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2017 BMW i3 REx: drive review of range-extended electric car

2017 BMW i3 REx: drive review of range-extended electric car

When the history of modern electric cars is written, the BMW i3 will likely go down as something of an anomaly. Its carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic body shell, aluminum underpinnings, and battery-electric powertrain with an optional range extender are a combination not offered by any other maker... read more

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2018 BMW X3 prototype

BMW to debut electric-car concept at LA show; electric Mini makes U.S. debut

BMW will use media days at the Los Angeles auto show, which begin on November 29, to unveil a new electric car that's never before been seen. The electric model that will... read more November 9, 2017 by


 
2018 BMW i3, 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show

BMW battery-sourcing ethics highlight cobalt-mining issue for electric cars

Electric cars provide a zero-emission driving experience, but one of the most important raw materials for their batteries—cobalt—has a supply chain that needs... read more November 9, 2017 by


 
Ionity multi-brand European charging network

BMW, Mercedes, Ford, VW, Audi launch Ionity high-power fast charging across Europe

A group of automakers in Europe announced on Friday they will launch "Ionity," a network of high-power fast-charging stations to build out the continent's infrastructure for... read more November 6, 2017 by


 
2018 BMW i3, 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show

BMW, Mercedes invest in 'flexible car ownership' startup Fair

How would you know that the standard model for individuals buying new cars is dying? Sure, you could point to car sharing services like Car2go or Zipcar. Or you might point... read more October 30, 2017 by


 
2018 BMW i3, 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show

Who sold 10,000 plug-in vehicles last month? (Not Tesla, Nissan, or Chevy)

When consumers think of battery-electric and plug-in hybrid cars, most likely conjure thoughts of Tesla, or perhaps Nissan with its Leaf and Chevrolet with its Volt and Bolt... read more October 24, 2017 by


 
BMW i Vision Dynamics concept, 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show    [photo: Tom Moloughney]

Which (non-Tesla) maker will sell most electric luxury cars by 2020? Poll results

Yes, yes, yes, we know: our readers and Twitter followers are largely very strong supporters of, and believers in, Tesla and its electric cars. Our challenge for last week's... read more October 4, 2017 by


 
2014 BMW i3 and 2014 Tesla Model S   [photo: Tom Moloughney]

Will Tesla steamroller German luxury makers? Perhaps not

It has become an article of faith among some Tesla fans and owners that the company will inevitably rise to compete with and ultimately defeat the titans of the global auto... read more September 29, 2017 by


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

BMW i3 electric car quirk: no AM radio offered, but why? (update)

The BMW i3 electric car is a tour de force of advanced engineering--and it was the most energy-efficient car sold in the U.S. in 2014 and 2015. Its body shell is made of... read more September 29, 2017 by


 
2018 BMW 530e iPerformance wireless charging

BMW, Mercedes to offer wireless-charging options for plug-in hybrids next year

Every one of the modern electric cars on the market for almost seven years requires plugging in a cord to recharge the battery using grid electricity. Inserting the cord into... read more September 28, 2017 by


 
BMW i Vision Dynamics concept, 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show    [photo: Tom Moloughney]

Which maker will sell most electric luxury cars by 2020? Take our Twitter poll

It has taken several years for European luxury makers to sort out what to do about the unexpected arrival of Tesla and its electric cars into a market they've dominated for... read more September 26, 2017 by


 
BMW i Vision Dynamics concept, 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show    [photo: Tom Moloughney]

BMW i Vision Dynamics Concept previews all-electric four-door sedan

If concept cars are meant to grab attention, then the BMW i Vision Dynamics Concept—an all-electric sedan that debuted Tuesday at the Frankfurt motor show—may... read more September 12, 2017 by


 
Honda Urban EV concept teased ahead of Frankfurt auto show

Green car concepts, production models at Frankfurt auto show

Although a handful of automakers have opted to skip the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, there are still plenty of new green concept cars and production models confirmed to make... read more August 31, 2017 by


 
Volkswagen TDI diesel vehicles owned by Phil Grate and family, Seattle, Washington

Used diesel demand drops in Germany over fear of software upgrades

Diesel-powered cars, long a staple on European roads, are starting to lose favor as million of dollars of inventory begins to pile up in used diesel models. The inventory... read more August 29, 2017 by


 
2018 BMW i3 and i3s

2018 BMW i3 electric car range adds sportier i3s version

While the 2018 BMW i3 will formally debut next week at the Frankfurt auto show, the company has released details ahead of time on the updates to the lineup of its compact... read more August 29, 2017 by


 
MINI E electric cars used in vehicle-to-grid test. Photo by University of Delaware/Evan Krape

All-electric Mini E for 2019 to appear at Frankfurt show in concept form

The first Mini E, cobbled together by putting a battery pack where the rear seat used to be, was BMW's very first attempt at building a modern electric car. Only a few... read more August 14, 2017 by


 

 
 

 
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