maker's first innovative electric car

No question exists over whether the BMW i3 is a remarkable and innovative car. From its carbon fiber-reinforced plastic body shell to its electric powertrain, not to mention... read more April 29, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Four new (or updated) electric cars coming for 2017

Among battery electric cars on sale in the U.S., only three vehicles have sold more than 10,000 copies since 2010: the Nissan Leaf, Tesla Model S, and BMW i3. But four new or... read more April 25, 2016 by


 
BMW ReachNow

BMW ReachNow car-sharing service offers i3 electric cars in Seattle

After a brief hiatus, BMW is once again offering a car-sharing service in the U.S. The German carmaker shut down its DriveNow service in San Francisco, but is now... read more April 11, 2016 by


 
2014 BMW i3

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... read more March 16, 2016 by


 

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